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Every Tuesday Night at the New Farm Bowls Club
969 Brunswick St New Farm (opposite New Farm Park)

For information on any of these performers or information about the BUg, visit www.brisbaneunpluggedgigs.org and if registered with Facebook, please 'Like' our page the BUg - Brisbane Unplugged Folk/Acoustic Music Night. Each Tuesday the BUg begins with three blackboard spots at 7:30. Join in and be mixed by Brisbane's one best acoustic sound-men, Mark Smith or Mashy(Dave).


SEPTEMBER 26 - THE SLIMY BROTHERS: The Slimy Brothers are Michael O’Halloran and Ross Roache. They started playing and singing together at Larnook (near Lismore) in Northern New South Wales 20 years ago. They sang and harmonised folk, rock and pop songs of the ‘60s, ‘70s and beyond at acoustic music venues around the district, including the Lismore folk festivals of the 1990s. When Ross and family moved to Ipswich in 2000, the Slimy Brothers continued to perform, branching out into Brisbane folk and acoustic music venues. By this time they had a fair swag of their own songs under their belts—laconic stories in music and verse of the laid-back, humorous, sentimental and often blunt realities of life in Australia, past and present.

   THE RAGTONE RAMBLERS: The Ragtone Ramblers bring us something a little different from the early American roots department. With three lead vocalists, each with their own unique style and influences; great arrangements and original songs; accompanied by oh so many instruments! Core band folk Paula Hackney (vocals, rhythm guitar, tenor banjo, washboard), Mitch Humphrys (vocals, steel guitar, tenor banjo, guitar) and Dennis Duigan (vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo), are well versed in the acoustic rooted American music of the 1920’s – 50’s. Evolving from bands including the Floyd Family Breakdown and the Mayhem County Boys, the Ragtone Ramblers really know how to dish up an eclectic mix of Ragtime, Western Swing, Country Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Hillbilly Bop.
Mark Cryle: bass, mandolin, vocals.

OCTOBER at the BUg

OCTOBER 3 - BRAD BUTCHER: Butcher always yearned to create. He grew up to the sounds of his mother play Bach and Beethoven on the family piano and spent his nights writing songs on his hand-me-down guitar, but the dream of making it in the music industry seemed impractical so for years Brad silently developed his musical style that mixes the working class grit on Springsteen with the tender expression of Ray LaMontagne.
In 2012, he released his acclaimed self-tilted debut album, which earned him nominations for a range of Australian and international songwriting and artist development awards, as well as supports and guest appearances alongside Busby Marou, Bill Chambers, Mark Seymour and Pete Murray. The single from the record, Conversations & Complications, was co-written by Grammy award winning songwriter/producer Marc Swersky (Joe Cocker/Diesel).
Butcher along with Swersky, explored new themes as they wrote prolifically for forthcoming sophomore album, Jamestown. Drawn to American country roots music, Butcher decided the best way to achieve his vision was to board a flight to America. Jamestown was recorded at Shorefire Recording Studios in New Jersey, (a true vintage gear playground) and produced by Swersky who also played bass on the record. Jamestown was cut live over a period of 7 days and features a group of seasoned musicians including: Steve Holley (Paul McCartney & The Wings), Rich Hinman (Rosanne Cash, Sara Bareilles), Richard Causon (Ryan Adams), & Lorenza Ponce (Sheryl Crow, Bon Jovi). The majority of songs on the record were first or second takes, helping to create an honest, dusty and raw 70’s vibe. We are fortunate indeed to welcome such a consummate musician such as Brad to the Bug stage.

