Festival of Small Halls is returning to Coramba with a van full of bunting, instruments and folk spirit, featuring Ryan Young and Alana Wilkinson.
Focusing on traditional Scottish music, Ryan Young (SCO) brings new life to very old, often forgotten tunes by playing them in his own unique way. His fiddle playing is brimming with fresh melodic ideas, an uplifting rhythmic drive and a great depth of dynamics and precision.
I have long wanted to tour in Australia and see this model of grass roots touring as a wonderful way to get a real sense of the communities, landscapes, cultures in beautiful New South Wales, Ryan said.
Combining delicate melodies with disarmingly insightful vignettes about the human condition, Alana Wilkinson (AUS) is a smiling assassin. Her songs skewer ex-lovers, would-be suitors, ridiculous social norms and the absurd challenges of a suburban upbringing in a merciless, yet strangely affectionate way leaving audiences feeling like they’re sitting in her living room, chatting about life over a steaming cuppa.
I am over the moon to be heading out on the Small Halls Tour. Something very special happens when music veers off the beaten tour track and settles into regional towns, said Alana.
Woodfordia Inc Presents
Friday 26 January
6:30pm for a 7pm start
2 hours including interval