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.
Possum Stole Pumpkin @ The Boite … 11.5mins
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
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.
‘Mountain View in Spring’ + ‘Sirto’ – 10.2mins
Mountain View in Spring … an ensemble piece which segues straight into Sirto … a lute solo by Nikos.
Wildflowers are so Red – 5.8mins
Wild Flowers are so Red … an ensemble piece.
Trip Up … another ensemble piece.
‘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.