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The Australian Sessions Album Launch 

If you're in the vicinity of the Maldon Folk Festival this coming weekend come hang out at the Troubadour Wine Bar for our new album launch on Sunday 3rd Nov @ 9:45pm. 

Produced by Brian Baker (Gradual) at ‘The Bakery’ in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne. All the tracks have Australian connections, either about Australia, written in Australia, or have connections to things and people Sammy and Kylie know in Australia.  Special guests include multi-instrumentalist/producer Brian Baker, Kj McEvoy (The Remedy Club,IRE), Tim Cotterell (The Electrics,UK) and Rich Davies (The Low Road,AU). 

The first single from the album, ‘WIRADJURI’ is about the true story of the Aboriginal heroes of Gundagai who rescued people during Australia’s worst natural disaster in 1852 when the Murrumbidgee River flooded. 

Lyrics and stories can be found on our MUSIC page  and BANDCAMP

One month to go Down Unda! 

Cooee from Sydney...where we are impatiently waiting for our new album "The Australian Sessions" to arrive via courier this week instead of last!

Australia you are lovely, had a great tour so far, and had a brilliant time in the studio with the talented Brian Baker in September.

We loved the process, the craic and sweet time in the beautiful Dandenongs! Thank you mate! Its a rockin', nicely crafted stable of great tracks and we are excited to share it with you all! Holler back for hard copies we will plan to ultimately make them available on our site here but that will take some time - being on the road makes for challenges and we are techno-dummies ;)

Meanwhile we will get tracks, album info and back stories on songs all up on Bandcamp asap!

See you soon Wollongong, Kangaroo Valley FF, Stroud and Newcastle!

If you can make it to Maldon Folk Festival Nov 1-4, we are launching the album there!

Come for the craic!!

Slainte!

 

The Australian Sessions 

G'day from Adelaide! 

Rehearsing and gearing up for a cracking next couple of months. Dates are being added to our tour schedule, meanwhile all systems go on our upcoming new CD 'The Australian Sessions'  being produced by Brian Baker in early September. All of the songs will have an Aussie connection and we look forward to showing off the marvellous artwork by the talented Tracey Roberts. Check out her art and upcoming live shows in SA and the eastern states! 

We hope to have hard copies available as early as October and will have an album launch at Maldon Folk Festival in November!

Here's to the craic! Slainte!

Hot USA summer last week, Cold Aussie here we come!! 

Fab USA tour!  Thanks to everyone who hosted, supported, listened and loved on us - we are grateful, and as we keep saying...it takes a tribe/clan and we couldn't do this without all of you!

Busy week ahead here in Wexford as we unpack, re-pack, stop for a second, re-hearse new material and get ready for a ripper 10 weeks Down Under!

The tour starts in earnest in mid September after we spend a few days in the Victorian Dandenongs recording our "Australian Sessions" with the wonderful Brian Baker!  We then head to the Yass Irish & Celtic Musical Festival for some good craic!!  From there to Canberra, and surrounds!

October will find us around NSW including the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival.

Looking forward to returning to the Maldon Folk Festival in November. Check out our SHOWS page for all dates and details!

See you soon Australia!

 

USA here we come! 

Happy 4th of July to all our USA peeps!

We are gearing up to hit this beautiful land from Utah to Georgia and back over the next 6 weeks! Hope to see you at one of our SHOWS!

Dates are still being added, and details going up as we travel! We've got some sneak peaks to share off our upcoming Australian Sessions album due out in Oz this September! 

See you soon! 

Slainte!

Thankyou UK!  

Heading for Irish Ferries in Wales and chatting with Mayfair Lane about this last 3 weeks. Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales, you rock and we thank you! Beautiful audiences and great craic! Now for some catch up on work at home for a short week, then off we go! Check our SHOWS page for upcoming dates. Slainte folks! 

Latest News!  

Cooee!

Bookings are happening down under as we plan our Australian Tour Sep - Nov 2019!   We are grateful and excited to be invited  again to Maldon (VIC) Folk Festival, and now also Yass Irish & Celtic Festival  and Kangaroo Valley FF in September and October! Bring it ON!  Not to mention we'll be armed with a brand new Australian Sessions album produced by the brilliant Brian Baker @ The Bakery, Olinda VIC!

Stay tuned for more, meanwhile dates are firming up for the USA June-Aug.  We look set to get across the country to Georgia and back to Utah via MS and our first Texas date! Wuhoo!!

See you next month UK!!

Slainte folks!

Springtime in Wexford 

Brilliant tour in Switzerland and Germany earlier this month! We are grateful for dear friends and supporters in these gorgeous places! Thankyou!

