are delighted to be able to announce the line-up for the 2016
Healesville Music Festival, and we think that it's a damn fine one. It
includes an international act, several major national acts, the cream
of local talent and some up and coming young artists.
Espie has been casting spells over audiences across the globe since she
first took to the stage with her alt-country pop band GIT in 1997. Her
sound is an intoxicating mix of country, folk, blues and soul. Her
original songs ring with conviction and warmly wrap the listener in a
tenderly observed, sweetly rendered experience.
On her latest, critically acclaimed, self-produced album
‘Mother’s Not Feeling Herself Today’, Suzannah
continues to mine the soulful and personal side of folk and country
music. That she does so with such honesty and directness whilst still
blending subtlety and beautiful melodies reinforces her standing as one
of Australia’s finest singer/songwriters. On this album she has
tackled the subject of motherhood,
igniting candid conversations about a largely untouched subject
wherever she goes. The album was nominated for The Age Victorian Music
Awards Best Folk/Roots Album 2015 and made just about every Australian
best of list for 2015, including Rhythms Magazine, Triple R fm Off The
Record, the Courier Mail and Radio National just to name a few.
In 2008 Suzannah was
named the MBAS
Blues Performer of the Year,
and in 2013 she
joined an honour role of Australian musicians
including John Butler and Archie Roach to win the Port Fairy Folk Music
Festival Maton Artist of The Year.
“Suzannah Espie is one of
Australia’s most enchanting artists”
TEK TEK ENSEMBLE
|Tek Tek perform
virtuosic and original music inspired by tropical jungles, late night
Balkan weddings, 1960s chic, and shamanistic desert rituals. The
balance of three guys and three girls captivate audiences with
exclamatory trombone and trumpet; hedonistic violins and accordion;
deeply pulsating drums and bass; wild psychedelic electric guitar; and
a rich smearing of harmonized singing (and wailing) thrown on top.
The band is representative of the fine quality music coming out of
Melbourne and features members of The Bombay Royale, Vulgargrad, The
Cumbia Cosmonauts, Papa Chango, The Sugar Fed Leopards and Johnnie and
the Johnnie Johnnies. They are from Melbourne, Australia but have
performed numerous times across Australia, once across South East Asia,
and twice across Europe.
THE MAE TRIO
their roots firmly planted in folk tradition, Australian award-winning
band The Mae Trio are a breath of fresh air on the contemporary folk
scene. Incorporating stellar three-part harmonies, complex arrangements
and lyrical sophistication, these youngsters are on a rapid rise.
Recipients of the Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award, the prestigious
Maton Class Act Award and the NFSA Folk Recording of the Year for their
debut album Housewarming, The Mae Trio have made a colourful splash
globally including international performances from Celtic Connections
to Folk Alliance International in Kansas City, MIDEM Festival in Cannes
and Americana Festival in Nashville, not to mention a string of shows
at Australia’s leading festivals from Port Fairy Folk Festival to
Blue Mountains Music Festival. Maggie Rigby (banjo, ukuleles, guitar,
marimba and vocals), ElsieRigby (violin, ukulele and vocals) and Anita
Hillman (cello, bass and vocals) started playing together in 2011, and
the last year has seen the band burst onto the international scene.
Their debut album Housewarming was produced by Luke Plumb of
Shooglenifty and features percussionist extraordinaire James Mackintosh
also of Shooglenifty fame.
It is a rare treat to experience such unique instrumentation and
spine-tingling harmonies, and The Mae Trio promises bucketloads of both.
ALISON FERRIER BAND
based country/folk singer-songwriter-guitarist Alison Ferrier writes
songs described as having "incredible charm, wisdom and grace” by
Charles Jenkins. Her critically acclaimed 2015 release 'Be Here Now'
was produced by roots guru Jeff Lang and confirmed her place as a
highly regarded singer/songwriter.
guess you would call this alt-country. You might have to, if only
because it would take too long to say country punk, rock and country
blues meets folkish melancholy and gingham country with a dash of
double denim '70s sweetness...and the songwriting is better than merely
solid, so the foundations are good. But what sealed the deal for me was
just how inviting Ferrier's voice is and how it rises above each
stylistic station on this train line."
