Just about to board a plane for The National. Very excited to be heading to this fabulous festival and hopefully, to share some new stringmansassy songs.

If you are in the capital over this Easter Weekend. please join us at Exhibition Park, Canberra. The National is a festival we remember very fondly and we cannot wait to join the amazing line-up of performers featuring this year!!! Kacey xox

stringmansassy at The National Folk Festival


Friday 6/4      Budawang    4pm

Saturday 7/4  Marquee     7pm

Sunday 8/4     Drowsy Maggies  3.20pm

stringmansassy will also be performing at the Leonard Cohen concert on Sunday.

I have listened to carols for as long as I can remember. To have the opportunity to perform some of my favourites at this very special time of year is a childhood dream come true.

Love and blessings, joy, mirth and cherished moments to you all…..whichever your faith, whatever your beliefs, whatever your traditions…xox

Sunday, September 11th : 1.00pm – 6.00pm
stringmansassy will be performing from 4 – 5pm

Bond by the Lake showcases the vibrancy and energy of the Bond University campus, and celebrates creative talent from the Coast and beyond.

Imagine music performances, creative workshops, roving performers combined with the search for the Gold Coast’s best cupcake all in the beautiful landscaped gardens and stunning sandstone architecture of Bond’s lakeside campus.

Bond University is proud to present all this and more at Bond by the Lake, a free, signature event that celebrates and promotes creativity and the arts in our community.

This FREE day-long community event will feature performances from some of Australia’s most highly regarded musicians including stringmansassy, The View From Madeleine’s Couch, Nadia Sunde and Michael Fix as well as the Varsity College show band and Gold Coast City Wind Orchestra.

There will be endless creative workshops for children and adults include candle making, poetry and children’s arts and crafts including make your own Mad Hat, roving performers, food stalls, wine tasting, oversized games and more!
Community BBQ presented by Varsity Lakes Community Limited and Varsity Lakes Community Bank®.

Free music showcase at the outdoor ADCO Amphitheatre:

1:15pm – 2pm Varsity College show band
2:15pm – 2:45pm Gold Coast City Wind Orchestra
3:00pm – 3:45pm Nadia Sunde & Michael Fix
4:00pm – 5:00pm Stringmansassy
5:30pm – 6:30pm The View from Madeleine’s Couch.

The Mad Hatters Tea Party – A special “Tastes of Gold Coast” event!

Tip your hat to the white rabbit at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, a delectable afternoon tea of fine food and good company. This event is run in conjunction with the annual Tastes of Gold Coast food and wine festival and will be held at the Bond University ornamental lawns next to Lake Orr.

Join us at one of our two afternoon sittings:
– 1:30-2:30pm
– 2:30-3:30pm

Tickets are $25 each. Stay tuned for booking information!

For more information on Bond by the Lake please visitwww.bond.edu.au/events.

To obtain a copy of the Bond University campus map please visitwww.bond.edu.au/campus-map.

Proudly supported by Gold Coast City Council.

I am very excited to announce an upcoming performance at this year’s Tyalgum Classical Music Festival where I will appear as a guest vocalist with the Camerata of St. John’s. The work – ‘Tyalgum Dawn’ – was commissioned by the festival to celebrate its 20th year and will be included in the Camerata concert at the festival. Composed by Ann Carr-Boyd, I have contributed the lyrics to ‘Tyalgum Dawn’. It has been an honour and pleasure to work with Ann and I am eagerly awaiting my first experience, singing with a chamber music ensemble. Kacey xox

stringmansassy will be joining a wonderful line-up at the Music By The Sea Festival in Brisbane. Please join us under the marquee at Einbunpin Lagoon Park (Sandgate) to celebrate this very special and intimate event, now in it’s ninth year.

Saturday January 8th, 2011
stringmansassy performance from 12.15-1.00pm

Tickets are available online from Music By The Sea.


And what a week it was!  I think Aaron was one of the hardest working musicians at the festival with 7 stringmansassy gigs, 4 solo shows and a book launch.  He survived as did we all…the rain, the mud, the ‘duf’ and the enormous week that is Woodford.

Woodford has evolved and changed since we last ventured onto its stages but it is and will always be a festival to cherish. A festival which showcases the heart and soul of music, the rich and vibrant multiculturalism that makes up our Australian and world communities and one that still manages to nurture the ‘sacred’ and the ritual in tangible form. I hope that this essence transcends all the musical and societal trends that are to come and that the ‘heart’ of this very special place continues on for the 500 year vision of this festival.

We thank the organisers and all involved in creating the living breathing entity that is ‘Woodfordia’.  You do a magnificent job!! Thank you for once again welcoming stringmansassy to your stages.  It is always a magical experience!  And my final thought to those who – with us – braved the rain, the mud and the slush…..how fortunate and blessed were we that, for a week we chose to live in tents and could escape the sometimes difficult surroundings and immerse ourselves in music.

So for me, the highlights of my week at Woodford…. Seeing complete unadulterated joy, illuminate the face of my five-year-old and she twirled to an Irish jig with myself and her godparents. Performing at 4.30am in the clouds, the mist and the rain – with Buku (Mongolian throat singer), Tenzin (Tibetan vocalist), another female Tibetan vocalist, a Shakuhachi player and Dig player – for the dawn of the New Year. And finally, our final stringmansassy song of our final show on the Concert Stage – ‘Red On Blue’…it took my breath away!!!

Love, wishes and blessings for the New Year to you all……xox

After 4 years, stringmansassy are returning to the Woodford Folk Festival….and it is their 25th Anniversay!!  This will be a Woodford not to be missed.

For those of you yet to experience the Woodford magic, the programme speaks for itself. One of the largest festivals in the southern hemisphere, it is a plethora of music, drama, cabaret, workshops, art, well-being, children’s festival, atmosphere, immersion and frivolity. Essentially, it is one of the greatest weeks you will ever experience!!! We are so excited and hope you can join us…xox

stringmansassy performances at Woodford Folk Festival 2010-11

Monday, December 27th at The Grand – 11.00am
Tuesday, December 28th at The Joyluck Club – 2.00pm
Wednesday, December 29th at The Folklorica – 9.30pm
in collaboration with Dva (Linsey Pollak and Tunji Beier)
Thursday, December 30th at The Concert Stage – 11.45am
Friday, December 31st at The Joyluck Club – 5.10pm
Friday, December 31st in The Amphitheatre for NYE – 11.15pm
Saturday, January 1st at The Concert Stage – 12.45pm

Aaron and I are what you would call EXPO veterans!  We began in 2000 with Hanover, went to Aichi in 2005 and have once again been invited to participate in this illustrious world event.  This year, it’s Shanghai and our first trip to China.

It is not without a certain level of excited anticipation that I say that I cannot wait to be a small part of the cultural events on offer at the Australian Pavilion. I am beginning to understand what it must feel like to be an Olympic athlete (minus the years of strenuous training) returning year after year in their bid for gold.  Perhaps a little less dramatic than that, but as close as I am ever going to get…..

So….with less than two weeks to go, I am dusting off the vocal chords, organising everything in minute detail for my loved ones left behind and revisiting the idea again and again, that for 9 days I will be a singer and not a mother.  Aaron and I have a night in Sydney to regroup and revisit all the songs we wish to share.  This will be an exciting process in itself.

The details we know at this stage, two performance per day at the Australian Pavilion from June 14th to 20th.  Performance times to be confirmed.

If you have any friends in Shanghai or are venturing there yourselves in the next two weeks, please come, visit and share the EXPO experience with us…xox