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Summer Tour 2023: Cygnet Folk Festival to Illawarra Folk Festival

Woodfordia Inc 

presents

Summer Tour 2023: Cygnet Folk Festival to Illawarra Folk Festival

featuring Emily Lubitz (AUS) and The Paul McKenna Band (SCO)

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Emily Lubitz

Very few artists can cradle your heart in their hands while they kick your ass, but after more than a decade touring with critically acclaimed indie-folk darlings Tinpan Orange, Emily Lubitz is striding out on her own.  

With that timeless, aching quality that only the great voices have, Lubitz is every singer’s favourite singer, a captivating live performer who has won the hearts of audiences around the world, and yet she is more priestess than popstar, creating her own iconography that sears itself into the listener’s imagination.  

Lubitz tells us stories about everyday things, but her voice transfigures them into works of beauty, like a messy bedroom suffused with golden morning light: “Sometimes we just need to pretend things are better than they are. Remember how it used to be. Sometimes we share pain that seems bottomless and we can only acknowledge it in a glance, while we try to keep it together, get the kids to bed, share a beer and put a record on.”  

Lubitz is a veteran of the scene, having performed on some of the world’s biggest stages and collaborated with the likes of Paul Kelly, Martha Wainwright, Clare Bowditch and the album she recorded with old friend Mama Kin, and yet her solo work is imbued with the raw energy of a breakthrough artist. 

Wandering through the material on Begin Again, her soon-to-be-released EP, one is often surprised by commonplace images from domestic life that rear up out of the darkness, saturated by a strange poetic force. This sense of the everyday uncanny, and of the magic behind the veil of suburbia, is the arrow in a technicolour musical bow.  

A six-foot tall frontwoman with a gossamer voice, 

Lubitz prowls the stage with the gravitas of a giant Edith Piaf stalking through a post-apocalyptic Laurel Canyon.

https://augustmgmt.com/talent/emily-lubitz

Emily’s exquisite, brushed-velvet vocal conjures a steady neck-hair raising waltz – The Age

 

Strikingly assured – Rolling Stone Australia 

The Paul McKenna Band (SCO)

The Paul McKenna Band

Called “The best folk band to have come out of Scotland in the last twenty years” by The New York Times, Paul McKenna has long been ranked among Scotland’s finest young singers and songwriters. Paul is armed with a powerful yet intensely emotive voice and passionate social conscience, often expressed through his songs, a combination that’s brought frequent comparisons to the great Dick Gaughan. 

The Paul McKenna Bands’ newest release Breathe (2019) showcases Paul’s development as a songwriter and includes two co-writes with acclaimed Canadian songwriter Dave Gunning and another with one of Australia’s most respected songwriters, Liz Stringer. Produced by Mike Vass, this new release expands on the bands trademark sound with added instrumentation to enhance and focus on the original material. 

Paul was a featured artist at the world renowned Transatlantic Sessions in 2019. Alongside Cara Dillon, Tim O’Brien, Molly Tuttle and the multi talented house band, he performed a string of shows across the UK.

He and his band – comprising Conor Markey (banjo/bouzouki/guitars) and Toby Shaer (percussion) – draw on both Scottish and Irish roots, in a dynamic, full-bodied array of original and traditional material, along with songs by like-minded authors. 

 http://www.paulmckennaband.com

 

 

The best folk band to have come out of Scotland in the last twenty years  – New York Times 

 

The best band of their generation – The Living Tradition

  

A band with the potential to dominate the Scottish/Irish traditional scene for the next twenty years – Fatea Magazine 

 

Sulphur Creek, 4 January 2023

Sulphur Creek Hall, TAS, Punnilerpanner Country Sulphur Creek Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Punnilerpanner People. Sulphur Creek on Tasmania’s beautiful North West Coast is a small community of approximately 500 people. Positioned to look out across the waters of Bass Strait, The Sulphur Creek Hall takes centre-place in the community positioned between … Read more

Chudleigh, 5 January 2023

Chudleigh Memorial hall, TAS, pallitorre Country Chudleigh Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Pallittorre People. Nestled under the Great Western Tiers in Northern Tasmania, Chudleigh is historically known as the Centre of the Universe. Chudleigh’s Memorial Hall has been the heart and soul of the community for the last 63 years and was … Read more

Stanley, 6 January 2023

Stanley Town Hall, tas, palawa country Stanley Town Hall stands on the traditional lands of the North West Tasmanian Aboriginal People. The Stanley Town Hall is nestled at the base of the Nut. The Hall was opened in 1911 and in 1988 the Hall was listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register. During 2010 – 2011 … Read more

Wilmot, 7 January 2023

Wilmot Memorial Hall, tas, Tommeginne Country Wilmot Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Tommeginne People. Wilmot is in the Valley of Views and is close to Lake Barrington. There is a walking track to Forth Falls and a campground. It has the cutest museums in Tassie, and the only quirkiness is the … Read more

Southport, 8 January 2023

Southport Community Centre, TAS, lylequonny Country Southport Community Centre stands on the traditional lands of the Lylequonny People. The Southport Community Centre, set in a small coastal town, is the hub for community events and gatherings in the Far South. SCCs outdoor performance stage has excellent acoustics, pouring the music through you on its way … Read more

Rowella, 11 January 2023

Rowella hall, tas, palawa/pakana country Rowella Hall stands on the traditional lands of the palawa/pakana People. Rowella Hall had another life as a Presbyterian Church in Beaconsfield in the gold rush days. The building was cut into three sections and moved to Rowella, sited on land donated by two local residents, to provide the community … Read more

