FOLK CLUB NEWS
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| Brisbane Unplugged Gigs - BUg
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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.
Oct 28 - John Malcolm: John is an Australian
guitar legend who has amazed and captivated audiences throughout the world with his dexterity and
diversity. This is a real treat for the BUg audience.
Nov 4 - Sam Brookes. The Switch
NOVEMBER at the BUg
Nov 4 - Sam Brookes: A visiting U.K. folk artist
known for his beautiful clear-as-a-bell singing voice that makes every word of his evocative, detailed
Nov 11 - Sally Harris: Sally's emotive vocals
have earned her a reputation for engaging audiences and delivering songs with honesty and intention.
She will be joined by some special musical guests.
Nov 18 - Out of Abingdon: Warwick and
Tina's music grooves, soothes and seamlessly weaves together their combined instruments and
influences, creating unique interpretations and passion filled originals.
Nov 25 - The John Hogan Quartet: We welcome back
this quartet of outstanding musicians led by guitar maestro John Hogan playing their sublime arrangements.
Dec 2. The Pirate Brides Retrospective.
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: 8.30pm to 9.15pm. 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
The usual format is 1st & 3rd Sundays: 2pm Blackboard, with a main act booked to play mid afternoon. Various workshops will be held on the 5th Sundays. On concert days, there will not be a blackboard. Concert events will be advertised well in advance.
November 2 - Don Jarmey: Known for his energetic enthusiastic style and engaging stage presence, Don Jarmey (vocals, Irish bouzouki & guitar) is a solo act with the energy of a full band. Having played festivals and folk clubs from far North Queensland to Southern Victoria and in Ireland and the United Kingdom, Don’s style is acoustic folk/rock, and “full of life and knowledge”.
November 16 - The Fabulous HooHa Band: An acoustic swing ensemble playing vibrant versions of well- known standards, folk-jazz fusion and originals. Renown for lush vocals and virtuosic razor-sharp solo guitar set within infectious gypsy rhythms, the band is: Mia O'Brien on vocals and rhythm guitar, Tim O'Brien on lead guitar, Jodi Murtha on acoustic bass and backing vocals, and Suzanne Hibbs on cajon and percussion. The HooHa's have enjoyed a continuous run of gigs in and around South East Qld since 2012. Sometimes sophisticated, occasionally groovy, always vibrant and good humoured - the HooHa Band is a unique, uplifting musical experience.
December 7 - Folk Redlands Xmas Bash 12-5pm Featuring a line-up of your favourite Folk Redlands performers. More details will be posted at our website closer to the event.
Folk Redlands needs YOUR help to keep going. Folk Redlands are looking for volunteers to help keep things running, we are not asking for a huge commitment, just once every month or two. MC's, sitting on the merch desk, helping with setting up and packing down, publicity. Come and join our friendly team. Just send us a message via the facebook page - www.facebook.com/FolkRedlands
Folk Redlands needs YOUR help to keep going. Folk Redlands are looking for volunteers to help keep things running, we are not asking for a huge commitment, just once every month or two: MC's, carers for the merch desk, helpers with setting up and packing down, and publicity. Come and join our friendly team. Just send us a message via the facebook page or
Ann Leung - Publicity
Folk Redlands meets 1st & 3rd Sundays, Blackboard session from 2pm.
Check website for any changes www.folkredlands.com
ACOUSTIC HARVEST returns to BAY FM Radio every other THURSDAY Night 8-10pm. Hosted by Colin Nightingale, with co-hosts Christine Burke & 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
Steve Tyson and Band entertained as October's guest artist at Folk Blues & Beyond'. Presenting selections from his latest album, and past favourites, Steve entertained the sell out crowd with his eclectic mix of Australian/Americana styled songs.
Our November guests will be Penny Davies and Roger Ilott. Their songs have featured on the bestselling ABC albums Australia All Over Volumes One and Two, Macca On Air,Macca's Sunday Bestand Macca By Request - Volumes 1 and 2.
Penny & Rogerhave released 16 albums since 1983. Their 1999 album OPAL MINER The Songs Of Bill Scott has received overwhelming acceptance from the Australian public.
