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attending events listed on these pages. LAST UPDATE: January 2021

FOLK ON RADIO

Sundays A WEE TOUCH OF SCOTLAND 2 - 3 pm - 4EB FM (98.1 MHz) (Scottish) Global program, predominantly music.
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 A WEE TOUCH OF SCOTLAND ON THURSDAY’S 2 - 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 SUNSHINE COAST FOLKCLUB - 10.30am - 1.30pm at the IRT The Palms (next to the hall), 22 Power Rd Buderim. Free. All welcome to join singing & tunes session Phone Carolyn 0400-923-728 -
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 Sundays GLASSHOUSE MTNS MUSOS, blackboard sessions at the Eudlo Hall, 19 Rosebed st, Eudlo on the first Sunday of the months Feb, Mar, June, July, Aug, Nov, from 1 - 4pm. www.facebook.com/groups/musosclub Info: Michael website: www.glasshousemusos.com.au - See Article
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Sundays
FOLK REDLANDS - Victoria Point Bowls & Recreation Club, 3 Poinciana Ave, Victoria Point, 1 - 4pm. Blackboard & booked acts. Web: www.folkredlands.org. . Connect on facebook: - www.facebook.com/FolkRedlands
4th Sundays COAST ACOUSTICS, Open mic and concert at Country Paradise, 271 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang. lic. 1-5pm, Info: or visit www.goldcoastacoustics.com.au
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
1st & 3rd Tuesdays GLASSHOUSE MTNS MUSOS, Open Mic at the Drift Bar, 30 The Esplanade – Rumba Resort, Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, QLD., 5.30 - 8.30pm. www.facebook.com/groups/musosclub Info: Michael www.glasshousemusos.com.au - See Article
2nd Tuesday GLASSHOUSE MTNS MUSOS, Beerwah Hotel, 53 Beerwah Pde, Beerwah. 6 - 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, RE-OPENS 14TH JULY 2020. 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 - $5 to cover costs - everyone welcome. Info: Klaas Vandersluis 0405-187-066
Wednesdays RED HILL FOLK - 7:30-10:30pm, Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Rd, Red Hill, Brisbane. Entry $5. 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.
Thursdays NOOSA IRISH NIGHT, at Flanagan's Noosa Reef Hotel, 7pm, Alan Kelly band
Thursday fortnightly TOWNSVILLE FOLK CLUB - at the Bellevue Hotel, Allen St South Townsville Blackboard and special guests. or
1st Thursdays OPEN MIC AT THE SHARED, from 1-4pm at the Shared in Yandina. PA provided. Special performance space; all ages welcome. Info: Boogie 0439-084-040
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
2nd Saturday 2nd SATURDAY COAST ACOUSTICS - Jam Session, NO mic at Country Paradise, 271 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang. lic. 2-5pm, For details 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 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
3rd Sundays NEW SEA SHANTY SESSION - Shantyman and Friends have a New sea shanty and sea song session every 3rd Sunday of the month, from 5pm to 7pm at the Jumping Goats Bar at 4/295 Oxley Avenue Margate Qld 4019.
We have put together a booklet of 20 great call and answer shanties.
Come and join us at our first session on Sunday 16th of February 2020. Contact Brendan via sms text on 0412 701 492 for further details or join us on Facebook at Shantyman and Friends. By order of Captain Tawny Port!
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. COMING SESSIONS: HERE!
red hill PAPA ROSSI Restaurant, 1/164 Grey St, #1, South Brisbane; corner Little Stanley Street & Ernest Street, South Bank. 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 at the Coffee Club in Park Rd, Milton
1st & 3rd Tuesdays HILLS BLUEGRASS JAM - 7:30 to 10:00pm in the grounds of Hills Church, 79 Queens Road Everton Hills. (Drive down to main complex. Walk past admin building, to prefab 'the Cubby'. Free entry. Bluegrass only! Beginners welcome. Info: Peter Wyndham 3351 5233; Paul Mills 0408 900 863
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
Thursdays McCARTHY'S CELTIC MUSIC SESSION at The Dandelion Social Shop 4/591 Wynnum Road, Morningside Qld 170. FROM 5pm. Facebook
Fridays CELTIC TUNES SESSION, 7-9:30pm, at Frenchies Café, 142 Bay Terrace, Wynnum. Enquiries: Mary Brettell
1st Fridays Shanty Brisbane, 7pm at the Barbossa Bar Little Stanley Street, Southbank, Brisbane. Website
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!
1st Fridays MORETON CELTIC FIDDLE CLUB, 6.30 - 8.00 at Mango Hill Community Hall. www.mcfc.org.au Melinda Coles 0402-266-480, www.melindacoles.com.au
2nd Fridays STORYTELLING UNPLUGGED, 7.30 - 9pm SECOND Fridays monthly except January. Storytelling in the Oral Tradition at the Grange Library Meeting Room. Tea & coffee supplied. Tell us a story and the evening is free, or you may make a $5 donation. Read the article here: STORYTELLING IN THE ORAL TRADITION For more details contact via
3rd Fridays NORFOLK CELTIC MUSIC CLUB, 6.00 - 7.30pm at Ormeau Community Centre. www.mcfc.org.au Melinda Coles 0402-266-480, www.melindacoles.com.au
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 - 1-5pm. Re-starts on Sat 30th January 2021 at The Brunswick Hotel, 569 Brunswick St, New Farm. Lounge bar. Parking behind, access via Kent or Bowen Sts. Public transport outside. It is a good venue with plenty of parking. Information: Don Jarmey 0437-332-871
2nd Saturdays CARDIGAN BAR IRISH 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

