Items for Folkmail - Due to a reorganisation of roles within the Folkmail team, in the future please send all items for inclusion in Folkmail to Wayne. And don't forget to also send in your suggestions for Folkmail's 'Video of the Week' (see below).
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.
'Live' events are in green. 'Mediated' events are in yellow. Hybrid 'live' + 'mediated' events are in purple.
Bush Traditions - Bundanoon Sessions - 10-13 June
Focussed Sessions (eg Ralph - Wall to Wall Waltzes)
Informal Sessions (what you make of then)
Spotlight Sessions (like a Singabout)
Singing Sessions (Dengate, Shanties, etc)
BMC Tune Practice Session for Beecroft dance in July
Get set for a weekend of great music and fine wine in the picturesque winter wonderland of Orange. This beautiful and historic township plays host to the best of the Central West’s music scene, alongside Australia’s most electrifying jazz artists across the June long weekend 2022.
Meander between music venues, discover historic sites, boutique food and brews or explore the wine trails of the region and quaint surrounding villages in this three-day festival.
Just four hours drive from Sydney, three hours from Canberra, and five hours from Newcastle, the Orange Winter Jazz Festival is the perfect weekend escape. More info.
Minstrels Gallery - 6pm. Folk music program is broadcast every Monday, 6-8pm Sydney time. The program can be heard locally on Highland FM 107.1, & streaming.
Musical Pairs - 7.30-9pm
Come & sing some of the best-loved duets from popular music history. From Frank & Nancy to Ella & Satchmo, from Cash & Ronstadt to Elton & Kiki.
North Sydney Community Centre’s choir continues this term in the much-loved format of part joyous singalong, part choir in harmony. It’s easy, so everyone can join in. If you want the challenge, there are harmonies & solos as possibilities.
Russell Vincent will host. Let Russell know if you'd like to play.
Playford Dancing - 7.30pm. 1st Tuesday of the month (Feb-Dec). All dances are called and walked through and live musicians make this a very enjoyable evening.
$10 - Contact Julie (9524 0247)
Tritton Hall - Hut 44 Addison Road Community Centre 142 Addison Road, Marrickville
Nick Charles Livestream Concert - 8pm
Known internationally as “Australia’s virtuoso of acoustic blues and roots guitar music” and with over 25 years touring the world playing festivals and concerts and nearly a dozen critically acclaimed albums, Nick Charles’ music is a must for lovers of great blues and roots guitar music.
Join Nick as he livestreams an intimate concert of traditional and original instrumentals and songs from his home to yours.
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 and playing live in the studio is the musical trio who kicked off this year's Sydney Fleadh, Kejafi.
Kejafi takes listeners on a musical journey inspired by the music, dance and piping from the Scottish Highlands and far flung islands at the northern edge of the world. A repertoire of traditional and original tunes and songs celebrate a deep Australian and Scottish connection, performed with an exciting, fresh ensemble of dual fiddles, an octave mandolin and haunting vocals lamenting lost love and telling tales of the battlefield.
Send suggestions for music, suitable guest etc. to Patrick.
Australian Spectrum Show - 9pm Alive 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.
Thursday 9 June
Peter Miller-Robinson - 6pm
Peter Miller-Robinson performs as part of the Local Vocal concert series at Wylie’s Baths, Coogee. Peter is a fine songwriter and performer and his wry, intelligent songs keep getting more astute. Come and hear him with a percussionist to drive that rhythm home.
Enjoy local, original music under cover against the backdrop of the ocean. 6pm. BYO, food for sale. Info & tickets.
Russell Neal will host. Let Russell know if you would like to play.
Bach, Debussy & Saint-Saens - 2pm
Accomplished flautist, Kim Falconer will be accompanied by pianist Alan Hicks as they return to St. John’s to give a varied and beautiful recital in the Church space.
Also featured for the Bach flute duet is Merryl Neille making her St. John’s debut. Entry is by note donation and, as usual, the recital will be followed by the famous St John’s Afternoon Tea. More info. 9971 8694 [9:30am-2:00pm Mon-Fri])
Worldwide Folk - 2-4pm. Illawarra Folk Club has supported local community radio station VOX FM 106.9 for many years. The Club presents a folk music programme every Saturday. This week's presenter is Yvonne O'Grady.
Troubadour Club Performers Concert - 7pm
Join club members and other local folk and acoustic musicians as they perform on-stage. Musicians, poets, reciters and other brave performers share the stage to show us their best. There’s also a blackboard program of short or spontaneous performances. Refreshments/snacks will be provided for a gold coin donation, or bring your own. Second Saturday of every month.
Anna and Gino take you on a journey beyond The Girl from Ipanema, exploring songs of beauty, sorrow, irreverence and joy. Come and lose yourself in the music of Brazil and more.
"Unaffected, Warm-hearted" - SMH
“An outstanding artist!” - Jazz Scene
Anna Salleh has a passion for Brazilian music - from Bossa Nova to Afro-Samba - and has become one of Sydney’s much loved exponents of these styles, with her repertoire including original tunes that draw on this tradition as well.
Gino Pengue is a much sought-after guitarist who plays in Anna’s quartet Serafina as well with other groups including multicultural Marsala. He shares Anna’s love for Brazilian music and his sensitive playing perfectly complements her vocal artistry and natural feel.
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.
Song of the Ocean - 1pm
Maria Lindsay is very excited to announce the premiere of her new work "Song of the Ocean", which she wrote for the Sydney Biennale!
Like many Australians, she is deeply drawn to the ocean, so working on this was for her an absolute joy! It is made up of four short pieces - The Heartbeat, The Song, The Dance and The Horizon. It is a blend of soundscapes and melodies describing our oceans, from its depths and vastness to its grand - as well as its tiniest and playful - inhabitants, as well as the soaring song itself.
This event is very casual - and free of charge! The idea is for everyone to gather among the ocean-based artworks at the Biennales's Rivus exhibition at Pier 1/2. The performance will start at 1pm and will be finished by 1.30, so you might like to plan a further viewing of the galleries, or just a harbourside coffee and stroll. More info.
Nick Charles - 6.30pm
Australia’s virtuoso of acoustic blues and roots guitar music in concert.