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Friday October 31st
-- ANZAC ALBANY COMMEMORATIONS
STIRLING MESS HALL, Stirling Terrace, Albany Time 8.30pm CARMEL CHARLTON AND JUDE IDDISON Guitarist, ukulele and piano player Carmel Charlton and violinist Jude Iddison have teamed up to paint their musical pictures using images of Australia, its history and heritage that will include stories and songs of the great southern region of Western Australia. Carmel has recorded 6 CD’s of original material. Carmel's song “Whispers on the Wind” is included on the new ABC music CD by Macca “Well I Love It”.
Jude is a respected Violin Teacher in Albany and Denmark, being the Director of the String Programmes at Saint Joseph's College in Albany and Golden Hill Steiner School in Denmark since 2005. Jude has performed at Leeuwin Estate with The WA Symphony Orchestra, supported Shooglenifty,The Cat Empire and Eric Bibb for The Perth International Arts Festival. She is a prolific songwriter and in 2012 was nominated for a WAM award for her song “Dreams".
-- Darlington Arts Festival
This year is the 51st anniversary of the Darlington Arts Festival.
There will be a feature packed weekend for all the family including Art Exhibitions, non-stop entertainment on the main stage and on the grassed areas, buskers, workshops and lots of food and handicraft stalls.
You can relax in the wine tent and enjoy a range of local wines, beers and ciders.
Entertainment over the 2 days includes among others:
Saturday - Marcus Sturrock Music, Junkadelic Brass Band, Dancers from West Papua
Sunday - Joel Smoker, Mountain Strangers Folk Trio, Silver Tree Choir & String Ensemble, Hills Big Band, Raices Latinas Chilean Dance
Sunday 2 November 2014
-- Persian Music Perth concert
on which features Persian music played unlike anything you have
heard before! Prepare to be amazed by the diverse cultural roots of East
Winds, playing exquisite Persian melodies and rhythms in a totally original
and unique way.
Please ensure you register for this event on our website as numbers are
strictly limited: http://persianmusicperth.com.au/rr_events/monthly-concert-november/
By law we cannot exceed the hall's capacity. Each person attending this
concert must register individually on the website. Unfortunately we cannot
allow those who have not registered to enter the concert. We will let
everyone know when this event is full. Register now so you don't miss out!!
The East Winds line-up boasts the following extremely talented and diverse
. Mark Cain from Western Australia: With over 30 years experience in
playing world music and making wind instruments, Mark leads East Winds and
plays saxophones and self-made wind instruments
. Esfandiar Shahmir from Iran: A member of one of Iran's most famous
bands, the Mastan Ensemble, Esfandiar plays the haunting Persian flute (ney)
and daff (frame drum)
. Kristiina Maalaps from Estonia: Kristiina is a superb vocalist who,
for this concert will also perform Persian melodies
. Sanshi from Japan: A maestro of the didgeridoo, Sanshi will be
playing Persian music with a didgeridoo the like of which you would have
never heard before!
. Steve Barnes from England: Steve will be playing guitar and cittern
There will also be guest appearances from other Persian musicians and
singers who have played at Persian Music Perth concerts in 2014, including:
. Narges Fayz Bakhsh is an accomplished singer of traditional Persian
music. She touches the heart of her audience with her beautiful singing
voice and her warm and friendly personality
. Mehrad Sharif Bakhtiar is a very talented piano player and
instructor who has played in more than 250 live concerts
. Nikou Javadi is a most talented percussionist and a great friend of
Persian Music Perth, Nikou will play tonbak and other percussion instruments
As usual entry to Persian Music Perth concerts is free with a voluntary
contribution to show our appreciation to our talented musicians.
This concert in November will be our last for 2014 and will be our grand
finale for the year. Our concerts will resume in February 2015. So, make
sure you don't miss this unforgettable night of Persian music by registering
now at: http://persianmusicperth.com.au/rr_events/monthly-concert-november/
Persian Music Perth
Tuesday 4th November
-- Wax Lyrical.
John Ralph will be playing a few original songs as part of the Australian Songwriters Assn organised Wax Lyrical.
Where: The Elephant and WheelBarrow Pub.
Time: Starts at 7.30.
-- Acoustic Candlelight Sessions @ Kidogo Arthouse, Bathers Beach
The critically acclaimed Acoustic Candlelight Sessions return following a hugely successful first season!
