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Friday 25 July 2014
Cat & Clint

Cat and Clint Cat has previously performed at the Club as part of the very popular all girl quartet Devlish Mary and returns in her more recent incarnation Cat & Clint.

Cat & Clint play their own brand of Old Timey music, featuring sweet vocal harmonies, twangin’ banjo and crankin’ fiddle tunes. Predominantly traditional Old Time music from the Appalachian region of America, they mix it up with a few original songs, a touch of blues and some classic old-school country.

Cat and Clint live in Blackwood, VIC and started performing together as a duo in early 2009. They have performed together at various festivals across Australia and the U.S. including Floydfest (USA), Cygnet Folk Festival (TAS), Brunswick Music Festival (VIC), Harrietville Bluegrass Convention (VIC), Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival (NSW), Maldon Folk Festival (VIC), Newstead Live (VIC), Guildford Banjo Jamboree (VIC) to name a few.

This concert represents the Bendigo launch of Cat and Clint's new album "Red Mountain Wine", which is out now.

Cat and Clint's website has more info plus some sample tracks from the latest CD and earlier material.

Tickets available at the door - $20 or $15 members and concession.

Under the Grandstand, Queen Elizabeth Oval View Street, 8:00pm for an 8:15pm start.

Friday 15 August 2014
Maria Forde and Janette Geri

Maria Forde As an Irish- Australian, Maria Forde has always straddled both sides of her heritage in her songwriting. Incorporating the sweet melodies, that are the trademark of the Irish musical heritage, with observations of Australia, along with her personal experiences, Maria has blossomed into one of Australia’s premier songwriters.

Her first album - “Will You Dance With Me?” - features the title song, written for a friend’s wedding, that has become a theme for weddings, in Australia and internationally, by Maria’s original and various cover versions.

The trend, in Maria’s writing, to incorporate both her Irish origins and Australian sensibilities, are heralded by “Waltzing Matilda, My Darling” - a song about the torn spirits of the immigrant to both their country of birth and their adopted land, Australia.

Blessed with an angelic voice, Maria has grown into a masterful interpreter of her own material, able to totally connect the feeling of the music and words to the emotion of the song. This alone sets her apart from so many singer/songwriters. Since relocating to Trentham, in rural Victoria, Maria has begun to incorporate more of the wonder and fragility of the Australian bush into her work. Through out her career, Maria has toured constantly, performed at numerous festivals and built a solid and dedicated fan base, both in Australia, and internationally.

Janette Geri's music is sometimes compared to Joni Mitchell's and incorporates Celtic, soul, jazz-blues, and folk music.

She featured on the Celtic Paradise (Best of International Celtic Artists) album. She and co-writer, Mykl Lozin, jointly won The Best Fiddle Composition Award Aust and NZ for their fiddle tune "Olliebod's Jig" at the Australian Inaugural Golden Fiddle Awards in 2005. She has performed at the Melbourne Concert Hall, Melbourne's Continental Cafe and the Port Fairy Folk Festival.

Tickets available at the door - $20 or $15 members and concession.

Under the Grandstand, Queen Elizabeth Oval View Street, 8:00pm for an 8:15pm start.