Mandy Keating & Helen McLachlan - News


Hi, We've had a hectic start to the year, finishing off our first CD together. It's finally come together and we're pretty happy with it .... and yes it was about time !!! There's a sample of each song on the music page.

We headed off to Canberra to the National Folk Festival for the easter period. We picked up the new CD the night before, which was pretty exciting. After an 8 hour drive, we arrived pretty tired, but were looking forward to playing. We played twice at the troubadour and finished off on Sunday morning at the Palladium stage.

It was great to see so many come out to see us so early .... and they were in fine voice too ! We headed home on Monday and took the road across the snowy mountains, which was a beautiful way to end a lovely long weekend.

We loved the Canberra festival, what great atmosphere and lovely people...... we hope to get back there next year. Thanks to everyone involved.

bye Mandy & Helen


[2nd July, 2007]

We played down at Portarlington on the Queens birthday weekend and once again it was a great festival.   Compared to the last few years, the weather was just perfect.   We had a 10am start on Saturday morning to open the main hall up,  thanks to those of you who came out 'coffee in hand'.  Thanks for all the great feedback too !!  The old duke on Sunday was magic again, with everyone joining in for a song or two.


This weekend we played at the Kilmore Celtic Festival.  What a lovely little town and lovely intimate festival.  We were well received, so thanks to all that made us feel so welcome.  Those small venues certainly have a lot of charm.  We finished up yesterday playing a set at the celtic feast in the memorial hall.  We caught up with a few familiar faces and made some new friends.  Hopefully we'll make it back there next year.

See ya soon,
Mandy and Helen

[Gigs ]

6th - 10th April - National Folk Festival (Canberra)

8th - 10th June - National Celtic Festival (Portarlington) CD LAUNCH
30th June - 1st July - Kilmore Celtic Festival

12th August - Whole Gamut Acoustic Music Club, Brunswick Hotel, 140 Sydney Road, Brunswick, 3pm (with Raelene Bruinsma and Andy Gosling).  Donation

30th August - Breizoz, 149 Nelson Place, Williamstown, 7pm (with Greg O'Leary and Greg Hilderbrandt) - $10

2nd-5th November - Maldon Folk Festival

.... more to come .....
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