Calendar 2019

Folk Redlands Events are held on the third Sunday of the month.
1-4pm. Typically, events will commence with blackboard performers followed by a feature act. Walk-in Blackboard performers are welcome on a “first-in” basis. 20 minutes slots including change-over. PA provided. Workshop events will be held periodically.

NEW VENUE for 2019:
Our regular venue at Indigiscapes is undergoing renovations, so we have a new temporary venue.
NEW VENUE: Redlands Modern Country Music Club, 
226 Cleveland Redland Bay Rd, Thornlands (Pinklands Reserve)
Entry fee to cover venue costs: $ 3 members, $5 non-members.
Folk Redlands Membership is just $5 per annum. Join at the door and pay only $3 entry.





November 30  – Folk Redlands Christmas Bash 1:30-9pm
Join us for an afternoon/evening of merriment and Christmas Cheer.
Special Guests: Asleep at The Reel.
Proceeds to Bushfire Disaster Appeal



1:40 – 2:50pm Blackboard Performers
3:00 – 3:15pm Opening by RCC Div.3 Councillor Paul Golle
3:15 – 4:05pm Red Hill Folk Ensemble
4:15 – 4:45pm Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts
4:55 – 5:25pm Chuck E & the Wingers
5:35 – 6:05pm Redlands Bluegrass Boys
6:15 – 7:25pm Folk Redlands Showcase
The Turn (Denis Devaney & band)
Barbara Jeffrey
Mr G & Friends (Geoff Carwardine, Christine Burke + more)
7:35 – 7:50pm Georgie Taylor
8:05 – 8:55pm Asleep at the Reel

Food & Drinks available (incl. Vegetarian, vegan, Gluten free)



November 17 Peter & Den
Brisbane folk duo Peter Monaghan (vocals, guitar, mandolin)  & Denise Parker (vocals, mandolin) share songs from their newly released album Convict Ship, original songs inspired by Peter’s Irish Great-great grandfather who was unjustly sentenced to death for highway robbery in Sussex 1817.  The collection of songs recounts the story of young love and fateful error, and include rollicking sea-faring songs, to poignant love songs.
Peter & Den have been singing as a duo for about 7 years, although both have been involved in the music scene for many years prior. Peter has been associated with the Brisbane folk scene since returning to Brisbane some 20 years ago & has performed as a solo singer as well as part of two Brisbane folk bands, The Wayfarers and The Red Hill Boys, along with other lineups. Den, of the “dulcet tones”, has been singing and performing most of her early life around Queensland. On her return to Brisbane she joined the auditioned Brisbane Chorale. There she sang soprano for many years in a variety of symphonic and lighter concerts with Queensland and international orchestras. She has also sung at many private functions.



October 20 – Georgie Taylor
Georgie Taylor is an 18 year old singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalist from Redlands Coast who has been described as “the full package”.
Fresh out of high school in 2019, Georgie was accepted into Griffith University’s Conservatorium of Music studying a Bachelor of Musical Theatre degree in Brisbane and has loved every minute. In addition to her dedication to singing, dancing, and acting, Georgie loves to explore storytelling through authentic songwriting and composition.

Earlier this year Georgie independently released her debut country-pop/folk EP, The Deep, following on from the success of her debut single ‘Insane’ back in 2018. Her hometown EP launch was a sell-out success and received positive reviews by music industry professionals and audience alike. Like most teenagers, Georgie loves to travel and explore as much as possible! Playing her original music live has been the perfect vehicle for this, which has seen her tour and perform at music festivals across Queensland and New South Wales since 2014.



October 13: 11:30am Folk Redlands Inc. Annual General Meeting
Members and friends of the Folk Redlands Inc. Music Club are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held:
11:30am Sunday 13th October, 2019 at Redlands Modern Country Music Club 226 Cleveland Redland Bay Rd, Thornlands (Pinklands Reserve)
All committee positions will become vacant, and election of the new committee will be undertaken at the Annual General Meeting.



October 13 – Celtic Caim & Scottish Song Workshop 1-4pm
Hailing from the fields and braes of Scotland, Caim duo, Heather Innes & Pauline Vallance play traditional & contemporary Scottish Folk Songs. With lilting voices, and utilising traditional Scottish instruments such as the bodhran, clasarch & flute, Caim music has been said to “touch the heart, uplift and bring peace.”

