Live Music with ' Nicola Hayes and Hélène Brunet ' (FRANCE) at the Tathra Hotel.
Sat 27th April 4 - 7pm
Sun 28th April 4 - 7pm
Nicola Hayes and Hélène Brunet have been making music together for more than 15 years, criss-crossing Brittany and abroad from café, to bar, to concert hall, carrying with them in their backpacks their unique blend of Irish jigs and reels, Cajun two steps, and Old-Timey breakdowns.
Nicola’s own special “austral-irlando-cajun” fiddle style and Hélène’s laúd (Spanish 12-string lute) groove together to draw listeners into a world of seldom-heard traditional tunes, gleaned from master musicians, or rediscovered on old cassettes, unearthed in dusty drawers… between tunes, they delight in sharing stories about musicians, parties, love…life stories! First album, Travelling, 2011. Their second album, The Inner Indian, recorded live in Australia & Brittany, was released in 2016.
"Hélène Brunet and Nicola Hayes are free. Headstrong – strength of air, soul, of mother and earth - Somewhere between the blues, the tradition of everywhere and nowhere, and the insolence of the present. If “folk music” means something, it's when they play." Cécile Even