Shakuhachi and percussion meet in this stunning collaboration between two of Australia’s most unique and accomplished contemporary musicians.

Simon Barker (PhD Jazz Performance) is a lecturer in Drum Set and Rhythm Awareness at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In addition to his numerous solo performances and recordings, Simon co-leads several internationally recognized collaborative ensembles including Trace Sphere, Chiri, Showa 44, and Band of Five Names. Simon also performs with many of Australia’s most established ensembles including the Matt McMahon trio, the Phil Slater Quartet, and several groups led by Scott Tinkler.

Bronwyn Kirkpatrick began her shakuhachi journey with Riley Lee in 1997, after completing a Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance. Captivated by the sound, Bronwyn studied with Riley for the next seven years and was then very fortunate to be awarded a Churchill Fellowship and an Australia Council Skills and Arts Development Grant, which enabled her to further her studies with Kaoru Kakizakai in Japan. Bronwyn has performed at numerous festivals nationally and internationally, including the World Shakuhachi Festival, the OzAsia Festival, Sydney Sacred Music Festival, Four Winds Festival and the National Folk Festival.

About Live at the Village Music Festival

Live at the Village and Blue Mountains Theatre present an all-day Festival of music from some of Australia’s most evocative and contemporary artists in concert. Catch world-class performances in fusion, jazz, world and folk music: a whole day of vibrant, stunning performances - live and local. 

If you are keen to attend 3 or more concerts, a discounted bundle ticket price is available - CLICK HERE.


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Wheelchair Access
Assistive listening Assistive Listening

Dates & Times

Performance SAT 27 AUGUST 2022 - 5:00PM
Venue note This performance will be held in Studio 1, located on the ground floor of Blue Mountains Theatre + Community Hub.
Duration 60 mins


All tickets $28.00
Festival ticketing info Tickets are sold separately for each festival concert, so you can choose to attend one, or as many concerts as you like from the program.
Bundle - 3 or more concerts Book 3 or more concerts from the festival program in one transaction and receive 15% off
Booking fee $3.50 - A one-off booking fee applies per transaction. This is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.


Blue Mountains Theatre

106 Macquarie Road

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