Foco Nuevo in September


As we welcome Springtime weather, we’ve got another line-up that’s sure to be well-received, our September guests will be The Boxties and Steve Tyson & The New Felons.

The Boxties: Boxty is an Irish potato pancake with a characteristic smooth, fine-grained consistency – a logical namesake for a band of versatile young singers and multi-instrumentalists, delving into the Irish musical tradition and its many relatives and offshoots.

The Boxties are all former or current students from the instrumental and vocal music program at Brisbane’s Ferny Grove State High School. During their high-school years, they built strong foundations for their musicianship, playing and singing together in everything from percussion ensembles and choirs to big band and string orchestras. There they also discovered the depth and strength of traditional music from the British Isles and elsewhere.

Their desire to sing together, to build on their mutual musical understanding, keeps driving them, especially when it involves the kinds of robust and haunting songs that still resonate in the traditional music of the Old World and the New. See them on Youtubehere.

Steve Tyson & The New Felons:Experienced troubadour Steve Tyson has mined his well of experience to create his follow-up to his acclaimed solo album Temple Dog with Green Side Up. Although at its heart another set of contemporary folk songs, the new record twists and turns through the landscape that is roots music, and brings together influences borne out of The Beatles and the blues, touching on big band jazz, and delving into Celtic and Americana, all made coherent through the extraordinary lyrical approach and story-telling. Says Tyson, “I don’t think of songs in musical boxes or labels. My approach is whatever serves the song, whatever works best to help get the story across.” [website]

Jumping Fences:The song-writing partnership of Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk will be playing their energetic folk, tinged with Cuban flavours. 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 next Friday,

Lachlan and Sue




Friday 5 September
8.00 p.m.

Kurilpa Hall
174 Boundary Street
West End

(Next to the West End Library. Click

for a map)

$10 / $7 concession

Cakes and tea and coffee available.






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