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Melbourne-based folk quartet

Gaelic for topsy-turvy, Tapsalteerie lives up to its name. The band performs original music, best described as a curious mishmash of folk, Celtic, jazz, country & blues with a strong connection to place. Featuring catchy tunes, vibrant arrangements, driving rhythms, and a touch of nostalgia, Tapsalteerie is establishing itself as a force on Melbourne’s live scene.

Comprised of Meredith Beardmore (flute), Timothy Franklin (guitar/keyboards), Isaac Gunnoo (bass) and Maddison Carter (drums), Tapsalteerie represents a truly contemporary Australian folk sound. The group’s approach is founded in each member’s strong identity and in the eclecticism and rhythmic vitality of Meredith’s tunes. Through skilful arrangements and virtuosic musicianship, Tapsalteerie combine modern and ancient sounds to create vibrant new music that is respectful of its forebears.

 

Tapsalteerie formed as a quartet in 2020 and after a tumultuous first year, they look forward to playing more live gigs! They started 2021 on the right foot by jointly winning the People’s Choice in Cygnet Folk Festival’s Song & Tune Competition.

Tapsalteerie creates music that is inspired by people and place. We create on the lands of the Wurundjeri people and we acknowledge their deep and ongoing connection and knowledge. We pay our respects to their elders past, present, and emerging.

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Debut Album out 17 December!

We can't wait to have our album out in the world very soon. We'll share links to Bandcamp, where you can buy the album, very soon.

 

You can pre-save the album here on Spotify: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/tapsalteerie/moonglade

And be sure to check out our album launch gig at Wesley Anne on 17 December. The powerhouse female alt-country/Americana duo, Corn Nut Creek will be opening for us. It promises to be a fun night of Aussie folk music!

 
 

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GIGS

Sunday 30 January | Sunday Summer Picnic Concert [CANCELLED]

11.30am at Broadford Salon, Garden open from 11am

PAST GIGS

Friday 17 December | 'Moonglade' Album Launch

Open from 8pm at Wesley Anne, Band Room, with opening set by Corn Nut Creek

250 High Street, Northcote VIC 3070

Friday 10 September | FUSE Digital

6pm-7pm, Facebook Live part of  FUSE Digital

Saturday 10 July | [Tim Franklin - Mel Taylor - Tapsalteerie] @ Red Betty

Music from 7pm, Tapsalteerie on at 9.45pm at Red Betty

rear of 859 Sydney Road, Brunswick VIC 3056

Sunday 20 June | The Drunken Poet

6.30pm-8.30pm at The Drunken Poet

65 Peet Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

 

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