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Date

Friday April 24

Time

Dinner from 6
Music from 8

Venue

Cafe Burrinja

Admission

$20

Ron S Peno and Kim Salmon
THE DARLING DOWNS

In The Days When The World Was Wide

A potent mix of folk, bluegrass and indie rock from two icons of Australian indie music.

Sometimes the most powerful music is the simplest.The Darling Downs is two men, one mission. A duo with the power of a band: Ron S. Peno's majestic vocals (Died Pretty) beautifully complemented by Kim Salmon's expressive banjo and guitar playing (Scientists /The Surrealists). The pair are coming to Burrinja in April, to play songs from their new album and take you to another place. In The Days When The World Was Wide.

The Darling Downs’ world is vast and fertile.”  THE AGE ★★★★½

Book online or via the box office on 9754 8723.

Date

Saturday 2 May

Time

Dinner from 6
Music from 8

Venue

Café Burrinja

Admission

$15

Rob Snarski

A Great Romantic Singer - Live and Local at Burrinja

Join local resident and internationally renowned musician Rob Snarski of the Blackeyed Susans, as he sings from his first solo Album Wounded Bird.

Rob Snarski has had a brilliant 10 months or so since the release of his debut solo album Wounded Bird. The record has been showered with accolades. Hailed as "one of the great romantic singers" by music journalist Jeff Jenkins who declared Wounded Bird "the perfect solo album" in a 4½ star review.

Think Ricky Nelson meets Mazzy Star or the Everly Brothers if they'd been raised on a diet of Big Star's Third.

Since the album's release, Rob has played to packed houses around the country. The album and their live performances have connected with fans and critics alike. Recently, music fans voted Wounded Bird the Australian Album of 2014 in the RRR Off The Record Listeners' end of year poll and his Melbourne album launch show - with an star band in July - was voted Best Australian Gig Of 2014.

Book online or via the box office on 9754 8723.

Date

First Tuesdays of the month
Tuesday 5 May
Tuesday 2 June
Tuesday 7 July

Time

Dinner from 6pm
Music from 7:30pm

Venue

Café Burrinja

Admission

$15/$12,
MPA Members $10

Tickets at the door

Mountain Pickers Association

Victorian audiences and pickers have an opportunity to partake in a regular musical event at Burrinja.
The structure of the evening is a blackboard concert with a paid feature band on the night.
Mama's mountain Jug Band headline Tuesday 5th May and we look forward to Hillbilly Radio Tuesday 7 June. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Jim on 97047573 to book a spot on the blackboard concert

For table bookings call Burrinja Cafe on 9754 4771.

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Date

Second Friday of the Month
Friday May 8
Friday June 19
Friday July 10

Time

Dinner from 6pm
Music from 8pm

Venue

Cafe Burrinja

Admission

$20 Full
$15 Concession

 

Burrinja Blues and Roots

FRIDAY, APRIL 10
Local blues legends Dave Diprose and Doc White have re-launched the popular Blues and Roots at Burrinja.

On Friday 8 May they welcome Dreamboogie, a modern Blues band fronted by vocalist Rebecca Davey with Sam Buckley (guitar), Connor O’Neill (bass) and Robert B Dillon (drums). Dreamboogie have toured nationally and performed in numerous festivals and events. In 2011 their track “My Baby Caught The Train”rating #1 on the National AirIt/AMRAP download chart – a considerable feat for a Blues act with a Blues song.
2012 saw Dreamboogie representing the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society (MBAS) at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) held annually in Memphis. Whilst in the USA they visited the “Crossroads” in Clarksdale MS. “You can feel the history of the Blues in the South” states Rebecca. “It gives a meaning to the words and music of those great artists we attempt to emulate, and who inspire us. We are now a much better band and musicians as a result.”

Sharing the bill with Dreamboogie will be Bill Barber. At just 18 Bill was the joint winner of the 2012 MBAS Youth In Blues competition, mentored by Lloyd Spiegel & Geoff Achisonshowing he shows great promise as a blues musician.


For Bookings contact Cafe Burrinja on 9754 4771
Date

Friday 15 May

Time

Dinner from 6
Music from 8

Venue

Café Burrinja

Admission

$20

Tapestry - with Gabrielle Parbo

Be swept back to the psychedelic 70s.

