Armidale NSW, Australia

The "Parson & The Peas " is a folk/Celtic duo located in the New England region of New South Wales, in the little town of Armidale. They perform a combination of traditional music along with their own compositions by Paul Michael 'Chuck' Brown at local markets and venues. The duo is available for hire for weddings, dinner parties, garden parties or any event/venue where ambient background music is required. Contact the duo today if you are interested in putting a unique stamp on your event!

Performing at:

  • High Country Markets (Uralla Showground) - 9:00am to 12:00pm Sunday October 6th 2024

Performed at:

2024 -

  • High Country Markets (Uralla Showground) - 9:00am to 12:00pm Sunday April 7th 2024
  • "The day started out quite bleak & miserable following rain overnight, but gradually the clouds began to clear and a glorious Autumn morning rose over Uralla. It turned out to be another great day, with vibrant crowds (and dogs) soaking up the community atmosphere at the Uralla Country Markets. Thanks to all those who attended!"

  • Armidale Farmers Market (Curtis Park) - 9:30am to 11:30pm Sunday March 10th 2024
  • "It has been nearly 12 months since we cut out teeth at our very first gig at the Armidale Farmers Market! It was another difficult day, exposed to the wind and the rain! The members of The Parson & The Peas have decided not to play at these markets again unless better protection can be provided and artist fees are increased to a reasonable level. Thank you to the generous & appreciative support of the public!!"

  • High Country Markets (Uralla Showground) - 9:00am to 12:00pm Sunday January 7th2024
  • "Unfortunately this performance was cancelled due to a double booking."

2023 -

  • Black Gully Festival (NERAM, Armidale) - 11.20am to 12.00pm Saturday November 11th 2023
  • "It was a pleasant enough location in the courtyard of NERAM Cafe. Unfortunately, most of the festival goers didn't seem to know anything was happening outside of the main stage area. The main people listening were members of other bands."

  • High Country Markets (Uralla Showground) - 9:00am to 12:00pm Sunday November 5th 2023
  • "We all chanced the weather on Sunday, and aren't we all glad we did! It was a great day with a large crowd and a very pleasant atmosphere. We can say that this market has quickly become our favourite venue to perform, with an appreciative and welcoming crowd! Looking forward to our next gig at the Black Gully Festival on Saturday the 11th of November starting our performance at 11:20am."

  • Armidale Markets in the Mall (Armidale Mall) - 9:30am to 12:30pm Sunday October 29th 2023
  • "Finally, we had the opportunity to play in front of the Markets in the Mall on the main stage. It took some getting used to the noise and the busy crowd, but we had a great time! Hope to see you all again soon!!"

  • High Country Markets (Uralla Showground) - 9:00am to 12:00pm Sunday September 3rd 2023
  • "We had another great day playing our Celtic music for the lovely people at Uralla Markets this morning. A good crowd was present, with very nice spring weather for the occasion."

  • Sunday Market Concerts (Armidale Uniting Church) - Sunday August 27th 12:30 to 1:00pm 2023
  • "Thank you to the large & appreciative crowd who attended the Sunday Market Concert at the Uniting Church! It was nice to be able to play without the hinderance of wind, which generally does not work well with wind instruments.

  • High Country Markets (Uralla Showground) - 9:00am to 12:00pm Sunday June 4th 2023
  • "The Uralla Markets had a great 'vibe' with lots of stalls and people. The protection from the wind by the walled marque was a great help. Our music went across very well! Thank you for inviting us to play ~ see you again in September!

  • Armidale Farmers Market (Curtis Park) - Sunday April 9th 9:30am - 11:30am 2023
  • "It was a trying day, with perhaps the most difficult windy conditions for wind instruments."

Our current preliminary recordings can be found on:

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The Parson & The Peas - "Finding Sharon"

Finding Sharon is an original three part composition by Paul Michael 'Chuck' Brown ~ © 2023

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