Page 24 - Sandgate Guide April 2021 Issue
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 April: Barleyshakes rish folk band
Today, their much-loved sound is a worldly mix of traditional music that just has to be danced to, heightened with original works, and infused with many other styles.
culture,” Alan said.
“Music is a big part of the life force of every
e’ve loved
joyful and
Sandgate over the years. They’ve
been total sell-outs. And this April you can treat yourself to the intense energy, beautiful harmony, and driving dance rhythms of their ”bent” Irish music when they perform again in our local town hall.
Described as a highly evolved Celtic organism, the Barleyshakes originally formed in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, back in 1994. Since then they’ve entertained audiences in over 20 countries.
In 2011, ‘Shakes took the World Music category gong at the Queensland Music Awards. Then in 2019, Alan and Kristen Kelly released Irishtown, which shot to Album of the Month on ABC National Radio.
This led to the distinction of Producer of the Year for Alan’s creative hand on the project through his Bloodwood Recording Studios in the Noosa hinterland.
Alan said, “Irish music has been going from strength to strength in recent years, with major pop stars like Ed Sheeran incorporating it into his songs to huge worldwide success.”
If you’re contemplating a break-out night, just imagine the floorboards vibrating with the sound of fiddles, bass, banjos, flutes, guitar, mandolin, and lovely, lilting vocals.
Question is: Will you still be in your seat by the end of the show?
Saturday, 10 April, 2021, 7.30pm Sandgate Town Hall
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May: Trio Argenti
On 1 May, Trio Argenti brings three powerhouse Brisbane musicians together for an evening of classics rendered by flute, cello and piano. This is a “concert for everyone”, with themes ranging from romantic to contemporary.
Music By The Sea believes that art is essential for the wellbeing of the community.
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