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LATE FEBRUARY
Wed 21 RED HILL FOLK, Blackboard night. 7:30 pm, Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Rd, Red Hill, Brisbane. $2 entry. snacks, licensed. Info: Anne 07-3366-2248 - See Article
Sat 24 THE CRYSTAL WATERS MUSIC CLUB, 6.30pm. Monthly on the last Saturday of each month on The Deck at Crystal Waters Ecovillage, 65 Kilcoy Lane Conondale. Entry is $10 and there will be delicious food and a bar! Camping is available in the village which nestles in the hills behind Maleny. We'd love to see you there! for more details
Sun 25 GOODWILLS MALENY HOUSE CONCERT, Featuring Evan Mathieson + The Goodwills. Starts at 3pm. Tickets are $15 and afternoon tea will be available. Evan is your genuine old-fashioned `folkie' who even makes and plays his own unique `Ausieharps'. He is also an accomplished guitarist and blues harpist who has a wide-ranging taste in music, from Songs of the Sea through Jazz and Blues as well as Trad and Contemporary. His philosophy is "There are only two types of music - good and bad." Hosts `The Goodwills' (Bob & Laurel Wilson) will play an opening set, followed by afternoon tea and then our feature artist. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL - To book and for venue directions, please phone Laurel 5435-2333 or call 0438-525-119 For more info on Evan, see his WEBSITE
Tue 27 BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (BUg), 7.30pm Blackboard. Mister Chuck & Missy Chrissy, Mama Juju & the Jam Tarts. $10. New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick Street, New Farm. Licensed, Meals, Tea & coffee. Info: Dick Halligan web: www.brisbaneunpluggedgigs.org - See Article
Wed 28 RED HILL FOLK, Special Guest - Evan Mathieson (8:30pm - 9:10pm). 7:30 pm, Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Rd, Red Hill, Brisbane. $2 entry. snacks, licensed. Info: Anne 07-3366-2248 - See Article
MARCH
Feb & on RED CHAIR EVENTS - See Red Chair Website and also visit Facebook RED CHAIR EVENTS
March MAGDA EVENTS - DETAILS & BOOKINGS
Fri 2 FOCO NUEVO - two booked acts + JUMPING FENCES (Sue Monk, Lachlan Hurse). 8pm, $10/$7 conc. Kurilpa Hall, 174 Boundary St., West End. Light food, tea and coffee available. This is a BYO event. More info phone: 38485208. Visit www.foconuevo.org.au - See Article
2-4 Mar Mulgowie Music Michael 0437-736-799, Pub 07 5465 9127 (pack up Sunday morning.) see festivals page here
9-11 Mar Maidenwell Gathering pub 074-1646-133 see festivals page here
24 Mar Morningside Bush Dance - Vic or Jan 07-3848-7706
28 Apr Morningside Bush Dance - Vic or Jan 07-3848-7706
Sat 3 THE RAGTONE RAMBLERS, Stompin' at the Beardo. 3pm - 5pm at the Bearded Lady - front bar sessions, 138 Boundary Street, West End. thebeardedlady.com.au/events and a limited number available at the door. - see the Poster
Sat 3 MUSIC BY THE SEA CONCERT SERIES, presents The London Klezmer Quartet The London Klezmer Quartet is a dynamic group of performers whose deep understanding of klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Eastern European Jews, is reflected in exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances that captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds. 7:30pm at the Sandgate Town Hall, Seymour Street, Sandgate. Tickets: Adult: $30, Concession: $25, available online at www.musicbythesea.com.au and a limited number available at the door.
