Thank Folk It’s Friday – 14th February

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Releases This Week

Nobody Knows Us
Nobody Knows UsAnna Cordell
Bandcamp

What a Way To Die
What A Way To DieBrandon Dodd
iTunes

And It's Still Alright
And It’s Still AlrightNathaniel Rateliff
iTunes

You Be The Lightning
You Be The LightningTracy McNeil & The Goodlife
iTunes

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 14th February – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 15th February – Coffs Hotel, Coffs Harbour, NSW

A Star Pilot From Saturn w/ Brendon Moon, Noodlehouse
Thursday 20th February – Waywards, Sydney, NSW

Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd February – Seventeen Seventy, QLD

Ainslie Wills
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February – Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca, VIC

Amanda Palmer
Friday 14th to Saturday 15th February – Bonython Hall, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 20th February – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Anna Cordell
Saturday 15th February – Major Toms, Kyneton, VIC

Archie Roach
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February – Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca, VIC

Belle Miners
Saturday 15th February – Broome Convention Centre, Broome, WA
Friday 21st February – Lyric’s Underground, Perth, WA

Bernard Fanning
Friday 14th February – Twilight at Taronga, Sydney, NSW
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February – Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca, VIC

Bluegrass and Boilermakers
Thursday 19th February – Rio Bar, Sydney, NSW

Bob Evans
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February – Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca, VIC

Bobby Alu
Friday 21st February – Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, Gold Coast, QLD

Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides
Friday 21st February – The Unicorn Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Boyup Brook Country Music Festival
Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th February – Boyup Brook, WA

Brandon Dodd
Friday 14th February – Howlin’ Wolf Bar, Wollongong, NSW

Bryan Estepa
Friday 21st February – Lazybones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Busby Marou
Friday 14th February – Laurieton United Services Club, Laurieton, NSW
Saturday 15th February – Central Coast Leagues, NSW
Thursday 20th February – Club Mudgee, Mudgee, NSW
Friday 21st February – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW

Cash Savage and The Last Drinks
Friday 21st February – Torquay Hotel, Torquay, VIC

Catherine Britt
Friday 14th February – Armatree Hotel, Armatree, NSW
Sunday 16th February – Woodstock Hotel, Woodstock, NSW
Friday 21st February – Nevertire Hotel, Nevertire, NSW

Charlie Collins
Friday 14th February – The Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 22nd February – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 21st February – Taronga Twilight, Sydney, NSW

Courtyard Sessions feat. Little Quirks
Friday 14th February – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes
Sunday 16th February – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Dyson Stringer Cloher
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February – Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca, VIC

Fallon Cush w/ Hoolahan, Bryan Estepa, Luke Plumb
Friday 21st February – Lazybones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 14th February – Lake Cargelligo Hall, Lake Cargelligo, NSW
Saturday 15th February – Boree Creek Hall, Boree Creek, NSW
Friday 21st February – The Risk Hall, Kyogle, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Clear Tears, Sasha March, Chris Rose, Storm & Stone
Wednesday 19th February – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Fred Smith
Friday 14th February – Cultural Centre Kambri, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 15th February – Leichhardt Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 21st February – Albert Park Yacht Club, Melbourne, VIC

Freya Josephine Hollick
Wednesday 19th February – Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Hat Fitz & Cara
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd February – Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival, Seventeen Seventy, QLD

Huck Hastings
Friday 21st February – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

Hussy Hicks
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd February – Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival, Seventeen Seventy, QLD

Jeff Lang
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd February – Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival, Seventeen Seventy, QLD

Jenny Biddle
Friday 14th February – Live at The Wharf, Ulverstone, TAS
Sunday 16th February – Marakoopa Cafe, Molecreek, TAS
Friday 21st February – Bright Eyes, Hobart, TAS

Jess Locke
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February – Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca, VIC

Kasey Chambers
Friday 21st February – Twilight at Taronga, Sydney, NSW

Kate Miller-Heidke
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February – Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca, VIC

Kim Churchill
Friday 14th February – 48 Watt Street, Newcastle, NSW

Kristen Lee Morris
Friday 21st February – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd February – Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival, Seventeen Seventy, QLD

Lily and King
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd February – Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival, Seventeen Seventy, QLD

Lisa Caruso
Friday 14th February – Hideaway Bar, Sydney, NSW

Little Quirks
Friday 14th February – Courtyard Sessions, Sydney, NSW

Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan
Tuesday 18th February – Arthur Arthouse, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 19th February – Arthur Arthouse, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 20th February – Arthur Arthouse, Adelaide, SA

Mama Kin Spender
Friday 14th February – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February – Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca, VIC

Matt Joe Gow
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February – Riverboats Festival, Riverboats Festival, VIC

