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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.
Dec 16 - Final Night for 2014: Our last night for 2014 is FREE as a thank you for all your support during another successful year. We feature Alison MacKenzie and friends, Johnnie Logan, John Groome and Dave Burton. The Manouche Festival Celebration
JANUARY at the BUg
January 13 - Steve Dorrington: Steve is a
story teller and with his lyrical and dynamic voice, he engages his audience taking them on a journey.
Jan 20 - Sue Wighton and special guests: Another
BUg favourite, Sue's exceptional voice and wry humour are sure to entertain.
Jan 27 - Bart Thrupp: Bart Thrupp: Barts
infectious enthusiasm and undeniable talent make a welcome return to the BUg stage.
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 commencing from February 2015. Concerts will begin with blackboard performers – Come on down…we want to hear you!
January 18th Ellie Jane Debut EP Launch 2-5pm: Brisbane songstress Ellie Jane will be performing songs from her new EP “Songs from an Electric Heart” Special Guest Steve Dorrington.
February 15th Leaping Lizards - 1-4pm: Swanky originals and well known Australian standards -The Leaping Lizards will have you tapping your feet - with their stomp box, banjos & mandolins.
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 or
Ann Leung - Publicity
Folk Redlands concerts: 3rd Sunday, Blackboard from 1pm,
Close 4pm. .
Combine visit with lunch - book a table with Indigiscapes on 07 3824 8611 - NO takeaways!
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
On Saturday 6th December the Folk Blues & Beyond crowd were mesmerised by the incredible Michael Fix. Fresh back from a sell-out 5 week tour in Europe, Michael entertained the SRO crowd at the Upfront Club, in Maleny, with a stunning performance that included selections from his latest CD and past catalogue. He was joined in stage by Sam Shepherd for a couple of numbers, including an improvised version of `Avalon', that left the audience with mouths agape.
January 3rd we have Brisbane singer-songwriter, Mark Cryle, as our guest artist. Mark, of whom respected Courier Mail critic Noel Mengel once said; "Mark Cryle is one of the best songwriters in Australia", writes, sings and plays guitar, also mandolin and bass. Finalist in the Australian Songwriters Assoc.'s National Awards, nominee for Songwriter of the Year at the Q.R.A. Sunnie Awards, winner of the Maldon Festival's Roddy Read Memorial Songwriting Award Mark was the principal songwriter in Spot the Dog, creating such classics as One More Roll of the Dice. Drawing on his years of experience and overseas training, Mark also conducts song writing workshops at festivals around Australia. Mark is characteristically modest about his skills as a songwriter/ solo singer. This is, certainly, not one to be missed. Book early, as it's sure to be another sell-out night.
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
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