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To keep our community safe Burrinja’s public spaces are currently closed to public visitation.

All our events running as advertised unless otherwise stated.

We are managing the current COVID situation with care, and ensuring that all patrons are cared for: including increased cleaning, distancing and sanitisation at the venue.

For any enquiries please call us on 03 9754 8723 or email belong@burrinja.org.au

Live Music at Burrinja

 


Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative.

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Live in the Lyre

Charm of Finches

Fri 18 Feb @ 7.30pm | Lyre Room

Charm of Finches from Melbourne, Australia, make intricate, dreamy indie folk with many stringed things, awash with seamless blood harmonies traversing melancholy and wonder in equal measure. The sister duo, Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes, grew up busking old time tunes and singing on festival stages around Australia.

Their 2019 sophomore album Your Company won the 2020 Independent Music Awards' Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album and was nominated for the 2020 Music Victoria Best Folk Album Award and prestigious 2020 Australian Music Prize. They were awarded the 2021 Folk Alliance Australia Youth Artist of the Year and nominated for the 2021 Music Victoria Best Folk Act.

Known for their signature ultra-tight harmonies, their music has been described more than once as evocative and ethereal.

Come catch this astounding duo before they set sail for their long-awaited UK/Europe album tour in April/May 2022.

“folk purity…affecting and emotional” The Music

Support Act ~ Hannah Schmidli

Tickets - $24 -29*

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

15% off Adult, Concession and Group Pricing until midnight 24th of December, 2021


Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative.

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Burrinja Presents

Live on the Lawn

Sat 26 Feb @ 12.00pm | The Park at Burrinja

Returning in 2022, this live music mini Festival is ready to represent, with a line up of amazing female identifying artists from the Greater Melbourne/ Naarm region.

This year's Live on the Lawn features:

Xani Kolac ~ Contemporary violinist, composer & singer/songwriter

Fuelled by a fiercely uncommon authenticity and limitless vision for the magnitude of her craft, violinist and collaborator, XANI (Xani Kolac) is amongst the most celebrated musicians of her generation. Mesmerising adventures into the spaces between pop, jazz, electronic and chamber music repertoire are coloured by contrasts between the ferocity of her instrumental output and the unassuming warmth of her voice. Drawing parallels with the ethereal, multi-skilled likes of Camille, Björk and Australian legend of song-and-stage, Tim Minchin.

Allara ~ storyteller, composer, director, producer, musician and soundscape designer.

Allara is a powerful Yorta Yorta winyarr. She is a storyteller, composer, director, producer, musician and soundscape designer. With humour and integrity, Allara uses the double-bass and sound samples from Country to weave textures for healing in her work “I am Sovereign, I am Free”. Allara's innovative music speaks to Blak justice and sovereignty.

Carolyn Oates ~

Roots/pop artist, Carolyn Oates mixes jaw dropping guitar work with heartfelt songs that speak to the human condition. Known for her staggering array of guitar chord voicings, she adds to this a fine mastery of the lyric form, creating beautiful stories. "Unique" is a word that genuinely describes what Carolyn Oates is doing. With vocal stylings of Suzanne Vega, she combines the adventurous guitar tunings of Joni Mitchell with the dexterity of Paul Simon.

Bec Sykes ~ singer-songwriter

Layering moody melodies upon minimalist piano and guitar, Bec uses her voice as an instrument and masters the art of emo-folk. Bec has spent the past eighteen months honing her songwriting skills and playing at many of Melbourne’s most beloved intimate venues including The Wesley Anne, Grace Darling, and Some Velvet Morning. Having been crowned the winner of Melbourne label, Pieater’s ‘Pie School’ competition in late 2019, Bec has recently been in the studio with Tom Iansek (Big Scary, #1 Dads, Airling) to record her first single, 'Edithvale'.

& Sarah Ward (of Yana Alana and Queen Kong & the Homos fame) as MC

Learn more

Tickets - $45*

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

*This show is NOT elligible to use "the one free ticket" benefit included in the Friends of Burrinja Membership.

15% off Adult, Concession and Group Pricing until midnight 24th of December, 2021


 

Rhythm Section  & Burrinja Presents

Lloyd Spiegel 

Fri 4 Mar @ 7 .30pm | Burrinja Theatre

Renowned acoustic guitar slinger Lloyd Spiegel is delighted to be returning to Burrinja in 2022. Of course, like everyone else, Spiegel has been in virtual hibernation for the last year or so and is keen to hit the bandstand with a renewed energy, fire in his belly, and fronting his new trio.

Featuring trombonist extraordinaire Lisa Baird and long-time collaborator Tim Burnham on drums, the trio allows Spiegel a little bit of extra scope to bring the flavours of his albums to life in concert. 

