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CONTRA DANCE - what is it?


MONIQUE CLARE: DEBUT EP from FAA winner youth artist award
NEW Irish Traditional Music Session **
LITTLE WISE: 100 Degrees - New Single



THE EAST POINTERS - New album Touring Australia this Summer
TICKETS for OzManouche Festival

TICKETS for Woodford Folk Festival
GOODTUNES: Mondays fortnightly check!
TICKETS for National Folk Festival

- DEADLINE is on the twelfth of the PREVIOUS month to the event -
eg:- for an October edition please send material in by September 12th and so on.


The latest profile appears in this edition. Scroll down to view most content on this page.
Visit the CALENDAR and FESTIVALS pages.

MORETON CELTIC FIDDLE CLUB, at Mango Hill Community Hall and
NORFOLK CELTIC MUSIC CLUB, at Ormeau Community Centre with Melinda Cole:
See Sessions and Workshops - Fridays.

Download the Neurum Creek Festival trad Songbook HERE!
A NEW TUNE this month from David Jacobs See the TUNES pages.`

The festival and music gathering season is with us with coming up
in November to January with OzManouche, Woodford Folk Festival, Music by the Sea festival,.

Note the article presented by Meg Philp from July 2017 named ANOTHER BITE OF THE APPLE: Red Hill Folk
CD reviews in 2017
Latest CD Review (of last month) - Heather Innes: Here Comes the Day reviewed by John O'Regan.

Check out the offerings of the various clubs, Tunes and the Woodfordia environmental announcements.

Happy Reading!      Michael Bourne

For the Folk Rag



Registration is now open

We’re very excited to retreat to our new inland/rainforest venue, not too far from Murwillumbah, Northern New South Wales. Our isolation in the bosom of Mount Warning will insure another intensive musical experience for folks at all levels of ability. Summersong is about loving music, making music, delving into one’s own potential and creativity in a group of sharing, caring, collaborative souls of all ages! It’s not at all about skill level; it’s more about being in an environment where you can stretch and fly with a supportive safety net at the ready!
All teachers are selected for their uncanny ability to reap the hidden talents of all of us! This year we welcome Kristina Olsen (USA), Tony Backhouse (NZ), Gabriel Otu (Ghana/Australia), Mal Webb, Kathryn Riding, Shelley Brown, Jane Cornes, Karl Farren and Terri Rowe.
There’ll be classes in Songwriting, Looping, African dance & drumming, several levels of Guitar, A Cappella Singing, Lyric Writing, Band Lab, Jamming, Body/Mind Impro, Vocal Techniques, and more! The camp is residential with dorm, double private for couples, and powered camping for accom.

Please use this link to REGISTER or visit the website FOR DETAILS of the faculty and the classes they’ll be teaching.

Partial Youth Scholarships are available for those ages 17 - 24; please to apply.



Ticket sales have now commenced online for our Woodford Folk Festival. We encourage you, to pre-purchase tickets and pick up the early bird ticket
savings and be certain you don't miss out. There is a cap on numbers this year. here



Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour 2017. We are delighted to once more partner with Mullum Music Festival and our own Woodford Folk Festival to tour Vance Gilbert (USA) and Liz Stringer (AUS) to twenty small halls across regional Queensland and northern New South Wales. INFORMATION & BOOKINGS



Ticket sales have now commenced online for the OzManouche Festival. here




What We Leave Behind - New album out now.
Touring Australia this Summer

JUNO-Award winning Canadian trio The East Pointers released their second album, What We Leave Behind on Friday 29 September, and have announced a battery of Australian dates that have them in every capital city and territory across the country.

