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November 2018

DAYLIGHT CHOIR & VOILÀ! Concert to support Refugee Group

November 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$15

Family ticket $30.  Book and in the process donate to Blue Mountains Refugee Group's work. Lots of inspiring songs from both choirs and Pacopezants are now contributing their vibrant Eastern European Gypsy songs too! On Sunday 25 November 3pm @ Lawson hall. Tickets: on line at bmrsg.org.au or at the door

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December 2018

Mechanics Institute Fundraiser 1st December 2018

December 1, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$25

Nearly 8 hours of entertainment! Proceeds will help us keep quality entertainment happening here! Concessions available. Download the PDF schedule here (updated 22nd November) The Quagmires start the day with their unique Blues music . (3pm - 3:30pm). ............................................................... Blue Sherlock (3:40pm - 4:10pm) - Blue Sherlock was born on Jeremy’s thighs, in a piece of trash Toyota Camry somewhere between Orange and the Mountains. A banger was blaring on the radio and his hands were going a million miles…

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Monique Clare with Caleb Colledge

December 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$20

Award winning singer and Cellist Monique Clare. Wednesday, 19th December Monique Clare has played mountaintop sunrise concerts, taught cello in Afghanistan and traveled the world diving into folklore treasure troves. As the 2017 Folk Alliance Australia Young Artist of the Year Monique broke out as a solo artist, released her debut solo EP, By The Stars, and went on to tour across Australia, including performances at Woodford Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival and Cygnet Folk Festival.…

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February 2019

Grigoryan Brothers & Wolfgang Muthspiel

February 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$80

Please help us spread the word on Facebook! A night of guitar mastery: Slava & Leonard Grigoryan are joined by Wolfgang Muthspiel (Austria), one of the most influential guitarists of his generation. Originally scheduled as an MGT tour featuring Wolfgang, Slava and USA legend Ralph Towner, Leonard’s last minute inclusion is a result of Mr Towner falling ill - while he cannot make the tour, the good news is he is recovering well. Audiences can look forward to hearing existing…

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March 2019

VAMPIRES 30 March 2019

March 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$35

'Music in the Mountains' & 'The Friends of The Mechanics Institute'  have teamed up to bring one of Australia's most creative jazz acts to The Blue Mountains, The Vampires. The Vampires are touring on the back of their critically acclaimed recent album release, 'Pacifica'. Date: Saturday, March 30th, Venue: The Mechanic's Institute, Lawson. Doors Open: 6:30pm - First Set: 8:00pm - Second Set: 9:15pm Note: Drinks (including a bar) & meals will be available on the night thanks to the…

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April 2019

The Broadland Trio 27th April 2019

April 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$25

FRIENDS OF THE MECHANICS INSTITUTE LAWSON INC PRESENT.... Blending guitar, piano and fiddles, Broadland Trio performs original music incorporating three of their musical passions: South American Folk, Celtic fiddle tunes, and improvisation. Check them out, and you'll taste sonic spices harvested from all over – Tango, rock, film music and jazz to name just a few. In 2017, the  Broadland Trio were Runners up In the Zavod Classical Jazz Fusion Awards for their composition “Uyuni". Their current debut album "Airs…

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June 2019

New Savages Friday 7 June 2019

June 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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Doors Open 6pm The New Savages are an electric and original take on the first generation of recorded blues. Lead Singer Milan’s striking baritone vocals seem to evoke the spirit of a great poet. His guitar playing is a simple, primitive and hypnotic boogie – one that sounds as though humans have been playing it since the dawn of time. The subtle sense of charisma and confidence The New Savages emanate to their audiences comes from having their ears are…

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July 2019

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON SHOW Sunday 7th July 19 – 2pm

July 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$20 – $22
A delightful musical show relating the adventures, triumphs and tribulations of great Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, “Sing Me A Song” is presented with humour and warmth by singer/composer/guitarist Neil Adam and fiddler/narrator Judy Turner.

A delightful musical show relating the adventures, triumphs and tribulations of great Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, “Sing Me A Song” is presented with humour and warmth by singer/composer/guitarist Neil Adam and fiddler/narrator Judy Turner. Based on his letters, published work and above all his poetry (remade as song) the story is one of those 19th century classics that deserve to be told and retold. Traveling with Louis and his entourage from Scotland to France, the USA, all around the…

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Plektra 7pm 20 July 2019

July 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$10 – $30

Saturday 20 July, 7pm (Doors at 6.00pm) Food and refreshments available Plektra is bringing their fusion of Classical and World Music to the Blue Mountains. The ensemble of mandolinists and guitarists will be performing classics including the Vivaldi Mandolin Concert and tango music by Piazolla, as well as World Music with an Eastern European flavour and some surprises to delight the audience. Radio listeners may have already heard Plektra’s CD on ABC Classic FM. This CD is enjoying critical acclaim…

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Jazz Quartet Workshops – Michelle Nicolle Quartet 2-30pm 27 July 2019

July 27, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$15 – $30

An opportunity to attend a series of hands on jazz workshops with members of the celebrated jazz group The Michelle Nicolle Quartet (Melbourne). 2.30 - 4pm - Jazz Guitar with Geoff Hughes. 2.30 - 4pm - Jazz Singing with Michelle Nicolle. 4.15 - 6.30pm - Jazz Rhythm & Improvising with Ronny Ferella (open to all instrumentalists). $20 ($15 concession/students) both workshops $30/$20 BYO Instrument For more information: ronnyferella@gmail.com 0417 102 640 Saturday 27th July 2.30pm 284 Great Western Highway Lawson

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