Hi and welcome to the Boxties website
A seriously powerful rhythm section that can drive or float as needed. Gorgeous melodic and harmonic textures, and songs that soar and plummet – joy and sorrow, the heights and depths, and everything between.
The Boxties have honed their skills performing everywhere from folk clubs and festivals to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, making music that speaks to head and heart, and to dancing feet.
(Boxty: An Irish potato pancake with a characteristic smooth, fine-grained consistency – a fine namesake for a band delving into the Irish musical tradition and its many relatives and offshoots.)
The Boxties have twice presented their self-devised show Bound Away to Leave You to full houses at the Cremorne Theatre, appeared in both of QPAC’s Songs of Hope and Healing concerts in the Brisbane Concert Hall, coordinated the FHEAL Community Choir in support of young refugees, and performed for QPAC’s Spirit of Christmas and Green Jam events.
The Boxties are Ben Burrows, Deanna Connolly, Ebony Cundy-Profke, Mitch Dormer, Rachel Kelly, Bridget Matthews, Skylar Sansome, Annie Silva and Ashreya Ward, and their artistic director is Steph McCaw.