A listing of upcoming mediated (+ 'live'!) NSW folk events for you to enjoy during your isolation View in browser
Events 7-13 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 - New/seriously revised items are in yellow and this week's calendar, starting with Monday 7 September, is at the bottom.

Other Business

Irish music lessons - Gaelic Club & online. Tuesdays, commencing start of September. Group lessons by Edel McBride. For more information, 0421 639 862 - or see Irish Music Abroad on Facebook/Instagram

We Are Many - stories of Australia's migrants, by Australian National Maritime Museum - registered on the museum's Welcome Wall. Download free copy.

Newcastle & Hunter Valley Folk Club. Here are some links to Facebook Videos of performances at the 'Come All Ye' on 1 August 2020: Clip 1  Clip 2  Clip 3  Clip 4

CANBERRA: John Gardiner-Garden - John is restarting dance classes. at their home studio in Yarralumla - for a minimum & maximum of 8 participants (not counting his family members). The options are: Wednesday evening (SOLD OUT); or Saturday afternoon, 3-5.30pm. The usual 10-week subscription of $120. If response is fast we can start this Saturday 12 September, otherwise the following week. (The first 1/2 hour, foundations needed by beginners; the last, extending the most experienced; & in between. dances that all can enjoy). Please enrol online by Monday 7 September if possible. Contact John 6281 1098 if you have questions.

Hullo to the Naked Singlet - A message from Stephen Taberner:

"good thingammy

we have rebranded sunday's singlet as THE NAKED SINGLET
clothing, however, is strictly compulsory
I'm zingled by the challenge of how much, with just me and a uke, I can get you to sing. so it'll be shorter and zappier.....and almost no part singing (except for a few bits) a good one to invite your non-choir friends to!.

Calendar of Events

Monday 7 September

Alone Together Choir - 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): Paul Connolly, Elizabeth Hylton, Short Note, Steve Clark & Russell Neal, John Wright, Dave Turner, Russell Neal (host)

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

Tuesday 8 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, Leo Anthony, Black Sea Blues, Short Note, Tim Walmsley, Steve Clark & Russell Neal, John Wright, Dave Turner, Russell Neal (host). Limited numbers, social distancing still applies! 

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

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


Acts: Heath Jensen Band, The Plutocrats, Renegades of Punk
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 9 September

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

SSA Showcase - 7-10.30pm. Zoom session. Facebook event. Acts (so far): Jocelin Chan, Gavin Fitzgerald, Peter Granton, Allan Crew, John Wright, Jo Kerr, John Maddox, John Chesher, 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 10 September

SongsOnStage Songwriters/OpenMic. 7-10pm.

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


Acts: Elizabeth Hylton, Leo Anthony, Steve Walsh, Jill Riddiford, Peter Granton, John Wright, Jo Kerr, John Chesher, Kenneth D'Aran, NovaBossa (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 11 September

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

The Manly Fig - 7.30pm

Kevin Bennett & The Flood
Glenn Bidmead

Seaforth Bowling Club
39 Kirkwood Street, Seaforth

To book, send us an email and we will confirm your reservation by return email. Alternatively phone: (02) 9905-7215. If we don't reply to your email or phone message within 72 hours then assume we didn't receive it. Tickets are $30 payable in cash only at the door.

Saturday 12 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, Kenneth D'Aran, John Maddox, 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 Yvonne O'Grady.

"The Soul of A Poet – The Songs & Poems of Henry Lawson." Part 2

7pm - Presented by Chloe & Jason Roweth, online via their Facebook page. Donations welcome via web page. This is the second of two 90 min concerts featuring Lawson's songs, poetry & stories, including lesser known material & lively background stories. Songs feature the Roweths’ original musical arrangements plus classic settings by Chris Kempster & others. Poems are recited with an evocative musical accompaniment drawing on dance music from Lawson’s (& the Roweths') home country – central-west NSW.

The Foreday Riders - 8pm

The 'Riders' are true legends of Australian Blues, this year being their 53rd year together as a band. And they are as good as ever!  Led by brothers Ron & Jeff King, the Riders are often referred to as “The University Of The Blues”, acknowledging the number of blues-players who have spent some time in the band and then moved on to become established performers in their own right.

Leichhardt Bowling Club
88-92 Piper St, Lilyfield

Tickets $31. 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 13 September

Whirled Wide - 1pm, Fine Music 102.5 FM, with Orli Zahava.

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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