Program schedule

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Apr
19
Fri
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

MARTIN HAYES & DENNIS CAHILL

A special historical program of Irish music to celebrate the National Folk Festival – featuring famous fiddle player Martin Hayes, from County Claire, accompanied by Dennis Cahill on guitar.  Recorded at the Canberra Workers Club on 19 May 2000.

In 1996 Hayes formed an acoustic duet with Dennis Cahill, developing an “unrushed, lyrical, highly expressive interpretation” of traditional Irish music. In 1999 a New York Times reviewer described Hayes and Cahill’s approach as “stripping old reels and jigs to their essence, leaving space between the notes for harmonics and whispered blue notes,” resulting in “a Celtic complement to Steve Reich’s quartets or Miles Davis’s Sketches of Spain. ” Hayes and Cahill have released three recordings on the Green Linnet label: The Lonesome Touch (1997), Live in Seattle (1999), and Welcome Here Again (2008). Hayes won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2000 award for Instrumentalist of the Year [Wikipedia].

Says Hayes: “These tunes remind me of many musicians.  When I play I like to do so as a tribute and thank you for the inspiration and beauty they have brought to the music.  We are as likely to be talking about the music of Keith Jarrett, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, U2, Bach or Beethoven as we are to discuss the music of Tommy Potts!”

Pic courtesy of Wikipedia.   Produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM

Apr
20
Sat
Woodsongs
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Woodsongs

Take a trip to Lexington, Kentucky for all your blues and roots and folk needs. For more info visit the website: www.woodsongs.com

At the National
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
At the National

Concerts recorded by ArtSoundFM at the National Folk Festival, held each Easter at Exhibition Park in Canberra.

Apr
21
Sun
Patchwork
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Concert Hall
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Concert Hall

Viva il Mandolino! — the Festival Orchestra of FAME (the Federation of Australasian Mandolin Ensembles) in concert at the Albert Hall.

Concert Hall is repeated on Wednesdays at 1.30pm

Apr
22
Mon
At The National (repeat)
Apr 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
At The National (repeat)

A repeat of Saturday night’s program featuring concerts recorded by ArtSoundFM at the National Folk Festival, held each Easter at Exhibition Park in Canberra.

Arts Cafe
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Arts Cafe

Every weekday at noon, straight after the news, the “Arts Café” opens its doors to bring you a delectable smorgasbord of bright music,interviews,arts stories from the region, Arts Diary plus The World, our summary of the day’s world events.