Longford, 12 January 2023

Longford Town Hall, TAS, palawa/pakana Country Longford Town Hall stands on the traditional lands of the palawa People. Longford Town Hall at 67 Wellington Street is an impressive two-storied Victorian building with a richly decorated stucco façade, built in 1880 as Assembly Rooms by one Elizabeth Noake. She owned the adjacent Queen’s Arms Hotel (built in … Read more

Pyree, 18 January 2023

Pyree hall, nsw, yuin country Pyree Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Yuin People. The hall was built in 1895, and has been a major community centrepiece, hosting weddings, parties… anything really! Cold Chisel used it to rehearse for one of their albums. Festival of Small Halls returns to Pyree on Wednesday, 18 … Read more

Kangaroo Valley, 19 January 2023

Kangaroo Valley Hall, NSW, Dharwal Country Kangaroo Valley Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Dharawal People. The iconic School of Arts was designed by James Burrell and built in 1908. There have been two extensions, in 1928 and 1937, and the building is used now, as it was then, for community social events. … Read more

Marthaguy, 25 January 2023

Marthaguy Hall, NSW If the Marthaguy Hall could talk, it would speak of family history, pastoral pride, big seasons and slim ones. It would joke about the time Father killed a red-back mid-eulogy, of kids catching yabbies while parents filled their cups, of weddings, balls, births and deaths. If you were lucky it would share … Read more

Currabubula, 26 January 2023

Currabubula War Memorial Hall, NSW, Kamilaroi Country Currabubula War Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Kamilaroi People. The Currabubula War Memorial Hall is the gem of the village. Recently it has had a $150,000 revamp and now has heating and cooling to keep everyone comfortable. It is a fantastic spot to watch … Read more

Mitchells Flat, 27 January 2023

Mitchells flat hall, nsw, Wonnarua/Wonnaruah Country Mitchells Flat Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Wonnarua/Wonnaruah People. Mitchells Flat Hall is located about 10 Km from the town of Singleton. It sits in the heart of a rural community on land donated by one of the prominent local families. Recent upgrades of the interior … Read more

Orange, 28 January 2023

Bloomfield Hall, NSW, Wiradjuri Country Bloomfield Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Wiradjuri People. Situated in the leafy grounds of the Orange Health Service precinct, the Bloomfield Hall is an iconic venue with a long history of hosting performances in all areas of the arts in the Orange community. Don’t be surprised if … Read more

Ganmain, 29 January 2023

Ganmain Hall, NSW, Wiradjuri Country Ganmain Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Wiradjuri People. The heritage listed Ganmain Hall counts the Festival of Small Halls tours amongst their favourite gigs to host! The acoustics of this beautiful building are always appreciated by the crowd who venture from near and far to witness the … Read more

Savernake, 1 February 2023

Savernake School Of Arts Hall, NSW, Bpangerang Country Savernake School of Arts Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Bpangerang People. Two churches, an oval, Post Office and hall, A school, some houses and that’s just about all. It may sound tiny, it has no castles, But good things come in small parcels. (Cecile … Read more

Humula, 2 February 2023

Humula Memorial Hall, NSW, Wiradjuri Country Humula Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Wiradjuri People. The original Humula hall was built in 1890 by the School of Arts. In 1955 this building was auctioned & demolished for the new brick Hall to be built. That hall is used today. The Humula Memorial … Read more

Coolac, 3 February 2023

Coolac Memorial Hall, NSW, Wiradjuri Country Coolac Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Wiradjuri People. Coolac Memorial Hall was built in memory of those who served in conflict. The current building was erected in 1959 to replace an earlier hall that was burnt to the ground. Coolac Hall has been recently renovated. … Read more

Dalton, 4 February 2023

Dalton Public Hall, NSW, Ngunnawal Country Dalton Public Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Ngunnawal People. In 2023 the Dalton Public Hall will celebrate its centenary. The hall has been given a new lease of life after being closed up and neglected for about 20 years. Over the past five years, the hall … Read more

Goulburn, 5 February 2023

St Saviours Cathedral Hall, NSW, Mulwaree Country St Saviour’s Cathedral Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Mulwaree People. The renovated St Saviour’s Hall was opened by the Australian composer, Peter Sculthorpe which lends incredibly strong musical links to its current form. So it seems perfect that The Festival of Small Halls is returning … Read more

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Woodfordia Inc presents Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour 2023: Cygnet Folk Festival to Illawarra Folk Festival featuring The Paul McKenna Band (SCO) and Emily Lubitz (AUS)

Festival of Small Halls has announced that Emily Lubitz and The Paul McKenna Band will feature on the upcoming Summer Tour 2023: Cygnet Folk Festival to Illawarra Folk Festival 

 

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THE PAUL MCKENNA BAND (SCO)

Called “The best folk band to have come out of Scotland in the last twenty years” by The New York Times, Paul McKenna has long been ranked among Scotland’s finest young singers and songwriters. Paul is armed with a powerful yet intensely emotive voice and passionate social conscience, often expressed through his songs, a combination that’s brought frequent comparisons to the great Dick Gaughan.   

 

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EMILY LUBITZ (AUS)

Very few artists can cradle your heart in their hands while they kick your ass, but after more than a decade touring with critically acclaimed indie-folk darlings Tinpan Orange, Emily Lubitz is striding out on her own.    

 

With that timeless, aching quality that only the great voices have, Lubitz is every singer’s favourite singer, a captivating live performer who has won the hearts of audiences around the world.

 

To download a high quality image, please click here

Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under current government Covid Safe regulations, and has stringent Workplace Health and Safety requirements for all travelling artists and crew. Under the terms and conditions of all events, you must not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.

Please do your bit to protect others and keep your community safe.

The Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour is supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.

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