Acoustic Music
and Dance Calendar

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as well as other lovers of acoustic music.


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-- YOUR ACOUSTIC GIG HERE -


If you wish your Western Australian event to appear on this calendar email the details to:
event@bilbies.iinet.net.au
In the following format:

Day & Date (eg. Fri 18th July):
Name of performer/concert etc:
Venue:- Short description of show (please keep it to less than 100 words (include door open & start time, cost etc.)
Contact name for info & bookings
Phone:      Email:      Web:     
Your Name for verification purposes (not publication):

I cut and paste from the email body so please don't send attachments,
I can't get text from pics, pdf's are awkward and take extra time
and some attachments can carry nasty things that I don't particularly want on my computer

(generally the emphasis of the calendar is acoustic and/or folk roots based events and news. This covers a wide range of genre such as folk, blues, world music, country, choirs and more. Placement is at the discretion of the webmaster.)
If you send your acoustic gigs to WAAN or any of the other email based gig guides then why not "CC" them to this calandar and your show will be up here within a couple of days and stay 'til the event is past, no waiting for emails to be sent out, it is online 24hr a day 7 days a week for everyone to see.

Friday 19th September 2014
-- MUNDARING FOLK & BLUES CLUB
Show starts 8:00 pm Doors, Meals and Bar open from 7:15 pm Tickets: $8.00 Mundaring Sporting Club, Coolgardie St, Mundaring.
Singer songwriter Mike Cardy will open this month’s show. ike has spent a lot of his time playing acoustic guitar, with a wide range of influences including Jimmy Page, Neil Young and in later years Mark Knopfler. Mike started gigging again in the 1990’s through “open mic” nights and at private functions and pubs. Mike uses a number of guitars on stage and, through the different sounds, tunings and playing styles, delivers a unique range and variety of material. Mike released his first album in 2002, "Stories from the City – Live", a compilation of live recordings. Mike’s second record, "smiling on the inside", was released in August 2005.
It’s great to see Tashi Hall back. Tashi is a singer songwriter who won us all over with her unpretentious nature and genuine love of her craft. She has played state festivals, been featured on Perth's 96fm and Mix 94.5 as well as in the ASA magazine (Australian Songwriting Association). She has been placed #1 several times on Reverbnation's Indie Charts for Perth WA and was also Top Ten in the AirIt Great Southern Charts, which represent the top ten songs most download for independent radio airplay in Australia.
The middle bracket will be capably filled by singer songwriter Jacqueline Ann and accompanied by Greg Lewis. When Jacqueline first came to us she was just starting out. Since then she has grown playing in various bands and brings with her this evening her bass player Greg Lewis. Greg is also a vocalist and veteran of several 80's pub rock bands. His style is mostly self taught and crafted from many years of playing live and in recent times Greg enjoys playing blues, classic rock and Gospel with Perth band "Steely Blues.
STOP THE PRESS!! Folks I’m as excited as that damn Meerkat that “compares the market”!!
I know we all loved Jane Germain and Ian Simpson with their brand of bluegrass and I know we loved Rachael Dillon with her band Flametail Creek with their brand of country/folk. So if we take Rachael, add Jane and throw in a fiddle player for good measure you come up with Australia’s version of the Dixie Chics! This is a once in a life time combo – don’t miss it!
Meals - The funds the CWA ladies raise go to a great cause. Please support them! Our ladies of QUAR (Mundaring CWA) will once again be preparing a hearty, warm and wholesome meal - Mains ($7.50) – and Sweets ($4.50).
Contact: Derrick Nichols, 0402 008 211 | Email: mundaringfolknblues@gmail.com | Web: www.mfnbc.iinet.net.au

Saturday 20 September 2014
-- FIDDLESTIX BUSH BAND
Doors open at 7pm and Dancing starts at 7.30 to 10.30. Tickets are $25.00 and include tea or coffee and light refreshments. BYO York Town Hall, Avon Terrace, York.
Fiddlestix is a seven piece line-up including caller Greg Hastings, founder of The Mucky Duck Bush Band with Jimmy Nunn (lead guitar/vocals), Maurice Archenoul (guitar/banjo/vocals), Tim Gillett (bass guitar/vocals), John “Froggie” Parkinson (fiddle), Pete Lambert (fiddle/mandolin), and Leigh Carmichael (Percussion). This will be an entertaining night of quality music and dance. The event is a fund-raiser for Ability Focus to assist with the establishment of a Sensory Garden at their respite house in York.
CONTACT FOR INFORMATION AND BOOKING: Jenny Lambert PHONE: 96412125 or 0411 151 301 E-MAIL: yorkcottages@wn.com.au

