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MULGOWIE MUSIC WEEKEND
Friday 4 - Sun morning 6 AUGUST
VISIT: Facebook: Recent Mulgowie Weekend for more details. (You will need to log in.)
See you Friday 1st or Saturday 2nd or both! Some arrive on Thursday. Tell all
your friends and encourage those who may have missed this event in their calendar.
There are NO blackboard concerts, and NO sound gear. It is purely an acoustic music jam weekend. You are free to jam in the pub, on the front verandah of the pub, on the cabin verandahs and under the garden rotundas. All styles of music welcome, though remember this is a 'community event'.
Camping is provided behind the pub and a limited number of cabin rooms/beds are available at each gathering - call, SMS 0437-736-799 or email Michael (editor).
Fee: $10 per head for the whole weekend for all who camp in the Pub grounds. Fees are collected to cover the costs of hiring the cabin facilities (including a kitchen and two bathrooms for use by all – open from Friday lunchtime). Those who secured a bed may be asked to donate a little extra. (Usually $5.)
STRICTLY NO PUBLIC BYO – please purchase your alcohol from the pub!
Laidley is a small historic country town only 80k west of Brisbane, between Ipswich and Toowoomba on the Cobb & Co Tourist Drive. Mulgowie is 10k south of Laidley. Laidley is only a short drive away with pubs, supermarkets and coffee shops, as well as a newsagent, so if you forget to bring anything, you can get it there.
If you need more information please contact Michael (folkrag ed) at
See you all at Mulgowie!
MALENY MUSIC FESTIVAL
2017 Festival preparations begin!
September 1st – 3rd 2017.
Planning is progressing for our 6th Festival which will be on 1st - 3rd September this year. This is one week later than the past few years and has been forced on us by bookings at The Showgrounds so apologies if this inconveniences anyone who were locked into past years dates.
This means we won’t clash with The Gympie Muster which will make it easier for many punters who
wanted to go to both festivals. ((ed) Though it did clash with the 17 year traditional Mulgowie event;
now moved to early August to accomodate.)
MAIDENWELL FOLK GATHERING
NEXT event: Queen's Birthday long weekend Friday 30 September to Monday 3 October, 2017.
Facebook: Maidenwell Folk Gathering 2017 for details of the recent gathering.
See you Friday 10th March 2017 for a fabulous weekend-long acoustic music jam! Tell all your friends and encourage those who may have missed this event in their calendar. The gathering is held at the Maidenwell Hotel, Maidenwell which is a small township at the gateway to the Bunya Mountains.
This bi-annual event is organised by acoustic music lovers and hosted by Hotel Publicans Alan and Debbie.
Camping is provided FREE behind the pub and there are toilets and showers available to campers. The camping area is spacious and you do not need to book, just turn up and set up. It is recommended that you bring your own drinking water.
The pub does excellent meals (lunch and dinner) and has EFTPOS facilities.
There is also limited accommodation available at the pub – ring Alan or Debbie for more details 07 4164 6133.
Breakfast is available at the Maidenwell Trading Post, across the road. The Trading Post also sells fuel and has basic food and toiletry supplies, newspapers, ice-creams, cold drinks etcetera.
The event officially starts Friday evening with a jam in the pub after dinner. Saturday there is jamming in and around the pub and the camping grounds and Saturday night there is an unplugged blackboard concert starting at around 6:30pm – see one of the organisers to put your name down! All styles of acoustic music are welcome but remember this is a community event.
Strictly no BYO – please purchase your alcohol from the pub.
This event, begun by Glen Donald over a decade ago, has been growing in recent years
and is truly a wonderful, musically diverse acoustic gathering. The event has the full support of the
publicans, the local community and local musicians.
Maidenwell, gateway to the Bunya Mountains is on the Kingaroy-Cooyar Road.
● From Toowoomba or Warwick, go straight up the
New England Hwy. About 5 or 6 km past Cooyar,
● Gympie/North Coast: a very nice one-and-a-half hour run through Nanango.
● Brisbane: come up the Brisbane Valley either through
Photos and videos of past events: Maidenwell Folk Gathering are
available on Facebook
( See Dateclaims )
SPRING GULLY AUTUMN CAMP
31st March - 2nd April. www.coastacoustics.com.au
2017 NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL 13-17 APRIL
We are delighted to announce our first round of artists for the 2017 National Folk Festival with a tantalising 6 pack taster including two exclusive international acts, the first artists from our 2017 featured states, South Australia and the Northern Territory, a Festival favourite and an up-and-coming young award-winning act.
Heading the list are the young, sublime BBC award-winning Rheingans Sisters, one of the hottest young acts of the English folk scene and the Daoiri Farrell Trio from Ireland. Combining fiddle playing and sweet harmonies, the Rheingans Sisters latest album 'Already Home' was recorded in a remote forest studio in Wales and has been critically acclaimed, winning Best Original Track at the 2016 BBC Folk Awards. Daoiri Farrell is one of the most important singers to come out of Ireland right now and comes to the National with his trio featuring uilleann piper Michael 'Blackie' O’Connell and Robbie Walsh on bodhran.
The first acts to be announced from our featured states are Conchillia (SA) and Tracey Bunn and Her Band of Handsome Devils (NT). Indie pop/folk with a worldly twist, Conchillia bring the party to the people while Tracey Bunn delivers a luscious blend of gutsy country, roots and folk rock.
Returning to the Festival after a lengthy hiatus is the popular and always entertaining singer-songwriter and ABC radio icon Greg Champion who has forged his own distinctive path, capturing Australian life in his music combining comedy, storytelling and parody.
Completing the six are The Drowsy Maggies. Winners of the inaugural Gill Rees Memorial Award expect to hear dazzling harmony-filled original songs and cracking tune sets from these four gorgeous young women who will be launching their debut album at the Festival.
NFF Ticketing Page
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Dear Friends of Woodfordia, First, thank you all for the tremendous
support thousands of you have given.
ARTISAN CAMPImmerse yourself in a world away from 'reality' where each day is dedicated to learning and building new skills. Nestled amongst the foliage of Woodfordia is our Artisan Camp, featuring a diverse offering of classes facilitated by passionate artists.
From building large-scale bamboo structures to polishing your one-liners, these 7 sessions are tailored for folks at any skill level. In this Autumn series, these intensive retreats are priced between $470–$620 for 3–7 day masterclasses with food and accommodation available at an additional cost. See our website for more information.
WOODFORD FESTIVAL NEWS
The 31st Woodford Folk Festival closed in spectacular fashion last night,
however record crowds are causing organisers to ponder the festival’s future. Audience growth in
excess of 5%, and an aggregate number of 132,000 patrons over six days, have put pressure
on Woodfordia’s hard infrastructure.
For more information on the festival including earlybird tickets and camping options please visit www.woodfordfolkfestival.com