   MADISON VIOLET: For those who don’t know of Madison Violet, it all began in 1999. Brenley and Lisa met over weak coffee and broccoli omelettes, in a restaurant called The Green Room, in Toronto.
That was 17 years ago, and the pair have been writing and creating beautiful music together ever since. When you hear them, the first thing you’ll notice is that their voices blend together, symbiotically, like family: Born to sing the same songs.
Madison Violet’s first 2 studio albums, 'Worry the Jury' and 'Caravan', were recorded with notable producer John Reynolds (Sinead O'Connor, U2, Damien Dempsey) and were critically acclaimed, garnering the pair several ECMA and CFMA nominations. Their 3rd and 4th releases, 'No Fool for Trying' and 'The Good In Goodbye' are homegrown collections, recorded in Ontario with producer Les Cooper at the helm. Their 5th studio recording, ‘Year of the Horse’ was recorded in Toronto by acclaimed producer, Tino Zolfo (Carly Rae Jepson, Soul Decision, Hawksley Workman), and solidified the duo as musically versatile powerhouse songwriters. This past Christmas, Madison Violet released their first holiday album, 'Sleigh Bells In The Snow' to rave reviews. It is an eclectic mix of Christmas songs, old and new, which also featured their good friend, Ron Sexsmith, on 'Frosty The Snowman'.
And finally, their newest collection of songs 'The Knight Sessions' is a mix of stripped back, acoustic takes on some of their more upbeat musings as well as a new batch of poetic and heartfelt tunes.
Over the years, Madison Violet have acquired quite a few accolades, including a Juno nomination, a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Vocal Group Album of the Year and a Critic’s Choice award from Country Music People’s Magazine. Their songs have been featured in the notorious music magazine MOJO’s Top 10 Playlist, and received a mass of acclaim from outlets such as the BBC, the CBC, Maverick Magazine and NPR, and have earned the duo the Grand Prize in the 2010 Maxell John Lennon Song Writing Contest (which was voted on by a panel of distinguished artists including Elton John, Tim McGraw, Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, John Legend, Enrique Iglesias and Mary J. Blige). Madison Violet were on Germany’s WDR's list of ‘Best Bands of All Time’ as well as having song placements on various television shows. Their recent single ‘These Ships’ was released on one of the largest dance labels in the U.S., Ultra Records, and has garnered over 1,000,000 plays on Spotify already.
Brenley and Lisa are singer-songwriters. Multi-instrumentalists. Harmonizers. Dog lovers. Nature walkers. Painters. Tennis fanatics. Amateur chefs. They have been described as pop, roots, indie, dance and Americana, but think that this quote sums them up best...
"Madison Violet has suddenly appeared like a ray of sunshine on a rainy day." No Depression
- Madison Violet website

OCTOBER 10 - REBECCA WRIGHT and DONALD McKAY: Rebecca and Donald’s music has been likened to that of a good Scotch whisky: delightfully smooth, full of character and highly addictive. With voices that can instantly transport you to another place and time, Donald’s traditional songs from his native Scotland are beautifully complemented by Rebecca’s insightful Australian originals. Together they have released two albums, "Over Burns and Braes" and "Joys that never weary", and have toured in the UK and New Zealand. Accompanied by requinto, cello, acoustic guitar and bodhran, their music will bring you back to the heart of folk.

   SADIE and JAY: Sadie & Jay's contemporary and original folk music leans to the alternative with a tinge of blues and roots and occasional theatrics! Jay plays guitars, bouzouki, banjo and mandolin while Sadie plays electric and double bass.. They sing captivating songs blending vocals of rare calibre with an evocative back-drop of intricate finger style playing. Both musicians and entertainers, Sadie & Jay perform intimate, expressive and resonant music.
Since first meeting at the BUG some four years ago now, Sadie and Jay have released their first original album “Curious” (launched at the BUG), won several song writing awards, played many Qld/NSW venues and festivals and most recently they have performed oversea's at The Auckland Folk Festival and they toured the UK.

OCTOBER 17 - LUAN BALDWIN: Luan relocated to Brisbane in 1994 to study Bachelor of Music- Performance at QUT Kelvin Grove. He majored in Classical Guitar and had performed extensively through his teens and early twenties before settling into a career in the maritime industry. His years working offshore has been the inspiration for the writing of a number of songs, many of which have been recorded on his albums. “Tales from Port Curtis” is an album of 12 original tracks inspired by modern day life at sea (kind of like 21st Century ‘sea shanties’). The tracks are solo performances and not digitally enhanced so the songs retain their raw, earthy qualities. Songs from the album were featured in the 2009 “Q Song” songwriting competition sponsored by ABC Radio and also released on US College Radio compilation “ACOUSTIKA Volume 18” (272 Records).
New Album "Half Tide" is to be released very soon! This is a collection of revisited sea songs combined with new original lyrical tracks inspired by life, family and country. Produced by Rob Mackay at Pacific International Music, this album highlights Luan’s natural storytelling through music while featuring his seemingly effortless guitar skills. Tracks from “Half Tide” will be made available through iTunes or the album can soon be purchased.
Gig information, photos and YouTube links can be found on Facebook at FACEBOOK PAGE or at the www.luanbaldwin.com . A selection of tracks from “Tales from Port Curtis” are also available to hear on Triple J unearthed. Feel free to contact Luan directly on 0403 872 862 or via to make a booking or purchase the albums.
“Tales from Port Curtis” can be purchased from Luan; contact details at www.luanbaldwin.com New Album "Half Tide" will be made available through the website.