Sunday 21st September
-- JACKADDDER'S MUSIC CLUB - Doyle's Diehards
Derry Doyle will be joined by the brilliant fiddle player Eleanor Frith and Russell Holmes on guitar. Derry plays an array of instruments. In Doyle's Diehards he plays banjo. He studied jazz guitar at WAAPA and he is a member of the top bluegrasss band "The Seals" who have played at festivals both locally and nationally. Russell is well known for his piano expertise and his wealth of musical experience covering a wide range of styles and instruments. In this line-up he plays guitar. He has performed regularly as a freelance musician with artists/groups such as Hip Mo Toast, "Scope" and Penny King. He has released two albums: "Fire and Rain - The James Taylor Project" (ABC). He is also a sessional lecturer at WAAPA specializing in harmony and arranging.
With "Doyle's Diehards" you will experience music that belongs in the old wooden chair beside the dying embers of the fire. In the dust that softens the timber floors of the back porch. In the defiance of a union song, the tenderness of a love song and the conviction of a gospel song. In the old-world simplicity of a fiddle tune, raw and exposed. It finds perfection in the grit and ragged edges of its existence and reminds us that not all that shimmers is gold.
Venue: Warren Lake Hall, Teakwood Ave, Woodlands - Time: 3:00pm Entry: $8 Adults Children Free - tickets available at door
For more information contact Carmel on 0412777061 or email: carmel@carmelcharlton.com

Sunday 28th September
-- Mandurah Folk Blues and Roots Club - John Ralph
John will be performing at Mandurah Folk Blues and Roots Club,for the first time. Contemporary and Traditional acoustic music. Songs of Social Comment, Chorus songs, Comedy songs. His latest CD "Ten Fingers' also contains Original songs and tunes influenced by his travels in Australia and his work with Sudanese Refugees. See WWW.johnralph.org or Facebook: John Ralph Musician/ Teacher, or Reverbnation.
Music starts at 2.30 Mandurah Folk, Blues, and Roots Club. Leslie Street Centre, 7a Leslie St, Mandurah

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th October, 2014
-- Manjimup Bluegrass & Old Time Music Weekend - presented by Livelighter.
October 3rd, 4th 5th - will be a family friendly, alcohol free, low-cost event with concerts and music workshops for players of all abilities. All events will be held within the Manjimup town centre and people are encouraged to bring their instruments – even if they haven’t played for years - and make music with others, get up and perform on the “Locals & Visitors Stage”, listen to music and to generally have a good time mixing and making friends in Manjimup.
The weekend will feature one of Australia’s best bluegrass bands The Company. The band is coming from Brisbane for the weekend and will appear only in Manjimup on this visit. Local south west band Caddam Wood will run an old fashioned bush dance on Friday night. All the dances will be called and should be a lot of fun for young and old.
On Saturday night The Company will headline a free concert at the Manjimup Town Hall with Fremantle band The Sustainables as the support act.
The Sunday morning Gospel SingOut will be a very popular event and featuring both The Company and local performers. Sunday afternoon will see The Company’s last performance this trip to WA when they give a Kids on Cushions Concert.
The Saturday morning The Company members will run what is sure to be a very popular harmony singing workshop and then the band members will run workshops in fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar and double bass for players who want to learn how to get that bluegrass and old timey sound to their music. Greg McGrath, JamCamps Australia, will run “learn to jam bluegrass style” workshops. These sessions will appeal to players of all abilities and will give them the confidence to join in the bluegrass jam circles which will be happening over the weekend. Another workshop, which will no doubt be popular, will be the song-writing workshop presented by local WA musician Jim Fisher. Jim will be well remembered for his role as Calamity Jim in the very popular band Sensitive New Age Cowpersons. “Beginners and Newbies” instrument workshops will be run by local musicians, the Manjimup Men’s Shed will be running “build a lagerphone” workshops and the very popular Deb “Spoons” Perry will also run a couple of workshops. Children’s activities Friday and Saturday will include singing, drumming, craft and creating healthy snacks.
Saturday will feature street stalls selling hand crafted items and local produce and a display of Vintage & Muscle cars. Bluegrass music is increasing in popularity as it is a very inclusive music genre - singing and playing with others is at the heart of Bluegrass & Old Time music. Having fun making music is what the Manjimup Bluegrass & Old Time Music Weekend is all about!
Bookings for the Learn to Jam sessions with Greg Mc Grath and workshops with The Company and the song writing workshop with Jim Fisher, sponsored by APRA AMCOS, have now opened. You can also buy your tickets for the Friday night Bush Dance with Caddam Wood at the same time. http://www.trybooking.com/Event/EventListingURL.aspx?aid=13733
To find out more about The Manjimup Bluegrass & Old Time Music Weekend –presented by Livelighter go to the website:
www.manjimupbluegrassnoldtimemusicweekend.com And please like us on the book!
www.facebook.com/manjimupbluegrassnoldtimemusicweekend?ref=hl

