Brisbane folk and jazz star to perform at Bribie

Published 4:00pm 20 February 2024

Brisbane folk and jazz star to perform at Bribie
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Music lovers will have the chance to enjoy a night of traditional folk music and jazz when Brisbane singer/songwriter Sue Wighton performs at Bribie Island Community Arts Centre next month.

With her guitar in tow, Sue will play hit songs by her favourite female artists as well as original lyrics during her ‘Songbird’ concert on March 8.

“It will just be me and my guitar playing a number of songs by some of my favourite female artists including Joan Baez, Judy Collins, the Roche Sisters, Linda Ronstadt, Janis Ian and more,” Sue says.

“I also really like Kate Rusby because she sings some beautiful folk songs, as well as Eva Cassidy, who had the most beautiful voice and songs. Sadly, she died at a really young age.

“One song that I will sing is Blue Bayou by Linda Ronstadt. Joni Mitchell and Judy Collins sang that song as well, so a lot of people know it.

“I have a huge list of songs and the trick for me is to narrow it down and choose the songs that I love to sing and what I think the audience will enjoy.”

This will be the second time Sue has appeared at the arts centre.

“I have always loved visiting Bribie, so to be able to play at such a beautiful space like the arts centre is amazing,” Sue says.

“I performed there for the first-time last year. It was a fun event, and everyone enjoyed themselves.

“I hope at my next concert I will see some of the same people who came last time, as well as some new faces.

“If you are someone that enjoys songs with meaning, then I hope to see you there.

“There will also be a few laughs because I like to share some jokes in between songs as well.”

About Sue Wighton

Sue is a highly regarded singer/songwriter/guitarist from Brisbane with a wealth of musical experience from her time at the iconic Folk Centre to the Brisbane Jazz Club.

Her strong, heartfelt vocal style allows her to transition between folk music to jazz and back again easily. 

Sue loves to play solo as well as with her all-female band the Margaritas.

She has also performed and been an MC at Brisbane Unplugged Gigs, which is held every Tuesday night at the New Farm Bowls Club.

In addition to singing covers, Sue also writes her own songs.

Her daughter Katie Wighton is also a singer/songwriter/guitarist and a member of the ARIA award-winning folk quartet All Our Exes Live in Texas.


Sue Wighton will be performing at the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre at 6pm on Friday, March 8.

Tickets are $21 each and include bubbles and nibbles.

To reserve your seat, phone the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre on 3408 9288 or visit the website.

The Bribie Island Community Arts Centre is located at 191 Sunderland Dr, Banksia Beach.


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