Tag: folk


Two acts: Nancy Bates, and Vetter og villskap – Pay what you want

Saturday June 22nd 2024 Nancy Bates … was considered one of the best singer / songwriters in Australia today by national treasure Archie Roach and is known Australia-wide for her concerts and workshops.  She is a First Nations composer, writer, educator, and proudly Barkindji. With cultural ties to communities running the length of the Baarka, she is river woman living a multifaceted life, intertwining music, education, and advocacy to weaponise and resist colonisation. From 2013 to 2017, Nancy completed a musical apprenticeship under the mentorship of renowned Song Man, Uncle Archie Roach. This experience has spurred her on to become a powerful presence both on stage, and off.  Recognising her exceptional contributions to the music industry, Nancy Bates has been honoured as an Ambassador for the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA).  Through the ‘Songs Inside’ film project, Nancy teaches ukulele and songwriting to women in prison, giving them voice, andRead more…Two acts: Nancy Bates, and Vetter og villskap – Pay what you want

Mike McClellan

Saturday Feb 17th – 7:30pm Bridgewater Arts Centre 407 Mount Barker Road, Bridgewater 5144 (opposite the General Store) If you thought Mike McClellan might be ready to give it away you’d be very wrong. Reviewing a recent McClellan album Trevor Leeden wrote, “Four decades has done nothing to erode McClellan’s strengths and on the evidence here he remains one of our finest acoustic singer-songwriters.” You begin to understand something of the extraordinary history that quote encompasses when you realise that he has been on stage, guitar in hand, since 1965. Universally known as The Song And Dance Man after his acclaimed 1974 hit, he’s hosted TV shows, had many of his songs covered around the world, recorded 10 albums, two of which went gold and played concerts to audiences all over Australia who have remained enthralled by the magic of his singing and playing ever since he first stepped intoRead more…Mike McClellan

Multi ARIA Award Winner Peter Combe OAM and Fossils – July 2nd 2022

Update (Wed 29th June 2022) With overflowing numbers we have moved the event to: The Aldgate Village Well, 54 Strathalbyn Road, Aldgate. You are welcome to add to our numbers by inviting your network to this memorable evening. Adelaide-based folk singers ‘Fossils’ will present a benefit concert for the Bridgewater Arts Centre on Saturday 2nd July, 2022.  Spokesman for the group Brian Loffler said they are all very much looking forward to playing in Bridgewater.  “We have performed individually in the Adelaide Hills on many occasions, but this will be the first time for us as Fossils,” Mr Loffler said. He went on to say: “It’s been a very tough time for musicians, arts-workers and performance venues during the pandemic, so we’re delighted to help with this fundraiser for the Bridgewater Arts Centre. “2018 was a huge year for Fossils folk group when singer-songwriter Peter Combe was awarded a star atRead more…Multi ARIA Award Winner Peter Combe OAM and Fossils – July 2nd 2022

April 14th (Sunday) Ordinary Elephant

Don’t miss this couple! They are International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year with a host of other awards and are currently touring Australia. Bridgewater Arts Centre – Sunday 14th April 3-5pm Bridgewater Uniting Church – 407 Mount Barker Road, Bridgewater, South Australia 5155

Three fine acts at The Arts Centre – Feb 2019

  These were the three Adelaide acts that performed at Bridgewater Arts Centre on February 16th. Ziggy, Richard and Elijah Palmer, and Adrienne Lovelock and Peter Day added to the diversity of fine musical talent which Bridgewater Arts Centre has presented since 2017 with the first event being an Oxjam fundraiser.

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