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969 Brunswick Street, New Farm. opp. New Farm Park

HOW MUCH: $15 / $12 door

Need more info? Contact Nick on 0439 981 400

- Website:



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 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.
   Steve Tyson: Steve is a highly regarded and experienced musician and songwriter who has won many awards and accolades. He will be presenting songs from his new album with his long time band mates 'The New Felons'.

Nov 4 - Sam Brookes. The Switch


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 lyrics count.
   The Switch: Three extraordinarily talented musicians, Allison, Sallie and Dave present their beautifully crafted melodies and songs.

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.
   The Pockets: This delightful foursome will send you swooning with their original and cover tunes brimming with frivolity, nostalgia and romance.

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.
   Bridget O'Donoghue and Ewan Mackenzie: Bridget is highly respected throughout the Australian music industry for her soulful, smoky voice having toured with the likes of Carlos Santana and Joe Cocker. Together with Ewan this is a real treat.

Nov 25 - The John Hogan Quartet: We welcome back this quartet of outstanding musicians led by guitar maestro John Hogan playing their sublime arrangements.
   The Manouche Festival Celebration: It's time once again to join Ewan Mackenzie as he presents a group of Manouche players celebrating the upcoming Manouche festival.

Dec 2. The Pirate Brides Retrospective.


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: 8.30pm to 9.15pm. A short break of 15 minutes follows, time to mingle and perhaps step outside for a breath of air.
The second booked act: 9.30pm - 10.15pm.

Info: Dick Halligan web



17 Runnymede Rd. Capalaba,
on the 1st & 3rd SUNDAYS

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 -

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.
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

Check website for any changes
or telephone Colin 07-3829-3327 M 0448-142-883

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  




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.


November 5 - Emlyn and Jodie O’Regan.:. (Touring from SA). Just two voices singing beautiful songs ... simple and spellbinding a Cappella with haunting harmonies. They take traditional songs and craft them into something new, weaving elements of jazz, blues, gospel, folk and classical choral singing to craft songs into extraordinary new arrangements … and they love their audiences to sing along.

November 12 - Full Blackboard..

November 19 - Full Blackboard.

November 26 - Steve Tyson and The New Felons: Guitarist with the highly-lauded folk-rock band Rough Red, Steve now joins with long-time bandmates The New Felons to promote his new album Green Side Up, largely inspired by Steve’s own family history; stories of his great-grandmother’s tough life in rural Queensland, his great uncle’s imprisonment and escape during the Great War, and his French ancestors’ perilous encounter with murder ... all intertwined with matters of the heart, stories from the road, and a healthy dose of black humour, delivered with passion, soul, humour, and fine musicianship,

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 - NOVEMBER 7.

HOO HA BAND (Tim & Mia O'Brien).


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.>

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: / /
& For Performers:


Brisbane Folk Event in the Centenary Suburbs.


Every 3rd Saturday of the month.

Doors $5 at 6.30pm, Music from 7pm. Easy parking available for 31 cars at the venue.

The Hub is located in front of the Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre.

A relaxed BYO and we will be offering a selection of Finger Food and Soft Drinks and Water available for purchase.

Why not visit our Facebook page

For more info contact Ian Evans




See advert left or 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.

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

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

The jam sessions at Country Paradise run from 2 to 5pm on the first Saturday of the month and Open mic events are scheduled for each 4th Saturdays from around 2 to 5pm. $5 members. $10 non-members(includes membership).

Check the website for details and updates.

Info: Rob 0420861911 or visit



at the UPFRONT CLUB, Maple Street, MALENY
Saturday 1st November, at 7pm

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.

Next month, December we have Michael Fix.

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



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:
Facebook - Musosclub

See website:


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

Be in the audience to hear original music performed by our very own local artists.

Venue: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd. Capalaba



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

Listen in Thursday morning from 9am to 1pm for Fickle Folk Radio on 4DDD

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.

- 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



The RedKettlers
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 then

Oh, for you primitives who still like to talk or write, you can
phone Jo on 0412715618  or STEVE on (07)54786893

or write to the club at PO Box 34 Mapleton QLD 4560


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



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



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 - Here you will find info on upcoming events.



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,
Strummers has changed from regular monthly concerts to special shows to be held when appropriate.

For information call Toula Elliott on 0400771110