THURS 20 MAY 2021
— GYPSY LOU and THE HOLY SMOKE.
LIVE MUSIC AT THE CLUB
Showcasing the best of independent music at the new(ish) home of the Freo Workers Club: The Fremantle Park Centre!
DOUBLE BILL: GYPSY LOU and THE HOLY SMOKE
For the first time, five of WA’s finest female voices come together for an evening of exceptional music!
GypsyLou is a folk harmony duo made up of singer-songwriters Carrie Lee and Katie McMahon. They bring a fun, relaxed atmosphere to their performances, with their signature style of simple guitar and percussion accompanying warm, beautiful harmonies. GypsyLou’s original music draws from pop-, trad- and indie- folk influences.
The Holy Smoke is a folk-femme trio from Perth including Rose Parker (who has toured extensively through Australia, USA and Canada as one half of the Velvet Janes supporting the likes of Arlo Guthrie, AniDiFranco, Luka Bloom and The Black Sorrows), Delilah Rose (2018 WAM Country nominee) and Karlee Rae, Expect killer harmonies served with a side of sass and story.
FREMANTLE WORKERS CLUB, FREMANTLE PARK CENTRE, 36 ELLEN STREET, FREMANTLE
Doors open 6 pm Music 7.30-9.30 pm
click for Tickets $30 guests) $25 members)
COME EARLY AND DINE BEFORE THE SHOW Meals from $15 served 6-7.30 pm
A full bar operates with very reasonable prices. Strictly no BYO.
21st May (3rd Friday)
— Mundaring Folk n Blues Club.
Mundaring Sporting Club, Coolgardie St, Mdg.
ACT. 1. DAVID CUTLER (Guitar-Vocals) Avoiding folk music would have been virtually impossible were you being raised in England’s East Midlands in the late 60’s / early 70’s, as was the above mentioned. By the age of 16 David, one of the fortunate, was well and truly “hooked” and attending clubs bi-weekly. (yes, those WERE the days my friends..). As is true of many, a broken teenage heart inspired his first original song and was also instrumental in the forming of a duo performing in the mid 70’s. Losing touch with folk outlets after arriving in Australia, a spare bedroom wall became the audience for his self-penned songs until venturing out again, as recently as 6yrs ago. Now a committee member of the WAFF (W.A. Folk Federation), the Wanneroo Folk Club and becoming a familiar face at MFnBC, David will present a mixture of his musical preferences, background and history.
ACT. 2. SUE SUMMERS (Guitar-Vocals-Stomp) Suffering a seemingly common affliction among performers, Sue, a Perth born native, described herself as “painfully shy and introverted” in earlier years. Unable to suppress the deep seated love of music, the desire to perform finally enticed her to take the leap of faith and step onto the stage. Initially attracted by the vocal harmonies created by The Beatles, Abba and general 70’s / 80’s pop culture, the discovery of alternative individual female vocalists such as Emmy Lou Harris and Lucinda Williams added another direction to her listening and dimension to performance. Interpreting songs from a personal record collection plus an original or two, Sue, ever the introvert, invites audience participation…preferably in vocal harmony ! Unable to tie herself to any particular genre and making her first appearance at MFnBC, Sue is now in regular demand and performs “delicate folk songs to pop classics, all delivered with love”…and we can ask no more than that.
ACT. 3. SAM BLIGHT and FRIENDS. When asked to suggest a finger-style acoustic guitarist, playing in the Celtic / Traditional mode in Perth, one name comes to mind immediately. Beginning his affair with the guitar aged 13, Sam Blight (Guitar-Vocals) was composing his own tunes by 16. The introduction to British folk revival bands Steeleye Span, Pentangle and Fairport Convention played a huge part in his admiration for the genre but, after finding guitar-picking wizards Leo Kotke and Leon Renbourne, he finally threw away the plectrums. Gathering further insight into alternative tunings and the “dark arts of Celtic chordality” from one Ged Foley (of UK notoriety), Sam now has several well received recordings to his name and currently plays with the Perth Scottish Fiddles ensemble, as do those joining Sam for this presentation.
From Perth, Scotland, Alan Malcom (Fiddle-Mandolin-Vocals) has a long and varied history of playing traditional music, from Ceilidh bands in Scotland to Irish bands in Tasmania and locally with bands Twisted Herring and Hot Toddy.
Andrew Heard (Fiddle-Mandolin-Vocals) the multi-instrumentalist who joins Sam and Alan is a former member of the vocal team “Men of the West” and also currently playing with P.S.Fiddles.
This ensemble suggests we may be in for some of the good ol’, high energy, “diddly diddly”, ….
ACT. 4.MARTIN & COOLE. The name Jon Cope (Guitar-Mandolin-Vocals) will no doubt be familiar to most in Perth’s folk scene. Since beginning in the 80’s at the now defunct Peninsula Hotel Club performing mainly traditional songs, he has been either responsible for, or part of Perth’s major folk bands since then, including: The Fling, Press Gang, Blue Celts, a founding member of Perth’s infamous shanty team The Focsle’ Firkins, plus the current family ensemble we present.
