Just a Little Folky

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Just a Little Folky

The Bendigo Folk Club has a couple of international lovelies coming up you may wish to turn your attention to – or affection to if that is your thing. The Whitetop Mountaineers are set to perform on April 10. The duo is the old-time country baby of Martha Spencer and Jackson Cunningham. They’ve become quite the favourites here, having toured Australia on four previous occasions. Jackson handles the guitar, mandolin and claw hammer banjo; Martha handles fiddle, guitar and banjo. There is even a little high energy Appalachian dancing thrown in. The Whitetop Mountaineers released their latest album, Fees Ridge, in January. The Bombadils hail from Canada, and they have a date with the venue on May 1. Coming together through a shared curiousity of Celtic and bluegrass traditions, the quartet has been described as “cinematic folk” and “chamber folk” by those closest to them. The quartet released their debut, Fill Your Boots!, in 2012. Their new release is Wandering Feet. * In last-minute news, the UK’s Chris While and Julie Matthews perform tonight, March 19. One of England’s most successful contemporary folk and acoustic musical partnerships, the duo has released seven albums as a duo. Their latest is Who We Are.