Sometimes we get together for a really big night (or afternoon) of music at the Newport Bowls Club.
Our Theme Nights have become increasingly popular - we choose a theme in advance, e.g. "Songs of love and hate" or "Elvis" and put out an invitation to rehearse and perform a song or two that fits the theme. The result is a night of unique combinations and interpretations, ranging from the highly original to the downright bizarre!
Newport Bowls Club
4 Market St Newport
Entry is $12 or $8 for members.
Meals are available, drinks at bar prices.
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Resources for performers
In keeping with our aim to build our members' performance skills, here are some resources.
Guidelines for performers
Rehearse, engage, support yourself and others - a short summary of the practicalities and philosophy of being a performer.
Advice on performing from Happy Traum
A detailed article by folk legend Happy Traum. Lots of practical tips and some deeper thoughts on what it means to be a performer.
At the last few Live@Newport events we've used the single 'bluegrass' microphone setup (Technically, a large-diaphragm condenser mike, the "Louise" from Ear Trumpet Labs.)
It's a different technique from the usual 'one mike each' setup and some performers are still not getting the best out of it.
Here are a couple of videos that show how it's done.