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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).


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.


NOVEMBER 7 - LIZZIE FLYNN AND THE RECKONING: With a combination of lyrical honesty and charming melodies, Lizzie Flynn writes songs that blend a little satirical storytelling with a lot of joyful emotion. Her latest album, You & The Open Sky, was launched in September this year. It is a collection of original songs, which weave audiences through toe-tapping country to tender ballads with songs of lessons learnt and love lost.

   ZUMPA: Be transported with Zumpa to forgotten Italian fishing villages, moonlit olive groves and a hard life under a hot sun where peasants play music to celebrate life with a fierce sense of humour. David De Santi (accordion), Kristy Stanfield (vocals, guitar, accordion), Gareth ‘Garetino’ Mewes (fiddle), Innes 'Giacomo' Campbell (mandolin), Benja King (bass) and Andre Bonetti (percussion) provide the sounds and energy of folk, gypsy and Italian world music woven together to provide a truly spaghetti and meatballs experience.
They will play a selection of old and new Italian folk songs such as Santa Lucia, Funiculi Funicula, Bella Ciao, Tu Vuo Fa Americano and throw in some lively tarantellas and melancholy serenades.

NOVEMBER 14 - THE POCKETS: This delightful foursome will send you swooning. Marked by close harmonies and featuring concert, tenor, baritone and bass ukulele along with melodica and kazoo, the pockets bring you original and cover tunes brimming with frivolity, nostalgia and romance. Setting vocal interludes reminiscent of a 1940s radio show within the diverse genres of jazz, pop & folk these songsters will charm your socks off.

   THE JO DAVIE BAND: Only a few months from completing her Honours degree at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, local musician Jo Davie is already making her mark. Whether on stage with her raucous 6-piece gypsy band (Cigany Weaver), performing smooth jazz standards or singing and playing her original music, the Brisbane-based singer-songwriter sings with heartfelt simplicity, versatile technical skill and an intriguing talent for story-telling. Having just recently been awarded the Lord Mayor’s City Hall Concert Award for her performance in the Brisbane City Council’s QUBE Effect competition, Jo’s delicately crafted original alternative/folk music is moving from strength to strength, now featuring a full band. Together, the ensemble has added sympathetic electronic elements to Jo’s folk based palate, generating an intriguing fusion of influences that compels audiences to listen.
No matter the musical setting, Jo’s primary focus is to share stories. She aims to put a little bit of herself under the microscope with every song she sings, so as to allow audiences to see their experiences in her own.

NOVEMBER 21 - CHANEL LUCAS: Warm, pure vocals and gentle folk guitar are Chanel’s signature sound. Her music allows you to stop and take a breath, and enjoy the moments outside of the busy day-to-day. A writer and songwriter, she has travelled across the world with Brisbane folk-pop act ‘women in docs.’ Recently, she has been learning to play the ukulele and writing songs for a solo project. Her band includes fabulous performers such as Mark Cryle (Spot the Dog, The Redeemers) and Tom Roberts (Little Creatures) and features Chanel's sensitive songwriting and poignant vocals.

   JOHN FEGAN: “After fifteen years with Rough Red and four European Tours I’m solo again, I love the freedom it affords me and I enjoy the rush and the fear of having nobody to hide behind. There’s something more intimate and personal about it. The songs I sing come from adventures on the road from Australia to Ireland and on through Europe to Russia, stories of the amazing people I met and places I went to. There are stories from everyday life, some old Rough Red classics, a few cherished covers, stuff off the new album and new things needing a hearing. I’m heading for Europe again in their next winter, Germany, Denmark and Norway, places dear to my heart, for a series of solo performances and to see old friends. Right now I’m enjoying playing on home soil, the audiences are tougher here and harder to please. Walk away from a good night and you know you’re doing alright. It’s all good.”

NOVEMBER 28 - LEIGH HARRIS: In his rare solo gigs Leigh mixes up a repertoire with interpretations of songs he's connected with over the years and throws in a few sneaky originals when no one is paying attention. With influences From Planxty to Pearl Jam, from Billy Bragg to Bjork, expect some familiar and unfamiliar tunes with a solid acoustic flavour.

