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GIGS

Tuesday 13 January 8 pm, Celtic mayhem and madness with Murphy’s Pigs
New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick St New Farm, Qld
http://www.brisbaneunpluggedgigs.org/

Sunday 18 January 9am, Writers in the Round
Tamworth Services Club, 199 Marius Street Tamworth, NSW
http://www.tamworthservicesclub.com.au/

Sunday 18 January 4pm, Original songs and tunes with Carmel Newman
Atrium Festival Stage, 345 Peel St, Tamworth, NSW
http://atriumshoppingcentre.com.au/

Sunday 18 January 7pm, Celtic mayhem and madness with Murphy’s Pigs
Joe Maguire’s Pub, 148 Peel St, Tamworth, NSW

Monday 19 January, 11am-1pm, Original songs and tunes with Carmel Newman
Joe Maguire’s Pub, 148 Peel St, Tamworth, NSW

Monday 19 January, 6pm, Celtic mayhem and madness with Murphy’s Pigs
Post Office Hotel, 8 Fitzroy St, Tamworth, NSW

Tuesday 20 January, 3-4pm, Celtic mayhem and madness with Murphy’s Pigs
Tamworth Town Hall, 26 - 28 Fitzroy St, Tamworth, NSW

Tuesday 20 January, 8:30pm, Celtic mayhem and madness with Murphy’s Pigs
Joe Maguire’s Pub, 148 Peel St, Tamworth, NSW

Wednesday 21 January, 11am-1pm, Original songs and tunes with Carmel Newman
Joe Maguire’s Pub, 148 Peel St, Tamworth, NSW

Wednesday 21 January, 1:30pm, Celtic mayhem and madness with Murphy’s Pigs
Joe Maguire’s Pub, 148 Peel St, Tamworth, NSW

Thursday, 22 January, 4pm, Celtic mayhem and madness with Murphy’s Pigs
Post Office Hotel, 8 Fitzroy St, Tamworth, NSW

Friday 23 January, 11am-1pm, Original songs and tunes with Carmel Newman
Joe Maguire’s Pub, 148 Peel St, Tamworth, NSW

Friday 23 January, 5pm, Celtic mayhem and madness with Murphy’s Pigs
Joe Maguire’s Pub, 148 Peel St, Tamworth, NSW

Saturday 24 January, 5pm, Celtic mayhem and madness with Murphy’s Pigs
Joe Maguire’s Pub, 148 Peel St, Tamworth, NSW

Sunday 25 January, 7pm, Celtic mayhem and madness with Murphy’s Pigs
Joe Maguire’s Pub, 148 Peel St, Tamworth, NSW

Friday 30 January, 4:30-5:30, originals, covers and tunes with Sallie Campbell (fiddle & vocals)
The Library Café, State Library of Queensland
http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/visit-us/library-cafe

Friday 13 February, 5-8pm, covers with Richard Evans (guitar & vocals)
Hotel Urban, 345 Wickham Tce, Spring Hill, Qld
https://hotelurban.com.au/brisbane

Saturday 21 February, Celtic mayhem and madness with Murphy’s Pigs
Tenterfield RSL Memorial Hall, Molesworth St, Tenterfield, NSW

Friday 27 February, 5-8pm, covers with Richard Evans (guitar & vocals)
Hotel Urban, 345 Wickham Tce, Spring Hill, Qld
https://hotelurban.com.au/brisbane

Saturday 28 February, 4pm, Celtic mayhem and madness with Murphy’s Pigs
Mick O'Malleys Irish Pub, Wintergarden, Queen St Mall, Brisbane, Qld
mickomalleys.com.au


NEWS

January 2015

Lately I have been having a lot of fun playing in duo format, particularly with Carmel Newman on fiddle and vocals. Carmel is a great Irish tunes player and a fine singer who adds a real sparkle to the live shows with her crazy sense of fun on stage. She is also a consummate and versatile musician with a great ear. She brings a beautiful touch and empathetic style to my original songs. It seems to be my very good fortune of late to be doing gigs with beautiful, talented, female fiddle players. When Carmel has not been available I’ve managed to recruit the amazing talents of Sallie Campbell or Emma Nixon. What a joy!

I’ve also been having fun playing with my old partner in musical crime, Richard Evans (guitar & vocals). Sorry, but he is definitely not as easy on the eye as any of the above-named fiddle players but he is a perfect for the gigs that we do together and someone whose musical instincts I trust more than I do my own.

Sadly the Civil Union has lost the talents of Bridget Masters to a permanent teaching job in rural Queensland ¬– Mt Isa to be precise. Rebecca, Donald and I will be very sad to see her go but hopefully we can recruit an able replacement and get back and start doing some more gigs in that format too.

It’s onwards and upwards too with Murphy’s Pigs who have a new cd out and about ¬– “In the Lap of the Hogs.” Who thinks of this stuff? I get to sing a song on this one and we’ll have copies with us for our crazy Tamworth gigs coming up very soon.

Loving the music as always, best wishes for a happy, peaceful and prosperous 2015.

Mark

May 2014

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.

The Company

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.

Murphy’s Pigs

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.

Sideshow Alley is available to download from iTunes here... Sideshow Alley - Mark Cryle

For more info about getting a copy of Sideshow Alley check out 'contact me'


Interview With Mark Cryle on 101.5fm

The Poachers

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.

Murphy's Pigs

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!!