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GlenView Folk Club  | Club Acoustic Maleny RSL  Strummers Toowoomba  | Toowoomba FC  | Warwick FC |
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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 one best acoustic sound-men, Mark Smith or Mashy(Dave).

Late JULY

JULY 25 - THE O'BRIEN TRIO: 'The O’Brien Trio' performances are like a Soundtrack to the films "Chocolat" and "Midnight in Paris". A performance filled with Vibrant vocals and swinging rhythm, with a dash of instrumental gypsy tunes. We play with Gyspy in our heart and "Hot Club" in our heads. Together with Mia O’Brien on guitar and vocals Tim O’Brien on guitar and Simon Lawrence (on double bass), they capture the mood and swing of the 30's & 40's with an uplifting, and expressive performance.

   THE BESSIES: 'The Bessies' - named after Dave's dog - are a ridiculously appealing and high energy band whose aim is to play as many instruments as possible (especially ones they've never played before) while keeping it simple. Their songs are a mix of originals and obscure covers, and their harmonies are the best.
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AUGUST at the BUg

AUGUST 1 - MONIQUE CLARE: Monique Clare is a cello-wielding songstress, hailing from the foothills of Mount Coot-tha. Between ongoing explorations into Scandinavian and American traditional folk, a classical cello degree and a Beyonce obsession, her beautifully quirky songs are a melting pot of eclectic influences. Gripping vocal lines are woven between earthy cello tones, born out of old traditions but injected with fresh, unconventional ideas. This year sees her embarking on a solo project as the Folk Alliance Australia's Young Folk Artist of 2017, after years of playing in various folk bands including The Mulberry Collective, and Rhiannon & Monique. FACEBOOK Page

   THE BEAN PROJECT: From the eastern suburbs of Melbourne come The Bean Project, a vibrant French horn-clad acoustic quartet blending the raw untreated sounds of folk, jazz and singer-songwriter styles with fresh and unique songwriting - most aptly described as 'the odd marriage of James Taylor and The Cat Empire'. Named the 2016 Folk Alliance of Australia Folk Artist of the Year, The Bean Project are set to release their debut full length album in June 2017 accompanied by national tours and performances at Folk Alliance International (USA), Blue Mountains Music Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and The National Folk Festival.

AUGUST 8 - CHRISTIAN RIZZALLI: "Christian Rizzalli is a folk musician based in Brisbane. Playing bouzouki, mandolin and tenor banjo, his repertoire draws upon a wide range of Irish and English traditional sources, along with the rich body of Anglo-Celtic folk music that has been fostered in Australia. Some of his key influences include The Young Tradition, Planxty and Daoiri Farrell.
Christian owes much of his experience to the folk community of Brisbane, particularly the singing session and Irish tune session groups. He has been playing in these groups since late 2015 and still draws much of his repertoire from the singers and players who attend these sessions. Performing as a solo musician, Christian presents a variety of songs (both accompanied and unaccompanied) and tunes, all simply arranged for a wonderful experience of music and storytelling."

   GONE MOLLY: Powerful and ethereal, Gone Molly is the new voice of contemporary Anglo-Celtic folk music. Songwriter Sally Harris and Declan Affley award winner Rebecca Wright bring to life colourful characters and tales from a rich cultural tapestry abounding in mythology, mysteries, love & loss. With their debut album due for release in mid-2017 and a steadily growing presence on the festival circuit, this enchanting duo are not to be missed.

AUGUST 15 - ADAM CHRISTIE: I've heard it said that music is my healing and this is true for me. Soulful blues are my healing. Influences like BB King, Otis Redding, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more recently Gary Clark Jr., Joe Bonamassa and so many more incredibly talented musicians have tuned my ear and dug deep into my soul to create a passion that makes me want be part of it. Performing covers of these artists songs brings them to life for me and hopefully gives my audience a heartfelt experience.

   KRISTY APPS & THE SHOTGUN SHIRLEYS: In the clutter and noise of the Australian singer-songwriter set, it can be hard to find a voice that really grabs you. But when you listen to Kristy Apps, you know you’re hearing something really special – it’s worth noting, "this is not music as wallpaper".
Kristy Apps delivers her songs as if she was hand delivering you a telegram wrapped in a powerhouse voice, written for you or someone you know. It’s a craft she has honed over a decade of writing and performing, carving her niche in the Australian songwriter community, while winning plenty of fans around the globe.
Together with the Shotgun Shirleys, Kristy has recorded her best work to date. Produced by ARIA and CMAA winning producer and performer Shane Nicholson.

