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Saturday 20 April 7.30pm

Slava and Sharon Grigoryan

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Slava and Sharon sold out their last concert at Trinity Sessions in 2022; don't miss out on what promises to be another sublime experience. The success of any collaboration is dependant on a myriad of factors, some obvious, others less tangible. Sharon & Slava Grigoryan are an example of such a synergy, resulting in music that connects deeply with the listener. Perhaps it is their union professionally and in life that provides the intangible factor fuelling their passionate and sensitive performances.
Their repertoire spans cultures, generations and genres – from standard works for guitar and cello (Vivaldi, Granados, Piazzolla) to creations by contemporary composers, their own compositions and arrangements which shine a new light on familiar favourites.
Slava Grigoryan is an acknowledged guitar master on the world stage. Sharon Grigoryan has forged a formidable career throughout Australia performing with all major symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles, including her seven-year tenure with the Australian String Quartet.
Sharon & Slava Grigoryan’s debut album ‘Our Place’ (ABC) was nominated for Best Classical Album at the 2020 ARIA Awards.

Slava and Sharon will play one set.

Bar from 6.30pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $49 (+BF)

Friday 26 April 7.30pm

Kevin Welch and the Weeping Willows

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Together again, Kevin Welch & The Weeping Willows are thrilled to bring their show to the beautiful Trinity Sessions in Adelaide, performing a set each before joining forces for some special collaborations. Unmissable. 

Kevin Welch’s career as a recording artist and producer spans four decades.  He is known worldwide for his solo work, his collaborations with The Dead Reckoners, The Flood and Kane/Welch/Kaplin — his legendary trio with Kieran Kane and Fats Kaplin which was nominated two years in a row for Best Group by the Americana Music Association.  He has written songs for Roger Miller, Waylon Jennings, The Highwaymen, Solomon Burke, Linda Ronstadt, Patty Loveless and many others.

 

3 x CMAA ‘Golden Guitar’, 2 x Australian Folk Music and Music Victoria Award winners, The Weeping Willows (Laura Coates and Andrew Wrigglesworth) are a couple of old souls, steeped in Bluegrass tradition and draped in Gothic Americana imagery.  They regale their audiences with stories of sunshine and romance, God and The Devil, murder and decay.  Real music.  A Weeping Willows performance, whether live on location or caught on tape will always delight.

Bar from 6.30pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $40 (+BF)

Sunday 12 May 4pm

Neil Murray - The Telling Tour

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"One of the finest songwriters this country has ever produced." - Rhythms. 

Founding Warumpi Band member and now maverick, award winning songman, Neil Murray brings his national “Telling” tour to SA in May 2024. Widely covered, Neil Murray’s song writing is diverse and influential and in concert he always captivates and inspires. Expect choice cuts from his acclaimed album “The Telling” along with landmark selections from his extensive back catalogue.

The Warumpi Band which, over three great albums and 20 years of performing, thrust contemporary indigenous music into mainstream Australia. Yielding such classic songs My Island Home, Blackfella Whitefella, Fitzroy Crossing, Jailanguru Pakarnu, From The Bush and Waru.

He has since become one of Australia’s finest singer/songwriters, enjoying a solo career since 1989. He has released a remarkable string of albums - the latest being The Telling, which marks a recording career of four decades. His song writing is diverse- from the rollicking Good Light in Broome, the prayerful Native Born, and healing Myall Creek, the roots groove of Long Grass Band and Eddie Mabo, the journeyman monologues of Lights of Hay and Whispering Casuarina, the contemplation of place in Burrumbeep Hill, Bring Thunder & Rain and Fine Open Country (with Sammy Butcher) to the current single Broken Land.

Neil Murray’s songs have been recorded by Mary Black, Jimmy Little, Missy Higgins, Liz Stringer, Christine Anu, Peter Denahy, Carus, Adam Brand, Amy Saunders, Powderfinger, The Tiddas, Ursula Yovich, Peter Brandy, Emma Donovan, Liam Gerner and the Warumpi Band.

'Neil Murray’s life and work will remain relevant while ever Australians ask the question – what in truth does it mean to call Australia home?' - Martin Flanagan, The Age

'Neil Murray sings from the heart of the country.' - Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil)

Special guest is Katie Aspel, an emerging First Nations pop artist, a proud Ngarrindjeri/Gunditjmara woman, combines lively pop vocals and soulful acoustic guitar. Her songs artfully convey themes of love, heartbreak, and culture, captivating audiences. 