Bernard Zuel, Sydney Morning Herald
HAYWOOD BILLY GOATS (USA)
|An old time string band out
of Chatham County, NC, the Haywood Billy Goats have become one of the
most respected string bands in the North Carolina old time music scene.
Their tight, hard-driving sound and repertoire of traditional NC dance
music has earned the band top finishes in a number of reputable string
band contests throughout the region as well as numerous ribbons for
Members of the group have won blue ribbons at prestigious contests such
as the Mt. Airy, Union Grove, and Fiddler’s Grove Festivals as
well as a first place finish at the 2015 Australian National Bluegrass
Mandolin Championship. In addition to being in demand as a square-dance
band across North Carolina, the Haywood Billy Goats have played for
dance contests at various festivals throughout the region and have
performed with legendary NC dance ensemble, the Green Grass Cloggers.
Holding great appreciation for older-generation musicians in the
traditional music community, the Billy Goats have spent considerable
time playing with and learning from many respected old time musicians
from the Round Peak and Piedmont regions of North Carolina. Members of
the Billy Goats have also performed with Sierra Hull, Ricky Skaggs, Jim
Lauderdale, Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass and Mandolin Orange.
THE WEEPING WILLOWS
bury me beneath the willows, under the weeping willow tree” - Traditional.
Andrew Wrigglesworth and Laura Coates are a couple of old souls,
steeped in bluegrass tradition and draped in gothic Americana
imagery. That kind of description might make them sound like some
carefully contrived concept-act but there’s something truly
different about The Weeping Willows: they really mean it.
Some might call Andrew a virtuoso but he doesn’t see himself that
way. To him, the acoustic guitar (or sometimes the dobro) is just
that object that hangs permanently from his shoulders (perhaps
it’s really held up by his fingertips? Or maybe it actually
is a part of his body?) Regardless, he plays it with purpose and
authority and it wraps itself around his and Laura’s vocals with
warmth and affection, never saying too much or too little.
Laura, for her part, stays as busy as a post-war housewife;
complementing her partner’s skill with a voice that ranges from
sugar-sweet to evangelically piercing, whilst occasionally adding a
little accordion or autoharp on the side. She’s in
possession of a calm self-assurance, her stoic stage presence the
perfect foil for Andrew’s thinly veiled neurosis as they regale
their audience with stories of sunshine and romance, God and The Devil,
murder and decay. Real music.
Having supported Iris DeMent, Shane Nicholson and Bill Chambers in 2015
and with their sophomore album due in 2016, it’s likely
we’ll see a fair bit more of The Weeping Willows.
was born and raised in Tamworth, New South Wales and learnt country
music style from his fathers record collection and studio ENREC
Records. At 14 Ezra joined Wanita And The Honky Tonk Bar Room Dwellers
and a year later joined Johnny Green's Blues Cowboys and played blues,
rockabilly and country music in pubs and festivals all along the east
coast. Ezra started recording in Melbourne at Preston Records in 2008
and released ‘You Can't Stop A Freight Train’ and
‘Out Of The Valley’, showing his influences of George Jones
and Hank Williams. Ezra started touring European, UK and USA rockabilly
and blues festivals in 2009 and has supported act of the calibre of
Jerry Lee Lewis and Wanda Jackson. He signed with Rhythm Bomb Records
in Berlin and has released five albums to date, with the latest two
‘Motor Head Baby’ and ‘Boomerang Boogie’
selling more than 25,000 copies each in Europe and England. Ezra Lee on
lead vocal and piano, is backed by Co Tipping on guitar, Ray Westcott
on double bass and Craig Hadlow on drums.
CHLOE & JASON ROWETH
& Jason Roweth (vocals, guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo) have been
researching and presenting the living tradition of Australian music for
over twenty years. They bring you the songs and poems of the kitchen,
the verandah, the shearers’ huts, the local pub - and the yarns
that go with them - in all their ornery and glorious detail. Drawing
their inspiration from the warmth of old-style bush entertainment, the
Roweths work with vibrant arrangements of new and old traditional
Australian ballads and work songs, early country music, original
music, poetry, yarns, and dance tunes, weaving together and
carrying forward diverse threads of the Australian tradition. They also
specialise in themed presentations, forging unique combinations of
music, folklore and social history.