10-12 October 2014
-- 2014 Nanga Music Festival Nanga Bush Camp, Dwellingup WA
Our Early Bird tickets are now sale. Just go to nangamusic.org.au/ticketing for details regarding Earlybird tickets, accommodation at the festival and catered meals. Click the link at the bottom left of the ticketing page to reserve your place.
Momentum is building here at Nanga with preparations for the 2014 Nanga Music Festival in full swing. A great lineup of artists will again be making their way to the Nanga stage from all parts of Australia. We've highlighted a few of the artists below with a full list to come your way later this month.
The Little Stevies - Steadfast sisters Beth and Byll are the heart and soul of The Little Stevies.
Lucy Wise Trio - Lucy Wise makes a long overdue trip home, bringing with her a more intimate version of her band, the B’Gollies.
Enda Kenny Band - Enda Kenny is an Irish-born singer and songwriter living in Melbourne.
The Mae Trio - The Mae Trio brings a fresh, youthful take to Australian folk.
George Walley - Indigenous songwriter & storyteller
Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse - Heartfelt indigenous language music
Kallidad - High-energy flamenco flavours
The Little Stevies - Smooth, contemporary acoustic
Spirit of the Streets Choir - One-of-a-kind community choir
Stoney Joe - Toe-tapping western roots band
Tingley Turner - Two fine voices, guitar and cello
Wil Thomas - Broome singer/songwriter
www.nangamusic.org.au.

MONDAY 13 OCTOBER
-- SUPPERCLUB
Spoken word: Shey Marque
Music: Tingley Turner Fresh from the Nanga Music Festival, Jen Tingley and Nick Turner bring you original songs that weave cello, guitar and voice to produce a feel that varies from tango through acoustic reggae to their speciality of "Wavesongs" --- songs that try to capture the rhythm and feel of the ocean, and the sailors that live their lives and dreams on those oceans. www.reverbnation.com/tingleyturner
Doors open 6.45pm. $45 includes dinner and coffee. Pre---bookings only at www.summersupperclub.com

18-24 October 2014
-- Songwriting and voiceworks in beautiful Bali
A week of creativity and inspiration in rural Bali. Two daily classes with lots of free time to explore the beautiful Ubud region. Suitable for all levels of experience.
What is Juice?
Juice combines a week of inspiration, music and creativity with some much-needed timeout for self in a beautiful part of the world. The pace is gentle and supportive, with ample time between workshops to explore and enjoy the many attractions of Ubud.
What will I be doing, exactly?
Each morning with Jane, you'll explore different ways to write songs.
Every afternoon, Melbourne-based actor and voice coach Richard Lawton (ignitecoaching.com.au) will lead the group in a joyously freeform vocal class, where you'll learn how to express yourself more fully through singing.
In between, each day you'll have around 4-5 hours to do your own thing.
http://www.juicecreativeretreats.com/.

MONDAY 10 NOVEMBER
-- SUPPERCLUB
Spoken word: Veronica Lake
Music: Helen Townsend Up-and-coming Perth-based singer, songwriter and guitarist Helen Townsend is a little bit folk, a little bit bluegrass. But what rings through all of Helen’s songs is a sweet, sincere voice which glories in the telling of a story and injects just the right emotion into the words. www.helentownsend.co
Doors open 6.45pm. $45 includes dinner and coffee. Pre-bookings only at www.summersupperclub.com

MONDAY 8 DECEMBER
-- SUPPERCLUB
Spoken word: Flora Smith
Music: The Jane Cornes Trio Come now, even supperclub organisers deserve their moment in the spotlight every now and then! Join regular hosts Jane Cornes and Flora Smith for the last supperclub of the year as they say farewell until February 2105.
Doors open 6.45pm. $50 includes dinner and coffee. Pre-bookings only at summersupperclub.com www.summersupperclub.com

