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BMB

BRISBANE MUSIC BUREAU


ALASDAIR FRASER & NATALIE HAAS

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The musical partnership between Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland's premier fiddle ambassador, and the highly talented young Californian cellist Natalie Haas has been one of the most exciting developments in Scottish traditional Music. Alasdair has been at the top of Scottish fiddle league for more than 30 years with a long list of awards, accolades, television credits, and feature movie soundtracks (Last of the Mohicans, Titanic). His musical partnership with Natalie, a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, is the fulfilment of a long-standing musical dream for Fraser, whose cutting-edge musical explorations took him full circle to find a cellist who could help him return the cello to its historical role at the rhythmic heart of Scottish dance music.

WHEN: THURSDAY 26 MARCH from 7pm,

WHERE: DANISH CLUB, 36 Austin Street, Newstead

Also a workshop, 27 March, at the Mansfield State High School

BOOKINGS: www.trybooking.com
www.alasdairfraser.com


Also KVONN from the Faroe Is. are returning on APRIL 1!

KVONN - TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC FROM FAROE ISLANDS

kvonn Arelmedia Management and the Brisbane Music Bureau are delighted to present a band from a far corner of the world.

KVONN is a lively five piece from the Faroe Islands that plays traditional and contemporary folk music from Scandinavia.

KVONN's repertoire includes music composed by the band members, as well as traditional tunes and tunes from the 18th century notebook of Faroese musician and scholar Jens Chr. Svabo. Three of the musicians, Sharon Weiss, Ívar Bærentsen and Kristian Blak, are regular members of the international, Faroe-based group Spælimenninir, that since 1977 has toured widely in Europe, the United States, Japan and Australia playing at folk festivals, dances, clubs, and concerts and conducting educational programs in schools and universities.

Since their early teens, both Angelika Nielsen and Mikael Blak have performed often with Spælimenninir, and for the last few years KVONN has existed as a group on its own. The band released CD June 2007.

See Website

THE DANISH CLUB, 36 Austin Street, Newstead QLD.

Wed 1 April from 7.30pm bookings via www.trybooking.com/121289

More info for both events - Contact Mark Cryle Ph 0419669897

- Website: www.brisbanemusicbureau.org

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BUg logo BRISBANE UNPLUGGED (the BUg)

Every Tuesday Night at the New Farm Bowls Club
 
969 Brunswick St New Farm (opposite New Farm Park)

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.
   Sadie and Jay: A 'Curious' Launch. Sadie and Jay will release their debut album tonight with the help of a host of talented musicians including Rebecca Wright, Suzanne Hibbs, Tom Owen (Pixy Tom), Donald McKay and Robbie Stewart.

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.
   The Ewan Mackenzie Quartet: Ewan is a veteran of the Brisbane music scene and though these days he is well known as a Django Reinhardt stylist he has spent large chunks of his career playing a seamless blend of blues, jazz and funk. Tonight he will be joined by old mates Robin Walsh, Mick Thatcher and Chris Harley.

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.
   Aris: A wonderful four piece Celtic band. Mark Dalton, Cameron Whelan, Kateena Ryan and John Groome play songs and tunes from the Irish tradition which will get your feet tapping and your voice singing.

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...
   Wayward Angels: A four piece female bluegrass band bringing versatile vocals and sweet harmonies to bluegrass, old timey and alt country covers and originals. The Wayward Angels who are made up of Kay Armstrong (banjo/vocals), Brenda Kelly (guitar/vocals), Ann-Marie Lawton (double bass,guitar/vocals) and Jody Bell (mandolin/vocals).

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.
   Out of Abingdon: Another BUg favorite Warwick and Tina havwe delighted and amazed their audiences throughout Australia, Europe, England and India with their sensual and sumptuous grooves and songs. Another treat.
 

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.
The second booked act: 9.15pm - 10.00pm.

