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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).


MARCH 21 - SWINGBEANS: The Swing Beans are 3 musos who love to play and sing those old swing tunes, with a jazz and texas swing feel. Expect some less well known songs that are a bit out of the box!!!!! "The Beans" are Lisa Lombardi on rhythm guitar and sassy vocals, Bop Bell on solo gypsy guitar and Julie Witney swinging on upright bass. Lately they've been enjoying working out some two and three part vocal arrangements of songs. They’ll croon their way into your heart then fire you up with flying steel string solos!

   CIGANY WEAVER: Formed out of a love of Django Reinhardt, Sigourney Weaver and Red Wine, Cigány Weaver are one the newest, and most exciting Gypsy Jazz acts in Australia. Having recently performed at Australia's premier Gypsy Jazz Festival 'OzManouche' and the Woodford Folk Festival, they have captivated audiences with their unique performances, establishing an expansive following. Cigány Weaver create sounds reminiscent of Jazz Manouche, Traditional Romani music to contemporaries such as Bjork, their virtuosic live performances invoke an array of toe-tapping, from the subtle tap to the carefree exuberant stomp of the dance floor.

MARCH 28 - ALFANANT: Alfanant is the forming of two great sunshine coast acoustic folk artists Ant McKenna and Alf. "... a duo consisting of Ant and, you guessed it, Alf. Playing catchy originals in a folk rock vein and featuring strong harmonies, guitars, ukulele and harmonica, this rollicking duo - putting the fun back into performance, are certainly worth catching live." Michael Whittaker Alf has dreamed about selling hundreds of thousands of copies of the song tic toc (buy it here) but has to settle for hits on YouTube of Burleigh Heads 6-8'. Ant McKenna is part of touring legends Those Bloody McKennas

   THE SONGS OF TONY MCKENNIAREY: Back in the misty past of Brisbane music, there was a band called 'Moose Malone and the Country Casanovas'. Their stomping ground was the Grizzly Bar at the Stock Exchange Hotel, and for a few years in the late seventies they were a force on the local music scene. They signed to RCA and went south, made a great album called House of Blue Lights ... and faded into obscurity. Tony McKenniarey was a guitarist/singer/songwriter in the Mooses, another being Ewan MacKenzie for a time. Ewan and Tony also formed the MacKenzie McHenry Band in the early 80s. Tony's playing and writing were extremely influential in the burgeoning Australian Country Rock scene of the time, and he's remembered fondly by many. He passed in 1990. Ewan recently came across a tape of some songs that Tony had written and recorded in 1983, and realised that local singer John Hockings loved the same music that Tony had, Townes van Zandt, Guy Clark et al. So began the Tony's songs project. They are excited to honour the memory of a great Brisbane musician by performing his songs for you, plus a few from his idols.

APRIL at the BUg

APRIL 4 - JOHN MALCOLM: John was inspired at age 11 to learn guitar so he could join in campfire sessions at Torquay Beach Victoria, and was soon strumming along to the likes of "Down By the Riverside". At 14 he sang the anti-war song "Strangest Dream" on TV.
When in the same year he submitted an original essay on Folk Music, his teacher said he must have copied it from a book.
He was a regular attendee and occasional performer at Melbourne Folk Clubs in the 60's, pulling influences from live performances of Irish music and traditional Australian songs, and later from Flamenco and the various music of Africa.
Now after over half a century of guitar playing, including some 35 years as a full-time musician, John's spot at The Bug is a celebration of his Folk Music roots, and will be quite different to his usual pub performances.
"Think of me as a folk musician whose "job" also happens to be music."

   AMANDA GILMOUR: Witnessing Amanda Gilmour performing her original songs is one of life's real pleasures. Heartfelt lyrics and beautiful melodies delivered by one of the purest voices in the business. Amanda’s voice, lyrics and musical sensitivity will beckon your heart and take you on a mantra-like journey.

APRIL 11 - 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 www.facebook.com/luansmusic or at the website 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 email at to make a booking or purchase the albums. Tales from Port Cutis can be purchased from Luan; contact details at www.luanbaldwin.com New Album Half Tide will be made available through the website.

   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.
Tonight at the BUG Sadie and Jay will be joined by the wonderful Suzanne Hibbs on percussion and the enigmatic Matthew Moline on harmonica!! Together they will be performing a musical mosaic of all new originals.

APRIL 18 - JODI MURTHA: Jodi Murtha is well known in the Brisbane folk scene for her bass playing and harmonies and has been performing for over twenty years in numerous bands at pubs, clubs and festivals as a multi-instrumentalist. In 2016 Jodi returned to her singer songwriter roots and released her first solo EP Contents Unknown inspired by folk rock bands of the seventies.
Jodi’s voice has been described as rich, pure and strong that easily rises and falls with plenty of character. Combined with rhythmic acoustic guitar and catchy hooks, Jodi will be performing tracks from her EP and debuting new material with flavours of folk, country and jazz.