Says Lloyd of the return to playing shows:

I’ve always seen myself as more of an entertainer than a musician so without audiences this last year, It’s been harder to find the joy in music. That experience has renewed my dedication to performing and reminded me just how lucky I am that this is my job. Tim and I have welcomed trombonist, singer and songwriter Lisa Baird to the show. She’s featured on my album tracks and been a guest at numerous shows so it’s exciting to add her talent and energy to the mix.

 

Tickets - $45*

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

*This show is NOT elligible to use "the one free ticket" benefit included in the Friends of Burrinja Membership.

15% off Adult, Concession and Group Pricing until midnight 24th of December, 2021


Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative.

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The Maes

Bring their soaring harmonies and instrumental prowess to the Lyre Room

Fri 8 April 7.30pm | Lyre Room

The Maes (sisters Maggie & Elsie Rigby) grew up the children of folk musicians, immersed in folk festivals, choir rehearsals and campfire sessions. This formative experience helped to shape two of Australian folk music’s most respected songwriters, singers and instrumentalists. Since 2014, they’ve been touring full time playing some of the world’s most prestigious roots music festivals, including the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in the USA, Edmonton Folk Festival in Canada and the Woodford Folk Festival and WOMADelaide in Australia. Their 2019 self-titled release, ‘The Maes’ won Best Folk/Roots Album of the Year at the Music Victoria Awards; their second consecutive win in this category after their Nashville-produced release, ‘Take Care Take Cover’ won the title in 2017. Alongside these accolades, their song ‘Driving Ali Through Mining Towns’ was shortlisted for the 2019 Vanda & Young Songwriting Award.

“simply superb sophomore album” ***** – The Australian

“Quite simply breathtaking” – Rhythms Magazine

“The Maes’ songs are powerful, the vocal harmonies soar, and their instrumental prowess is impressive” – Penguin Eggs

Run Time 70 Minutes

Tickets - $24 - $29 

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RAZ Music & Burrinja Presents

Lior & Domini | Animal in Hiding

Fri 6 May @ 7 .30pm | Burrinja Theatre

Animal In Hiding is a collaboration between one of Australia’s most distinguished performers Lior and an exciting emerging talent Domini Forster.

Animal in Hiding features songs that are rooted in intimate storytelling. Underpinned by intricate guitar, Lior and Domini’s close vocal harmonies are the focal point of the songs, harking back to the iconic folk duos of the 60s.

Tickets - $45*

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

*This show is NOT elligible to use "the one free ticket" benefit included in the Friends of Burrinja Membership.

15% off Adult, Concession and Group Pricing until midnight 24th of December, 2021


Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative.

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Live in the Lyre

Khristian Mizzi

Fri 20 May @ 7.30pm | Lyre Room

More than just a few have said that "Khristian Mizzi's songs take them to a place they'd forgotten in themselves". He writes well crafted stories which draw on hopeful and heart-warming wisdoms found in the people and places we experience.

With a 'strong and gentle' voice, and an art for weaving beauty and truth into the words of each song, Khristian Mizzi reaches the hearts of his audiences with performances that are joyful, uplifting, confronting, spiritual, comedic and vulnerable all at once.

He has been described by other musicians as having 'one of Australia's finest voices' leaving listeners feeling as though they have experienced something truly special. Poetic lyrics, meandering melodies and 'a voice which truly moves people', along with a unique picking style, Mizzi really is a complete artist and is becoming renowned for his intimate solo performances and thoughtful songs.

Tickets - $24 -29*

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

15% off Adult, Concession and Group Pricing until midnight 24th of December, 2021


    

Burrinja Presents

Kutcha Edwards | Circling Time – Songs & Stories

Thu 2 Jun @ 7 .30pm | Burrinja Theatre

Singing up country with Kutcha Edwards

From the wings of a darkened stage drifts the evocative, slightly haunting sound of clap sticks. A stoically paced figure slowly emerges singing in his traditional language. This mesmerising introduction heralds a performance by renowned Aboriginal singer/songwriter and proud Mutti Mutti, Yorta Yorta and Nari Nari man, Kutcha Edwards.

The show is arranged in sequences exploring Kutcha’s life through the themes of Country, Birth, Youth, Politics, Love, Culture, Healing and Hope. Each theme is bathed in individualised colours and enhanced by stunning projections that amplify the poignancy of Kutcha’s original songs and stories.

Tickets - $45*

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

*This show is NOT elligible to use "the one free ticket" benefit included in the Friends of Burrinja Membership.

15% off Adult, Concession and Group Pricing until midnight 24th of December, 2021


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