Info: Dick Halligan web www.brisbaneunpluggedgigs.org

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INDIGISCAPES

NEW TIMES FOR 2015: Folk Redlands concerts will be changing event times in 2015Free 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.
Venue: INDIGISCAPES, 17 Runnymede Rd. Capalaba (Air conditioned hall)
FREE Entry, Tea Rooms open. Lunch & Afternoon tea available. Ample parking.
If you are coming for lunch you will need to book a table with Indigiscapes on 07 3824 8611

Join the Folk Redlands community at our website and sign up for email updates: www.folkredlands.com or
Connect on facebook: - www.facebook.com/FolkRedlands More Info: Chuck 0448 883 579 or Frank 0490 058 863

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 www.folkredlands.com  

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logoRED HILL FOLK

Red Hill Community Sports Club, 
22 Fulcher Rd, Red Hill, Brisbane

Every Wednesday night at the Red Hill Community Sports Centre, 22 Fulcher Rd, Red Hill, Brisbane. (next to the Broncos.) Entry $2, free supper, fully licensed, easy parking. Acoustic, unplugged, mostly blackboard. Floor singers welcome. Singing 7:30 - 10:25pm.

February 25 - Full Blackboard

MARCH PROGRAMME & SPECIAL GUESTS

March 4 - Blackboard & Special Guest Ken Nicol (8:30pm - 9:10pm).. Brilliant guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer from Preston, UK and ex-Albion Band and Steeleye Span member, Ken has been rightly hailed as one of the UK's finest guitarists. His stunning performances cover the spectrum from blues to rock, effortlessly taking in folk, jazz, ragtime, ballads and more; his fingerpicking style is fast, fluent and at times just mesmerising. Ken is currently on a solo tour of Australia. As well as making and producing music, Ken has developed the Ken Nicol Signature guitar. Beautifully constructed from cedar and rosewood, its incredible sound led to Acoustic Magazine giving this guitar an unprecedented 99% rating. www.kennicolmusic.com

March 11 - Full blackboard night

March 18 - Full blackboard night

March 25 - Blackboard & featuring Ross Roache (8:30pm - 9pm)Soloist, half of the Slimy Brothers (with Mick O'Halloran) and often heard in a duo with Sue Wighton, Ross combines his beautifully melodious voice with a relaxed and gentle guitar and banjo style to present an enviable repertoire of songs from traditional to contemporary and original. Ross is always a very popular performer at Red Hill Folk.

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!

Anne Infante

For more information, ring Anne 07-3366-2248.

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FOCO NUEVO

Foco Nuevo features a diversity of musicians and music styles.
Hosts, Jumping Fences (Sue Monk , Lachlan Hurse), have created a welcoming environment for all.

VENUE: KURILPA HALL,174 Boundary Street, West End

1st Friday of the month: - 8pm - MARCH 6.

The Toni Pollard Band.

Sadie and Jay

JUMPING FENCES
Jumping Fences is an enduring musical partnership between Sue Monk and Lachlan Hurse. Their original works contain imagery and styles that reveal both an incisive insight into Australian life and a long association with Latin American culture. Performances feature Sue's rich voice, her rhythmic guitar technique and the colour of Lachlan's innovative bass style.> www.jumpingfences.com.au

The eveningS begin at 8pm, Entry is $10 / $7 conc.

Try Maggie's delicious cakes, juice, tea or coffee. The venue is BYO alcohol.

Info: / / www.foconuevo.org.au
& For Performers: www.foconuevo.org.au/fn_forPerformers.htm

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Brisbane Folk Event in the Centenary Suburbs.

MUSIC at THE HUB

Every 3rd Saturday of the month. - in February, April, June, August, October?

$10 entry per person (under 14 years old free entry) CASH only, includes entry to lucky door prize. Doors at 6pm, Music from 7pm. Easy parking available for 31 cars at the venue.

The Hub is located in front of the Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre. Centenary Community Hub 171 Dandenong Rd Mt Ommaney (We are at the entrance to Mt Ommaney Shopping centre next to the library, opposite the bus terminal and Mt Ommaney Fire Station)

A relaxed BYO (byo glasses) no BYO snacks or food please. The sale of food and soft drinks helps to keep the entry price low, thank you.

We will be offering a selection of Finger Food and Soft Drinks and Water for purchase.