Regular Song & Spoken Word Events
(for group details visit:The Club and Dance page)
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Fridays

1st of Month

Hills Folk Club contact: paulinekevin@bigpond.com

2nd of

Wanneroo Folk Music Club contact: johndralph@Hotmail.com
Toodyay Music Club

3rd of

Mundaring Folk'n'Blues

Sundays

2nd of

Mid West Folk & Blues Club - 2pm-6pm. 99233707
Unplugged Acoustic Folk and Blues (no plug-ins), 3pm Roleystone Country Club. Mel 9399 8493

3rd of

1pm-4pm Mandurah Bluegrass Club join the Jam Session kayj4u@gmail.com
3pm-5pm Jackadders - carmel@carmelcharlton.com

4th of

5pm-8pm Perth Folk and Roots Club
Mount Lawley Bowling Club, Corner Storthes & Rookwood Street, Mount Lawley

Last of

2-5pm Margaret River Music Club - unplugged acoustic music forum.
3-5pm Perth Scottish Fiddlers group, Woodlands Reserve Hall, Teakwood Avenue. (Margaret 9445 1727)

Every

2pm and 5pmYa Ya's, Northbridge present an Acoustic Open Mic session

Monday

1st.of

Supper Club: Old Bakery Cafe on Eighth, Maylands, a short spoken word performance and a music set over supper.
Lip Service Poetry Group, 22 Kathleen St, Bassendean, Doug Miles 9255 2531 email: dugmiles @hotmail.com

Every

Mojo's Wide open mic night hosted by Bruno 0424 606 437 Bruno and the crew

Fibbers Folk Club, Fibber Magee's Tavern, 8.30pm (Joff Davies 9221 1599, email: brief@iprimus.com.au

Tuesday

Every

Wax Lyrical, Leederville

Wednesday

Every

Kalamunda Music Sessions/Classes - David & Jenny Hoffman tel 9279 4707.
Tunesmiths Cafe Songwriters Club. Legends Bar 6 Hislop Road, Attadale. Makk - email phone-9258 4465 or Mike - email phone - 0413 677 084

Thursday

1st of month

Wax Lyrical, Rosie O'Grady, South Perth

Regular Dance Events
(for group details visit:The Club and Dance page)
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MONDAY
Souleiado French Dance Group, Children after school, Nedlands, (08)63890767
Perth International Folk Dance Group, 7-10 pm Jenny 9381 5235
Rose and Wattle English Country Dancers: 7.30 - 9.30pm rose&wattle@iinet.net.au Karen 0439 844 024
Tartan Dancers, 1.30 pm. Dawn Cromb 9401 0772
Tartan Dancers, 7.45 pm. Dawn Cromb 9401 0772

TUESDAY
Mad Tatters Morris, 7.00-9.00 pm Guildford Town Hall, Guildford. (Please ring first),
9279 8778, email: madtattersmorris@iinet.id.au
Beldon Scottish Country Dance Group: , 7.45 pm. Isobel Eaton 9304 5114
Hora Shalom Dance - Dances of Israel, 7.15 - 9.15p.m. Jenni 9242 4807 or Sara 9335 2042

WEDNESDAY
Perth Morris Men 7–9 PM (1st and 3rd of the Month)
Contact Steven Mansfield 9478 6968 or 0400 731 049 email: squire@perthmorrismen.org
Perth SCDC: 8 pm Sheila Parker 9405 6825

THURSDAY
Kalamunda SCDC: 8.00 pm. Jan Pittman 9574 6671
Souleiado French Dance Group, Adults 7pm, Nedlands, 6389 0767
Rockingham SCDC: 7.30 pm Gale Tamplin 9593 5738
St Stephens SCDC: 7.30 pm Sylvia Barry 9364 5140
Warwick SCDC: 8 pm Rena Gold 9448 4945
Hora Shalom Dance - Dances of Israel, 10a.m. - 12 noon Jenni 9242 4807 or Sara 9335 2042

FRIDAY
Perth International Folk Dance Group, Mundaring Scout Hall 9.30-11am www.perthinternationaldance.org.au

SATURDAY
Hora Shalom Dance - Dances of Israel, 9a.m. All levels, Jenni 9242 4807 or Sara 9335 2042
Royal Scottish Country Dance Soc: Monthly "Hop" 1st Sat monthly

