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True Love Story at the Melbourne International Singers Festival

The Melbourne International Singers Festival 2018 is thrilled to presented the internationally acclaimed, award winning The Song Company, with Artistic Director, Antony Pitts, at MISF for the first time, in "True Love Story" on Friday 8 June at Deakin Edge. An Autobiographical mediaeval French Romance in a time of War and Plague as told by Poet and Composer Guillaume...

Earlybird registrations are open for the Melbourne International Singers Festival 2018

From the 7th to the 11th of June. Proudly presented by the School of Hard Knocks Now in its 9th consecutive year, Melbourne International Singers Festival will be led by Guest Conductor RICHARD GILL AO and Australia’s finest conductors, musicians and singers including: The Song Company, Choir of Hard Knocks, MEN ALOUD!, XL Arts, Warren Wills, Claire Patti and Dr...

Arts Open 2018 – Castlemaine and surrounding districts

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Celebrate Social Inclusion Week at Merry & Bright on Sunday 26th November, Deakin Edge

Merry & Bright, the School of Hard Knocks final concert for 2017 is presented on Sunday 26 November from 2pm at Deakin Edge. This concert takes place in Social Inclusion Week, an annual initiative, which was created in 2009, by the Founding Artistic Director of the School of Hard Knocks Dr Jonathon Welch AM. Jonathon said "I founded Social Inclusion...

Come and enjoy our great Australian music at Australian Songbook, this Sunday at Collingwood Town Hall!

In celebration of Australian Music Month, THECHO!R will present their next sensational concert.  Australian Songbook on Sunday November 19th at 3pm in the Collingwood Town Hall. Dr Jonathon Welch AM, Artistic Director of THECHO!R explains "this will be a truly special concert of popular, new and contemporary Australian music, with Deborah Cheetham AO and the Dhungala Children's Choir as our...

BluesTone Part 2 of 2

The Station Hotel is approx. 5.6kms from Flinders Street Station. Built in 1910, people still today reminisce about the Melbourne musicians who played there. By the end of the 1990s, these people had been moved on like flying foxes suspected of carrying the Hendra virus Dutch Tilders and the Blues Club had a residency on a Sunday afternoon. It was...

BluesTone Part 1 of 2

"Those Things We Value" The first time I met, filmed and heard Geoff Achison perform was at “The Bank" in Warragul in 2014. The pub is called The Bank because it was the bank in Warragul and has a beautiful 19th century façade. Geoff had written a song “Crazy Horse” and his introduction to this fabulous song resonated with me. Geoff’s anecdote talked...

Rickie Lee Jones – A Review by Colin Talbot

Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones--Me & Ms Jones, there's a thing going on...She & band played the Recital Hall which is a far far cry from Festival Hall or Rod Laver, thankfully. It is a mature venue, the like of which did not exist in my youth. And I'd never heard hardly anything RLJ had done apart from 'Chuck E's in...

31 March – 2 April

Maddawgs of Melbourne This is Joff. He is the kind of guy who rocks two pairs of glasses at a time. He was big in the pottery scene of Warrandyte in the 70’s while also being a deep sea diver erecting (lol) oil rigs in Bass Straite. Joff got married, divorced and hit that mid-life crisis patch hard. But instead of buying a car, he became a firefighter...

17 – 19 March

Maddawgs of Melbourne This is Anna. She grew up in the Western suburbs of Melbourne where her first job was delivering loaves of dad’s bread to all the locals who used to high-five her but as she is Asian she wasn’t nice to them until they had paid. Everyone in Anna’s family werked and twerked the hospo scene running the original...