Candelo Arts Society Archives

The Trickster and Candelo Arts Society present...


Featuring Rhys Nicholson, with The Trickster, Joshua Strachan & Benton Adams-Walker, Footprint theatre and The Great Zamboni.

18th & 19th November, doors at 7:30

Candelo Town Hall

Tickets 25/30, BYO, recommended for ages 16+

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OCTOBER, 2016.

October 21st M&V, Candelo Town Hall 7:30pm

What do you call a field of Irishmen? Answer; a Paddy Field. 

             What do you call a paddock full of Aussies? Answer; a Vacant Lot.

The October Music and Variety night will once again feature some great local talent with the feature artists being

The Vacant Lot

Paul Dion, Rob Smallwood and John Moffatt regularly play music in the rural setting of Nethercote and being Aussies aptly call themselves “The Vacant Lot”.

Pies, pasties, pizzas and beer go hand in hand with their rehearsals as they cover popular jazz standards. It’s a drum-less trio so makes for easy listening. With Paul on keyboards, sax, clarinet and flute, Rob on electric guitar and John on double bass and occasionally sousaphone, the musical sounds they produce are quite varied indeed. They like to have a fun time and you will too when you share an evening of music and frivolities with them.

William Murrungurk Buckley
The white man who went black and came back
Saturday 29th October 7:30pm
Candelo Town Hall

Tickets $25/20 

Most Australians have heard the saying You’ve got Buckley’s. And many know that William Buckley was an escaped convict who for 32 years from 1803-1835 lived with Aboriginal people. But few have heard what happened next, when Buckley became the go-between in the birth of Melbourne.

In The Go-Between: William Murrungurk Buckley storyteller and musician Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky re-tells the epic adventures of convict William Buckley (1780-1856): his escape from the farthest outpost of the British Empire – Sullivan Bay (Sorrento) on Port Phillip; his 32 years with Wada Wurrung people where he became Murrungurk, a spirit returned from the dead; and then the little known, treacherous, political end game where he became the go-between – the Interpreter between the traditional owners and the invading colonists who established Melbourne.

Weaving Buckley’s ghosted 1852 biography with Wada Wurrung language, historic documents, archival images, music and poetry, The Go-Between: William Murrungurk Buckley takes audiences into the not-so-black-and-white world of colonial Victoria: of murder, massacre, and Buckley’s bruising encounters with the famous and infamous characters of early Melbourne – Batman, Fawkner, Gellibrand and Derrimut.

Told by Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky in savage, humorous fashion, The Go-Between:

William Murrungurk Buckley is the story of an outsider who attempted to be an early agent of reconciliation.

And where does the saying You’ve got Buckley’s come from? You’ll be surprised!

Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky

Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky is a storyteller musician who considers the heart of our history to be the relationship between black and white Australians. A founder of The Bushwackers Band in 1971, Jan went on to write bestselling books such as Born Under The Paperbark Tree with Wardaman songman Yidumduma Bill Harney, Me & Phar Lap with Tommy Woodcock, award-winning television documentaries Buwarrala Akarriya: Journey East (ABC) and Aeroplane Dance (SBS) with Yanyuwa, Garrwa and Mara people of the Gulf of Carpentaria, and to devise the Wominjeka Ceremony with Dja Dja Wurrung people of central Victoria for the Castlemaine State Festival. Jan’s other solo shows include Bilarni – a hit at the National Folk Festival – and and Gallipoli Canakkale which played to 8000 people awaiting the Dawn Service at Anzac Cove.