Asleep at the Reel brings some celtic spirit to Folk Redlands

REEL: Asleep at the Reel brings celtic spirit to Capalaba on November 18.
REEL: Asleep at the Reel brings celtic spirit to Capalaba on November 18.

Celtic music lovers need not travel far for a dose of Irish craic with Asleep at the Reel set to recreate the atmosphere of a lively Irish Pub with Folk Redlands on Sunday, November 18 at Indigiscapes, Capalaba. 

With flying fiddles, rich harmonies and traditional stories wrapped up in rollicking jigs and reels, this band of fine musicians taps into a tradition that dates back centuries.

This is not a musical tradition fixed in time or place, but one that shifts and evolves as it travels around the globe. It’s been seen in the likes of Christy Moore, The Pogues, Van Morrison and countless others.

Band members, Mark Cryle, Rose Broe, Mick Nolan, Hugh Curtis and Suzanne Hibbs  are not Irish, yet like many other Australians, Celtic music is in their DNA.

With nationally acclaimed songwriter Cryle part of the mix, they proudly join the dots between traditional Celtic music and contemporary Australian songwriting.

Asleep at The Reel takes its roots from the peat-smoked pubs of Ireland and Scotland, from the kitchen, the hearth, the veranda, the shearing shed and brings a very special blend to the stage.

The Folk Redlands event will begin with a two-hour blackboard session where performers of all levels are invited to perform up to 15-20 minutes, on a first-in basis. A PA is provided. 

The event runs from 1pm to 4pm with the band kicking off at 3pm. Entry is free. 

Folk Redlands is a not for profit club with a focus on bringing people together through music. Regular events are held on the 3rd the Sunday of the month. More on folkredlands.org