Tasmanian Times

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Arts

FOOT-STOMPING, INFECTIOUS MUSIC FOR AGES 8 TO 80 TOURING TASMANIA

The five-piece group of musicians from Cape Breton, Sprag Session, will today provide a sneak preview of
the foot-tapping, infectious music they have flown halfway around the world to share with Tasmanians.

Described as foot-stomping, inventive and vibrant, Sprag Session plays contemporary Celtic tunes that
convince the most immobile to dance and the most melancholy to smile.

Ten Days’ Artistic Director Jo Duffy said Sprag Session plays a dynamic style of contemporary music and
their performances as part of Ten Days on the Island will be an Australian premiere for the band.

“Sprag Session’s music is often described as Celtic fusion, but the main thing people need to know is that
it’s high energy, it’s inventive, it’s fun and it makes you feel lively,” Ms Duffy said.

Led by the charismatic Colin Grant on fiddle, Sprag Session combines fiddling with the sounds of a dancing
mandolin, a pulsating piano, syncopating drums and rhythmic bass to create music that radiates with fun
and festivity.

Sprag Session will perform in Huonville (18 March), Sorell (19 March), Burnie (20 March), Devonport &
Latrobe (22 March) and St Helens (23 March).

Ten Days on the Island runs from 15 – 24 March 2013, and all programming, venue and ticketing
information is now available at tendaysontheisland.com
Ten Days on the Island Artistic Director Jo Duffy

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