UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday 21st February 2018: Neil & Liam Finn

Wednesday

Neil & Liam Finn

Wednesday 21st February 2018

** SOLD OUT **

Neil Finn is one of the world’s greatest song-writing treasures. Ever on the cusp of creative innovation, Finn’s musical genes run deep into the family line. His latest album was co-produced with his son Liam and recorded live in front of an online audience. Finn’s newest incarnation is a full musical collaboration with Liam.

“Liam and I have been dreaming up this record for the last two years. We have a wonderful band assembled to bring it to the stage and are casting the net wide to bring up some old treasures for the setlist,” comments Neil Finn.

“A consummate performer and songwriter” – The Australian (Neil Finn)

“Finn writes irresistible songs that hum with riotous melodic invention” – The Guardian (Liam Finn) 

BYO. Allocated table seating. Doors open 7pm. Show starts & 8pm

Book tickets via email
Adults $85 | Members & Concession $82 (incl. GST & bkg fees)

Tickets available via Lyrebird email (bank transfer) lyrebirdarts@gmail.com
Local ticket outlets (cash only): Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek; Duck Hutt, Meeniyan; the Rusty Windmill, Leongatha, Main Street Revelations, Foster

Tuesday 20th February 2018: Neil & Liam Finn

Neil & Liam Finn

Tuesday 20th February 2018

**** SOLD OUT*****  Second show announced – On sale Thursday

Neil Finn is one of the world’s greatest song-writing treasures. Ever on the cusp of creative innovation, Finn’s musical genes run deep into the family line. His latest album was co-produced with his son Liam and recorded live in front of an online audience. Finn’s newest incarnation is a full musical collaboration with Liam.

“Liam and I have been dreaming up this record for the last two years. We have a wonderful band assembled to bring it to the stage and are casting the net wide to bring up some old treasures for the setlist,” comments Neil Finn.

“A consummate performer and songwriter” – The Australian (Neil Finn)

“Finn writes irresistible songs that hum with riotous melodic invention” – The Guardian (Liam Finn) 

BYO. Allocated table seating. Doors open 7pm. Show starts & 8pm

Book tickets via email
Adults $85 | Members & Concession $82 (incl. GST & bkg fees)

Tickets available via Lyrebird email (bank transfer) lyrebirdarts@gmail.com
Local ticket outlets (cash only): Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek; Duck Hutt, Meeniyan; the Rusty Windmill, Leongatha, Main Street Revelations, Foster

*** Please note: The Duck Hutt Meeniyan will be closed Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th December.

The Waifs

THE WAIFS |

The re-scheduled date for The Waifs at Mossvale Park is Sunday 4th Feb.
Gates open at 5pm. Music to start at 7pm and approx. finish time will be 10pm

The Lyrebird Arts Council, and on behalf of all the loyal Waifs fans, wish to thank The Waifs for this wonderful opportunity to present them in February.

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

New gen Indigenous Australian artist Yirrmal Marika, from North-East Arnhem Land, has made a refreshing entrance into the music scene. Inspired by his Grandfather, Dr M Yunupingu, former lead singer of Yothu Yindi, he fuses tradition and contemporary with class and passion. Yirrmal is an inspiring songwriter and guitarist with a beautiful voice, singing songs about his homeland and culture with feeling and depth beyond his years. He openly shares his identity, spirit and connection to the land and engages the hearts of those that are lucky enough to hear him.

Yirrmal is related to the late Dr G Yunupingu on his mother’s side, and his father, Witiyana Marika, was a singer and dancer in Yothu Yindi. He has extensive knowledge of traditional Yolngu “Manikay” songs, and he is also an excellent dancer and didgeridoo “yidaki” player. His powerful live performances are something every Australian should experience.

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  available:
online via Oztix (credit card)  https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=79942,
Local ticket outlets (cash only): Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek; Duck Hutt, Meeniyan; the Rusty Windmill, Leongatha, Main Street Revelations, Foster; Books & Massage, Inverloch;

Tickets already purchased for Dec 2nd will be valid for the new date of February 4th. Refunds will be available for people who wish through their ticket purchaser: Oztix or Lyrebird Arts Council until the last business day in December.

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.