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Adelaide

Peter’s passed on the Old Timey session torch

After two years leading the Gov’s old time session, Peter has handed on the baton. It has been a good time, made new friends, played heaps of tunes but it is time for other musical endeavours now. Wendy is looking forward to getting the duo back on track and maybe creating a few different band … Continue reading »

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The Gov Old Timey Session Turns 2!!!

Amazing…. where does the time go…. we’ve been in Adelaide 2 and a half years!!! And Peter has been running the Old Timey Session at the Gov for 2 years!  They had their birthday session last Friday – 12th June!  Unfortunately, Brian and Vivian Tonkin were not there to share the night as they are … Continue reading »

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Southernwood String Contingent

Terry Williamson (A1) organised a little Old Timey gig at the Café Troppo in Whitmore Square in Adelaide a few weeks back – Peter on fiddle, Terry on guitar, Sam on banjo and me on bass…. with Andrew Clermont as a blow in on fiddle also. Fun afternoon sitting out on the street, playing acoustic…. … Continue reading »

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Back in Adelaide 2015

Well…. we’ve just had a month away on the road…. haven’t done that for a while… we went to the National Folk Festival in Canberra, saw Pokey La Farge in Castlemaine, then played at the Great Alpine Pick in Harrietville and then on to Sydney for the St Albans Folk Festival (which ended up being … Continue reading »

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Adelaide adventures continue

So, we are staying in Adelaide another year at least. I haven’t been blogging….. sorry about that. But here is a bit of a catch up on the world of Peter Pan and Wendy. We had to move at the end of last year… and we almost bailed out and headed off again…. but I … Continue reading »

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3DDD Official Opening

We were very pleased to be invited to perform at the Official opening of the 3DDD Community Radio’s new station in St Peters, Adelaide. We’ve been involved a little with the radio since arriving here through attending the Hillbilly Hoot and helping with the physical move of the station to its new premises…. and of … Continue reading »

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Harrietville

So, we made it to the new MountainGrass Festival…. and so glad we did. Was great not having any responsibilities and just to be there, catching up with friends and trying to get in as much picking as possible. Great to catch up with the Bass Coast crew and meet NZ’s ‘Wires and Wood’….. amazing … Continue reading »

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Name Change – Passionate Fools

We are changing our name…. to Passionate Fools…… it is all a long story but that was actually our original choice when agonising over trying to name our duo…. it was still inspired from the Passionfruit Fool recipe from the cooking  magazine picked up outside the Pomona Op Shop…. drinking wine and searching for names … Continue reading »

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Wirrina Bluegrass Festival

Well 2 weeks ago Geoff and I attended and performed at the 2nd Wirrina Bluegrass Festival in the most beautiful setting down on the Fleurieu Peninsula in SA. Peter had had to make a lightning trip to China so we were without the ‘Colonel’ unfortunately. I drove the caravan by myself (first time – major … Continue reading »

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Old Timey Sessions at ‘The Gov’

Well, we are 6 months in Adelaide now…..Peter has been hosting a new old timey session, Friday nights at ‘The Gov’ for the last month. Brian Tonkin is a big old timey fan, playing the clawhammer banjo and Vivien Tonkin plays the autoharp. Then when the rest of the family joins in – Richard on … Continue reading »

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