A Net of Souls at QPAC: June 27-29

A Net of Souls at QPAC: June 27-29

The Boxties return to QPAC with some old songs for modern times and some modern songs that give voice to timeless themes. A Net of Souls:Songs of Dislocation and Common Ground is a cycle of songs about the great forces that engulf us, overturning the lives of individuals, families, whole communities. Music old and new about turmoil, upheaval and love - the greatest disrupter of all. Music about the scattering of people across the world and the connections that remain, with songs by Billy Bragg, June Tabor, Sting and others.

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.