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attending events listed on these pages. LAST UPDATE: February 2017

FOLK ON RADIO

Sundays WORLDBEAT, 4 - 6pm - 4ZZZ FM (102.2MHz) (Folk & World Music) 4zzzfm - world-beat
Wednesdays MR D'S BLUEGRASS BREAKDOWN, 5am - 6am 4CCC Rainbow FM Warwick
Thursdays FUNDAMENTALLY FOLK, 9-11pm, 102.7FM Toowoomba, Pat Menz or Kev Rowley. www.102point7fm.com.au
Thursdays ACOUSTIC HARVEST, Fortnightly 100.3 BayFM 8-10pm, www.bayfm.org.au
Thursdays SCOTLAND CALLING 3 - 4 pm - 4EB FM (98.1 MHz)(Scottish)
Saturdays 4EB IRISH MUSIC, 12.30 - 1.30pm. www.4eb.org.au 98.1 FM - (FM 98.1 Mhz)

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FOLK CLUBS AND REGULAR ACOUSTIC MUSIC VENUES  

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1st & 3rd Sundays
(+5th Sun)
THE GLENVIEW FOLK CLUB (replacing Blackall Range Folk Club) - 10.30am - 2pm at the Glenview Gardens Country Resort, 17 Glenview Road, border of Glenview & Palmview. (around the corner from the Bruce Highway's Aussie World exit.) Free. All welcome to join singing & tunes session Phone Carolyn 0400-923-728 - or
1st & 3rd Sunday NORTH PINE BUSH POETS - 10am. at Dad & Dave's Cafe, North Pine Country Park, Dayboro, Road, Petrie. No cover charge. Ring John and Patti Coutts 07-3886-1552
1st Sunday GLASSHOUSE MTNS MUSOS, blackboard sessions at the Eudlo Hall, 19 Rosebed st, Eudlo. 1-4pm. www.facebook.com/groups/musosclub Info: Michael website: www.glasshousemusos.com.au - See Article
1st & 3rd
Sundays
FOLK-REDLANDS at Redlands Indigiscapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba, 1 - 4pm FREE. Blackboard & booked acts. Blackboard session from 1pm on the 3rd Sundays Info: Patrick Burke 0415 645 206 or Sandra Nelson 0403 342 228 web: www.folkredlands.org - PO Box 712 Capalaba Qld 4157
4th Sundays 4TH SUNDAY FOLK MUSIC - Keeping alive gems of Australian Folk Music. 2pm, Dave & Sue, 4 Kawana Court, Kelso, Townsville Qld. Ph 0747891897 mob 0427351273
4th Sunday SOUNDS ORIGINAL CONCERT singer-songwriters 2pm at Redlands Indigiscapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba. www.myspace.com/soundsoriginal
2nd Tuesday GLASSHOUSE MTNS MUSOS, Beerwah Hotel, 53 Beerwah Pde, Beerwah. 7 - 10pm. www.facebook.com/groups/musosclub Info: Michael www.glasshousemusos.com.au - See Article
Tuesdays BRISBANE UNPLUGGED - New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick Street, New Farm. $8/$5 conc. 7.30pm, Info: Dick Halligan web www.brisbaneunpluggedgigs.org
Wednesdays WARWICK FOLK CLUB - 7.30 -10.30pm - at O'Mahony's Heritage Hotel, 35 Grafton St., Warwick - Free Entry! - everyone welcome. Info: Bob Townshend 07-4685-2072
Wednesdays RED HILL FOLK - 7:30-10:30pm, Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Rd, Red Hill, Brisbane. Entry $2. Snacks, refreshments, licensed. Information: Anne 07-3366-2248
2nd Wednesday KILCOY OPEN MIC, at the Kilcoy Exchange Hotel. 6pm-9pm. Every second Wednesday, Click to display poster, Just 90 minutes from Brisbane; 15 minutes past Woodford.
Thursday fortnightly TOWNSVILLE FOLK CLUB - at the Bellevue Hotel, Allen St South Townsville Blackboard and special guests. or
1st Friday FOCO NUEVO at KURILPA HALL,174 Boundary Street, West End. Jumping Fences. 8pm $10 / $7 conc. www.foconuevo.org.au cakes, tea, coffee (BYO)
Saturdays WOODFORD ACOUSTIC MUSIC CAFÉ - 1pm - Jalla's Café, 1/95 Archer St., Woodford. For more info Kev at Jalla's Café on 07-5496-1866
1st Saturdays MUSIC BY THE SEA CONCERT SERIES and ANNUAL FESTIVAL, 7.30pm at the Sandgate Town Hall Seymour Street. Program information & bookings: musicbythesea.com.au
1st Saturdays SONGWRITERS OPEN MIC CLUB from 1-4pm at the Shared in Yandina, (used to be known as the Red Shed). $2 entry and PA is provided. Special performance space; all ages welcome. Alan & Kristin Kelly, 0432694995 www.barleyshakes.com
2nd Saturday 2nd SATURDAY COAST ACOUSTICS - Jam Session, NO mic at Country Paradise, 271 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang. lic. 2-5pm, Info: Tony Obermeit 0410-478-954 or visit www.goldcoastacoustics.com.au
3rdSaturday MUSIC @ THE HUB. Centenary Community Hub, Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre. $5. 6:30pm. BYO. Soft Drinks & Nibbles. Held: February, April, June, August, October. or phone 0499 999 772 to secure your table, if unanswered please leave a message, thank you.
4th Saturday COAST ACOUSTICS, Open mic and concert at Country Paradise, 271 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang. lic. $5 member. $10 non-members (includes membership) 2-5pm, Info: Tony Obermeit 0410-478-954 or visit www.goldcoastacoustics.com.au
4th Saturdays FOLK AT JIMBOOMBA, lic, café van. Jimboomba Hall.
Saturday monthly CAIRNS FOLK 'N' ROOTS, 7.30pm (no fixed Saturday) at a roving venue. Contact Rose 0429300149 or
Last Saturday TOOWOOMBA FOLK CLUB - Last Saturday Acoustic Folk Afternoon, 3-6pm - Good Music - Great Meals from 6 to 8pm. Info Pat Menz 0423-345-507 - at Settlers Inn cnr James & Ruthven Streets.
 


