— Merriwa Acoustic Music Club (monthly, 4th Tuesday)
Merriwa Acoustic Music Club (MAMC) is held every 4th Tuesday of each month at Jenolan Way Community Centre in Merriwa (very near the end of the highway north with lots of safe parking). MAMC has a simple ‘sing around’ format with each participant getting to preform two songs (or whatever it is you do… poem, dance, etc.) each cycle through the group. Everyone from complete beginners to accomplished performers are welcome. All types of instruments are also welcomed as is almost any style of music (bluegrass, folk, pop, rock, and more). We additionally have a featured club member lead the group in trying out and learning a new song together each month. MAMC has a purpose for fun, learning, encouragement, and in it’s small way – community service. If you would like to know more write: Oakyfolky@msn.com.
Friday 27th May
— The Bay.
The Bay Music Club presents – An evening at the Grand Ole’ Opry and Music Hall.
Heading the bill – Bluegrass Parkway. Over three decades of touring and countless concert performances have combined to strengthen the band’s reputation as Australia’s most highly credentialed and experienced bluegrass band. Bluegrass Parkway will take you on a musical time-trip to an era ?when instruments were acoustic and skills were gained by playing, practising and working with older, wiser mentors. ?When they gather around a single a single microphone, they are utilising an almost lost technique whereby soloists move closer to the microphone to heard and then back away. Incorporating strong three and four part harmonies, the group bring classic bluegrass songs to life without an auto-tuner in sight. Whether it be the traditional sounds of Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys and the Stanley Brothers or material closer to the ‘cutting edge’, Bluegrass Parkway will thrill you with great picking, strong harmonies and fancy footwork!
Supported by Jim McGuire. With a long history in music starting as lead guitarist and vocalist with some of Scotland’s top rock groups and showbands, Jim has expanded his musical interests and repertoire to include traditional Scottish and Irish music, Blues, Jazz and Opera. Jim performs solo and with his band Jimjam, in addition to Numguts Bush Band and Maggie’s Delight Celtic band. He also tours internationally each year and in USA performs with the Trouba Troubadours band from Minnesota. With five albums under his belt Jim is planning an all-original album with Jimjam due for release in late 2022.
Maggie’s Delight Celtic band. Maggie’s Delight is a trio of highly accomplished musicians specialising in songs and tunes from Ireland, Scotland and Shetland Isles. Sure to delight the most discerning audience, Maggie’s Delight is the perfect choice for concerts, pubs, parties, corporate events and anywhere people enjoy top class performance and the irresistible urge to get up and dance.
In addition to Jim McGuire Maggie’s Delight is Rebecca Lodge – Fiddle and Vocals, A classically trained violinist who has performed in various orchestras in America and Australia, Becky entered the folk scene 10 years ago, performing at Fairbridge International Folk Festival and agricultural shows and has never looked back. Becky has recently become hooked on Celtic music bringing glamour and class to the trio with her outstanding fiddle playing and lovely vocals. Kevin Saunders – Vocals, Banjo, Mandolin, Melodion A legend of the WA folk music scene Kevin is well known for his ability to play almost anything on a variety of instruments. You hum it – he’ll play it. Also famous for his unique performance of songs and tunes that make you want to dance and sing. Kevin is also a member of the international touring Numguts Bush Band.
The venue is the function hall of Bayswater Bowling Club, 58 Murray St. Bayswater. A cosy cabaret setting with food and bar.
Doors open 7pm. Tickets on Eventbrite $25. WAFF members $20 https://www.eventbrite.com.au Door sales subject to availability.
Friday 3rd June 2022
— Hills Folk Club.(1st Friday)
We look forward to all meeting at Falls Farm Cottage on Neil Tonkin Park, Cagney Way, Lesmurdie at 8pm. $10 entry.
Contact Pauline Tonkin 92916026 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat 4th June 2022
— RHYTHMS Of The OUTBACK.
Warralakin Music are playing their RHYTHMS Of The OUTBACK concert at the Bindoon Town Hall 6080 Gt Northern Hwy Bindoon
Time: Doors open 6.30 for 7pm start
Phil & Josh Gray are Warralakin
Come to hear songs of Western Australia and some all time favourites by this father & son duo.
Phil is a singer, song-writer & bush poet and Josh is a gun guitarist & double bass player.
Tickets $10 at the door or online at email@example.com
Contact Phil Gray 0404 629 125
Hear the music … Listen to the stories .. Smell the dust …..
4-5 June 2022
— The Denmark Festival of Voice .
Established in 2003, The Denmark Festival of Voice is not your average music festival. Held in the beautiful south coastal town of Denmark, Western Australia, the festival is one of only two dedicated vocal festivals in Australia. The festival explores diversity, celebrating voices from near and far and those from the edge. Music is only one part of the program alongside storytelling, spoken word, poetry and experimental performance. So what ties this seemingly disparate program together? This carefully and lovingly curated festival seeks more than just high quality acts and beautiful singers from all walks of life. It seeks meaning, many meanings. From the ancient and the enduring, to the avant garde and the ‘as yet unknown’, universal and personal. This festival is about inspiration, designed to fill your creative cup with energy and ideas and the weekend offers an immersion experience of active engagement balanced with incredible audience experiences.
