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THE bent folk NEWS

Friday 13 January 2017
Open Folk'n!

Open Folk'n After its grand re-launch at the Old Church on the Hill in October, Open Folk'n has developed a new life of its own.

This is an acoustic based event, with performers getting to sing and play into our large mic.

So the 2nd Friday evening of every month, now sees the stage at the Old Church on the Hill opened up to performers who wish to secure a spot, in front of our big mic.

As with all Bendigo Folk Club events at the Old Church, the Bendigo Sustainability Group will be providing the 'Friday Night Drinks" bar service.

Every second Friday of the month at 6:30pm, at the Old Church on the Hill on the corner of Russell and Harkness Streets, Quarry Hill.

Saturday 4 February 2017
Miriam Lieberman Trio - Bendigo Album Launch

Miriam 'Miriam has a knack for giving her songs a feeling of significance, even while they float with effervescent pop pleasure. Wikipedia’s explanation of world music includes a cited description as “someone else’s local music”. In Lieberman’s case, it’s ours.' - 4 stars - THE AGE 2014

Miriam Lieberman is a singer songwriter known not only for her unmistakable voice and songwriting, but for playing the 21 string West African harp - the kora. She draws her influences from far and wide - she’s given concerts in cities in West Africa and peace festivals in Japan, she's studied and performed with Mali’s multi Grammy award winning kora player Toumani Diabate, and has performed from the South of Mexico to Ecuador, to Istanbul and India, as well as far and wide in her home Australia. Her songs seamlessly blend contemporary folk with West African influences and are in essence a collection of stories, beautifully told through strings, powerful lyrics and her emotive voice.

Miriam is joined by exceptional string players - violinist Lara Goodridge (FourPlay/Baby et Lulu) and bassist Liz Frencham. Adding their sublime strings and lush vocal harmonies, there is a chemistry between these musicians and their instruments that open out the songs to a soaring beautiful soundscape.

Miriam’s fourth album, 'Birds Of The Moon' made Album Of The Week on Radio National, became a finalist in the Australian Independent Music Awards and had critical acclaim in the Herald, The Age, The Music and The Australian. Songs from the album were also used in the score for feature film 'All About E'.

Miriam is releasing her much anticipated fifth album 'Full Circle' at The Old Church, with her trio. Having worked once again with talented producer Josh Schuberth, Adams and Goodridge, 'Full Circle' is an album harking back to the early work of Joni Mitchell, infused with a feminine perspective and the light and shade of the human experience - rhythm, the stars, the sea, love and the impermanence of things are ever present in this work.

"Something of a renaissance woman… Somehow she achieves the almost impossible in blending patterned western-ed pop writing with the earthy mystique of African rhythms and freaky world instruments.” - Sydney City News

Miriam's website.

Some sound bites from the new Miriam Lieberman CD, 'Full Circle':

- Waiting for You

- Here is the Rhythm

- Falling

Tickets are:

- $20 concession / $15 members pre-concert and online from here, or

- $20 / $17 at the door.

At the Old Church on the Hill
Cnr Russell and Harkness Street, Quarry Hill
Doors open at 7:30pm for an 8:00pm show.