Both albums of Sammy's latest project  Worship Like A Celt are selling. "Breathe" is a Celtic fusion of loops, samples and electronic dubstep beats that is celebrational  and dance-worthy! Available in hard copy as well as digitally on BANDCAMP.

Now back in Gorey for another month - our 'home' time this year! Sammy is busy with his children's book, Tours are being booked and new material being worked on daily for our Australian Sessions album and we are so excited to have the stellar talents of Melbourne producer Brian Baker at the helm! We will be in Australia late August - November this year!

Hitting the road May 30 with Mayfair Lane from Australia. Rhys and Esther Duursma are making waves everywhere they go. Their melodic, toe-tapping tunes and thoughtful lyrics will delight and win Irish/UK fans a plenty! Get to a show near you! 

2019 here we come!  

Happy January from Camp Horner! We are heading to Pennsylvania over the next 12 days and looking forward to playing in some of our fave PA venues for the first time in 2 years!

February will find us training and teaching TRADE-OFF projects in Mae Sot.  Here's a link to what our friends  The Charis Project do there.

Bookings are in earnest for tours stretching from late March to November in Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, UK, USA and Australia! 

Stay tuned, dates are firming up and we are thrilled to be accompanied on our UK/Ireland leg by Australian duo Mayfair Lane.

Check them out, you will love them!  Click HERE.

Peace out!

 

 

Thank you for a great 2018!! 

Whew! It was a belter year and we couldn't have done any of it without the many of you who help make it happen!!

As 2018 draws to a close, we are mindful of the support, friendship and love that enables us Horners to do all that we do. Thank you!   For listening, for sharing, for buying, for extending yourselves to us...for supporting live music, the arts, the creatives, the troubadours...for helping us make a difference, for helping spread light and love.  We are grateful and humbled and ready to work hard for another year. 

May 2019 find our paths meeting on the road, and may there be joy in the journey.

With every blessing.

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Contact us for more information about our 2018 Celticana tour. Dates for our tours in Australia and China will post soon!

Previous events

Date Event Location
The Sweet Sorrows The Australian Sessions @Fergs, Cumberland Pk, SA The Australian Sessions @Fergs, Cumberland Pk, SA
 —  — Maldon Folk Festival Maldon, VIC Maldon, VIC
The Sweet Sorrows Glenrowan, VIC Glenrowan, VIC
 —  — The Sweet Sorrows in The Park Gregson Park, Hamilton NSW 2303, (Newcastle) Gregson Park, Hamilton NSW 2303, (Newcastle)
The Sweet Sorrows Hamilton Baptist, Hamilton NSW 2303 Hamilton Baptist, Hamilton NSW 2303
The Sweet Sorrows Stroud Baptist Church, Stroud NSW 2425, Australia Stroud Baptist Church, Stroud NSW 2425, Australia
 —  — Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival Kangaroo Valley, NSW Kangaroo Valley, NSW
The Sweet Sorrows Southern Illawarra C.O.C., Albion Pk, NSW Southern Illawarra C.O.C., Albion Pk, NSW
The Sweet Sorrows New Day, Wollongong, NSW New Day, Wollongong, NSW
The Sweet Sorrows New Day Auditorium, Wollongong, NSW New Day Auditorium, Wollongong, NSW
The Sweet Sorrows @ Illawarra Folk Club Wollongong City Diggers Club, Wollongong NSW 2500 Wollongong City Diggers Club, Wollongong NSW 2500
The Sweet Sorrows Holy Trinity, Wentworth Falls, NSW Holy Trinity, Wentworth Falls, NSW
The Sweet Sorrows Nethercote Hall, Nethercote, NSW Nethercote Hall, Nethercote, NSW
The Sweet Sorrows Vine, Yass, NSW Vine, Yass, NSW
The Sweet Sorrows Yass Vine, Yass, NSW Yass Vine, Yass, NSW
The Sweet Sorrows The Empire Hotel, Young, NSW 2594 Australia The Empire Hotel, Young, NSW 2594 Australia
The Sweet Sorrows Gilmore Primary School , Gilmore ACT 2905 Gilmore Primary School , Gilmore ACT 2905
The Sweet Sorrows Mosaic Evatt, Evatt, ACT Mosaic Evatt, Evatt, ACT
The Sweet Sorrows w Sophie Rainbow Hughes Baptist, Hughes, ACT Hughes Baptist, Hughes, ACT
SPIRE Conference Mosaic Page, Page, ACT Mosaic Page, Page, ACT