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Thursday, April 28, 2022


(Above: Tracing Circles: Patrick Austin, Skippy Kubheka & Dev Van Rensburg)

The next Music in the Hills (MiTH) programme at the Knoll Historic Guest Farm takes place on May 4, 2022. The programme features Tracing Circles, Rhiannon Reid and Ilan Lax with Brian Bedingfield and Roly Struckmeyer

21h00: Tracing Circles

Tracing Circles is a local trio hailing from Good ol' Maritzburg. They have been rocking stages like Post Postino, the Vern, Crusaders, and Robson’s to name a few. They have also played a few festivals like Seeweed, debuted at Splashy Fen, and tore down the Tanglewood Festival. They are definitely a band worth listening to. From the back, we have the thunderous but laidback drummer, Patrick Austin, who will keep those feet tapping. On bass, we have the beautiful but deadly Dev Van Rensburg, who will keep the grooves flowing. And on the frontlines, we have Skippy Kubheka on guitar and vocals, who will get the good people rocking out and off their seats. Tracing Circles is definitely looking forward to coming back home to MiTH and sharing the stage with the other great artists.


20h00: Rhiannon Reid

Well known to MiTH from performing with the Reid Family Band, Rhiannon Reed is a local musician, and now a published author. Previously a student of Kech Sanchez, and a singer in the Howick High School band, she has honed her skills on guitar and vocals over the years. For this event she will be accompanied by her dad, Vince, who has had an interest in music from a young age and is mainly self-taught. He plays keyboard, guitar, and recently, tin whistle.


19h00: Ilan Lax with Brian Bedingfield & Roly Struckmeyer

Ilan Lax has graced the Maritzburg and KZN music scene since the 80’s with his soulful and poetic songs that reflect the many facets and interests of his life – love and family, law and nature, and the world in general. Lax is joined for this set of his original songs and a few favourite covers by Pietermaritzburg legends: multi-instrumentalist Brian Bedingfield on guitar, banjo and mandolin, and Roly Struckmeyer on bass. These guys are having fun working together and will be a pleasure to listen to.


MiTH takes place every second Wednesday at The Knoll Historic Guest Farm, Knoll Drive in Hilton. Doors open at 18h00 and the music starts at 19h00. Entrance is R50, payable at the door with cash or Zapper. Bring your own booze. Food and soft drinks are available for sale.

All Covid-19 Protocols Observed. For more information contact 082 331 7271.

Arguably the KZN Midlands’ best-loved music venue, Music in The Hills (MiTH) is an opportunity for beginners, professionals, and passionate music fans to share the joy of music at The Knoll Historic Guest Farm. Visit for more details and directions. Musicians can contact for slots.


DIRECTIONS TO MiTH: Take the N3 to Hilton, take the Hilton turnoff and go South into the Village (away from Hilton College). Travel 5,2km along Hilton Avenue (past two sets of traffic lights and Crossways Pub) and keep going straight as Hilton Avenue turns into Dennis Shepstone Drive. At the 5,2km mark, Knoll Drive will be on your right – the entrance to MiTH is the second entrance on your left into The Knoll Historic Guest Farm.