Meet Angela Scundi From Castle Gillian – The Musical

We recently caught up with Melbourne-based musical theatre star, Angela Scundi, to ask her what it was like to originate the role of Mary Morris in Castle Gillian – The Musical. See it complete in the video below. Angela has worked extensively across stage and screen in Australia and abroad. Most recently, Angela delighted audiences as …

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The original cast recording of Castle Gillian will be released in the second half of 2022.

The original cast recording of Castle Gillian will be released later this year. Label details are being currently being finalised. The fabulous cast includes some of Australia’s finest musical theatre talent. In alphabetical order they include, Brenda Addie, Zak Brown, Paul Dawber, Mark Dickinson, Adrian Li Donni, Madeleine Featherby, Nigel Huckle, Cameron MacDonald, Jordon Mahar, …

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Ireland’s Distilleries Map

We have had so much fun putting together this interactive map of contemporary Ireland’s ever expanding Whiskey industry. Irish whiskey is one of the fastest growing markets in the world – and for good reason. For a history of how Ireland lost many of its distilleries, check out the article by Maurice Walsh who was …

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Museo de la Canción Yucateca (Museum of the Yucatecan Song)

Located on Calle 57 near Calle 50, the Museo de la Canción Yucateca is one of the great places to visit in Mérida – and fundamentally important as an archive for researching music for The Mapmaker’s Opera! The museum was founded on November 5, 1978, at the initiative of Mrs. Rosario Caceres Baqueiro Chamomile, granddaughter …

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An Introduction To Flamenco Percussion

I thought I would do a quick post on the basics of Flamenco Percussion, as percussion in The Stranger from Seville (adapted from the novel, The Mapmaker’s Opera, by Béa Gonzalez) is an integral element to the sound world we create in the Musical. Contextually, we make use of the flamenco sound world especially in …

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Great Trova Yucateca Musicians #1

I am learning, and writing, about great Trova Yucateca musicians in this next series of posts whilst we are in preparation to record the 10th audio demo for The Mapmaker’s Opera, adapted from the novel by Béa Gonzalez. I’ve gone back to the rich vein of Mexican music that comes from the Yucatán peninsula, as …

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