Foco Nuevo in October

As the weather warms up it’s time to get out and see some great local music!

Gary and Sam Shepherd are father and son guitar players and singers.

Gary has played and taught guitar for over 40 years, was a regular performer at the old Folk Centre in Brisbane in the 1970s, and has since performed for many years in SEQ as a soloist, in various bands, and featured at festivals.

Sam is one of Australia’s foremost young guitarists, winning the prestigious National Young Jazz/Blues Guitarist of the Year award at the Frankston International Guitar Festival in 2006. Kirk Lorange, one of the world’s foremost slide guitarists has said, “Sam is well on his way to becoming one of the greats.”

Together Gary and Sam perform exciting guitar instrumental music and guitar and vocal tunes ranging from traditional blues to fingerstyle knucklebusters, to contemporary pop. A must see for anyone who enjoys fine acoustic guitar music.

The Poachers: Brisbane-based vocal/guitar/fiddle trio The Poachers (Andrew Heath, Cathy Bell and Penny Boys) formed in 1998 and had great success on the Australian festival circuit, playing supports for folk greats Altan, Tony McManus and the Fureys, and releasing a critically-acclaimed CD in 2000 which received national airplay on the ABC.

Now, after an 8-year break living on different continents, they are back together, singing and playing an eclectic mix of traditional English, Irish, American and Australian folk music and original songs, with recent appearances at Woodford, the National, Maldon, and Neurum Creek Festivals, and a new CD “Back in the Woods” released in April 2012.

Jumping Fences: The song-writing partnership of Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk, will be playing their energetic folk, tinged with Cuban flavours. They will be playing with Ross Gwyther, James Harper and Robbie Stewart (while we wish Dan Simpson well on his holiday). Their original works contain imagery and styles that reveal both an incisive insight into Australian life and a long association with Latin American culture. [website]

Hope to see you there,

Lachlan and Sue




Friday October 5
8.00 p.m.

Kurilpa Hall
174 Boundary Street
West End

(Next to the West End Library. Click

for a map)

$10 / $7 concession

Maggie’s delicious cakes and tea and coffee on sale.






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