60 minutes from each act
MARGARET & BOB FAGAN are two of Australia’s most respected folk musicians with a long involvement in the scene, both as a duo and as members of their family band The Fagans. Their broad repertoire has its roots in the Anglo-Irish-Australian tradition, and their audiences love their striking harmonies and political integrity. Their songs move from themes of social and environmental justice to contemporary stories and traditional ballads. Be transported by Margaret’s beautiful voice and Bob’s superb finger-picked guitar. They live in the Blue Mountains and are delighted to be returning to the Loaded Dog with its famous singing audience.
RUSSELL CHURCHER – His first festival performance was as a lead soloist in Peter Bellamy’s folk opera The Transports at the 1988 National Folk Festival. Since then he has performed at countless festivals, country halls, pubs and clubs from Port Macquarie to Mungindi and from Brisbane to the Illawarra.
Russell has supported touring performers such as Foster and Allen, Jimmy Little and John Williamson and has performed in front of the Prince of Wales, The Duke Of York and many other well-known hotels.
For a number of years he was resident entertainer, penny-farthing cyclist and shingle-splitter at Timbertown historic theme park Wauchope.
In recent times he has performed with Dave de Santi in the duo Rusty and The Saint at the Illawarra Folk Festival, Folk by the Sea Kiama, ‘The BUG’ Brisbane and the Peak Festival Perisher. He will be performing as a solo act at the upcoming Folk by the Sea and Kangaroo Valley festivals.
As well as performing his original material, Russell also presents an eclectic selection of heartfelt, thought-provoking and quirky songs from contemporary folk-influenced songwriters such as Richard Thompson, Mark Knopfler, Guy Clark and David Olney.
Russell’s relaxed and down-to-earth style is sure to appeal to a wide range of musical tastes.
Disability access, BYO. Back Hall, Annandale Community Centre, 79 Johnston St, Annandale
doors open 7 for 7.30 start, $20/18 CASH AT DOOR
SAT 22ND OCTOBER
Dan McKinnon (Can) https://www.danmckinnon.ca/
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SAT 26TH NOVEMBER
Shortis & Simpson https://shortisandsimpson.com/
+ The Shiny Bum Singers https://shinybumsingers.com/