In the Beautiful Blue Mountains

Six Festival Days

(Saturday - Monday)29th September - 1st October 2018

(Friday - Sunday)5th - 7th October 2018

Music in the Gardens

Music in the Gardens during the festival - Entry to the Music in the Gardens performances is by way of a gold coin. All performances will take place in the grounds of the Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort, 20-28 Fitzroy Street Leura or under cover in the event of wet weather.  All performances commence at 1.00pm.

Saturday 29 September

 

The Heathens Choir of Blackheath - This is the third year that this marvellous choir has supported the festival. They sing a wide range of popular and not so well-known pieces.  Many of the choir members are also volunteers at our Festival

Sunday 30 September

The Raguda Trio - This is the second year that the Raguda Trio has performed at the Festival. This is an energetic and exciting take on a raw gypsy style. Original compositions and eclectic tunes from around the world on the clarinet, piano accordion, ukulele and Gitano guitar flavoured with tap dance and singing in Russian, Serbian and Roma languages.

Monday 1 October

Katoomba Jazz Quartet - This group of talented players enjoys performing at the Festival.  Visitors can be assured of a first-class performance of favourite jazz music.

Friday 5 October
Celtic Airs and Graces - The inspiration behind Celtic Airs & Graces is renowned harpist Martyn Cook, whose repertoire ranges from classical to Celtic to popular.  All of his arrangements are his own and his engaging personality makes him popular with audiences wherever he plays. He often teams up with other artists and for the Festival, he is joined by Simon Watts on violin.
Saturday 6 October

The Sydney Mandolin Orchestra - Appearing for the first time at the Festival, the Sydney Mandolin Orchestra is an ensemble that regularly performs in and around Sydney. Established in 1932, it is Australia’s oldest mandolin orchestra and is dedicated to keeping alive the tradition of mandolin music in Sydney.  Their varied repertoire covers classical and contemporary pieces from Australian and international composers. Music played includes Renaissance, Classical, Neapolitan, Spanish, Modern and Popular.

Sunday 7 October

The Blue Mountains City Band is a brass band sponsored by the Blue Mountains City Council and Katoomba RSL.  Its purpose is to play at civic events and to nurture brass musicianship in a fun and rewarding environment.  This is the band’s second appearance at the Festival.

   

 

 
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