Read a review of our CD Launch by Carole Garland - Newcastle & Hunter Valley Folk Club
Folk clubs are made up of many individuals, all of whom work for nothing for the common good. Without the excellent music our guests are able to produce, it can be a shallow experience. Mostly however, performers rise to the occasion and excite the audience.
Tonight was like that. SPRINGTIDE, Greg Wilson and Jackie Luke, with Rita Woolhouse on cello, exceeded any ideas I had of them, and I have known them many years.
The fusion of sound between the three instruments, the many layers between instinct, technique, scholarship and pure hard work, have given rise to a group that you could place in front of anyone, anywhere. I should mention 'good taste' - they have it in spades. They will be taking their new CD 'The Wisdom of Trees' around in many future performances. I wholeheartedly recommend them, either live or recorded. Another night when the audience just wouldn't go home. Springtide were 'thronged.' Thank you also to D.O.U.G.the Ukulele group with lots of really nice songs, a few fancy flowers, and some pretty smart brains behind them.
Carole Garland, Bookings and Publicity for Newcastle Hunter Valley Folk Club.