Carly Wilding and Kylie Morrigan are a folk-fusion duo based in bayside Naarm (Melbourne). They bring together Carly’s extensive theatre and music background and Kylie’s classical and contemporary musical background and merge into a slightly mystical, slightly Celtic, slightly gothic and unique blending of voice and multi-instrumentation with all original songs.
With harp, violin, guitar, voice and live-looping, Morrigan & Wilding transport you with their experiential and story-oriented music.
“…lilting folk-like subtlety and stunning harmonies that blend effortlessly." Heather Bloom, Australian Stage
After performing in their original new theatre show Bumbles & Moz in 2021, Carly and Kylie continue to extend their shared repertoire and creative partnership, collaborating on feature films and other theatrical pieces together, as well as extending the range of their original music with live looping and storytelling. Alongside their work together in Morrigan & Wilding, Carly & Kylie perform in 3x GreenRoom Award Nominated folk musical Voyage. They also improvise live scores for Soothplayers: Completely Improvised Shakespeare in the comedy and fringe festival circuits, and collaborated on feature film Love's Bitter Mystery - directed by Carly and scored by Kylie.
Melbourne based violinist, Kylie Morrigan, began her music training early (age 3) as a classical violinist. After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts, she played in Orchestra Victoria and various freelance orchestras before retiring to raise and homeschool her 4 children. Kylie has since returned to the world of music performance enjoying a range of playing styles including electro swing, folk and contemporary classical. She currently performs and records amidst a healthy national and international touring schedule with Formidable Vegetable, The Simon Kerr Perspective, artist Mal Webb, electronic artist ‘Spoonbill’ and the Ad Hoc Music Collective. In 2021, Kylie performed in new Australian musical Voyage in it's Victorian tour, ending in a two-week season at fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne.
Carly Wilding is an Actor, Singer/Musician and Writer based in St Kilda. A graduate of the Bachelor of Arts, Acting course in Ballarat, Carly has gone on to work professionally in theatre, on TV and in commercials and voice over. Carly's theatre credits include The Good Girl in Voyage - a New Australian Musical, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Head Chief Rabbit/Musical Director in Wind in the Willows, Duchess in Alice in Wonderland (Australian Shakespeare Company), Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, Miranda in The Tempest (Melbourne Shakespeare Company.)
Carly recently directed Love's Bitter Mystery, a feature film for Bloomsday in Melbourne, and wrote/directed/co-starred in "Caba-play" Bumbles & Moz at The Butterfly Club.
Completely Improvised Shakespeare
Carly & Kylie improvise accompaniment with acclaimed comedy troupe, Soothplayers! The Soothplayers improvise a whole (never-before-seen) Shakespeare play, and we accompany them on harp and violin - totally improvised!
The Good Girl Song Project
Carly & Kylie met performing in new Australian musical, Voyage (Written by Helen Begley) in which Carly was a lead actor /singer and Kylie played violin. Voyage toured Victoria in 2021, landing in an acclaimed theatre season at fortyfivedownstairs. There will be upcoming performances of Voyage, both in it's full theatrical incarnation, and in music-only form at The National Folk Festival, 2022.
Bumbles & Moz
@The Butterfly Club, Nov 2021
Bumbles & Moz (written by Carly Wilding) was performed in November 2021 at The Butterfly Club, Melbourne. The 1-hour "Caba-play" features original music from Morrigan & Wilding, and is a hilarious and heartwarming story of female friendship.
Love's Bitter Mystery (Feature Film)
Bloomsday in Melbourne
In January 2022, Carly directed the feature film Love's Bitter Mystery - an immersive theatrical film for Bloomsday in Melbourne. Currently in post-production and due to be released in the coming months, Kylie will be contributing beautiful musical underscore. The film will soon be available on Scene - a streaming service for independent Melbourne Theatre & Film.