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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).


APRIL 25 - DAYLIGHT MOON: Vocalist Helena Bond has been singing for 30 years and more, both solo a capella, and in groups such as Talking in Tune (world music) and The Shieling (Scottish Gaelic). She also leads singing workshops with The Voices collective in Brisbane. Currently, outside of Daylight Moon, she sings Scottish Gaelic with fiddle-singer Emma Nixon.
Ross Clark comes to music after a lifetime as a widely-published and award-winning poet. He now spends much of his off-stage time composing songs and instrumentals, and communing with his fretted instruments. He brings guitar, bass and various ukuleles, as well as his distinctive vocal style, to a ukulele bluegrass band, and his own (fluid-membership) country band, in addition to Daylight Moon.
Helena and Ross formed Daylight Moon in 2011, and have featured at Brisbane venues The Beach-house, Grill’d, FolkRag Old and New Concert, The BUG, Bass Espresso, The Substation; and at Neurum Creek Folk, SPRUKE and FRUC Festivals, and at several Fetes de la Musique. They played some exciting accidental gigs while touring Europe in 2014, including a memorable set at the Arcadia, Portrush, Northern Ireland, on Summer Solstice. They have also jumped up for open mics at The National Folk Festival, The Illawarra Folk Festival, The Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival, and at numerous folk clubs, including several in the UK.
A Daylight Moon set intersperses stripped-back and open-hearted arrangements of lesser-known pop, jazz, folk and gospel classics along with Ross Clark’s originals. Sets often also include vocal solos and original finger-picking instrumentals. While many of their songs are upbeat, the duo does not avoid the minor keys, and delights in some quirky songs.
Their debut album, A Taste of Moonlight, appeared in August 2013, and Song et Lumiere in June 2016. Songs of shadow and delight.

   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 greater 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.

MAY at the BUg

MAY 2 - HAILEY CALVERT: It’s stopped people in their tracks in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall, had her sing backing vocals for Michael Bublé, taken her overseas and all over Australia and been shared in wonder by the U.K’s Passenger on Facebook. Hailey Calvert’s voice is undeniably incredible. Its that warm and breathtaking blues voice together with impressive guitar skills and relatable stage presence, as well as an achingly honest song writing style that makes each audience member feel like they are the only people in the room to hear her stories. That song writing style saw her take out the Blues category in the 2015 International Songwriting Competition; a worldwide comp entered by over 18,000 entries from 20 countries. A regular festival player, Hailey has graced the stages of Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival four times and Woodford Folk Festival three times just to name a few.

   PANDORAS KARAVAN: Pandora’s Karavan presents music with depth and presence, keeping it real with a repertoire of beautiful songs on meaningful themes - songs from various genres - from jazz standards to popular music, country, cabaret and the songs of the great songwriters such as Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits. The core trio is: Pandora (guitar & vocals), Johnny Hucker (double bass & trumpet) and Gary Nunn (keys). The band is often joined by Christopher Gillespie on violin, and Steffy Levine on mandolin.

MAY 9 - JAN DAVIS: It is 18 months since Jan’s last visit to Australia and at least 3 years since she stood on the stage at The BUg! During her time overseas, Jan has been doing gigs as a soloist and in combos. Every now and then there is also a gig with U.K. based Australian Bush Band ‘Buckley’s Chance’. Jan plays every week in a couple of bars in the resort of Costa Teguise on the Canary Island of Lanzarote, delighting holidaymakers with songs from many genres e.g. Scottish, Irish, Australian and American Folk, Country and Country Rock, and a little bit of Rock n’ Roll if the mood takes her there. Jan loves entertaining and it shows as she performs every song with passion and energy! If you like singing choruses, there will be plenty for you to join in with. Expect to hear some old favourites and some new additions to her repertiore. See you on 9th May 2017 at the BUg!

