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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.

 
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Past Events
Folk Picnic with Milan Dhiiyaan
Junction 142
The Loaded Dog
The Loaded Dog
Troubadour Folk Club
CWA Hall
Studio Folk Club
62 Beardy St
Tintenbar Hall
Tintenbar Hall
Fairlight Folk
William St Studios
Witches and Aurochs at Petersham Bowlo
Petersham Bowling Club
Old City Bank Bar
The Carrington Hotel
Witches at Blackheath Folk
The New Ivanhoe Hotel
St Albans Folk Festival!
Saint Albans
Hotel Blue - Blue Mts Music Festival Weekend
Hotel Blue & Conference Centre
Port Kembla Servo Food Truck Bar with Wolf Gordon (1)
The Servo Food Truck Bar
Folk Picnic w/- Senor Cabrales in Katoomba
Junction 142
Port Kembla Servo Food Truck Bar with Wolf Gordon
The Servo Food Truck Bar
Whoa Mule & Witches Leap @Petersham Bowlo
Petersham Bowling Club
Old City Bank Bar, Katoomba
Old City Bank Brasserie
Katoomba: Hotel Blue
Hotel Blue & Conference Centre
Whoa Mule & Witches Leap @Petersham Bowlo
Petersham Bowling Club
With Jhana Allan at Studio Folk Club, Armidale
62 Beardy St
Witches Leap at No.5 Church, Bellingen
5 Church Street
2018 Folk By The Sea
Kiama
Witches Leap at The Black Box, Dubbo
Location is TBD
Sing Up The Power - Benefit gig in Gulgong
Prince of Wales Opera House
The Blue Mts Line - Petersham Bowlo
Petersham Bowling Club - Basement Room
Porch Light Sessions
Petersham Bowling Club
Metro Social with Brid Harper and Dermot Byrne
Katoomba
Hornsby Folk Club
Beatrice Taylor Hall
Blackheath Folk Club
New Ivanhoe Hotel
Blue Mountains Folk Festival
Katoomba
Paragon folk Presents Witches Leap and Whoa Mule!
Katoomba
lllawarra Folk Club
Wollongong RSL
With Mandy Connell at the Paragon
Location TBD
The Garden of Earthly Delights
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tom
With the Vanishing Shapes
Location TBD

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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