Xuanxuan Trio + Possum Stole Pumpkin … Sept 15th 2012

Xuanxuan Trio + Possum Stole Pumpkin – Mark St Fitzroy

First up a few tunes performed by Possum Stole Pumpkin … followed by several from Xuanxuan Trio.

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Possum Stole Pumpkin @ The Boite … 11.5mins

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Here are some highlights from the Possum set featuring Andy Baylor on cajun tinged fiddle & vocal … ably supported by Denis Close on percussion.

1st a medley … starting with a fiddle solo called ‘Hymn’ leading into a duet called ‘Brobridge Bells’.   The final tune is a 7 bar waltz called ‘Charley’s Waltz’

More info on Andy Baylor & Possum can be found at andybaylor.com.au
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Xuanxuan Trio @ The Boite

The newly formed Xuanxuan Trio is/are composed of:

Xu Xuanxuan playing erhu.   She is from Beijing & is currently studying at RMIT.

Barry Hill playing ‘travellers’ double bass.   Previously a lecturer at RMIT he is now teaching contemporary music at Southern Cross University, Lismore NSW.

Nikos Xylouris playing  lute.   He’s 3rd generation from a Cretan family of famous lyre playing musicians.

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‘Mountain View in Spring’ + ‘Sirto’ – 10.2mins

Mountain View in Spring … an ensemble piece which segues straight into Sirto … a lute solo by Nikos.

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Wildflowers are so Red – 5.8mins

Wild Flowers are so Red … an ensemble piece.

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Trip Up … another ensemble piece.

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‘Being Lonely on the Eve of the New Year’ … 8.5mins

This video is of Xu Xuanxuan performing an erhu solo based on a famous Chinese composition especially popular for erhu.

Xuanxuan, from Beijing, is currently studying at RMIT. The trio she just formed was giving it’s first performance.

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