Friday 4 December line up

Music on the Hill, Friday 4 December, Red Hill Pavilion, doors open 7pm.

The Mae Trio, Broads, Sam O’Connell

Multi-award-winning, Melbourne-based contemporary folk trio The Mae Trio are Maggie Rigby (banjo, ukuleles, guitar, marimba and vocals), Elsie Rigby (violin, ukulele, banjo and vocals) and Anita Hillman (cello, bass and vocals).

Incorporating stellar three-part harmonies, complex arrangements and lyrical sophistication, these youngsters are on a rapid rise. Recipients of the Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award, the prestigious Maton Class Act Award and the NFSA Folk Recording of the Year for their debut album Housewarming, The Mae Trio have made a colourful splash globally including international performances from Celtic Connections to Folk Alliance International in Kansas City, MIDEM Festival in Cannes and Americana Festival in Nashville, not to mention a string of shows at Australia’s leading festivals from Port Fairy Folk Festival to Blue Mountains Music Festival.

It is a rare treat to experience such unique instrumentation and spine-tingling harmonies, and The Mae Trio deliver bucketloads
of both.

“The Mae Trio has made a meteoric mark on the national acoustic music scene” Rhythms Magazine

“spine-tingling harmonies”  The Scotsman

Kelly Day and Jane Hendry (both of Melbourne vocal gals The Nymphs) have a shared love of face-melting harmonies and murder mysteries. They bring these together in their new project ‘Broads‘, which delivers a new, slightly criminally-minded take on the acoustic folk duo.

a seductive duo of virtuistic, harmonised simplicity: 2 women, 2 guitars, 2 voices and the sublime result, a pair of soaring angels descending down to us from the heavens awakening our party weary spirits.”  Natalie Thomas–Boogie: Music Festival or Cult

Local singer songwriter and Bank of Melbourne Music Bank 2015 finalist Sam O’Connell will open the night at 7.30pm.


Tickets available here.


The Mae Trio – Caroline

Broads – How to Make a Hero