AUGUST 22 - MICHAEL FIX: Three times Golden Guitar award winner Michael Fix’s entertaining and amazing fretboard wizardry has seen him earn a place amongst the world’s top acoustic guitar players, regularly touring Europe, Japan and Southeast Asia. Michael presents performances that are entertaining and stimulating, as he moves effortlessly from sweet original tunes, fresh takes on pop standards, through to unique arrangements of orchestral classics, all delivered with a healthy dose of good-natured humour. This performance will see Michael previewing his latest CD 'Bending Air' and will be his last Brisbane show before his European tour.

   MURPHYS PIGS: A big band, a big sound and masters of organised chaos - this is Murphy’s Pigs - a passionate, irreverent and energetic ten piece Celtic ensemble. Playing a blend of Celtic rock and traditional folk Murphy's Pigs drag you headfirst into their world of rugged mountains, stormy oceans, fearsome battles, unrequited love and a drop or two of the whiskey. Influences of folk, rock, jazz, country and blues weave through a rich musical tapestry of dynamic instrumentation. An insane number of instruments and powerful vocal harmonies unite to create an exciting, distinctive and unforgettable experience. If you like singing your heart out, clapping your hands, stamping your feet, dancing like a loon or just enjoying some good craic ... Murphy's Pigs delivers.

AUGUST 29 - BLACK BEAR DUO: Spirits soar and feet fly when Iain Mckenzie and Emma Nixon join forces to play fabulous Scottish music for balls and country dances, ceilidhs and concerts. They bring together a deep love of Scottish music and years of experience playing for dances. Their combined passion for performing traditional and contemporary Scottish music creates their signature exciting and individual style.

   THE FULL QUID: The Full Quid evoke the sound of timber and strings ringing through kitchen rafters and rich voices in harmony around a pinewood table; the tone of the work boot heel on the school of arts hall floor at a Saturday night dance. Like others before them, this band of long-time friends and master musicians joins the dots between folk, country and rock and roll tapping into a musical tradition that runs through Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams and Bill Monroe to Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers and Johnny Cash, and onwards through Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Ray Davies.
The Full Quid take this blend from its roots in dusty dance halls, the kitchen, the hearth and the veranda all the way to the stage. There they throw in a little backbeat just for the fun of it. These days they call this style Americana. They’re not sure what that means if you live in Brisbane, Australia so, when the Full Quid play, they just call it real music.
THE FULL QUID are:
Richard Evans: guitar, harmonica, vocals.
Dan Grant: guitar, bass, percussion, vocals.
Cathy Bell: fiddle, accordion, keyboards, vocals.
Mark Cryle: bass, mandolin, vocals.
 

STARTING TIME: 7.30pm

A small door charge of $10/$7 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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FOLK REDLANDS

INDIGISCAPES

1pm-4pm

AUGUST 6 - : Free Concert & Stagecraft Workshop
1-2pm: Blackboard
2-4pm: Gary Shepherd - Workshop & Performance

AUGUST 20 – TBA :
1-3pm: Blackboard Performers
3-4pm: Feature Act to be advised - refer to the website for updates.

Ann Leung - Publicity

Folk Redlands meets 1st and 3rd Sundays, 1 - 4pm.
On the third Sundays we host our regular Concert Format of Blackboard performers followed by a feature act.
Events on the first Sundays will be a mix of formats, including singalongs, workshops, and special themed events.
Venue: INDIGISCAPES, 17 Runnymede Rd. Capalaba (Air conditioned hall)
FREE Entry, Tea Rooms open. Lunch & Afternoon tea Snacks & Drinks available. Ample parking.
If you are coming for lunch you will need to book a table with Indigiscapes on 07 3824 8611 - No takeaway available.

Join the Folk Redlands community at our website and sign up for email updates: www.folkredlands.org or
Connect on facebook: - www.facebook.com/FolkRedlands More Info: Patrick Burke 0415 645 206 or Sandra Nelson 0403 342 228

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.org  

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logo RED 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 - 10:30pm.

JULY 26 - Full Blackboard A night dedicated to blackboard performers. If you’d like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne.

AUGUST PROGRAMME & SPECIAL GUESTS

AUGUST 5 - Blackboard night: A night dedicated to blackboard performers. If you’d like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne.

AUGUST 12 - Blackboard night: A night dedicated to blackboard performers. If you’d like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne.

AUGUST 16 - Special Guests - REBECCA WRIGHT AND DONALD MCKAY: (8:30pm – 9:10pm) A gorgeous combination of Australian and Scottish heritage. Rebecca (vocals, guitar, cello) and Donald (vocals, requinto guitar, bodhran) present their own appealing arrangements of traditional, contemporary and original songs. With voices that can instantly transport you to another place and time, Donald’s traditional and original songs from his native Scotland are beautifully complemented by Rebecca’s insightful Australian originals and thoughtful selection of contemporary gems. A highly addictive duo, their performances are exceptional and delightfully engaging, reflecting the very best of from the heart of folk. Since joining their songs and lives together, Rebecca and Donald have toured in Scotland, New Zealand and Australia, with highlights including Woodford, National, Cygnet, Newstead Live!, Palm Creek and Wintermoon festivals. Together they have released two albums, Joys that never weary (2012) and Over Burns And Brae (2016). They also perform with their Scottish dance band, The Ceilidh Clan, and are founding members of QTrad (Queensland Traditional Arts Group). www.wrightandmckay.com

AUGUST 23 - Blackboard night A night dedicated to blackboard performers. If you’d like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne.

