When: Sun Oct 27th
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Woods Hole Community Hall | 68 Water Street | Woods Hole |
Singer and guitarist Martin Wyndham-Read wil bring traditional Australian and English music to Woods Hole on Sunday, October 27, at 7:30 PM. as part of this season's offerings of the Woods Hole Folk Music Society . The concert takes place at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole.
The concert begins at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 7 PM. Admission is $15 with discounts for members, seniors, youth and children. Community Hall is handicapped accessible. There is no charge for street parking after 6 PM.
Upcoming performances include: November 10, Bluesman Geoff Muldaur; November 24, Irish band Comas; January 19, New England Cowboy Bill Staines; March 30, vocal trio Finest Kind; and more to be announced.
English by birth, traditional singer Martyn Wyndham-Read performs mainly songs of the great Australian outback, weaving in stories of Australian history and culture. He discovered these songs as a teenager in the 1960s while working as a “jackaroo” or trainee at a sheep station in Emu Springs, Western Australia. During subsequent travels he sought out and learned old songs directly from drovers, cane cutters and bush workers, performing them to the surprise and delight of audiences across Australia.
In 1967 Mr. Wyndham-Read returned to England to work with well-known singer& collector Bert Lloyd, appearing on the album “Leviathan” with young rising stars Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick.
In the early '70s he started the 'Maypoles to Mistletoe' concert series, which portrayed seasons of the year through song, music, and dance of the British Isles along with verse and illustration. This show has now been performed for over four decades and has in itself become a Christmas tradition in Sussex, England. His recording of these classic seasonal songs was followed by the long-awaited "Maypoles to Mistletoe 2" album in 1998; the latest incarnation, "Seasons of the Year" appeared in 2012. He also instigated the highly successful Song Links project, featuring top artists singing English songs that have both Australian and North American variants.
Mr. Wyndham-Read is currently working with pioneering folk singer Shirley Collins on a production entitled “Down the Lawson Track,” featuring stories, poems and songs of the great Australian Poet of the People, Henry Lawson. He continues to record and tour, having produced over 40 albums and appeared at folk festivals in England, Australia, and around the world. His voice has been described by reviewers as “laid-back, hypnotic, and enthralling,” and Living Tradition magazine calls him “one of [England’s] best known and most respected singers … a real craftsman, who sings from the heart.”
The Woods Hole Folk Music Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enjoyment of folk music in all its forms. Concerts are generally held two Sundays per month from October through April. They are made possible by support from its members, season subscribers, volunteers, and performers. More information is available at www.arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic or by calling 508-540-0320