Sat 17 Jun Mapleton - Andy Rigby (Harp) w/ Tunji Beier et al

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Andy Rigby - Harp Concert

Sat 17 June - 7.00 pm

And Friends:
Randall Mathews (fiddle)
Tunji Beier (percussion)
Rebecca Hood (wire-strung harp)
At the Cosy
Mapleton Community Hall
Obi Obi Rd, Mapleton

$13.00 / $10.00
Families $35.00

Doors open 6.30 pm
Two full brackets of great music
Hot Drinks Available

Rebecca: 5445 7478 Judy: 5496 1657


Popular Victorian harper Andy Rigby returns to the Blackall range on Saturday June 17 to give an evening concert with friends at the historic Mapleton Hall.
Andy’s music encompasses a seductive mix of Paraguayan cross-rhythms, original tunes and Celtic melodies.

Andy’s no stranger to the coast, having played and taught folk harp at numerous Maleny and Woodford festivals and appeared at the Cooroy instrument makers’ exhibition, as well as giving solo concerts and workshops in the area. For the concert he’ll be joined by local harp-player Rebecca Hood, Brisbane fiddler Randall Mathews and percussionist Tunji Beier (of’ Dva’ fame). The four musicians have played together in previous concerts to enthusiastic crowds.

Not only is Andy a great musician, he’s also a well-respected harp maker, having designed and built instruments for harp players throughout Australia and overseas. He plays mostly on a 36-string "Paraceltic" harp of his own
design and making. His visit to the coast this month includes a reunion with ten harpers who made their own harps under his instruction at a workshop held at Maleny High School ten years ago.

Andy’s music is featured on many recordings, most notably on his solo CD, ‘Made and Played’, as well as with ‘Blackwood’ and the harp trio ‘Moving Harps’. He has also recorded with Shakuhachi player Riley Lee, with Dulcimer player Gillian Alcock’ and he’s heard playing the whistle on Rebecca Hood’s Gaelic harp recording ‘Over Nine Waves’.

Andy will also be running a hands-on teaching session from 2pm at the concert venue.

Venture out for a great night of eclectic acoustic music. Doors will open at 6.30 for the 7.00pm concert at Mapleton Community Hall, Obi Obi Rd, Mapleton. Tickets at the door: $10.00 / $13.00 and $35.00 for families. Hot drinks will be available.

Enquiries for the teaching session and concert can be directed to Rebecca on 5445 7478 or Judy on 5496 1657. Andy can also be contacted on 0400-865229

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