Pauline will facilitate a fun & interactive singing workshop after the performance, covering different aspects of Scottish Song. including subject matter, rhythm and harmony No singing experience required, just a willingness to participate!





September 15 – The Psychedelic Mushrooms
play mid-1960’s style “garage rock”.
While bands like The Monkees, The Easybeats and The Who were hitting the big-time, thousands of small one-hit-wonder groups
weren’t. If they were lucky, they put out a single or two, then disappeared forever. The music was simple, fun and energetic, driven
by can’t-keep-still beats and irresistible hooks. 
The Psychedelic Mushrooms mine this rich shaft of (mostly) unknown musical gold. They hit the stage hard with guitar, bass,
drums, sweet sixties harmonies, and one sing-a-long chorus after another.



August 18 The Dead Reckoning
A band of mature fella’s from diverse backgrounds performing alternative Country/Folk music with warm and slightly melancholic edges. The Dead Reckoning perform at fundraisers and lend their support to Beyond Blue. Visit Facebook Page




July 21 Ann Leung
“dreams of a wildgoose”
My name in Chinese means ‘wildgoose’ and I’ve always felt  more like a goose,” explains Ann of her debut album title. Painfully shy as a youngster, Ann shares her journey of overcoming a deep seated aversion to singing, to find her voice some 45 years later.
Ann pens emotive songs which others have described as “gorgeous, ethereal and entrancing.”  Says producer Michael Fix, “I believe Ann has something very special, creating music of rare and delicate beauty.”



June 16 Pandora
Helen Rowe and Ann Bermingham first worked together in the 6 member women’s band, Tangled Web, in the mid 1990s.  Over years of Friday morning meetings and cups of tea, their continued musical connection evolved into PANDORA.  With voices, and multiple instruments – guitar, harp, violin, viola, clarinet and tin whistle – Helen and Ann create an intimate performance combining their own songs and tunes with those of their favourite Australian songwriters, and traditional repertoire.


May 19  Noel Gardner & Alex Bridge
A captivating duo from Maleny, Sunshine Coast performing songs which engage the hearts and minds of audiences.
With Noel’s three independently released C.D’s and a string of Songwriting Awards, the duo have entertained festival audiences across the country for many years.   Noel’s  music has been described by Australian Songwriters Assoc as presenting  ‘Strong messages in a velvet glove of music. ‘ He paints images with lyrics and colours them with sensitive guitar and emotive vocals to create music that is soaked in the natural elements and landscape of Australia as well as the tapestry of life.
The songs come to life with Alex Bridge’s beautiful vocal harmonies, and blend superbly with Noel’s guitar style and Alex’s sensitive bass guitar.


April 28 – Frank & the Fuse
German born Frank Frikker is a story teller. His songs are about real life experiences, stories of interesting people, known or unknown; stories of others and about himself, about funny, impressive, serious and sad events. Listening to his original music will make you smile, laugh, sad or think.






March 17 – Little Sparrow + Blackboard
Delightful trio Little Sparrow thrilled us on the blackboard last year., so we invited them back.  Irish, Scottish, English, Australian and original folk, heart-warming three-part vocal harmonies, guitar, banjo, ukulele, fiddle, flute, whistle, double bass, and the odd kitchen utensil.






February 17 Gary Shepherd & Guitar Workshop

Singer/songwriter/guitarist and May 19

banjoist, Gary has performed as a soloist at numerous Australian music festivals and pubs and clubs over several decades.

Best known for his intricate Fingerstyle Guitar playing, Clawhammer banjo, and easy-going and humorous onstage banter, Gary covers many musical styles, ranging from Country, blues and folk songs to instrumental pieces, and even a little pop. Gary has also produced a range of guitar instructional DVDs that have sold around the world encouraging countless would be guitarists to start playing or to improve their skills.  A performance by Gary is, typically, hilarious, entertaining and, informative. Gary, interweaves musical numbers with stories from his own life, and anecdotes about the music, the places, and the people who’ve written the songs and lived the words.


January 20 – Backyard Jam 2-5pm
Summer backyard gathering with continuous blackboard performances. Come with a few songs to share. BYO drinks & plate to share. Let’s consume all the Christmas leftovers!
Note: we’ll be starting this event a little later than usual to escape the heat.
Our regular venue, Indigiscapes will be undergoing renovations in 2019, so this event will be held at private residence in Mt. Cotton. Phone Chrissy for address on 0408 633 429.  All welcome.