We are very excited to have The Con Artists supporting us in our Summer Fiesta.
With a vast line-up of wind, brass, percussion and string instruments, the Band’s high energy repertoire is influenced and informed by the musical traditions of New Orleans brass bands, Klezmer, Balkans, French-Canadian Rock n Reel, Italian Folk, Romani and others. Directed by David Rooney and featuring David De Santi (accordion) and Mark Holder-Keeping (sax/clarinet). http://www.conartists.com.au
Ruido is performing at Illawarra Folk Festival and is headlining a Summer Fiesta as part of the Fringe Events in the lead up to the great festival.
October is the busiest time for Flamenco in the Illawarra! Flamenco Fire was a special treat at IPAC. This month we are very busy but loving it!
Catch our shows at Mittagong, Port Kembla, Kangaroo Valley
Last weekend we had a great reception in Kiama at Folk By Sea – thank you everyone for your warm reception. We are looking forward to this Friday’s show at Tomerong and then at Huskisson on the Saturday where we will run some dance and drumming and guitar workshops then our last show in the night.
For the first time in Wollongong, David is giving a flamenco workshop for flamenco musicians – guitarists and drummers. 24th August at 11am. Cost $30
Bookings: Contact April 0413539744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We had a fabulous, warm and friendly reception and wonderful Soup, Paella, and wood-fired Apple crumble tonight at Port Kembla Community Centre. Glad you enjoyed our performance.
Recently we had a ball doing our first photo shoot. Jane coaxed the musicians and dancers into posing for Renee, our photographer, who was always kind and patient.
We enjoyed spending a day together without the pressure of sound-checks and costume disasters!
What kind of people like our shows? we love seeing the huge range in age and ethnicity of people watching our shows. Since 2011 we have performed over 50 shows and some of our audiences have been over 500 people. We can confidently say that over a thousand people have seen us grow over from our humble beginnings into the big and colourful troupe we are now. Our audiences have soldiered on through mud, rain storms (Cobargo), swealtering heat (Majors Creek), piercing sunlight (Thirroul Seaside) and many other great challenges and we thank you for your undivided attention. We have been especially amused watching your ice-cream melt as you sit there enraptured by our shows (Kangaroo Valley) and for the children who have loved dancing in our childrens workshops. A recent couple in the audience at Narabeen said we brought “tears to their eyes”.
In the cool-down after our great winter fiesta we had our troupe dinner and dreamed up some new troupe wishes. We will now be starting on some new material and there is a early spring in our step! Dance Classes are starting again with gusto on Tuesdays at 7 and Thursdays at 6. A lively Bulerias de Wollongong is out next big challenge and a Tempetuous Tango. We will also be using frame drums in this year’s productions.
Ruido is our troupe’s name. In true Aussie tradition it is self-effacing. It simply means Noise! How do you say Ruido? Roo-weedo with an aussie twang will do fine.