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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).


AUGUST 22 - MICHAEL FIX: Three times Golden Guitar award winner Michael Fix’s entertaining and amazing fretboard wizardry has seen him earn a place amongst the world’s top acoustic guitar players, regularly touring Europe, Japan and Southeast Asia. Michael presents performances that are entertaining and stimulating, as he moves effortlessly from sweet original tunes, fresh takes on pop standards, through to unique arrangements of orchestral classics, all delivered with a healthy dose of good-natured humour. This performance will see Michael previewing his latest CD 'Bending Air' and will be his last Brisbane show before his European tour.

   MURPHYS PIGS: A big band, a big sound and masters of organised chaos - this is Murphy’s Pigs - a passionate, irreverent and energetic ten piece Celtic ensemble. Playing a blend of Celtic rock and traditional folk Murphy's Pigs drag you headfirst into their world of rugged mountains, stormy oceans, fearsome battles, unrequited love and a drop or two of the whiskey. Influences of folk, rock, jazz, country and blues weave through a rich musical tapestry of dynamic instrumentation. An insane number of instruments and powerful vocal harmonies unite to create an exciting, distinctive and unforgettable experience. If you like singing your heart out, clapping your hands, stamping your feet, dancing like a loon or just enjoying some good craic ... Murphy's Pigs delivers.

AUGUST 29 - BLACK BEAR DUO: Spirits soar and feet fly when Iain Mckenzie and Emma Nixon join forces to play fabulous Scottish music for balls and country dances, ceilidhs and concerts. They bring together a deep love of Scottish music and years of experience playing for dances. Their combined passion for performing traditional and contemporary Scottish music creates their signature exciting and individual style.

   THE FULL QUID: The Full Quid evoke the sound of timber and strings ringing through kitchen rafters and rich voices in harmony around a pinewood table; the tone of the work boot heel on the school of arts hall floor at a Saturday night dance. Like others before them, this band of long-time friends and master musicians joins the dots between folk, country and rock and roll tapping into a musical tradition that runs through Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams and Bill Monroe to Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers and Johnny Cash, and onwards through Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Ray Davies.
The Full Quid take this blend from its roots in dusty dance halls, the kitchen, the hearth and the veranda all the way to the stage. There they throw in a little backbeat just for the fun of it. These days they call this style Americana. They’re not sure what that means if you live in Brisbane, Australia so, when the Full Quid play, they just call it real music.
Richard Evans: guitar, harmonica, vocals.
Dan Grant: guitar, bass, percussion, vocals.
Cathy Bell: fiddle, accordion, keyboards, vocals.
Mark Cryle: bass, mandolin, vocals.


SEPTEMBER 5 - MONTGOMERY CHURCH: What people are saying… "Soaring vocals"… "Spellbinding Dobro"… "Stunning harmonies"…
Snowy Mountains based duo, Montgomery Church treat audiences to a spacious and sensitive acoustic representation of original folk/americana music consisting of spellbinding dobro, soaring vocals and stunning harmonies. Their sparse, tasteful approach might remind listeners of great folk and americana duos such as Gillian Welch and David Rawlings or a Union Station stripped down to Allison Krauss and Jerry Douglas. The songwriting shows tinges of Patty Griffin, Gillian Welch and Tim O’Brien; but most of all, their combination is at all times enthralling in its dynamic intimacy.

   BARB FORDHAM AND NEIL NEILSEN: Brisbane duo Barb Fordham and her partner Neil Neilsen have played together for over 25 years. Their love of good music and fun is reflected in their choice of early 20th century classic Rhythm and Blues repertoire. They will be joined on the evening by some very special guests. Barb and Neil are co-founding members of the six-piece band - The Trespassers - FACEBOOK PAGE

SEPTEMBER 12 - WATLING AND BATES: Watling & Bates are an old time Gothic hillbilly honkytonk duo from Unumgar NSW. Their songs reflect their rural surrounds and the eeriness of life in the shadow of Mt Lindesay. They have a soft spot for old country halls and featured as the house band in Opera Queensland's production of Tumbulgum and the Countdown to Midnight for the 'If These Halls Could Talk' project. Festivals performances include Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass, Texas Country Music Roundup, and Bangalow BBQ Bluegrass Old Time Variety Show. Watling & Bates have just completed a two year residency at the Rappville Pub, and are regular hosts and participants at old time picking sessions in the Northern Rivers, featuring banjo, guitar, and fiddle. Watling & Bates will be joined for this performance by Johnny Rumble on the 'bull fiddle' (double bass).

   THE CAROLINE HAMMOND BAND: Caroline Hammond is an original singer/songwriter of insight, honesty and earthiness, influenced by a diverse range of musical styles from Blues, to Gospel, Reggae, African 'hi-life' and Coffeehouse folk. A longtime study of Afro-Cuban Percussion has made it’s mark on her unique acoustic guitar style, complementing her performance of original works with great depth of feeling. Joining Caroline at the BUg are creative and versatile guitarist Craig Claxton, and inspirational rhythm section, percussionist Suzanne Hibbs bass player Kevin Howard. Enjoy as they weave their melodies, energy and grooves through Carolines' songs of life & the magic of ordinary things.

