We're Cathy Welsford and Angie Smith an internationally recognised singing-songwriting duo. We've connected with Australian audiences from Queensland to Tasmania, as well as in Hawaii and Canada, performing in folk clubs, at festivals, rallies, house concerts, as we guarantee our audiences a good time.
Our musical style encompasses humorous political ditties, social justice narratives, environmental songs, light-hearted ballads, original melodies and blending harmonies. We've been writing songs and performing together for over thirty years, and are members of the Songwriters Association of Australia.
The Wild Women of Anywhere Beach?
now touring Central West NSW
Wild Women Gigs
UPCOMING EVENTS 2022
2 December: Workshop and Concert Orange Conservatorium
3 December: Workshop and Concert, Grenfell
4 December: Workshop and Concert The Black Boxx, Dubbo
11 December: Seasonal Concert with The Valla Beach Garage Band and Blue Gum Blossom 2pm
What could possibly
The Wild Women's CD and
$30 Au for both or $19.99 each. 17 original songs with full melody notation, chords & lyrics. Message us to order at:
Songbook, of course
make your life even better?
UKULELE WORKSHOP An instrumental ensemble arrangement of the melody, Walking in the Air, with parts for all levels, beginner to experienced, strummers too. Cost $15 for workshop and music sheets. Friday 2 December 2022, 10.30am-12pm, Orange Regional Conservatorium 73A Hill Street. Contact Lee
ph: 6362 4206
WORKSHOP & CONCERT
An instrumental ensemble arrangement of Tequila with parts for all levels, beginner to experienced, strummers too. Then Wild Women Concert. SUNDAY 4 DEC 2022, 11am–12.30pm. Venue: Western Plains Cultural Centre 76 Wingewarra St, Dubbo
Concert only $10. Contact:
Rocking it at Manildra NSW
with brilliant bassist Suzanne Coutanceau and Blue Gum Blossom
In November 2022 we were there for the inaugural “Music in Manildra” in central NSW. We started with ukulele workshops in the public and catholic primary schools, then the pre-school. Then the GALA VARIETY CONCERT at the Amusu Theatre on with bassist Suzanne Coutanceau and Blue Gum Blossom.
21-24 Nov 20 22: Ukuleles in Manildra Schools
WORKSHOP & CONCERT Strum Tips & Tricks and Istanbul. Parts for all player levels, beginner to experienced. Short break then CONCERT. SAT 3 DEC 2022, 2PM-5PM.
Venue: Grenfell Bowling Club Players $25 for workshop, music sheets and concert. Concert only $10. For more information contact Hayley m.0428 770 625
Newcastle NSW AU 2022
and rocky environmentals
Playin' the blues
at the Melbourne Ukulele Festival 2022
At the open mic just for fun
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
The Wild Women of Anywhere Beach are
Cathy (Fast Fingers) Welsford and
Angie (Random Chords) Smith
who have performed together for 30 years, singing their way through numerous political upheavals, cultural revolutions and just plain standing up against injustice! They run ukulele and singing workshops for big and little kids, write original songs and bring sassy covers to their performances, so get ready to have some fun.
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