Folk Process Open Mic
Note: the last ever Folk Process Open Mic is on Thursday 20 December.
Many thanks to all the performers and audiences who have supported the Open Mic on its journey from the Flavour of India to the Lark to Doctor Syntax to the Queens Head and finally to Brookfield Shed. Of course great thanks to the Kingborough Bowls Club who hosted us while Brookfield was being unflooded.
We commenced in June 2009 at the Flavour of India in Macquarie Street. That's a life of nine and a half years. Remember Harpreet, Keira, Tom, Helen and Julia? (I can't remember much about the Queens Head).
Come and celebrate the last Folk Process Open Mic - perform, ogle or just eat and drink.
A night that is great for casual audience s to enjoy pizza/pasta and a glass of wine and enjoy.
From 7.00pm - 10.00pm 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
20 December 2018 - 12:00 AM (Thursday) - Brookfield Shed - 1640 Channel Highway, Margate 7054, TASBook
Les Poules a Colin
Despite their youth Les Poules à Colin have been a group for seven years. All five have blossomed into intuitive performers and together have been turning heads wherever they go, whether to Europe or across North America.
"Their own sound brought freshly inventive vitality to these deeply planted roots, centred on bright yet sultry twin female vocals, with instrumentation including banjo and mandolin...plus powerful, pulsing electric bass alongside fiddle, piano, and subtly deployed foot-percussion."
03 January 2019 - 08:00 PM (Thursday) - Spotted Mallard - Sydney Road, Brunswick, VICBook
04 January 2019 - 07:30 PM (Friday) - Le Penelope's @Kirwans Bridge Estate - 82 Kirwans Bridge Road, Kirwans Bridge, VICBook
05 January 2019 - 07:00 PM (Saturday) - Fireside Sessions - Warrandyte, VICBook
06 January 2019 - 02:00 PM (Sunday) - WinexSam - 69-71 Anzac Avenue, Seymour, VICBook
16 January 2019 - 07:30 PM (Wednesday) - Masonic Hall Lindisfarne - Cnr. Gordons Hill Road. & Beach Road, Lindisfarne, TASBook
Be prepared for some intimate shows with Tennyson King in Tasmania. Armed with his guitar, voice, lots of songs and stories. He'll make you cry, laugh, sing and everything in between. This will be his second leg of shows in Tasmania this year and he's looking forward to entertaining some familiar faces and venues as well hitting the stage at some new spots on the island.
Tennyson King - Coast [Official Music Video]
14 January 2019 - 07:30 PM (Monday) - Brookfield Shed - 1640 Channel Highway, Margate 7054, 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.
30 January 2019 - 07:30 PM (Wednesday) - Brookfield Shed - 1640 Channel Highway, Margate 7054, TAS
JAN PRESTON is a knockout boogie pianist with a rich resonant voice who has captured audiences around the world with her originality, her energy, and her sparkling charm and gentle wit.
From a background in classical music with a long-term interest in composition and song writing, Jan Preston has created her own style, not only through her piano playing but also her singing and songwriting, which now sees her shine as a truly Antipodean original.
Due to circumstances beyond her control, Jan Preston has cancelled her Hobart concert scheduled for 1 February 2019. We will advise when the concert is rescheduled.
01 February 2019 - 07:30 PM (Friday) - Masonic Hall Lindisfarne - Cnr. Gordons Hill Road. & Beach Road, Lindisfarne, TAS
Les Chauffers a Pieds
This explosive Quebec City four piece band reshape little-known musical treasures in an energetic yet subtle way, blending fervour and a sense of humour only equalled by their talent as multi-instrumentalists with a knack for musical arrangements.
Les Chauffeurs a pieds draw in the audience with their infectious passion, rhythm, well crafted arrangements and sense of humour. They feature French Canadian "swing" on the fiddle, tongue tricks on the recorder, four part vocal harmonies and traditional foot percussion.
Also perfect for energetic ceilidh - quebecois jigs or reels, often crooked;
02 March 2019 - 07:30 PM (Saturday) - Mountain Mumma - 60 Main Road, Sheffield, TAS
03 March 2019 - 03:00 PM (Sunday) - Brookfield Shed - 1640 Channel Highway, Margate 7054, TAS
The multiple award-winning group from Québec presents high-energy traditional French-language songs with strong vocals, acoustic and electric instruments and programming. Led by Mélisande and her husband Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand (Genticorum), the group continues to offer a fresh proposal to the folk music scene with its second album Plantons La Vigne (Borealis Records).
The new album, Les millésimes, offers a collection of traditional songs carefully selected during research in various archive centres in Quebec and United States. Like great wines, good songs improve with age and Mélisande [électrotrad] took great pleasure in cooking up these reinterpretations of great vintage songs. Mélisande and her partner 'Moulin' gathered an amazing team of collaborators to give new life to these songs.
brand new promo video - view now
Mélisande and musical partner Alexandre “Moulin” de Grosbois-Garand purposely chose songs with a festive feel for their second album, hoping to make it groove even more than their award-winning debut. They chose the album title to suggest that great music, like fine wine, gets better with age. They selected their source material from the American Folk Life Centre at the U.S. Library of Congress as well as from the archives of the Canadian Museum of History and the University of Laval. Mélisande picked out her favorite versions of the songs while “Moulin” composed the core musical arrangements
07 March 2019 - 07:30 PM (Thursday) - Founders Room - Salamanca Arts Centre, 77 Salamanca Pl, Battery Point TAS 7004, TAS
Bob Fox (UK)
Bob Fox, UK's greatest folk singer. Quintessential Songman in the production of War Horse.
29 March 2019 - 08:00 PM (Friday) - Mountain Mumma - 60 Main Road, Sheffield, TAS
30 March 2019 - 07:00 PM (Saturday) - Red Velvet Lounge - 24 Mary Street, Cygnet, TASBook
31 March 2019 - 02:00 PM (Sunday) - Brookfield Shed - 1640 Channel Highway, Margate 7054, TASBook