Regarded as Queensland's premier Celtic group, Súnas is a fiery four-piece band featuring multi-instrumentalists and exquisite vocal harmonies. Known for their engaging and intense stage presence, Súnas have been delighting audiences around Australia and the world for over ten years with their fresh, exciting interpretations of traditional Celtic music. They play a unique blend of original, contemporary and traditional tunes and songs.
Their second album, Celtic Road (2011), spent over ten weeks in the ARIA classical/world charts, climbing to number 4 and making the ABC’s top 10 best-selling albums of 2011. Songs from Celtic Road are featured on radio stations around Australia, on BBC in the UK and worldwide. Singer Sarah Calderwood’s solo album, As Night Falls, also reached the ABC’s top 10 and receives worldwide airplay. A third album is currently underway.
Súnas have collaborated with Mike Scott (the Waterboys), Shane Nicholson, Alan Kelly (Ire) and Kevin Crawford (Lunasa). Tracks from their albums are featured on numerous compilation and 'best of' CDs. They have toured and headlined the major folk and world music festivals in Australia and the UK, including the prestigious Perthshire Amber festival in Scotland.
- Sarah Calderwood (vocals, flutes and whistles)
- Mannie McAllister (bouzouki, mandolin and vocals)
- Paul Brandon (guitar, bodhrán and gazouki)
- Michael Patrick (fiddle, mandolin, bodhrán and vocals)
Host/MC: Kylie Mitchell Smith, Mitch Media & Rabbit Radio
Support act: Emily Norman and Amy Min, from Trinity Lutheran College
Proudly supported by Zarraffa's Coffee Robina:
The Zarraffa's Coffee Caddy is a community service initiative of Zarraffa's Coffee. 50% of proceeds go to Zarraffa's Coffee charities, and 50% of the proceeds will go to Bond University's nominated charity, the Sunland Foundation Buy a coffee or hot chocolate and know that you are supporting great community causes.
30 September 2012
3:00pm - 5:15pm
Prizes & giveaways, open bar with refreshments and light snacks, dogs on leash okay on grassed areas around the amphitheatre, children and families welcome!
Bring your bike, scooter, skateboard, picnic hamper and enjoy a fantastic Sunday afternoon of great live music and an enjoyable community atmosphere.
We don't cancel! If there is wet weather, we move indoors to the Princeton Room.
The ADCO Amphitheatre is shown as location 17 on the campus map.
Best parking is on the Varsity Lakes side of Bond, in general parking area PG3.
From University Drive, enter PG3 by turning left just past the ADCO Construction site, into the driveway beside The Terraces.
Sharon Solyma on 0420 859 350 or 07 5595 5709. Subscribe to the music list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to the great community supporters of the Live at Bond music series:
- Burleigh Brewing Company
- Zarraffa's Coffee Robina
- Gold Coast Panache magazine
- Coast Kids magazine and Savvy Mama
- Naked City Guide
- Gold Coast City Jazz Club
- Rabbit & Cocoon
- Gold Coast Bulletin
- Gold Coast City Council's Cultural Online 'What's Hot' e-newsletter
- ABC Coast FM
- Jazz Radio 94.1FM
- Juice 107.3FM
- Gold Coast Gig Guide