The Boxties Return to QPAC

The Boxties return with Bound Away to Leave You, their take on songs of the sea and vibrant theatrical numbers from Sting’s musical tour de force The Last Ship.

The crew welcome a new member, tuba player Rachel Kelly, and lighting maestro David Walters is joined on the show’s production team by design maven Bill Haycock.

The band has spent the last nine months diving ever deeper into the music, adding new tunes, refining and finding new riches in Sting’s material and in the traditional numbers that frame the show.

Bound Away promises to be a rich and rare evening of thoughtful, powerful music making and subtle theatrical atmosphere. 

Congratulations Steph!

The Boxties would like to extend special, heartfelt congratulations to their Musical Director, Steph McCaw.

Steph is Head of Department, Instrumental Music at Ferny Grove State High School where she has built a strong music-making community. As members of that community (several of us are now teaching in her department), the Boxties are fortunate to have been recipients of Steph’ s inspiration, musicianship and generous spirit.

The Ferny Grove SHS Instrumental Music department features in recent articles in two major international academic journals – Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, published by the University of California, and the Cambridge Journal of Education.