Framing the high country are the flying, banjo fingers of Dave Hellens and ever smiling Dougie Ball, rockabilly Double Bass man, together with with Robbie & I they complete The Lawnmowers - Bluegrass into the New Millenium!!! And a whole heap of fun. At Harrietville Bluegrass Festival this weekend.
The October SupClub's feature artist was Dheeraj Shrestha, Nepalese Tabla master from the Dya Singh Group. We managed to snag a free weekend and between Schools, and venues in Armidale & Tamworth we presented a fine world music continuity from May's SupClub's Tibetan flavour to this times Bulgarian/ Indian/ Celtic / Country/ Jazz ! However here we are celebrating a perfect weekend at Alberta's North Fair (Canada - last year) with a chummy hug.
Beside is a very happy PuYu Macleod having just finished a touchingly sublime delivery of world Flute at Armidale's Cattlesman Motel within the SupClub. Quiet spoken but soars wildly on the flute. No egos here, just melodic plucks on strings of the heart & soul producing even a few tears I was told.
But she has no inkling that only days later I'd be making a snowman in Austria, Penelope providing backdrop here - having amazed us on Flute as well, at an Austrian corporate gig! Mal does cosmetic adjustments to Mr.Carrot nose. Totally Gourdgeous will return there next June as well for a return invite to the mighty Donauinsel Festival.