Darren Hanlon returns to the Northcote Social Club for his annual xmas show.It’s business as usual: an intimate and informal solo performance, drawing on songs from his entire catalogue with new songs to share as well. Each night features a surprise musical guest for a duet or two!
In support this year is Kankawa Nagarra (Olive Knight) a respected Elder, and gospel singer from the remote WA community of Wangkatjungka. Born in the desert regions of the Kimberley as a little girl, she would fall asleep by the campfire to the sounds of Walmatjarri singing, the rhythmic songs of her ancestors. She remembers vividly the clapping of boomerangs and nulla-nullas,and the thumping of bare feet on the desert sand. Later in her life working on cattle stations, an old blind man made her her first guitar out of a biscuit tin, length of wood and some scrap wire.