In the interests of participant's safety and well-being, Celtic Folk Sessions, at Copmanhurst and South Grafton, are *cancelled* until further notice.

Clarence Valley Celtic & Contemporary Folk Session.
1st Saturdays at the Good Intent Hotel, Armidale Rd Sth Grafton
Sat Feb 1st, 1pm start, at our new Venue, the Copmanhurst Tennis Clubroom. reduced to $3 for venue hire.
Image of the venue, & how to find it HERE.

Directions: continue past the Pub on your left, going down a small hill, and cross the bridge at the bottom;
turn left into the 'Show & Recreation Oval', continue until you reach the small brick building on the far right.

PLEASE BRING: (aside from the usual voices, senses of humour, instrument, folders & music stands!)
Fold-up chair, ~ last time I looked, there were 8 picnic chairs with arms; guitarists / Ukers who prefer to sit, please note.
Some nibblies to share, and your preferred liquid refreshments.
The fridge hasn't been used lately, so you might want to bring an esky just this time, till we get the hang of what works how etc.
If it's useable, it'll be turning on, late morning, but just to be absolutely sure of a really cold beer / vino etc…

Contact Mazza 02-6647-3274


DANCE PRACTICES & WORKSHOPS

Sundays IRISH SET DANCING CLASSES, 4 - 5 pm Sandgate Scout Hall, 134 Brighton Road, Sandgate. Beginners and experienced dancers welcome - $10 per session “Have fun & keep fit”. Contact Des 0421-615-055 or Mary 0426-837-857 (evenings only)
1st & 3rd Sundays SELLENGER'S ROUND, 3 - 5 pm (English Country & Playford Dance Group) - Contact Belinda Gledhill 07-3200-8640 for venue details.
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 WELLINGTON POINT U3A, 1 to 3pm, St James Anglican Church Hall, Station St, Wellington Point. Contact Heather Heron (07)-3266-9131 or 0402-408-905
Mondays QLD RSCDS SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE, Beginners - 5.30 to 6.30pm, Intermediate - 6.45 to 7.45pm, Advanced - 8.00 to 9.00pm. Communify Hall, Love Street Spring Hill. Contact Bryan (07)3374-1468 or or visit the Website for further details. Follow us on Facebook
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 SCHIEHALLION CLUB, 7 to 9pm, Uniting Church Hall, Pope St, Tarragindi. Contact Denise Smith 0410-588-281 or Paul Smith  0439-270-191
Mondays TOWNSVILLE CLUB, 7.30pm, The Upstairs Hall, Suburban Bowling Club, 5 Carr St (enter from Charters Towers Road), Hermit Park, Townsville. Contact Margaret Silke (07) 4771 6115, 0431-434-579 or Kay Winsor  0405 193 522. Follow us on facebook
Mondays NORTHWEST MORRIS DANCE GROUP (SENW), 7.15 - 8.30pm, at Roma Street Parklands. Andrea 0438655876 or Reynard 0423-452-507. 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)-54324-815, Mary 0417-792-108.
Wednesdays BELSWAGGER MORRIS Practice, Red Hill Community Bowls Club, Fulcher Rd, Red Hill 6.30-8:00pm. Contact: Kevan 0413-856-785 or Facebook group: Belswagger Morris
