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Saturday, July 16, 2011


(Miriam “Mim” Erasmus who entertains at Emoyeni’s on July 17)

Miriam’s 40 year career as a folk singer spans the time from the revivalists of the 60s to the present day. Her repertoire reflects her upbringing in the Sussex countryside of the UK, where she learned traditional British folk songs from her grandmother.

Miriam has lived and performed in South Africa since 1977, as well as enjoying an annual tour of the UK (under the name of Miriam Backhouse), where she is affectionately known as the “African Rose”. It is in the singing and performing of traditional songs with her rich, pure voice and finger style guitar playing that she finds a musical ”home”. In 1977, Mother Earth Music released her album Gypsy without a road. This has become a classic and is much prized in the original vinyl. Now available on CD, it is mentioned in Rob Young’s Electric Eden as one of the visionary albums of the folk revival. She has recently released a new album of arranged folk songs with David Etheridge.

Lunch at Emoyeni is from 12h00 on July 17 with the music running from 12h30 to 14h30. The three course Sunday lunch offers seasonal veggies from Emoyeni’s organic garden (vegetarians provided for). R120pp for meal and music (R30 for the music, fresh air and good company). there is a fully licensed cash bar..

Emoyeni Lodge is situated on District Road 113, Camperdown - within easy reach of the N3 and 40 minutes from Durban. Booking essential for meals, call Brenda on 031785 1740, or email or visit For music enquiries call Fiona on 072 822 7988.