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We run items in this section for 3 months then remove them. You must confirm if you want to extend the running time.
Please notify us if your item has been sold or  your ad is no longer applicable
Thank You. Ed.




HALF BUILT F SERIES MANDOLIN, Mike Boggan: "I have a half built an F series mandolin that I can no longer complete because of eye-sight issues. I will give it away to any muso that will finish it. Almost all the parts have been made but the back and front of the sound box need some work to get them to the right dimensions. There is a set of Stewart McDonald blueprints that shows all the dimensions.
FREE to someone who will finish it and get pleasure from playing it.
It has a cherry wood back, a quarter sawn pine top, a rosewood fingerboard and teak sides.
I put a lot of work into this project and would like to see it finished.
Call me on 07-3816-1813 if you want to build this."

WANT TO JOIN A NEW BAND? Do you play fiddle, accordion, mandolin, guitar or bass? Brisbane based folk band looking for more members! Influences: The Pogues, The Clancy Brothers, Paul Kelly, The Go Betweens.
We are Joe and Alex, a drummer and guitarist, and we have the songs, we just need the band! We have big dreams and want to get started! If interested please contact Alex on 0421 862 704

Mandolin player of many years, but never seriously until my discovery of the music of Turlough O’Carolan, would like to make contact with other players of almost any instrument - cello would be fantastic! The only essential is a love of folk music generally and Carolan in particular.
I live on the Redcliffe Peninsula, Brisbane, and envisage that if feasible, geographically, could meet and enjoy music. If it really worked, public performance is not impossible.. If distance prevents, I see no reason why we could not swap recordings, sheet music and ideas!’ ph: (07) 3203 0590.

SINGERS SOUGHT FOR A WORLD MUSIC A CAPPELLA GROUP. I'm looking for people to sing. There's quite a lot of material. So if you love singing world music, are interested and can read a little, then please .

YERONGA CONTRA DANCES. Anglican Church Hall, corner Killarney & Cork Streets, Yeronga. 2pm-4.30pm Then 1st Sat each month Called Contra dances, Band, Afternoon tea. Just $4 for dancers, musos free. See the Calendar page for dates.

FOLK-FRIENDLY HOLIDAY RENTAL AT BEAUTIFUL NOOSAVILLE Old-style, two-bedroom Queenslander. Near Noosa River, a few minutes walk to supermarket, restaurants, pub, shops, servo.; five minutes drive to Noosa Main Beach & National Park. Private parking, back yard, deck for morning cuppa or evening beer / wine. Mate's Rates for Friends of the Folk Rag. Call Gary or Jan Nary 07 3379 4178 for more information or bookings.

COOWONGA FOLK CLUB in the Cawarral and Rockhampton area. Anyone in the area when we have an event are welcome Check - www.coowongafolkclub.com

OLD TIME MUSIC JAM at Moorooka from 6:30pm. 1st Fridays each month. More info: Call 0421983041 or and check out the Facebook group: Appalachian / Old Time music Brisbane Anyone Welcome!

ADD your music course, tuition, summer/winter etc school to Lifelong Learning Queensland's free on-line Directory of Adult & Community Learning, Education & Training opportunities in Queensland - www.LLCQ.org/eddb

COME RANT WITH US! South East North West Morris is looking for new dancers. In the South East of Queensland dancing Morris from the North West of England, donned in clogs and garlands we rant and skip for local festivals and fetes. Come and join our frivolity and get fit too. We are an equal opportunity side and cross-dressing is encouraged. Call Andrea 0438-655-876 or Kevan on 0413-856-785.


Folk Alliance can access public liability for members - musicians, clubs, bands and festivals at a very competitive rate. The public liability year starts June 1 to June 1 the following year. For further information visit www.folkalliance.org.au




LACHENAL 2 row Anglo GC Concertina in sturdy case, good condition, plays well. $850. John Dunn, Gold Coast (Phone 0418 658 848).

HOWARD LOW C WHISTLE in black: Hardly used as I have small hands and just cannot manage the span - $140. Includes postage in Australia… Contact Jerry Hunt: Mobile: 0431619445,

MOUNTAIN DULCIMER LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME: This magnificent dulcimer was made for me in 1973 by Homer C. Ledford, a well known Luthier in Winchester, Kentucky USA. It has the Serial # 2260. The top of the Dulcimer is made from yellow/green poplar from Berea College, Lege Howard Hall Dormitory, Kentucky USA, built in 1867. The walnut pegs are beautifully hand carved. The price being asked for this beautiful full sounding instrument is $950. See PHOTOS: FRONT and REAR. Contact: Diana Todd-Banks, Mobile: 0407 187 008,

FOR SALE: Martin Performing Artist guitar with hard case and leather strap. Purchased Guitar Bros August last year. Hardly used. $1700. Ross Roache 07 3168 2150

ARMSTRONG HANDMADE GUITARS:, Brisbane luthier Andrew Armstrong provides highly personalised services focused on guitars and related instruments - handmade instruments, repairs, restorations and customising. Visit: www.armstronglutherie.com.au ph 0418 569 019 or on FaceBook: ArmstrongLutherie

FOR SALE: Greg Bennett guitar w/Gator hard case., PC. ASOM S1070300031. Superb sound. Dreadn't, spruce top, scalloped bracing, mahogany back & sides, nato mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard. $450. Visit for info: www.gregbennettguitars.com/guitars/acoustic/all-solid-wood/asdm/
Margy 0432 352 192, Tamborine.

