Van Diemen’s Fiddles

A Tassie trio of femme fiddlers combing the exceptional talents of Van Diemen’s Band artistic director Julia Fredersdorff on baroque violin, Klezmer and folk fiddler Rachel Meyers, and Classical/folk/experimental violinist Emily Sheppard.

Van Diemen’s Fiddles | Whispering Walls

Portland Memorial Hall will be transformed into a portal blending present and past through this live multimedia event.

Van Diemen’s Fiddles are three of lutruwita/ Tasmania’s finest musicians – Julia Fredersdorff, Emily Sheppard and Rachel Meyers. They will make music inspired by dances, stories, people and the land, alongside electronics and visuals from Mac40Media’s Caleb Miller. This world premiere has been curated in response to the communities of St Helens and its surrounds.

When you attend the concert, you will unlock an exclusive audio walk created by the musicians. This geolocated walk will guide you along the Georges Bay foreshore with a soundtrack inspired by the region, including stories of the area shared by locals.

Date: Fri 12 March 2021 7pm; Sat 13 March 2021 2pm
Portland Memorial Hall, 39 Cecilia St, St Helens, Tasmania
Price: from $30
Book your tickets here.

Presented by Ten Days on the Island.

Van Diemen’s Fiddles | Homeward

Before recorded music, fiddlers were the most portable of musicians, and the keeper of the tunes. Van Diemen’s Fiddles explore nostalgic folk tunes from all around the world, including original arrangements of works from the manuscript of Scottish fiddler Alexander Laing, who exported some of the first fiddle music to Tasmania. The walls of the Ross Town Hall will reverberate with nostalgic folk tunes from around the world.

Date: Sunday 14 Mar 2021, 4pm
Ross Town Hall, 12 Bridge St, Makala, Ross, Tasmania
Price: from $30
Book your tickets here.

Presented by Ten Days on the Island.

Whispering Walls Project

If you could share just one story about what this place has seen, what would it be?

Call for community stories 

WHISPERING WALLS is a listening experience acknowledging the diverse stories that make StHelens and surrounds unique. All stories about local people, places or things are welcome. We will try to incorporate as many contributions in the soundtrack as possible.