Man Of Constant Sorrow

There’s something unusual about this arrangement of ours. Can you pick it?

Jodie and I are recording a bunch of songs “live” in front of an audience next week. If you’re in Adelaide, you’re welcome to come along: next up | emlynandjodieoregan

This is a rehearsal from earlier this afternoon. Our house was infested with teenagers, so we’ve eschewed the kitchen table in favour of Jodie’s singing studio, “The Singing Garden”.

Man Of Constant Sorrow

Adelaideans, please help! And get a free CD.

I need help!

My darling wife Jodie O’Regan and I have a most excellent concert approaching.

It’s on the Monday public holiday (1 October), at the Church of the Epiphany in Crafers (map link), at 7pm. And it’s Free!

We’re singing with the Queensland Kodaly Choir, who I just saw tonight at St Johns, Halifax St in the city. They’re awesome, beautiful, something you really want to see.

And of course Jodie and I will be doing a bunch of our crazy two-voice stuff (see previous post for examples). We’ll also be singing some three-voice a capella material with our good mate Chris Bradley who’s come to Adelaide with the Kodaly folk.

Anyway, I still need help!

The problem is, we need an audience, and it doesn’t look like we’re getting a huge turnout. It’d be a terrible pity if this concert (which I quietly think will be a properly magical experience) didn’t have a crowd, particularly for the Kodaly choir, our guests.

So if you can possibly manage it, do come along on Monday night. If you can’t, then tell someone local who might be able to make it.

Just to sweeten the deal a little, I’ll have some demo CDs there, which you can just take home. They might be a little undecorated (I’m running them off on my laptop), they’re our work in progress, but they’re red hot, the real deal. You totally want one, honestly!

So spread the world, and come along. We’d love to see you, it’ll be a spectacular night, you’ll pity the poor folks who missed out!

Adelaideans, please help! And get a free CD.

Emlyn and Jodie sing songs from their kitchen table

ImageI’ve been horribly remiss in not posting this sooner. There’s a monthly music night at The Olive Branch cafe in Balhannah, South Australia, first Sunday of the month. Jodie and I are doing half an hour at the next one, which is this Sunday coming up, ie: in two days. It’s all two voice (or one voice!) a cappella, all the sort of stuff you tend to see me post on this blog. Anyway, if you’re in the vicinity, do come along and say hi and have a listen!

The people that organise the night sent this around in an email:


5 to 9pm

at The Olive Branch Cafe, Balhannah (behind the pub)

Featured Artists
Murray Olliver – the blues doctor
Nellie and Bob – youth meets an obstreperous old geezer in a frenzy of country, folk and pop
Emlyn and Jodie O’Regan – gob-smackingly, gorgeous and compelling a capella magic
Elroy Jones – the retro rocker and balladeer with songs of the 50s and 60s and beyond

Open Mic spots
Poetry by Caz
Food and bevvies by Nicole, the hostess with the mostest

YEP its FREE – you’d be a mug not to be there!

Emlyn and Jodie sing songs from their kitchen table