Sun 4 THE GLASSHOUSE MUSOS EUDLO EVENTS at 1 to 4pm first Sunday of every month. See Regular Events for other Musos events. Info: Dr Michael Whiticker mob.0419 026 895 See details: Website and here at FACEBOOK
Sun 4 WATLING & BATES, Small Town Tales Album Launch, 2 pm at the Eden Creek Hall, Brown Knob Rd, Eden Creek, but don't look for the sign as someone has pinched it already as a souvenir. It will be a relaxed afternoon in the country, with three sets of music starting from 3 pm. We will be joined by Thor Phillips on guitar and Dobro, with Johnny Rumble joining us on the bull fiddle later in the afternoon. Afternoon tea and a sausage sizzle dinner will be available to purchase from the Eden Creek Hall Committee to assist with hall fundraising. The event is BYO, there is no mobile signal, and sales are cash only. There is no cover charge, but CDs will be available for sale. Two of the tracks have already been released to video, so you can have a sneak peek here: I Got Gold and also Old Times
Mon 5 GOOD TUNES SESSION WEST END, 7.30-9.30pm, Mondays fortnightly. At The Burrow, 52 Russell St, West End. Play a selection of folk tunes from all over the world. Music books provided, all acoustic musicians welcome. Great food, drink available. Free entry! Info: David De Santi - See Whats On visit: www.goodtunes.com.au or see Facebook: goodtunesfolk more info: - See Article
Tue 6 HILLS BLUEGRASS JAM - 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 7:30 to 10:00pm in the grounds of Hills Church, 79 Queens Road Everton Hills. (Drive down to main complex. Walk past admin building, to prefab 'the Cubby'. Free entry. Bluegrass only! Beginners welcome. Info: Peter Wyndham 3351 5233; Paul Mills 0408 900 863 - What's On
Tue 6 BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (BUg), 7.30pm Blackboard. Jordan Brodie, My Nightingale. $10. New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick Street, New Farm. Licensed, Meals, Tea & coffee. Info: Dick Halligan web: www.brisbaneunpluggedgigs.org - See Article
Wed 7 RED HILL FOLK, Blackboard night. A night dedicated to blackboard performers. If you'd like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne. 7:30 pm, Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Rd, Red Hill, Brisbane. $2 entry. snacks, licensed. Info: Anne 07-3366-2248 - See Article
Fri 9 STORYTELLING UNPLUGGED, - means stories (personal, family, folktales, legends etc) shared orally (without a mike) to entertain your listeners. Venue: Grange Library Meeting Room on the 2nd Friday of each month starting at 7.30 pm till 9pm (except April). Our first get-together for 2018 was 9 Feb. Host opens with a tale. Adults and children +12 are welcome. Don't have to tell, just enjoy. Tea / Coffee provided. Suggested donation $5/$2 conc or a story. Contact Meg for more info: Meg Philp Storyteller Phone: Heather 07-3289-4708
Tue 13 BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (BUg), 7.30pm Blackboard. Norskiosk, Tin star. $10. New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick Street, New Farm. Licensed, Meals, Tea & coffee. Info: Dick Halligan web: www.brisbaneunpluggedgigs.org - See Article
Wed 14 RED HILL FOLK, Special Guests - Ken Nicol and Fiona Ross. 7:30 pm, Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Rd, Red Hill, Brisbane. $2 entry. snacks, licensed. Info: Anne 07-3366-2248 - See Article
Thur 15 DOUBLE-HEADER HOUSE CONCERT - KEN NICOL AND FIONA ROSS, Time: 7:30pm - 10pm. Entry: $20 / $15 conc. Supper provided, BYO: Grog. Bookings: Please contact Anne Infante on 07-3366-2248 or As space is limited we ask that all bookings be prepaid (and will be non-refundable) to: Bank: National Australia Bank, BSB: 084-115 Account No: 541354389. Account Name: Ms A M Infante. Then email Anne at and she will send you the address of the venue.
Sat 17 CONTRA DANCE, 2 - 4.30pm. New venue in 2018. Anglican Church Hall, corner Killarney & Cork Streets, Yeronga, $4 to cover costs. All Welcome. Please invite anyone you know who may be interested (Dances will be called). Enquiries: or call Paul: 07-3395-8956 and See Article
Sat 17 FRANKIE ARMSTRONG SINGS BRECHT, and other delights Doors 6pm - 7.30pm Perforamce. Renowned British folksinger touring at the Green Owl Cafe 52 Brookes Street, Bowen Hills, Brisbane. Tickets: $25/$15 conc. BOOKINGS Food platters and bar available. More info: Ann - 0401 68 38 30 After a long absence from the Brisbane music scene, Frankie Armstrong - legendary British folksinger, and workshop leader par excellence - is returning on Saturday 17th of March for a one only concert at the Green Owl Cafe. In addition to the traditional and contemporary folk repertoire for which she is renowned, Frankie will also perform works by Bertolt Brecht - some of the most powerful and theatrical songs of the 20th Century. While these songs are a long time passion of Frankie's, this is the first time that she will perform them in Australia. Frankie will be accompanied by instrumentalists, Philip Griffin and Jude Iddison.
