A listing of upcoming mediated (+ 'live'!) NSW folk events for you to enjoy during your isolation View in browser
Events 14-20 September

Although there are still relatively few 'live' folk events taking place, there are plenty of 'mediated' experiences for us to enjoy including community radio and more active Zoom on-line meetings/sing-alongs. Do let us know of other such events that we should be telling people about. - Julie

Please Note - 'Live' events are in green.

Calendar of Events

Monday 14 September

Alone Together Choir - [CANCELLED FOR THIS WEEK ONLY) 1-2pm. With Christina Mimmocchi. Go to web site for info.

SongsOnStage Songwriters/OpenMic7.30pm
Kellys On King (285 King St, Newtown)


Acts (so far): Chester Travers, Allan Crew, Kenneth D'Aran, John Wright, Jo Kerr, James Lyon (host)

Facebook event. Email Russell Neal or go to his Facebook page for more info.

Tuesday 15 September

NEWCASTLE: Hunter Bush Poets - 6-8pm. An evening of Bush Poetry & Yarns - featuring Local Poets Including David Melville & Ron Brown. Bring your Poems & your friends & enjoy a great evening. Seven Seas Hotel, 149 Cowper St, Carrington. 6-8pm. Details, Ron Brown 0427 261 313

SongsOnStage Songwriters/OpenMic - 7.30-10.30pm

Gladstone Hotel
572 Marrickville Rd, Dulwich Hill.


Acts (so far): Elizabeth Hylton, Steve Clark, Dave Turner, Black Sea Blues, Paul Connolly, James Lyon (host). Limited numbers, social distancing still applies! 

Facebook event. Email Russell Neal or go to his Facebook page for more info.

Battle of the BandsOnStage7.30pm
Kellys On King (285 King St, Newtown)


7.30: The Second Answer
8.30: Sic Parvis Magna
9.30: Barefoot Freddies
Host: Lance Aligiannis

Facebook event. Book redeemable tickets at Eventbrite.

Massive Singlet - 8pm, The classic singlet, the first singlet, the purest singlet. Our much embraced regular star guests, Jack & Naomi will be joined by another secret guest for the the Monkee’s classic song ”I’m a believer” (which was written by Neil Diamond, in case you didn’t know…). We hope to have the sheet music available within 24 hours. Book on the web site.

Australian Spectrum Show - 9pm, Presented by Ross M Fear on Alive 90.5 fm and on Facebook.  Listen worldwide online.

Wednesday 16 September

World Music Singing for Mums & Bubs, 9am. Presented by Miriam Lieberman

ASA Wax Lyrical - 7-10.30pm, Zoom session. Facebook event. Acts (so far): Angie Thornton, Peter Granton, Allan Crew, John Wright, John Maddox, Kenneth D'Aran, Russell Neal (host). (ORIGINALS ONLY!  Everyone is welcome to play, you don't have to be a member of the Songwriting Society of Australia.)

Email Russell Neal or go to his Facebook for more info or to book in to play.

Classic Folk - 9-10pm, 2NURFM, with Phil Bates and Jane Klein.

Thursday 17 September

SongsOnStage Songwriters/OpenMic. 7-10pm.

Captain Cook Hotel
33-35 Kent St, Millers Point.


Acts: Elizabeth Hylton, Leo Anthony, Steve Walsh, Tim Leach, Tim Walmsley,,Peter Granton, John Wright, NovaBossa, Dave Turner, Kenneth D'Aran, John Chesher (host). 

Facebook event. Contact Russell for more information or to book in to play.

Massive Singlet (Ukulele Edition) - 9pm, The ukelele singlet returns! as always, it’ll be a quirky and passionate descent into Taberner’s world of uke, presented by one who is musically literate and opinionated, but a relative newcomer at the instrument, hence, an idiot savant.  Book on the web site.

Friday 18 September

World Music Singing for Mums & Bubs - 9am. Presented by Miriam Lieberman

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Folk Club - 8pm

Adder's Fork

The band members of Adder's Fork enjoy nothing more than sitting down to have tea and cake together . . . oh, and they enjoy playing music together too. They are passionate about songs which tell stories, conjuring rich tales of witches, kings, whales and evil water spirits and enjoying the response from their audience in the process. 

The band is based on the north shore of Sydney and they regularly play at festivals, markets and libraries. Their music is inspired by the Celtic folk tradition but they also like to weave in classical and rock elements. They write a lot of their own songs but also play familiar, traditional tunes. You can find them on Facebook, @adderfork, although, confusingly, there is another performer using that name from Austria but playing Gothic Metal!

Please book early as numbers will be limited to 30 in total. Register your place with our bookings coordinator, Bob,

Contribution: $25 - BYO drinks & nibbles - tea & coffee provided.

Beatrice Taylor Hall (rear Willow Park Community Centre)
25 Edgeworth David Ave, Hornsby.

Saturday 19 September

SongsOnLine Songwriters/OpenMic - 11am-2pm. Zoom session. Facebook event. Acts (so far): Michael Marker, Shawn Lawrie, Neil Bennett, Eugene Mitchell, Maggie Huang, Musique A Deux, Les Matthews, John Maddox, Kenneth D'Aran, Russell Neal (host). 

Email Russell Neal or go to his Facebook page for more info or to book in to play.

Worldwide Folk - 2-4pm, VOX FM with Roger Fyfe.

Saturday Streaming - 7pm

The Game is Getting Lively - Songs and stories of the Weddin Mountain Bushrangers.

Presented by Chloe & Jason Roweth, online via their Facebook page. Donations welcome via web page.

The Aubrey & Purton Band - 8pm

The Aubrey & Purton Band present their first full band post-COVID gig!

Since teaming up as a busking duo in 2008, Dennis Aubrey & Pete Purton have spent thousands of hours performing at some of Sydney’s best known community events, as well as numerous pubs, clubs, parties and weddings. They have developed a vast repertoire of songs, spanning classic pop from the 1920s to the 1980s, selected hits from recent years, plus their own hilarious originals. Pop from the 50s and 60s is a speciality – like Elvis, Everly Brothers, Beatles, Stones, Dylan, The Band, etc. 

The Aubrey & Purton Band consists of: Dennis Aubrey (guitar, vocals), Pete Purton (ukulele,vocals), Rod Crundwell (keyboard, vocals), John Pye (bass, vocals), Stan Kadlo (drums).

Leichhardt Bowling Club
88-92 Piper St, Lilyfield

Tickets $21. Only 50 available due to Covid-19 restrictions, so book early!

NEWCASTLE: Come All Ye - 7.30-10.30pm. 

Newcastle & Hunter Valley Folk Club. Enquiries
Merewether Uniting Church Hall
178 Glebe Road, Newcastle

Sunday 20 September

Whirled Wide - 1pm, Fine Music 102.5 FM, with Linda Marr.

SongsOnStage Songwriters/OpenMic - 2-4pm. 

Cocina del Barrio
526 King St, Newtown 

Email Russell Neal or go to his Facebook page for more info or to book in to play.

LIVE OpenMic - 4pm. Diamond Dogs Lounge at Dapto. See Facebook or call 02 4288 4730.

Massive Naked Singlet - 7pm.  Book on the web site.

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