FOCO NUEVO in August
Our guests this month have particular connections with us; Gary Shepherd is a guitarist and good friend of Sue’s first guitar teacher, Graeme Marrow (who, sadly, recently passed away), while we met the Kerbside Pickups when they were based at Ahimsa House, and finally Leonor Orellana, who sang with us in the group Gaviota, during the late 1980s.
Gary Shepherd has been playing and teaching guitar for over 35 years. Primarily a fingerstyle guitarist and singer/songwriter, he has performed in many styles and settings. After many years of playing in pubs and clubs he has been reclaiming his folkie roots, and performing at folk and country music clubs and numerous festivals, where he is also sought after to deliver guitar workshops. His performances and workshops invariably attract large and enthusiastic crowds. Come and enjoy Gary Shepherd’s laid-back music, story-telling and good humour. [website]
Kerbside Pickups: The Kerbside Pickups are a community-based music group who started life at Northey Street City Farm about 3 years ago. For a while they were based at Ahimsa House, where their name originated, as they played music regularly on the footpath at Ahimsa’s Saturday morning markets. They have played and sung at Neighbourhood Fairs as well as other events at Northey Street City Farm.
Jumping Fences: Jumping Fences, the song-writing partnership of Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk, will be playing their energetic folk, tinged with Cuban flavours. Accompanied by Ross Gwyther (saxophone and clarinet), Dan Simpson (drums) and James Harper (percussion) along with special guest Leonor Orellana, their songs extend the folk tradition, and give new insights into the breadth of contemporary life. [website]
We are pleased to have Nayita and Manoli offering their tempting Latin American food as well as Maggie’s wonderful cakes. Tea and coffee available.
Foco Nuevo is a reference to Brisbane’s FOCO Club, a lively and alternative performance space which ran on a weekly basis during the late 1960s.
Looking forward to seeing you there,
Lachlan and Sue
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with Leonor Orellana
Friday 28th August
ELLEN TAYLOR COMMUNITY CENTRE
(formerly Ahimsa House)
26 Horan Street, West End
Hot Latin American meals, cakes, tea and coffee available
$10 / $7 concession