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International concert performer, Catherine Stirling will be a harpsichord soloist at the I Dolci Venti concerts during June in Caloundra and Witta.

Baroque and Beyond


The Maleny Recorder ensemble I Dolci Venti will proudly host Brisbane based harpsichordist, Catherine Stirling, at their next concert “Baroque and Beyond” this month.

Catherine has performed widely as both soloist and chamber musician in Europe and Australia. Since returning to Australia, she has performed with the Badinerie Players, the Queensland Orchestra and with various early music ensembles.

The evening repertoire for Catherine and I Dolci Venti include Bach, Handel and Telemann. Two concerts June 14, 2.30pm. White Eagle Lodge, 19 Tesch Road, Witta and June 28 2.30pm Caloundra Uniting Church, Ulm Street, Caloundra. $15 adult. $5 children. Ph: 54943424


Gypsy Night at Joe’s Waterhole

Be prepared for a night of exciting tunes, outrageous tempos, amazing playing and flashy dressing when the most exciting new gypsy band in the country, The Woohoo Revue (Melbourne) appear at Joes Waterhole in Eumundi on Friday June 12. Their wild arrangements of gypsy tunes combine virtuosic musicianship, bravado and dance floor savvy. The shows are part of a nationwide touring schedule which has taken the band throughout Victoria, NSW, Tasmania, SA and the ACT.

The show starts at 8:30pm, Admission:$15 presale or $20 at the door.


Rockin’ June at Palmwoods  …


Doc Span

Doc Span

Local legend Doc Span will be joined by the wonderful Nick Charles. Nick has been a performing and touring acoustic musician for over 25 years on the Australian and international acoustic music scene. Averaging over 200 shows a year from Perth to Sydney and LA to Kansas City – including many major guitar, folk, blues and jazz festivals – the eclectic nature of Nick’s music continues to delight and captivate his audiences . With five critically acclaimed albums to his credit and numerous awards, Nick is an artist who is in high demand for concert appearances and workshops. JB Lewis is a Palmwoods regular for one reason only. He’s quite simply, one of SE Qld’s most accomplished blues musicians. As a sideman, he works regularly with many of Australia’s best.
And for a headliner, the Palmwoods is doubling your blues dollar. Kate Meehan has been regarded as one of Australia’s greatest blues vocalists for over a decade now. She’s received numerous accolades, multiple Chain awards among them, as Australia’s no one female blues singer.
Sat June 6 – Nick Charles & Doc Span, 8pm – Free entry
Sat June 20 – Palmwoods Got The Blues – Tom Richardson,JB Lewis Band, Kate Meehan Band featuring Steve Lott, 5.30 pm – Free entry 


Lucas Parklands concert highlights
Evgeny Uhanov

Evgeny Uhanov

Ukraine-born pianist Evgeny Uhanov will give a piano recital including a performance of Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky at Lucas Parklands, the Narrows in Montville on June 21 at 3pm. Local artists will exhibit their work at this stunning Hinterland arts venue.

Queensland pianist Jayson Gillham has formed an exciting new piano trio, The New Holland Trio, and they will play works by Tchaikowsky, Beethoven, and a newly
commissioned work to be premiered at Lucas Parklands on July 4 at 7pm. On Sunday July 5 at 3pm Jayson will play his Warsaw competition Chopin repertoire. 
The Celts are getting together
The inaugural Maleny Celtic Winter School will be held around town venues on June 12-14. Classes for any skill level in fiddle, flute, whistle, bodhran (Irish drum) and other instruments. Both sessions will be followed in John McCormack’s Finbar’s on Bicentenary Lane. Weekend tickets cost $120. Phone John Thompson: 0416 032 573.
Cowgirls and Divas Bash on 

Once again the Maleny Cowgirls and Divine Divas are holding a fabulous night to raise much needed money for Variety and to enable their cars to attend this year’s Variety Bash, travelling from Townsville to Alice Springs. All money raised goes to help diasadvantaged and disabled children.
The Cowgirls will host a disco night on June 20 in the Showgrounds and want to encourage eveyone to don their flares and dance along to the hits of the 70s and 80s, supplied by DJ Toxic.                        
Doors open at 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm and finishes at midnight.
There are prizes for the best dressed Lady and Bloke.
$10 entry for those over 18. $5 entry under 18. Licenced venue, no BYO
Badjohns come to Mapleton Tavern

