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LATE MARCH
Sat 25 COAST ACOUSTICS, open mic!! starts 1pm. + Special Guest Stephen Dorrington 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
Sat 25 SOUNDS OF NOWRUZ - Celebration Iranian New Year & Culture at MAGDA COMMUNITY ARTZ, Music and Culture with Shirin Majd. - Doors from 7pm. Please be seated by 7.20 for Concert 7.30pm, 80 Boundary Road, Bardon. BOOKINGS OR: BOOKINGS Visit Magda Community Arts Phone:  0400 497 422  - See Article
Tue 28 BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (Bug), 7.30pm Blackboard. Alfanant, The Songs of Tony McKenniarey. $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 29 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 30 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
APRIL
Sat 1 FOLK THE OLD FRIARY, HAILEY CALVERT plus MONIQUE CLARE 139 Brookfield Road, KENMORE HILLS. Not to be missed! Beautifully intimate venue, in an old Queenslander, out in the bush in Kenmore Hills. See the POSTER Monique Clare will be be playing her original songs, weaving cello and vocal lines together - something like this: Blind (If you haven't seen the video already)! "I'm really excited about this one! It's going to be almost completely solo, but I do have a friend visiting from America who is a phenomenal musician and may be getting up to play a few songs with me! His name is Kai Welch, and last time he was in Australia was for a tour with Grammy award-winning singer, Abigail Washburn". 7:30pm, Entry: Adults $15, children/pensioners $7.50, families $30 Family friendly. Facebook event and see Monique Clare page
Sat 1 MUSIC BY THE SEA CONCERT SERIES, Presents: Alexandre Da Costa - Violin Xtreme 7:30pm, Sandgate Town Hall, Seymour Street, Sandgate. Tickets: Adult $40 - Concession $35. Detailed programme information + Tix available online at www.musicbythesea.com.au - and See Article
Sun 2 FOLK REDLANDS, Blackboard 1-3pm followed by Pat Drummond Workshop & Performance - in celebration of St. Patrick's Day 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 2 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 4 BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (Bug), 7.30pm Blackboard. John Malcolm, Amanda Gilmour. $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 5 KILCOY OPEN MIC, at the Kilcoy Exchange Hotel. 6pm-9pm
Wed 5 RED HILL FOLK, Special Guests - The Thomsons with Jodi Murtha (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
Fri 7 THE SHED NANANGO featuring - Fromseier Hockings (DEN) husband and wife duo, they have have won the Danish Folk artist Awards. They are also part of Himmerland www.fromseierhockings.com at The Shed, little Drayton St, Nanango. Starts 7pm. For details call Jane Erkins 0400-631-677
Fri 7 FOCO NUEVO - TBA + 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
Sat 8 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 8 MAGDA COMMUNITY ARTZ, Tarantella Dance Workshop, With touring Sicilian band Oi Dipnoi - Youtube. 2.30pm! Doors from 2pm, 80 Boundary Road, Bardon. BOOKINGS and visit Magda Community Arts main page Phone:  0400 497 422  - TICKETS: See the POSTER.
Sat 8 MAGDA COMMUNITY ARTZ, MUSICA NOMADICA VIA ITALIA - OI DIPNOI (Sicily), With ZUMPA. Oi Dipnoi (trio) plays traditional/original folk from the Mediterranean and uses both traditional and modern instruments such as accordion, Sicilian bagpipe, jew's harp, tambourine and bass. They sing in Sicilian and Italian as well: Youtube plus Zumpa (trio) is led by Australian folk musician David De Santi with 2 new paesani from Brisbane - Gareth (Garetino) Mews and Innes (Giacomo) Campbell. A selection of old classic Italian folk tunes with the mandatory tarantella's and Neapolitan tunes. Zumpa website 7.30pm, 80 Boundary Road, Bardon. BOOKINGS and visit Magda Community Arts main page Phone:  0400 497 422  - TICKETS: See the POSTER.
Sun 9 THE SHED NANANGO featuring - Les Poules a Colin (CAN) very upbeat Canadian Folk Group www.lespoulesacolin.com at The Shed, little Drayton St, Nanango. Starts 7pm. For details call Jane Erkins 0400-631-677
Tue 11 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 11 BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (Bug), 7.30pm Blackboard. Luan Baldwin, Sadie and Jay. $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 12 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 13 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
Sun 16 FOLK REDLANDS, Blackboard 1-3pm followed by SOMETHING ELSE - Anne Infante and Mary Brettell 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 18 BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (Bug), 7.30pm Blackboard. Jodi Murtha, The 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 19 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 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, Special Guests - One More Dollar (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
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
31 March 2nd April AUTUMN DAZE CAMPING WEEKEND, 31 March, 1st April, returning on the morning of the 2nd. - 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
EARLY MAY
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.
Sat 6 MUSIC BY THE SEA CONCERT SERIES, Presents: JEFF LANG - album launch 7:30pm, Sandgate Town Hall, Seymour Street, Sandgate. Tickets: Adult $40 - Concession $35. Detailed programme information + Tix available online at www.musicbythesea.com.au
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

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
25 Mar Morningside Bush Dance - Vic or Jan 07-3848-7706
Apr 7 Early Colonial Dance usually 2nd Fridays See for more info.
08 Apr Contra Dance - Paul: 07-3395-8956
22 Apr Morningside Bush Dance - Vic or Jan 07-3848-7706
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 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 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
8 Sept Early Colonial Dance usually 2nd Fridays See for more info.
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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