Wednesdays RAGGED BAND MORRIS practice, Harry Oakman Pavilion, Roma Street Parklands 6.30-8:30pm Contact: Contact: Graham White 0435-156-546,
Wednesdays NORTHSIDE SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE, 7.30 to 9:30pm Scout Hall, Flower Street, Northgate. Contact Leslye Buchanan 0413-115-248
Thursdays GRACEVILLE SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE 10.00am to Midday, St John’s Anglican Church Hall, California Road, Oxley, Brisbane. Contact Helen Draper (07) 3379 7141
Thursdays THE GAP SCD, 7.30-9.30 pm, Uniting Church, Glory Street, Ashgrove, Contact Bob 07-3355-7415.
At the same venue: 6.30pm See article DARE TO BE DIFFERENT
See also the SCD FLYER CLICK Here!
Fridays GRACEVILLE SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE 7.30 to 9.30pm, St John’s Anglican Church Hall, California Road, Oxley, Brisbane. Contact Helen Draper (07) 3379 7141
Fridays CLEVELAND SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE, 7.30pm St James Anglican Church Hall, 17 Station St, Wellington Pt. Contact Ronda Ovenden (07)-3207-7136 or check website Website
2nd & 4th Fridays EARLY COLONIAL DANCE, 2nd & 4th Friday evenings each month. SEE DATES
At The air-conditioned 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, Details and dates: www.colonialdance.com.au and login to FACEBOOK or - and you may phone Heather on 07-3289-4708 for dates.
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.

   

 

MONTHLY & QUARTERLY DANCES

CONTRA DANCE

2pm. Dancing 2 - 4.30pm. All Welcome.
Venue: at the Anglican Church Hall, corner Killarney & Cork Streets, Yeronga. Live music. Dances taught and called, suitable for beginners and experienced.
Afternoon tea provided though some bring a plate.
Live music is with our contra scratch band.. $4 entry. When finances permit (couple of times a year), they are free.
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, now held in the afternoon from 2pm till 5pm.
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 $10 Some afternoon tea is provided but contributions are always welcome.

For more information contact Vic or Jan on 07 07 3411 7679

or or see  Web Site

BRISBANE REELERS

Saturday 6pm to 8pm. Finnish Hall, 62 Newnham Rd, Mt Gravatt East.

Brisbane Reelers is a fun, energetic night of Scottish country dancing with live music, promoting a family friendly community atmosphere. We teach the dances, so it’s great for beginners or those who can only come occasionally.

Experience Scottish Country Dancing with live music by the TARTANICS. Meet people and have some fun – no experience or partner is required, just bring some soft shoes and wear comfortable clothes! Supper is included!

See Date Claims for all Dates.

Entry:- Family $30, adults $15, concessions $10. Contact Brian (07)3374&nbp;1468 or
or visit the Website for further details.
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