On The Verandah – Bluegrass Grassroots Music

by | 26 Sep, 2010

Saturday October 16th 2010 Ardmore Hall, Perth WA.

Much of the music we love today had its origins on front verandahs in the southern states of America.

Today, On the Verandah is offering Perth music lovers an unique community-oriented music event to recreate the days where friends would linger on the front verandah listening to live, local music while enjoying family suppers.

Our events are old fashioned style of evenings where guests book a table with friends, drinks are BYO and the entertainment begins relatively early at 8 pm. Nibblies are served at the tables and a home cooked hearty supper is served during interval (around 9) with the evening concluding between 10.45 and 11pm. The atmosphere is friendly, where people can feel as comfortable as they would on their own verandahs.

By hiring old venues like Aranmore Hall, which was relocated from country WA to Leederville in 1923, we are trying to recreate an authentic feel to the evening, in keeping with the style of music – Rachel Dillon.

This is a bluegrass and grassroots event, with Ian Simpson (Aussie Banjo champion who played for Slim Dusty for many years, Paul Kelly and others), Jane Germain (award-winning WA songwriter), Quentin Fraser (multi-instrumentalist with Karen Lynne’s Acoustic Shock, Sydney), and Rachel Dillon.

Rachel relocated to Perth just over a year ago and while she is a relative new face in the music scene she was shortlisted in last year’s ASA Song writing Competition and in 2010 won second place in WA Poets Festival Lyric Writing competition.

When: Saturday October 16th 2010, 7.30pm for 8pm start.
Where: Aranmore Hall, 41 Franklin St, Leederville
An affordable evening of Bluegrass, Country, Americana and folk with an old-fashioned, home cooked supper. BYO Drinks.
Adults: $25. Children under 12: $20 and available online at racheldillon.com.au or phone 0428 254 529.

Bookings essential. No door Sales.

Community: In part support of Headache and Migraine WA Inc
Artists: Jane Germain, Ian Simpson, Quentin Fraser, Rachel Dillon (pictured).