In This Issue
On May 31
the Boite music café will host a musical party to mark 30 years of work with
music and musicians in the Great Hall of the National Gallery in Melbourne, under the
famous Leonard French stained glass ceiling. In its 30 year history the Boite
has hosted artist such as Alfredo Rolando Ortiz, the worlds most recorded harp
player, from Paraguay.
Making a Difference has, for over ten years, changed the lives of young people
through the power of music and the creative arts. MMAD's aim is to inspire,
develop and empower young people to reach their full potential using music and
the creative arts.
National Film and Sound Archive, National Folk Recording Award has been won by
Fred Smith in collaboration with the Spooky Men's Chorale for their album Urban
Sea Shanties. Both Fred Smith and the Spooky Men's Chorale are well-known
Australian folk music performers, but this is their first collaboration.
Warfield, arguably Ireland's
greatest living balladeer has released a new double album 'On the One Road', a
mixture of classic Irish songs and music with his new band, The Young Wolfe
Montefiore, protégé of the famous musical instrument maker Peter Biffin, is
quickly establishing himself as one of Australia's most innovative
luthiers, developing and refining his classical and festival guitars.
of Australian and New
Zealand artists have performed over five
nights at the Southwest Music Festival in Austin Texas.
player Mike Kerin is becoming more and more famous as he returned home in
January as the 2009 National Fiddle Champion.
formerly of Festival Sound is about to make a comeback. Guy will be launching
his comeback with a celebration of great music performed by local musicians.
The Presbyterian Ladies
College has paid tribute to their
Scottish Heritage during Sydney's
Anzac Day parade through the city streets. This is the second year in the
parade for the 20 strong Pipes and Drums band.
Seeger, singer, songwriter, musician and activist turned 90 on Sunday, May 3,
2009. In celebration of the event and Pete's musical influence, community
concerts were held worldwide.
Performing Arts was started by West Gosford Rotary Club 17 years ago and has
now been with Laycock Street Theatre for three years. The aim is to assist all Central Coast youths in advancing their
Folk Alliance Australia
has recently appointed a new National Co-ordinator.
Peninsula Folk Club is celebrating 25 years since Even Webb first started the
Peninsula Folk Club.
Watson's Monday evening Folk Show is streamed around the world from Narrabri to
News and Reviews
- Apollo Bay Music Festival 2009
- National Folk Festival 2009
- The National Celtic Festival
- The Newstead Folk Festival
- Karuah River of Music Festival
- Illawarra Folk Festival
- The National Windjam
In Didj 'n'
- 2008 ARIA multi-award winner
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
- Naomi Pigram relative of Broome's
famous Pigram Brothers
- Black Pearl, River Bank and
Shades of Brindle singer Johnny Huckle
- The Charcoal Club
- Darwin's Leah Flanagan
- Tagai College Choir
collaboration with the Sydney Children's Choir
Music Events Calendar
- Central Coast Bush Dance and
Music Association second Formal Colonial Theme Ball
- Morris: a life with bells is a
feature-length comedy movie that follows the fortunes of one the leading
Morris teams in England.
- The Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy
Perspective: The Beez - Portrait of a band at the end of a very long road
Folk: Megan Rowe interviews Folk Music veteran Rhiannon Saxon
poet's monthly meeting has again been a huge success with 57 people at the
April meeting all praising the event.
May 27, Live Poets @ Don Bank will meet at 6 Napier St North Sydney
with special guest Leigh Blackmore.
Songwriting Competition Announces 2008 Winners
Around by Sean Kenan
- Karuah River Music Festival
- Bluegrass Club Inaugural Meet
- New QLD Jam at Palmwood Bowls
- National Folk Festival
- Melbourne's bluegrass band Coolgrass
- Phil Edgeley - Then and Now
- Morgan Mckay - Winter's Turn
- Camoon - Camoon
- Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club and Friends - A Long
Way From Home
- Azadi - Songs of Liberation
- Pearls and Emeralds - The
- John Hall and Rick Van Krugel -
Been All Around the World
- Inka Marka - Shaman
- Life of Brine - The Roaming
- 8 Ball Aitken - Rebel With a
- Cow - Sunset Posse
- Lana De Angelis - I Stay
- Tomas Hamilton and Naven Band -
Glasnevins Grey Walls
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