A CONCERT planned for Saturday, August 6, is aiming to raise more money for cancer research to save children’s lives.
The band performing, Dingo’s Breakfast, has spent 12 years travelling the festival circuit, appearing in a variety of music and poetry clubs annually.
The concert is to raise money for Little Folk Children’s Cancer Research.
Two men – Roger Montgomery and John Angliss – are the stalwarts behind the group and have helped raise more than $150,000 for children’s cancer research at PMH.
Mr Montgomery said the band was currently recording an album of Jack Sorensen’s works, a local musician who gained nationwide fame with his song, Condamine Bells.
“It’s a selection of Jack’s songs and poems that cover the great shearing sheds of the North-West to the WA gold-mining towns and communities and the Wheatbelt,” he said.
“He is a beautiful balladeer who captures our State to perfection.”
The Dingo’s line-up includes Bruce Boyd and Meredith Higgins. There will also be fiddler Ken Kenny and well-known local identity, Iris Jones on keyboards, and Davey Browne on mandolin and tenor banjo.
Many of the musicians performed in the Mucky Duck Bush Band in former decades and have played together before.
The band will be presenting a selection of songs from Ireland, England and Australia.
The first half of the gig includes From Connacht where the White Rocks Grow and The Irish folk coming to Australia.
The second half will be a magic mix of the Dingo’s performance poetry and music, but all with the accent on comedy, Mr Angliss said.
Bring a blanket if the weather is cool and windy as although the the Romancing the Stone venue is under cover and will be heated for those who feel the cold, a rug would be a good idea.
Tickets can be booked from the website www.dingos-breakfast.com.
The Little Folk Concert
Romancing the Stone Amphitheatre
3 Lillian Road, Maida Vale
Saturday, August 6 at 7pm
All ages welcome