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LATE NOVEMBER
Mon 20 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 21 BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (Bug), 7.30pm Blackboard. Chanel Lucas, John Fegan. $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 22 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 23-Sun26 Oz MANOUCHE FESTIVAL, Gypsy Jazz, fantastic line up of artists like Nell Greco Quartet, Date Brothers, Spyglass Gypsies, Jon Delaney Trio, Shenzo Grigorio, Cameron Ford Quartet, Francis Diatschenko, Cameron Jones... and many more. Bookings are now available reserve your booking NOW! Festival Passes are available to all shows at a discounted price. Booked Seating Festival Pass - $180, General Admission Festival Pass - $120. Festival passes are available by calling the Brisbane Jazz Club Office 07-3391-2006 or
BJC BOOKINGS - Visit OzManouche website: HERE
Fri 24 OUT OF ABINGDON, at Spaghetti and Jazz. We'll be heading back to Robina on Queensland's Gold Coast for another night of sweet music making, fine food, wine and the lovely hospitality from the good folk at Spaghetti and Jazz! 6:30pm 9:30pm, visit OOA website dates - Venue: Spaghetti and Jazz
Sat 25 COAST ACOUSTICS CHRISTMAS PARTY, Our last Open Mic / Concert for 2017 will be a HUGE Christmas celebration with oodles of music, song, food and friendship... all the ingredients that make Coast Acoustics so awesome! Starts 1pm till 8:30pm. + Special Guests
1:00 - 3:30pm - Open Mic,
4:00 - 5:00pm - Feature Artist (and our very own member) Julie Hayes see "POSTER"
5:30 - 6:30pm - Dinner under the fig trees: Pizza, pasta and salad
6:45 - 7:45pm - Rock Bizz Trivia Quizz ...with prizes for the winning team!  
at Country Paradise, 231 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang. $10 for non members and $5 for members. Info: MUST BE a financial member of Coast Acoustics to attend the dinner & Rock Bizz Quizz. Cost: $5.00 Inclusive of dinner & Rock Bizz Quizz. Yes, that's right! Just the usual $5.00 entry fee for the Open Mic & Concert for EVERYTHING!!! Additional donations welcome if you are feeling generous. Note: New members who join on the day will pay $15.00 membership PLUS an additional $5.00 to cover catering ie $20 total if joining on 25th Nov. What you need to do now: We need numbers for catering so... Register your name/s at www.goldcoastacoustics.com.au OR Send an See also FaceBook - See Clubs page
Tue 28 BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (Bug), 7.30pm Blackboard. Leigh Harris, Bridget O'Donoghue and Friends. $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, Special Guests - Cloudstreet. 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
DECEMBER - JANUARY
DECEMBER
December MAGDA EVENTS - DETAILS & BOOKINGS
Fri 1 OUT OF ABINGDON, at Spaghetti and Jazz. We'll be heading back to Robina on Queensland's Gold Coast for another night of sweet music making, fine food, wine and the lovely hospitality from the good folk at Spaghetti and Jazz! 6:30pm 9:30pm, visit OOA website dates - Venue: Spaghetti and Jazz
Fri 1 ZUMPA AND UNICORO, - The Retro Bar Kenmore, 4/2071 Moggill Rd, Kenmore QLD7:00pm - 10:00pm. Facebook event and visit for BOOKINGS
Fri 1 FOCO NUEVO - two booked acts TBA + 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
Sat 2 CONTRA DANCE, 2 - 4.30pm. Last for 2017, new venue in 2018. 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 2 MUSIC BY THE SEA CONCERT - FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT, Presenting: Andre Reginato, Sarah Hopkins, Mark Cryle, Carmel Newman, Michael Fix, Nadia Sunde, Tin Star - Cathy Bell, Penny Boys & Dan Grant - 7:30pm at the Sandgate Town Hall, Seymour Street, Sandgate. www.musicbythesea.com.au
Sun 3 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 3 FOLK REDLANDS CHRISTMAS BASH, Join us for an afternoon of frivolity and friendship. Complimentary Food provided. Bar Open, Free Entry, Special Extended Time: 12:30-5:00pm at the Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba. 1-4pm - for more info: folkredlands: calendar-2017 and see the website index: www.folkredlands.org . - See DETAILS
Mon 4 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 5 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 5 BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (BUg), 7.30pm Blackboard. Robbie Stewart and Friends, 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 6 RED HILL FOLK, Special Guests - Silken Thomas (Robin Etter-Cleave) (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
Thus 7 ROBIN ETTER-CLEAVE sings two numbers at the Brisbane Jazz Club. See FB: Brisbane Jazz Club
Fri 8 EARLY COLONIAL DANCE, Friday nights 7.30 - 9.30pm Mostly on the 2nd Friday of the month at the The Farmers' Hall. Main Street, Samford, QLD (only 25 mins from CBD). An afternoon of early Australian colonial dance with music by members of the Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra and friends. Experience social country dances from the earliest years of settlement. All welcome. No experience, costume or partner required. Tickets: $10, Concessions $5 www.colonialdance.com.au Phone: Heather 07-3289-4708
Tue 12 BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (BUg), 7.30pm Blackboard. Silver Lining, Sue Wighton and Friends. $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 13 RED HILL FOLK, Special Guests - Silver Lining (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
