Folk Redlands concerts are held twice a month on the first and third Sunday of the month 1-4pm at Indigiscapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba.
Admission Free. Blackboard Performers welcome from 1pm
April 2 – Pat Drummond – Workshop & Performance
Pat’s amazing three and a half decade long career has seen him pass through a half dozen ‘reincarnations’ that have produced an incredible body of original work in as many different musical genres.
Starting in the folk scene in the 60’s then gracing developing a following in Sydney’s pub scene in the 70’s and 80’s, Pat became renowned for writing what were effectively musical mini-operas that included whole sections scripted for and performed by the crowds.
A regular performer in the nineties at Folk, Bush and Country Music Festivals, Pat was awrrded the prestigious Australian Independent Country Music Entertainer of The Year in 2000. His Song, “The Road To Damascus” was selected in the finals of 1999 Country Song Of The Year in The Gold Guitars in Tamworth and along with Karen Lynne he won Contemporary Country Song Of The Year in the TSA Songwriting awards in 2000. He was also Joint Winner of Male Vocal of the Year at the Australian Bush Music Festival 1993 and Grand Finalist for Album of the Year, Producer of the Year, Heritage Award and Country Song of the Year in the 1994 Tamworth Australasian Country Music Festival.
April 16 – Something Else
Well-respected soloists Anne Infante and Mary Brettell have been singing together in wondrous harmony since they were THAT slim! Their repertoire covers traditional folk, country, originals, contemporary – and everything in-between. Their songs are selected on a strict principle – if they like it, if it lends itself to good harmony, or if it’s simply fun to sing – it’s in!
What others have said:
‘Mary and Anne really are something else. Inspiring, creative, over-flowing with passion, sentiment and biting wit.’ (John Arlidge, Whisky Gully Wines)
‘Something Else is something else! It is the merging of two gifted, experienced folksingers who make beautiful music together. They remind me of a comment from ages ago: ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’. You would be mad to miss them!’ (Ian Clarke)
May 7 – Blackboard, Workshop & Feature Artist TBA
May 21 – Tin Star
Contemporary “urban folk”. Tin Star bring a trio of powerful singer/songwriter/instrumentalists (Penny Boys, Cathy Bell and Dan Grant) to create a group that is far greater than the sum of its parts. They bring spontaneity to their live performances, and like to create a space in which to connect emotionally with an audience. Their song choices, both their own compositions and borrowed songs are focused on having a musical conversation.
June 18 – Evan Mathieson
Well known for his autoharp skills and story-telling style, Evan sings songs of maritime history and great Aussie folk.
October 1 – Heather Innes Duo
Scottish folk singers all the way from Glasgow!
2017 PAST DATES
March 19 – Julie Whitney & Tim Palmer
Julie Witney is well known in Qld music circles, singing and playing the guitar in “Rantan Bush Band”, the jazz/pop duo “Sunrise Road”, and double bass with the dance band at the recent Woodford Folk Festival. She is currently a member of the acoustic swing trio “The Swing Beans”.
Tim Palmer has toured and lived in various parts of Australia as an electric guitar player with many different acts. Known for his finger picking style, he has renewed his interest in the acoustic guitar after recent invitations to appear at acoustic events. Julie and Tim will present a set together drawing on their extensive repertoires. This will be a great afternoon of music!
March 5 – Celtic Corner – in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day! Workshop & Performance
Join us for an afternoon of all things Celtic.
The Friday session at the Celtic Corner Bistro in Manly has been running for over ten years. Two of the main players, Mary Brettell and Brendan Williams will conduct a workshop on Celtic Music, the instruments played and session playing in general.
Bring a musical instrument (if you would like to join in) along with any questions about the subject of sessions.
Blackboard 1pm; Workshop 2pm; Performance 3pm
February 19, 2017 – The Floyd Family Breakdown
Delving into the pre-war American roots music heartland, the Floyd Family Breakdown dish up a jambalaya of originals and heartfelt renditions of bluegrass, ragtime and western swing. A live performance from the Floyd’s is no downer with a tonne of energy and a truckload of instruments to boot – banjos, fiddle, guitars, mandolin, dobro and upright bass.
Their 2016 debut album received great reviews and national radio play. “It’s an album rich in swinging sounds seemingly transported from a dance hall of raw pine on the American Frontier. If the Floyd Family takes any lesson from the Great Depression, it’s that a gleeful tune is a cure-all for woes of every kind.” Country Update Magazine.
February 5, 2017 – Mister Chuck & Missy Chrissy – Workshop: Chords Made Easy + Performance
Mister Chuck & Chrissy play everything from Roots & Blues to Jazz with hints of gospel and country swing. Guitar, wailing harmonicas and slide guitar, accordian.
The pair will conduct a workshop on Guitar Chords before taking the stage to entertain us with their quirky originals and fabulous covers.
1pm – Blackboard
2pm – Workshop Chords made Easy
3pm – Mister Chuck & Missy Chrissy performance.
January 8, 2017 – Marcus Sturrock – House Concert – Alexandra Hills 3:30pm for 4pm
“Marcus is onot only an adept guitarist; he has the happy ability to play music rather than just notes and to infect the audience with his own joy.”
Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts – sassy girl band
Tickets $25 – Bookings essential