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Visit the Festivals page for Updates on the upcoming MULGOWIE WEEKEND - was enjoyed in early October.
Most venues which were closed have re-opened under new rules.
Due to the closure of venues some musicians have been uploading videos online. SEE the LIST for some of these Video Sharing sites.
Read Meg Philp's
Storytelling in the Oral Tradition article.
See Sessions and Workshops - Fridays.
Download the Neurum Creek Festival trad Songbook HERE! Still there...
Happy Reading! Michael Bourne
For the Folk Rag
SINGERS & TUNE SESSION
Information: call Don Jarmey 0437-332-871
MONIQUE CLARE AND CHARM OF FINCHES DOUBLE LAUNCH
Supported by Lachlan Hawkins
Featuring Locky Hawkins on drums and Rob Davidson on bass
An Irish Set Dance Ceilidh at Canberra National Folk Festival
IRISH SET DANCING CLASSES
Sandgate Scout Hall
Sunday afternoons 4pm - 5pm (Hall is open from 3.45pm)
Have fun & keep fit
COMMUNITY FOLK DANCES IN SAMFORD
Our aim is to create a dance community with live music on the north side of Brisbane. Dancers and musos welcome. Music on request. In a world where we can lack connection and common purpose, dancing together can enrich our lives, build community, & speak to the needs of the present. It’s more than just exercise – it’s what brings us together.
Fridays at the Farmers Hall (air conditioned), Main Street,
DARE TO BE DIFFERENT
Instead of joining the gym crowd, why not try Scottish Country Dancing. It’s FUN. You can laugh at yourself when you make a mistake. It’s CHALLENGING. You have to remember sequences, move in time to the music and co-ordinate your foot movements. In other words, you have to think on your feet. It’s good food for the brain. Your general FITNESS will improve. Age is no barrier. If you can walk, you can dance.
What you DON’T need is:
This is a low cost activity – under $10 a class. It’s definitely cheaper than buying cigarettes – and better for you healthwise. A course of 6 weeks will cost you $50.
For frugal Scots, that’s good value for trying out a new activity.
The first of the classes will be held at the Uniting Church Hall, Glory Street, Ashgrove West, starting on Thursday, 7 March at 6.30pm.
For further details, contact Heather Clarke 07-3289-4708 or Desley Butters-Whitehouse 0405-339-760.
Funding for these courses has been made possible through the Queensland
Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
BRISBANE FOLK HISTORY PROJECT YOUTUBE
If you'd like a peek, go to YouTube and search "Brisbane Folk History Project"
GOOD TUNES SESSION
7.30-9.30pm, Mondays fortnightly.
So would love to see you there for a few good toons and fun.
SHANTY SINGERS, FOLKIES, MUMMERS BOYSThe James Maddison Carpenter Collection of traditional folk songs and drama (1928 – 1935) is going on line from August this year. In a nutshell Carpenter was a post grad at Harvard (shades of Frances James Child of Child ballad fame) who took a recording device to England and Scotland collecting folk songs and mummers plays among other things. The original recordings have been digitized and will be made available soon.
More information is available ONLINE HERE!
IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION WITH TWISTBrendan Williams and Peter McMeel are co-convening a new Irish Traditional Music session (ITM) with a twist! It will run every Thursday evening in Morningside. As Brendan successfully ran the Celtic Corner for ten over years, I expect this one to be successful too.
So ukuleles, classical guitars and mandolins etc will take the lead for the first hour. All other instruments are invited to join after the first hour. The breakdown between tunes and songs will be around 50:50 throughout the evening which may finish around 8 PM.
READ IrishtTrad Ukulele a briefing for ukulele players here, as this is now a popular instrument.
Brendan and I have a pedigree in teaching and playing ukes. We will attract a following of ukulele enthusiasts but would expect a healthy complement of other conventional instrumental players as well. We are expert in those more conventional ITM session forms.
While we are very open to other repertoire the Irish Traditional Music (ITM) will predominate at first.
People can for more info, please 'like' us on our Facebook page McCarthy’s Celtic Music Session to receive updates.
FOLK ALLIANCE AUSTRALIA SMALL GRANTS SCHEME
Folk Alliance Australia is pleased to announce an initiative:
THE FOLK CHOIR
Do you love folk singing? Join The Folk Choir for an uplifting and satisfying year of singing in harmony.
The Folk Choir began in 2013, and we're currently singing traditional and contemporary folk songs, shanties and rounds.
The Folk Choir, Thursdays 7.15 - 8.45pm
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
Club Acoustic Maleny RSL
BILL SCOTT DOCUMENTARY - HEY RAIN by ABC TV
This documentary has been placed on YouTube where it is available for all to enjoy.
For over half a century, Bill Scott travelled this country with his eyes and ears open, collecting folk material and writing stories, songs and poems and in 1992, Bill was awarded the OAM for his services to Australia folklore. He was a 'folkie' for over 50 years, who wrote and edited over thirty books of poems, short stories, biography, fiction and fact for adults and children.
He is story teller. He is Bill Scott. And this is his song.
YouTube: Bill Scott Documentary Thanks to Mavis and Harry Scott.
Nostalgia out of the 1970's:
Jolly Rumbylowe was a Brisbane based group of five
CONTRA DANCE, WHAT IS IT?
For any who may be wondering, Contra dance originated as English Country Dance.
In the 1700's it got exported to France by the name of Contre Danse, then in turn this was exported to the US becoming known as Contra. By and large the dances are danced in long lines of couples. The stepping is a walk but the moves flow into each other to become almost hypnotic after a while.
Even if you're not a dancer, it's very easy to get into, and the music is great! It's a full scratch band of folkie type musos and the dance moves are all walked through first. - Paul B-R
2pm - 4.30pm. Uniting Church Hall, cnr Kingsley
Pde & Kadumba St, Yeronga. VENUE: Anglican Church Hall, cnr Killarney
& Cork Streets, Yeronga
Sunshine Coast Guitar Orchestra; Flamenco events;
and some of your favourite artists in many genres.
A Brisbane based collective of musicians
dedicated to supplying traditional Scottish music and dance,
for events (weddings, festivals, parties, celebrations, Scottish events etc) that require an authentic Scottish touch.
Website: The Ceilidh Clan and
1st & 3rd Sundays 1pm - 4pm
Finbar's Lounge Bar
12 Bicentenary Lane, Maleny Free Entry
Musicians and Audience Welcome
Tunes played include BBS, NFF Session Experience,
Maleny Tunes Class &
other common tunes at a moderate pace. Playing by ear encouraged.
More Info: Kate Fraser 07 5499 9172
Maleny Tunes Class - Wednesdays
Maleny Presbyterian Hall, Cedar Street, Maleny
Mainly Irish Tunes taught slowly by ear, slower and more advanced learning catered for.
Hi Brisbane friends! I host an open mic night every Tuesday in West End
If you have 15 - 30 mins of material that you would like to share in a very supportive setting let me know!
This is a family friendly restaurant so kids welcome.
Venue: Grill'd West End, 88 Boundary Street, West End 4101. 07-3255-3057
The owners of Grill'd, Dave and Colin, are committed to supporting live original music,
which is fantastic… covers welcome too.
So if you would love an audience to play to and don't mind a burger as a thank you, give me a hoy.
Tell your friends… and come along and support this worthwhile event, sing your songs, even some covers.