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About

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.

Events


upcoming events are posted here


Past Events

2018

  The Boxties Back At QPAC In Songs Of Hope And Healing   Songs of Hope and Healing is a fundraising concert for the HEAL Foundation which promotes arts education for young refugees. The Boxties strongly support the foundation’s efforts, and will be appearing at the concert, in the Brisbane Concert Hall, QPAC, on Tuesday March 27.    2018    

The Boxties Back At QPAC In Songs Of Hope And Healing

Songs of Hope and Healing is a fundraising concert for the HEAL Foundation which promotes arts education for young refugees. The Boxties strongly support the foundation’s efforts, and will be appearing at the concert, in the Brisbane Concert Hall, QPAC, on Tuesday March 27. 

2018

 

2017

2018

  Friends Of HEAL Community Choir   The Boxties are kicking off 2018 in collaboration with QPAC and the Friends of HEAL foundation (FHEAL), taking part in Songs of Hope and Healing, a fundraising event at the Brisbane Concert Hall on 27 March.  FHEAL’s purpose is to promote arts education for refugee students and the Boxties are keen to lend their skills in support. As well as performing a set during the concert, the Boxties will be team-teaching a choir of students from several high schools to perform a choral number that should make an exciting climax.    

Friends Of HEAL Community Choir

The Boxties are kicking off 2018 in collaboration with QPAC and the Friends of HEAL foundation (FHEAL), taking part in Songs of Hope and Healing, a fundraising event at the Brisbane Concert Hall on 27 March.

FHEAL’s purpose is to promote arts education for refugee students and the Boxties are keen to lend their skills in support. As well as performing a set during the concert, the Boxties will be team-teaching a choir of students from several high schools to perform a choral number that should make an exciting climax. 

 

2016

  The Boxties: Bound Away To Leave You   After their sold-out 2016 season, The Boxties return to QPAC with their show,  Bound Away to Leave You.  In a genre-pushing theatrical evening, they bring their trademark contemporary vibe and high energy music-making to the newly renovated Cremorne Theatre, in a concert that celebrates the mighty oceans and their hold on the human soul.      

The Boxties: Bound Away To Leave You

After their sold-out 2016 season, The Boxties return to QPAC with their show, Bound Away to Leave You. In a genre-pushing theatrical evening, they bring their trademark contemporary vibe and high energy music-making to the newly renovated Cremorne Theatre, in a concert that celebrates the mighty oceans and their hold on the human soul.

 

 

  The Boxties: Bound Away To Leave You   This month The Boxties make their mainstage debut at the Cremorne Theatre in the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, with our show  Bound Away to Leave You , on November 25 and 26.   It’s based on songs by Sting, from his musical  The Last Ship , written as a tribute to the place he grew up, a shipbuilding town in North East England.      

The Boxties: Bound Away To Leave You

This month The Boxties make their mainstage debut at the Cremorne Theatre in the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, with our show Bound Away to Leave You, on November 25 and 26. 

It’s based on songs by Sting, from his musical The Last Ship, written as a tribute to the place he grew up, a shipbuilding town in North East England.