SESSIONS & WORKSHOPS

Sundays IRISH SESSION IN CAIRNS: 'McGinty's Sessions', at McGinty’s Irish Bar, 41 Shields Street, Cairns. from 3 Contact Paddy Anderson 0439-454-537
Sundays SUNDAY AFTERNOON SESSION at Finbar's Lounge Bar, 12 Bicentenary Lane, Maleny. Songs & Tunes, 4-8pm, snacks. 07-5494-3146 - Guinness on tap!
3rd Sundays THE BRIBIE ISLAND SESSION, 12 noon - 2.30pm at Solander Lakes Bowls Club, Sunderland Drive, Banksia Beach, Bribie Island. Brendan 0412-701-492,
1st &3rd Sundays INTERMEDIATE CELTIC SESSION, mainly tunes from BB&S & others. Playing by ear encouraged. 2-4pm, Finbar's Lounge Bar, 12 Bicentenary Lane, Maleny. Info: Don 07-54943432, m: 0407919904
4th Sundays CELTIC SESSION - Gympie Cooloola Art Gallery, 39 Nash St. @ rear 1-4pm, Catherine 0409852386 or 07-54852389
Mondays MANDOLINS IN BRISBANE for intermediate & advanced players. 7 - 9.30 pm, at the Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre, 38 Thallon Street, Sherwood. Beginners lessons: Holland Park West, Ann 07-3324-1680
Mondays fortnightly GOOD TUNES SESSION WEST END, 7.30-9.30pm, Mondays fortnightly. At The Burrow, 52 Russell St, West End. Play a selection of folk tunes from all over the world. Music books provided, all acoustic musicians welcome. Great food, drink available. Free entry! Info: David De Santi Website:- www.goodtunes.com.au or visit Facebook: goodtunesfolk
2nd Mondays GYPSY JAZZ SESSIONS - from 7pm - Second Mondays from Monday 11 April 2016 at the Coffee Club in Park Rd, Milton
Wednesdays WORLD MUSIC TUNE SWAP - Mediterranean & Middle Eastern tunes. Info: Bill 0439-531-027
Wednesdays MALENY TUNES CLASS, mainly Irish Tunes slowly, by ear 7-9 pm, Maleny Presbyterian Hall, Cedar Street, Maleny. $12 includes supper, contact Steve 0432-230-654 malenyceilitunes.blogspot.com.au
1st Fridays OLD TIME MUSIC JAM at Moorooka from 6:30pm. More info: Call 0421983041 or Facebook group: Appalachian / Old Time music Brisbane Anyone Welcome!
Fridays (mostly) THE SHED at NANANGO, 7pm to 10pm. Contact Jane 0400-631-677
Fridays MANLY SESSION, 8-10.30pm @ Celtic Corner Bistro. Brendan 0412-701-492,
Saturdays FRIENDLY MUSIC GROUP - meets Saturdays 1-4 pm. Rotating home venues on Brisbane Northside. Moderately-paced Celtic and traditional music. Contact Margaret 07-3283-1183 or Pam 07-0409-064-453
Saturdays SINGERS & TUNE SESSION 2-6pm, at The Mill on Constance, 111 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley. Near corner of Constance St and Wickham St. Information: Don Jarmey 0437-332-871
2nd Saturdays CARDIGAN BAR IRISH SESSION, 3pm - 6pm , 198 Seymour Street, Sandgate. Brendan 0412-701-492,
3rd Saturdays CARDIGAN BAR SCOTTISH SESSION, 3pm - 6pm , 198 Seymour Street, Sandgate. Brendan 0412-701-492,
2nd & 4th
Saturdays
JAM AFTERNOON at the Blue Moon Café, Yandina, 12.30pm. Fun event, different styles & musicians attending. Pat Craigie 0417207642

