Events at Pigeon Lane @ ONE88



Solo performance
Dinner and Show at Gallery ONE88 Fine Arts Katoomba, Blue Mountains

SATURDAY 23rd November 2019 from 6:00pm
OR $60 on the Door (unless Sold Out)




“Victor Martinez Parada is one of the greatest Avant Garde guitarists ever.”
As one of the world’s most prominent solo guitarists, Victor Martinez Parada is recognized as one of the finest avant-garde guitarists of his native country Chile. Composer, teacher, and performer in the style of Jazz and Latin folk music, his career spans more than 50 years and has been enjoyed around the world.

Victor opened, performed and toured with the likes of George Benson, Santana, Diana Krall, Gypsy Kings, Mick Fleetwood, Andy Summers, Solomon Burke,

The Beach Boys, Brian Ferry, Jackson Brown, Trombone Shortie, Irma Thomas,

Taj Mahal, Joan Armatrading. Ozomatli, Michael Franti, Buena Vista Social Club, Robert Randolph, Tuck n Patty, Angelic Kidjo, Jimmy Barnes,

Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and appeared on stage at the Sydney Opera House Government House, Sydney Town Hall, Parliament House, Seymour Centre, TV 9, Olympic & Paralympic Games in Sydney 2000,The Basement.

With various blues, jazz, and music festivals around Australia. And touring overseas - Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brasil, China, 12 times in Japan.


Music in the Mountains and PIGEON LANE AT ONE88 Presents

James Greening and Gary Daley

Chasin' the Bird @ PigeonLane
Dinner and Show at Gallery ONE88 Fine Arts Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Thursday 28th November 2019 from 6:00pm
OR $15  CASH on the Door (unless Sold Out)




One of Music in the Mountains' favourite duos, Gary Daley and James Greening come together for a special performance full of surprises!

About this Event.

In the search for the sublime, 'Music in the Mountains' & 'Pigeon Lane @ Gallery ONE88' have teamed up to bring you the Blue Mountain's newest monthly jazz series, 'Chasin' the bird'. It's home, Pigeon Lane, is one of Katoomba's best-kept secrets - it's not big, and you wouldn't know where it was unless someone pointed it out to you, however, it's got all the makings of a New York basement jazz club. The vibe is cool, it's intimate (you won't quite be knocking elbows . . . but it will be close) and you will be there to be absorbed by the music. Soak in the magic on the last Thursday of the month at Katoomba's very own 'Birdland'.


Fusion Boutique and PIGEON LANE AT ONE88 Presents

Manus McQuire (IRE)

accompanied by Ben Stephenson
Show at Gallery ONE88 Fine Arts Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Sunday 15th December 2019 from 7:00pm
DOORS OPEN : 6:00pm

TICKETS: $27.50 incl. bf (SHOW ONLY TICKET)
OR $25  cash only early bird at gallery one88

or $30 cash only at the Door (unless Sold Out)




Manus McGuire is an acclaimed Irish fiddle player whose exceptional musical gift became widely recognised in 1970 when he won the prestigious Fiddler of Dooney, an Irish national fiddle competition at age 14.
He has performed with Buttons and Bows, Moving Cloud, Brock McGuire Band, and with his brother Seamus McGuire.

McGuire is honoured to have been voted “Male Irish Traditional Musician of the Year in the U.S.” in 2006 by the Irish American News in Chicago and to have received the Bravo Award from Trad Magazine in France in 2007.

Manus continues to perform and teach fiddle music at the highest level, primarily in the United States and this year alone, he has taught fiddle at Swannanoa NC and at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA in addition to performing a series of spring concerts for the Irish American Cultural Institute. He continues to support the links between Irish Music and its historical journey into the United States.


Fusion Boutique and PIGEON LANE AT ONE88 Presents

Charm of Finches


Show at Gallery ONE88 Fine Arts Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Saturday 21st December 2019 from 7:00pm
DOORS OPEN : 6:00pm
TICKETS: $27.50 incl. bf (SHOW ONLY TICKET)
OR $25  cash only early bird at gallery one88

or $30 cash only at the Door (unless Sold Out)



Melbourne's angelic sister folk duo, Charm of Finches, are touring their highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Your Company’. They will be launching it at Pigeon Lane on Saturday 21st December as part of their national album launch tour.

