Hobart Songwriters Circle
Second Tuesday of each month 7.30pm (but not January)
The Hobart Songwriters Circle is a casual, supportive group who meet each month to present a song to their peers for feedback and discussion. The theme is a guide only and all songwriters are welcome.
A group for people who write or just appreciate original Tasmanian music.
Venue: The Crescent Hotel, 100 Burnett Street, North Hobart.
Join us for dinner at 6.30pm
For songwriters old and new, poets and all. Bring your new song or reprise an old song, write to the theme of the month or come to absorb.
10 October 2017 - 07:30 PM (Tuesday) - The Crescent Hotel - 100 Burnett Street, North Hobart, TAS
14 November 2017 - 07:30 PM (Tuesday) - The Crescent Hotel - 100 Burnett Street, North Hobart, TAS
Keith Potger AO
Keith Potger AO, who is the founding member of the internationally famous group The Seekers is returning to Tasmania to perform “Melodies & Memories”during October. The Melodies & Memories concerts appeal to a wide audience age range. However there is a special bonus for Seniors. Keith says he is passionate about bringing music and humour to Seniors who want to enjoy great music from their past and hear tales of times they knew so well. Of course, the Melodies & Memories concerts are not just for Seniors. Keith’s performance crosses the boundaries of age and has been enjoyed by audiences round Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
12 October 2017 - 07:30 PM (Thursday) - Masonic Hall Lindisfarne - Cnr. Gordons Hill Road. & Beach Road, Lindisfarne, TASBook
13 October 2017 - 07:00 PM (Friday) - Mountain Mumma - 60 Main Road, Sheffield, TAS
14 October 2017 - 07:30 PM (Saturday) - Broadmarsh Hall - 1218 Elderslie Road, Broadmarsh, TASBook
15 October 2017 - 01:00 PM (Sunday) - Nolan Gallery - 655 Main Road, Berriedale, TAS
16 October 2017 - 02:00 PM (Monday) - The Brookfield Shed - 1640 Channel Highway, Margate 7050, TASBook
17 October 2017 - 11:00 AM (Tuesday) - Tasmanian Bushland Garden - 5602 Tasman Highway, Buckland, TASBook
Folk Process Open Mic
An opportunity for performers to try out new material, polish their stage presence or just have a load of fun.
A night that is great for casual audience s to enjoy pizz/pasta and a glass of wine and enjoy.
This is a regular event on the third Thursday of each month
From 7.30pm - 10.30pm bring your voice, instrument or your audience to this warm, friendly and supportive environment. From first timers to old timers, originals to interpretations, come and share your music with us.
Brackets are 15 minutes (3 songs). Set up time is included - hence 'acoustic'.
Brookfield Shed, Margate
Contact Roger to book your spot - 0419 558 421 or email manager(at)arelmedia.com.au
19 October 2017 - 07:30 PM (Thursday) - The Brookfield Shed - 1640 Channel Highway, Margate 7050, TAS
16 November 2017 - 07:30 PM (Thursday) - The Brookfield Shed - 1640 Channel Highway, Margate 7050, TAS
Mile Twelve is a fresh, hard driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Fast gaining recognition for their outstanding performances in bluegrass and folk circles, Evan Murphy, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Nate Sabat, BB Bowness and David Benedict write captivating songs and daring instrumental pieces from diverse influences. Banjo luminary Tony Trischka says, "Mile Twelve is carrying the bluegrass tradition forward with creativity and integrity."
Since their formation in the fall of 2014, Mile Twelve has quickly been on the rise. They released their debut 6-track self titled EP, and performed extensively throughout the U.S., Ireland and Canada, including several major festivals; Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, FreshGrass Festival, Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival and Joe Val Bluegrass Festival. A track from their debut EP was featured on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction's "Hand Picked with Del McCoury", while another track was featured on Spotify's "Fresh Bluegrass" 2015 playlist. That same year, they were selected as formal showcase artists at the North East Folk Alliance. The summer of 2016 has held more milestones for this young group: opening for Tim O’Brien at the Station Inn in Nashville, winning the Podunk Bluegrass Festival Band Contest and being nominated for a Momentum Award by the International Bluegrass Music Association and adding a fifth band member: mandolin player David Benedict. This winter they will be heading into the studio in Nashville to record their debut full-length album with producer Stephen Mougin at the helm.
Special Guests in Hobart: The Stragglers
Ratbag bluegrass and boozy folk tunes played by two miserable mates and their accomplices coming together to share a yarn, drink a beer, and because music is cheaper than therapy.
22 October 2017 - 02:00 PM (Sunday) - The Brookfield Shed - 1640 Channel Highway, Margate 7050, TASBook
Alistair Hulett Tribute
The Alistair Hulett Memorial Fund is a not for profit association established in Australia after the untimely death in 2010 of singer, songwriter, political activist and social justice advocate, Alistair Hulett.
A significant proportion of all funds raised by the Fund goes to grants, prizes and scholarships awarded to musicians whose focus is on social justice issues and whose music champions those aims for which the Fund was established.
The Fund works with community groups, campaigns and organisations to raise money to impact change and advance human rights through music and the arts. You can help further our cause by making a donation or by purchasing an item from the shop. All merchandise sold to the Australian market will contribute to the Fund.
31 January 2018 - 07:30 PM (Wednesday) - The Barn at Rosny Farm - Rosny Hill Road, Rosny Park 7018, TASBook