FOLK CLUB NEWS
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| Brisbane Unplugged Gigs - BUg
| Red Hill Folk
| Folk Redlands |
For information on any of these performers or information about the BUg, visit www.brisbaneunpluggedgigs.org and if registered with Facebook, please 'Like' our page the BUg - Brisbane Unplugged Folk/Acoustic Music Night. Each Tuesday the BUg begins with three blackboard spots at 7:30. Join in and be mixed by Brisbane's best acoustic sound-man, Mark Smith.
MARCH at the BUg
Mar 3 - Sian Evans: A multi talented musician
and fabulous singer/songwriter who has won numerous awards over the many years that she has been
performing. We welcome Sian back to the BUg stage.
Mar 10 - Mark Ziza: Independent soloist,
guitarist and singer/songwriter playing Delta Blues sounds to the quirks of a Tom Waits swing tune,
Mark will astound the audience with his masterful guitar playing and performance.
Mar 17 - Ceol Rua:
(Irish for red-headed music) play high-level Celtic instrumental music (mainly Irish but also Scottish,
French and Spanish), and sing Irish, Aussie and American trad songs. Ceol Rua are: Davydd: fiddle,
guitar, vocals; Simon: wooden flute, Concertina, guitar, vocals; Chris: Irish and small
pipes, wooden flute. A great way to celebrate this years St. Patricks Day.
Mar 24 - Dog Watch: Dog Watch is a family affair:
brother and sister singer-songwriters Luan and Andrea Baldwin, Luan's son Lachlan Baldwin,
and assorted other Baldwins as the mood takes them. As might be expected with such a nautical name, Dog Watch
mostly sing about the sea. Both Luan and Andrea are keen seafarers, and dedicated wordsmiths who honour
the traditions of story-telling. Their songs canvass genres from folk to blues to (almost) country,
encompassing ballads and anthems, shanties and love songs. Between them the band members play far too
many instruments, but make gallant efforts to play them one at a time...
Mar 31 - Hailey Calvert: We welcome Hailey
back to the BUg stage with her rich voice and fluid guitar style she has gained a solid following
throughout Australia, London, Ireland and the U.S.
STARTING TIME: 7.30pm
A small door charge of $8/$5 conc. Donations for costs welcome. Intimate surroundings, with open grounds outside; meals, licensed, tea/coffee.
FORMAT FOR the BUg:
A blackboard segment from 7.30-8.15 pm, of three blackboard acts, of 10 minutes each, (up to 3 songs or one long song). Simply arrive with your instrument and put your name on the Blackboard. First in best dressed. BUg audiences are very encouraging toward new acts.
The first booked act at about: 8.15pm to 9.00pm. A short break of 15 minutes
follows, time to mingle and perhaps step outside for a breath of air.
Info: Dick Halligan web www.brisbaneunpluggedgigs.org
NEW TIMES FOR 2015: Folk Redlands concerts will be changing event times in 2015. Free concerts will be held every third Sunday of the month 1-4pm. Concerts will begin with blackboard performers – Come on down…we want to hear you!
March 15th Mark Ziza: After being told "guitar is easy, it's only the first twenty years that's hard", Mark Ziza, has since proudly told his father "I'm getting paid to do this stuff now". Mark performs original music and covers with a style described as "off the mainstream altogether". From Delta Blues sounds to Tom Waits, Mark's quirky songs and fine vocabulary of guitar techniques will intrigue and delight. Website: www.markziza.com
Ann Leung - Publicity
Folk Redlands meets 3rd Sundays, Blackboard session from 2pm.
Join the Folk Redlands community at our website and sign up for email updates:
ACOUSTIC HARVEST returns to BAY FM Radio every other THURSDAY Night 8-10pm. Hosted by Colin Nightingale & Jan Nary. COLIN NIGHTINGALE will be interviewing musicians on air. If you are interested contact Colin If any musicians would like airplay send your CD to Colin.
