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MEMBERS:

HAT FITZ : Vocals, Guitar
CARA ROBINSON: Vocals, Drums

GENRE:

Blues Folk Celtic

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Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson imageWhats On Central Coast Logo Button image HAT FITZ AND CARA ROBINSON:
The Legend of FitzMulholland

Our tale begins nearly 10 generations ago in a place once known as Eire.

Twas in 1822 that Robert Fitzpatrick, the son of a poor but honest stonemason was sentenced to a life time of hard labour in recently colonised Sydney, Australia.
His crime, the theft of a duck. These were indeed desperate times.

Not only was he forced to leave his homeland but also the one great love of his life, a fair maiden from the foot of the Mountains of Mourne, Ruby Mulholland. Carrying only a small hessian sack and a lock of Ruby's long red hair he was lead away in chains to Belfast harbour and taken to London, eventually setting sail in October, 1822, bound for Botany Bay.
Records from that period are not clear as to what may have happened to him on that journey but, alas Robert did not arrive in New South Wales. Ruby knew in her heart of hearts however that one day they would be reunited and it is said that she never gave up hope of holding her man again.

Fast forward and the year is 2008, the setting, Larry Roddy's Castlebar Blues Festival in County Mayo, Ireland. Upon advice from his colleague Sinclair, Hat Fitz a regular performer at Byrne's bar makes his way to Cara Robinson's show at the TF hall and is instantly mesmerised. Likewise she also feels a strong connection although it would be many hours of deep conversation before they realise that destiny has brought them together again, for they are the descendants of Robert and Ruby, and as such the legend of the FitzMulholland is born.

A Celtic myth ? A true story ? You be the judge.

THE NEW ALBUM
HAT FITZ and CARA ROBINSON - “Beauty ‘n the Beast”
The best I’ve heard in a very very long time” – THE BIG ISSUE , IRELAND
Now firmly established on the European and UK festival circuits Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson return to Australia to perform selections off their eagerly awaited and critically acclaimed CD “ Beauty ‘n the Beast” during a series of showcase performances across the country from October to late December. If this album was a recipe it would read……………………. Take one heaped teaspoon of Seasick Steve, a liberal helping of Catfish Keith, a pinch of Joni Mitchell and a smidgen of the Celt. Finish well with a dusting of Blind Willie McTell and put into a studio at gas mark 5. Bake for one week. What you get is an eclectic pie with so many flavours that perhaps shouldn’t work together but just do!

Both artists have vast experience behind them and have been able to gently influence each other without taking control. The variety of this recording is refreshing and the excitement comes from a sense that this is just the start of what is destined to be a large brood of musical offspring.

The blending of pre war hill country and delta blues with early Australian folk and traditional Celtic styles has produced a truly unique sound and has enhanced their reputation as one of the world’s most interesting and musically appealing combinations.
“Robinson has not tried to tame the savage beast. He still roars like a lion and is the perfect foil for her Bonnie Raitt – like vocal tones” – Al Hensley, Rhythms, Australia.
“This is high quality and immensely enjoyable” –The Music Critic, Scotland.
“On this self produced record traditional and modern creativity embrace each other in a truly inventive way” – Rootstime, Belgium.


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