Songs have power. Down the years we’ve marched to war with songs and marched for peace with songs. Songs have made us laugh, made us cry, helped us to work and play. And then there are songs that simply inspire us to rise up singing together, for the sheer joy it, or for what they say to us in words and music.
My old Tablelands soul mate, the late Said de Ridder, loved to sing such songs with a fierce joy, as we shared many a rousing chorus on the veranda of the Lake Eacham pub in festivals past. This Sunday afternoon singing session aims to celebrate that spirit, by sharing songs that have inspired us to sing out, with that same fierce joy down the years. So, bring your voices, songs and instruments and join Jeff and friends to rise up singing together.
Australia has a rich history of political songs. These show us that far from getting worse, some things might actually have improved. So- come along with your own songs (chorus songs preferred) and raise the roof.
11 am Sunday – Curtain Fig Stage
A community Uke experience satisfying to both ear and heart. ‘Teachable moments’ are identified within the learning / performing of 3 popular songs to increase knowledge and skillbase. Bits of picking, lots of singing, heaps of group fun!
1st Workshop 10 am Saturday – The Space – Allumbah Pocket Cottages
Wake up your ears with a swinging breakfast. Taste some low-down swing seasoned with red-hot dance tunes cooked up by Django in the Djungle gypsy swing band & friends. Bring your Swing instrument and join in the fun. Enjoy an affordable fresh cooked hot breakfast at the communal tables.