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Published April 9th 2013
Leafy Sea Dragon Festival offers many a varied tune
With the continuous flow of concert tours to our shores of popular musical artists and performers, we can sometimes overlook some of the fine local talent we have to enjoy. It doesn't matter if you enjoy rock, jazz, kids music, cabaret, singing or instrumental music, the increasingly popular Leafy Sea Dragon Festival features a diverse musical selection of fine local entertainers performing at various events.
Here are some of the musical events; remember, bookings are essential.
The Cornopean Company Adelaide When: Sunday, 14 April, 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm. Venue: Yankalilla Bowling Club. Tickets: Adults: $25 / Con: $20.
By combining historical brass instruments and original 19th century scores with their high level of musicianship, the Cornopean Company produces great music with a sound quite unlike modern brass. Hear court chamber music, salon and social dance items, as well as festive works.
Sandi McMenamin and Irene Petrie When: Sunday, 14 April, 6.30 pm Venue: Yankalilla Bowling Club. Tickets: Adults: $ 22 / Con $17.
Sandi is well known to past festival audiences and this concert will be especially popular as we will be treated to two of Adelaide's top cabaret artists, with the addition of her special guest, Irene Petrie.
Wendy McPhee is Jazzbird
Jazzbird and The Adelaide Jazz Trio When: Wednesday, 17 April, 8.00 pm Venue: Yankalilla Bowling Club Tickets: Adults: $20
Wendy McPhee is Jazzbird, a local jazz singer with a voice that will melt into your very being. Wendy will be performing with The Adelaide Jazz Trio, Peter Merchant (piano), Geoff Miller (bass) and Robert Mastripolito (drums). Since 2005 Wendy and the Adelaide Jazz Trio have been entertaining audiences performing popular jazz standards.
Nothin' Sus in concert When: Friday 19 April, 8.00 pm. Venue: Yankalilla Bowling Club Tickets: Adults: $20)
This five-part harmony group consists of voices only. Their high energy, tight harmonies and full sound will be delivered with clever arrangements and a playful performance.
Antoniacoustic When: Sunday April 14 & April 20 from 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm Venue: Myponga Brewery, 48 Main South Road, Myponga Tickets: Free
The Myponga Brewery is hosting the live music of Antoniacoustic, which combines original acoustic music with restyled cover versions of popular songs across genres from pop to rock to reggae, blues and country.
Along with great music you can enjoy a range of South Australian craft beers and cider available on the day.
The Boomers When: Lunch from 12.00 noon.Music from 1.00 pm. Closing ceremony 2.30 pm. Venue: Leonard's Mill Restaurant & Bar, Second Valley. Tickets: $5.00 entry.
You can end the festival Sunday afternoon with wonderful food and uptempo music by The Boomers on the lawns of Leonard's Mill.
The Amazing Drumming Monkeys When: Monday, April 15 10.00 am - 12.00 noon. Venue: Yankalilla Youth & Community Centre Tickets: Free
This adorable entertainment is aimed at 2 -8 year olds and is great entertainment for all ages. The two monkey puppets (Bongo & Congo) play African drums, involve audiences in songs and dances. Their program features positive messages, such as caring for our environment and getting along with each other.