We have just received the very sad news that Danny Spooner has been recently diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and cannot now come to Whare Flat. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at this time.
We will update the website and Facebook pages with any further news.
Danny Spooner is a renowned singer of traditional and contemporary folk songs of Britain and Australia, be it with guitar, concertina or unaccompanied; his voice and style is unmistakable.
Danny Spooner's passion is the expression of British and Australian culture through folk music and he boasts the largest collection of songs of any folk singer.
In recent years he's sung at festivals, clubs and house concerts in Europe, England and Scotland, Canada and the USA. In 2007 and 2011 he was honoured to be invited to work with Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. For 50 years in Australia audiences have enjoyed his concert brackets, workshops and one-man shows, his deep multi-disciplinary understanding of social history, his personal warmth, and his immense repertoire of songs covering the full range of human emotions, endeavours and experiences… He is a spellbinder.
This workshop is now being taken by Sweet Hurricane.
The Watersons were a family singing group from Yorkshire. Two sisters, their brother & a family mate. They became icons of the folk song revival when in 1963 they gobsmacked the famous Troubadour Folk Club in London's Earls Court when they walked on stage with no instruments & belted out Three Score & Ten a song of the 1889 disaster which struck theBritish East Coast fishing Fleet. That was over fifty years ago & their records & the songs that they gave to the folk scene are as good as the day we first heard them. Come & join in the rousing chorus’ & relive those great songs.
“I heard a couple of tracks on 3MBS-FM and was transfixed. It's poets like you that we need."
— David Conolly, Richmond. Victoria
A walking encyclopedia
“A walking encyclopedia of traditional British and Australian song, Australia’s Living Legend of Folk, and the Godfather in Victoria’s folk community.”
— Andrew Pattison, Director, Newstead Live! Music Festival 2010