PACKIN'UP MY OLD GUITAR! TOUR DATES 2018 coming in ?
NEWS FLASH! I am a finalist again at the Australian Celtic Awards in May. With my version of the old classic ! Galway Bay. We recorded it in Tamworth back in February & it will go on the Celtic Connection (volume three). Which is hopefully due next year! but lots of new songs to be finished- and lots of research, and work to get me to the stage where I can step into the studio and put the finishing touches on it all.
Kicking off the touring with a Festival performance in Bundaberg- closely followed by -our first Ma Ma Creek Festival -on May 26- 27 straight after Bundy.
Two Festivals here- but please be aware most of the venues on the tour are smaller- so booking is advised.
BUNDABERG- MAY 25th -Friday night- one performance only- - BUNDY CM MUSTER- BUNDABERG- WYPER PARK -
This will be like the old days- get off stage & get down the road to next gig! But I'm taking the time prior to the Festival to catch up with some old mates-and Radio interviews-while
I'm in Bundy!
MA MA CREEK FESTIVAL- (previously TentHill Turnout) Saturday night 26-May.from 6pm. Ma Ma Creek Hall- feature Band- OPEN SEASON- feature artist- Norma O'Hara Murphy- Sunday -from 9am- Country music- Walk up program- Markets/Stalls/Arts-Crafts-free camping go to web site for more details- www.mamacreekfestival.com (20 mns from Gatton)
TOOWOOMBA -SOUTHS BOWLING CLUB- Friday evening- 1st June. from 6pm- for 7pm. Dinner & show- or just show- $20- bookings - 07-4635 1960 -or- 0490 415 699.
WARWICK- JUNE - Saturday 2nd- WARWICK SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB- doors open- 10AM- 11am Showtime - $10 -a special Concert for our seniors- light luncheon available- $5. Norma will perform from 11am-- presenting all her classics both Country/Folk/Celtic/oldtime medley! -featuring Wayne Isbister -Guitar/Mandolin/vocals- yummy light lunch available - bookings- 0490 415 699
GYMPIE- JUNE - KENMORE PARK MUSIC MUSTER. (near Gympie) Frid-Sat-Sunday 8th-9th-10th June Performing over the weekend! Feature Band Glen Albrecht lots of artists- details -0458 686 740
RIVER GUMS & MALLEE DUST TOUR- Vic /SA
HORSHAM- JUNE- HORSHAM UNITED CHURCH HALL- Friday
22- evening show/supper- bookings- contact Jean- 0419 364 608 proudly supported by - TRIPLEH Horsham.
EDENHOPE- JUNE - EDENHOPE GOLF CLUB- 2pm- Sunday 24th June details- 0427 228 659- a delightful
afternoon & smoko!
MILDURA - PADDLEWHEELER - Friday June 29th- Dinner & show- onboard a Riverboat- contact 0409 502 322 - bookings essential for this one.
TOOLYBUC SPORTING CLUB- Saturday 7TH -
SWAN HILL- CLUB- JULY- 8TH- SUNDAY SHOW- 2PM- Bookings at the club- 03-50322060 - GLENCOE ROOM- spend
a very special afternoon with an Aussie Icon- Norma was born in Swan Hill- her Grandparents pioneered the Murray Valley region! Norma started her career onboard The Gem- singing songs of the river & Swan Hill was where it all began -
MULLUMBIMBY- AUGUST EX SERVICES CLUB- - CLUB MULLUM- SUNDAY 19TH. contact CLUB - this is a CMC event- but all welcome. from midday.
BONY MOUNTAIN FOLK FESTIVAL- SEPTEMBER - 14-15-16 BONY MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL held on Norma's place -and gates open from Monday 10th September- This year will be a very special weekend dedicated to Slim Dusty- with the Dusty family attending- to dedicate a permanent Memorial to Slim- with all artists invited to perform one of Slims songs- there will be a SLIM DUSTY GALLERY- to showcase memorabillia ! more details go to- www.bonymountainfolkfestival.com
SYDNEY OR THE BUSH TOUR - NSW.
SEPTEMBER TENTERFIELD - Friday 28th- 7pm- Sugar & Spice -cafe/Bar- Dinner & Show- or Show only- contact - 0467335872 -bookings
SEPTEMBER -TAMWORTH- Saturday- 29th- 7pm-The Cattlemans - Goonoo Goonoo rd Tamworth- Dinner & Show -or Show only-details- 0428 7266 78
SEPTEMBER - NARRABRI- Sunday 30th- 10am- NARRABRI BOWLING CLUB- BOOKINGS/ENQUIRIES- 02-67922205 -
YASS SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB- Friday October 5th- OCTOBER - NSW TOUR -including most of the state
bookings coming in?
NIMMITABELL COUNTRY CLUB -Sunday October 7th - TBC
MORWELL- OCTOBER -(VIC) SUNDAY 14TH- details- 0408 392278
KEMPSEY- OCTOBER - 19TH- 20TH- SLIM DUSTY FESTIVAL Kempsey Showgrounds- 0429 662 672. Norma performing over the weekend!
KANDOS- near MUDGEE - SUNDAY OCTOBER 28- 12 NOON- Ilford Hall- bookings - Robyn- 0429 009 840. afternoon tea
BUSH CAMP OPEN AGAIN FOR 2019 TAMWORTH FESTIVAL!
We are all booked into our BUSH CAMP again for 2019- and Lynnie & the gang are all set! I look forward to catching up with so many of you who don't get to catch up with me anywhere else! So excited about that -it will be a busy week! I thought Lynnie would never forgive me for cancelling last time? But I have used a bit of bribery ? we have lots of new photo albums- and stuff to share with you all! We might set up bookings this time for our little Bush Camp- Tamworth! as it is only a small venue! so stay tuned!
MY RIVER GUMS & MALLEE DUST TOUR!
SOUTH AUSTRALIA HERE I COME ! And regarding the touring this year- on my last trip to South Oz- the Gawler Country Music Club made my visit very special indeed- as I cut their magnificent cake- and shared a wonderful afternoon with them all- I am thrilled to be returning again! just love the Riverland-the Murray River and so much history there! Caught up with my old mate Wally Sparrow -now no longer with us- sadly missed ! Warren tells me the Club are now known as Playford! but the same great bunch! looking for the photo's! to put up here from last time! See you in June !
My one man band!
For most of my career I have been aware that the fans-the people who come to my shows- like to hear me -without a band-without too much going on! well this year touring with one bloke-who is it-my one man band! Wayne Isbister- plays Guitar-acoustic/electric- he plays mandolin- and does backing vocals! Wayne has just about done it all- spent time in the UK/Ireland- has good credentials! but doesn't skite- I'll let you all be the judge! but we are surely looking forward to getting out on the road playing the music!
A big bonus is Wayne hand builds- Cigar Box Guitars- fascinating-he'll be playing one as well! and they will be for sale- so a chance to take home something totally unique!