It has been three years since the duo released their highly praised 2016 debut album 'Staring at the Starry Ceiling'. 'Your Company' has been born of a time of turbulence. Following the death of Ivy's best friend at the age of 14, the sisters' songwriting turned towards the theme of grief, longing and the celebration of those left behind. This genre-defying album is lush with the sisters' spacious string arrangements (cello and violin they play themselves), other worldly piano, a folky banjo and compelling ethereal vocal harmonies.

“There’s also the simple beauty of family voices intertwining, with Charm of Finches’ Mabel & Ivy – and even their names seem perfectly anachronistic for the folk purity of their music – providing the harmonies for Sky Watching... that slightly mystical alternate reality, maybe owing something to Joanna Newsom and that ilk. Despite - or perhaps because of - their youth, the music they make is affecting and emotional.” — The Music

"Charm of Finches make gorgeous chamber pop...their harmonies are immaculate and stirring as they move through an honest and, well, charming lyric." - Tone Deaf

PigeonLane@ONE88 Proudly Presents

Steve Turner (UK)

solo at PigeonLane@one88

Thursday 23rd January 2020 from 7:00pm
DOORS OPEN : 6:00pm



Steve Turner, (UK) traditional and contemporary singer, concertina accompaniment, cittern, mandolin, banjo.

Steve Turner is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and banjo.

Steve began his career on the Manchester, UK folk scene at the end of the ‘60s, with the Geordie band “Canny Fettle”, touring with them for eight years and making two albums with them.

In 1979 he won the UK Melody Maker’s national “Stars of the 80s” competition, which persuaded him to turn professional, and for the next 12 years he toured solo, nationally and internationally, releasing four albums with Fellside Records during this period (Out Stack, Jigging One Now, Eclogue and Braiding).

After 13 years away from the folk scene he made a welcome return in 2004 performing in folk clubs and festivals, and in 2008 producing his 5th album, the highly acclaimed “Whirligig of Time” which featured UK luminaries Martin Carthy, Nancy Kerr and Miranda Sykes.

Since then he has released further albums, “Rim of the Wheel” and “Spirit of the Game”, and his latest much anticipated 8th album “Late Cut”, featuring Eliza Carthy, Martin Simpson and Sam Carter, was released in January 2019.

He has also been interviewed in leading articles in the UK folk magazines fRoots and Living Tradition.



Rory McLeod (uk)

solo at PigeonLane@one88

Friday 24th January 2020 from 7:00pm
DOORS OPEN : 6:00pm
TICKETS: $27.50 incl. bf (SHOW ONLY TICKET)
OR $25  cash only early bird at gallery one88

or $30 cash only at the Door (unless Sold Out)


Fusion Boutique is very pleased to welcome one-man soul band, poet and storyteller Rory McLeod back to the Blue Mountains following his well received performances at the 2016 and 2019 Blue Mountains Music Festivals. Tickets are extremely limited and we advise booking early to avoid disappointment.

Rhythmic storyteller, multi-instrumentalist, singing unpalatable truths about broken hearts or social injustice in bold, lyrical and deeply personal songs.

An ex-circus clown and fire eater, Rory has played harmonica and guitar with MICHELLE SHOCKED, ANI DI FRANCO, BUTCH HANCOCK, MICHAEL FRANTI, TOWNES VAN ZANDT, with the West-African guitarist ALI FARKE-TOURE and TAJ MAHAL; and Madagascan group TARIKA. he's enjoyed creative collaborations with HASSAN ERRAJI, KATHRYN TICKEL, PAUL RODDEN and BJ COLE virtuosos, respectively, of the Moroccan Oud, the Northumbrian pipes, the Irish banjo and the pedal steel guitar. Rory has written songs and music for a BBC radio documentary - an oral history project about East London's 400 year old Spitalfields fruit and vegetable market. He has also written songs and music commissioned by 'SHIFTWORK', a Scottish dance and circus theatre based company devising a psycho-comedy theatre-show based on a traditional puppet play called Punch and Judy. He was also commissioned to write music for T.V. animation series ‘Creature Comforts’ 2003. Has appeared on Channel 4. arts programme 'After Image'.and Welsh T.V. 'Television Ballads'.

