Scottish Towns & Grand Houses featuring
*Cancelled* Capercaillie (Scotland)
In response to the current advice and shifting climate around COVID 19, Woodfordia Inc has cancelled the Scottish Towns and Grand Houses tour, featuring Capercaillie. As with all events, the organisation of this concert series has been a huge amount of work – 18 months in the making. We are very grateful to our tour’s presenting partners for all of their work over this time, and look forward to imagining a rescheduling of this beautiful idea when the world settles a little.
You would all be aware of the COVID 19 pandemic spreading worldwide. We’re not sure if the panic surrounding the Coronavirus is more damaging than the virus itself; but in the event world, as you would’ve read, the reality is, we cannot risk the health and wellbeing of our community. It’s not up to us to be ‘sure’ that the threat is real – it’s up to us to heed advice and try to make the best decision we can.
Bringing an international artist into travel to 30 different communities over one month goes directly against prevailing advice from medical experts who are advising all community members to do what they can to ‘flatten the curve’.
For those who have purchased tickets already, we will be organising the refunding of your ticket purchases into your account in the next couple of days.
We wish you all well, and hope that you and your families are in calm good health during this time.
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“The most vibrant and exciting band in the field of Celtic music” (Billboard)
“Securely ranked among the Celtic world’s top live bands. . . Capercaillie walk the trad/contemporary line with admirable poise and scrupulous care” (Songlines)
Scots folk band Capercaillie will perform as their original acoustic nucleus quartet of Karen Matheson (vocals), Charlie McKerrron (fiddle), Manus Lunny (Bouzouki) and Donald Shaw (Accordion) in a special stripped back quartet format for the inaugural Scottish Towns and Grand Houses Tour, a new national tour to celebrate the Year of Scotland in Australia, 2020.
The band have performed across Australia a number of times on headline theatre tours and festival appearances in the last 20 years are delighted to return with their unique take on traditional music and Gaelic songs. Presented in Australia’s splendid National Trust properties and town halls where the Scottish diaspora have made their homes, the 20 date Scottish Towns and Grand Houses Tour is a magnificent opportunity to celebrate the very best in Scottish Gaelic music in historic settings that are beautiful, quirky or opulent by turn.
From their homeland roots of Argyll in the highlands of Scotland, Capercaillie have been credited with being the major force in bringing traditional Celtic music to the world stage and inspiring the great resurgence so evident today. And even three ground-breaking decades after Capercaillie first performed as teenagers in their native Scottish Highlands; even as they continue the worldwide musical journey that’s taken them from the Brazilian rainforest to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, not to mention into the pop charts – it is the ancient Gaelic culture that still inspires them most.
Located in the heart of Fremantle’s historic precinct, on the lands of the Noongar people, the Artillery Drill Hall was constructed in 1895 and was the first purpose built military drill hall in Western Australia. Since the 1980s the place has had social significance for its adaptive re-use as a live music venue known as the Fly By Night Musician’s Club.
This is an 18+ event*
DOORS OPEN AT 7:00PM
SET TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM SHOW TO SHOW
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night.
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
(applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
*18+ Licensed Show - Minors permitted with a legal guardian
Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport
(Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID).
The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person.
Intoxicated persons will not be admitted.
Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.
Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.