Internationally renowned folk group Cloudstreet return to Maleny on Sunday April 22 for their sixth appearance as guests of The Goodwills (Bob & Laurel Wilson). Cloudstreet perform New Australian folk music, a combination of Anglo-Celtic and Australian traditional songs and tunes, coupled with trad-styled original songs. Their music is arranged for an array of instruments including guitar, concertina, flute, whistle and fiddle and now includes the fiddle playing and singing of Emma Nixon.
Original members John Thompson and Nicole Murray have toured in the UK several times and have now completed two UK tours as a trio with Emma. Nicole and Emma have also performed at The Goodwills’ house concert as The Wish List.
Hosts Bob & Laurel Wilson (The Goodwills), in company with fiddler/singer Helen Rowe, will perform an opening set of originals and covers.
The concert starts at 2pm. Tickets are $15 and afternoon tea will be available. Bookings are essential. Email Laurel goodwills (at) ozemail.com.au
This year marks over 20 years of Goodwills’ hosted house concerts, at first in Brisbane and for the past fifteen years, in Maleny. Later in the year we will have the Brisbane trio Tin Star (June 10), Brisbane duo Sadie & Jay (August 5). Sadie & Jay,who have been ‘on a promise’ to perform in our loungeroom for a while, will just be back from a UK tour.
We have hired the Maleny RSL for an event on October 28 but can’t tell you about it at this early stage. Put those dates in your diaries, though.
Goodwills’ house concerts are sponsored by the Queensland Folk Federation.