Stories from the Studio: The Woodland Wanderers
This week we caught up with Kath Kovac from the Woodland Wanderers. The Woodland Wanderers formed when a few friends played at an amateur ‘open mic’ concert organised by the Gunning Focus Group. Before they joined together, they played at that event for about three years running in various formats, both individually and as a small group.
“We became known as the Woodland Wanderers when local organisers asked us to play at a Gunning Railway Station open day in 2022. We have played at the Gunning Lions Markets and have another gig back at the railway station on 4 February 2023 for the Gunning Arts Open Day.”
Clarinet player Julie and her mandolin-playing son George, along with guitarist Sonya and guitar-ukelele-drum player Kath make up the group. they all sing together and enjoy playing a big range of pieces, from Simon and Garfunkel to more modern folksy tunes from bands such as the Decemberists. Together they hail from Gunning, Dalton and Queanbeyan. “We enjoy getting together at Gunning for our rehearsals.”
The Woodland Wanderers will be performing at the Gunning Arts Open Day at the historic Gunnning Train Station, Saturday February 4, from 11 to 3pm. Come along and enjoy a day full of art, food, and workshops for all ages.