New album out now!
17 original songs
fabulous, funny, serious narratives of contemporary Australian life and environment
Song of the Sea
Put A Bit o’ Wire on It
Goodbyes and Farewells
Not a Feminist
The Great Koala National Park
Koalas Need Gum Trees
Old Tired Cold
There are extras on the USB!!
Cathy Welsford and Angie Smith, The Wild Women of Anywhere Beach, are a singing-songwriting duo who perform funny, sad, folky, bluesy, environmental, foot-tapping songs with sweet harmonies for Australian and international audiences. Their multi-instrumental concerts and workshops at festivals, rallies, folk clubs and house concerts never fail to please, and their song-writing skills are legendary. They have recorded two studio albums, toured extensively and are members of the Australian Songwriters Association.
COMING SOON IN 2024
Wild Women Concerts and Workshops
March 15/17 Castlemaine area VIC
March 22–24 Launceston Uke Jamboree TAS
Concerts, workshops, Ukes in Schools Project
March 27 Launceston
Workshops for Launceston Home schoolers
April 6: North West Eco Fest TAS
April 7 & 8 Penguin & Ulverston TAS
Ukulele blues and jazz workshops and mini concert
April 12: Workshop for Wyndukes Ukestra VIC
April 13 New Music composed for Fingerstyle Ukulele VIC
The Gasworks Arts Centre, Albert Park, Melbourne
April 14 Biersal Brewery Seaford VIC
April 15 Queenscliff Uke Workshops VIC
Workshops and mini concert
April 20 Orange Conservatorium of Music NSW
Full day of fabulous workshops and a concert
April 22-25 Sydney/Gosford Uke Clubs TBC
April 26-28 St Albans Folk Festival NSW
Concerts and workshops
April 30 Forster Jumping Fleas NSW
June 19 Wax Lyrical Songwriters Concert
Featured artists Newcastle NSW
Saturday 23 MARCH 2024
Pilgrim Church 38 Paterson St
Songbook $19.99 with full melody notation, chords & lyrics. To order message us via CONTACTS
First edition CD $19.99 'Keep Laughing, Seriously' 2019, with full lyrics. To order message us via CONTACTS
During 2023 we performed concerts and presented workshops in Sydney, Melbourne, Launceston, Newcastle, Gosford, Katoomba, Old Bar, Forster, Nowra, Macksville, Valla Beach, Bairnsdale, Balmain, Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Woy Woy and at the Dorrigo Folk Festival. During 2022 we toured in Queensland and NSW.
The Wild Women perform at the Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival with Bassist Suzanne Coutanceau
The Troubadour Folk Club
at Everglades Country Club, Woy Woy 29 May 2021
The Wild Women were a hoot from the start. But cleverly, as we were lulled into the comfort of laughter and shared enjoyment, they began to get deeper and deeper in their reflection on what it means to be treated as a older woman, and how to respond to it. Cleverly, their message was about older blokes as well. They played some quite demanding instrumentals which I think went well beyond folk music. I thought of them as mini symphonic sketches, on the ukuleles. The lasting memories I have is of the joy they have and their rebellious embrace of gender and ageing. These are two women who are determined make the world a better place, one witty line and clever key change at a time.
Michael Fine at Troubadour Folk Club
Brisbane workshops and performances May 2021
The weekend was a wonderful experience. If you ever get the chance, and you are looking for something extra, I recommend you go to a concert or workshop by the Wild Women of Anywhere Beach.
This review is biased because I am an unabashed fan of the Wild Women of Anywhere Beach. Cathy Welsford and Angie Smith are the wild women. They hale from Valla Beach near Bellingen in NSW (south of Coffs Harbour).
I attended one of their workshops in Blaxland (at the foot of the Blue Mountains) in 2019. I was immediately won over by their ukulele competency, their preparation work, and their friendly, happy style. They have a gift for teaching. Geoff Dancer June 2021