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Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Singer-songwriter/guitarist Fiona Tozer and legendary fiddle player Anton Cawthorn-Blazeby will perform at Emoyeni Lodge, Camperdown on July 24.

Drawing on their extensive experiences in folk, rock, jazz and classical music, these Durban musicians, well-known in their own right, combine their talents to create a new and excitingly eclectic sound. They play their own compositions, with Anton’s violin providing the exuberant element of Irish melody, and Fiona contributing contemporary songs with insightful lyrics and tight guitar work.

Fiona Tozer started her musical career as a self-taught singer and guitarist. She has travelled widely, performing with musicians from all over the world and developing a unique personal style of songwriting. Her songs vary from contemporary folk melodies for solo voice and guitar to arrangements for acoustic rock and, more recently, the addition of other instruments. Her lyrics comment on different aspects of the human condition, with empathy and sometimes satirical humour. Fiona's music has evolved, changing to meet and challenge her capabilities for song writing and she is constantly trying to expand her horizons to find new ways of expressing new ideas. More information on her website at

Anton Cawthorn-Blazeby was a member of Landscape Prayers for nine years releasing four acclaimed albums. Since 2003 he has freelanced, working with a number of different projects and artists, playing all genres from folk and blues to rock and jazz. He has also worked as concert master for the Durban City Orchestra and has performed with the KZNPO. He currently works with his band Celtis playing traditional and contemporary Irish music.

The performance at Emoyeni Lodge starts at 12h30 on July 24. Relax in country atmosphere, good food, great music and cash bar. R120 includes a three course meal (R30 music only). Booking essential on 031 785 1740, or email (music enquiries on 072 822 7988). Emoyeni Lodge is on District Road 113, Camperdown, within easy reach of the N3 and 40 minutes from Durban. Directions and map at