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  • Mon
    01
    Feb
    2016
    Tue
    02
    Feb
    2016

    Homophonic

    La Mama Courthouse Theatre

    349 Drummond St Carlton

    I think this will be the third year I've played with 3 Shades Black in Homophonic and its fast becoming an absolute highlight of my musical year. This year I'll be playing in John Cage and Lou Harrison's non-collaborative collaboration Double Music for percussion quartet and Samuel Barber's altogether spooky A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map for male chorus and timpani. And of course a stack of other great music by the best and queerest of composers.

    Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1130789236940751/

  • Fri
    26
    Feb
    2016

    Trioc @ Cross Street

    8:15pm

    16-22 Cross Street

    Brunswick

    Looking forward to an all-too-rare outing with Trioc (myself, Allan Evans and Cameron Hibbs). Festivities begin with a set John Rodgers, Ysk Lightspeedchamber and Erkki Veltheim and then switch gear abruptly into the tunes. Hope to see you there!

  • Sun
    06
    Mar
    2016

    Lentil as Anything

    6:30pm

    Lentil as Anything

    562 – 564 High St, Thornbury

    6:30-8:30pm

    In what will hopefully be the first of many, I'll be playing some tunes at Lentil as Anything in Thornbury. Getting hungry already...

  • Tue
    08
    Mar
    2016

    Tea & Classics

    Knox Community Arts Centre
    790 Mountain Highway, Bayswater, Victoria 3153
    10:30am

    I'm very pleased to be playing this series of concerts with two of my favourite musicians, Ben Opie and Yusuke Akai. Music by Bach, Morricone, Hishaishi and more (plus some plonker called Horsley).

     

    https://www.facebook.com/events/181005102249852/

  • Thu
    10
    Mar
    2016

    Classics at the Dock

    Library at the Dock
    107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Melbourne
    1:30pm

    I'm very pleased to be playing this series of concerts with two of my favourite musicians, Ben Opie and Yusuke Akai. Music by Bach, Morricone, Hishaishi and more (plus some plonker called Horsley).

    https://www.facebook.com/events/428606083995277/

  • Fri
    11
    Mar
    2016

    Concert Classics

    Box Hill Community Arts Centre
    470 Station Street, Box Hill
    10:30am

    I'm very pleased to be playing this series of concerts with two of my favourite musicians, Ben Opie and Yusuke Akai. Music by Bach, Morricone, Hishaishi and more (plus some plonker called Horsley).

    https://www.facebook.com/events/204319716572129/

  • Wed
    16
    Mar
    2016

    Letters from Abroad

    Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

    This year I've taken on the percussion duties in Anja & Zlatna, playing some beautiful music from Eastern Europe and beyond. I'm very much looking forward to my first gig with them at the Recital Centre. Performances at 2pm and 6pm and tickets at http://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2016/letters-from-abroad/

    Anja & Zlatna present a program that bursts with the vitality and diversity of folk music from Europe and the Balkans. Songs wishing well for newly-weds share company with the complaints of exhausted mothers, whilst the exotic scales of Turkish classical music melt into the haunting ethereal world of Bulgarian lament.

    Punctuated with letters from one particular intrepid traveller, Letters from Abroad is your very own picture-perfect tour from Melbourne.

  • Thu
    17
    Mar
    2016

    St Patrick's Day @ Bentleigh Club

    The Bentleigh Club

    33 Yawla St Bentleigh

    10:30am

    Gearing up for another big St Patrick's Day this year, and starting it off with a solo set at the Bentleigh Club. Details here.

  • Sun
    20
    Mar
    2016

    Castlemaine Fringe Festival

    Castlemaine Art Gallery

    14 Lyttleton St

    12pm

    Heading up to my favourite regional Victorian town for the Castlemaine Fringe Festival. I'll be playing some solo pipes in the lovely Castlemaine Art Gallery as part of a pretty exciting looking program. And more goldfields excitement coming soon!

  • Fri
    15
    Apr
    2016

    An Evening of Immersive Listening

    8pm

    Conduit Arts

    I'll be returning to Conduit Arts one last time to play in Aviva Endean's mass blindfolded sound immersion. This is a lot of fun to perform and by all accounts a pretty amazing listening experience. The second set will be music by Tarab.

  • Fri
    29
    Apr
    2016

    Matthew Horsley @ Athenaeum Library

    6:00-7:30pm

    Athenaeum Library

    188 Collins St Melbourne

    I'm very much looking forward to playing a solo uilleann piping recital in the beautiful Athenauem Library. The repertoire will be drawn from my solo album of traditional music plus a few surprises!