In 1996 Rory was the BBC's Pick of The Week for his "Invoking The Spirits", a recording of a personal musical journey through Zimbabwe, searching for the Mbira, (an African thumb Piano), playing and talking with African musicians for the BBC's Radio 4. Rory was also commissioned to write songs and music for Scottish based, Tabularasa Dance Company, A dance-theatre piece for Children called ‘HUFF PUFF and AWAY’ about Wind and Breath. Rory was commissioned in January 2010 to compose songs and music about Hadrian’s Wall, collaborating with other poets’ musicians and writers.



Vladimir Gorbach

accompanied by Rodrigo Santibanez

Dinner and Show at Gallery ONE88 Fine Arts Katoomba, Blue Mountains

SATURDAY 25th January 2020 from 6:00pm
doors open for dinner : 6:00pm

Show start 8:00pm
TICKETS: $75 + bf (2 course dinner and show ticket)

$30 +bf for show only (unless Sold Out)


Classical Guitarist
Internationally acclaimed guitarist Vladimir Gorbach has captivated audiences across Europe, Australia, the United States and his native country of Russia.
His international success began when he was accepted into the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation "Live Music Now" outreach program. He then went on to win many international guitar competitions and prizes in Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Greece and the 2011 Guitar Foundation of America earning him a full season concert tour throughout North America, including at Debut Carnegie Hall, NY; Canada, Mexico, South America, and China, in addition to a publication with Mel Bay and a recording for Naxos label distributed worldwide.

Recent highlights include tour of Japan, 2015 La Guitarra California Festival, appointment as faculty of guitar at Sydney University and opening the season for the Boston Classical Guitar Society season and recital for the Seattle Classical Guitar Society while taking on a part-time faculty role at the California State University, Fullerton, in addition to being selected as the first International Artist Fellow in Music at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music to pursue his Doctoral of Musical Arts (DMA) studies. (USC's most elite graduate fellowship in the Arts granted annually to only one fellow in each of five arts schools at USC).He has performed in recital and as soloist with chamber ensembles of Orchestra de Las Beiras, the Orchestra de Aveiro, the Russian Academic Chamber Orchestra Musica Viva, the Symphony Orchestra of New Russia, and Junge Philharmonie Köln , as well as appearances at the Moscow Philharmonic Concert Series, Koblenz International Guitar Festival (Germany), Guitar Art Festival Belgrade (Serbia), Vienna Guitar Forum (Austria), Nantes Summer Guitar Academy (France), Vondelpark Festival (The Netherlands), and Sydney Crows Nest Concert Cycle (Australia), in addition to giving master-classes at numerous festivals.He began his guitar lessons at an early age in the class of Professor Yuri Kuzin at the State Music School in Novosibirsk and later with Arkady Burkhanov at the Glinka Conservatory. He continued his studies at the Music Academy in Cologne, Germany with Roberto Aussel.Mr. Gorbach plays a 2005 Daniele Chiesa instrument fitted with Augustine Strings.

Rodrigo Santibanez was born in the southern Chilean city of Concepcion, and moved to Sydney Australia in the year 2000. Since an early age, Rodrigo has played guitar and formally began his classical guitar tuition under Chilean guitarist, Daniel Estrada in Concepcion. Following many dedicated years of study, Rodrigo first advanced his guitar and music education at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Chile in Santiago.

After relocating to Sydney, Rodrigo achieved his Bachelor of Music Studies major in Classical Guitar from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2008, where he studied with the acclaimed Australian guitarist Greg Pikler.

During his career, Rodrigo has performed solo and chamber music with many ensembles in South America and Australia. He has worked as a soloist with the Concepcion Symphony Orchestra, North Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney University Symphony Orchestra, Ryde Hunters Hill Symphony Orchestra, Kuringai Philharmonic Orchestra, and with the Sydney baroque ensemble Salut! Baroque.

He has also attended masterclasses with Australian guitarist Craig Ogden as well as American guitarist David Leisner.
His musical dexterity has also taken him beyond the classical music field performing with the South American music ensemble Tigramuna, with whom he toured around Australia and internationally across South East Asia as part of the Musica Viva Australia music program.

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