Music Festival favourites, The Roweths have received recognition for
both their music and poetry performance; their CD “A Voice That
Was Still” was named the National Film and Sound Archive Folk
Album of the Year at the National Folk Festival in 2010, and Jason was
awarded the ABPA Golden Damper Traditional Reciter 2016, NFF Reciter of
the Year in 2015, and NFF Yarnspinner of the Year in 2013. They have
independently released twenty CDs and two DVD packages since 1995
ENDA KENNY & DAVE O'NEILL
Kenny is an Irish-born singer/songwriter who has made his home in
Melbourne since the late 1980's. His thoughtful, descriptive stories of
his adoptive homeland have struck a chord with festival audiences all
over Australia and are always memorable and spiced with plenty of
humour. Proud to sing of where he lives rather than where he left, he
continues to grow his international audience with recent trips to
Germany, UK, NZ and Canada.
After a decade of juggling performance with a career in Public Housing,
the release of ‘Heart Tattoo’ allowed a return to full-time
music in 2013, and, with seven acclaimed albums to his credit,
Enda’s back catalogue of recorded work provides a perfect
introduction to his stories of life, love and justice. But it is on
stage where he truly shines.
Since last year Enda has toured with superb multi-instrumentalist Dave
O'Neill. Dave is a former Artistic Director of Australia's National
Folk Festival and spent a decade on the road with Eric Bogle Band. From
their very first appearance together at Newstead Live Festival it was
clear that Kenny & O'Neill have a musical alliance that will
continue to amaze and engage every audience they play to.
finest Irish songwriter living overseas" Colum
McMahon is a versatile artist with an unmistakable style and voice that
rings true across a variety of sonic landscapes captured in his highly
regarded recording career to date. His versatility as a musician has
led to involvement in other projects besides his own over the last two
years. In-between his role as guitarist for the esteemed Suzannah Espie
and performing, co-writing and producing with new talent Jemma and the
Clifton Hillbillies, McMahon continued to experiment and develop his
ideas, writing, recording and occasionally performing around Melbourne
with various musicians.
stripped back casual charm to royally rocking, McMahon has built a
bespoke musical home of his own" Chris
Lambie , Rhythms
BLIND CREEK RHYTHM & BLUES REVIEW
|Blind Creek Rhythm &
Blues Review is the fresh incarnation of the band formerly known as
“Engine Room”. After a change in line-up, the band
flowed from the Mountain Ash forests red-hot and rockin'.
A solid five piece blues band fronted by Richie Langford (vocals,
guitar, blues harp), Alan “Mr Fabulous” Gibson (vocals,
sax, blues harp, bull-horn, general scallywag activities) and Aaron
Burton (vocals, guitar), along with the solid rhythm section of Jono
“DeBassist” Zwart (backing vocals, bass) and Paul Spears
(drums). Blind Creek Rhythm & Blues Review will “cut ya
mustard and butter both sides of ya bread in one go!!”
Their music has been described as “Rockin' blues and a damned
good racket”. A mix of swing and boogie that'll get ya feet
tappin' and ya mojo twitchin'.
ASH & ANDY
& Andy are a dynamic Old Time duo performing both traditional and
original repertoire. With powerfully uplifting vocal harmonies and
driving fiddle and banjo duets, their sound evokes a simpler time when
this music served as a uniting communal pastime and provided a lively
atmosphere for rural house parties and dance halls throughout
A member of Melbourne-based acoustic trio One Up, Two Down and a
sideman with many top American Bluegrass artists, Andrew Small is a
native North Carolinian and has received numerous prizes for his fiddle
and banjo playing at contests throughout the south-eastern US, as well
as being named the 2015 National Bluegrass Mandolin Champion of
Ashlee Watkins was raised in a musical family outside of Newcastle,
NSW, and has displayed her pure and powerful vocals and solid rhythm
guitar playing at music festivals in the United States and Australia.
Both Ash and Andy perform interchangeably on fiddle, banjo, guitar, and
mandolin, and are respected members of the North Carolina and Victorian
Old-Time music scenes.
THE NORTHERN FOLK
from Albury NSW, The Northern folk are a collective of eleven musical
ambitionists spreading their unique brand of folk/pop/stomp/rock into
the roots of small towns and big cities alike. Soaring saxes, roaring
brass, and bashful bass frame the Northern Folk’s massive vocals,
with eight part harmonies in tow. The Folk write in a range of moods,
from atmospheric ballads to big-band boot stompers, harkening to the
style of The Cat Empire, Saskwatch and Of Monsters and Men.
