Previous events

National Tour of Remote Communities presenting Femina Australis

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Many Locations... starting at Longreach QLD

Maryen Cairns with Greg, Elvis & Arwen Kernaghan (the family band!), presenting a performance of "The Stories Of Femina Australis" and/or a special interactive songwriting workshop in various remote communities, from Longreach in Queensland, across the Northern Territory, and down the coast of Western Australia.

The Mfest - Celebration of Mother, Music, Mountain, Magic & Markets

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Springbrook State School, Springbrook Road, Springbrook QLD 4213

Maryen & the family band are presenting "The Stories Of Femina Australis" as they will do playing to remote communities on the National Tour they are about to embark upon. Mfest is a free one day Festival on Springbrook Mountain, QLD, celebrating Motherhood and the Creativity of Women the day before Mothers Day.


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Lithgow Showgrounds, Barton Street , Lithgow NSW 2790

Presenting "The Stories of Femina Australis" with the family band: Maryen Cairns; Greg, Elvis & Arwen Kernaghan. Trial run for our National Tour of remote communities which starts in May. Details TBC

Somerset Celebration of Literature

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Somerset College, Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba QLD 4213

Maryen is doing a 45 minute solo performance "The Stories Of Femina Australis" each day (15,16,17 March) and a Workshop "Creating Story Songs" on the 15 March. "The Stories Of Femina Australis" This one woman show brings the stories of some of Australia’s most remarkable, historically significant women to life through storytelling, song and imagery. Pioneers of our current society, both immigrant and indigenous, featured in Femina Australis include Oodgeroo Noonuccal (better known as the poet Kath Walker), Granny Lum Loy and Mary Reibey.

Workshop - "Creating Story Songs" Percussion, vocal rapping, writing and singing a story combine in this creative workshop with Femina Australis singer/songwriter Maryen Cairns. Coming from the tradition of folk stories, the workshop group will create an entirely new work based on an actual event or person, and perform it together.

Stand Up Brisbane

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Kedron-Wavell Services Club Inc, 21 Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside 4032

$49 Please join us for a fun night of great humour mixed with a splash of music and awesome company as we all come together to Share the Dignity and stand up against domestic violence! Comedians are: Anne Ferguson-Howe - headline act Loani Arman - MC and supporting act Simone Eclair - supporting act Jasmine Fairburn - supporting act Jennifer Burke - supporting act Mark McConville, & Maryen Cairns with her band are the music :-)

Doors open at 7pm when Maryen Cairns & her band will start the show. Complimentary drink on arrival. We will also have some awesome raffle prizes up for grabs (raffle tickets available on arrival).

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Off-street parking available at this venue.

(Please note tickets are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another person)