Folk Redlands Events are held on the third Sunday of the month.
1-4pm at Redlands Indigiscapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd Capalaba.
Typically, even will commence with blackboard performers followed by two booked feature acts. Walk-in Blackboard performers are welcome on a “first-in” basis. 20 minutes slots including change-over. PA provided
April 15 – Andrea Kirwin & G’day China
With a warm stage presence, retro soulful sound and a knack for storytelling, Andrea has been steadily building a national following since the release of her first album, ‘From the Ground Up’ in 2013. She writes and arranges her songs by weaving melodies and lyrics together with purpose and passion much like the way her Fijian grandmother used to weave pandanus mats in the village on the island of Matuku, Lau. Andrea’s sound can be described as an earthy blend of folk, roots, reggae, blues, funk and soul.
Warm interpretations of classics and emotive original songs.
Intimate mellow, soothing
Acoustic duo, Chris Hall & Ann Leung are G’day China – creating evocative soundscapes delivered with a rich blend of vocal harmonies, delicate fingerstyle guitar and gentle musical sensibility.
Chris is a self-taught bass guitarist and vocalist, who enjoys a variety of soulful and upbeat music.
With a background in classical guitar, Ann’s music has been described as “music of rare and delicate beauty”, “ sheer musical heaven.”
Chris & Ann also perform with all-girl, folk-rock band Diddly Squat, who were featured on ABC TV’s Exhumed program 2013.
May 20 – John Fegan Band & Innessa
John Fegan Band
After 20 years fronting one of Australia’s most iconic folk rock bands, Rough Red, award winning songwriter, John Fegan has a wealth of stories and songs about people and places from the far ﬂung corners of Europe and Great Britain. If you love a good yarn, sit back and prepare to embark on a remarkable
journey of laughter and music.
Russian folk music roots are clearly influential in Innessa’s fresh and unique style. Russsian born, but now based in Australia, Innessa leaves audiences spellbound with dreamy emotional lyrics sung in eclectic styles.
The day she finished University, she packed her guitar and set off to explore the world, and the world of music. She has spent time living, studying music and performing on the Black Sea, Moscow, Egypt, Spain, The USA. Since arriving in Australia she has released three studio albums and has performed at Australia’s largest festivals including the Canberra Multicultural Folk Festival and the Woodford Folk Festival. In 2017 Innessa’s song “Yasen” was selected as a finalist in the Queensland Music Awards.
Innessa is currently recording her ultimate album in alternative folk style. She will perform many of her new songs from the coming album. Catch Innessa before she heads off to Russia in May.
Visit Innessa’s Website; Facebook Youtube
June 17 – Nathan George – Workshop & Performance
June 2 – IndigiDayOut & Folk Redlands Music Festival
John Fegan Band + Red Hill Boys, The Fergies, Helen Ashworth, & Others TBA
July 15 – Blackboard & Two Feature Acts TBA
August 19 – Steve Tyson & The Train Rex & TBA
Steve Tyson & The Train Rex
Steve Tyson is well known to Brisbane audiences as one of the main songwriters and guitarist in long-standing folk-rock favourite Rough Red. Now based in Byron Bay, Steve has also released three critically acclaimed solo records in recent years, his latest offering, WRONG TRAIN RIGHT STATION tells tales of home, family, travel & politics. Steve has been touring the record throughout Australia with a new band, The Train Rex. The band includes Steve’s longtime bass partner from Rough Red, John Barr, plus Sydney drummer Andy Kirkcaldie, and Brisbane-based guitarist Ian Shawsmith.
September 16 – Workshop TBA
October 21 – Blackboard & Two Feature Acts TBA
November 18 – Blackboard & Two Feature Acts TBA
December 2 – Christmas Bash
PAST EVENTS 2018
March 18 – Celtic Jam
We’ll be celebrating St. Paddy’s day in true Celtic fashion with a good ol’ fashioned jam session. Bring your best Irish songs.
Performers are invited to play 3 Celtic/Irish songs each.
Please pre-register by emailing email@example.com with a list of 5 possible songs, from which 3 will be chosen (to ensure no double-ups).
February 18 : Helen Ashworth & Mr. G
Helen Ashworth – Helen wowed our audience at The Folk Redlands Christmas Bash in December so we are delighted she is returning to perform for us again. Since discovering a love of the guitar at age 12, Helen has performed throughout QLD and also took part in a short tour of the USA. After completing a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Guitar Specialisation), Helen has spent the last couple of years travelling on and writing the basic framework of her first recordings. Since arriving back in Australia in March 2017, Helen has been playing shows and working on her debut recording, set to be released early in 2018.
Mr G, aka Geoff Carwardine will be a familiar face to Folk Redlands’ regulars. After several years away in Vietnam, Mr. G is back and performing ‘music of the heart’.