GRAFTON SESSION

Clarence Valley Celtic & Contemporary Folk Session. 1st Saturdays at Sth Grafton (Good Intent Hotel); and 4th Saturdays at Copmanhurst Pre-school, Grafton st., Cop’st Village.
Contact Mazza 02-6647-3274 - Click to display poster


DANCE PRACTICES & WORKSHOPS

1st & 3rd Sundays SELLENGER'S ROUND, 3 - 5 pm (English Country & Playford Dance Group) - Contact Belinda Gledhill 07-3200-8640 for venue details.
2nd Fridays EARLY COLONIAL DANCE, 2nd Friday evening each month, though there are a couple of variations - 10th February, 10th March, 7th April, 12th May, 16th June, 14th July, 11th August, 8th September, 13th October, 10 November, 8 December. At the The Farmers' Hall. Main Street, Samford, QLD (only 25 mins from CBD). All welcome – beginners, dancers, musicians, and onlookers. No partner, costume or experience required. Fun, lively and social dances to live music. Tickets: $10.00. An afternoon of early Australian colonial dance with music by members of the Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra and friends. Experience social country dances from the earliest years of settlement. All welcome. No experience, costume or partner required. Tickets: $10, Concessions $5? Details and dates: www.colonialdance.com.au and FACEBOOK or - and you may phone Heather on 07-3289-4708 for dates.
Mondays QUEENSLAND COLONIAL & HERITAGE DANCERS, info: Vic or Jan 07-3848-7706, 10am-12 noon, at Stephens Uniting Church Hall, cnr Kadumba St & Kingsley Pde. Yeronga
Mondays SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING, (SCD) 7 - 9pm. $4 includes refreshments. Presbyterian Church Hall, Cedar Street, Maleny. All levels including beginners welcome. Phone Trevor 07-5494-2030
Mondays NORTHWEST MORRIS DANCE GROUP (SENW), 7.15 - 8.30pm, at Roma Street Parklands. Andrea 0438655876 or Reynard 0423452507. All welcome
Tuesdays ST PHIL'S SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING- 7.30pm at St Phillip's Hall cnr. Cornwall and Emperor Streets, Buranda. $5. More Info Desley 07-3349-3006
Tues, except 2nd THE GLEN SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE (SCD), 6.30-8.30pm, Caboolture Show Grounds. $5 supper; More Info: Bev (07)54324815, Mary 0417792108.
Wednesdays RAGGED BAND MORRIS practice, Harry Oakman Pavilion, Roma Street Parklands 6.30-8:30pm Contact: Contact: Graham White 0435-156-546,
Wednesdays CLAN McKENZIE, 7-9 pm, Pope Street Uniting Church, Tarragindi, Contact Laurel 07-3848-8330
Thursdays THE GAP SCD, 7.30-9.30 pm, Uniting Church, Glory Street, Ashgrove, Contact Bob 07-3355-7415
2nd & 4th
Fridays
INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING 8pm - with Brisinta, at Stephens Uniting Church Hall, cnr Kadumba St & Kingsley Pde. Yeronga. Beginners welcome, $8 Contact Lyn 07-3379-2088.
3rd Saturdays BAYSIDE BUSH DANCE WYNNUM 8pm - 11pm, at the Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre, Tingal Road, Wynnum. All dances will be called/taught on the night, music will be provided initially by a core group of Mary Brettell, Derrick Chetwyn and Terry Jacob. (in alphabetical order). Admission: $15.00 / $10.00 conc. accompanied children under 15 free. The canteen will be open for tea and cakes, or a 'toastie' if you miss dinner, for a very reasonable donation to the venue. No alcohol will be sold but consumption is not verboten as long as behaviour is sensible and you take care of your rubbish. The focus will be on FUN and friendship.

   

 

MONTHLY & QUARTERLY DANCES

CONTRA DANCE

2pm at the Morningside School of Arts Hall. Dancing 2 - 4.30pm. All Welcome. Venue: Uniting Church Hall, cnr Kingsley Pde & Kadumba St, Yeronga. Live music. Dances taught and called, suitable for beginners and experienced. Afternoon tea provided. $4 entry for dancers, contact Sheree. 0403202298 Musicians most welcome, contact Paul: 07-3395-8956 or DATES: see DATECLAIMS and See Article

MORNINGSIDE BUSH DANCE

8pm at the Morningside School of Arts Hall.

These dances are held monthly, February to November at the Morningside School of Arts Hall, cnr. Thynne and Wynnum Rds., Morningside, 8-11pm. Music is provided by members of The Champion Moreton Bay Band and ring-ins.

Programmed dances draw on many heritages that have been introduced to Australia, including Playford, Scottish, Irish, Welsh and New England (USA) Contra Dances, as well as home grown varieties.

You don't have to know the dances as they are walked through or demonstrated then called as they are being danced.

See Dateclaims for all dates.

On the 4th Saturday: March, April, May, June, July: COLONIAL BALL, August, September, October, November.

Cost $15 /$10 concession

For more information contact Vic or Jan on 07 07 3848 7706

or or see  Web Site


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