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(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.
-- Mundaring FolknBlues
Just a reminder there will be no Folk Club in April. On behalf of the committee, I wish artists and audience alike a safe Easter break.
We look forward to seeing you all in May.
-- Rory McLeod from the UK
Fremantle Workers Club, 9 Henry St. 7.30pm
Tickets: $25/$20 members in advance $30 on the door
Tickets from: Ticketbooth or Fremantle Workers Club
Enquiries: email@example.com; 9335 1840; www.freoworkers.net
Rory McLeod, popular singer-songwriter from the UK is a fantastic live performer: a one man soul band, once seen never forgotten. You will be blown away by his energy, his unique style of singing, the depth and meaningful of his songs and stories and the fact that he can sing, dance and play more than one instrument at the same time. Rory’s truly unique performance style includes using tap shoes, a cappella, harmonica, guitar, trombone, spoons, finger cymbals, and whatever else he can get his hands on!
-- Kimo Hussey, Sam Lemann & the Blue Leis & AJ Leonard. .
Kidogo Arthouse (Bathers Beach) Fremantle. (Limited seating)
Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 7:30 pm. Bar facilities avail. NO BYO
Hawiian Ukulele Legend - Kimo Hussey and Friends
Bather’s Beach in Fremantle is going to sound like Waikiki Beach in Hawaii, when Kimo Hussey (Hawaii), Sam (Melb) and Lucy Lemann, AJ Leonard and Jenny Rowlands (Melb) take to the stage at the Kidogo Arthouse for a house concert. It’s going to be a cool night of hot ukulele music (ukuleleretreataustralia.com).
Bookings : Kidogo Arthouse
PH : 0401 333309 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WEB : www.kidogo.com.au
Thursday 24th April
-- The Justin Walshe Duo at The Victoria Park Centre
The Justin Walshe Duo are excited as an aspirin in a coke bottle to be heading to The National Folk Festival this weekend.
To celebrate we're also releasing an EP of some of our favourite tunes from the Duo show entitled Small Tales Vol. 1. at The Victoria Park Centre for the Arts 7pm on Thursday 24th April, $10 tickets at the Door. You can stream and download it from our Bandcamp site or hold out for a hard copy at the show.
Anzac Day 2014 Friday 25th April
-- Red Dog Country Music Festival
Terry Bennetts new CD launch of "MATESHIP" with his "BAND OF MATES" featuring Evan Platschinda, award winning Victorian balladeer, Ginger Cox, multi award winner guitarist from Broome, and special guests: Kate Hindle, Kate Linke, Billy Higgenson, Vicki Lee, Mark Donohoe plus more. BYO low camping chairs, drinks and nibbles. Tea, coffee and sausage sizzle available. Venue: 22 Moondyne Trail, Gnangara. Friday 25th April, 3pm to 8pm. For more information contact email@example.com Tickets $20.
25 April to 27 April 2014
-- Folkworld Fairbridge Festival
so make sure you mark that date in your diaries so you don’t miss out on the camping areas you want with a nice little saving to boot! Don’t worry too much about remembering the date; we will be reminding you again before then...)
Phone: (08) 9246 3311
MONDAY APRIL 28
-- BLUEGRASS PARKWAY and COOLGRASS - FREMANTLE WORKERS CLUB
"The best straight bluegrass music and the best bent bluegrass music you are
likely to hear".
Australia's favourite bluegrass band, Bluegrass Parkway are joined by their
Victorian pals Coolgrass for an evening of bluegrass mayhem.
Coolgrass set out to break all the rules and veer off course from the
bluegrass straight and narrow presenting music from such bluegrass
favourites as Mozart, Julie Andrews and Queen not to mention some Michael
Jackson getting down to that hoedown beat?
If you are interested in an evening of tight instrumental performance and
fantastic three and four part harmonies not to mention an extremely funny
and entertaining night out then be at the Fremantle Workers Club on Monday
Tickets: $25/$20 members in advance from the Club, Bodkins Bootery, on-line
from Ticketbooth or $30 on the door (if available).
Wednesday 30 April
-- An Evening with Jane and Fay - 'Songs With Legs'
MIDLAND JUNCTION ARTS CENTRE - THEATRE Cnr Great Eastern Highway and Cale St, Midland, 6.45 - 9.00pm
Singing Workshop and great Supper (Madjitil Moorna are well loved for their
suppers!) followed by a Concert.
If you miss this Victorian duo with the heavenly voices at Fairbridge or you
want more of these wonderful performers, please come along! Singers and
non-singers welcome to watch or get involved.
