| Brisbane Unplugged Gigs - BUg
| Red Hill Folk
| Folk Redlands |
| Foco Nuevo
| Glasshouse Mountains Musician's Club
| Gold Coast Acoustic Music Club |
| GlenView Folk Club
| Club Acoustic Maleny RSL
| Strummers Toowoomba
| Toowoomba FC
| Warwick FC |
| Music @ the HUB
| Coowonga FC
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
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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).
READ About Who's Coming HERE!
STARTING TIME: 7.30pm
A small door charge of $10. 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
2018 is a year of positive change for Folk Redlands! We are moving to a bigger and
better once a month event on the 3rd Sunday of the month. We will have not just one but two great
headline acts plus walk up blackboard spots. Due to popular demand we will be holding at least three
special workshops this year.
FEBRUARY 18, Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a special Celtic
Jam Session. Bring your best Irish tunes and be ready for a croon. Pre-register your interest by contacting us: email@example.com
3-4pm: Feature Acts.
Folk Redlands concerts are on the 3rd the Sunday of the month.
Juju Minto - 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 two featured act.
Events on the third 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:
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More Info: Colin Nightingale 0448 142 883
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
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.
FEBRUARY 21 - BLACKBOARD NIGHT: See above.
FEBRUARY 28 - Special Guest – Evan Mathieson: (8:30pm – 9:10pm).
A cheerful survivor from the days when it was dangerous to sing folk songs in Queensland, ever-popular Evan
shares songs from the best in the folk tradition, accompanying himself on guitar and his own hand-crafted
autoharps ('Aussieharps'. His open-minded approach to music makes him receptive to all genres – Traditional
and Contemporary, Gospel and Blues, Jazz and Jug, either with instruments or gloriously unaccompanied – his total lack of prejudice frames his ongoing musical philosophy, There are only two kinds of music — Good and Bad!
MARCH 2018 PROGRAMME & SPECIAL GUESTS
MARCH 7 - BLACKBOARD NIGHT: A night dedicated to
blackboard performers. If you’d like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne.
MARCH 14 - Special Guests – Ken Nicol and Fiona Ross:
(8:30pm – 9:10pm)
Highly respected singers and musicians, KEN NICOL and FIONA ROSS, combine their talents in a
concert to delight anyone with an interest in great music and great songs. This unique double-header event
shouldn’t be missed. Ken Nicol, brilliant guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer from Preston UK,
has been rightly hailed as one of the UK’s finest and most exciting guitarists. An ex-Albion Band and
Steeleye Span member, his stunning performances cover the spectrum from blues to rock, effortlessly
taking in folk, jazz, ragtime, ballads and more; his fingerpicking style is fast, fluent and at times just mesmerising. As a singer, Ken evokes a wide range of emotions in his audience; as a songwriter he demonstrates
these abilities in his clever and well-crafted material.
Ken Nicol Webite /
Facebook: Ken Nicol.
Scottish-born singer Fiona Ross is flying the flag for the Scots singing tradition in her adopted
home in Australia. Fiona joins forces with Ken to deliver a captivating and dynamic set of traditional
Scots songs, including material from the highly acclaimed album Clyde’s Water (recorded with virtuoso
Celtic guitarist Tony McManus). An esteemed tradition bearer in her native Scotland, Fiona brings
knowledge, passion & commitment to her performance. Her honest, evocative singing style and extensive
repertoire showcase the richness, depth and diversity of the Scots song tradition.
Fiona Ross Webite
MARCH 21 - JOHN KANE CD LAUNCH: (8:15pm – 9:15pm)
A member of the internationally successful 1960s-70s Brisbane band New World (originally New World Trio)
with hits such as Try To Remember, Tom-Tom Turnaround and Living Next Door to Alice,
John later pursued an academic career and is now Professor in the School of Government and International
Relations at Griffith University. An outstanding songwriter with a beautifully melodious voice, John
rekindled his love of music and has begun performing around Brisbane at venues that include, most happily
(his words), Red Hill Folk. Yielding to suggestions / requests / demands! from his many fans, he has
lately been spending time with Mark Smith at Real Productions and has finally released his long-awaited
debut solo CD, Australia Made Me. John is an entertaining performer not to be missed.
MARCH 28 - 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!
For more information, ring MC 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
VENUE: KURILPA HALL, 174 Boundary Street, West End
1st Friday of the month at 8pm
3 MILES FROM TEXAS
See performers details HERE.
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 evening begins at 8pm, Entry is $10 / $7 conc.
BYO: cakes / tea / coffee / alcohol.
Info: / / www.foconuevo.org.au
& For Performers:
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, Soft Drinks and
Water for purchase.
Doors at 6pm February 17 - performance at 7pm 'Irish Pub night'
SILKEN THOMAS. See the
Why not visit our Facebook page
Bookings Essential: or phone 0499 999 772 to secure your table, if unanswered
please leave a message, thank you.
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 NOVEMBER
Every 4th Saturday, 1-3pm.
Special November Guest JULIE HAYES at 3:30-4:30 pm.
See Calendar page for details of their website.
See the POSTER
At Country Paradise Parklands, 231 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang.
NON MEMBERS: $10 (Annual Membership $10). Members entry is $5.
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
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:
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
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
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.
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.
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 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
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.