Mandy Connell & Co.

Daylesford Cider are pretty excited to welcome back this very talented lady to our cellar door in the new year. If you missed her stella performance in November, then here is your second chance! Connell presents a strong voice of startling honesty. Unique and confident, her guitar skills and anecdotes have her well loved around Australia. David Francey calls her one of his "favourite trad voices anywhere". This is a treat worth finding a seat for. You can see Connell’s new series “An Otherwise Quiet Room” on Youtube, in which she swaps original songs in an informal setting with a raft of different artists. It’s her connections to people’s stories that captures you- both on stage with a band or on her own round a campfire, the voice and delivery are unmistakeable. Connell will be performing as a duo or trio, to be decided, but well worth the anticipation! Bookings strongly recommended. This is a FREE EVENT Doors open 11-5pm

Nigel Wearne Live

Daylesford Cider are thrilled to be hosting Nigel Wearne for the first time over the the long weekend at the end of January. Gates open 11:30-5pm, kitchen open 12-3pm Lawn games available all afternoon. Live music from 12:30: Equipped with personally handcrafted guitars, Nigel Wearne melds fingerstyle guitar, clawhammer banjo, folk and honest storytelling. Gleaning diverse influence from Kelly Joe Phelps, Townes Van Zandt and Sun Kil Moon, he tells stories of forgotten rebels, wandering poets and his love of eggs. Wearne’s current album Drawing Circles is a solo record that’s raw, compelling and reflective. With songs born of shadows and lucid reveries, the 14-song double album explores the dark corners of creativity and the irregular swells of life.

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