AUGUST 30 - Blackboard night A night dedicated to blackboard performers. If you’d like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne.

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 MC 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 at 8pm

TBA

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 evening begins at 8pm, Entry is $10 / $7 conc.

BYO: cakes / tea / coffee / 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

Usually 3rd Saturday of the month - in FEBRUARY, APRIL, JUNE, AUGUST, OCTOBER See the Calendar page

$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 Essential: or phone 0499 999 772 to secure your table, if unanswered please leave a message, thank you.

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COAST ACOUSTICS

Coast Acoustics is an independent live music club located on 30 acres in the hinterland just outside of Nerang at Country Paradise 231 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, sausage sizzle, and drinks are available to enhance your listening pleasure.

OPEN MIC (AUGUST)

Every 4th Saturday, 1-3pm.
Special Guests SADIE AND JAY at 3:30-4:30 pm.
Sadie and Jay's contemporary and original folk music leans to the alternative with a tinge of blues and roots and occasional theatrics!
They released their first all original album 'Curious' in early 2015. Several songs have been awarded, two were shortlisted for the Australian Songwriters Awards and another two won first place in the 2015 & 2017 APRA/AMCOS Illawarra Folk Festival song competitions.
See the POSTER
At Country Paradise Parklands, 231 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang.

NON MEMBERS: $10 (Annual Membership $10). Members entry is $5.
Refreshments available.


JAM SESSIONS

A Jam is FREE and an informal session where members get together for a sing-along.

Coast Acoustic jam sessions times are:
 
The Fox and Hounds jam session is on the 1st Saturday of every month at the Fox & Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Drive, Wongawallan. 10 minutes from Oxenford. Ph 56657582 from 6:30pm.

Every 2nd Saturday, 1-5 pm at Country Paradise Parklands,
231 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang.

Every 3rd Thursday (Change of Day) 6-9 pm. At ALLSPORTS COMMUNITY CLUB
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Leagues Club Dr. Nerang, (Glennon Park, Nerang).
The main aim of a jam session is to share the experience, be encouraging and give everyone a chance to shine.

CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK SITE (& LIKE) TO SEE THE FEATURED ACT: FaceBook
The Fox & Hounds is an amazing place to visit, originally the Sussex Arms in Kent, it's the only hotel in Australia to be transported out from England and re-built. Check out their Facebook page Facebook page

Website: www.coastacoustics.com.au

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CLUB ACOUSTIC MALENY RSL

First Thursday of each month, $5 admission
For a blackboard evening plus a featured band each month.

Contact Jacinta Foale or 'Sparky' Paltridge for more details
Facebook Club Acoustic Maleny RSL page

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THE GLENVIEW FOLK CLUB

WAS: The Blackall Range FC See Whatson

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GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINS MUSICIANS' CLUB

The organisation 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 (as we are fondly known) is pleased to announce some changes to our sessions to welcome in the new year in 2017.

We are at the BEERWAH HOTEL, on the second Tuesday of the month from 7 - 10pm, beginning January 10. Address: 53 Beerwah Parade, Beerwah. It is on the Steve Irwin Way side of Beerwah, immediately opposite the railway station.

The events at the EUDLO HALL, 19 Rosebed st, Eudlo, on the first Sunday afternoon of the month from 1 - 4pm, beginning February 5, will continue as usual. These sessions are popular with with Musos only a short drive away from the Nambour, Palmwoods, Landsborough and Maleny areas.

to go on our emailing list for a weekly review of the last week's session. Join our group:
Facebook - Musosclub

Do note that our website www.glasshousemusos.com.au (although a fascinating historical resource) is not updated as often as we'd like.
The facebook group page has lots of new information on a weekly basis.

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, simply 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.

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FICKLE FOLK CLUB

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 www.ficklefolk.com

, 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.

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STRUMMERS

Acoustic concerts at the Irish Club Hotel, 80 Russell St, Toowoomba Last Sunday of the month, 2-5pm. $10/$8

The "Strummers" monthly concerts are at 2pm to 5pm on the last Sunday of each month.

Good meals are available at the Irish Club from 12pm till 2pm and Sunday special drinks prices include pints (Guinness etc) $6 & spirits $6.

We hope you can come along to help support LIVE MUSIC in Toowoomba!

For further information or call Toula Elliott 0400 771 110.

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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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