My one-on-one lessons and primary school ensemble classes are continuing online and I am pleased to introduce three new online ukulele ensembles: Next-Gen Uke, Strum’n’Sing for grown-ups and Ukulele Orchestra.
Pod of Gold’s Catherine Golden interviews trumpeter/composer Ellen Kirkwood and guitarist/composer Hilary Geddes about their new jazz duo project, Underwards. Enjoy our lively discussion on improvisation, composition and the SICKO collective.
Pod of Gold’s Catherine Golden and Sydney band Chaika have a lively back-stage chat at the Sydney launch of their 2019 album, Arrow. This six-piece eclectic folk band discuss their songwriting processes, live gigs and new developments in the folk music scene.
The following is my glorious account of touring New Zealand with Isaiah B Brunt and Itty Kitty during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Le Gateau Chocolat: Icons was a part of the 2019 Sydney Festival. I reviewed this refreshing take on drag, infused with notable musicianship, for 2ser Stages.
Pod of Gold's Catherine Golden interviews Sydney trumpeter Louise Horwood about the MCA Art Bar, improvisation and collaborative art.
Pod of Gold’s Catherine Golden interviews Sydney theatre-maker Jane Grimley about her 2019 Sydney Fringe Festival show The World’s Best Worst House Party.
Pod of Gold’s Catherine Golden interviews Sydney composer Keyna Wilkins about her Ephemera Quartet, improvisation and how she uses NASA recordings in her compositions to create “space jazz”.
Review of chamber opera La Passion de Simone by Kaija Saariaho. The Sydney Chamber Opera production starred soprano Jane Sheldon, and was conducted by Jack Symmonds, as part of the Sydney Festival.
Looking for live music in Sydney? Check out these December gigs December 1st: Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides at Sydney Brewery, Surry Hills December 7th: Honey Bogans at The Commons, Darlinghurst December 14th: Courtney Severeni Trio at The Commons, Darlinghurst...