Taste of Tassie at Candelo with world-class musicians

Kate Burke and Luke Plumb

Kate Burke and Luke Plumb

This Friday, the Candelo Arts Society hosts a double-bill of world class music, featuring two of Tasmania’s top musicians. 

Claire Anne Taylor is a rising star with a soulful voice to die for.  Born into her father's hands in the family barn in Tasmania's ancient Tarkine rainforest, Taylor and her five siblings were raised in a quaint bush home, rich with creativity and music.

During her childhood, the Taylor barn was home to a family of Tasmanian devils and some say Taylor developed her unique, gravelly singing style from nights spent listening to the devils growling beneath the floorboards.

Join Claire Anne Taylor and her new band as they celebrate the launch of her new album All The Words.

Claire Anne Taylor

Claire Anne Taylor

Tasmania’s Luke Plumb travelled the world with “globetrotting genre busting Scottish mavericks” Shooglenifty before landing back in Tassie and scooping up Candelo’s folk music legend Kate Burke for a collaboration. 

They met in Hobart in the late ‘90s as teenagers swapping ideas about how to back folk songs on guitar and bouzouki, and are now putting finishing touches on a duo album.

Burke and Plumb share a love for 1970s Irish folk revival music, having obsessively absorbed the music of the era. Since then they have each toured with Andy Irvine, with both being featured on Irvine’s most recent album Precious Heroes, which Plumb produced. 

Kate Burke and Luke Plumb now bring their formidable instrumental skills, strong vocals and creative minds to making groove-based, complex interpretations of traditional song.

The Candelo Arts Society event is on Friday, March 15, at the Candelo Town Hall from 7.30pm. Tickets at the door, supper catered by Cows Nest.

This story Taste of Tassie at Candelo with world-class musicians first appeared on Merimbula News Weekly.

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