Every Wednesday, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Featuring Perth’s finest musicians stripped bare revelling their natural talents, no enhancements, no amplification a chance to show off their inert skills.
A rare organic and intimate experience in celebration of local music!
$10 entry. Limited tickets available, best to book! www.connectthechords.com
The season commences again in November with the following line-up:
5 November: Ajay Peni and Quentin Hadfield (with special guest Leighton Keepa)
12 November: Jeremias Sosa and Mambo Chic
19 November: Ruby May and Trevor Jalla
26 November: Joe Pule and Rose Parker
Monday 10 November
Spoken word: Kel Watkins - well known for his yarns and upbeat stage performance.
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
-- Double or Nothing - The Folk Machine & Stoney Joe Clancys Fish Pub Fremantle at 20:00
It's a double-headed double feature at Clancy's on Thursday Nov 13 with double-talking alt-country dream weavers The Justin Walshe Folk Machine and the Presidents of the Electro-Country City Pickers' Association, Stoney Joe. It's time to lay your boots on the line folks, this is no place for the halfhearted.
Tonight we go double or nothing.
Doors at 8.
Friday 14th November
-- The Wanneroo Folk Club(at Warwick)
This week our main act will be JOHN RALPH.
John has been co running club for a while but is also a performer in his own right. After many request from from club members to 'show what he can do'! he will be playing highlights from his two CD,s plus a few more!!. Two of his songs are in the second round of the National Australian Songwriters comp. see WWW.johnralph.org for more info.
Also as an extra treat. Cat Among the Pigeons have just released a CD Songs from the Verandah' Playing a mix of Blues, Rock and Country, The Band provides music to suit all tastes, and will be playing an extended set.
There will also be floor spots from local muso's.(All booked I'm Afraid).
Where? Dorchester Community Hall.
cnr Dorchester and Dugdale Street, WARWICK.
Cost? $10.00(WAFF Members $8.00.
For more info contact johdralph@Hotmail.com
See the Western Australian Folk Federation on Facebook.
Friday 14th and Saturday 15th November
-- WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Presented by ALBANY CHORAL SOCIETY - Albany Chamber Orchestra
Featuring Faure's Requiem with excerpts from The Armed Man, A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins
Held at Albany Baptist Church, Bethel Way
Friday, November 14th at 7:30 pm, Saturday, November 15th at 2:30 pm
Tickets $30.00 Concession $25.00 Under 18 $15.00
Tickets available through Paperbark Shop, Albany
or online www.tickets.paperbarks.com.au
or at the door.
Saturday 15th Sunday 16th
-- John Ralph. Folk in the Forest.
John will be playing Songs and Tunes at this fantastic Festival in Dwellingup, to raise money for Childrens Cancer Research.
For more info contact email@example.com
or tickets www.trybooking.com/Booking.
Sunday November 16
-- The Littlest Fox and Cowboy X
Get your tickets for The Littlest Fox and Cowboy X performing together at Kidigo Bar Fremantle
An all ages show of great local acoustic music
Tickets are limited so grab em now via the thelittlestfox.com
Friday 21st November
-- GRAND SCOTTISH CONCERT
Featuring Fiona Ross Band and Colin MacLeod from Melbourne as well as Graham Wilson, Tilt, Perth Scottish Fiddlers, Single Malt with Jane Jackson, Scott Wallace and Neil Walker (pipes) with Highland Dancers will be held at The Rise, 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands on Friday 21st November to celebrate St Andrew's Day.
Cost: $25. Tickets need to be booked on the link http://carmelcharlton.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=3592bd41dae4ac8f1b7fef524&id=6e3ad58fde&e=b535c25956
Tickets are limited so book early.
Doors and bar open at 7.00pm
Contact Jamie on 0418334513 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details
27th -29th November
-- Fred Smith
Home is what I am at last, or was, till I hit the road again last weekend to tour my new album, paradoxically, entitled “Home”.
We will be launching Home around Australia this spring, and have lined up a show at the Fremantle Town Hall:
Friday 28 November - Fremantle Town Hall
And I’ve also organised a couple of Dust of Uruzgan shows in November before and after the Fremantle show: in Mount Barker on the 27th of November and Augusta on the 29th.
