Christmas Folk …in this house tonight
Saturday 15 December | 7.30 – 9pm | Windsong Pavilion
A warm and eclectic Christmas folk experience in the enchanting Windsong Pavilion, bringing together Scandinavian, Celtic, English, Georgian, French and Australian traditions
Kate Burke (vocals/fiddle)
James Crabb (classical accordion)
Luke Plumb (bouzouki/mandolin)
Oscar Neyland (double bassist)
The Friday Choir
People gathering for this performance will enjoy the chance to sing carols accompanied by these fine musicians and singers, along with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie under the stars.
Tickets: $40, 16yrs and under FREE
CD launch Malumba the Passage
Sunday 3 February | 2:30pm | Windsong Pavilion
Virtuosic, original and exciting, Malumba’s genre-defying music will take you on a sonic journey while making your toes tap and your heart soar. With hints of Klezmer melodies, gypsy jazz harmonies, Celtic instruments and African rhythms, Malumba’s sound is unique and hugely versatile. Blending together the sounds of Australia’s top folk and jazz musicians ensures performances are exciting and full of improvisation.
Since forming in 1997, Malumba have released 6 albums, toured the UK and performed at most of the major folk festivals throughout Australia. A world music ensemble based on the far south coast of NSW, Malumba performs original folk inspired instrumental music, full of intricate melodies and improvisations.
In contrast to the full band format of the past five albums, The Passage is a gentler offering. The 13 original compositions include 2 solo guitar works, the remaining tracks being violin and guitar duets. The recording process was greatly assisted by the sublime acoustics of the Windsong Pavilion, at The Four Winds, Bermagui. This world class concert hall allowed the music to be recorded in a live format, the natural reverb of the chamber creating a feeling of intimacy and warmth. The tracks were all composed by violinist Dan Efraemson and guitarist John Hoorweg, and explore a range of traditions and influences, including Celtic, jazz, reggae, Klezmer and other folk traditions.
Four Winds Easter Festival
Four Winds 2019 Easter Festival
Thursday 18 – Sunday 21 April 2019
At the heart of the Four Winds Festival are two full days of music presented on the venue’s main stage, its iconic 2,000-person capacity Sound Shell amphitheatre. Unique within Australia, this state-of-the art facility, conceived by architect Philip Cox, is surrounded by nature, amidst 30 acres of carefully maintained natural bushland.
Over the Festival’s four days, a series of more intimate concerts will also take place at Four Winds’ Windsong Pavilion, a stunning purpose-built 200-seat indoor performance space, designed by architect Clinton Murray, which has been described as having one of the finest acoustics in Australia.
Free community performances, music installations to be discovered around the Four Winds site, and a special program for aspiring young musicians, all ensure a diverse range of opportunities for the entire community to engage with the Festival’s artists and their music.
Youth Workshop 1 | Sound Waves & Sound Dance | Friday 19 April | 10.30am – 1.30pm | Bermagui Community Centre
Visual sound patterns have become an area where science, sound and art play. Participants will create visible patterns from sound frequencies and take part in creating a sound-wave sculpture, which will remain at Four Winds.
Free Community Concert | Friday 19 April | 5 – 6.30pm | Dickinson Oval Bermagui
Featuring: Festival artists
The first major event of the Four Winds 2019 Easter Festival will be a free celebration of music to delight and entertain. Suitable for all ages.