BEMAC presents Singout Sista: The Wish List
27 Nov 2015 | Friday 7:30pm to 9:30pm
The Wish List features three leading lights of the Australian folk scene: three-times Golden Fiddle Award winner, Emma Nixon, multi-instrumentalist and renowned singer Nicole Murray, and songwriter and cello-singer Rebecca Wright.
The Wish List will explore endless possibilities of strings and voices for a delightful showcase of celtic traditions and the most magical folk tunes.
Nicole Murray’s has toured the world for twelve years with folk band, Cloudstreet, with John Thompson, making eight albums and specialising in close harmony singing. She plays Irish flute and whistle, fiddle, percussion and guitar and leads The Folk Choir in Brisbane to explore more of this repertoire.
Emma Nixon’s powerful and passionate performances of traditional and contemporary Scottish fiddle music enchant audiences across Australia and around the world. She leads The Brisbane Celtic Fiddle Club, and creates crowd-stirring arrangements of wonderful Celtic tunes. She recently joined Cloudstreet and toured in the UK with Nicole and John this year.
Rebecca Wright’s songs will stir your heart, and her glorious singing with cello will delight you. She is grounded in the Scottish tradition and regularly performs with her Glaswegian husband Donald McKay. Rebecca has also toured internationally with Cloudstreet, and the five musicians also run Scottish dances as The Ceilidh Clan.
The Wish List’s performance will celebrate the stories and songs of Scottish women in this heart-warming show.