Blackheath Folk


Witches Leap
New Ivanhoe Hotel, Blackheath
Thursday 2nd May 2019 - 7:30 pm


Paddy Connor has toured the country with folk-grass band Lime and Steel, featuring at festivals from Woodford in Queensland to Cygnet in Tasmania.

Jade Tinkler is a classically trained flautist and teacher, who plays the traditional wooden Irish flute in Witches Leap.

Leigh Birkett, on guitar and bouzouki, is sought after accompanist, skilled arranger and lead player who has performed at festivals across Australia and the UK,

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. This trio features the ancient earthy tones of the uilleann pipes, wooden Irish flute and bouzouki, along with acclaimed songwriting from Paddy Connor. Witches Leap have recently appeared at Blue Mountains Folk Festival and at St Albans Folk Festival.


Folk music at the Ivanhoe starts at 7.30 pm. Entry is free and meals from the Ivanhoe’s bistro start at 6pm. Enquiries to Christine Davies 4787 7246. 



Blackheath Folk at the Ivanhoe is on the first Thursday of every month (except January) at the New Ivanhoe Hotel, Great Western Highway, Blackheath. There is a featured guest artist, advertised monthly, and a great lineup of regular floor performers. New floor performers are welcome to come along and do a 10 minute floor spot – just put your name down with Christine on the night.


Enquiries to Christine Davies 4787 7246.