Garden Concert Series featuring The Barlyshakes Duo and David Flower
Welcome to 'Garden Concert 2" presented by David Flower and Bronwyn Garland.
A concert in a listening envionment giving true music lovers an insightful, focused experience. The connection between David Flower and the Barleyshakes spans over a 20 year history including firstly a deep friendship and supportive relationship with some seriously fun and spontanious live collaborations at festivals and shows. they co-write songs together and David even recorded his latest Album Tango Rose at Alan Kelly's 'Bloodwood Studios". They come together for this heartspace occasion where history tells you will be treated by two entertainment machines that love an opportunity to move an audience and make their events exciting and memorable.
Check out more info about these artists below and grab your tickets as they come fresh from Wintermoon festival with the magic it brings to all.
Hosts David and Bronwyn Invite you to the garden setting from 3 pm with the show starting at 3 30 pm sharp. Please bring you own chair or rug and Byo drinks and food.
This is a concert for music lovers and we ask that you Have a chat before the show and then sit back and enjoy the concert.
David and Brony
BARLEYSHAKES (Ire & Oz)
Alan & Kristin Kelly are two founding members of the well known Irish powerhouse band the Barleyshakes. Together they bring you upbeat sounds of Ireland on sweet sensuous fiddle, and spirited guitar. Recipients of Queensland Music Award for World music and notably, Alan has recorded as a bodhran soloist on the Lord of the Rings soundtrack. Fresh from their Summer tour of NZ and the QMF Outback trail , the Shakes were also a recent headline act at Wintermoon Festival.
Having performed at concert halls, clubs, and festivals in over 20 countries, the Shakes take you on a journey from Ireland’s happier pre-famine days, and follow with songs of emigration, desperation, resilience, and struggle. Spirits will be lifted from some haunting compositions by humorous tales and sprightly jigs and reels. The modern Irish movement also features in their live repertoire featuring today’s dance grooves while honouring the tradition of Irish music.
Alan is from Dublin and has that X factor when he sings and plays guitar, pouring out his heart through song is what makes Mr Kelly tick. Kristin is a graduate of the Brisbane Conservatorium and she creates a rich warm tone on her fiddle, which she approaches with a beautiful skilled sensitivity.
Also, Scottish, Canadian and Eastern European compositions feature, alongside original and traditional Irish tunes and songs. The Barleyshakes, through their lifelong passion and skill, will make you laugh, cry, sing, and dance, and are touring Queensland in April and May.
For tour dates and ticketing links go to www.barleyshakes.com
David Flower: East Coast Troubadour.
David Flower - Singer-songwriter and musician from the East Coast of Australia; playing progressive roots, blues, reggae and rock. Known for spirited and engaging performances, filling dance floors with his trademark acoustic guitar feels and dynamic rich vocals David plays acoustic guitar, harmonica, ukulele, bass and sitar. His songwriting is captured through four albums.
From solo to full band, David Flower's live shows are uplifting and brimming with atmosphere playing progressive roots, boogie blues, funk and reggae, making for an acoustically groovy show rich in rhythm and soul. The energy is contagious!
David Flower has performed throughout Australia and overseas, playing festivals and concert venues across Germany, Amsterdam, Bali and Vietnam. His Australian festival appearances include Woodford Folk 2019/20 , Caloundra Music 2017, Airlie Beach Festival of Music 2021/22, Wintermoon 21/22,The Gas 21/22,Palm Creek, Cygnet, Black Mountain Unplugged 21/22, Tablelands 2020.
2023 - EP, 'Curious World'
2008 - Self-titled album, 'David Flower'
2012 - 'Happy Gone Missing'
2015 - 'Cheney's poison slice' (Single)
2018 - 'Tango Rose' (Album )
2021 - 'Queensland Girl' ( single )
All songs are available on Apple Music, Google Play and Spotify.
David's more understated tracks include bootlegs and live performances, which can be found on Soundcloud and Bandcamp.
Latest official Video https://youtu.be/VLiP-B-O38o