Australian folk singer to share songs of knitting, surviving an earthquake and overseas adventures

Ange Takats will give her first Kent performance in Cliftonville

A lot has happened since songstress Ange Takats left her homeland for a life less ordinary. She joined a folk rock band in Thailand, attended the funeral of a water buffalo, learnt to knit in Canada, survived an earthquake in Nepal – and has a song for every tale!

The Australian folk singer will be sharing her travel stories and songs at Rosslyn Court in Cliftonville tomorrow (June 20) at 7.30pm.

“I’ve had a rather unusual path into the world of music – via Bangkok. I went there to work as a foreign correspondent with Reuters and landed a second job as a singer in a Thai band. I learnt so much about music, and life, from the members of my band,” the singer said.

Ange has spent the past six years touring her music across Australia, Asia and Europe – performing at music festivals as well as intimate venues and house concerts – with songs that cross the lines of folk, alt country and jazz. She was named ‘Singer/Songwriter of the Year’ at the Queensland Music Awards and given the annual Award for Vocal Excellence at the National Folk Festival.

Having lived in Thailand, Nepal, Spain, Canada, Laos and the UK, Ange says her overseas adventures have inspired many of the tracks on her albums.

“I fell in love with a Romanian Canadian whilst trekking in northern Laos and ended up moving to Ontario to be with him. The title of my second album was inspired by a very long walk I did down a highway to a town called Arva and my desire to find happiness in unlikely places. There’s also a song about knitting on my first album which relates to my Canadian autumn.”

Ange’s two studio albums have received widespread airplay and high praise from music critics worldwide but this is her first performance in Kent.

When and where

Where: Rosslyn Court

When: Thursday 20 June

Time: 7.30pm

Cost: £7

Tickets: Can be purchased by calling Morag on 01843 449531

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