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Celtic band to launch album

Irish sounds: Celtic band John John Festival is Mana Okubo, Hirofumi Nakamura and Toshi Bodhran. They will launch their album at Wonthaggi Baptist Church this Saturday, March 30.

FOLLOWING a hugely successful concert here in 2018, the Celtic band John John Festival returns to launch its 2019 tour and brand new album in Wonthaggi this Saturday, March 30.
Arguably Japan’s most popular Celtic band, John John Festival has continued to delight and thrill audiences around the globe with its exuberant and joyful Celtic grooves.
The band members are Mana Okubo (John) on fiddle and vocals, Hirofumi Nakamura (Annie) on guitar and vocals, and Toshi Bodhran on bodhran and tambourine.
It has been almost two and a half years since the band released its last album, Forget me not and it will be releasing its brand new album Live at Kyudo-kaikan in Wonthaggi at the beginning of its Australian tour.
John John Festival fiddle player Mana describes how the new album was made: “This album was recorded at one of our special gigs, held on December 1, 2018.We played at Kyudo-kaikan in Tokyo, a Buddhist church built by Jokan Chikazumi. We chose this place mostly for the beautiful natural sound. We hope you can enjoy our new album as if you’re in the venue with us.”
John John Festival release its new album and will kick off its Australian tour at the Wonthaggi Baptist Church at 2pm, Saturday, March 30, before going on to play festivals and gigs on the south east coast, including the National Folk Festival in Canberra.
Come along for what is guaranteed to be brilliant afternoon of music and entertainment.
Tickets are $20 per head or $15 concession. Afternoon tea provided.
Book online at: https://www.trybooking.com/BBAOZ

Short URL: https://thestar.com.au/?p=28026

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