Sat 16 CHRISTMAS CAROLS 7:30pm at Roger and Anne's place 254 Chatsworth Road Coorparoo, - 07- 3847-3484.
Mon 18 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 19 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 19 NO BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (Bug), www.brisbaneunpluggedgigs.org
Wed 20 RED HILL FOLK, Blackboard night - Loose Theme - Seasonal Songs. 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
Sun 24 NOFOLK REDLANDS, at the Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba. 1-4pm. folkredlands: calendar-2017 and see the website index: www.folkredlands.org . - See Article
Tue 26 NO BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (Bug), www.brisbaneunpluggedgigs.org
Wed 27 NO RED HILL FOLK, tonight.
Wed 27 - Mon 1 WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL, the premier music and arts festival of the year; so many things for everyone. TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE at the Woodford Folk Festival website, See you there! - See Article
JANUARY
January MAGDA EVENTS - DETAILS & BOOKINGS
Mon 1 NO GOOD TUNES SESSION in January, Restarts February! Normally 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 2 NO BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (Bug), web: www.brisbaneunpluggedgigs.org
2-8 Jan Summersong Music Camp - Article
Wed 3 NO RED HILL FOLK, tonight.
Fri 5 BREAKING TRAD, at Mick O'Malley's Irish Pub under the Wintergarden, in the Queen Street Mall Brisbane; touring after performing at the Woodford Folk Festival. Breaking Trad is made up of Dónal Murphy (Accordion), from Abbeyfeale, West Limerick,a winner of numerous All-Ireland titles on both Button Accordion and Melodeon, Niall Murphy (Fiddle) from Camlough, South Armagh, a winner of multiple awards including All-Ireland Senior Fiddle competition, Fiddler Of Dooney and Fiddler of Oriel, and also Mike Galvin (Guitar/Vocals), who has vast experience working in a wide range of musical styles from Rock and Roll to Irish Traditional. Between them, they have toured extensively around the world, performing at major festivals and music venues and touring with some of the biggest names in several different music genres. Their music has been described as 'Dazzling', 'unorthodox and unique', and 'high octane'. They will be joined by the renowned singer and bodhran player Gino Lupari, being their special guest ,and making this band even more formidable. Breaking Trad is reviving Irish music. With a fresh and modern twist with powerhouse tunes and exquisite vocals, they will leave you wanting more! See PHOTO
Sat 6 16th MUSIC BY THE SEA FESTIVAL, Free Festival Cafe Series at: Matthew Thomas Cafe - 50 Eagle Terrace, Sandgate (10am - 11am, 12am - 1pm), EclecTea Vintage Cafe - 15 Gladstone St, Brighton (6pm - 7pm). Ticketed concerts at Sandgate Town Hall, Seymour Street, Sandgate: 11am - 12pm Francis Gilfedder - soundscapes/live music/visual images. 1pm - 2pm Oi Dipnoi (Italy) - Sicilian folk trio. and many more… Please visit the website for a complete list for the day and evening. www.musicbythesea.com.au and get CONCERT TICKETS HERE
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 NO BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (BUg), web: www.brisbaneunpluggedgigs.org
Wed 10 RED HILL FOLK, Special Guests - The Slimy Brothers (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 12 OUT OF ABINGDON, at CYGNET FOLK FESTIVAL - Tasmania. visit OOA website dates
Tue 16 BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (BUg), 7.30pm Blackboard. Kieran Neary, Murphys Pigs. $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
Tue 16 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
Wed 17 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
Tue 23 BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (Bug), 7.30pm Blackboard. Gallie, 3 Miles From Texas, 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
Fri 26 EARLY COLONIAL DANCE, Friday nights 7.30 - 9.30pm Mostly on the 2nd Friday of the month at the The Farmers' Hall. Main Street, Samford, QLD (only 25 mins from CBD). An afternoon of early Australian colonial dance with music by members of the Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra and friends. Experience social country dances from the earliest years of settlement. All welcome. No experience, costume or partner required. Tickets: $10, Concessions $5 www.colonialdance.com.au Phone: Heather 07-3289-4708
Tue 30 BRISBANE UNPLUGGED GIGS (Bug), 7.30pm Blackboard. The Tim Palmer & Julie Witney Duo, TBA. $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 31 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
FEBRUARY
Mon 5 Feb 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

DATE CLAIMS

- Check What's On...   for sessions, clubs & dances for regular events -

2017
25 Nov Morningside Bush Dance - Vic or Jan 07-3848-7706
23-26 Nov OzManouche Festival, www.ozmanouche.com
8 Dec Early Colonial Dance usually 2nd Fridays See for more info.
16 Dec Christmas Carols 7:30pm at Roger and Anne's place 254 Chatsworth Road Coorparoo, - 07- 3847-3484.
27 Dec - 1 Jan 2018 Woodford Folk Festival - 07-5496-1066, www.woodfordfolkfestival.com
2018
2-8 Jan Summersong Music Camp - Article
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

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