All the way from Mullumbimby on the New South Wales mid north coast comes, Starboard Cannons. With a folk sound that has been described as uniquely Australian, Starboard Cannons put story telling front and centre. They play Mayfield’s Stag & Hunter Hotel this Friday night, July 17.
Starboard Cannons awaken a new dawn of contemporary Australiana. Moving across the realm of sparse and haunting folk, diving head first into full-blown, beer spilling, whiskey swilling sea shanty territory, the gents craft string-based tales that sit somewhere between the Scottish Highlands and the Aussie bush. With two albums under their belt, Starboard Cannons have appeared at a slew of major festivals including Woodford Folk Festival, Mullum Music Fest, Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass and The Gum Ball. In February 2015, they were invited to perform as official showcase artists at the world’s biggest folk music conference, Folk Alliance International in Kansas City.
In this age of trends and posturing, Starboard Cannons breathe new life into acoustic music, with the enthusiastic energy and trademark larrikinism that underpins Australiana.
Entry to the show is 100% free, so get in early to grab a spot.
WHO: Starboard Cannons
WHEN: Friday, July 18
WHERE: Stag & Hunter Hotel, Mayfield
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