   UNSUNG HEROES: Born out of Sue Wighton's successful Schonell Theatre concert in March 2003, 'Unsung Heroes' is a new acoustic band on the scene. Comprising Sue's lead vocals & guitar, plus fiddle, mandolin and bass, the band plays a rich mix of Sue's original tunes, traditional favourites and covers. Sue's versatile vocal style is complimented by the impeccable harmonies and mandolin of Ian Dodd. (Ian honed his musical skills in his bluegrass days with Hilltop Holdout and beyond.) With Luke Moller (the 'baby' of the group) adding depth and colour with his fearless fiddle playing, and John Barton's smooth bass providing the heartbeat, Unsung Heroes guarantees a dynamic, contemporary, folky, heartfelt performance.

MAY 16 - CLOUDSTREET: Bringing fresh life to the best of the tradition, Nicole Murray, John Thompson and Emma Nixon have carved themselves a niche internationally as outstanding performers of acoustic folk music. With vocal harmonies reminiscent of Steeleye Span and the Seekers, powerful arrangements of Australian classics and a repertoire that spans the Anglo-Celtic world, cloudstreet’s exciting performances entertain and delight. They deliver a powerful and moving musical experience, based on entrancing musicality, stunning use of vocal harmony and above all, a compelling sense of fun.

   ANGELA TOOHEY TRIO: Nationally renowned in Australia for her 20-year career in theatre and musical theatre, award-winning singer, songwriter and actor Angela Toohey is doing what she loves best, performing her own music, live. Angela’s music has been described by music critics as contemporary folk, acoustic guitar-driven, lyrical and melodic, inspiring, uplifting, fun, honest, hooky, energy-packed and edgy. In 2013 Angela formed a Trio with Jodi Murtha on acoustic bass and beautiful backing vocals and one of Brisbane's best percussionists in Suzanne Hibbs. With Angela on guitar, stomp and vocals the sound is very full for a 3 piece.

MAY 23 - ANGHARAD DRAKE: 23 year old Brisbane ­based Angharad Drake grew up on Australia’s famed Sunshine Coast, where she began writing music during her early years of high school, and scoring gigs at small local venues. She later went on to study a Music degree at Brisbane's QUT.
Influenced by the stylings of Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Laura Marling and Bon Iver, she began to develop her own individual style during her University years and recorded a self titled debut EP in 2010. Since then she has completed two more self­ produced EP's (2013’s 'Lay Down', and 2014’s 'Swing’), all in preparation for her debut full­ length album, 'Sword'.
Blending a mixture of Folk storytelling, lullaby melodies and atmospheric harmonies the album infuses subtle influences from Folk virtuoso’s like Laura Marling, Jose Gonzalez and Joanna Newsom, whilst managing to maintain its own distinctive sound.
Brisbane­ based Drake employed the trusted hands of the production team at soundtekoma, following a series of self­ produced EP releases which experienced cult success and saw her work hard on the local live scene, culminating in an upcoming tour in late November with her 4­piece band. 2016 marks the beginning of a special journey for Angharad Drake.

   OUT OF ABINGDON: Over the last 5 years, with hundreds of performances branching out from Brisbane, Australia to Europe, the United Kingdom and India, duo Warwick Hargreaves (Guitar and Vocals) and Tina Fullerton (Double Bass and Vocals) have developed a sound both sensual and sumptuous.
Their music grooves, soothes and seamlessly weaves together their combined instruments and influences, creating unique interpretations and passion-fuelled original tunes. Theirs is an understated elegance that draws the listener in…
‘Remarkably smooth contemporary jazz… this duo create a soulful atmosphere where unpretentious musicianship is firmly centre stage’ - Lewis Wade, ED2012 Three Weeks Edinburgh.

MAY 30 - MONIQUE CLARE: Monique Clare is a cello-weilding singer-songwriter, hailing from the foothills of Mount Cootha. Between a classical cello degree, a Gregorian Chant-infused upbringing, a Beyonce obsession and ongoing explorations into traditional folk from Scotland, Sweden, and the USA, her songs are a melting pot of eclectic influences. This year sees her embarking on a solo project, after years of playing in various folk bands including The Mulberry Collective, Maja, and Rhiannon & Monique.

