Katie and Karin Cover Australia

9 May 2012 | 4:18 pm | Dan Condon

Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp are two of the most well-recognised and much loved names in contemporary classical music and in recent times they've found that together they are a pretty formidable force. The two classically trained musicians have a serious passion for pop and rock music, though, and it is going to really shine through with the release of their new record Songs Of The Southern Skies, set for release this August.

The album features the two musicians – Noonan on vocals, Schaupp on guitar – playing through a series of much loved Australian (and New Zealand) tunes, covering a particularly wide array of artists including the Finn Brothers, Cold Chisel, Nick Cave, Icehouse, Bic Runga, Gurrumul, The Easybeats, Vince Jones and Gotye as well as traditional folk songs and a couple of pieces written specifically for the duo.

The two ladies have put together an enormous national tour in support of the record, dates are as follows:

Saturday 4 August – Australian Festival Of Chamber Music, Townsville
Thursday 13 September – Byron Bay Community Centre Byron Bay
Friday 14 September – Jetty Theatre, Coffs Harbour
Saturday 15 September – Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie
Wednesday 19 September – Capital Theatre, Bendigo
Thursday 20 September – Wellers Restaurant, Kangaroo Ground                                               
Friday 21 September – Melbourne Recital Centre
Saturday 22 September – Wangaratta P.A.C
Thursday 27 September – Albany Entertainment Centre
Friday 28 September – Winthrop Hall, Perth                                                   
Saturday 29 September – Mandurah P.A.C
Monday 1 October – The White House, Adelaide Hills
Friday 5 October – Empire Church Theatre, Toowoomba
Saturday 6 October– Starcourt Theatre, Lismore
Thursday 11 October – Lizottes, Newcastle                                                
Friday 12 October – Laycock Street Theatre, Gosford
Saturday 13 October – Street Theatre, Canberra                                             
Sunday 14 October – Street Theatre, Canberra                                         
Thursday 18 October – The Majestic Theatre, Pomona                                            
Friday 19 October – Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane                                            
Saturday 20 October – Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane                                            
Friday 26 October – Illawarra P.A.C, Wollongong                                              
Saturday 27 October – City Recital Hall, Sydney

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