Sun 18 FOLK REDLANDS, St. Paddy's day in true Celtic fashion with a good ol' fashioned jam session. Bring your best Irish songs.; Pre-register your interest by contacting us: . Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba. 1-4pm. folkredlands: calendar-2017 and see the website index: www.folkredlands.org Info: Colin Nightingale 0422 372 678. - See Article
Mon 19 GOOD TUNES SESSION WEST END, 7.30-9.30pm, Mondays fortnightly. At The Burrow, 52 Russell St, West End. Play a selection of folk tunes from all over the world. Music books provided, all acoustic musicians welcome. Great food, drink available. Free entry! Info: David De Santi - See Whats On visit: www.goodtunes.com.au or see Facebook: goodtunesfolk more info: - See Article
Tue 20 HILLS BLUEGRASS JAM - 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 7:30 to 10:00pm in the grounds of Hills Church, 79 Queens Road Everton Hills. (Drive down to main complex. Walk past admin building, to prefab 'the Cubby'. Free entry. Bluegrass only! Beginners welcome. Info: Peter Wyndham 3351 5233; Paul Mills 0408 900 863 - What's On
Tue 20 BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (BUg), 7.30pm Blackboard. Don Jarmey, Sarah Calderwood. $10. New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick Street, New Farm. Licensed, Meals, Tea & coffee. Info: Dick Halligan web: www.brisbaneunpluggedgigs.org - See Article
Wed 21 RED HILL FOLK, John Kane CD Launch. (8:15pm - 9:15pm). 7:30 pm, Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Rd, Red Hill, Brisbane. $2 entry. snacks, licensed. Info: Anne 07-3366-2248 - See Article
Tue 27 BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (BUg), 7.30pm Blackboard. StillHouse Crowd, TBC. $10. New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick Street, New Farm. Licensed, Meals, Tea & coffee. Info: Dick Halligan web: www.brisbaneunpluggedgigs.org - See Article
Wed 28 RED HILL FOLK, Blackboard night. A night dedicated to blackboard performers. If you'd like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne. 7:30 pm, Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Rd, Red Hill, Brisbane. $2 entry. snacks, licensed. Info: Anne 07-3366-2248 - See Article
Sat 31 THE CRYSTAL WATERS MUSIC CLUB, 6.30pm. Monthly on the last Saturday of each month on The Deck at Crystal Waters Ecovillage, 65 Kilcoy Lane Conondale. Entry is $10 and there will be delicious food and a bar! Camping is available in the village which nestles in the hills behind Maleny. We'd love to see you there! for more details
APRIL
Mon 2 GOOD TUNES SESSION WEST END, 7.30-9.30pm, Mondays fortnightly. At The Burrow, 52 Russell St, West End. Play a selection of folk tunes from all over the world. Music books provided, all acoustic musicians welcome. Great food, drink available. Free entry! Info: David De Santi - See Whats On visit: www.goodtunes.com.au or see Facebook: goodtunesfolk more info: - See Article
Tue 3 HILLS BLUEGRASS JAM - 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 7:30 to 10:00pm in the grounds of Hills Church, 79 Queens Road Everton Hills. (Drive down to main complex. Walk past admin building, to prefab 'the Cubby'. Free entry. Bluegrass only! Beginners welcome. Info: Peter Wyndham 3351 5233; Paul Mills 0408 900 863 - What's On

DATE CLAIMS

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2018
10 Feb Contra Dance - Sheree: 0403202298 new venue in 2018. Anglican Church Hall, cnr Killarney & Cork Streets, Yeronga. Sheree: 0403202298
24 Feb Morningside Bush Dance - Vic or Jan 07-3848-7706
2-4 Mar Mulgowie Music Michael 0437-736-799, Pub 07 5465 9127 (pack up Sunday morning.)
9-11 Mar Maidenwell Gathering pub 074-1646-133
17 Mar Contra Dance - Sheree: 0403202298 new venue in 2018. Anglican Church Hall, cnr Killarney & Cork Streets, Yeronga, Sheree: 0403202298
24 Mar Morningside Bush Dance - Vic or Jan 07-3848-7706
29 Mar - 2 April 2018 NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL - See Article
14 Apr Contra Dance - Sheree: 0403202298 new venue in 2018. Anglican Church Hall, cnr Killarney & Cork Streets, Yeronga, Sheree: 0403202298
28 Apr Morningside Bush Dance - Vic or Jan 07-3848-7706
19 May Contra Dance - Sheree: 0403202298 Anglican Church Hall, cnr Killarney & Cork Streets, Yeronga, Sheree: 0403202298
26 May Morningside Bush Dance - Vic or Jan 07-3848-7706
30 June Contra Dance - Sheree: 0403202298 Anglican Church Hall, cnr Killarney & Cork Streets, Yeronga, Sheree: 0403202298
23 June Morningside Bush Dance - Vic or Jan 07-3848-7706
21 July Contra Dance - Sheree: 0403202298 Anglican Church Hall, cnr Killarney & Cork Streets, Yeronga, Sheree: 0403202298
28 July Colonial Ball - Vic or Jan 07-3848-7706
11 August Contra Dance - Sheree: 0403202298 Anglican Church Hall, cnr Killarney & Cork Streets, Yeronga, Sheree: 0403202298
25 August Morningside Bush Dance - Vic or Jan 07-3848-7706
22 Sept Morningside Bush Dance - Vic or Jan 07-3848-7706
22 Sept Contra Dance - Sheree: 0403202298 Anglican Church Hall, cnr Killarney & Cork Streets, Yeronga, Sheree: 0403202298
13 Oct Contra Dance - Sheree: 0403202298 Anglican Church Hall, cnr Killarney & Cork Streets, Yeronga, Sheree: 0403202298
27 Oct Morningside Bush Dance - Vic or Jan 07-3848-7706
10 Nov Contra Dance - Sheree: 0403202298 Anglican Church Hall, cnr Killarney & Cork Streets, Yeronga, Sheree: 0403202298
24 Nov Morningside Bush Dance - Vic or Jan 07-3848-7706
8 Dec Contra Dance - Sheree: 0403202298 Anglican Church Hall, cnr Killarney & Cork Streets, Yeronga, Sheree: 0403202298

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