Dazzling musicianship and wild live shows have connected The East Pointers with audiences across the globe, making original roots music the hippest thing going. Fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron write about real life, sketching out its joys and sorrows in vivid strokes. That palpable authenticity makes their instrumental tunes practically cartwheel and infuses their lyric-driven songs with poignancy. Listening to The East Pointers' brilliant second album What We Leave Behind - produced by superstar East Coast-bred songwriter/producer Gordie Sampson - is akin to meeting up with an old friend - and then going out for twenty drinks.
As a follow-up to 2015's internationally acclaimed, JUNO Award-winning debut Secret Victory, What We Leave Behind reflects on the traditions of East Coast Canadian Celtic music, but also takes giant strides in new directions. With a captivating balance between their traditional-sounding instrumental tunes, and radio-ready songs, The East Pointers reach out with open arms to a wide range of listeners, inviting them to discover a love for a new style of music.
'We've met such a variety of people through our shows,' says Koady Chaisson, 'from the women who knitted us hats during our shows in the far North of Scotland through to groups of young surfy guys singing along to the instrumental parts in 'Cold', in Australia. I think it's because it's music with a really wide entry point - there's a lot going on but it invites you right in.'
The East Pointers deftly leverage the whole spectrum of human emotion, drawing inspiration from the world they come from and the world they move through now - fishing boats and small communities are offset by stories and inspirations from further afield. This maturity is evident in a pair of striking new songs featuring Tim Chaisson's lead vocals: the first single '82 Fires', co-written with Australian Liz Stringer, and the melancholy 'Two Weeks,' co-written with Sampson amid recording sessions at Nashville's famed Sound Emporium in February.
'Two Weeks' documents a passage depressingly common in the band's home province of Prince Edward Island and played out the world over in economically challenged communities: the need to leave home and travel far away from friends and family to find work, and the havoc it can wreak on your personal relationships and health.
"When I played that song for my mom, she said 'That's going to hit home for a lot of people," Koady Chaisson says. "On the Island many families are forced to split their time, with at least one member having to go out west - usually to Alberta - to make ends meet. It's so hard. I did it, though luckily not for long, but there are people in my community going through it month after month, year after year."
The flip side of What We Leave Behind - and of The East Pointers' electrifying concerts - are scorching instrumental tunes that yank the freewheeling, Celtic past into the present.
"Traditional music has always been at the core of what we do as a band," explains Jake Charron. "There's something powerful about a style of music that has been passed on for generations around the world." This new take on tradition is evident in 'Party Wave,' inspired by the band's maiden surfing voyage in New Zealand, one of many countries The East Pointers visited during 10 months of touring in 2016. The tunes, written over a year on the road, take you on a journey, building the excitement before transforming into a full-on dance party.
Other album strong points include the melancholic 'John Wallace' - about a 19th century shipwreck off the coast of Prince Edward Island - and the mournful 'Hid in Your Heart' which upholds the band's devotion to documenting real life.
What We Leave Behind carves a new path for The East Pointers, as they continue to blur the lines between traditional and popular music and develop a devoted fan base around the globe.
Australian fans of the trio can see them live when they touch down later this year, taking in venues and festivals in their first full national tour from November into the New Year.
"The band serve up a spectacular mix of traditional and contemporary music, instrumental prowess and lyrical thoughtfulness.[a] beautifully crafted piece of work, filled with instrumental intrigue and narrative complexity" - The Music


16-19 Nov - Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby NSW
24-26 Nov - Queenscliff Music Festival, Queenscliff VIC
Thu 30 Nov - Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh VIC
Sun 3 Dec - Toff in Town, Melbourne VIC
Wed 6 Dec - Sepulchre, Hobart TAS
Thu 7 Dec - Ainslie Arts Centre, Canberra ACT
Fri 8 Dec - Theatre Royal, Castlemaine VIC
Sat 9 Dec - Metropole, Katoomba NSW
Thu 14 Dec - Jive, Adelaide SA
Fri 15 Dec - Darwin Railway Club, Darwin NT
Sat 16 Dec - Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany WA
Sun 17 Dec - Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA
27 Dec - 1 Jan - Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford QLD
Thu 4 Jan - Sol Bar, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Fri 5 Jan - Old Museum, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, QLD
Sat 6 Jan - The Factory Theatre, Marrickville, Sydney NSW
Sun 7 Jan - Lizotte's, Newcastle NSW

Tickets and further info



Miss EmiSunshine the 13-year-old East Tennessee prodigy has captured the USA attention as a phenomenon with her indescribable, exceptional and inexplicable talents. The young teen has already cemented her place as a career artist. She has appeared on some of the most prestigious stages including the “Today” show, The Grand Ole Opry (on more than a dozen occasions), at the Ryman Auditorium, Stagecoach Festival and Merlefest. EmiSunshine has amassed over 14 million views on YouTube, a half-million FaceBook followers and nearly 25,000 Instagram fans. Emi has received early applause from Billboard and Rolling Stone.