In 2017 Jon and partner Emma Birkett (Ukulele-Vocals) released “the Roaring Gimlet”, a CD of original songs described as “folk, swing, blues”. Featuring the rarely seen Chinese Yangquin (multi-stringed instrument played with stick “hammers”) and bamboo flute’s, the well received album earned the nickname, “country and eastern”. In January 2020, prior to performances in Finland, of all places, the two became three when son Reuben Cope (Electric Piano) joined the duo to become the family trio of Martin & Coole, a name derived from the manufacturer of the treasured Guitar and Ukulele used by Jon and Emma. The keyboard has yet to be formerly introduced. We welcome the return of this ensemble after a mere 3 years since their last appearance at MFnBC !
Another date not to be missed !
We look forward to sharing the evening with you and hope to see you all there.
The usual crew will be in attendance…
Doors Open: 6.45pm. Show commence 7.30 / 10.30pm
Full Bar service available now with “card” facilities.
As per usual, we have LIMITED capacity and refusing entry is never an envious task. First come, best dressed.
Saturday 22nd May (TBC)
— Folk In Mandurah
The next Soiree will be held on Saturday 22nd May at our place, starting at 2.30p.m., COVID requirements permitting. If, because of any of these requirements, a change of date is required, I will advise by email a.s.a.p.
The theme will be: Natural or Geographical features. Please remember that the theme is advisory only, any reference, no matter how oblique, is great!! Looking forward to catching up with you,
Look forward to hearing from you, Ian and Lusy Long email@example.com.
Sunday 23rd May
— Matildas Music Club (twice Monthly, 2nd & 4th Sunday)
Open mic music club.
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.
— Merriwa Acoustic Music Club (monthly, 4th Tuesday)
Contact: Oakyfolky@msn.com with questions or comments
— Bluegrass Parkway.
Live in ’45 Ole Time Radio Show. Kalamunda Performing rts Centre, Canning Rd, Kalamunda
Tickets $30 from StickyTickets.com.au
— Scotland Will Flourish .
The concert has once again been forced to postpone, partiallly due to covid restriction and possible lockdowns. Hopefully it can be sceduled for a later date when things are a bit more positive and less restrictive.
4-6 June 2021
— The Denmark Festival of Voice.
Denmark Arts is delighted to announce the return of the Denmark Festival of Voice for 2021. After launching Australia’s Tiny Festival Movement in 2020 due to the coronavirus, it is exciting, albeit slightly challenging, for the festival to be able to move forward at 75% venue capacity in line with the recently updated Western Australian COVID restrictions. We’ve been holding off until the 50% venue capacity was upgraded to 75%. As festival goers would know, our venues are wonderfully intimate spaces – fabulous for festival audiences who believe in real connection, but not so viable at 50% capacity! But we’re now going ahead, so get your ticket quick, as they are limited.
And do we have some scrumptious guests for the 75% of you who jump in! Starting again with a free Nongar Opening Ceremony, we are also thrilled to announce the presence of Tyson Yunkaporta, Dr Noel Nannup, Kavisha Mazella, Lucky Oceans and David Milroy, with the amazing Carl Panuzzo leading this year’s Big Sing. Stay tuned for the full program.
More info on: www.denmarkfestivalofvoice.com.au
Friday 11th June
— Wanneroo Folk Club (2nd Friday Monthly)
There will also be a couple of floor spots but they are the surprise acts for the night so you will have to come along to find out!!
Doors open 7pm for a 7:30pm start.
Sorry but you will need to COVID register at the door
Admission $10 ($8 for WAFF members). (entry for Sing-A-Round nights $5/$3)
Dorchester Hall, cnr Dugdale and Dorchester St, Warwick
Email: John Ralph
SUNDAY 20th June (3rd Sunday)
— Jackadders Music Club
NOTE the new VENUE: The Perth Horse and Pony Club, 171 Jon Sanders Drive (entrance opposite Selby St North, Herdsman.) We’ll put a sign up on Jon Sanders Drive.
TIME: 2.30 – 5PM
COST: $12 Adults Children free. For more information call 0412 777 061 or firstname.lastname@example.org
— Nanga Music Festival.
Nanga Bush Camp
Price: free (TBC) · Duration: 2 days
A one-venue acoustic music festival in the beautiful Western Australian jarrah forest. Concerts, workshops, sessions, wood fires, food and more!
4th-7th March 2021 (TBC)
— Nannup Music Festival 2021.
Stall Applications: Food and market stall applications open on 9th November 2021 and forms will be available on our website.
Volunteers: Volunteer applications for the 2022 festival, will open in December.
More info: email: email@example.com
Phone: (08) 9756 1511