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COMING UP AT THE SPOTTED MALLARD
BREAKING TRAD (IRE)
Saturday January 13, 2018, 8.00pm | The Spotted Mallard, 314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Breaking Trad are reviving Irish traditional music and song with a fresh, and modern twist with powerhouse tunes and exquisite vocals. Breaking Trad is made up of Donal Murphy (Accordion), from West Limerick, Niall Murphy (Fiddle) from South Armagh, and Mike Galvin (Guitar/Vocals). They will be joined by the renowned singer and bodhran player Gino Lupari which makes this band even more formidable. Although this is not a Second Line Music show, it is highly recommended!
SECOND LINE MUSIC SHOWS COMING UP IN 2018!
LUKE PLUMB and THE CIRCUIT ALBUM LAUNCH
Wednesday February 21, 2018, 8.00pm | The Spotted Mallard

Turn & ReTurn by Luke Plumb and The Circuit is the first new body of work since the world renowned mandolinist departed from Shooglenifty to return home to Australia. Luke Plumb: mandolin and vocals; Eamon McNelis: vocals and trumpet, Kate Burke: guitar and vocals, Shannon Birchall: double bass, Rory McDougall: drums and Jem Dunlop: guitar .... what a killer band! The music is a kind of shooglenifty meets cretan music meets the velvet underground meets acid jazz.
MIKE McCLELLAN IN CONCERT
Thursday March 1, 2018, 8.00pm | The Spotted Mallard

Yet again Mike McClellan has delivered an album of wonderful new songs. No Intermission is his third in six years and his show at the Mallard will feature many of his new tracks. But no McClellan show would be complete without a generous helping of songs from his classic back catalogue. So you'll hear Song and Dance Man, The One I Love, Rock'n Roll Lady and his more recently released I Wonder Who You're Waiting For. As those who have seen him perform already know, he's also a masterful storyteller and guitarist.
CHRIS WHILE & JULIE MATTHEWS (UK)
PRESENTED AS A PART OF THE 2018 BRUNSWICK MUSIC FESTIVAL Wednesday March 7, 2018, 8.00pm | The Spotted Mallard

With 22 years of unrivalled musical partnership gathering numerous nominations, awards and critical acclaim along the way, English singer/songwriters, Chris While & Julie Matthews return to their beloved Australia, which has become their second home. This will be their thirteenth visit in 20 years. They bring with them their latest studio album, Shoulder to Shoulder which has garnered much media attention and rave reviews.
PETER ROWAN BLUEGRASS BAND (USA)
Tuesday March 13, 2018, 8.00pm | The Spotted Mallard

Peter Rowan, “The Voice of Bluegrass”, returns to Australia with his Bluegrass Band, featuring Patrick Sauber (banjo, mandolin), Blaine Sprouse (fiddle), and Paul Knight (double bass). "Rowan is one of the greatest and most important of all the bluegrass players. He understands what he calls "the joy" of bluegrass and acoustic music" (Sydney Morning Herald). His beautiful singing is of the classic “high-lonesome” - the defining style of all bluegrass vocalists.
ANDY IRVINE & LUKE PLUMB (IRE & AUS)
2018 LOUIS McMANUS MEMORIAL CONCERT

PRESENTED AS A PART OF THE 2018 BRUNSWICK MUSIC FESTIVAL
Thursday March 15, 2018, 8.00pm | The Spotted Mallard

The collaboration between the legendary Andy Irvine (Sweeney's Men/Patrick Street/Planxy/Mozaik) and mandolin maestro Luke Plumb (Shooglenifty) is one of the most thrilling in recent times, resulting in the wonderful 2017 studio album Precious Heroes. This show is the 2018 Louis McManus Memorial Concert. No one captured the ‘heart and soul’ of Brunswick Music Festival more than Louis McManus
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