The Midland Junction Arts Centre (formerly the Opera Studio) has lovely
acoustics and a touch of grandeur with its restored timber panelling and
high ceilings. We'll be in the theatre with tiered seating and a large
workshop space also. Singers and non-singers will love Fay and Jane's
beautifully warm, wise and funny lyrics and their pure and resonant voices.
Booking online is recommended. www.trybooking.com/EORQ
Tickets $25 and $20 concession. Spaces limited to 150.
Profits go to supporting Madjitil Moorna's preparations for the Denmark
Festival of Voice.
See http://www.faywhitemusic.com/songs-with-legs-duo.html and
www.faywhitemusic.com/ for great reviews.
Saturday 3rd May 2014
-- TLA Quartet
With Hi-Jinx & Lockout
Fly By Night. Doors Open:7.00pm PRESALE TICKETS:$30.00 inc BF DOOR TICKETS:$35.00 (if available)
Perth’s own national quartet champions TLA will be at the Fly By Night Musicians Club on 3 May prior to heading to Las Vegas to represent Australia on the international contest stage. This will be the quartet’s first big show since they came together in early 2013 and they are looking forward to debuting a set of all new repertoire on the night.
TLA are an a cappella quartet who specialise in the barbershop style. This past October their close-harmony credentials were confirmed when they won the gold medal at Barbershop Harmony Australia’s national quartet contest, topping a field of almost 40 groups from around the country. With that win came the invitation to compete against the top 50 quartets in the world in the ‘world series’ of barbershop harmony in July of this year in Las Vegas, USA. Are they excited? You bet!
Following their national success the guys have been hard at work expanding their repertoire in preparation for local appearances and shows in Adelaide and Sydney later in the year. They have gathered together some of their favourite songs and have been working with local and overseas arrangers to come up with new, exciting arrangements for many of them.
TLA are also very happy to be able to announce that their good friends and fellow a cappella luminaries Hi-Jinx and Lockout will be joining them at the Fly by Night as the support acts for this show. If you are a fan of vocal harmony then you’ll definitely want to be there.
MON 12 MAY
supperclub has a new home! - you'll find full deets at www.summersupperclub.com.
yes it's still byo, yes its air-conditioned for summer and winter and yes, its the same price.
Ken Nicol is our musical act for 12 May. A guitarist, singer, song¬writer and pro¬ducer from Preston UK, Ken's music cov¬ers the spectrum from blues to rock, taking in folk, jazz, rag-time, bal¬lads and more along the way.
Ken was a member of the legendary Albion Band from 1997 until September 2001. In December 2002, he successfully joined forces with Steeleye Span, for eight years recording four albums with the band, ‘They Called Her Babylon’, ‘Winter’, ‘Bloody Men’ and ‘Cogs, Wheels and Lovers’. He left Steeleye in 2010.
Some samples of his solo work can be found here http://kennicolmusic.com/music/
Our spoken word double act comprises John Ryan and Glen Phillips, incorrigible local wordsmiths with much to say about landscape and other things :)
Bookings are open now at you-know-where ;)
-- Mundaring FolknBlues
Line up for May:
Kevin Chennell & Sam Blight
Rupert John & The Hidden
Saturday 17th May 2014
-- Bring Out The Banners 25 years of singing to change the world
Fly By Night. Doors Open:
$20.00 inc BF
$25.00 (if available)
Show Starts: 7.30pm
Working Voice Choir in association with VoiceMoves (WA Inc) present:
Bring Out The Banners: 25 years of singing to change the world
Join us at the Fly by Night for a joyous, uplifting, thought-provoking and inspiring evening of song, story, poetry and drama.
In the words of singer/songwriter John Warner, “the power of words and music to lift the spirit, to unify the powerless in causes, to make and change relationships and to tell the story of our eternal struggle with ourselves and our environment.”
We are Working Voices – a community choir that sings songs that matter. Led by our musical Directors, Bernard and Eleanor Carney, our members come from all walks of life. Members have changed throughout the years but one thing has not changed – our passion and commitment to social justice, reconciliation, peace, environmental issues and rights to a safe workplace and decent wages.
Our 25th Anniversary is a significant event in the history of the choir. The choir was formed in 1989 as a community choir with strong labour connections. It has since morphed into a special choir which still reminds people of the history of workers’ rights but also highlights other social concerns such as social justice, peace, reconciliation and the environment.
This special night at the Fly By Night will be more than just a choir performance, this event will blend stories, visuals and songs to celebrate the power of music and song to inspire and enrich us all.
Sunday May 18th
-- Jackadder's Music Club
Our next show will be on with "Diamond Cut" featuring Brenton Fosdike, guitar and Lindsay Evans on percussion.
