I just returned from an adventurous 3-week tour of Australia with The Western Flyers. We played 7 radio shows broadcast on the ABC radio network and 15 concerts in: Tathra, Fern Tree Gully, Yinnar, Valencia Creek, Nethercote, Cobargo, Nerregunduh, Canberra, Therrioul, and Petersham. We played to almost all sold out crowds and felt incredible reception from the audiences. What an honor to go to another country and play to such enthusiastic crowds!
Not only that, fiddling is very alive in Australia. At the Folk Festival in Cobargo, there were countless jam sessions with multiple fiddlers. We ended up having fiddlers show up to every show too!
I saw kangaroos, possums, emus, lorikeets, and many other exotic birds. In the mornings, the birds sing so loudly that you cannot sleep! The beauty of the land and animals kept us all going through those super tired moments of touring. Now, I’m happy to be home and return to my life here.