Gigs 2021

11th January 2021Folklore Society of Greater Washington

With COVID restrictions eased (temporarily) in Australia, we were so happy to present a virtual concert for the FSGW via Zoom from Margaret’s place. Much fun for everyone in some bleak times.

“Enjoy an evening of robust sea chanteys with Forty Degrees South, coming to you live from Australia.
Forty Degrees South excels in performing full-throated, gloriously gutsy harmony singing.”
31st January –
1st February 2021
Seattle Folklore Society – annual “RainyCamp” (online for 2021)

40 Degrees South had a concert and workshop at a virtual festival organised by the Seattle Folklore Society.

“RainyCamp” has been running for three decades and the zoom version, held on the last weekend in January, consisted of six concerts and over 30 themed presentations and singing circles.

Sydney is 19 hours ahead of Seattle – so the concert for 40 Degrees South (on the program as Saturday 4:30-5:00pm) was Sunday 31 Jan at 11:30am-noon. The workshop “HardYakka” – Songs of Australian Working Lives was on Monday 1 February from 9:30-11:00am.
8th April 2021James Craig Music Club

A big welcome back to Sally Ostlund‘s monthly concerts on the Tall Ship James Craig.
9th May 2021Baltimore Fiddle Fair (Ireland) – recorded on the James Craig

It was wonderful to be part of the Baltimore FiddleFair with Kejafi and Varius Violins (George Washingmachine & friends) on Tall Ship James Craig. The only concert with a live audience for the festival – recorded for the virtual festival on 15th-16th May in Ireland. Review in the Sydney Morning Herald.
14th July 2021Release of our new CD “Crossing the Line“. Songs of the Southern Oceans.
October 2021Sad that Western Australian COVID restrictions meant we couldn’t get to the 2021 Albany Folk’n Shanty Festival. And then the 2021 Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival was also cancelled.

But next year for sure!
13th November 2021Lane Cove River festival

Sang with local duo MaD aDaM (Miguel Heatwole and Dallas De Brabander) sharing their songs for 40 minutes in between. The Forties had fun crafting a set list of songs and shanties about rivers.

Previous years

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