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LATE APRIL
Sat 22 COAST ACOUSTICS, open mic!! starts 1pm. + Special Guest Hailey Calvert at 4-5pm, 4th Saturdays at Country Paradise, 231 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang. See the POSTER. Cost: $10 for non members and $5 for members. Info: See FaceBook website - www.coastacoustics.com.au and - See Article
Sun 23 GOODWILLS HOUSE CONCERT: Kelly Cork & Brad Butcher + The Goodwills, Maleny House Concert. Starts at 2pm. Tickets are $15/$12 and afternoon tea will be available. Bookings are essential - or call 0438-525-119 - See Article
Tue 25 BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (Bug), 7.30pm Blackboard. Daylight Moon, Good Company. $10/$7 conc. New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick Street, New Farm. Licensed, Meals, Tea & coffee. Info: Dick Halligan web: www.brisbaneunpluggedgigs.org - See Article
Wed 26 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
Thur 27 GOOD TUNES SESSION WEST END, 7.30-9.30pm, Thursdays 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
Fri 28 - Sun 30 WOODFORDIA - THE PLANTING FESTIVAL - BOOKINGS Visit WEBSITE - See Article
Sun 30 GOD BLESS AMERICA WITH FRED SMITH - 2.30 - 5pm, 80 Boundary Road, Bardon. BOOKINGS Visit Magda Community Arts Phone:  0400 497 422  - See Article
MAY
Tue 2 BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (Bug), 7.30pm Blackboard. Hailey Calvert, Pandoras Karavan. $10/$7 conc. New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick Street, New Farm. Licensed, Meals, Tea & coffee. Info: Dick Halligan web: www.brisbaneunpluggedgigs.org - See Article
Wed 3 KILCOY OPEN MIC, at the Kilcoy Exchange Hotel. 6pm-9pm
Wed 3 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
Fri 5 FOCO NUEVO - A Tribute to Joan Baez "Gracias a la Vida" + JUMPING FENCES (Sue Monk, Lachlan Hurse). 8pm, $10/$7conc. Kurilpa Hall, 174 Boundary St., West End. Tea, coffee cakes, and light refreshments available. BYO event. visit www.foconuevo.org.au - See Article
Fri 5 THE WEST END SESSIONS Live in Concert: Kristina Olsen (USA) + Gone Molly Address: cnr Vulture & Sussex Sts, West End, Brisbane. (in the old Uniting Church) 7pm - 9.30pm, $25 adult /20 concession /10 child online. ALL AGES (with an adult supervisor), alcohol-free. Family tickets available. Website BOOKINGS This is an alcohol-free event and supper is provided for a gold coin donation. - See Article
Sat 6 OLDE ENGLISH FAIR!, An Olde English Fair at St George's Anglican Church in Birkdale, between 8am and 2pm. Belswagger Morris will be performing and we'd love to have some musicians to perform on the day who would fit the Old English/Irish/ Scottish theme. CONTACT: Annmaree (Collins), Anglican Parish of Waterloo Bay, 0432 270 846.
Sat 6 MUSIC BY THE SEA CONCERT SERIES, Presents: JEFF LANG - album launch. In a career spanning twenty-five years and at least as many recordings, 'Alone In Bad Company' is Jeff Lang's momentous new album which presents the most organic union of Lang's talents and influences yet. Released through ABC Music on February 24th this year 'Alone In Bad Company' is filled with exquisitely sung stories and melodies demonstrating that, Lang is nothing if not a lover of song. 7:30pm, Sandgate Town Hall, Seymour Street, Sandgate. Tickets: Adult $40 - Concession $35. Detailed programme information + Tix available online at www.musicbythesea.com.au
Sat 6 & Sun 7 Maleny - Baroque Concerts, Featuring the Inspiration Choir, orchestra and soloists under the direction of Kim Kirkman performing Vivaldi's Gloria and other favourites. On Saturday 6th at 11am and 3pm.
plus Sunday 7th May at 2pm. At the Life Gallery - 926 Maleny-Montville Road Maleny. Tickets are $20.00 or $25.00 which includes morning/afternoon tea. Bookings through Lift 5435 2303 or Online TryBOOKINGS
Sun 7 SING-A-SONG-ASYLUM. 4.00pm-6.30pm. Please, come and join internationally renowned folk trio Cloudstreet, along with Good Company, The Bessies and Pandora as they Sing-A-Song-Asylum to raise legal and material aid funds for people seeking asylum in Queensland (read more about Communify's Asylum Circle project HERE). At the Newmarket Bowls Club, 212 Ashgrove Ave, Newmarket. $20 for adults, $15 concession, children under 15 free. Tickets are available HERE! For more information contact - Mandy Cox on 0421-662-566 or Download your poster here! Cloudstreet - Internationally renowned folk trio; The Bessies - Dave, Erin, Kiri and Rosalind. 4 great voices plus the chance to play all the instruments they own! Good Company - A clever, quirky choir afraid of no song; Pandora - Ann Bermingham and Helen Rowe sing originals, Australian and traditional tunes.