‘DIAMOND CUT’ have recorded their first EP. In the show you will hear some Neil Diamond songs you know and some you may not have heard or didn't even realize he wrote,interspersed with information and stories about Neil’s life and the writing of his songs.
You will also hear the amazing songs and stories of the dreamtime from Josie Boyle. Carmel will sing her song about footy called "If You Can't Beat 'em, join 'em". She has recently given a 'live' performance of the song on radio Sport 927 in Melbourne.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 25th May 2014
-- The Waifs Fly By Night.
Doors Open: 8.00pm PRESALE TICKETS: $58.50 inc BF DOOR TICKETS: $60.00 (if available)
TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 10 APRIL, 9.00AM WST
The past three years of living life in different countries, hemispheres and timezones has seen touring taking a bit of a backseat for The Waifs. Individually, Donna, Vikki and Josh have been busy travelling, relocating and nesting with family, however music has always remained an essential part of every day life.
This May finds The Waifs temporarily reunited on home soil – and what better way to celebrate than with a little tour around the country.
The Waifs will play a string of dates around the country, along with a special show at the Kimberley Moon Experience. They’ll be performing favourite tracks spanning their 20 year career plus a few new songs thrown in for good measure!
From a journey that began in 1992, with two sisters and a friend travelling in a van playing gigs for anyone and anywhere, to half a million record sales locally and multiple ARIA awards, The Waifs have plenty of tales to tell through their music.
And storytelling they do well – their trademark honesty, passion and humour shines through their musical offerings, attracting legions of fiercely loyal fans.
With six studio albums to create a set list from and a long while between shows, this is a tour not to be missed.
Special guests will be announced very soon.
30th May-1st June 2014
-- Denmark Festival of Voice 2014
In 2014 the Denmark Festival of Voice celebrates its 10th anniversary,
so we're planning a big one! To kick off our celebratory 10th Festival,
we have launched a brand new website at
The Denmark Festival of Voice is excited to announce legendary Aboriginal artist Archie Roach will headline the Festival in 2014. In the 30 years since the release of his debut album Charcoal Lane and his milestone song Took The Children Away, Archie has become recognised as the voice of his people, and his articulate and inspiring songs have touched the hearts and minds of audiences across Australia and around the world.
Archie will be performing songs from his new album Into The Bloodstream, his first album of new work since 2007's Journey. In the three years preceding the release, the singer faced unimaginable challenges - a stroke, lung cancer and the loss of his partner in life and music, the inimitable Ruby Hunter. Finding inspiration from darkness, Into The Bloodstream has been acclaimed as his strongest album in years: “an inspirational comeback” (Mess and Noise); “another extraordinary album” (Triple R); “this is amongst his best work” (AU Review); “with each album, Roach gets better and better” (TheMusic.com).
If the album was a joyous declaration of resolve and purpose, his achievements since the release prove Archie has no intention of resting on his laurels.
Archie has toured the album to astounding acclaim, performing at major festivals and concert halls across Australia. In August, he picked up three awards (Album, Video and Album Artwork of the Year) at the National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMA) in Darwin, and was inducted into the NIMA Hall of Fame.
The following month, he performed at the 2013 Deadly Awards, collecting the Album of the Year Award and the Lifetime Contribution Award for Healing the Stolen Generations and in October was nominated for the ARIA for Best Blues and Roots Album
Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now!!
Early bird tickets are on sale now for our tenth anniversary 2014 Festival.
We are expecting a sell out in 2014, so get in early to secure your tickets.
Despite an expanded programme of events and activities for the 2014 Festival and some fantastic headline acts, early bird tickets are at the same prices as last year.
Ticket prices may increase after the early bird sale period, so go to the website and get your tickets before the rush!
For more info head to the website at www.denmarkfestivalofvoice.com.au
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th October, 2014
-- Manjimup Bluegrass & Old Time Music Weekend - presented by Livelighter.
An acoustic music weekend in the centre of Manjimup featuring The Company. The Company is coming over to WA from Brisbane especially for this event.
The weekend will feature instrument workshops and a harmony-singing workshop with members of The Company. There will also be beginner workshops and you can learn to jam with Greg McGrath who teaches the Pete Wernicke Bluegrass jamcamp syllabus. There will be concert performances by The Company, a dance on Friday night, a Gospel SingOut on Sunday 5th and a chance for you to perform on the Locals & Visitors stage plus kids activities and craft and produce stalls. Entry will either be FREE or kept to a minimum. If you love making music and making friends, this is the weekend for you!
And please like us on the book!
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.