What originally started as a festival for community choirs, the Denmark Festival of Voice has grown into a high quality experience that has a strong focus on diversity, authenticity and originality. The festival is now under the cultural guidance of Noongar Elders and includes a Noongar Opening Ceremony on the Friday evening. The festival highlights the hidden voices surrounding us and is more than music, words, language and story and has been called by one guest “a finely woven fabric with the thread bringing it together being an abiding focus on the power and beauty of the human voice”.
Friday 10th June
— Wanneroo Folk Club (2nd Friday Monthly)
Craig Sinclair combines timeless folk story-telling with a lyrical fingerstyle acoustic and slide guitar style, to craft a mesmerising and uniquely Australian blues sound. Using a rich musical canvas ranging from whimsical ragtime to evocative open-tuned textures, these songs weave character, place and poetry, shaking the dirt from our chequered history and finding a way forward. In a special run of intimate shows this June, Craig’s songs are complimented by the exquisite sounds of acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and producer David Hyams (Miles to Go Band, The Human Highway).
Doors open 7pm for a 7:30pm start.
Wearing of masks is voluntary. While checks are not required anymore we would ask that if you have cold symptons please consider staying home to recuperate rather than spreading it around.
Admission: $10 ($8 for WAFF members). Card facilities will be available.
Dorchester Hall, cnr Dugdale and Dorchester St, Warwick
If you want to play at Wanneroo Folk Club Email: Rob Oats
Sunday 12th & 26th June
— Matildas Music Club (twice Monthly 2nd & 4th Sunday)
Singers are invited to bring their own microphones. New protocols in place if you use the one supplied.
Music starts 2 pm.
Claremont Bowling Club – 64 Bay view Terrace Claremont.
Plenty of parking. Drinks at club prices.
contact 9271 1018 or 9284 2512.
Monday 12th June
— Monday Supperclub .
Music & spoken word: At next month’s Supperclub, Craig Sinclair, visiting from the Eastern States, joins forces with Dave Hyams to provide us with an evening of superb entertainment. Some of you may remember April of last year when Little Folk took over from Jane Cornes, the Craig Sinclair Trio treated us to a great ‘sold-out’ gig. They’ve all been sold-out since and we expect June to be the same. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Doors open 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start
Dinner served 7.30pm
Music performance 8.15pm to 9.00pm
Check the details and book on the website https://www.littlefolkinc.com and go to the Supperclub page.
Remember, Supperclub is a BYO event. Bottle shop next door and another across the railway.
— Mundaring Folk n Blues Club.(3rd Friday) cancelled
Following an enormously successful year in 2021 the MFnBC committee are saddened to advise that we have taken what is possibly the most difficult decision we have ever taken.
Due to the increasing infection numbers in the community, among performers and the resulting effect on attendance numbers suffered this year we are left with no option other than to postpone events until further notice. (September being suggested.)
In the interim, try to keep music live, look forward to better days and look for further updates from MFnBC.
Stay safe everybody and all the very best to you all.
The crew at MFnBC.
SUNDAY 19th June
— Greenbushes Acoustic. (3rd Sunday) TBC
Greenbushes Acoustic has been operating since September 2020. We aim to bring more live acoustic music to Greenbushes in Western Australia.
This is a free acoustic music event with open mic opportunities. From October, during the warmer months, the group meets from 2:30-4:30 at Thomson Park in Greenbushes.
Ring Lee on 0491 009 134 or Irma on 0466 640 455 for more information.
— Jackadders Music Club (3rd Sunday)
Cancelled due to COVID requirements.
VENUE: Perth Horse and Pony Club, Jon Sanders Drive, Herdsman (turn into Herdsman lake at Selby St North sign)
COST: Adults, $12 Children free
TIME: 2.30 – 5PM
COST: $12 Adults (WAFF discount) Children free.
For more information call 0412 777 061 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 16th July
— Folk In Mandurah (generally 3rd Sunday every 2nd Month TBC)
As soon as we can we intend to make it the third Saturday of every second month, in order to get back to our original plan. I intend to have a complete calendar for 2022 set up for your approval by the end of March. Thanks to all of you for your patience, and your good wishes-see you soon!
There is no door charge, or membership fee, most of the new performers are recommended by current acts, and are invited to come along.
Being a private house, we are limited to about 20 to 25 people, some of whom stay on after the formal programme for what has become a regular event – the evening sing along, jam session, and general discussion on instrument techniques, new songs etc.
Ian and Lusy Long email@example.com.
30th September – 2nd October 2022
— Albany International Folk & Shanty Festival.