Details under Acoustic Harvest at the Folk Redlands website
Every night at Red Hill Folk is packed with talent from our many fine regular & guest performers. If you plan to perform, please arrive early!
For more information, ring Anne 07-3366-2248.
~ FOLK BLUES & BEYOND ~
at the UPFRONT CLUB, Maple Street, MALENY
Ian Dearden will be entertaining the crowd at FB&B on 7th March 2015. Most of you will be familiar with Ian, who has been a stalwart of the Queensland folkie scene for many many years. Ian has recently released his debut album, appropriately titled, What Took You So Long. Ian's amiable stage presence and engaging folk-based original songs will be bound to enthral the audience at the Upfront Club in Maleny. Ian will be supported by an array of backboard artists.
Folk Blues & Beyond is held at the UpFront
Club 31 Maple Street, Maleny.
It is recommended you book an inside table by calling the UpFront club on 07-5494-2592
Please if you’d like to do a floor spot or require information.
We welcome all musicians poets, jugglers and jesters to perform a short set
GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINS MUSICIANS' CLUB
This Club was formed in response to a need for local musicians to publicly perform, meet their peers and develop their skills as musicians in a friendly non-competitive environment.
The Musos is pleased to announce some changes to our sessions to welcome in a late new year. From February we will be starting a new session at Wild Rocket @ Misty's in Montville, (142 Main St, Montville) on the first and third Thursday from 6.30 to 9.30pm. We will still be at Eudlo on the first Sunday afternoon but will now be at our Glasshouse Coffee Gardens on the third Sunday afternoon only. We're hoping the days will be easy to remember: the first & third Thursday and Sunday!
We've been keen to start a mid week evening session as we know that suits a lot of people, so it was a matter of finding a venue, and we have found a fantastic one. It is an a la carte restaurant that serves wonderful food, has a good bar and an outdoor undercover space that will sit 100 www.wildrocketfood.com.au
Peter and Belinda at Wild Rocket are keen to encourage regulars to our sessions and will provide very reasonably priced meals on the Thursday including a range of delicious gourmet burgers. We're sure it is going to prove very popular, especially with Musos from the Nambour, Palmwoods, Landsborough and Maleny areas, all of whom are only a short drive away.
Our themes are a fun item and inspire people to try something new so we are continuing with those.
What about this for the coming months: 2015
February: With Valentine'e Day a feature of the month we thought that songs of intimacy was a suitable theme. There is certainly enough love songs out there -- surely at least one in every singer's repertoire!
March: Eric Clapton was born in March and is 70 this year. It has got to be an Eric Clapton month! He has written many great songs and played with so many fantastic musicians over the years, it would be hard not to find something that fitted with Eric.
April: What about covers but with an original quality? Most of us enjoy messing with someone else's song, making it one of our own. Others amongst us just can't sing it anything like the original anyway so it sounds like one of ours! Of course you don't have to go as far as the infamous Stairway to Heaven sessions, (though I reckon my swing version of that one wasn't too bad).
May: Bob Dylan is a May baby and everyone loves to air a song or two of Bob's. He is 74 this year so not a special one for him, but his influence remains enormous, so a Bob Dylan month is always a popular idea.
And, as is always the case, our themes are only there for those for those who want to latch onto them - we welcome anything at the Musos! (When was the last time you heard a good CJ Dennis poem live? I enjoyed immensely Martin Pearson performing an extract from the Sentimental Bloke at Woodford this year. Poets welcome at the Musos!)
Please note that if you're coming from further afield and would like to negotiate a longer set, just get in touch with me and I'll happily look at it and promote your appearance. And as always if you want to book a time to play, just send me an email.
We provide good quality sound for the artists, and encourage all styles of music, but folk, blues and country are very popular amongst our group. We also generally have a Musos House band of some form for artists who'd like backing.
