touchstone winter 2012

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folk @ Canowindra … 29th July

We are in for a treat this month at folk@canowindra, with the very talented Richard Wilkinson from Cowra performing as the feature act.  Richy’s amazing voice and skilful guitar playing has been very well received at previous folk club open mikes, as well as at the Womindra festival last year:

“Crossing the gap between Australia and its beloved 6th state (New Zealand) in 1995, I entered this beautiful country at the age of 7 as a gospel church singer, being forced so often to perform in front of family members and friends. Finding the guitar at the age of 11, my main influence and first teachers were my mother and father, who introduced me to an entirely new world of music. I quickly became a cover musician as a teenager, and found myself playing as an under-aged singer/guitarist in local pubs and clubs with many talented and amazing musicians. Now based in Cowra, I’m a guitarist and singer/songwriter with many different influences from Jimi Hendrix to Neil Young – and all the way to Bob Dylan. Playing and enjoying music is the a major part of my life and I am really looking forward to sharing with you, music that inspires me and music that is just plain fun to play!  See you at Taste!!”

Folk @Canowindra is on the last Sunday of every month, at “taste Canowindra” in Ferguson St, from 4-6pm.  Entry is free, with a donation box for the feature act, and plenty of good food, coffee & wine available at the venue.  There’s an open mike for accoustic musicians and poets of all ages & stages. 

Enquiries: Nerida Cuddy 0429 048 603.


Bard of the West!

Andrew Hull is a writer and performer of poetry, prose and song; as well as an artist, photographer and musician. Hully, as he’s more commonly known, will perform at taste Canowindra from 6pm Saturday 4 August 2012, offering some poetry but mainly singing the blues.
Based in Bourke, Hully is active in the local arts community, he is the president of the local Arts Council and an advocate for the arts within the region. Hully is passionate and enthusiastic about the region he lives in, the people and stories that belong in that region.
His uniquely Australian work has been published in book form and his words and images also appear in many notable publications, including the Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, the Melbourne Age, the Daily Telegraph, Australian Geographic and RM Williams’ Outback Magazine. In 2002 Andrew’s work was recorded for the National Library of Australia’s folk archives.
He has also appeared at numerous major music festivals across Australia including the Woodford, Port Fairy and National Folk Festivals, and has worked with respected artists including Neil Murray, Chris Wilson, Mick Daley, Tonchi McIntosh, Leigh Ivin, and The Junes.
For more information call Bob or Marg on 02 6344 2332 or visit their website at

Muster, 1-2 December 2012 … the cost of discipleship