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Get ready for a good ol’ Craic and Twang this weekend!

Award-winning producer, world-renowned mandolin virtuoso Luke Plumb, has drawn together an ensemble from the cream of Australia’s acoustic musicians to create Luke Plumb and the Circuit.

The Circuit consists of a searing frontline of mandolin and the prodigious talents of jazz trumpeter Eamon McNelis, and is driven by a powerhouse rhythm section from Kate Burke (Guitar) and Robyn Martin (Double Bass).

After 12 years touring with cult acid croft hypno-folkadelic band Shooglenifty, Luke released Turn & ReTurn – his first major work since returning to Australia.

Luke described the music as traditional form melodies arranged in the context of groove-based songs with a rhythm section that is grounded in the drive of Cretan music and the fluidity of Terry Riley organ improvisations.

The band will be hitting Newcastle this weekend for a special show at the Croatian Wickham Sports Club.

Dubbed Craic N Twang, the show is the first in a series of concerts, the brainchild of Newcastle muso Gleny Rae Virus who says the series is all about “creating a mutually beneficially listening/performing space for high-quality touring folk/acoustic musicians.”

And to that we say “bravo!”

While Gleny said that most of the shows would happen at the Wickham Croatian Club, the series wouldn’t be exclusive to the venue. The idea being that the venue would be chosen based on its suitability for the act.

Catch the first Craic N Twang featuring Luke Plumb and the Circuit at the Croatian Wickham Sports Club on Sunday 23 February from 6.30pm.

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