The wait is nearly over for Lizzie Flynn's latest album - You and The Open Sky and Maleny Music Festival goers will have the first chance to get it!
A 8 week period where Lizzie will travel the east coast of Australia showcasing the album with a swag of artists including Liam Gerner, Kavisha Mazzella, The Royal High Jinx, Terry Serio, Redfern Shanty Club, Zumpa and more.

It's been an an amazing musical journey with 10 musicians, a string ensemble and 5 recording studios. With a combination of lyrical honesty and charming melodies, Lizzie has written a suite of 9 songs that blend a little satirical storytelling with a lot of joyful emotion.

Lizzie's show will weave audiences through songs of melodic folk-pop, to toe-tapping country and tender ballads of lessons learnt and love lost.

More information at: www.lizzieflynn.com and FACEBOOK To book tickets, head to www.reverbnation.com.

Tue 7 Nov - THE BUg - Brisbane Unplugged Gigs (with Zumpa), New Farm, QLD



7.30-9.30pm, Mondays fortnightly.
At The Burrow, 52 Russell St, West End. (David Di Santi 0409 571 788)

- BYO acoustic instrument to play wide range of traditional style folk tunes from around the world.
- We'll play through jigs, reels, polkas and waltzes and more from all over the place including
Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Spain, France, Quebec, Australia, England, USA, and Scandinavia.
You can see a sample of the tunes at: www.goodtunes.com.au
- All levels of musicians are welcome to join in … - The aim is to have fun and get everyone playing.

- I'll have copies of the Good Tunes Book (with 157 tunes) to use.
- The tunes are written as single line melody and with guitar chords.
- You can also just use your ear if you wish.

There's plenty of great food available at The Burrow - pizzas, burgers, salads and drinks available include a huge range of bottled craft beers, ciders, and alcoholic ginger beers See: www.theburrowwestend.com.au

The plan is to have the session fortnightly. Join the Facebook page HERE to keep up to date with coming dates.

So would love to see you there for a few good toons and fun.
Bring your friends if they just want to listen and enjoy the atmosphere, food and drink.



The James Maddison Carpenter Collection of traditional folk songs and drama (1928 – 1935) is going on line from August this year. In a nutshell Carpenter was a post grad at Harvard (shades of Frances James Child of Child ballad fame) who took a recording device to England and Scotland collecting folk songs and mummers plays among other things. The original recordings have been digitized and will be made available soon.

More information is available ONLINE HERE!



My partner and I manage the Coronation Hotel 61 Tiger Street, West Ipswich QLD, and we are wondering if a person or a group might be interested in holding a regular social folk music session at our pub. Please call Kenneth Weaver at 0435920440.


Brendan Williams and Peter McMeel are co-convening a new Irish Traditional Music session (ITM) with a twist! It will run every Thursday evening in Toowong. As Brendan is still successfully running the Celtic Corner Bistro Session and has for ten unbroken years, I expect this one to be successful too.

The twist is there's a slow quiet session for parlour instruments at 5:30 PM. So ukuleles, classical guitars and mandolins etc will take the lead for the first hour. All other instruments are invited to join after the first hour. The breakdown between tunes and songs will be around 50:50 throughout the evening which may finish around 8 PM.

READ IrishtTrad Ukulele a briefing for ukulele players here, as this is now a popular instrument.

Brendan and I have a pedigree in teaching and playing ukes. We will attract a following of ukulele enthusiasts but would expect a healthy complement of other conventional instrumental players as well. We are expert in those more conventional ITM session forms.