  • Sat
    30
    Apr
    2016

    Trioc/Duck Duck Goose @ Chewton

    8pm

    Chewton Town Hall

    I'll be bringing my trio Trioc to the goldfields for a mini-tour on the weekend of 30 April/1 May with gigs in Chewton (near Castlemaine) and Bendigo. As well as our Irish traditional tunes, you'll hear some diverse and lovely music from everyone's favourite Scottish small pipes/oboe duo Duck Duck Goose.

    8pm

    $15 waged/$10 unwaged

  • Sun
    01
    May
    2016

    Trioc/Duck Duck Goose @ Bendigo

    3pm

    The Old Church on the Hill

    cnr. Harkness and Russell St, Quarry Hill, Bendigo

    I'll be bringing my trio Trioc to the goldfields for a mini-tour on the weekend of 30 April/1 May with gigs in Chewton (near Castlemaine) and Bendigo. As well as our Irish traditional tunes, you'll hear some diverse and lovely music from everyone's favourite Scottish small pipes/oboe duo Duck Duck Goose.

    3pm

    $15 waged/$10 unwaged

  • Sat
    04
    Jun
    2016

    Celtic Celebration

    8pm

    Boite World Music Cafe

    1 Mark Street, Fitzroy North

    Looking forward to another Trioc gig, this time at the Boite. Also featuring Two Celts. $22/$16/$10

    Tickets at https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=62713

     

  • Fri
    10
    Jun
    2016
    Mon
    13
    Jun
    2016

    National Celtic Festival Portarlington

     Portarlington 

    As is becoming the tradition, I'll be making a few appearances with the Celtic Piping Club at one of my favourite festivals. Check the program for details.

  • Sat
    16
    Jul
    2016

    Trioc @ Old Castlemaine Gaol

    8pm

    Old Castlemaine Gaol

    Always nice to play some tunes up in the goldfields and especially with as big a bunch of legends as these. Free gig!

  • Mon
    18
    Jul
    2016

    The Listening Museum II

    7pm

    Urban Art Projects

    41 Holland St Brisbane


     

    Playing some pipes with the inexplicable Cameron Kennedy for this piece of weirdness...

     

    Percussion, Sound Art, random musical acts in the Urban Art Projects factory. www.clockedout.org
    The Listening Museum II is a musical happening in a working factory. Created by Clocked Out, this imaginative collaboration features adventurous musicians from around Australia. It is an interactive event in which the audience “chooses their own adventure” as they wander throughout the factory finding musicians - and things - to listen to.
    The focus is on experiencing the many facets of listening – percussion & visual kinetics, interactive i-phone music, live remixes of dance music, Uilleann pipes, feedback experiments, movement and the premiere of “flutist in dumpster I know, I know, it’s serious.”
    Situated in the wonderful art-making factory of Urban Art Projects, the listening museum is inspired by the machinery, the site, and the promise of a bronze pouring at the start of the evening.
    Come and explore sound.
    Where: Urban Art Projects, 41 Holland Street Northgate (train station access)
    When: Saturday 20th April 7pm
    Duration approx 110 minutes,
    Who: Sound Collectors, Bricolage, Jodie Rottle, Leah Barclay, Ben Marks, Ritchie Daniels, Erik Griswold, Ba Da Boom Percussion, Jan Baker-Finch, Matthew Horsley, Vanessa Tomlinson, John Ferguson with Alex Donovan, Ben Marks, Caleb Colledge, Alex Bull.
    Price $20/12, APG participants free.

  • Wed
    03
    Aug
    2016

    Letters from Beyond

    6pm

    Melbourne Recital Centre

    Looking forward to taking to the Salon at the MRC with Anja & Zlatna for the second time this year. There's some lovely music on offer from all around Eastern Europe.

    http://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2016/letters-from-beyond/

  • Sat
    13
    Aug
    2016

    Horsley & Williams Duo in Carlton

    3pm

    Church of All Nations

    Palmerston St Carlton

    Can't wait to present this program of old and new music for recorders and uilleann pipes with the phenomenal Ryan Williams.

     

    www.facebook.com/events/557975454377463

  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2016

    International Uilleann Piping Day

    1:30pm

    Exford Hotel, Melbourne

    Reinvigorate a piece of history as the uilleann pipes return to the Exford Hotel where world-renowned players Owen Cunningham and John Coughlan performed in the 1860s

    Workshops for all sorts of pipers and non-pipers, talks on the history of the uilleann pipes, concert featuring some of Australia's best pipers, and much more!

    Admission $5 cash at the door.
    Bookings and enquiries to uilleann@celticpipingclub.com.

  • Sun
    16
    Oct
    2016

    International Uilleann Piping Day - Warrnambool

    2pm

    Looking forward to a fun gig with the Likely Celts at Warrnambool Art Gallery to follow up from Saturday's IUPD.

