Image of Sally Balfour Courtesy of The Courtyard Sessions
In the western suburbs of Alice Springs as the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges sits the Alice Springs Desert Park, home to an array of Central Australian flora and fauna and a must for any visitor to the Red Centre. And once a month the park transforms into a venue for live music, dance and entertainment as The Courtyard Sessions takes over and showcases the best live music around.
The brainchild of singer-songwriter and Alice Springs resident Jeanette Wormald, The Courtyard Sessions has so far had a distinctly folky flavour with performances from Colin Lillie, Barry Skipsey, Jayne Hughes and Rusty and the Infidels already chalked up this year.
The next Courtyard Session is set to take place in the afternoon this Sunday 29th July and will feature what is being billed as “Generations of Folk”. Scotty Balfour (below), singer, guitarist and squeeze box player for legendary bush band Bloodwood will be performing with his daughter, the angel voiced Sally Balfour (above) and other members of the Balfour clan. In fact The Courtyard Sessions are promising three generations of Balfours will be taking to the stage for what is set to be an amazing afternoon of folk music.
The Courtyard Sessions featuring “Generations of Folk” kick off at 4pm this Sunday 29th August at The Alice Springs Desert Park. Entry is $15 with kids under 12 are free. For more information check out the official Facebook invite here.
Image of Scotty Balfour Courtesy of Central Australian Folk Society