There is discounted pizza and alcohol as well as great coffee at the club on Thursday evenings too.

While we are very open to other repertoire the Irish Traditional Music (ITM) will predominate at first.

Began on May the 25th. People can email me at for more info, or hit me up on Facebook. Full Size POSTER



The duo's collaborative work of original songs hint of origins in the Anglo-Celtic tradition travelling through modern Australian folk and roots. The album features a host of prominent guest musicians and is produced by acclaimed guitar virtuoso, Michael Fix.
The songs are rich in musical depth and meaning, the distinctive vocals and crafted lyrics are focal to the tales of history and endeavour, love & light-hearted comedy. Jay's finger picked guitar and bouzouki along with Sadie's double bass are the foundation to the songs, the accompaniments creating evocative and dramatic soundscapes.
Guest artists include Suzanne Hibbs (percussion), Rebecca Wright (cello), Carmel Newman (fiddle), Matthew Moline (harmonica), Ian Dixon (squeeze box), Donald MacKay (bodhran), Uthal Plantener (washboard) and Michael Fix (guitars and magic!) The instruments read like a good pub session yet the 'Rogue' players wander into imaginative territories on this project. The poignant ‘Rogue Folk’ album artwork is an exquisite portrait by Brisbane artist Chris Hall.
Sadie and Jay have been collaborating and performing in and beyond the Brisbane folk and festival scene for the past four years. They released their first independent original album ‘CURIOUS’ in 2015. Several of the songs have been award winners, two were shortlisted for the 2015 Australian Songwriters Awards and another two came first in the open category of APRA/AMCOS competitions in 2015 and 2017.
Their first UK Tour in 2016 was a great success. Sadie & Jay have become 'antipodean correspondents’ for the York based ‘Folk & Blues Show,’ regularly interviewing SE Qld artists for the popular radio program. They return to the UK for their second tour and to promote Rogue Folk in April 2018.

FACEBOOK PAGE - For details visit their Website: www.sadieandjaymusic.com


LITTLE WISE: 100 Degrees - New Single

Little Wise is celebrating the release of her New Single 100 Degrees!
New Single Out Now! Plus.. Nashville baby! This tune's a bit different from my earlier recorded material and definitely amps up the roots-rock vibes! You might recognise the song as a crowd favourite from the live set over the years and I'm happy to finally bring you a version to listen to in the comfort of your own home / car / work/ earphones while traveling!

Also.. in exciting news I was invited to play at Sounds Australia's showcase during Americanafest in Nashville, TN! I played at the famous Bluebird Cafe alongside some really great Australian songwriters.

100 Degrees - Little Wise
For details visit her Website: www.littlewise.com.au
where you'll find download links from Bandcamp, iTunes / Apple Music, Spotify, SoundCloud.



Local Brisbane cellist and songwriter Monique Clare wins Folk Alliance Australia’s Youth Artist Award

It’s time! After all these years of songwriting in a duo or a band, I’m releasing a collection of solo songs, crystallised into their purest form: just cello and voice. Believe me, I want to go all out… add a choir, a huge cello orchestra, banjo, marimba, nyckelharpa, you name it. But there’s beauty in simplicity, and I’m really proud of having crafted these songs using an instrument that technically can’t bow more than two notes at a time. This is a really special release for me, and I hope you’ll join me in making it happen!

Monique is partnering with Pledgemusic to make the pre-ordering experience more customisable, intimate and exciting. Pledgers will be the first to see the two live studio videos that will be released in the coming months. You’ll have access to the digital download before anyone else, as soon as it’s available, and I’ll keep you updated throughout the production process. Brisbane-based Pledgers will be able to access tickets to a private, more intimate EP launch in August. Plus some other neat/wacky options, from cello lessons to a mountain-top sunrise concert.
So let's make this happen! Be a part of this project by pre-ordering a copy for yourself and spreading the word around.

Pledgemusic - PRE-ORDER

Monique Bartkowiak only launched her solo career two months ago, but has already gained national recognition for this unique project. Performing under the name "Monique Clare", she writes songs and accompanies herself on cello. Last week she travelled to the National Folk Festival in Canberra as one of 10 finalists in the Folk Alliance Australia’s Youth Artist Awards. She is now joining a line-up of previous winners who have gone on to tour internationally, including the The Mae Trio, Oh Pep! and Brisbane’s own George Jackson.

About the award:
The award is decided at the FAA’s showcase event at the National Folk Festival. 10 acts from all over Australia, aged between 14-25, are chosen as finalists. Previous winners have included The Mae Trio, George Jackson, Oh Pep! and Kaurna Cronin who have all gone on to tour internationally. The award includes 12 months of mentorship from the FAA, and opportunities to perform at national festivals.

FAA website - National Folk Festival website

About the artist:
Monique Clare is a cello-wielding songstress, hailing from the foothills of Mount Coot-tha. Between ongoing explorations into Scandinavian and American traditional folk, a classical cello degree and a Beyonce obsession, her beautifully quirky songs are a melting pot of eclectic influences. Gripping vocal lines are woven between earthy cello tones, born out of old traditions but injected with fresh, unconventional ideas. This year sees her embarking on a solo project as the FAA's Young Folk Artist of 2017, after years of playing in various folk bands including The Mulberry Collective and Rhiannon & Monique.

Press kit

Career and education highlights

  • Received grants in 2016 from the Australia Council for the Arts and Queensland Government to attend folk music camps in the USA for three months.
  • Has performed in various folk outfits (The Mulberry Collective, Rhiannon & Monique (member); Maja, The Viola Cloning Project, The String Contingent and Hanneke Cassel (guest)) locally and at folk festivals across Australia, such as Woodford, The National Folk Festival and Port Fairy Folk Festival.
  • Bachelor of Music from the Queensland Conservatorium. Graduated with a Griffith Award for Academic Excellence. Won the 2015 Vada Jefferies award for best performance of solo Bach.
  • Performed and taught music at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, as part of the String Contingent in May 2016
  • Has played in the Australian Youth Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House, Hamer Hall and QPAC
  • Will soon be travelling in America again, to play a show at legendary Boston venue Club Passim, return to Miles of Music camp, attend Sierra Fiddle Camp on a grant from the Williamson Foundation for Music and to attend the Shasta Music Summit. She will also be recording a short debut EP with Patrick Laird, sound engineer and cellist from The Break of Reality.
  • Was a cello tutor in 2016 at Australia’s two major fiddle camps: Stringmania and Sunshine Fiddle Camp. Will be returning as a tutor for both camps this year.

Other Coverage



Bending Air is available HERE (Secure purchase with PayPal or Credit card via a link there.)
If you prefer to download - its not yet available on itunes, amazon etc - but it is on CD Baby. It is being released and distributed in Europe by my friends at Acoustic Music Records
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Folk Alliance Australia is pleased to announce a new initiative:




Exclusive special reports and interviews from our Antipodean Correspondents,
Sadie and Jay.
Tony Haynes' no 52 show is an interview with Anne Enfante.
This program is on a UK community radio station, available each tuesday after broadcast in the UK on a Monday. Like a local community folk show, Tony was recently given his marching orders, but found a new home on the interweb. Worth the listen, and not just for Anne's interview and songs.

The next interview to go to air will feature Noel Gardner!

The Anne Infante interview begins at 1hr 1min in - simply jump to there. LISTEN HERE.



Do you love folk singing? Join The Folk Choir in 2017 for an uplifting and satisfying year of singing in harmony.

The Folk Choir began in 2013, and we're currently singing traditional and contemporary folk songs like Twa Corbies, Unison in Harmony, Lowlands, Hey Rain, Hillcrest Mine, and shanties and rounds.

The Folk Choir, Thursdays 7.15 - 8.45pm
at Red Hill Community Sports Club, Fulcher Rd (next to Broncos), $15
Visit the Folk Choir website.



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
Club Acoustic Maleny RSL



The programme for this year mave be previewed HERE!

Ticket sales have now commenced online for our Woodford Folk Festival. We encourage you, to pre-purchase tickets and pick up the early bird ticket savings and be certain you don't miss out. There is a cap on numbers this year. here


Innes: 'Bits'

Innes' website | Order From Airit Here
Download Media Release & High Res Images Here
Download Broadcast Quality MP3 or WAV Files Here

Hailing from Aberdeen, Scotland but now a Queensland native, folk electronica artist Innes is all set to independently release two new tracks: Green Morning and The Donald Train - Part 1 from his forthcoming solo album Bits.

From folk roots to metal and bluegrass to electronica, Innes musical past tells a vast story of genre and one that exudes assortment. Growing up in a traditional Scottish family, with his sister (a fiddler) and his brother (a bagpiper), Innes' obsession for thrash metal was always unorthodox.
While studying medicine at university Innes was exposed to the exploding 90's UK electronica scene and spent his nights at underground techno clubs in admiration; I took to the strange new music like a duck to water - exciting, other worldly sounds that seemed to be turning dials and knobs inside my head and pulsing repetitive beats that entranced me, dancing on the spot, for hours – Innes.
After graduating from his medicine degree Innes moved to Australia, became a citizen and started dabbling in bluegrass whilst simultaneously rekindling his passion for electronica.

Inspired by Nick Drake, and named by Innes' 10 year old son, Green Morning is the opening instrumental single to the upcoming 10 track album Bits featuring fiddle by Gareth Mewes and bit crushing, a type of digital distortion which makes the music sound like its breaking into bits. The second single The Donald Train - Part 1 comes post the shock results of the recent US Presidential Election, the first of a trilogy to be released with 'Bits'.

A practicing GP in his other life, Innes has also released accompanying clips for both tracks which he independently shot and edited in a back room behind his surgery on the same computer he used to construct the album and make the artwork.

Bits is set for release Feb 2017, head to www.innescampbell.com to download both new singles and keep up to date on upcoming shows and everything Innes.

'The Donald Train - Part 1' Clip Here
Watch 'Green Morning' Clip Here



Release March 1st. The Heat and The Rain

Asa's 5th independent album; 'The Heat and The Rain' will be available both digitally and in good ol' Compact Disc form from March 1, 2017 with shows starting March 18th. In the meantime have a listen to the tracks at asabroomhall.com check out the gig dates and we'll see you out there... See him at the Calendar Oct 7 At the Bulimba Festival.



Hey Love

As a proud Wannadilyakwa woman, a deep love for her country alongside a desire for change, is the reasoning behind Emily Wurramara choosing the week leading into Australia Day to release her most personal song to date 'Hey Love'.

'Hey Love' was recorded at home by her good friend Guy Webster, in her own words: Music is heard and felt. Hey Love is a song based on a true story about my mother and an incident that happened to her when she was in her first year of boarding school. Covering themes from racism and bullying to empowerment, I chose to release Hey Love leading up to Australia Day to highlight the fact that racism and ignorance is still around. And because to heal we must speak the truth and raise awareness. Not in a harsh way, but to know this is what happened, that we’re bouncing back from that, and we’re still going to fight.

Listen to 'Hey Love' song: SOUNDCLOUD.


Hatfitz and Cara - After the Rain

Our 4th Album "After The Rain" is finally complete and we're bursting at the seams to get out on the road to share with you fine folk, we are only the pioneers of this music and hope that you will indeed be the wonderful crowd that you are and have been in the passed to share the word and indeed come to the shows. 

Starting from the 18th of January in Australia all the way through till March when we will be preparing to head over seas for our end of April, to end of May album launch.

Also we are delighted to share with you the new youtube video: https://youtu.be/1XlDxjbwtsw

Whilst we are on the road we'll be collecting clips of video footage for the up and coming shows where we have the pleasure of many choirs who have kindly volunteered their time to join us on stage.
We did an experiment where we asked through social media if there were any singing groups out there that would be keen in accompanying us on the road at certain venues around Australia and singing our songs with us in 3 - 4 part harmonies.
The response was overwhelming and we now have had a number of choirs and singing groups coming together who have never sang with each other before to join in harmony, sometimes making up to 50 voices.

Doing it Again Out Now
Please feel free to catch up on the reviews of the new album here:



3rd Saturdays, 8pm - 11pm

at the Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre , Tingal Road, Wynnum.

All dances will be called/taught on the night, music will be provided initially by a core group of Mary Brettell, Derrick Chetwyn and Terry Jacob. (in alphabetical order).
Admission: $15.00 / $10.00 conc. accompanied children under 15 free. The canteen will be open for tea and cakes, or a 'toastie' if you miss dinner, for a very reasonable donation to the venue. No alcohol will be sold but consumption is not verboten as long as behaviour is sensible and you take care of your rubbish. The focus will be on FUN and friendship.
The forward dates are 19th November and 17th December.
Further information if necessary Phone: 07-3396-5846. See Here.



This documentary has been placed on YouTube where it is available for all to enjoy.

For over half a century, Bill Scott travelled this country with his eyes and ears open, collecting folk material and writing stories, songs and poems and in 1992, Bill was awarded the OAM for his services to Australia folklore. He was a 'folkie' for over 50 years, who wrote and edited over thirty books of poems, short stories, biography, fiction and fact for adults and children.

He is story teller. He is Bill Scott. And this is his song.

YouTube: Bill Scott Documentary Thanks to Mavis and Harry Scott.


Nostalgia out of the 1970's:

Jolly Rumbylowe was a Brisbane based group of five musicians, namely,
Don Nichols, Marty Gallagher, Alan Forshaw, Liz Thompson, and June Nichols.
Visit: jolly-rumbylowe-untitled-album



For any who may be wondering, Contra dance originated as English Country Dance.

In the 1700's it got exported to France by the name of Contre Danse, then in turn this was exported to the US becoming known as Contra. By and large the dances are danced in long lines of couples. The stepping is a walk but the moves flow into each other to become almost hypnotic after a while.

Even if you're not a dancer, it's very easy to get into, and the music is great! It's a full scratch band of folkie type musos and the dance moves are all walked through first.     - Paul B-R

2pm - 4.30pm. Uniting Church Hall, cnr Kingsley Pde & Kadumba St, Yeronga. NEW VENUE in 2018: Anglican Church Hall, cnr Killarney & Cork Streets, Yeronga
Live music, $4 to cover costs. All Welcome, Musos very welcome too. Please invite anyone you know who may be interested (Dances will be called). Enquiries: or call Paul: 07-3395-8956



Sunshine Coast Guitar Orchestra; Flamenco events;
and some of your favourite artists in many genres.




A Brisbane based collective of musicians dedicated to supplying traditional Scottish music and dance,
for events (weddings, festivals, parties, celebrations, Scottish events etc) that require an authentic Scottish touch.

Website: The Ceilidh Clan and



1st & 3rd Sundays 1pm - 4pm

Finbar's Lounge Bar

12 Bicentenary Lane, Maleny Free Entry

Musicians and Audience Welcome

Tunes played include BBS, NFF Session Experience, Maleny Tunes Class &
other common tunes at a moderate pace. Playing by ear encouraged.

More Info: Kate Fraser 07 5499 9172

Maleny Tunes Class - Wednesdays

Maleny Presbyterian Hall, Cedar Street, Maleny

Mainly Irish Tunes taught slowly by ear, slower and more advanced learning catered for.



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Hi Brisbane friends! I host an open mic night every Tuesday in West End
If you have 15 - 30 mins of material that you would like to share in a very supportive setting let me know! This is a family friendly restaurant so kids welcome.

Venue: Grill'd West End, 88 Boundary Street, West End 4101. 07-3255-3057

The owners of Grill'd, Dave and Colin, are committed to supporting live original music, which is fantastic… covers welcome too. So if you would love an audience to play to and don't mind a burger as a thank you, give me a hoy.

Tell your friends… and come along and support this worthwhile event, sing your songs, even some covers.

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