More and more 'live' events are happening these days alongside the mediated ones. Do let us know of events that we should be telling people about. - Julie
'Live' events are in green. 'Mediated' events are in yellow. Hybrid 'live' + 'mediated' events are in blue.
Volunteers Needed for Good Folk
Good Folk is a two-day concert series, bringing together the folk community in Queanbeyan & beyond, to experience exceptional performances, celebrate folk culture while supporting musicians & local businesses. We are looking for enthusiastic people with customer service, stage management, practical & leadership skills to join our little team. All volunteering opportunities will be a minimum of two 4-hour shifts. Each volunteer will receive an exclusive Good Folk branded t-shirt & a merchandise gift pack as well as the opportunity to help out on an event that will bring Good Folk back together. Opportunities are limited! To find out more or to apply visit the website.
Singers & Actors needed for a musical
Philip Feinstein is currently writing a musical about refugees in detention and the various issues faced by them. The project is about 90% complete and will hopefully generate income for refugees both in Australia and Burundi. He does not intend to take any money at all.
Being a musical it requires singers and actors. If this interests you or your friends/family/kids, please contact Philip(0415 221 000).
Calendar of Events
Monday 15 February
Songwriting Society of Australia Showcase - 7.30pm
Kellys On King (285 King St, Newtown)
Acts: At Arms Length, Grant Jones, Jo Kerr, Allan Crew, Russell Neal (host) - FREE SPOTS
The Rhythm Singlet - 8pm. ahhhhhhhh, I have been thinking about this. it's groove equivalent to singlet theory. what's going on? with groove, with time, with signatures, with cross rhythms, with everything? what do all the numbers mean? how do you get better at rhythm? we will explore this, in real time, luxuriously, and purely with feet, hands, and voices. oh, I have been thinking about this. all things are, as usual, at website. - Stephen Taberner.
NEWCASTLE: Helen Hopcroft - 7.30pm
Poetry at the PubFeatured poet is creative dynamo Helen Hopcroft - artist, writer & producer. She holds a Masters degree from the Royal College of Art & a Creative Writing PhD from the University of Newcastle. In early 2020, she was selected for a L’AiR Arts multi-artform residency in Paris. After returning from Paris, Helen created a solo exhibition, The Re-enchantment, for Maitland Regional Art Gallery, tour managed The Road to Tibooburra, & produced Space Junk!, a super 8 film starring Steve Kilbey (The Church). She’s currently producing a cabaret show, Mad Bitches Inc., for the 2021 Newcastle Fringe Festival.
Membership of Poetry at the Pub is an annual $5 - entitling you to submit a poem to our annual anthology. 3rd & 5th Monday of every month.
7.30-9.30pm. Musicians & MFS members $6, others $8. Maximum number of people in hall is 33. Kitchen is closed. Bring your own food & water, etc. Toilets will be open & there will be sanitiser wipes & hand bottles. Remember to socially distance 1.5m. Be aware of others & don’t encroach.
The Blues Wranglers will be Ross M Fear’s studio guests on Alive 90.5 fm Australian Spectrum Show, featuring their new self-titled album 'The Blues Wranglers'. (There will be a live launch of the album on 26 February, 8pm, at The Old Pub, Woy Woy. The album was recorded at Damien Gerard Studios, West Gosford.) In 2018, after jamming together at the Central Coast Blues Society, The Blues Wranglers came together as a six piece band of blues lovers led by Trent Taylor (vocals, guitar) & Les (The Birdman) Blundell (blues harmonica). Dan Batton (guitar) & Belinda Taylor (keys) broaden the sound, with the experienced Wayne Lawler (bass) & Al Smith (drums) driving the band. Original compositions as well as blues favourites from Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters through to early Fleetwood Mac & ZZ Top, etc.
Tales from the High Stool - 9pm. Presented by Pádraig Ó Cuinn on 2RRR with interviews with people involved in local & global music. Podcasts online after each show. Send suggestions for music, suitable guest etc. to Patrick.
The Classic Singlet- 8pm. The classic singlet, it’s back! Join up to 500 participants worldwide in warm ups, the learning and singing of a song, a little drink break, and then a bit of sharing: thoughts, knitted things, flags, or snippets of music from you, possibly finishing with a dance track. All things are, as usual, at website. - Stephen Taberner.
Classic Folk - 9-10pm, 2NURFM, with Phil Bates and Jane Klein.
Lounge Sessions presents 'Unlucky In Love', a show by local duo Lost In Translation. A unique duo of piano accordion & tenor, unplugged, with gusto, humour & occasional overacting. Neil & John explore the many facets of love expressed in Italian opera & folk music with a short side trip to musical theatre & film. Simple, unpretentious & joyous. Supported by Abhaya, a local singer songwriter, recently moved from Melbourne. After spending the past year in a state of flux between places he has been working on an album which will be coming out soon.