SUNDAY
Irish Set Dancing: Last Sunday monthly, 6 pm Ken and Connie 9274 5170

Folk On Radio and TV
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Mon-Fri

2:20pm & 11:20pm

The Planet

Radio National

810 am

Sat & Sun

10 pm

The Weekend Planet

Radio National

810 am

Monday

9-11 pm

Folking Around

Radio Fremantle

107.9 fm

Tuesday

1 - 3pm

Celtic Music Show

6CRA Albany

100.9 fm

9-11 pm

Roots & Branches

Radio Fremantle

107.9 fm

Wednesday

6-8pm

Folk4All

KCR fm

102.5 fm

8-10pm

Beneath the Southern Cross

KCR fm

102.5 fm

8-10pm

Acoustic Cafe

RTR FM

92.1 fm

Friday

12 - 2 pm

The Friday Folk Fest

Hope FM

103.9 fm

12:30-1 pm

The Scottish Half Hour

Curtin Radio

100.1 fm

Saturday

5-8 am

Telling Tales (fortnightly)

Curtin Radio

100.1 fm

6-9 am

Irish Beakfast

Radio Fremantle

107.9 fm

11am-1 pm

Global Rhythm Pot

RTRfm

92.1 fm

12-2 pm

Only Folking

Heritage FM

107.3 fm

5-6 pm

You Don't Have To Be Irish

Curtin Radio

100.1 fm

7:30-9:30pm

Music Deli

ABC National

810 am

Sunday

7 - 8:30pm

Heritage Ireland

6EBA

95.3fm

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News!

The Calendar is an independantly run page. it is not sponsored or supported by the WA Folk Federation. We will still continue to support all acoustic music in all forms. As such we will continue to provide this service to the Acoustic Music performers and lovers of acoustic music in WA and beyond.

So if you want to have your event included or if you run an open mic night or a club just send the info to the email link below in text format, it makes it a lot easier to cut and paste the info into the calendar (image and pdf files do not always allow this), if you are sending it to the WAAN weekly email drop then Cc this calender with your info as well and increase your exposure.
If you use this calendar I suggest you bookmark it in your browser for quick access. If you have a web page then please add a link to this site and I will return the favour on the cave of links.


World Music in WA - WIGWAM Gig Guide www.facebook.com/wigwamgigguide
I've started a new resource to keep World Music fans up-to-date on all the multicultural events happening around WA. It's called WIGWAM Gig Guide, and is on Facebook. WIGWAM stands for World & Indigenous Guide to Western Australian Music. Kulcha may be no more, but did you know there are over 20 upcoming World Music events around Perth, Freo, and beyond? Click on "Events" in WIGWAM Gig Guide for the full list. Please "Like" and "Share" WIGWAM Gig Guide with your friends to help build a thriving multicultural music community in WA. And if you are a World Music performer, please send me details of your events for inclusion in WIGWAM Gig Guide.
Thanks, Matt Price mattprice@dodo.com.au


Musician's baggage on Qantas, Virgin etc... There has been a flurry of comments on the Ausfolk list of late which is of interest to all Musicians who need to fly around the counrty or further. Thanks to all who have contributed to this compilation, I have taken the notes and posted the relevant bits, If I have missed anything relevant please email me via the links from this page. One point to note is that you need to be a member of a nationally recognised group to recieve the benefits, Examples are APRA, Folk Alliance (FAA), WAM, MEAA/Musicians Union and probably a few others who may be affiliated.

(From Dave Hyams) For those interested in the musician's luggage issue, as discussed a few weeks back, here's the official media release from Qantas - it's not on the Qantas website, but posted online on the WA Music Industry Association (WAM) website at: http://www.wam.asn.au/Portals/0/docs/AMIN/QANTAS-MusicianAdditionalBaggageAllowance.pdf There's a phone number and two email addresses on it - and it is recommended bthat you take the letter with you for check-in.
Qantas has its carry on policy for musical instruments on its website: http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/carry-on-baggage/global/en#jump1 if your instrument is within size limits, you should be allowed to take something else on. I've not had a problem with this for a while, but then, consistency has never been Qantas' strong point! I dont believe they have ever put the extra musician's allowance for checked baggage up on their site.
(from Marina Hurly) As far as I am aware the one bag with Virgin policy has been going since May. With virgin musician baggage policy you get 3 bags with a maximum of 32 kg. Here is the procedure: 1. Join a musicians union or similar - folk alliance etc. 2. Book your flight 3. About 1 week before your flight send an email to Music@virginaustralia.com and tell them your reservation number, musician union membership no and ask for the increased allowance. They will make the changes on your booking and confirm by email. Last time I did this they even gave my bags priority and they came out first.
(from John McAuslan) In answer to all the traffic this morning on extra baggage deals for musicians, these allowances do exist but only for members of Folk Alliance (or another nationally recognised music body). This policy has been in place for over a year, our web site clearly states the procedures that should be taken if you wish to receive this allowance. Its not complicated and it does work. Marina and Chanel have it mostly correct but the policy is on the FAA web site is for Virgin. If you follow the procedure and there’s a problem, then you should let us know and I will contact the Virgin officer who looks after this stuff.


