Only a few things happening this week. 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.
From Stephen Taberner
"while we were not doing very much, we made a thing, we'd like you to watch it. it's us, singing 'in my room', in our rooms. we like it. it's here."
Australia's 'Forty Degrees South'will be performing for the Folklore Society of Greater Washington next Monday (11th) Sydney time. Here is how the FSGW have promoted this virtual event in the US:
"four glorious voices sonically & physically together! Enjoy an evening of robust sea chanteys. live from Australia. Forty Degrees South excels in performing full throated, gloriously gutsy harmony singing."
Doors for this free virtual concert open at 11am (Sydney time), Concert begins at 11.30am. Register if you'd like to view the performance.
Folk Federation Fund. DONATIONS to this fund can be used according to our charter & are TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Regular Folk Programs
Australian Spectrum Show - 9pm, Tuesdays. Presented by Ross M Fear on Alive 90.5 fm. Listen online. Streaming worldwide.
Classic Folk - 9-10pm, Wednesdays on 2NURFM, with Phil Bates and Jane Klein.
Focus on Folk on 102.5 FM, now at 5pm, on 1st Saturdays. The Folk Federation's monthly Folk Radio program. Focus on Folk can now also be heard up to one week later.
Worldwide Folk on VOX FM 106.9, 2-4pm, Illawarra Folk Club's Saturday Folk Radio program, also streamed online. Various presenters.
Whirled Wide, world music on 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. Sundays at 1pm. Various presenters.
Calendar of Events
Tuesday 5 January
Australian Spectrum Show - 9pm. Presented by Ross M Fear on Alive 90.5 fm. Listen online. Streaming worldwide.
Wednesday 6 January
Nollaig na mBan - 7pm
Women's Christmas - Celebrating Irish & Australian women In poetry, song, drama & music.
Classic Folk - 9-10pm, 2NURFM, with Phil Bates and Jane Klein.
Friday 8 January
Ian ‘The Pump’ Macintosh - 8pm
Ian is this month's Zoom session guest for Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Folk Club. Ian, stalwart & founding member of The Wheeze & Suck Band & its current incarnation Traditional Graffiti, known for bringing traditional, ceremonial & contemporary folk material to life with warmth, humour & great energy. Hailing from Oxford, Ian is an artist & traditional dancer who started his performing career in the early 1970s.
The Pump is also known for his dress collection, an affectation from his Morris dancing days. He performs traditional material & original songs on guitar & melodeon. We'll hear some of Ian’s great originals such as 'The day the Virgin Mary came to Coogee'.
Join the Zoom Meeting using this link or directly on Zoom using Meeting ID: 873 4455 4694. There will be a 'waiting room' so don't give up & leave.
Daniel Champagne - 8pm
Daniel Champagne, the young Australian-born, world-acclaimed guitar virtuoso & singer songwriter, in his only Sydney show! He began writing songs at 12, training classically in his teens & performing wherever he could, developing his renowned dynamite live show.
He has 4 studio albums, tours around the globe with over 300 shows a year, has played some of the biggest festivals & shared stages with Tommy Emmanuel, INXS, John Butler, Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco, Judy Collins, Rodrigo y Gabriela.
$26. Bookings essential. Limited tickets due to Covid-19 restrictions!
Saturday 9 January
Worldwide Folk - 2-4pm, VOX FM with Yvonne O'Grady
Sunday 10 January
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.
Are YOU a member of the Folk Federation of NSW?
Folkmail is issued as a service to members of the Folk Federation of NSW Inc. If you are receiving it, and are a lapsed member, or not a member at all:
1. Please consider joining/rejoining. Details 2. Support folk music in NSW by 'attending' some of these events!