Brillig’s East Coast Tour Is A Deliciously Dark Start To The New Year

Shows in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney & the Illawarra Folk Festival! Brillig are heading eastward en route to the Illawarra Folk Festival (NSW), and they’ll be taking in the sights along the way with a 3 – city mini tour.

Starting on 8th January in Melbourne, Brillig will take in Canberra & Sydney as well, before it all culminates in Bulli (an hour south of Sydney) for the 2011 Illawarra Folk Festival, featuring Eric Bogle, Orkestra Del Sol (UK), Bettina Schelker (Switz), Neil Murray, The Barons of Tang, The Go Set,  and many more.

Brillig is thrilled to return to the folds of the folk scene – this is their follow-up festival from their very well-received appearance at the Wellington Folk Festival in New Zealand back in October.

For a deliciously dark start to the New Year, join Brillig for some intimate evenings of sea shanties, murder ballads and beautifully tragic gothic folk tales, all gracefully played on their huge menagerie of instruments – from Banjo to Autoharp, Bass to Viola, Guitar, Accordion, Ukulele & Harmonica.

With their bygone-era dress sense & charming banter, Brillig’s enchantingly melancholic brand of folk is said to be strangely uplifting, despite their somewhat peculiar subject matter (namely: absinthe, ghosts, bloody family feuds, insanity… and love).

With their ‘5 star’ album The Red Coats in tow, and fresh from the release of their new video clip for ‘The Old Captain’, Brillig will be showcasing their sublime mix of innovation & folk.

Joining them in Sydney and Melbourne are their Black Rain (Germany) labelmates, Dandelion Wine (VIC) who will be adding their ethereal post-dream-pop touch to the shows. Adelaide pop songstress LeighStarDust will also be making some special guest appearances along the way.

Saturday 8th January – Melbourne – Pure Pop Records (3pm)
Saturday 8th January – Melbourne – Wesley Anne (8pm) with Dandelion Wine
Tuesday 11th January – Canberra – Front Café & Gallery (8pm)
Wednesday 12th January – Sydney – The Vanguard (8pm) with Dandelion Wine
Friday 14th January – Illawarra Folk Festival – Show Pavillion (6:45pm)
Saturday 15th January – Illawarra Folk Festival – Slacky Flat Bar (3:45pm)
Sunday 16th January – Illawarra Folk Festival – The Chapel – (12 noon)

For more details on each of the above shows, please see “GIGS” on Brillig’s Official Website >>




Drum roll please…. Brillig’s spiffy new film clip for the sea shanty / drinking song “The Old Captain” has been released!

Following a packed out live launch at the Grace Emily in December, the clip has now been posted on YouTube & Vimeo where together it racked up over 1000 views in just a few days.

Set at the Grace Emily Hotel and featuring David ‘Daisy’ Day in the title role, the clip also boasts a huge cast of SA music industry folks & Brillig pals and was created by amazing local filmmakers Nima Nabili Rad and Daniel Principe.

The track ‘The Old Captain’ appears on Brillig’s latest LP, The Red Coats.

If you like it, please share the YouTube link on your Facebook etc!
See Brillig’s latest Blog for a full run down of the cast & credits.



Saturday 5 February: The Singing Gallery (McLaren Vale), w/Spiral Dance

Saturday 19 March**: SA Folk Centre

**This is also Brillig’s LAST SCHEDULED GIG for about 5 months!!

The band will be taking a break from the stage to get back in the songwriting saddle.
Expect some new tunes (did someone say western themed?) and a return gig from mid-late 2011

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