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'Live' events are in green. 'Mediated' events are in yellow. Hybrid 'live' + 'mediated' events are in purple.
Cobargo Folk Festival - Friday 6th - Sunday 8th May
“A FOLK GATHERING”
We’re back! The Cobargo Folk Festival returns next weekend and we're going back to our roots – A 'folk gathering' of folk and roots music lovers – coming together through our shared love of live folk music.
We are hosting around 25 acts on three stages from Friday evening through to Sunday. We will have food and market stalls and a bigger, improved bar area.
With the very real prospect of neither major party gaining a majority in the upcoming election we may well be in for a bout of 'negative politics' from whichever party is on the losing side! This clever, but frighteningly perspective song by The Parody Project serves as a reminder as to what we have to look forward to!
Calendar of Events
Monday 2 May
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.
Russell Vincent will host. Let Russell know if you'd like to play.
Playford Dancing - 7.30pm - the Bush Music Club, Hut 44, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville. 7.30 - 9.30pm. $10 (goes to BMC). Julie Bishop 0432 929 884
Tales from the High Stool - 9pm Pádraig Ó Cuinn hosts this program on 2RRR with interviews with people involved in local & global music. His guest this week is Tyrone Fiddler Edel McBride (Repeat of a couple of weeks ago)
Australian Spectrum Show - 9pmAlive 90.5 FM, presented by Ross M Fear every Tuesday night. Check Facebook for details of the program tonight.
NovaBossa will host. Let Russell know if you'd like to play.
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 5 May
The Third Voice @ Wylie's - 7pm
The Third Voice takes to the stage to wave in Wylie's Baths' Local Vocal series of concerts by local musicians. The Third Voice is three strong female voices, mainly unaccompanied, that weave, harmonise, blend, caterwaul and serenade with new and pre-loved songs to both inspire and soothe. Gemma Turner, Clarita Derwent and Christina Mimmocchi have followed various musical paths including songwriting, a cappella singing, fronting bands and choirs and confronting diverse musical settings. They share a love of voices in harmony and music for the body as well as the mind.
Russell Vincent will host. Let Russell know if you'd like to play.
Johnny G & The E-Types - 8pm
Featuring "Soul Sista # 1", Juliane Di Sisto on vocals, presents the "Women of Soul Revue" a celebratory tribute to some of the most powerful Women of Soul to ever grace the stage: Aretha Franklin ("The Queen of Soul"), Etta James, Dusty Springfield, Mavis Staples, Carla Thomas, Laura Lee, Linda Lyndell, Jean Knight, Sugar Pie DeSanto & more. Visit their web site.
Russell Neal will host. Let Russell know if you would like to play.
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.
The Marais Project - 3pm
'Precious Colours' - launch concert for The Marais Project's latest album, 'Australian Monody.' The composers span from the greats of the past - Henry Purcell, John Dowland, Marin Marais, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Claudio Monteverdi & colonial composer, Isaac Nathan - to works by living composers Carl Vine, Gordon Kerry, Alice Chance, & Michael Nyman. Marais Project singer, Susie Bishop, also contributes an original song as does Jenny Eriksson.
Performers: Russell Harcourt (countertenor) Susie Bishop (voice & violin) Jennifer Eriksson & Cathy Upex (viola da gamba) Tommie Andersson (theorbo, 9 course lute & 9-string classical-era guitar)
Cultural Arts Collective @ Pratten Park Bowling Club present the Miriam Lieberman Trio + special guest Alexi Kaye.
Miriam Lieberman Trio - African influences blend seamlessly with blues-infused melodies & soaring vocal harmonies. Miriam and her trio have regularly featured at festivals around Australia including Woodford Folk Festival, The National Folk Festival (as the NSW showcase act), Fairbridge (WA).
Alexi Kaye - has done all the bits & pieces you’d expect of a singer whose career has spanned over 25 years or so. She’s toured extensively in Australia with two different original bands, performed live on TV with her vocal group KAYA, & on ABC radio in many Australian towns including Richard Glover's drive show in Sydney, won best Blues Artist Award with her Band Extended Family, played at weddings, funerals, concert halls, music festivals, pubs & private shows.
NEWCASTLE: Snez is a guitar playing, contemplative story teller. She is a keen observer & writes about people & places with authenticity. Snez has a swag of accolades over the years having done gigs at numerous Clubs & festivals, & received high praise from music magazine writers & radio stations around the country.
Plus there will be lots of time for ‘Walk Ups’. All events advertised will obviously be with the proviso that Covid restrictions may change things at the last moment. Unless otherwise advised:
7.30 - 10.30 pm (E.D.S.T). $15, Conc. $12, Club Members $10. Kids 16 /under free. (Come-all-ye Concerts $5.) Pre book via ‘Trybooking’ preferred. Link coming soon. BYO supper but tea/coffee will be available.
Sunday 8 May
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.
Russell Neal will host. Let Russell know if you'd like to play.
SNEZ - 3pm
The enchanting songstress known simply as SNEZ returns to Humph Hall.
The music of SNEZ embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms. This enchanting songstress has a forte for describing the experiences of everyday life in a way that resonates with people everywhere, articulating moments of deep pain and pure joy. Coming from a Macedonian working-class family, where stories about hardship, romance, black magic, mysticism and work ethic have been passed down through generations, Snez subtly weaves these influences into her own stories and songs, and in the process produces tantalizingly personal and intimate performances. Visit her web site.
Russell Neal will host. Let Russell know if you would like to play or just turn up.
All People's Republic - 7.30pm
Ellen Price (one of Australia's finest young musicians) together with two brilliant improvising ensembles - Inlay Ensemble + Vermillion Trio
The Inlay Ensemble is a Sydney-based modern string ensemble led by double bassist Elsen Price. The group has featured distinguished musicians such as Adrian Keating, John Napier, Susie Bishop, Romano Crivici and Connor Malanos, bringing together forward-thinking and improvising string players.
Vermillion Trio are an improvisation group traversing the boundaries of classical art music and gritty underground electronica, finding structure in chaos. Playing across Sydney venues including Venue 505 and the Factory Theatre, the trio have built a cult following for their progressive experimentation and have worked with many acclaimed Australian artists.
N.B. All People's Republic events are free with generous donations (cash only) invited & encouraged. Email Nick Shimmin for full details.
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