   ANYTHING GOES: Anything Goes is an energetic quintet that delivers a unique musical experience. Brought together through a shared passion for a little instrument that makes people happy, they augment the ukulele with an array of instruments, including UBass, recorders, dulcimer, harmonica, drums, keyboards and glockenspiel then add three part harmonies for an intoxicating mix of seventies groove, eighties pop, and contemporary hits, spiced with numbers from the jazz age and later.

OCTOBER 24 - NOEL GARDNER and ALEX BRIDGE: Noel Gardner and Alex Bridge are a captivating folk duo from Maleny on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Noel’s heart-felt original songs tell stories about our land, our environment, our politics, our lives and our hearts; the finely crafted lyrics come to life when sung by his and Alex’s beautifully harmonising voices. With Noel’s accomplished finger picking on acoustic guitar and Alex’s sensitive bass guitar, this duo will take you on a song-filled journey that you won’t forget.

   GOOD COMPANY: Good Company is made up of an exceptional bunch of experienced musicians; instrumentalists, singers, teachers and professionals with a huge arsenal of talent at their disposal. The whole is definitely reater than the sum of its parts, and their sound is simply brimful of beauty. Musical Director & Fearless Leader: Erin Murphy The Company of Good: Ros Perry, Kath Lloyd, Donna Miller, Mel Osborne, Anje West, Elizabeth Pickering, David Pilbeam, Kiri Waiata, Dave Green, Jenny Chirnside, Hamish Eldershaw, Steph Dick, Chris Neild.

OCTOBER 31 - MICK MCHUE TRIO: Born and bred in Dublin, Ireland, singer-songwriter Mick McHugh has cut his teeth as a seasoned live performer in Australia. He has supported artist such as Ralph McTell of 'Streets of London' fame and played iconic venues including The Sydney Opera House. In 2014, he signed a management deal with Troubadour Music and in 2015 ran a successful crowd funding campaign to record his debut album. Mick has spent the last year working on his album with Victorian producer Mark Stanley and Australian songwriting legend Shane Howard of 'Goanna' who penned 'Solid Rock'. They have written two songs together for Mick's album. This will be the first time Mick presents the full album songs to a live audience.

   TAWNY: Martin Reese, Chris Clarkson, Davydd McDonald and Christian Rizzalli join forces to create an exciting fusion of rhythm and beat. With an array of influences ranging from traditions such as Appalachian, English and pure Irish, Tawny aim to produce a rich, authentic and modern take on the Celtic genre.


A small door charge of $10/$7 conc. Donations for costs welcome. Intimate surroundings, with open grounds outside; meals, licensed, tea/coffee.


A blackboard segment from 7.30-8.15 pm, of three blackboard acts, of 10 minutes each, (up to 3 songs or one long song). Simply arrive with your instrument and put your name on the Blackboard. First in best dressed. BUg audiences are very encouraging toward new acts.

The first booked act at about: 8.15pm to 9.00pm. A short break of 15 minutes follows, time to mingle and perhaps step outside for a breath of air.
The second booked act: 9.15pm - 10.00pm.

Info: Dick Halligan web www.brisbaneunpluggedgigs.org





OCTOBER 1 - CAIM DUO: Workshop & Performance All the way from Scotland, Heather Innes & Pauline Vallance play traditional & contemporary Scottish Folk Songs. Lilting vocals, bodhran, clasarch & flute: "Caim music touches the heart, bringing a sense of calm, uplift and peace."
2-4pm: Workshop & Feature Artists

OCTOBER 15 – TBA: Refer to website for details.
1-3pm: Blackboard Performers
3-4pm: Feature Act.

Membership Fees Due & Volunteers Wanted Membership Fees for the 2017-2018 Financial year are now due.
As well as supporting the club, joining Folk Redlands as a member, entitles you to vote for the committee at the Annual General Meeting & participate in the running of the club.
To become a member or renew your membership, complete the application form on your next visit and pay the annual subscription $5 or $10 (family) – or Download the Membership Form  &  email completed form to us, complete and pay by cheque or electronic transfer.
We are also seeking expressions of interest from volunteers who are able to assist periodically at events. There is a vast array of tasks we need help with, including setting up, packing down, manning the bar, selling raffle tickets, operating the sound equipment, MC’ing etc. Any time you can offer will be greatly appreciated. To register your interest as a volunteer, please email us - see email link below.

Ann Leung - Publicity

Folk Redlands meets 1st and 3rd Sundays, 1 - 4pm.
On the third Sundays we host our regular Concert Format of Blackboard performers followed by a feature act.
Events on the first Sundays will be a mix of formats, including singalongs, workshops, and special themed events.
Venue: INDIGISCAPES, 17 Runnymede Rd. Capalaba (Air conditioned hall)
FREE Entry, Tea Rooms open. Lunch & Afternoon tea Snacks & Drinks available. Ample parking.
If you are coming for lunch you will need to book a table with Indigiscapes on 07 3824 8611 - No takeaway available.