   KAREN ANDERSON: Karen Anderson is a very versatile jazz and blues vocalist who is able to move easily from incredibly powerful blues deliveries to silky smooth crooning that can bring a shiver. Her voice will move you and her live performance is inspiring.


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





MAY 7 - JASON DARLING Rhythm Workshop & Performance Jason Darling has been collecting intricate rhythm hand devices and strumming techniques for much of his 20 years as a guitarist. A deep love of traditional western folk music in his formative years lead him toward the folk music and alternative approaches of other cultures soon after.
Jason will be performing a set of music with the beautiful voice of Ms Kimberley Keogh and presenting a workshop, sharing some of the out of the box rhythm hand techniques he has gathered over the years. No plectrum required!
1-2pm: Blackboard Performers
2-4pm: Jason Darling – Performance & Rhythm Workshop

Contemporary "urban folk". Tin Star bring a trio of powerful singer/songwriter/instrumentalists (Penny Boys, Cathy Bell and Dan Grant) to create a group that is far greater than the sum of its parts. They bring spontaneity to their live performances, and like to create a space in which to connect emotionally with an audience. Their song choices, both their own compositions and borrowed songs are focused ' on having a musical conversation.
1-3pm: Blackboard Performers
3-4pm: Tin Star

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.

APRIL 26 - Special Guests - One More Dollar:


MAY 3 - Full Blackboard A full night for blackboard performers. If you’d like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne.

MAY 12 - Full Blackboard A full night for blackboard performers. If you’d like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne.

MAY 17 - Special Guests - NO TENSION: (8:30pm – 9:10pm) Music is like a huge release of tension - James Taylor.
Michael Bourne (vocals, guitar) and Alison Bell (vocals, mandolin) have been playing music together for nearly two decades. Over the years they have been fortunate enough to play with some tremendous local musicians in several different line-ups including The Bramstons, Quartermoon and The JAM. Michael and Alison know well that when you play music together everything else slips away. They recently joined forces with Heather Smart (violin) to form the aptly named, No Tension.
The trio play an eclectic mix of tunes and songs borrowed from folk and country music traditions. Heather comes from a classical background and she adds great skill and musical sensitivity to the group’s material. No Tension will be joined at the Red Hill Folk Club by Kay Armstrong (double bass).

MAY 24 - Full Blackboard - Full Blackboard A full night for blackboard performers. If you’d like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne.

MAY 31 - Full Blackboard - Full Blackboard A full night for blackboard performers. If you’d like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne.

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

Gracias a la Vida – A Tribute to Joan Baez
To celebrate May Day we bring a special tribute to Joan Baez who has sung for peace, for workers, for the environment and for social justice for over six decades.
Performing on the night will be: Julie & Rachel Witney, Anne Infante, Ann Bermingham, Helen Rowe, Sue Wighton, Jumping Fences, Maree Robertson, Mary Brettell, Mervyn Langford and Christine Venner-Westaway.

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, coffee and drinks are available to enhance your listening pleasure.


Every 4th Saturday, 1-5pm.
Special Guest TBA at 4-5 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.coastacoustics.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.


SOUNDS ORIGINAL - Music Club Capalaba

Meets 4th Sunday of each month. FREE entry.

Sounds Original is an exciting music organisation designed to encourage songwriters to share their creative sounds, express themselves and learn the art of performing in front of an appreciative audience. All genres of music and performers of all ages are welcome to showcase their talent.

Musicians interested in performing at Sounds Original concerts are asked to register before the event: ph: Aislinn 0428-191-986 or visit www.myspace.com/soundsoriginal

Be in the audience to hear original music performed by our very own local artists.

Venue: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd. Capalaba



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.