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The String Contingent

March 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

| $30

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The String Contingent, Which has performed in Gunning twice before to great acclaim, will present a concert in Gunning’s Court Room at the Old Court House on Sunday, 19 March at 2pm. Tickets are $30, concessions and Gunning Focus Group members $25, and students/youth $10.

Bookings: michael.coley@bigpond.com, 0417 663 045 or 4845 1566

About The String Contingent:
Renowned acoustic chamber-folk trio The String Contingent have toured extensively in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Scandinavia, with their unique sound that confidently walks the line between folk, classical, jazz and bluegrass. Australians, Chris Stone (violin) and Holly Downes (double bass), with Scotsman Graham McLeod (guitar) share a musical ethos that showcases the individuality of each musician and eclipses genre.

2017 sees the launch of their fifth album, recorded in the beautiful acoustic of the Windsong Pavillion at Four Winds, Bermagui NSW. Holly, Chris and Graham embarked on a two-part residency at Four Winds to explore different creative approaches to music-making. The resultant album features music that they developed at and between the two sessions, and live free improvisations, which they collectively and spontaneously created in concert.

Young stalwarts of the Australian acoustic music scene, TSC love nothing better than to play music for an intimate crowd – it’s called chamber music for a reason. Up close, their camaraderie and cheeky banter shines through, as does their passionate musicianship and instrumental skills; a joyful combination of precision, refinement and beauty, balanced with visceral energy and drive.