A lover of Brisbane, the wonderful Wynnum Manly Bayside, and
and the beautiful Scenic Rim. A freelance writer always looking for the new and quirky places and events in my own backyard.
Wassail on this Christmas
ABC TV Exhumed finalists Diddly Squat feature at the Folk Redlands Christmas Bash on December 7. There is a strong line-up of talent to provide a fun, festive and musical celebration of Christmas. The event is at the beautiful Redlands Indigiscape Centre at 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba. The Centre has a café for dine in options with a bar and snacks available at the Festival where entry is FREE.
Musical entertainment is from noon to 5pm kicking off with Shapeshifter with Kara-Mia, Meg & Connie playing eclectic jazz/folk originals and covers with 'a touch of cheekiness.'
Shapeshifter - Image from website
1:00pm - Diddly Squat will play their style of 'frenetic rhythms, rousing harmonies, and infectious camaraderie' as only this all-girl band can…playing of course 'diddly squat.' The band features Kathy Ridgway on rhythm guitar & uke, Chris Hall (Bass), Ann Leung (guitar) and Merrilyn Bowers on drums.
2:00pm - Sally Harris & Franké – Groove along with Sally's alluring voice and Frank's jazz/blues guitar sounds.
Sally Harris & Franké - Image from website
3:00pm NumbBUMS (Northside Ukulele Band (of) BUMS) – Described on the website as a group of 'young at heart uke tragics' who have a passion for the uke playing music from all eras from the1920's & 30's and genres including Celtic folk, swing, jazz and 60's-80's classics through to contemporary popular music.
NumbBUMS - Image from website
4:00pm Red Hill Folk – To round off the day enjoy carols and festive seasonal songs from the 'Little Drummer Boy' to 'Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer' with some Wassail songs thrown in. The performers are Anne Infante & Mary Brettell (Something Else), Lonnie Martin & Dave Hughes (from the Fox Hat Trio), Ross Roache & Sue Wighton.
Red Hill Folk - Image from website
Regular Folk Redlands events will be held at the Redlands Indigiscape Centre from February 2015 on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 1pm till 4pm.