Van Diemen's Band presents

Songs of the Sea

featuring Mikelangelo

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Event Venue

Princess Theatre, Launceston

Event Dates & Times

  • Mon, Mar 25 2024 6:00pm

Running Time

65 minutes


  • Full (Friends) - $38.00
  • Full - $45.00
  • Concession - $38.00
  • Child (12 years and under) - $25.00

Van Diemen's Band presents

Songs of the Sea

featuring Mikelangelo

Songs born from storm-swept seas, ocean depths and the barnacle-encrusted reaches of the soul.

Oceans are vast, deep and mysterious. They sustain us, swallow us whole and transport cultures over vast distances. Floating on the ocean’s turbulent swell are grand, lyrical narratives, stories, myth and song.

Steering the audience through Songs of the Sea is Mikelangelo (Mikelangelo and The Black Sea Gentlemen) – a raconteur, salt-crusted storyteller and bittersweet bard. In his deep baritone, Mikelangelo explores the heart’s stormy reaches and indulges in absurd overboard shanties.

Joining Mikelangelo are Van Diemen’s Fiddles; and the internationally renowned folk artists Luke Plumb and Dave McNamara on mandolin and accordion. Together they draw on maritime folk music styles, experimental and classical composition to evoke in song the salty smack of open water.

“Mikelangelo is one of the great showmen of the Australian indie music scene.”

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