ASA at Tunesmith's Cafe Mike Cardy has announced that ASA has re-established a presence in Western Australia with Tunesmith's Cafe aligning with the ASA's Wax Lyrical. I have been appointed as the Regional Coordinator for Western Australia. The Australian Songwriters Association is Australia's pre-eminent song writing association and proudly presents the annual Australian Songwriting Contest, which this year has more than $30,000 of prizes. This song writing contest is the largest competition in the country and provides industry exposure for all finalists along with the great prizes.
The Australian Songwriters Association has a lot to offer people who create original music in Australia, from the grass roots amateur to experienced and published songwriters. Along with a whole range of services the association offers:
• A regular magazine that makes an enjoyable, informative read, and keeps members updated on various ASA Performance Opportunities, CD Reviews, Australian and International Song Contests, Industry Seminars/Forum Reviews etc. The publication also contains general information relating to Songwriting and Songwriters, and ASA members are often profiled or reviewed.
• Representation at music industry forums and seminars, to represent members. The association obtains important and relevant information to relay to ASA Songwriters, and are always seeking funding and appropriate networks to assist and unite our members with the community and the music industry in general.
• Communication with other songwriters, either on the internet or at live events in a supportive atmosphere. It creates opportunities for collaboration and networking. It also provides members with an avenue to come into contact with top songwriters and industry professionals, to assist their own growth and inspiration.
• Performance Opportunities - a nationwide network of Wax Lyrical, GAS gigs (Gigs Across Societies) where we work in with other songwriting bodies, special industry Showcases and well deserved Gala performances at our prestigious National Songwriting Contest Awards, offer many levels for our members to hone and present their work in the live environment.
• Song Feedback Service: Songwriters and Lyricists can now send in recordings of their work to the National Office of the ASA, and receive feedback from respected Music Industry professionals. This service is available all-year-round, though it can be done at the same time as entering the Australian Songwriting Contest. The price is $33 per song for members or $44 for non-members (or a single fee of $22 for Lyrics only).
ASA Membership applications are available on line through the website at - Click here to be taken to the registration form. The association is also on Facebook - go to ASA Facebook. In due course you will see the familiar ASA logo displayed at our Tunesmith's Cafe nights at Legends Bar in Attadale. I am keen to build the network of songwriters across Western Australia and across Australia. Please feel free to contact me if you know of songwriters coming to Western Australia who are looking to participate in an open mic night, or who might be travelling east and who we can refer to our colleagues in the east. I also encourage song writers to explore the Australian Song Writers Association website and consider the benefits of becoming a member. For example, getting profiled in the magazine can be a great way to get exposure across Australia to coincide with the release of a CD.
Tunesmiths Cafe (Incorporating Wax Lyrical - Australian Songwriters Association), Legends Bar, Hislop Road Attadale 7.30pm Wednesdays To book a spot - Mike Cardy - 0413 677 084 or mikecardymusic@iprimus.com.au.• Makk Eenhoorn - 0412 096 435 or tunesmithscafe@iinet.net.au


Musical instruments Needed "Melville Friends of Hatolia (Timor Leste) Inc is seeking pre-loved but no longer needed musical instruments for children in Hatolia. Our Friends group is working closely with a school and the teachers have asked for musical instruments so that they can include music into the children's school day. The instrument must be in working order so please no broken instruments. If you can include an instruction manual or the first book for your instrument that would be wonderful. Unfortunately any instrument that requires power is no good as electricity is unreliable in Hatolia. If you can help please email wendy.corrick@iinet.net.au. I will be able to collect if necessary."

