As part of our focus on original songwriting and storytelling, Arts Rutherglen in conjunction with Indigo FM and Destination Rutherglen, present The Weeping Willows live at Wahgunyah School of Arts Hall on Sunday 8 October.
3 x CMAA ‘Golden Guitar’, Australian Folk Music and Music Victoria Award winners, The Weeping Willows (Laura Coates and Andrew Wrigglesworth) are a couple of old souls, steeped in Bluegrass tradition and draped in Gothic Americana imagery. They regale their audiences with stories of sunshine and romance, God and The Devil, murder and decay. Real music.
Arts Rutherglen Music Events Co-ordinator, Scott Landells is excited to be able to bring another high quality act to the Rutherglen – Wahgunyah region. “In the past year we’ve hosted a stunning array of talented performers in Tennyson King, Joel Havea, Minor Gold and Little Quirks. Next up it’s The Weeping Willows! This duo have been creating their deep southern gothic style of Americana for around a decade, impressing festival audiences everywhere. The Weeping Willows have just returned to our shores after a successful tour of the UK which followed them wowing crowds at this year’s Yackandandah Folk Festival. And it’s a pleasure to be able to showcase them at Wahgunyah’s School of Arts Hall.”
Tickets are $25 for general public, $20 for members of Indigo FM, Arts Rutherglen and Destination Rutherglen and $10 for young people (13-17yo). They are now on sale, so grab yours here.
Support act is Mieke Bosland.
Bosland is a young queer person, singer/songwriter and producer from Beechworth, Victoria. Mieke loves performing and sharing her stories through original songs, who impressed at the 2023 Busking Rutherglen event.
“We have been observing Mieke for a couple of years now performing at various local markets and events, including Yackandandah Folk Festival and this year’s Busking Rutherglen. She has an impressive repertoire of original songs which is quite an achievement considering she is yet to turn 18yo”, Landells said.
Mieke is currently studying music production at Wodonga TAFE to accelerate her journey as an artist and allow her to produce and release original work in the near future.
Mieke enjoys gigging throughout northeast Victoria, where she has played alongside bands and musicians such as This Way North, Benny Williams, Melbourne based Robert Baxter, Asha Bright, Swim State and Bad Ibis.