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


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



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.

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 have delighted and amazed their audiences throughout Australia, Europe, England and India

APRIL at the BUg

April 7 - Mark Cryle & Carmel Newman: Since his work in seminal Australian band Spot the Dog, Mark Cryle (guitar, mandolin, vocals) has been acclaimed by music journalists as one of Australia's leading songwriters. Mark's work is held in such respect by his peers that he has recently been honoured by his musical community with a "tribute" CD on which other artists perform versions of his songs. I've Got a Heart adds to Mark's canon of homegrown music - distinctly Australian, beautifully crafted and always insightful. Carmel Newman has played classical violin since she was three, performing with the Queensland Youth Orchestra. She was also guest soloist with the Queensland Theatre Orchestra at the tender age of ten years old. She went on to being a featured member of prominent Brisbane Celtic band Killkenny throughout the late 1980s and 1990s. A consummate live performer, Carmel's sublime fiddle playing complements this act superbly. From racy reels to poignant airs, Carmel's fiddle work will have you entranced. She also sings like an angel. Music for the head, the heart and for the feet, this duo will dazzle you with their rich musicality and keep any crowd engaged, entertained, singing along and baying for more.
   Ian Dearden: For the past 40 years, Ian Dearden has been a passionate musical performer. From his high school rock band to university folk clubs, in solo, duo and band configurations, Ian has performed and busked at clubs, pubs & festivals throughout Australia, UK, Ireland, Europe and the USA. Ian's skilled guitar playing, heartfelt singing, and a repertoire that includes original, traditional and contemporary songs never fails to engage. In December, 2014 he released his debut album, What Took You So Long?, containing 12 original songs in superb, harmony-drenched acoustic arrangements. With delightful vocal and instrumental contributions from leading Australian musicians and songwriters including Liz Frencham, Fred Smith, Mark Cryle, Caroline Hammond, Rhiannon Fenn and Mark Ziza, as well as London-based Polish classical cellist Evva Mizerska, this is the distillation of 40 years of songwriting and performing. The album can be purchased online at www.trystrecords.com.au

April 14 - Mama Juju & the Jam Tarts: Julie "Mama Juju" Minto, Cath "Jazzhands" McCourt and Vicky "Velour" Macdonald love to jam and have an absolute hoot playing music together. Acoustic blues/ jazz/ folk/ pop with sweet harmonies, guitar, tenor ukulele, U-bass, flute and harmonica. The philosophy behind The Jam Tarts is good music and good fun! "If we like it we play it -- audiences seem to like it as well!"
   Warmwaters: Lena and Luke Warmwater have been described as "...the southern hemisphere's most inspirational nu-folk duo." Never heard of them? Come and find out why. facebook.com/pages/Warmwaters/252231901494820

April 21 - Clara Durbidge: A song catcher, a story teller and a melody weaver. Clara lives by the sea on an island. She collects songs like driftwood and shells. Some songs come to her like whispers on the wind and others like a raging ocean full of force. Some songs heal and others ignite passion, some songs are her stories, others are not. She believes songs will save the world, break your heart and raise the dead from their sleep, they are a powerful thing. There is a realness present in her songs, an honesty in her voice. Her sound is sometimes island folky, sometimes rootsy bluesy.. sometimes something else.
   The Lauren Lucille Band: After being taken over by the jazz world, Lauren is back into writing with her guitar, performing mostly solo - and back from Italy for month!! She is a story teller and with her soothing and soaring voice, she tells tales of her inner most secrets. Lauren is likened to Katie Noonan, Norah Jones, Missy Higgins and Ani Difranco. www.laurenlucillemusic.com

April 28 - Sebastian Flynn & Martin Reese: both originally from the UK have performed together in a variety of traditional music line ups in Australia for over 15 years. Together with their close rhythmic sense, they have a similar approach to improvising and arranging as well as a wish to personalise their approach to traditional music. In addition to a broad repertoire of Celtic and European traditional music they have both written and recorded a number of original tunes with various musical line-ups. They released the CD Procession in 2013 -- comprising entirely original music drawing on the rhythmic and melodic influences of Celtic and European traditional music. They are currently both members of the 10-piece eclectic Brisbane-based World music group, the Ensemble Diaspora, most notably performing at the G20 cultural events in Brisbane during 2014 and various festival events.
Martin Reese - (Mandola, Mandolin & Banjo) - is from the UK. Whilst studying in Bangor in Wales, he became involved in traditional music sessions, playing Mandolin. Martin has since developed his playing of Mandola and Banjo, but Mandolin has endured as his instrument of choice. Martin was a member of the Celtic group Malarky and also performs with The Jar, the Ensemble Diaspora World Music group and Tawny. Martin has for many years been one of the mainstays of the regular traditional Irish music sessions held weekly in the Queensland Irish Association in Brisbane.
Sebastian Flynn (Fiddle) - Originally from Liverpool and initially classically trained on violin, Sebastian has played in various traditional music groups including the Lyra Greek Dance Ensemble in London, as a musician for various theatre companies and music groups in the UK, and subsequently with Celtic groups Malarky and Potcheen and diverse World music ensemble, Ensemble Diaspora in Australia. From a background in Irish music he also has an interest in European folk music and improvisation.
   Stockade: Stockade delights audiences around Queensland's Great South East with the fabulous original songs of Chuck and Chrissy Euston.... A unique blend of blues and folk, celtic and gospel styles, with hints of bluegrass and country swing. Chuck is lead vocalist, playing acoustic & slide guitar, and mandolin. Chrissy sings mostly back up vocals, playing a wailing blues harmonica plus accordion and touches of mandolin.
Joined by two of Brissy's finest: Ian Evans is the ever smiling - `Mr. Bass' adding back up vocals. Steve Stiller is the master of percussion and also back up vocalist.

