Songs are magical things: some fall suddenly from the ether, others are slow labours of love. All songwriters say it. Everyone has heard it. Universally, they are inspired by personal experiences and observations of life and human nature. Sometimes their meaning remains – or, over time, becomes – a mystery.
In reverence of such alchemy, Delsinki, the Melbourne singer-songwriter-multi instrumentalist and man behind the much-loved “Keep The Circle Unbroken” series of shows inspired by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Bandas iconic “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” album, presents “Sing a Song of Sixpence – The Winter Tour”.
Taking its name from one of those songs – indeed a nursery rhyme – which remains a delicious mystery, “Sing a Song of Sixpence” aims to give audiences an insight into the alchemy by giving them an experience of songwriters ‘in the round’.
An age-old tradition – perhaps most famously rendered these days at Nashville as iconic Bluebird Cafe – a writers a round presents a number of songwriters together on stage, taking turns. In an intimate and informal setting, they also interact, teasing more insight from each other. “Sing a Song of Sixpence” adds a unique instrumentalist or two to the proceedings, to help tease out more insight and to shine new lights and nuance on to the songs. A poignant and unpredictable experience, it enables artists to learn more about each other – and themselves – and it gives audiences rare insight and access into the creative processes. And the magic.
Beginning in 2020, and of course, interrupted by Covid, “Sing a Song of Sixpence” has already featured performances from a wide range of artists and instrumentalists, including Mick Thomas, Bachelor Girl, Penny Ikenger, Jack Howard, the Weeping Willows, Brooke Taylor, Keeʼahn, Freya Josephine Hollick and Ruby Gill.
A unique and entertaining heartfelt experience, “Sing a Song of Sixpence” is now set to present a series of concerts presented across many of Victoria’s iconic regional towns featuring an incredible line-up of artists & musicians.
The Mildura list of featured artists is: Debra Byrne, Delsinki, Robert K Champion, Nitida
Atkinson. Accompanied by Ellie Lamb (Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2021 Take Note Leader