February 21 - Tim Gaze: Tim has enjoyed a long career as one of Australia's pre-eminent guitar player / vocalists. Through the years Tim has been an influential member of several highly regarded Australian bands - Tamam Shud, Kahvas Jute, Ariel, Rose Tattoo, The Aussie Rebels and The Hoochie Coochie Men - as well as several bands featuring his own name.

   Blue Café: "Blue Café is a means for the "not so young" continuing to both share a love of / play music. The band focuses mainly on swing, jazz, Latin and a little blues. We do occasionally put aside our walkers and play some rock as well Julie Lee Rae - vocals - apart from Blue Café, Julie, a talented performer, also has her own "one person" show based around Country Rock. Neville Monks - bass - Neville has played for many jazz line-ups over the years. Robert Walsh - drums - Robert has had a part-time career as a drummer in Rock'n'Roll. He wanted to turn his hand to more diverse styles. Harry Strybos - guitar - Harry has played in quite a number of rock bands over the years. Basically a rhythm player gone wrong. Now likes "oldie" music...

"We would like to encourage other more senior musicians hiding in the suburbs to do what we do. We are happy to help anybody along this path."

Why not visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/CentenaryCommunityHub Bookings recommended: or phone 0499 999 772 to secure your table, if unanswered please leave a message, thank you.

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COAST ACOUSTICS

See the Calendar page for monthly events.

Coast Acoustics is an independent live music club located on 30 acres in the hinterland just outside of Nerang at Country Paradise 271 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang.

Following the success of recent events, Coast Acoustics is fast becoming known as the spot on the Gold Coast for folk, roots, bluegrass and singer songwriter music. Food, coffee and drinks are available to enhance your listening pleasure.

Sadie and Jay

February 28 - Featured act Sadie and Jay Sadie and Jay will perform with their percussionist as a trio at Country Paradise Parklands, 231 Beaudesert Rd, Nerang, between 4-5pm, after the open mic (1-3.30pm) A Beautiful collision of divergent music styles creating music that draws you in from the first note. Jay grew up in a musical family deeply rooted in the traditional folk genre whilst Sadie has been a singer of jazz, blues, soul, world & roots music with one of the best voices you will hear on the live scene. Sadie & Jay sing with earthy and soaring harmonies accompanied by a variety of instruments. Their repertoire of originals and eclectic covers is a mix of moving ballads, humorous ditties & high paced musical romps.
With the able assistance of percussionist extraordinaire Suzanne Hibbs they will be performing songs from their new Album CURIOUS as well as some quirky takes on old favourites. This duo could sing the songbirds down from the tree's. Mama Juju. They can play too - tasteful settings for the songs which engage without intruding. Mark Cryle.

CA are currently taking expressions of interest for bands to feature at our open mic sessions and future house concerts.
For normal event dates and times see the following:.

The next Open Mic event will be in April. (No March Open Mic)

At COUNTRY PARADISE 231 Beaudesert-Nerang Rd.

  • JAM SESSION - 2nd Saturdays 1-5pm
  • OPEN MIC + GUEST - 4th Saturdays 2-5pm $5 members, $10 non-members (includes membership).
    EXCEPT on 28th MARCH 2015 when it cannot be held. Future open mics at COUNTRY PARADISE are hoped to continue from APRIL onwards.

- At ALLSPORTS COMMUNITY CLUB Leagues Club Dr. Nerang

  • Jam Session - 3rd Tuesdays, 6-9pm

Our acoustic music venue has opened up the Gold Coast. From 2013, Coast Acoustics is running jam sessions, open mics, concerts and an annual festival at Country Paradise, 271 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang.

Check the website for details and updates.

Info: Chrisc 0406193900 or visit www.coastacoustics.com.au

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~ FOLK BLUES & BEYOND ~

at the UPFRONT CLUB, Maple Street, MALENY
SATURDAY 7th MARCH, at 7pm

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.
Music starts at 7pm with blackboard artists. Admission is $5 and includes chances to win a lucky door prizes.

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

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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:
Facebook - Musosclub

See website: www.glasshousemusos.com.au

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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

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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.

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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:
For starters, a session, for mains, a blackboard, and for afters, another session. Predominantly there is folk on the menu with bluegrass and newgrass side dishes as well as country extras. All acoustic and all good!

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

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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

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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

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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.

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