THE CHERRY PICKERS
the last ten years The Cherry Pickers have been wandering their own
bluegrass path, turning over old songs to see what’s underneath
and uncovering a few newer ones along the way. The Cherry Pickers were
born on Adelaide’s flatlands but their true home is the hills and
valleys of the Southern Fleurieu where they can be found performing and
recording a diverse group of artists and tunes from both ends of the
The Cherry Pickers band features banjo, dobro, mandolin, upright bass
and guitar, and their love for bluegrass and acoustic music shines
through in every performance. They have appeared on various festival
line-ups, including the Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival,
Harrietville Bluegrass Festival, and the Fleurieu Folk Festival. The
Cherry Pickers have completed their second recording, ‘Hand
Picked’, a collection of Australian songs uncovered in
singer/songwriter Kayla Dwyer, is a natural story-teller. If she has
something to say, you will undoubtedly hear it. Her lyrics are honest
and forthright, strongly geared towards the truth. From a small town at
the end of the iconic Great Ocean Road, Kayla found a need to express
strong emotions through writing music. Humorous and profound,
Kayla’s raw country/folk vibrations mixed with her rich vocal
tones are sure to have you taking notice of this rising star on the
current music scene. Recently recognised for her talents at the 50th
National Folk Festival, Kayla was awarded the 2016 Lis Johnston
Memorial Award. Kayla’s highly anticipated second album
‘Time Machine’ will be previewed before 2017, so
don’t miss her at the festival!
THE BEAN PROJECT
from the forests of Belgrave come vibrant brass-clad acoustic band The
Bean Project. Recipients of the 2016 Folk Alliance Australia Youth
award and winners of the 2015 FreeZa Push Start Battle of the Bands,
the group is building a solid reputation around the country. The Bean
Project encompass the territory of folk, jazz and singer-songwriter
genres, showcasing a distinctly unique style of original material. The
band’s influences stretch from The Cat Empire to Johnny Cash and
their sound has been most aptly described as 'the odd marriage of Cake,
City and Colour and Kings of Convenience.'
stupid name for a seriously good band.” Lindy
Burns, ABC Local Radio
Mitchell is a singer-songwriter from Healesville who takes inspiration
from folk, blues and country influences to craft his acoustic-based
indie-pop/rock. Time Out (UK) compared his songsmithery to Neil Finn
and Ben Harper, describing Mitchell as “A thoughtful songwriter with a gift
for simple melodies and powerful emotion.” In June this
year Mitchell achieved a Number 1 on the Amrap Regional charts with a
heart-felt, solo-acoustic recording of his song, ‘Keep Community
Radio’. Each of the 17 tracks on Mitchell’s 2015 release,
Chance To Love, and each of the 14 tracks on his latest release, Summer
Lover received radio play across Australia (now getting international
attention). Myles O’Neill Shaw (3PBS) described Summer Lover as “A loving ode to this great country
of ours. You can almost smell the surf.” While Neil Rogers
(3RRR) called Summer Lover “Another
fine release and collection of songs from Ben that showcases his
development as one of Melbourne’s emerging
singer/songwriters.” Ahead of a national tour, lead
single, Ocean Road has been picked up by Foxtel’s Country Music
|Astro Cobalt are four
highly trained musicians with an addiction to bluegrass and a passion
for both contemporary and traditional music, in fact all good music
generally. The youngest bluegrass band in Adelaide, they started
jamming 4 years ago, and since then have had excellent receptions at a
variety of shows in Adelaide, as well as at the Wirrina Bluegrass
Festival, Fleurieu Folk Festival and Frances Folk Gathering. In 2013,
they represented South Australia at the Folk Alliance Australia Youth
Awards, held in Canberra at the National Folk Festival, and in 2015,
after more beer consumption than proper organisation, they finally
released their first EP.
Astro Cobalt are a bluegrass band with pop, rock, jazz, blues, and
newgrass influences. They share a great rapport, not only among
themselves, but with crowds who sing and dance along!
BLACKBERRY JAM BUSH BAND
is renowned for its fun, lively and
entertaining dances! They have strong roots in traditional Australian
are Melbourne’s most sought
after dance band.