Bar from 3pm, Music 4pm

Tix $48 (+BF)

Friday 24 May 7.30pm

Mark Wilkinson

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Craft Music presents Mark Wilkinson with special guests launching his new album 'Golden Afternoons". 

A poetic lyricist, Sydney singer-songwriter Mark Wilkinson‘s soulful brand of Indie Folk has drawn comparisons to artists like Damien Rice, Ray LaMontagne and David Gray. For over a decade, he’s been forging profound and enduring connections with listeners in the studio, on the stage, and even in the streets, where impromptu busking sessions landed him both a national TV booking and a major licensing deal. A magnetic live performer, Wilkinson has sold more than 80,000 copies of his self-released CDs, racked up over 100 million streams on Spotify, and built up a devoted global audience.

2024 sees Mark embark on an extensive run of dates across Australia in support of his new Album, “Golden Afternoons”. [Nettwerk Music Group] Recorded in Nashville alongside producer Owen Lewis (Snow Patrol, Paris Paloma, Old Sea Brigade), the 7 track record is an emotive and powerful collection of songs that document his flux between contesting emotional states.

“The album explores the fine line between light and dark as well as confidence and uncertainty, which are the two states I’m constantly between as an artist and songwriter. Each song touches on these themes as they float through this body of work. It’s a reflection of the balancing act.”

A natural storyteller, Wilkinson’s songs invoke tales of passion and honesty.  Infused with a voice drenched in soul, this is music that reaches out and strikes listeners at their emotional core.

'There's a glow of warmth around him and a richness to his supreme voice, sending shivers down spines as he pulls you into the soul of him' - Hazel Buckley - The Music

Special guest is Loren Kate, a multi award-winning artist, recently winning the Americana Category of the prestigious International Songwriting Competition. Loren has earned the reputation as an utterly captivating performer and brilliant storyteller and has played countless sell-out shows and festivals all over the country.

Bar from 6.30pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $35 (+BF)

$40 at the door

Saturday 25 May 7.30pm
Sunday 26 May 4pm

Eric Bibb

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The ultimate “blues brother”, multiple Grammy nominee Eric Bibb is known and revered globally as a fiery singer-songwriter with true soul, grounded in the folk/blues tradition but with contemporary sensibilities. With an illustrious career spanning five decades and over 40 albums, Eric Bibb is one of the world’s most prolific blues troubadours. From having received three Grammy nominations to multiple Blues Foundation ‘Artist of the Year’ and ‘Album of the Year’ awards, there’s no question why Eric Bibb is known and revered globally as a fiery singer-songwriter and one of the leading bluesmen of our time. 

Saturday Show Bar from 6.30pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $80 (+BF)

Sunday Show Bar from 3pm, Music 4pm

Tix $80 (+BF)

Sunday 23 June 4pm

Michael Waugh with Camille Trail

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Michael Waugh gives a profound new voice to the Australian experience. 

His insightful storytelling cuts to the heart of everyday life and his tributes to friends, family and parenthood are simultaneously deeply personal and nationally recognisable; we see our own brothers, parents, pubs, rivers, struggles and joys reflected in the faces of those characters who live large in Michaels songs. Michael is a songwriter’s songwriter, a compelling live performer and an extraordinary storyteller. Among his admirers are the legendary Eric Bogle, alt. country luminaries Shane Nicholson & Fanny Lumsden as well as Josh Cunningham from The Waifs. 

His 2019 album The Weir received two Golden Guitar nominations - Male Artist of the Year and Alt Country Album of the Year – as well as a nomination at the 2020 Victorian Music Awards. In 2022 Dirty River, Michael's tribute to his home town of Melbourne from his most recent album The Cast, was voted Heritage Song of the Year at the Golden Guitar Awards.

Michael's new album ‘Beauty & Truth’ will be released in mid 2024. We Are Here  the first single from the album is a  celebration of gay men through history who have stood up against persecution, sometimes at the cost of their lives, to make it safe for queer people to be visible and proud.

Camille Trail - It feels right, it sounds great, and the indie folk label fits for now, but don’t try to pin Camille Trail down.

