Bluegrass with a message

Four piece folk band Teri Young and the Restless will perform at the Eaglehawk Neck Hall on Saturday September 28.

The night will start with a sit-down concert, followed by a fundraiser supper for the hall and finish with some bush dances called by the band.

Eaglehawk Neck Hall President, Jill Pierce said Teri Young was a leading voice in Australian social commentary songwriting, having won the 2018 Alistair Hulett Award for Social Justice Songwriting at the National Folk Festival.

As well, Teri has been invited as the guest artist of the National Library for her contribution to modern folklore and social commentary.

“We have thoroughly enjoyed Teri’s live shows in the past, in Hobart and the Huon Valley, and we wanted to share this music with the local community in Eaglehawk Neck,’’ Ms Pierce said.

“We thought it’s a great opportunity to raise some funds for the Hall while we’re at it, so it’ll be great on that level too.”

Teri plays a cittern guitar and will be joined by Anna Talbot on bodhran, Ross Smithard on fiddle and banjo, and Hamish Stevenson on double bass and mandolin.

Their style could be loosely defined as Australiana bluegrass, and clearly inspired by the tradition of the great Irish balladeers.

“The most important thing about Teri’s songs are the stories being told – the songs are centred around the stories.

“We encourage locals to come and support the Hall fundraiser, and hear Teri’s original and thought provoking songs.”

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