Summer Concert Series @ CERES Joe’s Market Garden in Coburg

Sunday’s 14th Jan, 4th Feb & 18th Feb 2018 – 4:00pm

3. Zulya & the Children of the Underground w/ Guest Speaker Florian Diguet (Le Cafe Flo) – 18th February

Zulya and The Children of the Underground perform exquisite original music inspired by Zulya’s Tatar and Russian roots. The music defies being labelled, but has been described as “Kurt Weillish, Euro-Cabaret jazz colliding with lullabies constructed to tear your heart out.” Since their formation in 2003, they have enjoyed unprecedented success throughout their native Australia and abroad.

Florian Diguet, a local Cafe owner (Le Cafe Flo) on High St. Thornbury is a talented Chef and well known for his warm presence and the inviting atmosphere in his French Cafe. He will share with us some of his passion for food and hospitality through his years in the industry.

2. [FINISHED] Tolka w/ Guest Speaker Bernadette Atkinson (Making Marngrook) – 4th February

Born out of the lively traditional music scene of Melbourne, Tolka have have audiences dancing for over 5 years. In the last 3 years, Tolka have taken their unique blend of original songs and tunes to audiences across Australia and the UK. Their latest album ‘One House’ was produced by Armagh musician Brian Finnegan in Northern Ireland, and won the Age Music Award for Best Folk/Roots album in 2015

The origins of Australian rules football are to be found in the game of Marngrook which was played by Indigenous communities using the Marngrook, a football made from possum skin. Bernadette Atkinson is a Wolithiga woman from the Yorta Yorta Nations. She has been making Marngrooks for the past year, using it as a way to connect others in her community to their culture. She will talk about the Indigenous history of the game and demonstrate the making of the Marngrook.

1. [FINISHED] Lucy Wise w/ Guest Speaker Anna Seed (Visual Artist) – 14th January

Lucy Wise has delighted audiences across Australia and internationally with her masterful storytelling, intricate ukulele and guitar playing and soulful voice. Drawing inspiration from her background in Appalachian and Celtic folk music, as well as legendary songwriters such as Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, Lucy’s songs sketch universally recognisable stories that are grounded in the realities of everyday experience.

Lucy will soon be releasing her third album, Winter Sun, which explores themes of love, joy and sadness, friendships and the relationships people form with their environment. She is running a crowdfunding campaign to help cover the costs of the album. Check out the campaign and pledge your support here. By supporting her campaign, you will be able to purchase a ticket for just $10 to this concert.

Anna Seed is an Illustrator living in Melbourne, Australia. Her work is influenced by the nostalgia for her provincial childhood on the isle of Tasmania. Australian native flora and fauna feature heavily along with sustainable living and a bygone era of mend and make do. Predominantly a traditional media based artist. Anna’s work has sensitivity towards the friendly and relatable characters she creates.