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FANTASTIC FREO FOLK FESTIVAL

Posted in city of fremantle, concert, festivals, music, Uncategorized by freoview on October 11, 2017

 

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Who says nothing is happening in Fremantle, a local resident said to me this morning, while we were watching the installation of the Felice Varini artwork all along High Street from the  far west end to the Townhall.

A book shop owner also told me how much she liked this kind of public art.

We are fast approaching the best Freo season with the start of festivals and events and this Saturday the big FREMANTLE FOLK FESTIVAL by Clancy’s at Princess May Park is a great sign of good things to come.

The festival is a family-friendly event with lots of things to do for children. It starts at 11 am and finishes just before midnight.

Have a dance! Have fun and embrace the Freo lifestyle!

 

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE FOLK FESTIVAL

Posted in city of fremantle, concert, music, Uncategorized by freoview on October 1, 2017

 

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An early message that the FREMANTLE FOLK FESTIVAL will be on in two weeks from now at Princess May Park next to Clancy’s on October 14.

The Pigram Brothers are coming all the way from Broome and there is a great line up of performers, as the poster above shows.

Princess Park is a lovely venue for it, with walls around it, so a good venue to bring kids as well.

Tickets from OZTIX, http://www.clancysfishpub.com.au and at the door.

See you there!

 

Roel Loopers

VOTE ROEL FOR CITY WARD!

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IRISH FIDDLER AT FREO PS ART SPACE

Posted in city of fremantle, concert, music, Uncategorized by freoview on August 25, 2017

 

ROBERT ZIELINSKI TRIO and BILLIE ROGERS at PS ART SPACE tonight!

Friday 25 August 2017, 8pm- Doors open 7pm

After a short break the sixth concert in the Hemispheres | Music of the World series at Fremantle’s PS Art Space in Pakenham Street is back, featuring formidable Irish fiddler and instrument maker, Robert Zielinski, playing in a trio with Fiona Doyle, wooden flute, whistle & vocals and Phil Waldron, double bass, mandolin & vocals.

The ROBERT ZIELINSKI TRIO draws inspiration from the deep reservoir of an older generation of west Ireland fiddlers. As a seventeen year old Zielinski travelled to Ireland and spent the next 14 years learning and immersing himself in the traditional music and in 2000 he won Ireland’s Michael Coleman Traditional Fiddler of the Year Award.

Together this trio plays a captivating set of tunes from Ireland, Scotland and the Shetland Isles including lively reels, jigs, strathspeys and hornpipes, as well traditional and contemporary songs, haunting slow airs and originals.

Supporting the ROBERT ZIELINSKI TRIO in the opening set is Fremantle’s own, BILLIE ROGERS, who describes her music as “soulful country”, but is so much more.

Rogers is an exceptional singer and songwriter who can rightly be described as one of Fremantle’s best hidden treasures.

 

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FALLS FESTIVAL BACK IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, concert, culture, festival, Uncategorized by freoview on August 22, 2017

 

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The popular FALLS FESTIVAL, that was held at Kings Square in January this year, will be back again on January 6 and 7, 2018, but this time in the Fremantle Oval Precinct.

It will take over the oval, historic sites, Parry Street and some car parks, and it will have a pass-out policy, so that people attending the festival can roam around Freo and support local traders.

The FALLS FESTIVAL line-up is great:

Flume/ Fleet Foxes / Run The Jewels / The Kooks / Glass Animals/ Peking Duk / Angus & Julia Stone / Foster The People / Liam Gallagher / Vince Staples / Jungle / Dune Rats / The Smith Street Band / D.R.A.M / Daryl Braithwaite / Everything Everything / Allday / The Jungle Giants / Thundamentals / Methyl Ethel / Slumberjack / D.D Dumbo / Anna Lunoe / DZ Deathrays / Confidence Man / Julia Jacklin / Bad//Dreems / Cosmo’s Midnight / Winston Surfshirt / Luca Brasi / Alex Lahey / Camp Cope / Flint Eastwood / Ecca Vandal / Dave / Total Giovanni

Friends of Falls pre-sales commence at 9am local time Thursday 24 August.
Optus Perks pre-sales commence at 9am local time Friday 25 August.
General Sales commence 9am local time Tuesday 29 August.

To receive updates, become a subscriber – http://Fallsfe.st/

I love the idea of using Parry Street, and acknowledge that it might affect traffic and parking in the area, but it will be great for the creative activation of the area, and a good sign of things to come when the planned Fremantle Oval Project is finished.

Freo is on the move in a very positive way!

 

Roel Loopers

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FREO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AT TOWNHALL

Posted in concert, fremantle, fremantle chamber orchestra, Uncategorized by freoview on April 23, 2017

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Great Fremantle Chamber Orchestra concert on TODAY, Sunday April 23 at the Fremantle Town Hall at 3 pm.

Roel Loopers

 

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BROOME TO BICTON CONCERT ON SATURDAY

Posted in aboriginal, concert, fremantle by freoview on February 14, 2017

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The annual BROOME TO BICTON  concert with the famous Aboriginal Kimberley band Pigram Brothers is on again this Saturday February 18 from 4.30 pm.

It is at Quarantine Park just above the Bicton Bath on the Swan River.

Bring a picnic for this fun family events that will be held for the 15th time this year, so it has become a great tradition.

Roel Loopers

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SUBLIME KOELMAN PLAYS WITH FREO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Posted in concert, fremantle, fremantle chamber orchestra, music by freoview on February 8, 2017

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It is still a few weeks away but here an early warning that the sublime Dutch violinist Rudolf Koelman is coming to Freo again to play with the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra on March 5 at the Townhall.

If you want to listen to him twice you can also do that on March 4 at the Government House Ballroom.

Check out the FCO Facebook page for info about booking seats.

Roel Loopers

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FREE SUNSET CONCERTS AT MARITIME MUSEUM

Posted in concert, music by freoview on January 29, 2017

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The first of the FREE Harbour Sundays concerts at the Fremantle Maritime Museum starts today and will go on every Sunday from 6-9 pm until 26 February.

With local live music, DJs and panoramic views over the Indian Ocean, it’s the perfect way to finish your weekend.

Today The Durongs, The Floors and DJ Sarah Tout will provide the entertainment and the bar will be open.

Great views from the upstairs deck over Fremantle Port and the perfect location to watch the sunset.

Roel Loopers

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DREAMTIME HIP HOP AND DONNA SIMPSON AT ARTS CENTRE

Posted in aboriginal, city of fremantle, concert, fremantle arts centre by freoview on January 29, 2017

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I am not sure what the weather is going to be like today as the rain did not arrive in Fremantle last night, so take the risk and head out to the Fremantle Arts Centre for the Sunday music session from 2-4 pm.

The Red Dirt Crew from the Norther Territory will perform hip hop, some in traditional language and about Dreamtime stories. This group comes from three remote communities, stretching 700 kilometres.

Also on this afternoon is our Freo songwriter folk singer Donna Simpson, so extend the One Day in Freo day into today and have some more fun!

Roel Loopers

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KAVISHA MAZZELLA CD LAUNCH AT KIDOGO

Posted in art, concert, fremantle, music by freoview on January 28, 2017

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The delightful Kavisha Mazzella  will be playing down at Kidogo Arthouse at Bathers Beach on Sunday January 29 at 7pm with Fremantle musician David Pensa as support.

It is the launch of her CD The Fearless Note.   This is a live CD that was recorded on a full moonlit night last September at Julian Burnside QC and artist wife Kate Durham’s place at his request as he wanted a bootleg style of a live performance.

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