The Folksy Dreams of SHARK & FOX, with Argentina’s GUANACO TRIO

Newcastle & Hunter Region
March 17 2024 @ 4:30pm
$36 ticket only, dinner options available

From the collective experience of several lifetimes across continents, comes a love letter to global folk traditions.
Shark (Emily-Rose Sarkova) and Fox (Jaron Freeman-Fox) present their irresistible Canadian-Australian fiddle and accordion collaboration, together with Argentina’s Fieriest Virtuoso’s Guanaco Trio, this will be a life changing evening of music. On their Australian wide tour, this unmissable double bill will stop at the Hunter’s most adventurous music venue Qirkz.

Frenetic Bulgarian dances, haunting Appalachian twangs, droning Irish reels, Swedish polskas and songs that speak into existence the ephemeral mysteries of life, all effortlessly yet meticulously woven together by the vast shared history of the fiddle and accordion as musical companions. This irresistible Canadian-Australian collaboration shape-shifts between traditions, occasionally to the point that the instruments themselves transform; a fiddle to viol d’amore or fretless guitar, an accordion to modular synthesiser, all driven by an infectious zest for music without boundaries. Jaron’s projects have garnered multiple Canadian music awards, whilst Emily-Rose has been an ARIA and Art Music Award finalist. Both have traversed the globe to learn from musical masters, and imbue their compositions and performances with great depth whilst indulging their penchant for mischief.
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Based in Argentina, Guanaco Trio is Laura Urteaga (violin), Owen Salomé (bandoneón) and Benjamín Aedo (guitar). The trio perform a compelling repertoire of original compositions and interpretations Argentine folkloric music. In this first ever Australian tour, the group are presenting the music from their debut album, Bajo un mismo cielo (Under the same sky), which was recorded with a grant from the Argentine National Arts Fund (INAMU) and released through the independent label Shagrada Medra. As well as many concerts across Argentina, the trio has performed in Spain/Catalunya, France, Chile and Slovakia.
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Folksy Dreams and Bespoke Folk Music


Qirkz In The Hunter

141, Cessnock Road, Abermain, New South Wales, 2326, Australia

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