Acclaimed Canadian multi-instrumentalists Madison Violet and rising Kimberley star Harry Jakamarra will join the Festival of Small Halls
tour playing 20 community halls across outback Queensland and New South Wales, including the Mallanganee Memorial Hall on Thursday 25 October.
Produced by Woodfordia Inc., and in partnership with the Queenscliff Music Festival, Festival of Small Halls is a locally driven music tour bringing high-quality, live, original music to small towns across Australia since 2013.
Producer Eleanor Rigden said running the tour as a not-for-profit organisation under the wing of Australia’s largest folk festival promoter enables them to “bring in the best contemporary folk artists, who would otherwise struggle to tour these regions.”
All artists on this year’s tour are seasoned performers looking forward to the intimacy of playing a regional tour.
Madison Violet are musical chameleons. Their voices blend together, symbiotically, like family as if they were born to sing the same songs. And over the past decade and a half, the pair have taken to genre-bending, moving effortlessly from folk to pop to electronic to Americana.
A “Mad Max” of the Kimberley, Harry Jakamarra is one of Australia’s most-talked about musicians.
He has recently completed recording an EP with the legendary Jeff Lang, and counts Missy Higgins and John Butler amongst his fans. Harry is packing his brother Elwood in his suitcase for an extra-special show between two brothers.
Tickets on sale at www.festivalofsmallhalls.com or at the door if not sold out prior.
Those attending are urged to come early and eat at the hall, as all proceeds raised from food and drink sales will go to Rotary’s drought relief funding campaign.
For further information contact the hall secretary (Judy) on 0404 299 676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org