FOR SALE: Concertinas - Lachenal 56 Key Tenor Treble  $3000,
Lachenal 64 Key Chidley Duet  $3000,
Lachenal 48 Key Edeophone $3500
All fully restored by Richard Evans Ph Patrick 0432 346 821


BUTTON ACC, PAOLO SOPRANI, A/D $2000 + hard case,
PIANO ACC, 120 BASS SCANDALLI 3 voice $1500, New shoulder straps, new case, newly restored.
      Alan Polley 02 6557 7526




Classical & Irish flute, Whistle & Singing Lessons

with Sarah Calderwood

I am a singer, flute and whistle player in Brisbane-based Celtic band Súnas and Red Crow,
with 23 years experience of flute playing and singing. I cater to all levels of musicianship

Lessons can be in person or via Skype.

First lesson is free to get to know you and/or your child and to determine your goals & aspirations.

Whether you would like to study for classical exams or simply learn for fun, I can help you reach your goals!
Enquiries: Please or 0417 633 212

See other Tuition Classes Here

Julie Witney GUITAR, MANDOLIN & UKULELE TUITION: From beginners to intermediate. Tailored to what you want to learn eg: for song accompaniment or with more theory. Music notation / tablature, chord charts, transposition. Flatpicking tunes, fingerstyle. Have Blue card.
For inquiries please call Julie Witney 0402-504-099 or

VIOLA DA GAMBA TUITION, Patrice Connelly, See Advert Saraband Music Phone: +61 (0)7 5496 3439, and visit the Website

IRISH WHISTLE TUITION: Celtic style with sheet music or by ear. Embellishments, breathing, rhythm and fingering. Combining fun with technique. For inquiries please call Troy Aaron 0414203423 or Website

BLUEGRASS FIDDLE & MANDOLIN LESSONS: Beginner to Advanced - All ages. Private lessons and group workshops. Brisbane area.
Dan Kerin 0422 356 542 / www.dankerin.com

PROFESSIONAL DIXIELAND BANJO TUITION - Plectrum Style - Rob Crazy Bear Robinson 07 3348-8925 .

GUITAR LESSONS: Keith Urquhart is offering guitar lessons! Improve your playing and knowledge of the guitar, learn chord and song arrangements and fingerstyle playing. I'll help you work out how to play your favourite tunes. Give me a call on 07-3856-2707 or 0435-456-856. Rates are $25 for half hour or $45 per hour.

LEARN TO PLAY CLAWHAMMER BANJO, MANDOLIN, GUITAR. Folk, Bluegrass, Old-Time, & Good Time! John Holmberg (Pirate Brides) 07-3844-3558

FIDDLE LESSONS: Beginners of all ages are very welcome, particularly for folk fiddle lessons. Helen Rowe 07-3358-1940

Tim O'Brien
GUITAR LESSONS from TIM O'BRIEN. As an Acoustic Guitarist I enjoy being a musical mentor. My students deepen their understanding of the guitar while reaching towards the rich clear sounds we know the guitar can deliver.

For inquiries please or call 07-3879-860



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103  Old Cleveland Rd.,
Capalaba, Queensland


Guitars, banjos, violins, Ukuleles, Basses, Keyboards,
Whistles, Percussions, Sheet Music, Strings and all accessories.

PA and Sound Gear at GREAT PRICES

for personal attention
call CHRISTINE today Phone: 07 3823 3991
Fax: 07 3823 3881

Highland House Ad



Cardigan Bar is a laneway bar in the heart of Sandgate, 198 Seymour St opp train station.

Live music four nights a week, Thursday - Musicians night BYO instrument, Celtic session 2nd Saturday of the month 3-6pm, Friday retro DJ, Live music Sat & Sun from 7/ 7.30. All welcome.

Selected craft beer, conscious wines, quality spirits, interesting mixers and the odd cheeky cocktail. We also provide tasty bar snacks or if you like; bring your own food.

www.cardiganbar.com - Facebook - CardiganBar



481 Wynnum Road, Brisbane

  • The function room holds up to 300 standing or 130 seated
  • Private Bar
  • Competitive drink prices
  • Happy Hour from 4-6pm everyday
  • Friendly staff
  • Full kitchen . Wheelchair access
  • Stage set up
  • Dance Floor
  • Free Room Hire
  • Private Air Conditioned Room

Please contact Shane on 0417 660 606 "Morningside Services Club" Web: Facebook-Club-Morningside



Visit 'The Judy' WEBSITE



Join the Folk Federation of NSW and get the monthly magazine, Cornstalk Gazette and check the  WEB SITE

Music, dance, song, spoken word, festivals,reviews, profiles, gigs, sessions, contacts, internet resources, news, clubs radio, classes.
Send annual sub with name and contact details to:
the Membership Secretary, PO Box A182, Sydney NSW 1235 



Folk Alliance Australia is about to re-publish the Australian Folk Directory. The directory lists folk performers, venues, festivals, clubs, agents, service providers, instrument makers etc... and is accessible at the FAA website as well as in print. Listing is free, and provided as a service to the Australian Folk Community. This message is being sent to existing Directory entries, FAA members past and current, and participants in the Ausworld folk and radio lists. We seek all your assistance to publicise the impending re-print. We aim to make the directory as comprehensive and up-to-date as possible. Are you listed? Should you be listed? Go to the FAA website to check your entry or to submit a new entry.

LISTING IS FREE Please tell all your folk contacts about this and encourage them to be listed. If you run a club, venue or radio show, please give this initiative whatever publicity you can. We are also seeking some volunteers in each state to assist with checking and updating directory entries. If you can help us, please let us know. If you would like to advertise in the Folk Directory, please contact Dieter at Please help your folk community to prosper. FAA is a not for profit organisation, and sales of the Australian Folk Directory are used to offset the cost of production.

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