We meet on the First Sundays blackboard sessions at the Eudlo Hall, 19 Rosebed st, Eudlo. 1-4pm
On First and Third Thursdays at Wild Rocket @ Misty's in Montville, (142 Main St, Montville) from 6.30 to 9.30pm.
On 3rd Sundaysat the Coffee and Tea Merchants, 1094 Steve Irwin Way, Glasshouse Mtns from 1 - 4pm
Contact Michael: or
to go on our emailing list for a weekly review of the
last week's session. Join our group:
See website: www.glasshousemusos.com.au
SOUNDS ORIGINAL - Music Club Capalaba
Meets 4th Sunday of each month. FREE entry. See Calendar.
Sounds Original is an exciting music organisation designed to encourage songwriters to share their creative sounds, express themselves and learn the art of performing in front of an appreciative audience. All genres of music and performers of all ages are welcome to showcase their talent.
Musicians interested in performing at Sounds Original concerts are asked to register before the event: ph: Aislinn 0428-191-986 or visit www.myspace.com/soundsoriginal
Be in the audience to hear original music performed by our very own local artists.
Venue: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd. Capalaba
FICKLE FOLK CLUB
1st Saturday of each month, 2 to 5pm
Mary’s Commercial Hotel, 124 Cunningham Street, Dalby Qld
All acoustic, All genres, All singers, All musicians, All music lovers, All ages, All welcome
Find our Fickle Folk group on Facebook, Website ?
, Phone Pam 07-4663-2184
Venue kindly provided by www.maryscommercialhotel.com.au
Listen in Thursday morning from 9am to 1pm for Fickle Folk Radio on 4DDD www.westregionradio.com
where local musicians, poets and story tellers are encouraged to submit their recordings for airplay.
ST JAMES INFOLKERY
St James Infolkery is usually held on the Second Wednesday of the month in St James Church Rectory Hall in Toowoomba. Gold coin entry, bring a plate. 7-10pm (doors open 6pm).
Each month numbers have increased, and each month has
been different mostly because of who shows up. The format remains the same:
If you fancy coming from further afield than the Darling Downs, there are plenty of people who have spare beds. Bring your voices, instruments, a plate, and for a gold coin, you too can get down to St James Infolkery.
Many thanks to Ryk Rostron and Alan Mackey for running a grassroots venue that recharges the folkie batteries.
St James Church Rectory Hall, 145 Mort Street, Toowoomba. (cnr Russell Street)
The good old blackboard (6 spots of 20 minutes), with acoustic, unplugged, warm and fuzzy ambience PLUS ... a friendly jam before and after the "blackboard", so make sure you come on down and join the fun. 7-10pm (doors open 6pm).
or ph: Ryk 0418 611 446 or Alan 0422 467 108
WARWICK FOLK CLUB
Warwick is a pleasant 2 hour drive from Brisbane and if anyone would like to bring instruments and voices and overnight on a Wednesday, O'Mahony's have bags of accommodation at very reasonable rates.
EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING FROM 7:30pm
Venue: O'Mahony's Heritage Hotel, 35 Grafton St, Warwick. Small charge to cover costs.
More info Bob Townshend 07 4685 2072 or 0413 332 536
TOOWOOMBA FOLK CLUB
Last Saturday Acoustic Folk Afternoon Founded as the
Quart Pot Folk Club (Inc) 19 March 1974
Info Pat 0423-345-507 or
Blackboard format. Last Saturday each month - 3-6pm excluding December.
- at the SETTLERS INN cnr James & Ruthven Streets, Toowoomba.
Enjoy a Meal from 6pm at the Settlers 07-4632-3634
Toowoomba Folk Club - music of the people by the people for the people
COOWONGA FOLK CLUB
We haunt the Cawarral and Rockhampton area. If any members of your group are in the area when we have an event they are welcome to drop in.
Our website - www.coowongafolkclub.com Here you will find info on upcoming events.