Bush Gothic with The Lonely String Quartet

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‘Mesmerising…utterly riveting. Australian folk at its finest.’ Rip It Up Magazine

Favourites of the U.K. art-folk scene where they were given a 5-Star review in BBC Music Magazine, this post-modern bush band re-imagine trad Australian folk music until the unfashionable is transformed into rebellious beauty. This most daring of bands will turn your expectations about trad music upside down, performing defiantly modern, yet achingly old songs of criminal women and desperate men from an era of transportation, adventure and gold.

The Guardian described fiddle-singer and band leader Jenny M. Thomas as an ‘Edgy rising folk star’ and together with double bassist Dan Witton and drummer Chris Lewis they present a concert with The Lonely String Quartet, an ensemble consisting of some of Australia’s premier string players.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Bush Gothic and The Lonely String Quartet

ARTISTS

Bush Gothic

Dan Witton double-bass vocals
Jenny M. Thomas piano/fiddle-singing/spoons
Chris Lewis percussion/drumkit/vocals

The Lonely String Quartet

Rebecca Adler violin
Sarah Curro violin
Jason Bunn viola
Rachel Johnston cello

PROGRAM

TRADITIONAL arr. Jenny M Thomas
Wild Colonial Boy

HENRY LAWSON arr. Jenny M Thomas
Andys Gone With Cattle

TRADITIONAL arr. Jenny M Thomas
Female Transport
Mines of Australia
Currency Lads
Black Velvet Band

JUDITH WRIGHT arr. Jenny M Thomas
Country Town

TRADITIONAL arr. Jenny M Thomas
London Convict Maid

HELEN PALMER, DOREEN BRIDGES & DAN WITTON
Ballad of 1891

DAN SHEAHAN & GORDON PARSONS arr. Jenny M Thomas
Pub With No Beer

JOHN WILLIAMSON arr. Jenny M Thomas
True Blue

Reviews

Bush Gothic’s interpretations of classic Australian folk songs sear with power and truth….Australia’s own Bush Gothic is incomparable.

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