sounds of our town

 hosted by Jumping Fences


Welcome to the homepage of Foco Nuevo, the performance project
of Jumping Fences, where we have adapted the Latin American peña into our own informal concert held on the First Friday of every month.

Our home base is Kurilpa Hall at 174 Boundary Street West End.

Friday 2nd October, 2015.  8.00 p.m.

Start the long weekend with a night of live music! Our guests this month are Baerg-Roeseli and Innes Campbell.

Baerg-Roeseli: This Brisbane-based Swiss yodel and folkloric group was founded to perform at Expo '88. Since then it has continued to keep Swiss customs alive through regular performances of folk music and yodelling. Yodelling, a form of wordless singing which constantly alternates between chest and head voice, was first developed by Swiss herders as a means of communication. Baerg-Roeseli performances include yodels, yutzes and instrumental pieces, which are accompanied by homely percussion instruments such as spoons, brooms, washboards and whisks.

Innes Campbell is an acoustic guitarist from Scotland who lives in Brisbane. His accurate and driving bluegrass guitar playing (think Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Norman Blake) has won him awards and accolades aplenty, including a national championship on bluegrass guitar in 2009 (Tamworth). Enjoy. [website]

Jumping Fences: the song-writing partnership of Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk join forces with a group of experienced musicans to play their energetic folk, tinged with Cuban flavours. Their original works contain imagery and styles that reveal both an incisive insight into Australian life and a long association with Latin American culture. [website]

Entry is $10 and $7 (concession)

Cakes, tea and coffee available.