Adelaide Planetarium, Fri 19 Feb
Under a Southern sky and extremely comfortable in our reclining chairs, we are able to watch the sun set over ‘in the west’ and learn of the stars we see every night and probably never really notice. Once given a brief but informative lesson by Astronomer Martin Lewicki in Astronomy and of current and past fables in regards to what we each ‘see’ in the stars, we are enthralled by stories and poems of cross-dressing Pirates, adventures on the high seas, of love lost and won and all with the beautiful and haunting sounds of the fiddle, which at times sounded like it was breathing along with us and the heartbeat of the story being told.
The Fiddle Chicks not only enthral us with their fiddle playing, storytelling and two-part harmony, they manage to do it in the dark. The darkness allows our own imagination the space to create the images that suit us along with the sounds and stars. Not a note out of place.
Some lively jigs and tunes played along with the use of the stomp boxes under our fiddler’s feet allowed us to join in with lots of foot tapping and we were all encouraged to clap along also.
Oh, and unless you ask about Brucie directly, you’ll never know why you shouldn’t worry about him, but it doesn’t seem to matter either.
Don’t Worry About Brucie continues at Adelaide Planetarium from 7.30pm until Sat 27 Feb.
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