Music Concerts Set to Return To Samford – Ode To The Banjo
After a break of nearly 4 years, a series of bluegrass and acoustic music events are set to make a big return to Samford in 2023.
August and December will see major musical productions coming to the Samford Community Centre, commencing with the much acclaimed musical-theatre performance of Ode to the Banjo taking place on Sunday August 13th at 7:00pm.
Ode to the Banjo is a joyous celebration of one of music’s most recognisable and beloved instruments, the banjo. The fast-paced 90 minute program celebrates 3 of the most popular world music styles, that of Bluegrass, Appalachian and Celtic music.
Part theatre, part concert, you’ll be transported from the stage of the famed Grand Ole Opry, to a mountain cabin high in the hills of North Carolina, before finally settling into the cosy confines of an old Irish pub. Ode to the Banjo is set in 1949, when a lively musical troupe of entertainers arrive in Australia from Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry to perform a series of concerts Down Under. Ode has a unique blend of history, humour and harmony within 3 distinct music ensembles that will feature the banjo front and centre.
The banjo styles showcased include 3-finger bluegrass picking, Appalachian clawhammer banjo and Irish tenor banjo flat picking. Each style capturing the unique expression of these timeless and historic musical forms, giving the audience a joyous front row seat on a delightful musical journey. Other instruments featured include the guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, uilleann pipes, bodhrán drum and double bass, as well as rich vocal harmonies, providing a multi-textured backdrop for the different voices of the banjo.
Bookings are essential and can be made at stickytickets.com.au/TTZ8S or by opening the Sticky Tickets website and searching for Ode to the Banjo. The QR barcode in the ad can also be scanned to access the ticketing page.
Ode to the Banjo will play at The Samford Community Centre (41 School Rd) on Sunday August 13th commencing at 7:00pm. For more details call 0416 113 496.
Also mark Sunday December the 3rd in to your calendar to see the return of the popular Bluegrass USA concert series when American and Australian bands will be performing once again as part of their involvement in the Australian Bluegrass Conference.