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THE bent folk NEWS

Sunday 2 April 2017
Irish Mythen

Irish Mythen Think back to a time in your life when you heard music that was so powerful and beautiful you were instantly engaged. That's the experience many audiences have on first hearing Irish/Canadian folk artist Irish Mythen - an experience in the joy of everything. Her music is the root of small communities and the strength of a loyal fan base.

No stranger to these shores, Irish is a true entertainer who is known for her gripping live performances. She is the storyteller who will grasp your attention and who will bring you on an incredible and emotional journey - as well as the comedian with a joie de vivre who'll have you laughing from the very beginning until long after she's left the bandstand.

This 2015 (Canadian) East Coast Music Association winner was born and raised in Wexford County Ireland, Irish Mythen has travelled the globe playing in Europe, Australia, the Middle East and the UK. Home is now Canada's East Coast (Prince Edward Island).

During her travels she has worked with a host of world-renowned artists like Tom Paxton, The Dubliners and The Pogues. She shared stages with Emmylou Harris, Gordon Lightfoot, and Peter Yarrow, to name but a few.

Since her immigration to Canada in 2008 Irish has been honored to create music and memories with Gordie Sampson, Joel Plaskett, Ron Hynes, Matt Andersen, Bruce Guthro and Dave Gunning. She has become an admired and respected artist on the Canadian scene. Irish has proudly produced two EPs - Appreciate (2004) and Fallen Me (2006), as well as three full-length releases to her name - Sweet Necessity (2008), Open Here (2011) and Irish Mythen (2014). Open Here was nominated for the 2012 East Coast Music Awards (ECMA) Roots Traditional Recording of the Year. Her latest, self-titled album won her an ECMA in the same category in April 2015.

Irish's website, her YouTube page and Bandcamp tracks.

Tickets are: $25 and $20 concession / members, at the door.

At the Old Church on the Hill
Cnr Russell and Harkness Street, Quarry Hill
Doors open at 3:00pm for a 3:15pm show.

Friday 12 May 2017
Open Folk'n! - note: No April Open Folk'n due to Easter clash

Open Folk'n After its grand re-launch at the Old Church on the Hill in October 2016, 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.