A Breeze From Alabama

A Breeze From Alabama

Saturday 10 December, 2016 from 6pm

A Breeze From Alabama & Other Ragtime Diversions

Carl Rafferty

at the Piano keyboards, with Vocalists and Morgan Merrell on the Washboard.

The music of Scott Joplin

The Rags of Scott Joplin and a blend of Old American Style Parlour and Folk music with a hint of Gospel, a snicker of Parody and a whole lot of Scintillating Entertainment and Showmanship.

3 Course Dinner & Concert - Tickets $80
Bookings in the Cafe or phone 02 238 1688

Receive a free CD with each double booking

Listen to Scott Joplin’s "Ellte Syncopations" played by Carl Rafferty

The Menu

Corn and Crab Cakes

Main Course
Creole Chicken

Whisky & Honey Cheesecake

Vegetarian meals available on request

Presented by Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Artsound FM and Cafe Wood Works Gallery

Scott Joplin

Viewed as the "King of Ragtime," Scott Joplin was the foremost composer of the musical genre in the early 20th century, known for works like "The Maple Leaf Rag" and "The Entertainer" the theme from the film “The Sting.”

Joplin’s “Maple Leaf Rag." published in 1899 went on to become the biggest ragtime song ever, eventually selling more than a million copies.

Joplin’s Ragtime took the US by storm and earned acclaim for his artistry. Some of Joplin's published compositions over the years included "The Entertainer," "Peacherine Rag," "Cleopha," "The Chrysanthemum," "The Ragtime Dance," "Heliotrope Bouquet," "Solace" and "Euphonic Sounds."

in 1902 Joplin created his first opera, A Guest of Honour and then another opera Treemonisha, a multi-genre theatrical project which told the story of a rural African-American community - a precursor to George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Excerpts from these could well appear at the Café show.