Sun 7 FOLK REDLANDS, Blackboard 1-3pm followed by Jason Darling Rhythm Workshop & Performance at the Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba. 1-4pm - for more info: www.folkredlands.org/calendar/calendar-2017 and see the website index: www.folkredlands.org Info: Patrick Burke 0415 645 206 or Sandra Nelson 0403 342 228. - See Article
Sun 7 THE GLASSHOUSE MUSOS EUDLO EVENTS, Eudlo Hall, 19 Rosebed st, Eudlo. 1-4pm first Sunday of every month. See Regular Events for other Musos events. Info: dr Michael Whiticker mob.0419 026 895 website: www.glasshousemusos.com.au
Tue 9 THE GLASSHOUSE MUSOS, at the Beerwah Hotel, 7 - 10pm. Second Tuesday of every month. See Regular Events Info: dr Michael Whiticker mob.0419 026 895 website: www.glasshousemusos.com.au
Tue 9 ALL DAY BREAKFAST STRINGBAND IN KYOGLE, - See Article
Tue 9 BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (Bug), 7.30pm Blackboard. Jan Davis, Unsung Heroes. $10/$7 conc. New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick Street, New Farm. Licensed, Meals, Tea & coffee. Info: Dick Halligan web: www.brisbaneunpluggedgigs.org - See Article
Wed 10 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
Thur 11 GOOD TUNES SESSION WEST END, 7.30-9.30pm, Thursdays 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 Facebook: goodtunesfolk more info: - See Article
Thur 11 GOOD TUNES SESSION WEST END, 7.30-9.30pm, Thursdays 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
Sat 13 CONTRA DANCE, 2 - 4.30pm. Uniting Church Hall, cnr Kingsley Pde & Kadumba St, Yeronga. Live music, $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 13 SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE with ZUMPA Presented by Studio 188 Ipswich, 188 Brisbane Street, Ipswich, Queensland 4305. 8pm. Music lovers can enjoy an exciting and diverse mix of live music concerts performed by exceptionally talented musicians from across the globe. Offering an experience like no other, Saturday Night Live brings world-class music to Ipswich for one-of-a-kind performances. Tickets $25.00 | Table (of 4) $72.00 Tickets from: Studio188: Bookings and See Article
Sat 13 FOLK AT MAGDA'S, 80 Boundary Road, Bardon, with seasoned performers: Gary Shepherd and 3 Miles From Texas. Blackboard spots from 6.30pm; headline performers from 7.30pm BOOKINGS and visit Magda Community Arts main page Phone:  0400 497 422  - TICKETS:
Sat 13 MONIQUE CLARE, VENUE: Queen St Mall, down outside the Wintergarden. ENTRY: FREE!. Simon Svoboda and David Moran will be joining me to make a cello trio! We'll be filling out my original songs with an epic feast of cello arrangements to knock your socks off and make you wish you had a cello trio following you around providing you with the soundtrack to your life. I'm REALLY excited about this one. FACEBOOK Page and Youtube video HERE
Sat 13 THE BALKANICS, VENUE: Maleny RSL Hall. Admission: $20 + $15 (conc). Bar, food and Turkish coffee. THE BALKANICS play high-energy music from the Balkans (especially Macedonia). The music is energetic and infectious. The Balkanics include Anthony Pizzica (rezouki, tambura), Linsey Pollak (sax, gaida, clarini), Philip Griffin (electric bass, tambura), Ric Halstead (sax, flute) & Tunji Beier (drums). See the POSTER
Sun 14 MUSICA ITALIANO STYLE IN BUNYA, music by Zumpa, support by Lizzie Flynn (singer-songwriter). WHAT: Afternoon House Concert at the 'palazzo' of Judy and Matt in Bunya, north Brisbane. DETAILS: Doors open at 1pm. Music from 2pm till 4.30pm Glass of prosecco on arrival - BYO more alcoholic drinks. Nibbles with Italian flavour BYO a chair, rug. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL WITH PRE-PAYMENT: Tickets $20 per adult, $10 youth (U18) For further details call David De Santi 0409571788 and See Article
Tue 16 BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (Bug), 7.30pm Blackboard. Cloudstreet, Angela Toohey Trio. $10/$7 conc. New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick Street, New Farm. Licensed, Meals, Tea & coffee. Info: Dick Halligan web: www.brisbaneunpluggedgigs.org - See Article
Wed 17 RED HILL FOLK, Special Guests - No Tension (8:30pm - 9:10pm) - (Alison Bell (vocals mandolin), Heather Smart (violin), Michael Bourne (guitar , vocals, Kay Armstrong (double bass). 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 20 JOHN FEGAN in CONCERT at MAGDA'S, 80 Boundary Road, Bardon, with Robin Etter-Cleave, Brian Brett and Ian Evans. 7.30pm-10pm BOOKINGS and visit Magda Community Arts main page Phone:  0400 497 422  - TICKETS:
