| Brisbane Unplugged Gigs - BUg
| Red Hill Folk
| Folk Redlands |
| Foco Nuevo
| Glasshouse Mountains Musician's Club
| Gold Coast Acoustic Music Club |
| GlenView Folk Club
| Club Acoustic Maleny RSL
| Strummers Toowoomba
| Toowoomba FC
| Warwick FC |
| Music @ the HUB
| Coowonga FC
| Fickle Folk Club Dalby|
BRISBANE UNPLUGGED (the BUg)
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
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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 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
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.
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 at the BUg
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.
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.
“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.
STARTING TIME: 7.30pm
A small door charge of $10/$7 conc. Donations
for costs welcome. Intimate surroundings, with open grounds outside; meals, licensed, tea/coffee.
FORMAT FOR the BUg:
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
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:
Connect on facebook: -
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
RED HILL FOLK
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 PROGRAMME & SPECIAL GUESTS
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.
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!
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
VENUE: KURILPA HALL, 174 Boundary Street, West End
1st Friday of the month at 8pm
3 MILES FROM TEXAS
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.
The evening begins at 8pm, Entry is $10 / $7 conc.
BYO: cakes / tea / coffee / alcohol.
Info: / / www.foconuevo.org.au
& For Performers:
Brisbane Folk Event in the Centenary Suburbs.
MUSIC at THE HUB
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
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.
OPEN MIC NOVEMBER
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.
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.
CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK SITE (& LIKE) TO SEE THE FEATURED ACT:
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
CLUB ACOUSTIC MALENY RSL
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
GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINS MUSICIANS' CLUB
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.
FICKLE FOLK CLUB
All acoustic, All genres, All singers, All musicians, All music lovers, All ages,
Find our Fickle Folk group on Facebook, Website
, Phone Pam 07-4663-2184 for details.
Listen in Thursday morning from 9am to 1pm for Fickle
Folk Radio on 4DDD Check the website.
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 FOLK CLUB
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.
EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING FROM 7:30pm
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
TOOWOOMBA FOLK CLUB
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
COOWONGA FOLK CLUB
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.