Australian singer and musician Gurrumul has cancelled his forthcoming European performances due to ill health.
The news was announced via his website www.gurrumul.com:
"Due to ongoing health issues Gurrumul has had to cancel his July European tour. He is currently in the care of his immediate family."
Having recently performed at HM Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee concert, the shy and blind singer Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was due to return to Europe for the following run of festival shows:
July 13 Riddu Riddu Festival, Kajford, Norway
July 15 Sommarscen, Malmo, Sweden
July 21 BT River of Music, Greenwich, London, UK
July 22 La Mar Du Musicas Festival, Plaza del Ayuntamiento, nr Alicante,
July 24 Blue Balls Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland
July 26 FMM Sines, Lisbon, Portugal
July 28 WOMAD, Charlton Park, UK
Here is a sample of his work, please listen and enjoy!
Image by Greg Neate [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons