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2017 Concert Program

The Yuin Folk Club are delighted to present internationally acclaimed performers Kate Burke and Luke Plumb in concert at the Cobargo Hotel Motel at 2 pm on Sunday, October 15th. Kate, now based in Candelo is a singer and multi-instrumentalist best known as part of Trouble in the Kitchen and in a close harmony duo with Ruth Hazleton. Luke’s mandolin playing was the musical driving force behind Scottish mega-band Shooglenifty, which made frequent headline tours of Australia.

Kate and Luke share a love for 1970s Irish folk revival music, having obsessively absorbed the music of the era - in particular Planxty’s revolutionary treatments of traditional songs. Since then they have each toured with Andy Irvine, with both being featured on Andy’s most recent album Precious Heroes, which Luke produced.

Kate & Luke now bring their formidable instrumental skills, strong vocals and creative minds to making groove-based, complex interpretations of traditional song.

Tickets (members $20,non-members $25) at the door of the hotel restaurant.


The Yuin Folk Club has presented eight concerts so far this year, Christine Collister and Michael Fix, the Seamus Begley Trio, Fromseier Hockings, Sarah Carroll, Beautifully Mad, Tony McManus and Fiona Ross, Den Hanrahan and the Rum Runners, Kieran Halpin and Jed Rowe. 

We had a feast of music in 2016 with Irish singer songwriter Colum Sands, renowned guitarists Tony McManus and Beppe Gambetta, followed by UK folk duo Henry and Hannah Martin. May saw a wonderful performance of DEAD MEN TALKING, a 90 minute play written by and featuring Max Cullen and Warren Fahey. Slightly cantankerous, yet grateful of their old friendship, Henry Lawson (Max Cullen) and A. B. ‘Banjo’ Paterson (Warren Fahey) discuss each others lives including their famous ‘War of Words’ in The Bulletin. 

June saw one of Ireland's finest Uillean pipers, John McSherry, with top Irish fiddler, Donal O'Connor and Robert Hillman (guitar) at the Cobargo Hotel, followed by Aine Tyrell and Nick Martin, a week later. Eleanor McEvoy delivered a fabulous performance in November, with legendary English singer, Martyn Wyndham-Read later that month as well.  

Keep watching this page for news of concerts coming up. The Yuin Folk Club is run by volunteers and the money raised at our concerts goes to pay the artists, funds the sound system and pays for the tea and coffee. Hope to see you there!

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