We've been rehearsed the songs during sound checks on the WA Tour – Liz, me and Carl Pannuzzo on drums and piano. Liz and Carl will be with me for the Freo launch, along with Peter Grandeson on guitar, hopefully a fiddler and possibly some western spooks. Anyway, we’re planning on doing it in style.
The big WA Dust of Uruzgan odyssey ended in the Dunsborough Town Hall on a Saturday night early last month. It was an amazing journey through a big state and we met some great people.
I came home after that and spent a couple of weeks reacquainting with wife and baby and before starting the tour for this new album last weekend. The Canberra launch was delightful.
If you’d like to hear some of the tunes, click: http://www.fredsmith.com.au/index.php/listen
If you’d like to buy the CD, click: http://www.fredsmith.com.au/index.php/shop
Sunday 30th November 2014
-- Mick Flannery & John Spillane (IRE) Fly By Night.
Two of Cork's Finest - Australian Tour
$48.50 inc BF
$50.00 (if available)
Two of Cork’s finest singer-songwriters, Mick Flannery & John Spillane hit the road together this November.
The pair has previously teamed up for a series of shows taking on the Marquee in Cork and Vicar Street Dublin, and will be re-uniting to bring their acclaimed show to Australia.
Mick Flannery’s latest album, “By The Rule”, shot to # 1 on the Irish charts within days of its release, and was followed by a sell-out tour of Ireland and the UK.
Flannery is a refreshingly unassuming artist, whose sole focus is on his craft, song-writing. A Mick Flannery gig has a feeling of intimacy to it; his stage presence exudes no superficial gimmicks, just a man sharing his songs in an understated but powerful manner. This attribute combined with the heartfelt honesty in his lyrics has won him worthy comparisons to such great songwriters as Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits.
John Spillane is a multi-platinum award winning musician, and one of the most accomplished artists in Ireland today. His music transports the listener; his live performance captivates the audience.
In a world filled with strife and upheaval, a time-out with John Spillane is enough to ease the load a bit on anyone lucky enough to bask in his light. The man and his music are pure magic.
What makes John special is that he is an artist who knows how to deliver all that he has to offer to anyone of any age, male or female, no matter the musical preference. Place him in the genre of folk, acoustic, traditional, world or pop – that’s fine with John. He’s a man who is very comfortable in his skin. Whether performing solo with guitar, with gentle accompaniment or with full band before 10, 10,000 or 100,000, John entertains, charms, and mesmerizes.
MONDAY 1st DECEMBER (changed date)
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.
You might also notice that I'm charging an extra $5 for the December event to cover festive extras, seeing as December will be our last gathering until February. At this stage, I plan to revert to our usual $45 cover charge in the new year.
Doors open 6.45pm. $50 includes dinner and coffee. Pre-bookings only at summersupperclub.com www.summersupperclub.com
-- "The Dumb Things"
A collaboration of talented musos (plus Dave Sofield) have formed The Dumb Things
paying tribute to the music of Paul Kelly. We are launching the show at the
Tickets are limited - available at get tickets and www.liveattheastor.com.au Don't miss this if you love PK like we do!
Saturday January 17th
-- Vin Garbutt
After a nervous wait and having to swop dates around I can finally confirm
in The Fly by Night Club Saturday January
17th The Brilliant Lad from Teesside is Back Vin Garbutt
Tickets will be on sale soon Richard Collins
Mobile 0422 914 568
Friday February 27th
-- Eric Bogle Fly By Night.
DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm, PRESALE TICKETS: $48.50 inc BF, DOOR TICKETS: $52.50 (if available). Ticket Sales
There is not much more that can be written about Eric Bogle other than what has already been written. After over forty years of writing great songs and performing them around the world, Eric is still putting pen to paper and adding to his already celebrated body of work.
As we, now in 2014 celebrate The Anzac Centenary, the Anzac Spirit lives on in Eric’s classic songs; ‘And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda’, ‘No Man’s Land’ & ‘The Gift of Years’.
Eric’s new CD release, ‘ A Toss of the Coin’ Features a selection of new songs and will be available at his concerts in February and March 2015.
Don’t miss one of Australia’s Great Singer Songwriters who will be joined on stage by his long time Music Collaborator John Munro and Bassist Pete Titchener.
Eric, John and Pete will perform the entire Concert.
This concert will be the last concert in the present
Venue as The Fly by Night Club as we have known it
For the last 28 years.