  • Sat
    29
    Oct
    2016

    Trioc @ Bannockburn Timeline Festival

    11am

    Bannockburn

    It's always such a pleasure to play with these gentlemen. We'll be hitting the Bannockburn Timeline Festival this weekend and it looks like a lot of fun!

    http://www.timeline.org.au

  • Sun
    30
    Oct
    2016

    Hoons, Histories and Saints

    St Stephen's Anglican Church

    Richmond

    Some exciting new music for chamber orchestra by Australian composers this weekend, presented by the Melbourne Metropolitan Sinfonia.

    https://facebook.com/events/708000446020920

  • Sat
    19
    Nov
    2016
    Sun
    20
    Nov
    2016

    Homer Prepares

    11:30-12:30

    Library at the Dock

    Docklands

    In Homer Prepares James McCaughey brings contemporary performance into dialogue with Homer’s violence, humour and lyricism, treating each of the ‘books’ of Homer as a performance in its own right.

    He puts himself in the place of Homer as he prepares for the first two performances of The Iliad. In the first, Homer disturbs the heroic tradition by making Achilles the central figure of a wrath story. In the second, he depicts the dark reality of taking an army on to the field of battle.

    Homer fragments and reworks traditional materials forming them into new patterns as he leads the audience on to new terrain.

    The performances will be presented in association with Matthew Horsley, percussionist.

    Part 1 (books 1 & 2) will be performed on the Saturday, and Part 2 (books 3 & 4) on the Sunday.

    The Sunday performance, Part 2, will be immediately followed by a Q&A. The audience is invited to delve with James into the thinking that led to the performances and to explore with him the question of how The Iliad came into the shape in which we now have it.

  • Tue
    22
    Nov
    2016

    Pastoral Companion

    6pm

    Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

    I can't wait to present this program of early and new music adapted or composed for uilleann pipes and recorders with the inimitable Ryan Williams. Especially in as lovely a space as the Salon.

    http://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2016/pastoral-companion/

  • Mon
    05
    Dec
    2016

    Music of the New World

    6pm

    Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

    A celebration of the exuberant and exotic music of Santiago de Murcia

    Santiago de Murcia’s publications for the guitar offer a compendium of compositional and instrumental practice from the early 18th century. Rediscovered in the 20th century in León, Guanajuato, Mexico, his manuscripts contain dances and songs collected from Spain, France, Africa and South America and represent an authentic and earthy ‘world music’ from a bygone era.

    The Continuo Collective presents a night of massed plucked strings and percussion in a celebration of this exuberant and exotic music. Featuring Geoffrey Morris (guitar, guitarrilla), Samantha Cohen (guitar, theorbo, chitarra battente), Marshall McGuire (triple harp) and Matthew Horsley (percussion).

    Tickets at http://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2016/music-of-the-new-world/

4 thoughts on “Gigs

  1. Dear Matthew,

    My wife and I were at the MRC Salon last night (Tuesday 25the March 2014) to hear you play with Marshall McGuire and the Ludovico’s Band.
    What a great night and congratulations to all concerned.

    Our 9 year old grandson is learning the drums at his Primary School at Mt. Dandenong and is showing great promise.
    We were sorry that he was not with us last night to hear and see your performance on the drums.
    Can you tell us where you will be next performing and where as we are sure that he would be inspired to see and hear you?
    Any chance of another gig with Ludovicio’s Band?
    We look forward to hearing your playing on the Uilleann Pipes after you visit to Ireland.

    Regards,

    Jack Ide

    • Thanks a lot, Jack. Glad you enjoyed it. I don’t actually have too much coming up for the next month or so. The next major project is a contemporary opera for the Next Wave Festival in May but I’m not doing much in the way of conventional percussion for that. I’ll be overseas for the next Ludovico’s gig but I’d certainly love to work with them again. Things will very likely pop up. I’ll keep you posted.

      Thanks again,

      Matt

  2. Hi Matt, I am the Irish Warpiper that you have seen at various festivals along with my piping partner Tracy, we try to see you as much as we can. My work mate Peter Sullivan, you’ll know his face has just told me that your in a bit of a pickle with finances for your debut cd. He told me about a website that is backing you up, also he told me about the various ways or ‘deals’ which people can help.What about a show at my house in Fairfield before I have to sell and move out of my house?? It would be a great fare well. I saw your concert in the city, I think in Feb, didn’t get a chance to tell you how inspiring it was. Anyway get back to me, and cash up front for you!! Regards Rod

    • Hi Rod, good to hear from you! Sounds like you’ve been pretty well informed. I don’t know about in a pickle but yes, I’m taking preorders and contributions to help fund the album. The website is http://www.pozible.com/project/198185
      You’ll see that the performance option is already there for contributions of $150 or more. So yes, a house concert sounds great to me! Thanks and I’ll be in touch very soon.

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