Broken Creek Concert and Pop-Up Choir Workshop at the Prince of Wales Opera House
In the beautiful space of The Prince of Wales Opera House, chamber folk duo BROKEN CREEK will take you on a journey through Ireland, Scotland, the Appalachian mountains of America through intricate arrangements of banjo, mandolin, guitar, violin and voice.
This performance will include special guest singers from the Pop-up Choir workshop which will be held earlier in the day and is open to anyone who is keen to sing.
- Pop-up Choir Workshop 2-4pm
- Album Launch Concert 7pm - 10pm
POP-UP CHOIR workshop info:
Broken Creek will host a POP UP CHOIR WORKSHOP in the afternoon from 2 - 4pm. This will be a fun two hour workshop where we will learn the parts to a Broken Creek songs, an evocative folk song and a rip roaring sea shanty. No singing experience necessary (if anyone has told you that you "can't sing" they are wrong). In the safety of a group we will learn some vocal techniques that will help you feel in touch with your voice and build your confidence singing in parts.
Coffe and tea will be provided.
About BROKEN CREEK
Drawing on Old Time Americana and Celtic traditions, Broken Creek creates intricate chamber folk arrangements for banjo, guitar, violin and voice that reimagines songs, stories and musical traditions from the past to connect them to our present moment.
Lachlan Heycox (guitar/banjo/mandolin/percussion) and Erin Heycox (vocals/fiddle) grew up in rural Victoria steeped in bushbands and balladeers before moving to Melbourne.
Named for the creek Erin grew up near, the name Broken Creek signals a love of traditional folk music with an adventurous musical bent to “break” with the same old ways of playing folk music.
2022 sees them releasing their debut album ‘Small Town Anthropologies’ and launching a national Small Town Tour that includes pop-up choirs, church halls, folk festivals and recording tunes in gorgeous locations.
The tale behind the recording of 'Small Town Anthropologies'
Broken Creek recorded ten songs for their debut album ‘Small Town Anthropologies’ in their two-bedroom apartment in Melbourne during the long lockdowns of 2020-2021.
Their album includes original songs connected to their hometowns including a lapsteel version of ‘Picola’, a song that Erin wrote the first time she visited home after moving away and ‘Here is my Home’, a song Broken Creek wrote after evacuating from the Black Summer fires in Corryong.