TOP ACT: Local Ipswich entertainer Pixie Jenkins, the Fiddlin Firecracker, will perform at Studio 188 this weekend.
TOP ACT: Local Ipswich entertainer Pixie Jenkins, the Fiddlin Firecracker, will perform at Studio 188 this weekend. Contributed

Famous fiddler on stage in hometown

IPSWICH musician Pixie Jenkins has made a name for himself as 'The Fiddlin' Firecracker' and for good reason.

The 56-year-old entertainer's brilliant fiddle-playing, coupled with his amazing energy, storytelling and humour, has made him one of the most recognised faces in the industry.

Arguably one of the top fiddlers in Australia, he is best known for his long musical association with legend John Williamson and his stage performances across the country.

His 30-year career has seen him receive five Golden Guitar awards as well as a lifetime achievement award at the Tamworth Country Music Awards.

Pixie is now set to bring his acclaimed music and comedy show to his hometown with a performance this Sunday at Ipswich's Studio 188.

The event promises to be a roller-coaster ride through past and present Australian country music with a mix of entertaining songs and stories.

Joining Pixie on stage as a special guest will be performance poet and storyteller Manfred Vijars, a multi-award-winning bush poet and president of the Australian Bush Poets' Association.

Vijars' poems and stories reflect insight, sensitivity and humour.

The show will begin at 2pm this Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 per person.

For more information or to book, phone 0411 160 510.



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