Please Note: The format for Folkmail is a weekly (Mon-Sun) listing of folk related events listed in chronological order. Some of you might find that your email client requires you to click on a 'View entire message' link to see the last day or so's events. - Julie
'Live' events are in green. 'Mediated' events are in yellow. Hybrid 'live' + 'mediated' events are in purple.
Bush Traditions Sessions - 10th-13th June
The Bush Traditions committee decided that dancing was still too risky this year so the Bundanoon DanceFest has been cancelled. Some regular musicians however have requested a music weekend in its place.
Essentially we are planning a music sessions weekend with time slots allocated to some focussed sessions eg Tunes of Eileen McCoy, Sea Shanties, etc and other informal sessions.
Russell Vincent will host. Let Russell know if you'd like to play.
Tales from the High Stool - 9pm
Pádraig Ó Cuinn hosts this program on 2RRR with interviews with people involved in local & global music. Guests are invited into a virtual 'pub' to sit on 'The High Stool', & discuss music, musical influences, & whatever they like, with their virtual 'bar-person'.
Pádraig's guest this week is the federal member for Watson and shadow minister for the Arts Tony Burke MP. As well as being the Manager of opposition business, Tony is well known for his love of music, he’s a musician and is well known for keeping musical instruments in his parliamentary office. At the beginning of the pandemic, Tony was up front and centre in campaigning for the performing arts sector and for those working in the “gig” economy to not be left behind and excluded from the job keeper allowance! Alas many were!
Paul Fletcher (Federal Minister for Communications, Urban infrastructure, Cities & The Arts) has also been invited on but graciously declined!
Send suggestions for music, suitable guest etc. to Patrick.
Australian Spectrum Show - 9pmAlive 90.5 FM, presented by Ross M Fear every Tuesday night. Check Facebook for details of the program tonight.
NEWCASTLE: Classic Folkprogram on 2NURFM, Wednesdays, 9-10pm. Folk music - classic songs & emerging artists, from the Australian folk scene & around the world - Phil Bates & Jane Klein bring you the best of folk.
Russell isn't sure whether he'll run this. Let Russell know if you are keen to attend!
Mothers of the Nation - 8pm
The Mothers of the Nation Band developed from a 2019 project to deliver original songs for the 200th anniversary of the Parramatta Female Factory. The Factory is the earliest female convict site in Australia and was a prison, marriage bureau and place of hardship and loss for over 9,000 female convicts.
Band members Rosie McDonald, Cliona Molins, Jacqueline McPhee and Nigel Lever will deliver a show based on the songs and stories of hope, resilience and survival of the female convicts and other strong women in history.
$20/$18 BYO drinks & nibbles - tea & coffee provided. For table bookings contact Bob.
Continental Blues & Boogaloo Party - 8pm
"Continental" Robert Susz (ex-Dynamic Hepnotics & Mighty Reapers) brings his five-piece Continental Blues & BoOGaloO Party back to Leichhardt Bowlo for another amazing night of Blues, Soul & Downhome Boogaloo!
The band features "Continental" Robert on harmonica & vocals, Rob Wolfe (keyboards), Adam Pringle (guitar), Alex Hewetson (bass) & Antero Ceschin (drums).
Whirled Wide - 1pm, Fine Music 102.5 FM; & live streaming, Showcasing diverse music from cultures around the world, both traditional & modern. It features musicians from all corners of the globe including Australia.