Moussa Diakité was part of the golden era of Malian music in the '70s & ‘80s, performing with some of Africa’s best, incl. Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare, Toumani Diabaté & the Super Rail Band de Bamako. Showcasing the diverse styles of Moussa’s playing, from Afro reggae to Afro funk & traditional Wassoulou. Moussa’s driving lead guitar effortlessly navigates throughout, incorporating elements of Congolese, highlife, Afro beat, Cuban, blues, & jazz. .“One of the finest guitarists I've ever heard.” (Lloyd Bradford Syke - Australian Stage).
Due to COVID-19 Restrictions all tickets must be part of a table booking, to ensure social distancing. We are running at substantially reduced capacity & offer tables of 2 ($40 - $20 per ticket), 4 ($80) or 8 ($160). (Sticky Tickets booking fee not included.)
Session 1: 6-8pm, Show 6.30pm (60-70 mins) Session 2: 8.30-10.30pm, Show 9pm
Please book carefully - no refunds, credits or exchanges! Under-18s must be with an adult. Fully licensed - NO BYO. Delicious food (incl. pizza!) available. Bookings.
"Snez seems to be able to cut to the heart of the matter not only lyrically, but live on stage." We're proud to feature Snez this month as she tours her new album 'Fisher on the Sea', which should be available for sale on the night.
Support act will be Sydney Scottish Fiddlers, a group of musicians who meet once a month to learn & play Scottish tunes. Let's be entertained by endearing Scottish music. Some floor spots available, please contact Barry email@example.com.
$25. BYO drinks & nibbles - tea & coffee provided. Candle lit venue, tables can be booked. Our normal COVID-19 precautions apply, so be prepared to sign in with the Service NSW app (or website) & to practise physical distancing. Bookings required, with Bob. Queue for entry from 7.30pm.
Darren Jack Band - 8pm
Darren Jack Band, with Special Guest Rex Goh. Multiple award-winning Blues artist Darren Jack has been electrifying with his signature powerhouse Rock ‘n’ Blues & original music for the last 20 years. Has 5 Australian Blues Music Awards, & represented Australia in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2013 & 2015. Darren was the driving force behind award-winning band, Third Degree, which introduced Blues enthusiasts to his powerful vocals & exceptional guitar artistry. From blistering, gut wrenching blues to smooth melodies to soothe your soul. Darren Jack (guitar, vocals); Rex Goh (guitar); Stan Mobbs (bass); Rosscoe Clark (drums).
Worldwide Folk - 2-4pm, VOX FM. Presented by Roger Fyfe.
Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival. If you can't be there check out the Live Stream. Five stages, 5 links, available through BMUF Facebook. Newcastle's ClydeStreet band play in the Cultural Centre at 3pm.
Monsieur Camembert- 6.30pm + 9pm
Monsieur Camembert. “Simply the best Gypsy band in the land!” (SMH). They have received standing ovations around the globe, from Montreux Jazz Festival to the International Leonard Cohen Festival! An "intoxicating blend of jazz, Gypsy Swing, Latin & East European influences - bring your Cossack boots & prepare to dance” (The Age). With sensitivity, virtuosity, & extraordinary energy, the Triple ARIA Award winning band brilliantly weaves Gypsy with other World Music styles, for an original & intoxicating blend. Russian Gypsy songs, tango & klezmer, Gypsy swing, Latin grooves.
Session 1: 6-8pm, Show 6.30pm (60-70 mins) Session 2: 8.30-10.30pm, Show 9pm
Due to COVID-19 Restrictions all tickets must be part of a table booking. To ensure social distancing we can offer tables of 2, 4 or 8, with tickets @ $45: eg Table of 2 - $90. Does not include Sticky Tickets booking fee. Please book carefully - no refunds, credits or exchanges! Under-18s must be with an adult. Fully licensed - NO BYO. Delicious food (incl. pizza!) available. Tickets.
Mark Lucas with David Bruce (banjo/vocals) at Sappho Books Bar & Café, Glebe. 7.30 to 10.30pm
Sunday 21 February
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. Presented this week by Gerry Myerson.
The Corona Ensemble 'Live from Humph Hall' - 1.30pm
The Corona, a group of eight string players, will be streaming 'live' to the Internet (via YouTube) a free concert of mostly instrumental popular, folk & classical music.
To watch all you have to do is click here or type 'humph.org/stream' into your browser. Or, if you are on a smart phone, tablet or TV, simply go to YouTube and search for 'Live from Humph Hall'.
If you are going to watch you are invited to send Wayne an email and he'll give you a personal 'shout out' during the concert!. :-)
Cocina del Barrio 526 King St, Newtown
Acts so far: Kon Natalizi, Shannon McGrath, Darren Bennett, Russell Neal, Lance Aligiannis, Neil Townsend (host) - FREE SPOTS