February and March will mark another instalment of Music in the Mall with talented musicians from the local area filling Jull Street Mall with an eclectic mix of tunes.
Violinist Robert Zielinski and bouzouki accompanist Phil Waldron will bring their authentic traditional Irish music to Music in the Mall, on Friday 9 February.
Robert said he learned to play when he was eight years old, taught by his neighbour. At 17 he moved to Ireland and spent 14 years studying the instrument mostly from the old master fiddlers in County Clare. He later won the Traditional Fiddler of the Year award in Ireland, and taught at the Galway School of Traditional Irish music, mastering the violin from there.
“I grew up in Karragullen and Roleystone and really enjoy playing Music in the Mall, where old friends stop by for a chat and to listen,” Robert said.
Robert and Phil’s performance will include lively jigs, reels, highlands, hornpipes, polkas and original pieces to name a few.
The free Friday concerts will run every lunchtime between 2 February and 23 March, and the performance styles include folk, blues, reggae, celtic and classic hits.
Mayor Henry Zelones OAM JP said Music in the Mall has been embraced by the local community, delivering lively performances in the mall for shoppers to enjoy.
“If you haven’t experienced Music in the Mall, take the time to catch up for lunch at Jull Street Mall, while listening to some of our most talented musicians,” Mayor Zelones said.
For more information about Music in the Mall and other upcoming events in the City of Armadale visit www.armadale.wa.gov.au.