A rapt audience was glad that Canadians, The Bombadils graced Tintenbar Hall last Sunday afternoon. The combination of instruments (guitar, mandolin, violin, banjo, flute, harmonica), voices, personalities and stories blended to make a wonderful experience. The musicianship was of such a high standard it felt at times a prairie wind or a babbling mountain stream was flowing through the music. Each instrument weaving its magic to form a coherent whole.
Among others, the Bombadils performed songs from their new CD Grassy Roads, Wandering Feet. Bluegrass tunes, (Rocky Mountain Path) traditional sailors songs, (Heave Away) old standards like Black Is The Colour Of My True Love's Hair.
Their original tunes were outstanding: the nostalgic Portrait, the heart warming Nova Scotia Goodbye, the romantic Hour of The Blue Snow.
A couple of Audience comments: Wow what amazing young talent !!! And how fabulous were the audience! Brilliant afternoon !
And from Mavis, who has been coming to Tintenbar Hall for over 80 years: I can't believe I'm in Tintenbar!"
Those in the hall last Sunday fervently hope The Bombadils make Tintenbar part of their next Australian tour itinerary. We all left lighthearted and feeling a deep affinity for our Canadian cousins.
Liora Claff opened for the Bombadils with a bracket of finely sung and played folk tunes. She too received warm applause.
There are more pics in the gallery.
Peter Lino, amateur muso,