Ringer Reef Winery to host award winning musicians
RINGER Reef Winery is hosting its popular ‘Picnic in the Vines’ this summer with a number of award winning musicians locked in to perform at the free events.
Jeff Tynan (January 12, 2 – 5pm), Kelly Menhennett (January 19, 2 – 5pm) and Parkville (February 23, 2 – 5pm) will all take centre stage throughout the month.
Jeff Tynan is a Melbourne independent singer-songwriter and multiinstrumentalist. His self-produced debut EP ‘Revolving’ blends deep earthy roots with modern indie-folk/ rock and features raw sounds of wood and strings. Included in the talented musician’s performances are six and 12 string acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, banjo, harmonica and timber stomp-boxes.
Fresh from her performance at WOMADelaide, Kelly Menhennett, is a national award winning artist. Most recently she was the recipient of the inaugural “Ryan Freeman Live Music Award” at the 2015 SA Music awards, she also won the ARBA best roots album for 2014/15 with her latest release, Small Dreams.
Parkville are a chart-topping acoustic folk-pop act from Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges, known for their rich three-part vocal harmony and smooth blend of violin, piano and acoustic guitar.
The group originally made a name for themselves on the Melbourne busking scene with their astonishing mash-ups of classic tunes.
SYN Radio producer and Beat Magazine Reviewer Paul Waxman said the honesty in the band’s songwriting was clear from a single listen.
“They are always great at producing heartfelt, acoustic journeys,” he added.
For more information contact Julie Holm at Ringer Reef Winery on (03) 5756 2805, email cellar[email protected]reef.com.au or via www.ringerreef. com.au
THE Myrtleford and District University of the Third Age (U3A) has received a $10,000 grant to document the Italian migration to Myrtleford.
The funding is part of the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Seniors Grant Program.
All knowledgeable and interested people are invited to attend an introductory meeting at the Myrtleford Savoy Club tomorrow January 10 from 7.30pm.
Guests will learn how the project will transpire and will be able to ask questions and share their parts of the story.
The project is expected to be completed by November 2019.
Nino Mautone will conduct the meeting and both Italian and English will be spoken.
U3A Secretary, Jan Mock, said a book or booklet will be created as part of the initiative.
“The meeting will be asking people who emigrated to Myrtleford from Italy to volunteer to tell the story either in Italian or English, this will become part of the permanent record of this migration story,” she explained.
“Volunteers from the U3A will interview possible participants and record their story, edited stories will be given back to each participant for approval and photos will also be requested where possible.
“Myrtleford is a unique town in that many Italians came to work in the area and stayed.”