Date & Time
Saturday 19 June 2021
10.30am – 11.30am
Palmwoods Memorial Hall
1 Main Street
Palmwoods QLD 4555
Enjoy a toe-tapping, energetic celebration of folk-infused music from Ireland, England, Australia, Denmark and Scandinavia. This concert speaks strongly of Artistic Director Louise King’s ancestral roots and her enduring love of English folk-songs originating from her childhood home county of Lincolnshire. The program traces how folk music travels continents in waves of human migration and pioneering spirit.
This family-friendly concert will showcase the diversity of our festival artists in accessible and catchy tuneful works by beloved Irish/Australian composer Percy Grainger, English pastoralist Vaughan-Williams, Delius, Percy Fletcher, a moving bluegrass waltz by Mark O’Connor and features our festival string quartet playing Nordic folk tunes from the chart-topping album Wood Works arranged by the Danish String Quartet.
Percy Grainger’s music is the bedrock of the folk-inspired program and features our festival strings with contemporary vocalist Lizzie O’Keefe.
Percy GRAINGER – Prelude in G Major, Piano
Ralph VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS – Phantasy Quintet, Prelude: Lento ma non troppo, String Quintet
Percy GRAINGER – Shepherd’s Hay, Piano Trio
Percy GRAINGER – Mock Morris, Violin and Piano
Ralph VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS – Fantasia on Greensleeves, Viola and Piano
TRAD (arr O’Keefe) – Amazing Grace and She Moved Me Through the Fair, Voice and Cello
Frederick DELIUS – Romance, Violin and Piano
Mark O’CONNOR – Appalachia Waltz, String Trio
Percy FLETCHER – Fiddle Dance, String Quintet
Percy GRAINGER – Molly On The Shore, String Quintet
Rune Tonsgaard SORENSEN – Shine You No More, String Quartet
Traditional (arr Danish String Quartet) – Sekstur from Vendsyssel, String Quartet