Ray Simpson is an expert in traditional Australian music, dance and
is an award winning concertina player, a multi instrumentalist and
an outstanding entertainer, dancer and musician. Jennie Simpson is a
skilled musician, dancer and singer with expertise in theatrical
animation and dance. She is a seasoned performer with a joyful and
friendly rapport with all audiences. Chris Lazzaro is a song writer and
with a love for all forms of music and song. He also is a highly
Blackberry Jam has performed for dances to the delight of many, many
of people over the past 15 years. Whether you're 2 or 102, have never
before or are highly skilled dancers, Blackberry Jam will be perfect
|Singer Songwriter and Foot
Stompin' Blues Man, Richie Langford has been entertaining audience's
across the country for the past twenty years. Fresh off the back of his
latest east coast tour, Richie will be back in Melbourne for a string
of show's before hitting the road again early next year.
Performing using an old suit case converted into a kick drum, foot
tambourine, resonator and acoustic guitars, and wailing harmonica, he
delivers a well honed repertoire of originals and blues standards, with
a rockin' swamp groove. Richie's new album Suit Case Blues will be
available early next year.
|Aaron Burton is a
singer/songwriter with a long history of live performances at festivals
and venues, around the country both as a solo act and with many
different bands. His songs are drawn from personal experience and his
hope is to share emotions and feelings we all have felt at different
times in our life and to say that you’re not alone. With a deep,
rich, soulful voice, a fine artist to see live, he has recently had one
of his songs recorded by a band in the US, it is getting some air play
and has been received well. With a blend of original and some well
loved favourites, Aaron delivers a great performance.
LOUIE & THE PRIDE
|Since the beginning,
Louie and the Pride has had many incarnations. Experimentation in many
different instruments, slightly floating into other genres as the
members taste in music has evolved. Since the release of the debut
album "Wake Me Up" last year they have enjoyed heavier pub gigs, and
even stripped down to duo at times.. But Louie and the pride are always
in essence, music written by a woman and her guitar, drenched in three
part harmonies and atmospheric arrangements, performed by the best of
|David Knight is an exciting
and gifted new artist on the Australian music scene.
Since age 11, David has been studying the guitar in all its forms. Now
23 and sitting somewhere between roots, folk and virtuoso, David has
developed a unique style and method of performing with the instrument
that is bound to see him become one of this country’s finest and
most respected guitarists. He is already a regular performer on
Foxtel’s ‘Guitar Gods and Masterpieces’ program... He
is the youngest artist to be featured on the show.
Turning professional while still in high school, David began touring
nationally, performing in Australia’s best known music venues
including The Rails in Byron Bay, Melbourne’s Northcote Social
Club and Adelaide’s legendary ‘Gov’. During these
tours, Knight performed on stage with blues legends Lloyd Spiegel and
Geoff Achison to name a few and supported award winning artists like
Daniel Champagne and Shaun Kirk.
Festival appearances include The Queenscliff Music Festival, The
Australian Blues Music Festival, Moomba festival as well as a series of
local festivals in Melbourne.
In 2010, David released his debut CD. The self-titled album featured 12
original tracks and received airplay on Australian community radio. A
follow up CD is in the mix and planned for a release mid-2012.
"David has the talent and attitude to no
doubt see him become one of this country’s leading guitar
players." Lloyd Spiegel
– Premier endorsee for Cole Clark guitars.
|The Anecdote's music
is a marriage of poetry, painstakingly sculptured songs, fiery
improvising and space. The songs are the gardens we lovingly tend. They
are our children, each very different, but from the same family. Vocal
harmonies, cello, trumpet and percussion merge and entwine together in
a bed of acoustic guitar. Impassioned in performance, our love of music
and the act of creation unites us.
As songwriters, our hopes are to uplift, meet in intimate places, to
commune from the hearths of ourselves. As musicians our intention is to
transport, captivate, communicate intangible things and loosen some of
the knots around each other’s hearts. As improvisors we seek to
stare into the sun, voyage through the storm to find its eye, give body
to wind and lightning.
It would seem much of the world and its machinations are a little
off-kilter, and for us this music is our way of survival. Through
playing, creating, exploring and performing, we find sanity and
meaning. With expressions of what are our personal truths, we give what
we can to help create safe passage. We want more, and less. We are
duty-bound to create.
