Whew, what a weekend! After the fundraiser at SANDFLY, we went to SANDFORD the next day! And well, our new found Italian fans sure know how to party! A cold call from the birthday girl resulted in us being welcomed as though we were Gianna’s guests for a fun filled afternoon of music, dance … and refreshments! She made sure that family and friends did not sit around for too long, or else they were seconded onto the dance floor.
To help fund raise for ‘Village by Village (Cambodia)’ and ‘Hope for Health (Arnhem Land)’ programs, we again donned our medical outfits for the event, keeping the dancers on the floor!
We shared this annual event with the Reggie Button Sidestepper’s (aka Ross Smithard and friends?) with odd-socks David Wanless keeping the dancers well and truly up to speed.
Another of our annual gigs, we battled the elements to entertain the crowd at the All Saints Church Daffodil festival in South Hobart. One of the perks was the complimentary wine (thanks to Owen – but next time can we have it mulled, not chilled!)
Our esteemed founder Fred Pribac joined us for an evening of new and old tunes, challenging us with different techniques, arrangements and lots of ideas to develop in the future.
Arranged by an enthusiastic local identity, we played tunes at an idyllic hillside retreat near Glen Huon all evening, and Sarah Lewis even managed to corral them out of the rain to kick up their spurs and tighten their bibs & braces.
No bull this year … on the stage with just the normal human audience!
A regular gig for us, we managed to divert hundreds (?) of sailors and their landlubbing mates with our nautical attire, and even more noticeable nautical tunes.
Held in the Hobart CBD, it was a fun hour playing our dance tunes in a community venue, with Sarah Lewis calling the dances.
The band yet again took the festival by storm, well maybe by a moderate squall, and arranged a pop-up street performance with the Melbourne-based Lost Clogs Lithuanian band in the main street. It went magnificently, and fun was had by all. Also we managed to hit the 7pm ABC news … again!
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