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Fairlight Folk Acoustic Lounge


Sat 15 Aug 2015, 7:30pm–10:30pm

Where: William St Studios, 3 William St, Fairlight, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: rowzeemac

Fairlight Folk acoustic lounge is a community run event held 4 times/yr to present varied and excellent acoustic music to a discerning and listening audience. Cafe style seating and candlelit ambience, BYO- food and drink. Tea coffee , spiced tea and persian sweets will be available.
"Mythra Ensemble" performs its own unique music, created from the blend of its players and influences.

Kurdish, Persian, Armenian, and Turkish melodies and textures blend with western harmonies, as these musicians explore the connections between their folk and classical origins. Improvisations, original compositions and modern arrangements of folk music create a dance between eastern and western ideas.

Their wide palette of colours includes kaval (Metin Yilmaz, Kurdish from Istanbul), oud, daf and voice (Mustafa Karami, Kurdish from Iran), darbouka and bendir (Adem Yilmaz, Metin's brother), piano and keyboard (Zela Margossian from Armenia) and violin and kemancheh (Anna McDonald from Australia).

Liz Frencham
Liz is a rare bird. A warm, exuberant performer associated with multiple successful collaborations (FrenchamSmith, Jigzag & Dev'lish Mary) and a captivating soloist.

Somehow, (without genetic trickery!) she also maintains a career as a respected accompanist, producer and arranger both onstage and in the recording studio; sought out by a diverse gang of artists both national and international including While & Matthews(UK), Gregory Page(US) , Wouter Kellerman(Africa), Kristina Olsen(USA), Mic Conway, Fred Smith and more.

Always a luminous and generous presence, Liz Frencham possesses that unique ability to hold an audience fondly in the palm of her hand.

“Frencham has a voice with all the appeal, emotional honesty and clarity of someone like Shawn Colvin or Mary Chapin Carpenter. Yes, really, she is that good.”
~ Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald.

Ghassem Ghassemian, Wiseman's poet and liminal counsellor will also be gracing the stage to read us some Rumi poetry. Ghassem comes from the city of Shemiran, in the valley amidst the mountains north of Tehran, in modern Iran (ancient Persia).

Persian sweets and spiced tea available.