Canadian trio The East Pointers and Australian act The Mae Trio are heading to the Clarence Valley to strut their stuff at two events during the annual plunge arts and culture festival this year.
Woodford Folk Festival, Clarence Valley Culture and the Clarence Valley Council have come together to bring the talented performers to Yamba and Eatonsville.
Woodford Folk Festival representative, Courtney Wild, said The East Pointers would bring “roof-rattling, free-wheeling instrumental jigs, stomps and exhilarating reels and heart-breaking harmonies to the Clarence Valley”.
The bands will be joined by up and coming local performers Nick & Sam in Yamba on April 1, and Milly & Tash at Eatonsville on April 3.
Ms Wild said both were alcohol-free events and encouraged families to come along and listen to some rhythmic tunes.
“All money raised from the kitchens will go to the Yamba Surf Life Saving Club and the Eatonsville Hall,” she said.
“There are also free youth music workshops, so if you are between the ages of 12 and 24 why not learn (or jam) with the band members themselves. Just bring your guitar to Yamba and your voice to Eatonsville.”
Bookings are essential.
Yamba Surf Life Saving Club president Alan Schofield said the club was so pleased to join with everyone involved in bringing two all-ages music events to the Clarence.
“This is a great opportunity to raise money for the club and we can’t wait for the night ourselves,” he said.
• To book for the youth guitar workshop at Yamba, go to www.stickytickets.com.au/33931
• To book for the youth harmony workshop at Eatonsville, go to www.stickytickets.com.au/33932
• To book for the Backroads Music Nights Yamba concert featuring The East Pointers, The Mae Trio and Nick & Sam go to www.stickytickets.com.au/33928
• To book for the Backroads Music Nights Eatonsville concert featuring The East Pointers, The Mae Trio and Milly & Tash go to www.stickytickets.com.au/33929