PANS ON FIRE
|The steel band Pans on Fire was formed in
2009, after the devastating Black Saturday Bushfires that destroyed the
town of Marysville. Most of the band
members had lost their house and all of their belongings. It was formed
as a music therapy project to help the people overcome the trauma and
the problems of the long recovery process. With the exception of the
project initiator, none of the members had ever played a steel pan, but
all were ready to give it a go!
Since then, Pans on Fire has had an astonishing journey. Growing in
numbers, it has developed a repertoire of varied styles such as
calypso, latin, afro, jazz, folk and classical music and has performed
at over 60 concerts at local community events as well as large
stage-based music festivals. In December 2011 Pans on Fire released its
first CD entitled ‘Recovery’
RUDY THE ONE MAN BAND
|With over 25 years
experience playing in bush bands and dance bands as well as playing
solo, Rudy the One Man Band has a repertoire of over 200 numbers
including Children’s Songs, Colonial, Classical and Blues, and
regularly plays at Children's Days, Festivals, Schools, Restaurants,
Markets, Fetes, Retirement Homes and Kindergartens.
He normally carries a drum on his back with Macadamia, or Macca, the
monkey beating the drum, Pistachio, or Archie, a baby gorilla playing
the tambourine, Nutmeg the Monkey sitting on a swing under the drum,
and finally Mr P Nut, an adult gorilla, sitting on top of the drum
playing the cymbals. Rudy plays piano accordion, guitar, mandolin,
fiddle, tin whistle, harmonica, banjo, zither, concertina, bongos and
didgeridoo, as well as singing. Put him on a stage or within a crowd of
people of all ages and soon everyone is joining in with actions and
MICHAEL THE BALLOONOLOGIST
|Michael the Balloonologist
has been a fixture at festivals, fetes, fairs and functions for more
than fifteen years. From single balloon animals to multi-balloon
creations Michael manages to enthrall his audience whether they are 2
or 102. Dogs, bears, flowers and fancy hats flow freely from his
fingers. Come and claim a colourful creation.
RED RAVEN MORRIS DANCERS
|Red Raven Morris
Dancers are a Victorian-based folk dance group who perform the
centuries old Morris dance in and around Melbourne, amusing ourselves,
and occasionally the public, since we formed in 2004.
Morris Dancing is England's traditional folk dance, performed by a team
of dancers wearing bells, and using handkerchiefs or sticks. Red
Raven dance two major traditions: Cotswold Morris from the areas
to the west of Oxford, and the more rustic Border Morris from the
English–Welsh border country. Each Morris group has its own
distinctive costume, so look out for us: we are the group in
various loud combinations of red, white, and black.
|Little Giants are two local
Healesville teenage girls who have just graduated high school with a
passion for music! Their music is a unique blend, ranging from funky
folk, to soul & reggae, combining the unique harmonies that Marlee
and Mandy create.
|Uke Frenzy was
born out of a group of musos playing ukes in a large group and is now a
group of 8 players that have similar taste in performance and musical
style, ranging from Jazz/swing/folk to rock and roll. With bright
outfits and focus on entertaining their audience, they get away from
the old uke singalong tradition.
THE BLACK HARRYS
|The Black Harrys are a
young roots/blues/funk/reggae/folk trio who cut their teeth
on the Melbourne busking circuit, and who currently enjoy a loyal
following around Melbourne and beyond.
The group consists of Angus on bass, Connor on vocals and guitar, and
Julian on drums. Without diminishing the obvious work that goes into
crafting their repertoire of original songs, there is nothing forced
about The Black Harrys’ music. The Black Harrys perform
unpretentious, relaxed music, with warm guitars and soaring vocals,
accompanied by virtuosic rhythms.
BADGER CREEK WOMEN'S CHOIR
|The Badger Creek
Women’s Choir began in the winter of 2013 with a group of women
who wanted to meet, sing, laugh and bring a little harmony into their
lives. There are now 20 plus members who meet Tuesday evenings at
7.30pm, at Badger Creek Primary School. The choir sings a variety of
music from Elvis Presley to Stevie Wonder to Celtic Traditional with a
hint of Andrews Sisters. Led by Badger Creek Primary School Music
teacher, Jenny Legg the aim of the group is to join together and sing
beautifully, learn a little and connect with each other through the
joyous medium of music