ALBERT PARK PORT LOUNGE PRESENTS…
Marcia Howard – September 6th 2019
5 Aquatic Drive Albert Park Lake (next to the Point Restaurant)
Pricing: $30/$25 (concession) Cash at the door.
Doors open 7:30pm
Includes bread & dips before the show and hot party finger food in the interval. Drinks from bar at bar prices.
Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or text 0418179411
House of Song is Marcia Howard’s one-woman show which charts her 30 years as a singer/songwriter including her years as a member of the iconic Australian band, Goanna.
And we are fortunate enough to have her back for the evening.
Over the performance, Marcia will share the inspirations that have consistently informed her songwriting and performing – her Irish roots and her love and respect for the Indigenous Australian perspectives on life and place.
The songs that Marcia has written and chosen for House of Song are melodic and captivating. They explore our relationships with politics, family and place.
Marcia’s story is well known and compelling. She grew up in a house of musicians; a large, multi-talented family who provided music for their community, led by her musical parents Teresa Howard (nee Madden) with her father Leo. It was through singing and playing with her family that Marcia discovered harmony as a way of distinguishing her own voice.
Marcia studied music as a young woman before going on the road Goanna during the coming of age of Australian rock music in the early 1980’s.
It was in this period of touring Australia that she was introduced to Aboriginal Australia and became aware of their struggle for land rights, the systemic cruelty of the stolen generation and their ongoing fight for proper recognition of their sovereignty.
Marcia’s connection to and friendship with Aboriginal Australian’s has been a major influence in all aspects of her life, including her music.
The other great influence has been her Irish roots. Marcia researched her Celtic heritage in her recent Research Master’s thesis, Holy Wells to Waterholes. She has performed and recorded in Ireland.
In House of Song, Marcia reveals how the lands of Australia and Ireland have influenced her as a songwriter and how song reflects our sense of belonging to place.
Marcia Howard is an original, compelling and charismatic songwriter and performer. She hopes that by sharing her deep love of song, she will help people embrace their own unique sound and voice.
House of Song will be an uplifting experience for everyone who enters.
For those of you who caught her last year, I am sure you will be as excited as I am to see this show. For those of you who missed out, I would suggest you book early.