Sat 20 COAST ACOUSTICS, open mic!! starts 1pm. + Special Guest TBA at 4-5pm, 4th Saturdays at Country Paradise, 231 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang. See the POSTER. Cost: $10 for non members and $5 for members. Info: See FaceBook website - www.coastacoustics.com.au and - See Article
Sun 21 FOLK REDLANDS, Blackboard 1-3pm followed by Tin Star (Penny Boys, Cathy Bell and Dan Grant) at the Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba. 1-4pm. www.folkredlands.org Info: Patrick Burke 0415 645 206 or Sandra Nelson 0403 342 228. - See Article
Tue 23 BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (Bug), 7.30pm Blackboard. Angharad Drake, Out of Abingdon. $10/$7 conc. New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick Street, New Farm. Licensed, Meals, Tea & coffee. Info: Dick Halligan web: www.brisbaneunpluggedgigs.org - See Article
Wed 24 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
Thur 25 GOOD TUNES SESSION WEST END, 7.30-9.30pm, Thursdays 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
Fri 26 OUT OF ABINGDON at SPAGHETTI AND JAZZ, 30-34 Commerce Drive Robina. 6.30 - 9.30pm, - Spaghetti and Jazz
Tue 30 BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (Bug), 7.30pm Blackboard. Monique Clare, Karen Anderson. $10/$7 conc. New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick Street, New Farm. Licensed, Meals, Tea & coffee. Info: Dick Halligan web: www.brisbaneunpluggedgigs.org - See Article
EARLY JUNE
Thur 9 GOOD TUNES SESSION WEST END, 7.30-9.30pm, Thursdays 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 Facebook: goodtunesfolk more info: - See Article
Sat 3 FOLK AT THE FRIARY will be ON at "The Old Friary", Brookfield Centre for Christian Spirituality, 139 Brookfield Road, KENMORE HILLS. Phone: (07) 3878 3348. OFFICE HOURS: M-F 9.30am-1.30pm

DATE CLAIMS

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2017
Visit website MEREDITH JAM CAMP, in Meredith, VIC, in Recess until further notification! Some Brisbane and surrounds people attend this event every year. More information at www.meredithjamcamp.com
12 May Early Colonial Dance usually 2nd Fridays See for more info.
13 May Contra Dance - Paul: 07-3395-8956
27 May Morningside Bush Dance - Vic or Jan 07-3848-7706
3 June Indigidayout & Folk Redlands Music Festival. 10am-4pm More Info: Folk Redlands Calendar
3 June Contra Dance - Paul: 07-3395-8956
16 June Early Colonial Dance usually 2nd Fridays See for more info.
24 June Morningside Bush Dance - Vic or Jan 07-3848-7706
08 July Contra Dance - Paul: 07-3395-8956
14 July Early Colonial Dance usually 2nd Fridays See for more info.
22 July Colonial Ball - Vic or Jan 07-3848-7706
4-6 Aug Mulgowie Music Michael 0437 736 799, Pub 07 5465 9127 (pack up Sunday morning.) CHANGED DATE from Sept TO AUGUST. - see festivals entry here
11 August Early Colonial Dance usually 2nd Fridays See for more info.
12 August Contra Dance - Paul: 07-3395-8956
26 August Morningside Bush Dance - Vic or Jan 07-3848-7706
1-3 Sept Maleny Music Festival - see festivals entry here
8 Sept Early Colonial Dance usually 2nd Fridays See for more info.
8-10 Sept Neurum Creek 2017 Website - see festivals entry here
23 Sept Morningside Bush Dance - Vic or Jan 07-3848-7706
23 Sept Contra Dance - Paul: 07-3395-8956
first w/e Oct ?? Maidenwell Music weekend pub Debra 0741646133
07 Oct Contra Dance - Paul: 07-3395-8956
13 Oct Early Colonial Dance usually 2nd Fridays See for more info.
27-29 Oct Dorrigo Folk & BlueGrass Festival, 0266571180, www.dorrigofolkbluegrass.com.au
28 Oct Morningside Bush Dance - Vic or Jan 07-3848-7706
2-5 Nov Imbil Acoustic Music Weekend, for bookings email the or call 07-5484-5196
10 Nov Early Colonial Dance usually 2nd Fridays See for more info.
11 Nov Contra Dance - Paul: 07-3395-8956
25 Nov Morningside Bush Dance - Vic or Jan 07-3848-7706
Thurs last w/e Nov OzManouche Festival, www.ozmanouche.com
8 Dec Early Colonial Dance usually 2nd Fridays See for more info.
27 Dec - 1 Jan 2018 Woodford Folk Festival - 07-5496-1066, www.woodfordfolkfestival.com

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