FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE THIS FRIDAY: Shortis and Simpson present “ SILVER HEADS AND GOLDEN LEADERS”
Shortis and Simpson were due to appear at the Cobargo Folk Festival in February 2020. One of their shows was to be Silver Heads and Golden Leaders, marking the 25th anniversary of Shortis and Simpson’s satire, and 25 years of the Festival.
But when the devastating fires spread through the south coast on New Year’s Eve 2019, Cobargo was particularly badly hit. People died, homes were lost, properties damaged, animals killed, and the historic heart of this beautiful village razed to the ground.
There was no choice but to postpone the festival.
So Shortis and Simpson joined forces with Gorman and Ainslie Arts Centres to stage the show in Canberra as a fundraiser for the Cobargo Community Bushfire Recovery Fund.
With their special guest Dave O’Neill, along with guests from Cobargo, they trawl though their back catalogue, giving the snippets of the Folk Festival’s history as they go.
There were two sold out shows and the concert raised over $9000.
Produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM