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Readers will note some changes to the site, updates and additions. This has been a slow process since this year has been a busy one in health for me - major surgery earlier and more major surgery very shortly on the 20 August '18.
MORETON CELTIC FIDDLE CLUB, at Mango Hill Community Hall and
Download the Neurum Creek Festival trad Songbook HERE!
Read the article presented by Meg Philp from July 2017 named ANOTHER BITE OF THE APPLE: Red Hill Folk
Happy Reading! Michael Bourne
For the Folk Rag
LIZZIE FLYNN'S LATEST ALBUM
The wait is nearly over for Lizzie Flynn's latest album -
You and The Open Sky
and Maleny Music Festival goers had the first chance to get it!
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.
GOOD TUNES SESSION WEST END
7.30-9.30pm, Mondays fortnightly.
FOOD AND DRINK:
So would love to see you there for a few good toons and fun.
SHANTY SINGERS, FOLKIES, MUMMERS BOYSThe 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!
IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION WITH TWISTBrendan 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.
People can for more info, or hit me up on Facebook. Full Size POSTER
SADIE & JAY RELEASED THE 'ROGUE FOLK' WITHIN!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.
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.
LITTLE WISE: 100 Degrees - New SingleLittle 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.
About the artist:
Bio: 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.
Career and education highlights
MICHAEL FIX: NEW ALBUM
Bending Air is available
(Secure purchase with PayPal or Credit card via a link there.)
FOLK ALLIANCE AUSTRALIA SMALL GRANTS SCHEME
Folk Alliance Australia is pleased to announce a new initiative:
THE FOLK CHOIR
Do you love folk singing? Join The Folk Choir in 2018 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
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
EMILY WURRAMARA NEW SINGLE
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.
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:
BAYSIDE BUSH DANCE WYNNUM
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).
BILL SCOTT DOCUMENTARY - HEY RAIN by ABC TV
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,
CONTRA DANCE, WHAT IS IT?
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
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.
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.