   BRIDGET O'DONOGHUE & FRIENDS: Bridget emigrated to Australia aged 3 with her parents who were both principal singers with the Doyle Carte Opera company. She was introduced to jazz and R&B at an early age through her father who was one of Sydney's jazz elite, playing the famous Romanos and the original Basement. By age 15 Bridget was an integral part of the Sydney studio scene and soon became one of Sydney and Melbourne's top session singers, being the voice behind Coke and Levis ads, and appearing on many albums ranging from Julie Anthony to the Angels. Bridget was the voice of the popular Sydney R&B outfit 'FatTime' and consequently toured nationally with Carlos Santana and Joe Cocker. Her performances spanned across to theatre, playing in the original 'Jesus Christ Superstar', the black musical 'The Wiz', and in 'The Aunty Jack Show', live with her brother Rory. Since moving to Brisbane in 1989, Bridget has worked in the studio session scene doing commercials and promotions for Toyota, Coca-Cola and the Queensland tourist commission to name a few. Her smoky, soulful voice has been highly acclaimed and sought after in many areas of the entertainment industry.


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





NOVEMBER 5 - Sugar Cane Slim: Workshop & Performance Sugar Cane Slim traverses the highways and by-ways of folk, blues and Americana, playing fingerstyle guitar in standard and open tunings, with the addition of dobro and harp. Inspired by the likes of Doc Watson, Big Bill Broonzy, Chet Atkins and Merle Travis, Slim cooks up some fine old time picking and singing. He’ll be joined by Folk Redlands favourite, Mama Juju, for a wonderful afternoon of country blues.
Slim will also facilitate a free Guitar workshop covering –
1. Introduction to fingerstyle guitar; and
2. “Maximising with the minimum”: arrangement and performance tips for solos and duos.

NOVEMBER 19 – Kevin & The Coffee Cups: Kevin and The Coffee Cups is a fusion of two duos bound by a common interest in modern country music. Kevin, Dehlia, Hans & Rowena are a powerhouse of sweet harmonies with a repertoire of ballads, toe tappers and dance songs from the ‘50’s to the present day.
1-3pm: Blackboard Performers
3-4pm: Feature Act.

Folk Redlands – New Committee Further to our recent AGM, we welcome our new committee line-up.
Vicky MacDonald – President; Colin Nightingale – Vice President; Christine Burke – Treasurer; Committee members: Geoff Carwardine; Julie Minto; Ann Leung - Publicity; Denis Devaney

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.

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.


NOVEMBER 1 - Blackboard night: A night dedicated to blackboard performers. If you’d like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne.

NOVEMBER 8 - Special Themed Evening - Good News Gospel!:

NOVEMBER 15 - Special Guests – Black Bear Duo: (8:30pm – 9:10pm). A force in traditional Scottish and Celtic music, Black Bear Duo (Emma Nixon and Iain Mckenzie) fuse the powerful mix of accordion and fiddle, bringing together a deep love of Scottish tunes and years of experience playing for dances. Their combined passion for traditional and contemporary Scottish music creates their signature exciting and individual style. Their versatility and musical ability have seen them well-established on the music scene in Australia and around the world.
Emma, a star of the fiddle scene in Australia, is both a musician and teacher. Her first solo album, Chasing the Sunset, won a Golden Fiddle Award in 2012, and she has received two Golden Fiddle Awards for Best Teacher (2010, 2011). Iain, raised surrounded by Scottish music and dance, is a composer of tunes in the Scottish tradition, has travelled extensively and has a deep interest in music from around the world, drawing on other traditions to bring a strong individuality to his music.
Their recently recorded album Black Bear reflects their passionate interpretation of the music intertwined with the emotional delivery of Scottish airs. www.emmanixon.com.au/blackbearduo/

NOVEMBER 22 - Blackboard night: A night dedicated to blackboard performers. If you’d like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne.

NOVEMBER 29 - Special Guests - Cloudstreet (8:30pm – 9:10pm). A cloudstreet is a row of thermals marked by cumulus clouds. When gliders fly from thermal to thermal by following the clouds, they ‘fly the cloudstreet’, staying aloft for miles. Cloudstreet are our most popular folk export, and ‘a musical marriage made in heaven.’(Jan Nary). Superb vocalists and musicians in their own right, Nicole Murray, John Thompson and Emma Nixon combine their voices in wondrous, gliding, soaring, exciting harmonies – as well as backing themselves faultlessly on guitar, accordions, flute, fiddles and percussion. Their repertoire combines original songs of outstanding quality, covers and traditional ballads, and spans the Anglo-Celtic world. Bringing fresh life to the best of the tradition, they have carved themselves a niche internationally as outstanding performers of acoustic folk music, delivering a powerful and moving musical experience spiced with a healthy sense of fun. 
A UK review called them ‘friendly … genuinely likeable … approachable, witty and intelligent… blessed with a self-effacing, cheeky irreverence and a healthy sense of humour.’ They deliver a powerful and moving musical experience. www.cloudstreet.org

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 November Guest JULIE HAYES at 3:30-4:30 pm.
See Calendar page for details of their website.
See the POSTER
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



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.