Join the Folk Redlands community at our website and sign up for email updates: www.folkredlands.org or
Connect on facebook: - www.facebook.com/FolkRedlands More Info: Patrick Burke 0415 645 206 or Sandra Nelson 0403 342 228

ACOUSTIC HARVEST returns to BAY FM Radio every other THURSDAY Night 8-10pm. Hosted by Colin Nightingale & Jan Nary. COLIN NIGHTINGALE will be interviewing musicians on air. If you are interested contact Colin If any musicians would like airplay send your CD to Colin.

Details under Acoustic Harvest at the Folk Redlands website www.folkredlands.org  



Red Hill Community Sports Club, 
22 Fulcher Rd, Red Hill, Brisbane

Every Wednesday night at the Red Hill Community Sports Centre, 22 Fulcher Rd, Red Hill, Brisbane. (next to the Broncos.)
Entry $2, free supper, fully licensed, easy parking.
Acoustic, unplugged, mostly blackboard. Floor singers welcome. Singing 7:30 - 10:30pm.

SEPTEMBER 27 - Blackboard night A night dedicated to blackboard performers. If you’d like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne.


OCTOBER 4 - Blackboard night: A night dedicated to blackboard performers. If you’d like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne.

OCTOBER 11 - Blackboard night: A night dedicated to blackboard performers. If you’d like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne.

OCTOBER 18 - Blackboard night: A night dedicated to blackboard performers. If you’d like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne.

OCTOBER 25 - Special Guests - SHIVER From the Redlands, Shiver comprises three multi-talented women from diverse musical backgrounds – Julie Minto (Mama Juju), Christine Burke and Vicky MacDonald – who came together again to perform at the 2017 Indigi Day Out after an 11 year 'rest' to pursue other projects. Shiver focuses on strong vocal harmonies through an eclectic selection of uplifting songs. Sometimes accompanied by minimal instrumentation, sometimes a Capella, their music is a mix of folk, bluegrass and spiritual. Julie, Vicky and Christine thought after such a long break it was high time they enjoyed the ritual of sharing music once more and we are delighted to host them at Red Hill Folk.

Every night at Red Hill Folk is packed with talent from our many fine regular & guest performers. If you plan to perform, please arrive early!

Anne Infante

For more information, ring MC Anne 07-3366-2248.




Foco Nuevo features a diversity of musicians and music styles.
Hosts, Jumping Fences (Sue Monk, Lachlan Hurse), have created a welcoming environment for all.

VENUE: KURILPA HALL, 174 Boundary Street, West End

1st Friday of the month at 8pm


    See performers details HERE.

Jumping Fences is an enduring musical partnership between Sue Monk and Lachlan Hurse. Their original works contain imagery and styles that reveal both an incisive insight into Australian life and a long association with Latin American culture. Performances feature Sue's rich voice, her rhythmic guitar technique and the colour of Lachlan's innovative bass style. www.jumpingfences.com.au

The evening begins at 8pm, Entry is $10 / $7 conc.

BYO: cakes / tea / coffee / alcohol.

Info: / / www.foconuevo.org.au
& For Performers: www.foconuevo.org.au/fn_forPerformers.htm


Brisbane Folk Event in the Centenary Suburbs.


Usually 3rd Saturday of the month - in FEBRUARY, APRIL, JUNE, AUGUST, OCTOBER See the Calendar page

$10 entry per person (under 14 years old free entry) CASH only, includes entry to lucky door prize. Doors at 6pm, Music from 7pm. Easy parking available for 31 cars at the venue.

The Hub is located in front of the Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre. Centenary Community Hub 171 Dandenong Rd Mt Ommaney (We are at the entrance to Mt Ommaney Shopping centre next to the library, opposite the bus terminal and Mt Ommaney Fire Station)

A relaxed BYO (byo glasses) no BYO snacks or food please. The sale of food and soft drinks helps to keep the entry price low, thank you.

We will be offering a selection of Finger Food and Soft Drinks and Water for purchase.

Why not visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/CentenaryCommunityHub
Bookings Essential: or phone 0499 999 772 to secure your table, if unanswered please leave a message, thank you.




Coast Acoustics is an independent live music club located on 30 acres in the hinterland just outside of Nerang at Country Paradise 231 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang.

Following the success of recent events, Coast Acoustics is fast becoming known as the spot on the Gold Coast for folk, roots, bluegrass and singer songwriter music. Food, sausage sizzle, and drinks are available to enhance your listening pleasure.


