the Power of Folk
ORKEZTAR LIZMORÉ & BLACK TRAIN
SUNDAY 24th Nov 2019 - 2pm
Nimbin School of Arts
FRIDAY 29th Nov 2019 - 7.30pm
Lismore City Bowling Club
(Yummy drinks & snacks for sale)
It’s been five years since musical maestro, Pietro Fine, founded Northern Rivers’ community ensemble, Orkeztar Lizmoré: a mixed abilities ensemble that plays tunes from around the world (including Australia). Since then, this growing band of twenty-plus members has been going from strength to strength, including playing at and HonkOz and Illawarra Folk Festivals.
You can always expect a smorgasbord of music from ‘Ork Liz’ (as they are affectionately known) – anything from Klezmer to Rock, Jazzed-up-Folk, Middle-Eastern, African-inspired music of truth, hope, fear, critique, protest, or love through instrumentals and songs. Some tunes are timeless whilst others may be contemporary originals.
Last performing in Nimbin in 2014, the Ork will do their multi-cultural thing again at the Nimbin School of Arts in November, this time in tandem with local lovers of Americana folk, Black Train. Fronted by ‘the Reverend’ Kim McLean, Black Train play ol’ timey hillbilly and early Gospel style tunes with beautiful combo of banjo, mandolin, guitar, harmonica, fiddle, cello, double bass and of course, vocal harmonies.
Black Train are teaming up with Ork Liz for the Ork’s annual concert in this year, the seventieth anniversary of folk hero Pete Seeger’s iconic protest song, If I Had A Hammer. Both bands embrace, as did Seeger, the power of song by the people and for the people. On Sunday 24th November (just after the market) they’ll combine to present a finale bound to bring the house down, including a new up-tempo version of the Hammer song rewritten by Pietro Fine to voice our concerns about climate change inaction.
They’ll also play in Lismore on the following Friday 29th November.
Keep an eye out around town for posters advertising the gig or check out social media or www.orkliz.org for up-to-date details.
ENQUIRIES: Julie Woods (Secretary): 0417 518 442, or email@example.com