Byron Theatre, Community Centre | Wednesday 9 Oct | 7.30pm
You’ll probably sing, you might dance, and you’ll definitely laugh. Jai-Jagdeesh and her band will finally debut their deeply groovy, soulfully heart-healing chants and insights in Byron at the Community Centre on Wednesday 9 October.
Jai-Jagdeesh has emerged as one of America’s leading chant artists in the kundalini yoga tradition. She has acclaimed albums, millions of accumulated hits on Youtube, and her enchanting festival and concert performances worldwide, have showcased some of the most heart-healing songs to come out of the Sacred Chant genre. Tix at byroncentre.com.au
Arte Gitana Flamenco & Mullum Folk Orchestra
Drill Hall Mullumbimby | Saturday | 7pm | $10/15 at the door
Arte Gitana Flamenco are a group based in Lismore, specialising in the art of Flamenco, a genre of music and dance native to the southern Spanish regions of Andalusia, Extremadura and Murcia. On guitar they have the musical maestro Mark Bromley who teaches at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium. Meg Walker is on vocals, and flamenco dance teacher Serena Joy is on the dance floor. They are joined by Mullum Folk Orchestra, directed by Mark Bromley, to play lively gypsy inspired folk music from Spain, Latin America, and beyond.
The Drill Hall in Mullumbimby on Saturday from 7pm. Tix are $10/15. Doors 6.30pm, for a 7pm start.
Tin Can String Band
The Rails | Sunday | Free
From Bill Monroe to Oh Brother Where Art Thou, The Tin Can String Band are a Bluegrass and Old-Timey trio.
Chris Aronsten, Neil McCann and Slim Pickens were all International performers before they joined forces for the love of that get down, hoe down, stamp yer feet, cry in yer beer, dance a jig and sing-them-sweet-harmonies kinda music. With fiddle, mandolin, guitar, double bass and three part harmonies they take on some seemingly simple, but impressively complicated tunes.
You can catch up with them at the Ballina Country Music Festival in early November or the Mullum Music Festival in mid-November or you can see them this Sunday night at The Rails.
The Ernest Junction Tunnel concert on Sunday will include special guests Tobias Cole, internationally acclaimed countertenor, and David Bennet, with his spectacular gongs. Tickets to this magical event can be bought at the ‘door’ ($20/$25).
Please note, there are no ‘facilities’ at this venue. Please bring a camping chair or mat to sit on. Tunnel is a pleasant 250m walk. If you require assistance to the ‘door’ please call ahead.
An additional concert will be held on Saturday at 3pm in Brunswick Heads Catholic Church.
Bookings and info: www.dynasty8.org. Enquiries: 0438 965 397
Warm Up with DJs Jimmy D, Lord Sut, Teesha, Milk, Crucial D, Abel El Toro.
Rock & Roll Cafe Mullumbimby | Saturday | 5pm–11pm | Entry by donation of canned food.
Warm Up is a community charity dance event, in aid of The Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre.
Local music maestros cooking up a storm at the Rock & Roll Coffee Co, Mullumbimby this Saturday are DJs Jimmy D, Lord Sut, Teesha, Milk, Crucial D, and Abel El toro.
Free Entry by an item of canned food will be collected and donated to The Mullum Neighbourhood Centre. 5pm –11pm