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Saturday, July 23, 2022

MITH JULY 27, 2022

The next programme at The Knoll Historic Guest Farm at Knoll Drive, Hilton, presented by Music in The Hills (MiTH) takes place on July 27. MiTH offers an opportunity for beginners, professionals, and passionate music fans to share the joy of music at Visit for more details and directions. Musicians can contact for slots.

The programme is as follows:


19h00: Rosie Whitfield

Rosie is a 26 year-old singer, songwriter, and pianist, born and raised in the Midlands of KZN. She began piano at the age of seven and has been composing her own pieces since the age of 12. She identifies as a contemporary folk artist whose work has been influenced by artists like Nora Jones and Celtic Women. She also enjoys putting music to poems like Robert Frost's Stopping by woods on a snowy evening.


20h00: Erin Fourie and Alan Strang

Erin Fourie returns to the MiTH stage, joined by special guest Alan Strang in the latter half of the set. She has been on the Midlands music circuit for almost 20 years and regularly performs around Hilton and Howick with her acoustic folk style which has been likened to Joan Baez, among others. She has performed in numerous cabarets at the Hexagon Dive, was a top 10 SA Idols contestant and even managed to snag a role in The Sound of Music at the Durban Playhouse. In recent years, she has collaborated with several local musicians on various projects and is delighted to showcase her current work with Alan Strang.

Strang has had a strong interest in music throughout his life, particularly in the areas of Scottish and Irish traditional music and folk music. A self-described “late starter” on the music scene, he became actively involved in the Buskers & TJs Acoustic Music clubs in Johannesburg. Principally a singer, he also plays guitar and enjoys creating harmonies with other musicians. In collaborations such as Almost Harmonic and PentUp, he performed at music festivals in the 90s, including Splashy Fen, Four Winds in PE, and Barleycorn in Cape Town. He has recorded and performed often with the Waldorf String Band, latterly becoming a regular member of the band.


21h00: Who Wants To Live Forever

The team that presented the richly-textured Tom Waits 70's retrospective Heart of Saturday Night in 2021 are back with their next big music show, Who Wants to Live Forever.

Music raconteur Rob Boyd leads off with his "tragic young rock stars never die; they live forever" theme, backed up with a powerhouse band comprising Brian Bedingfield, Gareth Barry, Roly Struckmeyer, Paddy Austin and Mark Butler with Kath McClelland on raw and raunchy Joplinesque vocals.

Expect more stunning dancing from dynamic duo Nadja Bartel and Bonwa Mbontsi, and grande dame Dee Bedingfield in a divine character cameo. With script by Rob Boyd, and Paul Spence on show direction, this MiTH headline on July 27 is a tantalizing, mouth-watering taster of the fantastic rock show comin' down the pipeline.


For more information contact 082 331 7271

Entrance R50 - Cash or Zapper at the door

MiTH takes place every second Wednesday at The Knoll Historic Guest Farm, Knoll Drive, Hilton. Doors open at 18h00 and the music will kick off at 19h00. Bring your own booze. Food and soft drinks are available for sale.

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.