House Concert No. 25
26 March 2015
Normally at this time we're putting on our first house concert of the year,
but this year there have
been so many opportunities we couldn't refuse that we found ourselves putting on our third!
And our third international artist at that. When Pete Titchener, who was here at the Duckpond
last November with Eric Bogle, contacted Jonni to say he was organising an Australian tour
for English singer/songwriter Edwina Hayes, we didn't know anything about her, but it only took
a couple of YouTube clips to convince us we really wanted to have her play at the Duckpond.
Our lovely ornamental grapevine has been particularly luxurious this year, providing us with
added shelter from the sun's heat. Right now it's in that stage between the green of summer
and the glorious crimson of autumn
Although highly regarded in the UK and USA, with fans including Michael Parkinson and
Nancy Griffith, Edwina is not yet well known in Australia. However, her current tour will change
all that, I'm sure, with rave reviews from her performances at Port Fairy and Blue Mountains
Folk Festivals. At the Duckpond, she charmed the audience with her bubbly personality,
amusing and quirky stories and her voice of an angel.
Needless to say, Edwina's CDs were highly popular.
At the end of the night, one of our guests put on an impromptu recital on our much neglected piano
I don't often get my photo on here, because I'm usually the one
taking the photos, but Jonni managed to get this one of me.