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Witches Leap

Witches Leap take the dark modal sounds of old Ireland, filter them through the hanging swamps of the Blue Mountains and cut them with original convict-noir folk songs of black bushrangers and errant redcoats. Born out of the kitchen table sessions of County Katoomba, this trio features the ancient earthy tones of the uilleann pipes, wooden Irish flute and bouzouki, along with acclaimed songwriting from Paddy Connor (Lime and Steel). With original tunes springing from the local sandstone and mythology, Irish trad music goes on a journey through the grit of early New South Wales.

 

Had a few great fun gigs recently.

Mt Tomah Garden of Earthly Delights was a joyful morning

and we've just had wonderful Friday night of Paragon Folk Presents with Melbourne's Mandy Connell.

Keep an eye out for future Paragon Folk Presents concerts, as we're aiming to corale as many great acoustic touring acts as we can when they come through the Mountains and put on intimate concerts in the iconic Paragon Cafe in Katoomba. Check out video of the two events below:

The Mountain Road and the Rocky Road to Megalong from Paragon Folk Presents

Excerpts from the Mt Tomah Garden of Earthly Delights

Spring's here, so it's time

to head out into the garden.

More mucking around at home with Black Mary.

 

Paddy's song about Tasmania's remarkable Aboriginal female bushranger. A story that really deserves to be told.

This is our first video. Keep an eye peeled for an outpouring of creativity over the coming couple of weeks.

Playing around at home with the Mountain Road and Paddy's Rocky Road To Megalong

The Empty Kitchen and

The Laurel Tree. Two more tunes. This time recorded

at practice in Paddy's kitchen.

 

The second tune is a session favourite, but the first one was written by Paddy about this very kitchen . . . only then

it was empty.

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