THEIR music has been likened to that of a good scotch whisky: delightfully smooth, full of character and highly addictive. And now, Rebecca Wright and Donald McKay are bringing their blend of traditional and contemporary folk music to Cooma.
The Brisbane-based duo are embarking on a four day tour of the region performing their warm and soulful music in shows that promise to take you back to the heart of folk.
With voices that can instantly transport you to another place and time, Donald's traditional and original songs from his native Scotland are beautifully complemented by Rebecca's insightful Australian originals and thoughtful selection of contemporary gems.
Seasoned performers, the pair have played the National Folk Festival, the Maleny Music Weekend, the Wintermoon Festival, Palm Creek Festival and the Folk Redlands Music Festival.
Accompanied by cello, acoustic guitar and bodhran, their tour kicks off on Thursday October 17 with an intimate acoustic show at the Numeralla Hall.
On Friday, October 18 they head to Eden to perform at the Wharfside Cafe for a three course dinner and show before returning to Cooma to play at the Cooma Little Theatre.
In between their jam packed schedule of performances Donald will lead bodhran, an Irish frame drum, workshops.
One will be held at the Seahorse Inn, Boydtown on Saturday October 19 between 10.30am and 12.30pm.
The other will be held at 40 Cafe on Sunday October 20 at 10.30am.
The tour is being presented by Resilience Inc, a voluntary run organisation spearheading a range of innovative projects that will be environmentally and socially responsible, generating economic activity in rural areas.
The shows and workshops will raise funds for local community based projects.
Resilience Inc foundation president Stephanie McDonald encouraged locals to get along and experience world class folk music while helping to support the community.
"It's assured to be a great night," Ms McDonald said.
"Rebecca and Donald's music is soulful, warm and friendly. It is really inclusive and they will deliver really enjoyable shows."
Tickets for the show at the Cooma Little Theatre starting at 7pm are available at www.resilienceinc.org.au, the Cooma Visitors Centre or at the door.
Cost is $25 or $15 for Friends of Resilience. The Bodhran workshop at 40 Cafe on Sunday October 20 is $50 or $30 for Friends of Resilience. Book online or at 40 Cafe.