Great Southern Festival

Single Malt Cello


Sun 23 Feb 2014

Formerly Cello Ceilidh

Scottish music played on electric cellos alongside Limeburner’s whisky tasting.

Join musicians Iain Grandage, Mel Robinson, Peter Grayling and Rachel Johnston and revel in a free-flowing finale that celebrates the cello with improvised folk, blues and jazz. Included is a free tasting of the exquisite Limeburners Single Malt whisky. Don’t miss this vibrant close to our 2014 Playmakers program.


Players & Makers, Sat 22 Feb, 10am

Paul Davies, Mel Robinson and Rachel Johnston present a history of the cello from early viols to today’s electro-acoustic hybrids. Join us as we explore the evolution of the instrument and imagine its future. Musically illustrated with an array of exquisite works from Bach and Barrierre through to contemporary pieces.

Composer and Cellist, Sat 22 Feb, 11am

What happens when a player picks up the pen? Iain Grandage leads us through the development of cello music as driven by player-composers from Boccherini to contemporary writers such as himself. With plenty of musical moments provided by Iain and other Playmakers musicians.

Singer and Player, Sun 23 Feb, 10am

Mel Robinson and Peter Grayling take the cello out of the concert hall and the concert hall out of the cello. They discuss improvisation, singing while playing and finding your nonclassical groove.

Local Cello Heroes, Sun 23 Feb, 11am

Albany-raised cellist Kiersten Fage meets visiting Playmakers cellists in a master class that reveals the behind-the-scenes instruction and advice that builds great players. The master class will give valuable insights to students, teachers and professional musicians.

You can view and download the program here.


Image: Andrew Halsall supplied by City of Albany



Sun 23 Feb 2014
Great Southern Distilling Company

Sun 23 Feb, 5pm


General Admission $25

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