Bar from 3pm, Music 4pm

Tix $40 (+BF)

Thursday 11July 7.30pm
Friday 12 July 7.30pm

Troy Cassar-Daley with Amber Joy Poulton

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2024 marks the eagerly anticipated release of Troy Cassar-Daley's latest studio album "Between the Fires." Troy's 12th studio album, 'Between the Fires,' was recorded at his late Mum's house in NNSW, creating a powerful collection of songs and stories. 

With a career spanning over three decades, Troy is a proud Gumbaynggirr/Bundjalung man, inheriting a rich tradition of storytelling. His passion lies in penning narratives about the Australian landscape and its essence, a driving force that has shaped his remarkable career.

Accolades have flowed consistently throughout Troy's career, including 40 Golden Guitars, 5 ARIA’s, 3 APRA Song of the Year awards, 9 Deadlys (Australian Indigenous Artist Awards), and 4 CMAA Entertainer of the Year awards. Troy has also claimed 2 NIMAs (National Indigenous Music Awards) and was honoured as the 50th inductee into the prestigious Australasian Roll Of Renown in 2017. Boasting numerous gold and platinum albums, he has achieved a remarkable 32 Number 1 chart singles. Troy's songs serve as the backdrop to the everyday triumphs, struggles, and celebrations of Australians, resonating from small towns to bustling cities across the nation. As he takes the stage once again, Troy continues to weave his musical tapestry, connecting with audiences through the timeless art of storytelling.

Special guest is Amber Joy Poulton.

Bar from 6.30pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $49 (+BF)

Sunday 4 August 4pm

This Way North with guest Parvyn

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Years on the road, touring in Australia and abroad, gave two-piece indie pop-rock band This Way North an appreciation for open space and adventure. Landing in north-east Victoria on Dhudhuroa country when the pandemic hit, long-time friends, collaborators, and partners, Jungalwalla and Leahy traded freedom on the road for a home amongst ancient trees and high-country valleys. This unexpected move, drawing in close and giving themselves the gift of stillness, prompted unbridled creativity and culminated in their upcoming debut album, ‘Punching Underwater’, set to be released in February 2024. 

Full of rapturous nostalgia, This Way North’s music takes you from moody, tremolo-tinged heart-tuggers to pounding driving alt-psych rock through a sonic landscape of reverb-soaked guitars and rolling rhythms. With odes to 90’s rock sitting on air-tight grooves and full, cinematic spaciousness, This Way North’s music is a portal to summer festivals, their love affair with the road, and an open invitation to turn up the volume and let loose.

Genre-drifting flow-state pop melds with classical Indian raga melodies, soul and jazz – all anchored by Parvyn’s ethereal, inimitable vocals. Nominated for ARIA 2022 'Best World Music Album', her debut solo record ‘Sa’ has influences from Bjork to Anoushka Shankar, and is immersed in a reflective world of different cultures and perspectives. Also known as singer in cult-psychedelic, vintage bollywood inspired band The Bombay Royale and touring globally since childhood with her father Dya Singh. Accompanied by Josh Bennett on guitar in an intimate performance of her album material and preview of future recording projects.

Bar from 3pm, Music 4pm

Tix $30 (+BF)

$35 at the door

Sunday 11 August 4pm

Karen Lee Andrews

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We are so pleased to have Karen Lee Andrews back at Trinity Sessions in 2024 after her electric performance with us in 2023. 

Karen Lee Andrews is in possession of a powerful sense of artistic purpose. Surrounded by music her entire life, Karen’s career to date has largely revolved around classic soul and rhythm and blues. The influence of soul, gospel and Karen’s Polynesian background continues to inform the music she creates. Karen’s songcraft is built on a thorough knowledge of blues, gospel and soul music and motored by an undeniable hunger to connect. Yet the defining ingredient is Karen’s unshakeable artistic passion. A massive festival favourite backed by a formidable world class band (Yanya Boston on drums and Adam Ventoura on bass) that provide an exhilarating live performance. 
“One of the most original and dignified talents to emerge in Australian Entertainment in a long time. She manages to be both imperial yet vulnerable.” Sydney Morning Herald

“Andrews is on an inspiring and passionate musical journey. A must see.” Beat Magazine

“Soulful and bluesy, with so much heart and pain, delivered with so much class.” Sound of Oz

Bar from 3pm, Music 4pm

Tix $40 (+BF)

$45 at the door

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