SEPTEMBER 19 - THE BABY BOOMER PARTY BAND: The Baby Boomer Party Band - the name says it all!
If you were born between 1946 and 1964 this is your era!
When they met last century, Tim was a Rock 'n' Roller and had played in cover bands since the 60's, and Maggie was a Country girl with a folkie background. They fell in love and the rest is music… Baby Boomer parties are their specialty!
For the Bug tonight they’re doing classics from Cat Stevens, Dan Fogelberg, Simon and Garfunkel, Neil Young, The Shadows, Dire Straits and more… and playing Acoustic, Electric, Bass and Mandolin, complemented by tracks recorded in their home studio.

   CIGÁNY 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.

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

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


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





SEPTEMBER 3 - THE BESSIES: Free Harmony & Body Percussion Workshop The Bessies, are proving to be a refreshing addition to the folk music menu – a finger pickin’ delightful quartet of fabulous voices, quirky originals and the aspiration to play every instrument they’ve ever owned.
Dave Crane, Erin Murphy, Kiri Waiata and Rosalind Perry are musicians with roots in a variety of styles including soul, disco, classical, choral, theatre and folk.
1-2pm: Blackboard
2-4pm: Workshop & Feature Artists

SEPTEMBER 17 – HILLBILLY GOATS: Kick yer shoes off, put yer hoe down & hang on to yer britches! With a mission to transport listeners on a journey that began centuries ago when immigrants first settled the Appalachian Mountains of America, Hillbilly Goats aren’t just a band – they’re a show featuring colourful costumes, stories and song combined with tap dancing, bones, big harmonies and regular instrument changes.
If you’re a Goat Virgin and haven’t seen the Hillbilly Goats yet, check them out and see what all the fuss is about. They sure know how to Raise A Ruckus and you are guaranteed to be entertained – OLD TIME STYLE!
1-3pm: Blackboard Performers
3-4pm: Feature Act.

SEPTEMBER 17 - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  12-1pm All members and friends of Folk Redlands Inc. are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held on Sunday 17th September 2017 – 12 noon, at the Tallowood Room, Indigiscapes, 17 Runnymede Rd Capalaba.
Folk Redlands celebrates 12 years as a vibrant not for profit music club building community whilst supporting folk musicians and contemporary singer-songwriters.
The club is operated entirely by volunteers, and after over a decade of service, some long s erving committee members will be stepping down due to other commitments.
Committee Nominations Now Open.
We are seeking new blood and renewed energy to build on the foundation that has been well established. Committee positions are now open for nominations, with elections at the upcoming AGM. If you would like to volunteer for a committee position,  Download the Nomination Form  & email completed form to us. Membership Fees Due & Volunteers Wanted Membership Fees for the 2017-2018 Financial year are now due.
As well as supporting the club, joining Folk Redlands as a member, entitles you to vote for the committee at the Annual General Meeting & participate in the running of the club.
To become a member or renew your membership, complete the application form on your next visit and pay the annual subscription $5 or $10 (family) – or Download the Membership Form, complete and pay by cheque or electronic transfer.
We are also seeking expressions of interest from volunteers who are able to assist periodically at events. There is a vast array of tasks we need help with, including setting up, packing down, manning the bar, selling raffle tickets, operating the sound equipment, MC’ing etc. Any time you can offer will be greatly appreciated. To register your interest as a volunteer, please email us - see email link below.

Ann Leung - Publicity

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

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

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

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



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

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

AUGUST 30 - Blackboard night A night dedicated to blackboard performers. If you’d like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne.


SEPTEMBER 6 - Special Guests - MERE MODICUM (John and Sandra Tucker): (8:30pm – 9:10pm) Always popular Red Hill Folk regulars, John and Sandra Tucker formed Mere Modicum in 2016 to play music they love, together. With voices and guitars in delightful harmony, their repertoire represents their combined musical paths and histories. Their range moves effortlessly through traditional folk ballads, jazz, Merseybeat, rock, pop and singer-songwriter genres - music that makes you sway, tap your foot, sing along and ‘remember when’! John and Sandra also perform regularly at Folk Redlands.

SEPTEMBER 13 - Blackboard night: A night dedicated to blackboard performers. If you’d like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne.

SEPTEMBER 20 - Special Themed Evening – NOSTALGIA NIGHT: Many of us started performing in the 60s/70s folk revival era ... so this is a chance to indulge in some pure nostalgia! Dig out those timeless gems from the days when folk topped the charts with Seeger, Lightfoot, P.P. & M., Dylan, Baez, Donovan, Buffy, Paxton, Joni, etc, and come and join in this opportunity to sing along and enjoy a night of good memories. You’re invited to dress for the occasion – caftans, Indian cotton shirts, beads and headbands. It’s also the 6th anniversary of our move to the Red Hill Community Sports Club… all the more reason to celebrate!

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

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, sausage sizzle, and drinks are available to enhance your listening pleasure.


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Website: www.goldcoastacoustics.com.au



First Thursday of each month, $5 admission
For a blackboard evening plus a featured band each month.

Contact Jacinta Foale or 'Sparky' Paltridge for more details
Facebook Club Acoustic Maleny RSL page



WAS: The Blackall Range FC See Whatson



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Dalby Qld

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

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

, Phone Pam 07-4663-2184 for details.

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

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



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

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

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

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

For further information or call Toula Elliott 0400 771 110.



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


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

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



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

Info Pat 0423-345-507 or

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

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

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

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



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

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