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.
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.” www.annleung.com.au
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
September 15 TBA
October 13 – Celtic Caim & WOrkshop
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!
October 20 TBA
November 17 TBA
December 15 Christmas Bash
PAST EVENTS 2019
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.