Ros and Steve Barnes The third and final concert in our Musical Directors series - Ros and Steve are very well known in the WA music scene. Steve was Musical Director of Fairbridge for 17 years, and Ros is a current member of the festival operations group.
Together they have been performing a mix of their own songs and favourite Celtic-Country-Folk material for over thirty years, taking in most of the major Australian folk festivals and recording three acclaimed CDs. Their third album "Nautilus" was recorded in England with Chris While and Julie Matthews producing and playing. Their song "Green Among the Gold" has been recorded by a number of international artists including Sean Keane (Ireland) and most recently by German-Irish trio Iontach. For this performance, Ros and Steve are joined by their son Kieran Barnes, one of Perth's rising young jazz stars on double bass, and well known choir leader and festival director Jenny Simpson. Hearing Ros and Jenny sing together is a rare treat and one not to be missed
Friday 14th May Big Picture Factory 119 Campbell St Rivervale Doors open 7:00pm for a prompt 7:30 start Tickets $25 including a light supper with tea and coffee.. BYO alcohol - wine glasses available (Please note this gig is held in a commercial printing factory and while every effort is made to present a safe and enjoyable venue, we ask you to respect the business owner and avoid injury by showing care and respect around the premises)
After Little Folk's highly successful first concert for 2021 with Jane and the Rain, we are proud to present the next two in our three part Musical Directors series of concerts.
Nine Mile Hill from Albany had their debut in 2020 and proved a highlight of Folk in the Forest. Rod Vervest is the current Musical Director of Fairbridge Festival as well as various events in the Great Southern and Perth regions Now with two concerts already sold out in their March 2021 tour of Perth - they are performing for Little Folk at the Big Picture Factory in Belmont.
Newly-formed acoustic ensemble, Nine Mile Hill, could be described as a musical nexus that creates a cross road between neo-classical folk, Americana, ballads and blues. Swing violin entwines with classical cello and mandolin in a melting pot of fingerstyle guitar, all overlain with a sassy vocal and harmony backing. Alongside tight ensemble playing and some formidable instrument skill, their presentation is light-hearted, chatty and aimed to entertain. The band recently debuted in the Albany Entertainment Centre and have since moved on to play the Folk in the Forest Festival and for the Denmark Arts Council. Guitarist Rod Vervest leads the ensemble with cellist Peter Grayling, a long-time musical partner in their third decade of playing together. Highly accomplished violinist Jude Iddison joins Jenny Greenwald on vocals to round out an acoustic lushness that despite only a handful of shows, is attracting glowing reviews.
Friday 12th March Big Picture Factory 119 Campbell St Rivervale Doors open 7:00pm for a prompt 7:30 start Tickets $25 including a light supper with tea and coffee.. BYO alcohol - wine glasses available (Please note this gig is held in a commercial printing factory and while every effort is made to present a safe and enjoyable venue, we ask you to respect the business owner and avoid injury by showing care and respect around the premises)