THE NEXT CONCERT AT MUNGO PARK
Well, a lot has happened in the world since the last concerts at Mungo Park. We relaunched our occasional concert series in March, 2021 with a 'New Normal' weekend of concerts, one outdoors in the garden, so we could all keep our distance but enjoy the music, here at Mungo Park, with Canyon, who cover Californian music from the 60s, 70s and 80s, and another the next day, a classical music concert of Schubert, Kats-Chirnen et al. by The Newlyn Players in the fantastic Newlyn Mechanics Institute down the road. Newlyn was jumping. (And you don't often see that sentence in print!) Have a look here.
We are biding our time before we book the next concert. It can't be outside, as autumn is progressing and the chances of timetabling a concert and it not raining or being too cold get less and less as autumn proceeds. We are just hoping Covid continues to recede and we can post here more about the next concert together in the winter with the fire on in The Great Hall.
For a reminder of the last two events inside, more than a year ago now, keep reading, Doesn't it seem a long time ago? What great concerts they were!
All the best, and we hope to see you here again soon,
Neil and Judy
Two fabulous concerts to start 2020!!
March is the big festival time in Australia, and we have been lucky enough to attract two big international names, both from Canada, to Mungo Park to play at our acoustic venue in rural Victoria in March 2020.
TONY MCMANUS and BOB JENSEN
In a coup for the region, direct from Port Fairy, the world renowned guitar wizard Tony McManus, who John Renbourne called “the best Celtic guitarist in the world”, will appear here at 3pm on Sunday March 15th. This one will be popular BUT we have restricted the audience to 40 to enable everyone to get a good sight line and priced this concert accordingly – it will be an intimate gathering opening with Canadian poet Bob Jensen, then following with Tony on his own. You will be offered a sumptuous afternoon tea during the break, and a glass of bubbles to start the afternoon – more details at TryBooking here.
And the week prior, on Thursday March 5th, at 7.30pm, we bring you the only Victorian performance of French Canadian trio “É.T.É.”
Following the smash hit of MPM#6 – who could forget Les Chauffeurs and their joyous music – we bring you É.T.É: Élisabeth Moquin, Thierry Clouette and Élisabeth Giroux unite their creative and artistic forces to offer a dynamic and modern vision of Québec traditional music.
Shaded with influences of folk, progressive rock and classical music on fiddle, Irish bouzouki and cello, Élisabeth Moquin adds special colour to E.T.E. through her masterful step dancing. The multi-award winning group will bring their infectious take on one of the most exciting folk traditions to Mungo Park. A generous supper will be served, and a glass of wine on arrival.
Neil and Judy