A life in song and Narrative

Marjorie Gadd has been a long term member of the musical ensemble Silkweed.

Slikweed specialises in presenting themes and stories of historical and social significance using music and multi-media productions with visual and theatrical.

Their show, Maria Island of Dreams, received great public and critical acclaim for its informative moving tribute to Maria Island a beautiful Island off Tasmania's East Coast.

Marjorie and Silkweed are currnetly writing the script and music for a new show based on the life of Lady Franklin. Lady Franklin, was an extraordinary 19th century Lady. In her time in Van Dieman's Land/Tasmania as wife of the Governor Sir John Franklin, Lady Jane Franklin transformed the island, its culture and influenced the aspirations and the well being  of its population.

Band hire

  • Tasmanian Heritage Fiddle Ensemble +

    This group is a large, fiddle-based community orchestra. With up to 20 fiddles, and several mandolins, guitars, accordians and cellos Read More
  • Steve and Marjorie Gadd +

    Steve Gadd Solo finger-style guitar Beautiful guitar in the styles of Leo Kotke, Tommy Emmanuel but also flamenco, celtic and Read More
  • Button Grass Serenade +

    Button Grass Serenade was previously known as Slap Dash with name being changed after some changes in the lineup. The Read More
  • As the Crow Flies +

    As The Crow Flies are a red hot three fiddle outfit backed by Double Bass and swinging guitar.Their music draws Read More
  • Czardas +

    Czardas are Erin Collins, vocals and accordion, Steve Gadd, guitar and Marjorie Gadd on fiddle. Steve and Marjorie work as Read More
  • Silkweed +

    ...moving, soulful, hauntingly beautiful Silkweed have established a reputation for their themed performances, whether for a refugee benefit or a Read More
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Shake Sugaree


Shake Sugaree began over a decade ago, when Peter Hicks, vocals, guitars, Dobro, mandolin and blues harp and Steve Gadd, vocal guitars, banjo and ukulele, got together to play a unique local mixture of blues, ragtime, swing and bluegrass music. The original duo took roots music styles and added local and contemporary references and a lot of anarchic whimsy.

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