The Badjohns are unique to the Australian music scene. They play a mix of Caribbean music such as calypso,reggae and soca as well as some cuban/latin, originals and jazz. standards. 
The band has a distinct “signature sound” which comes from the combination of steelpans(still unusual in Australia) and conventional instruments. Added to this sound are strong lead vocals and harmonies by three highly experienced singers.
These highly talented players are at the Mapleton Tavern on Friday June 26, 7-11pm.
Featuring a virtuoso Trinidadian steelpan player …Lennox “Madman” Jordan who recently arrived in Australia from Trinidad where he managed and arranged for a 60 piece steelband. 
Kenny Griffiths(drums) and Matthew Davies (guitar and steelpans) were born and bred in Trinidad and  Roger Koller(Fender Bass) has mastered the special bass lines for this style of music
Sharon Brown is an award-winning songwriter, passionate about playing steelpans. Having worked in both jazz and Caribbean bands for over a decade her experiences also add to the band’s magic.
Take a taste on the wild side
The Basically Wild Edible Art team will inspire and surprise guests with a delicious 3 course menu featuring native Australian ingredients at Maleny’s UpFront Club on July 1.
Have you tasted native herbed cheese? Warrigal greens and Tasmanian Mountain Pepper butter?  Fragrant Lemon Myrtle rice?
Now’s your chance. Bev Hand will be presenting indigenous short movies as well as live entertainment. 
This will be an enlightening evening of wonderful food and  entertainment, celebrating our beautiful country and its unique native foods.
It will be held at the Upfront Club, Maple Street Maleny on Wednesday the 1st of July . Special dietary needs can be catered for.  
The cost is just  $49 per person and there is a 5% concession for club members. Pre bookings only, tickets available at Bower Bird Maple Stree Maleny. For information contact Sabine: 54 35 21 38. 
The Can Can Comes to Town
The violin duet (above) is between Orpheus (Phil Simmons) and Eurydice (Jenny Keys) from Orpheus in the Underworld

The violin duet (above) is between Orpheus (Phil Simmons) and Eurydice (Jenny Keys) from Orpheus in the Underworld

Following last year’s highly acclaimed performance of The Mikado, the Maleny Singers will this year perform the rollicking musical Orpheus in the Underworld, by Jacques Offenbach.   The production is well underway, and proving to be hilarious, with jolly music, very funny dialogue, colourful costumes, and the Can Can performed by the Maleny High School Dancers, all accompanied by the Maleny Performing Arts Orchestra.

Former professional singer Jenny Keys will play the role of Eurydice, bored with her violin teaching husband Orpheus and seduced by the debonair, fun-loving Pluto, King of Hades.   Much fun ensues before she finally has to choose between the former two and Jupiter, King of  the gods.   
Find out who succeeds in winning her hand. 
There will be four performances, July 3, 5, 11, and 12 at the Maleny Memorial Hall. Bookings at the Bower Bird, Maleny.
Peter Hudson is art prize finalist

Hinterland painter Peter Hudson is again one of the 40 finalists selected from a field of 400 entries vying to win the 2009 Sunshine Coast Art Prize. 
The Sunshine Coast Art Prize (SCAP) is a national contemporary painting and 2D art prize presented by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.  
Coast Joanne Currie Nalingu of Caloundra and Lisa Lee of Tewantin are also finalists. 
The SCAP winner will receive a $20,000 prize which includes cash and an artists-in-residency prize in Maleny. 
This year’s judge is acclaimed gallery director and philanthropist Philip Bacon, who established the Philip Bacon Galleries in Brisbane in 1974. The gallery is now regarded as Brisbane’s leading commercial art gallery.  
The SCAP exhibition will run at Caloundra Regional Art Gallery from 19 August to 4 October between 10am and 4pm. Admission is free.
Brian Allison work gifted to Show

A painting by Brian Allison who died in 2007 has been gifted by his partner, Charmaine Cameron to help raise much needed funds for research and for Leukemia patients on the Sunshine Coast.
The painting (below) will go into the Art Show at the Nambour Showgrounds, presented by the Palmwoods-Woombye Lions Club and the Sunshine Coast Show Society on June 11,12,13. 
Other Allison paintings will also be on show. 
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