Feel the earth move with this ground breaking unique 3 piece band - 
featuring Gabrielle performing the songs of Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Ricki Lee Jones and Carly Simon.

These are the songs that captured the essence of an explosive and important era of change -so where were you?

The TAPESTRY Band lived and loved it, and now delight in bringing you the songs and stories.

Back by popular demand - 2014 Show Sold Out with rave reviews!

A show not to miss!

Book online or via the box office on 9754 8723.

Dates

Friday 29 May
Saturday 30 May
Sunday 31 May

Where

Burrinja

Prices

3 Day Festival Pass $90
Early Bird $70



Dandenong Ranges Ukulele Festival

Three days celebrating all things Ukulele!

FEATURING

Tomoki Sato (Japan)
Paul Jonson (NZ)
Lucy Wise (Aus)
Sarah Carroll (Queen of Bellarine)
Alex Burns (Aus - UK)
Amie Brûlée (France... almost)
Matthew Fagan (Aus)

WITH
Massed Ukulele Groups,
Workshops, Competitions, 'Women in Uke', Stalls and more.
Join us as the world of all things Ukulele travels from the sand and shirts of Hawaii to the lush forests of the Hills.

The Burrinja - Dandenong Ranges Ukulele Festival (DRUKE) takes over the entire Burrinja Cultural Centre for three amazing May days in 2015. From the theatre to café, stages, workshops, gardens and galleries - it’ll be humming and strumming.

Festival programmer Matthew Fagan will ensure that we have a jam packed program for Ukulele and music lovers everywhere, where everyone who wants to strum their stuff can!

To find out more visit Dandenong Ranges Ukelele Festival

 

Date

Sunday 12 July

Time

2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

Adult $26
Concession / Jarmbi $22

Markiyan Melnychenko

Markiyan Melnychenko won Melbourne Recital Centre’s Great Romantics Competition last year and is already an accomplished young artist. Ukrainian-Australian Markiyan has had solo performances in New York (Alice Tully Hall), Washington DC (Kennedy Centre), Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo, Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra.

In 2014 not only did he win the Elisabeth Murdoch prize in Melbourne Recital Centre’s Great Romantics Competition but was also awarded the Australian Development Prize from the Michael Hill International Violin Competition.

Program
- RAVEL Tzigane
- KREISLER Caprice Viennois Op. 2
- KREISLER Tambourin Chinois OP.3
- WIENIAWSKI Fantasy on themes
  from Gounod’s ‘Faust’, Op. 20

Date

Sunday 2 August

Time

6pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

Adult $26
Concession / Jarmbi $22

Ensemble Liaison


Described in Limelight magazine as a ‘national treasure’, Ensemble Liaison gave its first concert series at the BMW Edge, Melbourne in 2007 and has gone on to become known as a tour de force renowned for imaginative and innovative programming and setting the trend for brilliant collaborations with leading artists.

Program
- BEETHOVEN Trio for Piano, Clarinet & Cello Op.38
- Interval
- STRAUSS Enoch Arden Op.38

Cast Away
Strauss’s setting of Enoch Arden, Tennyson’s 1864 epic poem of love, loss and honour, was the inspiration for the Tom Hank’s film ‘Cast Away’. The one act melodrama, Enoch Arden, was written in 1897 and has attracted musicians and actors including Glenn Gould, Claude Rains, Patrick Stewart and Michael York. This performance presents the work in a special arrangement by Ensemble Liaison with actor and writer James Saunders.
Burrinja


Date

Sunday 13th September

Time

2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

Adult $25
Concession / Jarmbi $20
Group (4+) $18

Nicholas Chamber Orchestra

The Nicholas Chamber Orchestra brings together the finest classical musicians of the Dandenong Ranges to perform under the baton of Eric Klay.

The NCO Programme for their September Burrinja performance features Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C major. His Jupiter Symphony, as it became known, was the last symphony Mozart composed (1788), and was also his longest.

Scored for flute, two oboes, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani  and strings, Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 will showcase the strength, talent and versatility of our Dandenong Ranges very own Nicholas Chamber Orchestra.

The program will also include the delightful Brandenburg Concerto no 6 by JS Bach and the Mozart Clarinet Quintet.


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