With roots in Brisbane, then spending over 25 years working and travelling throughout the country, Chuck and Chrissy share a great passion for Australia and its amazing landscape and history. Their lyrics often reflect its beauty, and our need to preserve its treasures. Also woven into their songs are stories of our pioneers, of family living and departed, as well as topical and local issues. They share humorous takes on the Aussie way of life, personal anecdotes and philosophies, as well as tales of growing up and growing old. Their performances are vibrant, emotive and carry an unmistaken positive and uplifting undercurrent. `Music is like love...it only works when you give it away' STOCKADE have recorded 3 CDs to date. Their CDs Common Man, There Be Time and Lock Stockade & Barrel will be on sale at gigs.


A small door charge of $8/$5 conc. Donations for costs welcome. Intimate surroundings, with open grounds outside; meals, licensed, tea/coffee.


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




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!

Danny Widdicombe April 19th Danny Widdicombe: Danny Widdicombe has been called a "cosmic cowboy", a title given to songwriters who step over the dividing line between musical genres. A steadfast feature of the music scene, Danny has released 3 solo albums to date whilst battling leukaemia since the age of 19. Danny was awarded the Grant McLennan Memorial Fellowship in 2010, enabling him to travel to Berlin to write and tour Europe. In 2011, he was shortlisted for the APRA Professional Development awards and is a two time ARIA Award nominee with the band Wilson Pickers. Website: dannywiddicombe.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
Combine your visit with lunch at the Indigiscapes Cafe. Bookings recommended Ph. 3824 8611 (Dine-in only - No takeaway available).

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  



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.


April 1 - Special Themed Night - Fools Rush In! It's April Fools' Day so naturally the theme is Fools Rush In! Songs about fools, the foolish things we do and just plain silly songs.

April 8 - Full blackboard night..

April 15 - Special Guests - Swampfish: (Liz Hall-Downs & Kim Downs). (8:30pm - 9:10pm). Two weird things that crawled outta the swamp to create hillbilly revelry! Liz and Kim play Roots, Blues, Old-Time, Americana, Gospel and more. A versatile and fun old-fashioned alt-country duo, comprising guitar, banjo, autoharp, and percussion, with an emphasis on vocal harmonies. Foot-stomping good-time music! Yee-haar and pass the moonshine! www.facebook.com/Swampfish

April 22 - Featuring John Hockings: (8:30pm - 9pm). Whether performing solo or in various bands, John Hockings has the soul of a cowboy singer! His repertoire includes songs by Guy Clark, Woody Guthrie, Gillian Welch and others.

April 29 - Full blackboard night.

May 6 - Special Guests - Ross Roache & Sue Wighton.

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.




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.

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


Brisbane Folk Event in the Centenary Suburbs.


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.

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.





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. The April Open Mic is on Anzac Day and will have a double performance from featured acts:

Sat 25 - Fuglissimo and The Bridge (family band) Fuglissimo website

Open mic is SLIGHTLY SHORTER between 1pm - 3.15pm

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).


  • 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



at the UPFRONT CLUB, Maple Street, MALENY
SATURDAY 4th APRIL, at 7pm

April's Guest Artist will be the inimitable Noel Gardner. Noel is the only solo performer to have performed at every one of the Maleny/Woodford Folk Festivals -- and his music is as fresh and relevant now as it was in 1989, when he teamed up with Mark Gillett to record the iconic 'Watching the Obi Flow' Noel's capacity to sing of both beauty and injustice is a refreshing reminder to keep thinking about what kind of world we want to live in -- and what kind of world we want our kids to inherit from us. He is widely respected for his stylish guitar playing and emotive lyrics, some of which are inscribed on a painting of Mt Coolum that hangs in the foyer of The Nambour Civic Centre. Noel practices what he preaches. He has been a long time environmental activist on the Sunshine Coast, and in 1994 was awarded Life Membership of the Sunshine Coast Environment Council for his contribution to the environment through his music. Now that's an award to be proud of. Noel has released several CDs over the years, and they are polished, elegant representations of his work: delicate production, warm voices, sensitive instrumentation - A joy to listen to.

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



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


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



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 for details.

Listen in Thursday morning from 9am to 1pm for Fickle Folk Radio on 4DDD Check the website. www.westregionradio.com

where local musicians, poets and story tellers are encouraged to submit their recordings for airplay.



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



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.


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



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



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.