Mullum Music Festival Showcases

Mullum Music Festival is a wonderfully diverse event which happens every November in the northern NSW town of Mullumbimby. Over the past 7 years, it has grown (not too much) and now there is a sister festival happening in Bellingen.

A couple of years ago, Glenn Wright (MMF/Bello Winter Festival Director) approached me about presenting local performers in acoustic mode on the verandahs of The Middle Pub and the Ex-Services Club: The Verandah Sessions were born. I selected wonderful musicians, who were not already on the bill - to add even more local participation. 

Down From The Mountain is a filmed concert performance of songs from 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' I have wanted to present these songs in a Showcase with Bellingen's Bluegrass band The Mid North and various artists from this year's Mullum Music Festival for quite sometime.
It all came together beautifully in the Civic Hall around a single home-made microphone!

"I particularly enjoyed the Sunday this year, kicking off with Bay FM’s Mary Cannon’s Down From The Mountain Concert. Years in the planning, Cannon orchestrated a rotating cast of locals and festival performers to run through the songs from the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? With heartfelt performances from the likes of Sara Tindley, Suzannah Espie, Jenn Grant, Jimmy Dowling, Hat Fitz, and a massive all-in singalong, all staged around the one microphone, old-timey style, the show was a real treat and played to the Civic Hall’s acoustic character perfectly." Marty Jones, Rhythms Magazine 12/15


This last MMF I was offered the opportunity to create whatever I wanted. This became the
Duets Showcase
"Local DJ Mary Cannon put together a Duets’ concert in the local Courthouse Hotel, which challenged the musicians with unorthodox settings and collaborations. Local and festival artists were paired up in one-off combinations, which provided thrilling results. Locals Jimmy DowlingKim Cheshire and Sara Tindley stealing the show (along with honorary local Marlon Williams, who was everywhere!)"
Marty Jones, Rhythms Magazine 12/14

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