   THE COMPANY: The Company formed in Brisbane in 2012, out of four musicians from far-flung places. Mick Patrick sings lead, plays mandolin and fiddle and is from Townsville, North Queensland. George Jackson plays fiddle and banjo and hails from Christchurch, New Zealand by way of Melbourne and Nashville, USA. Markus Karlsen plays bass and was born in Bodø, Norway. Jamie Clark plays guitar and is from Bundaberg, central Queensland. The Company plays bluegrass and new acoustic music, both vocal and instrumental.
The band has made three albums, The Company from 2012, Trouble from 2014 (mixed by US master fiddler Casey Driessen) and their new record recorded in Brisbane in December 2015 with noted engineer Dave Neil. All feature a powerful blend of the band's picking prowess and heartfelt songs of time and place. There's a strong sense of what it means to be playing this music in Australia, yet drawing on sounds that have origins in American traditional music.
The Company has toured extensively, playing festivals big and small and many venues in between. The band focuses on presenting their own songs and tunes, with a mix of bluegrass classics, old-time fiddling hoedowns, gospel harmonizing, and crisp picking blended with humour and warmth. For live sound the band uses one central microphone bluegrass-style, which picks up all voices and instruments (they help the banjo and guitar out a little with some small spot mics) so that the music is presented as acoustically and as much like the records as possible. Always seen in suits and ties, the Company none-the-less brings exciting and at times daringly experimental ideas to such a traditional look and sound.
On their new record, the Company explores themes of place, travel, movement and change with all the players bringing songs and tunes reflecting their recent journeys around Australia and the world, as well as many changes in their lives and careers.
A masterclass in bluegrass - The Australian.
"High quality of songwriting… outstanding vocals… exquisitely arranged." - Rhythms Magazine

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.


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





APRIL 2 - PAT DRUMMOND Workshop & Performance Pat’s amazing three and a half decade long career has seen him pass through a half dozen 'reincarnations' that have produced an incredible body of original work in as many different musical genres.
Starting in the folk scene in the 60’s then developing a following in Sydney’s pub scene in the 70's and 80's, Pat became renowned for writing what were effectively musical mini-operas that included whole sections scripted for and performed by the crowds.
A regular performer in the nineties at Folk, Bush and Country Music Festivals, Pat has received many awards including:

  • Australian Independent Country Music Entertainer of The Year in 2000
  • Finalist, Country Song of the Year, Golden Guitars, Tamworth, 1999
  • Contemporary Song of the Year (with Karen Lynne), Tamworth Songwriting Association – Songwriting Awards 2000
  • Joint Winner, Male Vocal of the Year, Australian Bush Music Festival 1993
  • Grand Finalist for Album of the Year, Producer of the Year, Heritage Award and Country Song of the Year in the 1994 Tamworth Australasian Country Music Festival.

Blackboad Performers 1-2pm, followed by Workshop & Performance by Pat

APRIL 19 – SOMETHING ELSE: Well-respected soloists Anne Infante and Mary Brettell have been singing together in wondrous harmony since they were THAT slim! Their repertoire covers traditional folk, country, originals, contemporary – and everything in-between. Their songs are selected on a strict principle – if they like it, if it lends itself to good harmony, or if it’s simply fun to sing – it’s in!

What others have said:
Mary and Anne really are something else. Inspiring, creative, over-flowing with passion, sentiment and biting wit. (John Arlidge, Whisky Gully Wines)
Something Else is something else!  It is the merging of two gifted, experienced folksingers who make beautiful music together. They remind me of a comment from ages ago:  the whole is greater than the sum of its partsYou would be mad to miss them!. (Ian Clarke)
Blackboard performers 1-3pm followed by Something Else

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.

MARCH 29 - Full Blackboard night. A full night for blackboard performers. If you’d like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne.


APRIL 5 - Special Guests - The Thomsons with Jodi Murtha: The Thomsons are a contemporary folk / roots acoustic based duo that specialise in original music that tells a story. They will be accompanied by the delightful Jodi Murtha on acoustic bass and vocals.  Their music is based on a personal, oblique perspective of the beautiful world in which we live. Be prepared to dust off your passport as they introduce you to some obscure characters that would enliven any dinner party; including a Texan diner waitress masquerading as the Statue of Liberty, a Central Asian small-time drug mule and an aspirational Bougainvillean boy caught up in a maelstrom of anarchy – and take the road trip of a lifetime through West Bengal armed only with a monkey-God keychain.

APRIL 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.

APRIL 19 - Full Blackboard A full night for blackboard performers. If you’d like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne.

APRIL 26 - Special Guests - One More Dollar: FaceBook page

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


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.

OPEN MIC (April)

Every 4th Saturday, 1-5pm.
Special Guest Hailey Calvert at 4-5 pm.

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.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.