Acoustic Celtic folk duo Tim McMillan and Rachel Snow in Wauchope

Tim McMillan and Rachel Snow.
Tim McMillan and Rachel Snow.

Get ready for a great night of folk at Wauchope Arts with acoustic Celtic folk duo Tim McMillan and Rachel Snow.

On Saturday February 15, the pair will play in the venue beside Bain Park. Tim and Rachel perform their inventive mix of finger-style percussive guitar and violin music across the globe. Their gigs are full of lively music, entrancing vocals and a good slice of humour.

"In the last year they've had audiences in Europe, Japan and Australia toe-tapping, dancing, laughing, crying and everything in between. Tim and Rachel have just finished recording their new album at Castle Studios in Dresden, Germany. We are delighted they have included Wauchope for their Australian summer tour," said Wauchope Arts president, Deb Murrell.

Australian guitarist Tim McMillan has been performing his unique style of acoustic music for over a decade.

His lively performances, sense of humour and ability to inspire the audience have made him a popular live artist throughout Europe, where he spends a large part of the year.

His latest release "Hiraeth" is a collection of instrumental pieces and songs composed & recorded during a year on the road with his touring/songwriting partner, violinist Rachel Snow.

Hiraeth also features a variety of guest musicians from the rock world, including members of Motrhead, The Sisters of Mercy, Ugly Kid Joe, Mr Bungle and label mates Pulsar Trio.

The influence from guitar legends such as Al Di Meola, Devin Townsend and Michael Hedges can be heard throughout the release, with styles ranging between Celtic, folk and fingerstyle guitar to progressive rock and acoustic metal.

In continuation with his previous releases, the album features some reworked covers including Rodrigo y Gabriela's flamenco fest "Tamacun", Neil Finn & Edmund McWilliam's shred ballad "Summer of Love" and Ugly Kid Joe's "Cloudy Skies" - sung by UKJ frontman/European tour mate Whitfield Crane.

The SnowPeez, husband and wife, Jan and Rob Snow from Port Macquarie.

The SnowPeez, husband and wife, Jan and Rob Snow from Port Macquarie.

Local support on the night is from the SnowPeez. Husband and wife Rob and Jan Snow are a Port Macquarie-based acoustic contemporary folk duo. Music is a lifelong joint passion, and their home is awash with piano, guitars, bass guitars and percussion. They play music for the sheer joy of it, and particularly love reinterpreting old and contemporary songs to discover fresh sounds.

For more go towww.timmcmillanrachelsnow.com. For latest gig info see Wauchope Arts' Facebook page.

The show starts at 8pm on Saturday February 15. Tickets are $25, $20 for members. Duration is two hours, including interval and catering includes beer, wine and soft drinks (no bring your own), cake, coffee, tea and choc tops.