UPCOMING EVENTS

Sat. 2nd December: The Waifs

THE WAIFS|  Saturday 2ND DECEMBER. 2017.

MOSSVALE PARK: SUMMER NIGHTS.  Tickets now on sale 

This summer The Lyrebird Arts Council are pleased to announce there will be Summer Night shows at Mossvale Park.  Announcing ‘The Waifs’ at Mossvale Park on 02/12/2017.

2017 marks 25 years since West Australian sisters Donna and Vikki Simpson (now Vikki Thorn) joined forces with Josh Cunningham to create one of the country’s best-loved bands: The Waifs! To celebrate and commemorate, the band will be coming to South Gippsland this December.

Since releasing their debut, self-titled album in 1996 The Waifs have established a strong and loyal fan-base worldwide, built on the relentless touring they did in Australia in those formative years, playing in any town that would have them, honing their stagecraft and their songwriting skills along the way. In a catalogue of many great songs, from early favourites such as London Still and Lighthouse to Black Dirt Track and Dark Highway to their 2017 Album, Ironbark, there exists an embarrassment of riches.

The Waifs fans are legendary in the industry for their loyalty and enthusiasm. It feels like we all grew up together.  We are now the band you can bring your parents and your kids to hear!  Your involvement in our career means everything to us. You are the very reason we are still playing music together 25 years on.” Vikki Thorn

Gates will open at 6 pm and the music will kick off at 8pm.  A small number of food and wine vendors will be on site but you are more than welcome to BYO food and drink. Make it a family picnic, work break-up or pre-Xmas get together with friends. Bring your own picnic, rug, chair, and smile. You are also encouraged to take your rubbish home with you and recycle. Car parking is available just outside the park, with a small charge and money taken will benefit The Berry’s Creek CFA.

Book tickets via email
Pre-purchase: Members & Concession $50. Adults $55. 12 to 17 yr old $20 (plus booking fees). Under 12 free

All Adult tickets $60 & Youth $30 at the gate on the day

Tickets go on sale Friday 20th October and are available:
online via Oztix (credit card)  https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=79942,
The Lyrebird web page (bank transfer) http://lyrebirdartscouncil.com.au
Local ticket outlets (cash only): Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek; Duck Hutt, Meeniyan; the Rusty Windmill, Leongatha, Main Street Revelations, Foster; Books & Massage, Inverloch; UpBeet Juice Bar, Wonthaggi.

Sat. 20th January, 2018: Bassaku Kouyate

BASSAKU KOUYATE|  Saturday 20th January, 2018

Meeniyan Hall

BASSEKOU KOUYATE
Saturday 20th January 2018. 8pm Meeniyan Hall.
$55 / $60

“The greatest rock and roll band in the world” – The Independent (UK)
“..a genius, a living proof that the blues comes from the region of Segu.” – TAJ MAHAL

Bassekou Kouyate is one of the true masters of the ngoni, an ancient traditional lute found throughout West Africa.

It is the key instrument for the griot culture. Unlike the kora whose history goes back only a few hundred years, the ngoni has been the main instrument in griot storytelling going back to the 13th century during the days of Soundiata Keita, the founder of the Mali Empire. The repertoire Bassekou plays is Bambara music from the region of Segu. Bambara music is pentatonic in nature and as close to the blues as you can get in Africa.

Over the years Bassekou has collaborated with many musicians from his homeland Mali and internationally. Bassekou was one of the key musicians on Ali Farka Toure’s posthumous album release ‘Savane’ having also previously toured with Ali Farka Toure, stunning audiences worldwide as the band’s solo ngoni player. He has played in the Symmetric trio alongside Toumani Diabate (kora) and Keletigui Diabate (balafon), was also a part of Taj Mahal’s and Toumani Diabate’s ‘Kulanjan’ project and features prominently on Youssou N’Dour’s latest album ‘Rokku mi Rokka’ and Dee Dee Bridgwater’s ‘Red Earth’

Bassekou was born in a village called Garana, almost 40 miles from Segu, in the remote countryside on the banks of the Niger River. He was raised in a traditional musical environment, his mother a praise singer and his father and brothers exceptional ngoni players. Bassekou moved to Bamako when he was 19 years old where he met the young Toumani Diabate. By the late 1980s, Bassekou was part of Toumani’s trio and they recorded their first albums together, ‘Songhai’ and ‘Djelika’. In 1996 Bassekou married the singer Amy Sacko (the so-called “Tina Turner of Mali”) and they have been in high demand for the traditional wedding parties that happen in the streets of Bamako. After many years being a ‘sideman’ to many musicians both in Mali and globally, Bassekou has now put together his own band, Ngoni ba (meaning “the big ngoni”), Mali’s first ngoni quartet.

Book tickets via email
Members & Concession $55. Adults $60. (incl. all bkg fees and gst)

Book tickets via email or any of our local ticket outlets: Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek; Duck Hutt, Meeniyan; Main Street Revelations, Foster; The Rusty Windmill Cafe, Leongatha.

Booking tickets via email is simple: just email us telling us the number of tickets you want to purchase and we will email you back with payment details.

Enquiries phone 0427 060 219

Table seating. All Ages. BYO.

Friday 24th November: The Audreys

THE AUDREYS – “Between Last Night & Us Tour”|  Friday 24th November. 2017.  8pm

SOLD OUT

THE AUDREYS – “Between Last Night & Us Tour”

Exciting news from Audreys HQ folks! To celebrate the 11th anniversary of our debut album, Between Last Night & Us, we are hitting the road to play it for you in person. Note: we would’ve done this last year on the more momentous 10th anniversary, but Tristan was drunk in a bar somewhere and Taasha was running around America trying to bag a cowboy, so we’re a year late. Anyway, you’ll hear the album in its entirety (and by the way we KNOW it’s your favourite) plus all the hits from the other records. And as an extra special treat you can expect some original members from the recording session to make an appearance. Pretty cool huh? See you at the shows….T&T

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OH HONEY & BANJO & VIOLIN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbdUC4P3aw4

Book tickets via email
Members & Concession $30. Adults $35 (incl. all bkg fees and GST)

Book tickets via email or purchase hard tickets via cash payment at any of our local ticket outlets: Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek; Duck Hutt, Meeniyan; Main Street Revelations, Foster; The Rusty Windmill Cafe, Leongatha.

Booking tickets via email is simple: just email us telling us the number of tickets you want to purchase and we will email you back payment details.

Enquiries phone. 0427 060 219

Allocated table seating. All Ages. BYO.