Ian Bland & The Lamington Drive Orchestra @ Lomond Hotel on 01/09/19

Big Benefit for Michael Harris

Sunday 1 September 4 pm. at THE LOMOND HOTEL

Ian Bland and the Lamington Drive Orchestra
© 2011 Jools Thatcher

Featuring in order of appearance (great theory huh?) Merri Creak, Whirling Furphies, Barb Waters & Craig Pilkington, Rebels Without A Clue, Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky, The Purple Dentists, Dobe Newton, Ian Bland and The Lamington Drive, Kelly Auty & Boris Conley, Billy Abbott’s Harmaniax, The Band Who Knew Too Much.
– auctions- raffles special Guests.
Donation at door $20

Ian Bland @ Lomond Acoustica on 28/08/19

Lomond Acoustica Wed 28 August

Ian Bland / Frank Jones / Don Morrison (Adelaide)

Ian Bland (Poetry) @ Newstead Words In Winter on 17/08/19

Ian Bland (Poetry) @ Newstead Words In Winter on 17/08/19

Storytelling  with Ian Bland

Stand and Deliver
A personal approach to writing poetry specifically intended for live performance. Dealing with tight deadlines, writer’s block, self doubt, unforgiving audiences and warm beer.

Saturday 17th August
11am
Newstead Bowls Club
Entry by donation

 

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Over to You
This event is about you – what you think, feel, imagine or remember. Your words – laconic, passionate, humorous, angry or wistful, this is an opportunity to share a short story, poem, anecdote, whatever medium shapes your storytelling. To enable as many stories as possible, there will be a time limit.

Saturday 17th August
4pm
Bowls Club
Entry by donation

Ian Bland & The Lamington Drive Orchestra @ Lomond Hotel on 11/08/19

Ian Bland and the Lamington Drive Orchestra
Ian Bland and the Lamington Drive Orchestra
© 2011 Jools Thatcher

Ian Bland, Enda Kenny & Greg Hunt – Emerald April 9, 2019

Ian Bland and Irish expat Enda Kenny, accompanied by fiddle virtuoso Greg Hunt, join forces, presenting stories drawn from the urban and rural landscape for an evening of song and verse blending humour, pathos and the odd murder ballad.

Ian Bland & Greg Hunt @ Caravan Music on 31/03/19

Ian Bland with Greg Hunt in the Winnebago Lounge

‘ALMOST TRUE’ An evening of storytelling in verse, prose and song with IAN BLAND with GREG HUNT…

Melbourne singer/ songwriter and poet Ian Bland has gained a loyal following as resident poet on 3RRR’s ‘The JVG Radio Method’.

He has spruiked his verse in concert halls, ballrooms, The National Gallery, coal-vaults, festivals at home and the UK, pubs, cemeteries – even the steps of Parliament.

“Bland’s gnarled, world-weary voice is unaffected, emotive and genuine, a true voice of Australia. He’s Jack Thompson in ‘Sunday Too Far Away’ and Bill Hunter in ‘Newsfront’; he is also essential listening.” Trevor J. Leedon

Musically, he has performed with fiddle/mandolin player Greg Hunt for more than twenty years, blending a diverse range of musical influences with insightful stories drawn from rural and urban Australia and beyond; from the poignant to the ridiculous with the odd cleansing murder ballad.