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About

Australian folk duo, The Wandering Minstrels are characterised by their elegant and uplifting songs, beautiful vocal harmonies and diverse sounds that span genres including world, roots and folk.

Multi-talented husband and wife duo, James and Michelle Byrne, write songs that touch the heart and soul. From capturing the vast imagery of the Nullarbor, to the tribal rhythms of Birdsong, the audience is taken on a journey that crosses time and space!

With an array of instruments including mandolin, harmonica and guitar as well as the beautiful sounding combination of Cosmic Tone tuned drum (Handmade by James) and Woodskin Cajun, this a unique performance not to be missed.

The Wandering Minstrels have a wealth of musical experience to draw from. As a solo artist, James has performed and busked his way around the country. With his unique ability to capture your attention, he promotes awareness towards humanity’s place within the circle of life.

Michelle’s musical background includes many years as a solo performer and as a member of several different bands, and touring Scotland and Ireland with her Celtic duo Maher Nighean.

The Wandering Minstrels 2009 EP ‘Intimate Universal Encounter’ is a taste of this duo’s beautifully crafted sound, and they are currently recording a full length album. A recent highlight for the duo was performing on the Indian Pacific Railway between WA and SA.