Meyers & McNamara

Chamber Folk

Violinist Rachel Meyers and accordionist Dave McNamara boldly combine Klezmer and other Jewish music with experimental instrumentals and original compositions.


Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Musician as Maggid

“Musician as Maggid” is a musical exploration of Jewish and Australian stories, performed by Meyers & McNamara and featuring mandolin virtuoso Luke Plumb, as well as special guest storytellers. We will present musical responses to the true story of a group of Jewish musicians interned in Australia during WWII, as well as to traditional fairytales and personal stories.

Repertoire has been chosen from European classical and folk traditions as well as original and improvised music. It will be a special, once-off concert held at the Jewish Synagogue in Hobart (Australia’s oldest synagogue).

We received support from Arts Tasmania as well as the Folk Federation of Tasmania 2018 Grant to develop a project based on questions that have affected our creative practice for some time now: To what extent do our personal experiences affect our ‘traditional’ music making and musicianship? What would happen if we took stories, imagined and real, from another time and place, and responded to them musically? Would we receive in return entirely new manifestations and ways of knowing ourselves that relate to our current time and place?

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Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

Album launch!

2pm, Fern Tree Tavern, pay what you can entry.

We're launching our new album, 'dialogue', and we want to play to a friendly crowd of supporters. Please come on up and support us, we can't wait to play a couple of sets for you and let you hear our new album! There will be a special price and giveaways on the day. The Fern Tree Tav is rocking it with specialty and local beers on tap, blazing wood fires, new menu, new chef, and amazing afternoon tea cakes and coffee!

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Nov
19
to Nov 20

South Hobart Living Arts Centre Opening

SAVE THE DATE - Everyone's Welcome to Open Day, 

This is your chance to meet the amazing talent that now runs activities from the SoHo Living Arts Centre and walk through the spectacular building and see the renovations.

Join us for a contemporary tea ceremony with Second Echo Dance Ensemble, Open Piano featuring everyone who wants to and can play piano, yoga & mediation with SHYAM, jazz music , more music, all types of dance, improv, history displays, workshop tasters and performance displays and more...

There will something for everyone, young, youthy, middly, middly plus and wise ones, detailed program coming soon. ALL FREE

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Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Preachers Bar

Join us as we play a set in honour of all the #gamechangers, a conference celebrating women in music, run by Music Tasmania. The gig starts from 5:30, and will finish with our set from 7. Beers, burgers, and awesome as femmes playing acoustic music.

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