Barleyshakes Bush Dance and Concert


Get set for a night of intense energy, beautiful harmonies and driving dance rhythms next month, when well known Celtic band Barleyshakes launches the ‘Live Music Locally’ program at the Mapleton Hall

Brewed in Ireland and distilled in Australia, the Barleyshakes are adored throughout Australia and beyond for their ‘bent’ Irish sound, earning them the Queensland Music Award for World Music

Ever since their inception in the 90’s in Dublin, the Barleyshakes have been turning heads as they inject new life into Irish music, while honouring traditions past.  Their live shows have taken them around the globe and they continue to take audiences on a joy filled ride wherever they perform.

Fiddles, flutes, tin whistle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocals, bass, bodhran, and drums create their truly wonderful Celtic sound, and they have shared the stage with Lunasa, Metallica, Kila, Joe Cocker, Sharon Shannon, Altan, and Grada, to name a few.

Barleyshakes performance will be the inaugural event in this year’s music program at the Mapleton Hall.  ‘Live Music Locally’ is an initiative of the MH Folk, a group of volunteers who are working under the auspices of the Mapleton Hall Trust. The group is developing an ongoing program of live music performances at the iconic hall, aimed at both bringing entertainment to locals, and supporting live artists.  The hall has wonderful acoustics and is a great venue for live bands. Funds raised go toward its upkeep.

So join the MH Folk on Friday, April 7, at 6:30pm for Barleyshakes’ 7pm performance.  Adults, $22/ Conc. $17 (pre-bookings) or $25/$20 on the door.  Kids under 14 are free!  Food and refreshments are on sale, and the evening is BYO.  Don’t miss this show, and live music locally!

If you have any questions or problems with the booking system, please call Mel on 0403 336 056 or Tunji on 0468 544 077.

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