stringmansassy guitarist Aaron Hopper, has well and truly secured his place in the music, cultural and Arts fabric of his adopted home town Bathurst (Central West – NSW). As the Artistic Director of the Inland Sea of Sound Festival, he once again brings world class ‘World Music’ to the Central West.

This year’s Inland Sea of Sound Festival builds on its past reputation to attract some of Australia’s leading artists and musicians for a week-long festival of world music in Bathurst. The Inland Sea of Sound Festival provides music lovers with a of voyage of multicultural music and food that starts at BMEC on October 16 with a free community event followed by two twilight backyard concerts, music workshops and ends with a major concert and festival club held at BMEC on Saturday October 24.

World musicians performing at the festival include Jeff Lang, Fred Smith & Liz Frencham, Greg Sheehan, Rasa Duende, Bandaluzia, Kerrianne Cox, Kim Sanders and Friends, Jade Flynn, Sea of Sound Band and more.
This year, the festival is extending its voyage to include several local cafes and wineries who will host local and emerging musicians. A program and map is now available showcasing venues and musicians.  This year audiences can experieance live music, vibrant atmospheres and local food through the day and attend world music concerts at night.

Oh, how I have always adored Julie Andrews!!!  The irony of performing this song for 12 years – I don’t think Aaron has ever made it through the entire movie.

The final song of a long and magical night from our performance at the Uki Hall (Northern NSW) in February 2008.  Enjoy!! xox

My Favourite Things (Rogers/Hammerstein)
Scarborough Fair (Simon/Garfunkel)