Virgin Australia gives travelling musicians a break! APRA members are now able to start taking advantage of a more musician-friendly baggage allowance thanks to a special industry deal developed between Virgin Australia and the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN). The new initiative addresses the ongoing problems musicians face when travelling with musical equipment - being baggage restrictions and high excess baggage charges. We hope the new Virgin Australia baggage allowances will have a positive impact on the ability of Australian artists to tour more often and more cost effectively.
What's On Offer
Virgin Australia is now offering the music industry a baggage allowance of 32kg (across three pieces of checked baggage) for individual artists - with an additional 32kg able to be purchased in advance for just $15. This baggage allowance is available on Virgin Australia-owned and operated domestic services only and must be booked or pre-purchased at least 48 hours prior to departure. This offer applies to all new bookings and cannot be provided in retrospect, and Virgin Australia will not refund normal baggage charges already paid.
This offer is available to APRA & AMCOS members, as well as musicians who are members of other Australian music bodies. For more information on the offer and the booking process - head to the Member Benefits Section on the APRA website. (Let's hope that Qantas also come to the party)


WAM OPEN MIC GUIDE What's the best way get back on track or start your musical career? Practice your performance, then get out there and show your stuff. Let's face it, there's no experience like real experience!
Open Mic, Jam & Improvised Music Sessions are not just a fun night out - they're an important way to get involved in the music scene. Whatever your style of music, you can trial ideas and craft important performance skills. Gain experience, confidence, inspiration, feedback, advice, or find other players/writers to work with, by getting involved with your local music scene. Head to wam.asn.au/openmic for the full listing of what's happening throughout WA... you may also want to sign up to our Open Mic Mailing List too!


WELCOME WEST TV - CHANNEL 44 In our last publication, WAM reported that Perth is to be the first community station in Australia to commence digital broadcasts, with new community licensee West TV. We are now pleased to confirm that new Perth Community Digital TV Station, West TV, will commence 'test transmission' on channel 44 from Monday 15 March. Local, free to air content is anticipated to hit our screens from Saturday 10 April. Visit the West TV website at www.wtvperth.com.au - call the station on (08) 9221 5355, or email info@wtvperth.com.au

Seeking WA Music Recordings. We have started a collection of Western Australian music with the aim to collect a copy of every music recording, DVD, CD, cassette or vinyl produced in Western Australia, or recorded by Western Australian artists. The task is way beyond our budget and staffing resources, but nevertheless, has produced a collection of more than 4000 items to date. I am interested in acquiring copies of your recordings to add to the collection. We naturally would be pleased to receive a donation of your recordings, however we are also happy to purchase them if you get in touch with me for details. Antoinette Carrier, Librarian, Collection Development, State Library of Western Australia, Ph: (08) 9427 3286

Acoustic Gig possibilities - "Hello people, I have spots available at The Swan Lounge, North Fremantle for acoustic performers on Sundays. This is for solo performers or people from bands that want to play an acoustic show. Please get in contact with me if you are interested and I can arrange a date for you. Email mmmperth@gmail.com for more info. I also book bands on Wednesdays and Saturdays at The Swan Lounge if that is more your type of thing, feel free to email me about those bookings also. Thanks, Steve" Let me know if there is any other info you need to know. Thanks, Steve

DIGITAL RADIO Are you an artist or in a band and want exposure on digital radio? Radar Radio is passionate about undiscovered music, so get on it! Digital radio is a new and exciting way for listeners to tune in to current, and new, radio stations. Digital radio launched during May 2009 in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth! This new technology offers digital sound quality and a stack of other enhanced features. To pick it up you'll need a digital radio receiver, or you can stream stations like Radar Radio online 24/7. Visit www.radarradio.com.au - call (02) 9375 1544 or email info@radarradio.com.au

ROYALTY LOST & FOUND Composers and songwriters, do yourself a favour and check out the list of outstanding royalty payments awaiting collection at Australia's two major licence/royalty collection agencies (there are a few well known Folk people on these lists) . If you are not registered with at least one of these organisations, and publicly perform &/or sell your own recordings of original works, you are potentially missing out on live performance &/or mechanical recording royalties! The Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) current list is available here. For more about the APRA & AMCOS, visit www.apra-amcos.com.au call (08) 9382 8299 or contact wa@apra.com.au The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) current list is available here. For more about the PPCA, visit www.ppca.com.au call (02) 8569 1100 or contact ppca.mail@ppca.com.au