Friday 5 September 7-11pm ; Celtic songs and tunes with Carmel Newman (fiddle & vocals)
Queensland Irish Association, 175 Elizabeth St, Brisbane.
Saturday 6 September 2-3pm, originals songs & tunes with Sallie Campbell (fiddle & vocals)
Redfest, Concert Stage, Cleveland Show Grounds
Sunday 7 September, 1-3pm, original songs & tunes with Steve Cook (fiddle, mandolin & vocals)
Bohemian Bungalow, 69 Memorial Dr, Eumundi QLD
Friday 19 September, 8pm Celtic mayhem and madness with Murphy’s Pigs
www.bonymountainmusicfestival.com – near Warwick, Qld
Saturday 20 September pm Celtic mayhem and madness with Murphy’s Pigs
www.bonymountainmusicfestival.com – near Warwick, Qld
Sunday 21 September 2-5pm, Celtic mayhem and madness with Murphy’s Pigs
Caloundra Power Boat Club, Woorim Park Esp, Golden Beach, QLD
Saturday 27 September 12:30-2:30 Mark Cryle & The Civil Union – originals & tunes
Bass Espresso, 245 Boundary Street West End Qld
Sunday 28 September 1-5pm, Chaos and covers with The Full Quid
Manly Hotel, 54 Cambridge Parade, Manly
Saturday 1 Nov 7:30pm Mark Cryle & The Civil Union – originals & tunes
New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick St New Farm
Friday 7 November, 8.30-11.30 pm, covers, & special guests with Richard Evans (guitar & vocals)
Alliance Hotel, 320 Boundary Street Spring Hill Qld
Sunday 16 November 12:45-1:30pm; Celtic songs and tunes with Carmel Newman (fiddle & vocals)
Harrigans Drift Inn, Harrigan's Lane, Jacob’s Well QLD
Friday, 5 December, 8.30-11.30 pm, covers, & special guests with Richard Evans (guitar & vocals)
Alliance Hotel, 320 Boundary Street Spring Hill Qld ;
Sunday 7 December 2-5pm, Celtic mayhem and madness with Murphy’s Pigs
Bribie Island Surf Life Saving Club, 1 North St Woorim
Friday 12 December 4:30-5:30pm ; originals, covers and tunes with Sallie Campbell (fiddle & vocals)
The Library Café, State Library of Queensland
Wednesday, 24 December, Celtic mayhem and madness with Murphy’s Pigs
Queen Street Mall, Brisbane, 6-9pm.
You haven’t heard from me for a while but I have not been idle on the musical front. The big news for those of you in the Brisbane area is that on 6 July Music by the Sea http://www.musicbythesea.com.au/ and the Brisbane Music Bureau http://www.brisbanemusicbureau.org/ are hosting a concert at the Sandgate Town Hall called “I’ve Got a Heart”. It features a stellar line- up of talent, all of whom I am honoured to call my friends, performing songs that I’ve written. You’ll hear Nadia Sunde, Michael Fix, Sunas, The Poachers, Rebecca Wright and Donald McKay, Richard Evans, Helen McGreevy, Dan Grant and Cathy Bell and Nick Weinert. There is a flyer attached.
In conjunction with the show there is a new cd available also entitled “I’ve Got a Heart: the Songs of Mark Cryle” which features versions of my songs performed by the artists playing at the concert. Some of these songs have been recorded before and others are new. I even sneak one in myself at the end just to prove that it’s not a posthumous tribute. It has been a very exciting and relatively painless project for me to be involved with. I’m honoured and deeply flattered that so many of these extremely talented people have offered their services. With Michael Fix’s skills at the recording console, the cd has come up a cracker, if I may say so myself. I look forward to its release and to this event with great anticipation, hearing my words and melodies delivered by such a range of magnificent voices – male and female, all of whom are an important part of my musical history and community.
I’ll be speaking about the project and playing a couple of sneak preview tracks from the cd on radio around Brisbane this week:
Sunday 30 June 4pm 4ZZZ Folk Buddies with Robyn Clare 102.1FM
Wednesday 9.30am (ish) with Jan Huggett 4RPH 1296 AM
The Civil Union
In recent times I’ve been playing a lot of traditional Irish and Scottish music. It’s a steep learning curve but a fun ride. With The Civil Union (Rebecca Wright, cello/vocals, Donald McKay bodhran/vocals) http://www.wrightandmckay.com and Alice McDowell fiddle/vocals, I bring some of the aesthetic from those traditions to my own songs, revisiting some material from my back catalogue and introducing some new ones too. If you came along to see us and you played your cards right, you might even get to hear Rebecca or Donald take over the lead vocals and hear Alice play some tunes on the fiddle. Now that is indeed something worth showing up for.
In recent times too it has been my privilege to do some gigs with Australia’s foremost bluegrass band The Company http://www.thecompanybluegrass.com/ I’ll be joining them at the Redlands Bluegrass Convention in August. We’ll be revisiting some songs of mine and working on some new ones together too.
You can catch me playing bass and singing a few songs in Murphy’s Pigs on a regular basis– when I’m not collapsing with laughter at some onstage hijinks that’s going on. http://www.murphyspigs.com/
The Full Quid
I’m still doing the occasional gig with my good friends Richard Evans, Dan Grant and Cathy Bell in the Full Quid –playing some of our favourite covers at the Manly Hotel.
Sideshow Alley CD
Sideshow Alley has managed to glean some great reviews. People are so kind. I’ve put a few up on the page here:
Lately I’ve put up some Youtube clips for 3 of the songs from this cd. My daughter Hannah did the one for
That’s How the World Goes Round which you can see here
or on the Videos section of this page. That’s Hannah in the German Wheel.
Interview With Mark Cryle on 101.5fm
Because of her commitments with The Poachers (brilliant band by the way) Cathy Bell won’t be seen
playing fiddle in The Redeemers so much these days.
She is sadly missed but I’m extremely fortunate to have the incredibly talented and very much in demand
Mick Patrick covering the fiddle/vocal duties for gigs in the near (& hopefully distant) future. Go Mick!
At some of their recent gigs The Poachers
have been performing one of my songs, The Queen of the Great Below.
There is a youtube clip of them in action.
I’ve been having a lot of fun lately filling in on bass (& various other things) with local Celtic outfit Murphy’s Pigs.
The Pigs are legendary and gigs are a total hoot. Pig Power!!