Chloë & Jason Roweth bring you the songs and poems of the kitchen, the verandah, the shearer’s huts, the local pub - and the yarns that go with them. Pieces are tied together musically and thematically, music running under poems and expanding into songs, weaving together and driving forward diverse threads of the Australian tradition.
The performance at Humph Hall will include their themed presentation Campfire Sedition.
In this toothsome presentation, the Roweths trace seditious and rebellious songs of interest throughout Australia's history, with an eye for how the old may have informed the new.
The show features songs from the time of early penal settlement, convict rebels, gold rush bushrangers, the Kelly uprising, and the anti-conscription and labour movements.
In particular, they explore some seditious threads handed down in rebellious ballads from the old countries – Ireland in particular, and linking the words of Frank the Poet, the songs of the Gardiner / Hall / Gilbert gang of 1860s NSW, and ballads of the Kelly Gang.
The songs and stories seem to resonate through the generations, inspiring and informing the characters and events in the new ballads as they appear.
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“Their music is refreshingly open, spacious like the rural countryside they sing about.“ - Rootsworld Web Site, USA
“Their talent and experience in the folk scene showed as they delivered a stunning performance - there is very little more to say about them that has not already been said in praise of their artistry…” - Greg Bull, Loaded Dog Folk Club
“Jason and Chloe Roweth are without question two of our finest interpreters of Australian traditional folk music." - Ruth Hazleton
“..best night’s entertainment ever at the bottom pub.” - Tablelands Post