On a gorgeous Sunday in May, 2022, the Tasmanian Heritage Fiddle Ensemble played from a covered stage to the audience, relaxing, eating and drinking deliciousness, out on the spacious lawns at MONA. The THFE played traditional Tasmanian tunes, such as Eileen McCoy’s Varsoviennas, Gran McCoy’s and Leo Prince of Wales Schottische as well as a selection of favourite tunes collected from the Cape Barren Islanders. Contemporary tunes written by past or present members of the group, such as Delayed Flight, One Way Ticket, Raw Rosin, Short Shrift and Forks in the Fire had people at least dancing on the inside, if they weren’t dancing on the lawns! For a different flavour, Ross Smithard’s original Dingo’s Breakfast set had toes tapping to an Old Timey flavour. Later in the afternoon, the clouds began to look threatening. When heavy rain suddenly pelted down on umbrellas, bean bags and the cute three legged white stools, the audience scattered, but quick thinking saved the day as Musical Director, Emily Wolfe, invited the audience in. To everyone’s delight, Emily turned the band around to face the audience, thus saving much reorganising of the sound gear! It was, from then on, a cosy indoor concert as the enthusiastic audience dried off and steady rain continued to soak the abandoned lawns…
4-6pm, Saturday 24th July, 2021
The Tasmanian Heritage Fiddle Ensemble will deliver a delightful afternoon of collected and contemporary Tasmanian folk music and share stories about their tunes, composers and the history of how some of the tunes came to Tasmania. Come along and sit behind the glass to enjoy some winter sunshine, lively music and fare from the café!
HERITAGE BUSH DANCE
Tasmanian Heritage Fiddle Ensemble
Dance callers: Odd socks, Fiona, Tess & Till
SAT 26th JUNE ’21 7:15 for 7:30-11:30PM ST JAMES HALL,
462 Elizabeth St, New Town (off Rupert Ave, enter behind church)
High-energy traditional and contemporary dances and Tasmanian tunes.
Come to dance or listen. Newcomers welcome.
All dances taught. No dancing experience or partner required.
All ages welcome. Please bring a plate of supper.
$19 / $17 (conc)/ $16 (mem) / $10 (student) / $6 child u/12
Dress: heritage or rural. Fine music and fun dances
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/782528905794788
Facebook/Meetup: dance folk tasmania
Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc #hobartfolkdances Instagram: folktas
Bright Eyes Cafe,
Stall 21, Brooke Street Pier (where the MONA ferry comes in)
Saturday 12th December, 2020
3:45 for 4:00pm until 6:00 pm
The THFE will take you on a wonderful musical journey with a selection of lively, vibrant, but sometimes moody and atmospheric traditional and contemporary Tasmanian tunes at Bright Eyes this coming Saturday afternoon from 4-6pm! Look out for masses of fiddles, banjos, cello, mandolin and double bass!
What a great way to while away the last hours of a lazy, sunny, summer Saturday afternoon, down on the docks, in the comfort of Bright Eyes Cafe. Choose from a wide range of snacks and beverages – hot or cold!
Please be there about 3:45 to sign in. You can just turn up on Saturday, but booking a seat through
email@example.com or Bright Eyes Cafe on Facebook will make entry quicker as Christine will have your details and can guarantee a seat for you!
Thank you Bright Eyes Cafe for supporting live music in Hobart!