Every 4th Saturday, 1-3pm.
Special October Guests TBA at 3:30-4:30 pm.

At Country Paradise Parklands, 231 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang.

NON MEMBERS: $10 (Annual Membership $10). Members entry is $5.
Refreshments available.


A Jam is FREE and an informal session where members get together for a sing-along.

Coast Acoustic jam sessions times are:
The Fox and Hounds jam session is on the 1st Saturday of every month at the Fox & Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Drive, Wongawallan. 10 minutes from Oxenford. Ph 56657582 from 6:30pm.

Every 2nd Saturday, 1-5 pm at Country Paradise Parklands,
231 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang.

Every 3rd Thursday (Change of Day) 6-9 pm. At ALLSPORTS COMMUNITY CLUB
Leagues Club Dr. Nerang, (Glennon Park, Nerang).
The main aim of a jam session is to share the experience, be encouraging and give everyone a chance to shine.

The Fox & Hounds is an amazing place to visit, originally the Sussex Arms in Kent, it's the only hotel in Australia to be transported out from England and re-built. Check out their Facebook page Facebook page

Website: www.goldcoastacoustics.com.au



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
Facebook Club Acoustic Maleny RSL page



WAS: The Blackall Range FC See Whatson



The organisation was formed in response to a need for local musicians to publicly perform, meet their peers and develop their skills as musicians in a friendly non-competitive environment.

The Musos (as we are fondly known) is pleased to announce some changes to our sessions to welcome in the new year in 2017.

We are at the BEERWAH HOTEL, on the second Tuesday of the month from 7 - 10pm, beginning January 10. Address: 53 Beerwah Parade, Beerwah. It is on the Steve Irwin Way side of Beerwah, immediately opposite the railway station.

The events at the EUDLO HALL, 19 Rosebed st, Eudlo, on the first Sunday afternoon of the month from 1 - 4pm, beginning February 5, will continue as usual. These sessions are popular with with Musos only a short drive away from the Nambour, Palmwoods, Landsborough and Maleny areas.

to go on our emailing list for a weekly review of the last week's session. Join our group:
Facebook - Musosclub

Do note that our website www.glasshousemusos.com.au (although a fascinating historical resource) is not updated as often as we'd like.
The facebook group page has lots of new information on a weekly basis.

If you're coming from further afield and would like to negotiate a longer set, just get in touch with me and I'll happily look at it and promote your appearance. And as always if you want to book a time to play, simply send me an email.

We provide good quality sound for the artists, and encourage all styles of music, but folk, blues and country are very popular amongst our group. We also generally have a Musos House band of some form for artists who'd like backing.



Dalby Qld

All acoustic, All genres, All singers, All musicians, All music lovers, All ages, All welcome

Find our Fickle Folk group on Facebook, Website www.ficklefolk.com

, Phone Pam 07-4663-2184 for details.

Listen in Thursday morning from 9am to 1pm for Fickle Folk Radio on 4DDD Check the website. www.westregionradio.com

where local musicians, poets and story tellers are encouraged to submit their recordings for airplay.



Acoustic concerts at the Irish Club Hotel, 80 Russell St, Toowoomba Last Sunday of the month, 2-5pm. $10/$8

The "Strummers" monthly concerts are at 2pm to 5pm on the last Sunday of each month.

Good meals are available at the Irish Club from 12pm till 2pm and Sunday special drinks prices include pints (Guinness etc) $6 & spirits $6.

We hope you can come along to help support LIVE MUSIC in Toowoomba!

For further information or call Toula Elliott 0400 771 110.



Warwick is a pleasant 2 hour drive from Brisbane and if anyone would like to bring instruments and voices and overnight on a Wednesday,
O'Mahony's have bags of accommodation at very reasonable rates.


Venue: O'Mahony's Heritage Hotel, 35 Grafton St, Warwick. Small charge to cover costs.

More info Bob Townshend 07 4685 2072 or 0413-332-536



Last Saturday Acoustic Folk Afternoon Founded as the Quart Pot Folk Club (Inc) 19 March 1974

Info Pat 0423-345-507 or

Blackboard format. Last Saturday each month - 3-6pm excluding December.

- at the SETTLERS INN cnr James & Ruthven Streets, Toowoomba.

Enjoy a Meal from 6pm at the Settlers 07-4632-3634

Toowoomba Folk Club - music of the people by the people for the people



We haunt the Cawarral and Rockhampton area. If any members of your group are in the area when we have an event they are welcome to drop in.

Our website - www.coowongafolkclub.com Here you will find info on upcoming events.