They have been featured artists at folk festivals, including Woodford, Sydney, Sawtell, Yagubi, Illawarra, Bulli, Cabarlah, Helidon and Glen Innes, as well as various National Folk Festivals, and toured extensively for the Queensland Arts Council visiting more than 70 outback and far north towns. www.restlessmusic.com.au
Next month, December we have Michael Fix.
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
The Glasshouse Mountains Musician's Club was formed 2.5 years ago in response to a need for local musos to publicly perform, meet their peers and develop their skills as musicians in a friendly non competitive environment. We have three sessions a month, run in a blackboard style where performers either elect on the night, or book beforehand, to play for approximately 15 - 20 minutes. Guest from further afield are encouraged and we are happy to negotiate longer sets for travellers. 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 at the Coffee and Tea Merchants, 1094 Steve Irwin Way, Glasshouse Mtns from 1 - 4pm on 2nd and 4th Sundays
New Venue! First Sundays blackboard sessions at the Eudlo Hall, 19 Rosebed st, Eudlo. 1-4pm
Also there are Blackboard nights at the Glasshouse Sports Club, 902 Steve Irwin Way, Glasshouse Mtns, on 2nd Thursdays from 7 - 10pm. There is no door charge and meals are available. We have had well over 150 different acts at the club and regular artists include Tommy Leonard, Noel Gardner & Alex Bridge, Jacinta Foale, The Goodwills, Evan Mathieson and Ian Williams.
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.
- at the Settlers Inn cnr James & Ruthven Streets, from January 2011 -
Enjoy a Meal from 6pm at the Settlers 07-4632-3634
Toowoomba Folk Club - music of the people by the people for the people
RED KETTLE FOLK CLUB
meet every FOURTH (4th) Sunday of the month -
from 2pm to 6pm
at the Fish Tales (BYO) cafe - by the lilyponds (yes, the old "Dangerous Deli")
it's just down from the landmark Mapleton Pub, that one with the great sea views.
it's a plugged venue, in the garden (unless it's raining, when they probably mosey on indoors)
RKFC are constructing a mailing list. If you'd like to be on it
RED KETTLE STILL ON THE BOIL
by Jackie Bridle
On the scenic banks of the Lilyponds, away from the hustle and bustle, above the clouds, in Mapleton, the Red Kettle Folk Club is still on the Boil after some 14 years. Musician Mark Gillett (deceased) and poet Jackie Bridle, along with a group of devoted friends began the folk club as a social gathering for musicians, poets and like minded people. Over the years people have come and gone and the venue changed but the Red Kettle Folk Club has always been.
These days a marquee and sound system is set up by Steve Morgan & friends at the back of Fish Tales, a restaurant situated on the corner of Delica rd and Obi Obi rd Mapleton. On the 4th Sunday of each month from 2pm, musicians' poets and friends arrive from near and far to perform at the black board venue, socialise and be entertained.
Jackie has returned to Mapleton and continues to perform her humorous and thought provoking poems while Mark's presence is often felt as his friends spontaneously sing out one of Marks prolific creations. Sugar Town, Little England or the famous award winning song, Watch the Obi Flow, which was created when he performed with the Hinterland Band.
Red Kettle Folk Club. Corner of Obi Obi Rd. & Delicia Rd. Mapleton
4th Sunday of each month from 2pm-6pm Blackboard Venue
Phone Steve 07-5478-6893 or Janet 07-5445-7793 for more information
PEREGIAN BEACH FOLK CLUB
1st & 3rd Fridays of the month, 5.30 - 9pm.
Unfortunately the Coolum Beach RSL club lost their entertainment license.
We have moved to PEREGIAN BEACH SLSC, 10 Kingfisher Dr Peregian Beach.
Blackboard & Houseband.
Contact Marcus on : 07 54462771 mobile : 0409520049 or
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.
TOWNSVILLE FOLK CLUB
The Townsville Folk Club meets every second Thursday at the Belleview Hotel, Allen St., Sth Townsville, a family friendly venue with meals available at the Bistro. Regular blackboard nights are mixed with special guests and featured artists.
Bring an instrument and join the fun!
Membership is only $10 per year and comes with great discounts and benefits.
After three highly successful years bringing original acoustic music to Toowoomba,
For information call Toula Elliott on 0400771110