Michael Waugh w/ Liz Frencham
Sunday 16th February – Memo Music Hall, Melbourne, VIC

Perth Festival
Friday 7th February to Sunday 1st March – Perth, WA

Psycho Zydeco
Sunday 16th February – The Beach Club Collaroy, Sydney, NSW

Rick Hart Trio
Sunday 16th February – Miss Moses, Melbourne, VIC

Riverboats Music Festival
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February – Echuca, VIC

Ro
Saturday 15th February – Vic on the Park, Sydney, NSW
Friday 21st February – The Outpost Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Rory McLeod
Friday 21st February – Fremantle Workers Club, Fremantle, WA

Round Mountain Girls
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd February – Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival, Seventeen Seventy, QLD

Rufus Wainwright
Friday 21st February – Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA

Sean McMahon
Sunday 16th February – The Taproom, Castlemaine, VIC

Shaky Stills
Sunday 16th February – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC

The Beautiful Girls
Friday 14th February – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 15th February – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Sunday 16th February – The Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD

The Black Sorrows
Friday 14th February – Centro CBD, Wollongong, NSW
Sunday 16th February – Toronto Hotel, Toronto, NSW

The BUg – Brisbane Unplugged Folk/Acoustic Music Night
Tuesday 18th February – New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLD

The Cat Empire
Friday 14th February – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 16th February – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, VIC

The Little Lord Street Band
Saturday 15th February – Mojos Bar, Fremantle, WA

The Mountain Goat Valley Crawl
Saturday 15th February – Brisbane, QLD

The Ocelots
Friday 14th February – Willie Smith’s Apple Shed, Grove, TAS
Saturday 15th February – MONA, Hobart, TAS
Sunday 16th February – Marakoopa Cafe, Mayberry, TAS
Thursday 20th February – NEA Gallery, Benalla, VIC
Friday 21st February – Empire Hotel, Beechworth, VIC

The Villebillies
Friday 21st February – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Tia Gostelow
Saturday 15th February – The Mountain Goat Valley Crawl, Brisbane, QLD

Tim McMillan & Rachel Snow
Friday 14th February – Merewether Sessions, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 15th February – Wauchope Arts, Wauchope, NSW

Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife
Friday 14th February – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 15th February – The Quarterdeck, Narooma, NSW
Friday 21st February – The Red Hill Hotel, Chewton, VIC

Wifey
Sunday 16th February – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Yulli’s Sessions feat. Gary and James Daley

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 7th February

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Releases This Week

Namoi
NamoiAndy Golledge
iTunes

Bury The Moon
Bury The MoonÁsgeir
iTunes

Seth Lakeman
A Pilgrim’s TaleSeth Lakeman
iTunes

Lone Bellow
Half Moon LightThe Lone Bellow
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Riverboats Music Festival

Riverboats

Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February – Echuca, VIC

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 7th February – Franko Street Eats, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 8th February – The Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston, TAS
Sunday 9th February – The Longley International, Longley, TAS
Friday 14th February – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW

Ainslie Wills
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February – Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca, VIC

Alice Skye
Sunday 9th February – St Kilda Festival, Melbourne, VIC

Amanda Palmer
Friday 7th February- Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 8th February – Blue Mountains Theatre, NSW
Friday 14th to Saturday 15th February – Bonython Hall, Adelaide, SA

Anna Smyrk
Friday 7th February – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 8th February – Stone Pony, Willunga, SA

Archie Roach
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February – Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca, VIC

Australian Blues Music Festival
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th February – Goulburn, NSW

Backsliders
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th February – Australian Blues Music Festival, Goulburn, NSW

Band Together – Blues Benefit Concert for the RFS feat. Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges, Lachy Doley, Robert Susz, Bridie King, Harry Brus, Shane Pacey, Ray Beadle, Craig Calhoun, Tomcat Playground, Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides, The Jesse Redwing Band, Frank Sultana, Michelle Van Der Meer, Sista Feminsta
Sunday 9th February – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Belle Miners
Friday 7th February – Upper River Hall, Kangaroo Valley, NSW
Sunday 9th February – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Bernard Fanning
Friday 7th February – A&I Hall, Bangalow, NSW
Saturday 8th February – A&I Hall, Bangalow, NSW
Friday 14th February – Twilight at Taronga, Sydney, NSW
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February – Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca, VIC

Bluegrass and Boilermakers
Thursday 13th February – Rio Bar, Sydney, NSW

Bob Evans
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February – Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca, VIC

Bobby Alu
Friday 7th February – Chapel off Chapel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 8th February – Love Lanes Festival, Wyong, NSW
Thursday 13th February – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC

Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides
Saturday 8th February – Cauliflower Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 9th February – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Boyup Brook Country Music Festival
Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th February – Boyup Brook, WA

Brandon Dodd
Friday 14th February – Howlin’ Wolf Bar, Wollongong, NSW

Busby Marou
Friday 7th February – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 8th February – Workers, Geelong, VIC
Sunday 9th February – St Kilda Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 12th February – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 13th February – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 14th February – Laurieton United Services Club, Laurieton, NSW

Cash Savage and the Last Drinks
Sunday 9th February – St Kilda Festival, Melbourne, VIC

Catherine Britt
Friday 7th February – Club Pittsworth, Pittsworth, QLD
Saturday 8th February – Dag Pub, D’Aguilar, QLD
Friday 14th February – Armatree Hotel, Armatree, NSW

Charlie Collins
Friday 14th February – The Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC

Claire Anne Taylor
Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th February – Party in the Paddock, White Hills, TAS

Courtyard Sessions feat. Little Quirks
Friday 14th February – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Dan Brodie
Saturday 8th February – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Dave Wright & The Midnight Ramblers
Sunday 9th February – The Inverleigh Hotel, Inverleigh, VIC

Dyson Stringer Cloher
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February – Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca, VIC

Emily Barker
Saturday 8th February – Blackwood Rhapsody, Bridgetown, WA

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 14th February – Lake Cargelligo Hall, Lake Cargelligo, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Rita B, Sam Higginson, James Mcq
Wednesday 12th February – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Fred Smith
Friday 14th February – Cultural Centre Kambri, Canberra, ACT

Freya Josephine Hollick
Sunday 9th February – St Kilda Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 12th February – The Evelyn, Melbourne, VIC

Gareth Leach
Friday 7th February – The Taproom – Shedshaker Brewing, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 8th February – The Merri Creek Tavern, Melbourne, VIC

Harvey Russell & The Widowmakers w/ Emily A Smith
Sunday 9th February – The Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

High Tea feat. Tim McMillan and Rachel Snow
Thursday 13th February – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

Hillbilly Hoedown! feat. The Irish Wolfhounds, The Button Collective
Friday 7th February – Croatian Wickham Sports Club, Newcastle, NSW

Honey
Sunday 9th February – Dromedary Hotel, Central Tilba, NSW

Inner West for the RFS: Summer Fundraiser feat. The Bottlers, Henry Hanson, Ross Tipper, Andy Golledge, Banquet DJs
Sunday 9th February – Botany View Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Inner West Summer Fest feat. StiffGins, Green Mohair Suits
Saturday 8th February – Enmore Park, Sydney, NSW

Irish Bushfire Recovery Fundraiser Concert feat. Aisling Vaughan Band, The Celtic Tones
Saturday 8th February – Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Jamie Hutchings w/ Mark Moldre, Simone East
Sunday 9th February – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Jenny Biddle
Friday 7th February – Selby Folk Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 8th February – Yea Community House, Yea, VIC
Sunday 9th February – Wandi Pub, Wandiligong, VIC
Friday 14th February – Live at The Wharf, Ulverstone, TAS

Jess Locke
Friday 7th February – The Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February – Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca, VIC

Kate Miller-Heidke
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February – Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca, VIC

Kim Churchill
Saturday 8th February – Tintenbar Hall, Tintenbar, NSW
Friday 14th February – 48 Watt Street, Newcastle, NSW

Lisa Caruso
Friday 14th February – Hideaway Bar, Sydney, NSW

Little Quirks
Saturday 8th February – Love Lanes Festival, Wyong, NSW
Friday 14th February – Courtyard Sessions, Sydney, NSW

Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan
Sunday 9th February – St Kilda Festival, Melbourne, VIC

Mama Kin Spender
Sunday 9th February – St Kilda Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 14th February – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February – Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca, VIC

Matt Corby
Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th February – Party in the Paddock, White Hills, TAS

Matt Joe Gow
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February – Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca, VIC

Medusa’s Wake
Saturday 8th February – 1933 Booze House & Kitchen, Sydney, NSW

Merpire
Sunday 9th February – St Kilda Festival, Melbourne, VIC

Missy Higgins
Friday 7th February – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 8th February – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 9th February – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, VIC

Owen Campbell
Friday 7th February – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 8th February – Apollo Bay Hotel, Apollo Bay, VIC
Sunday 9th February – Birdhouse, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Perth Festival
Friday 7th February to Sunday 1st March – Perth, WA

Pete Campbell
Sunday 9th February – The Salisbury Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Pete Murray
Friday 7th February – Twilight at Taronga, Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW

Psycho Zydeco
Sunday 9th February – Towradgi Beach Hotel, Towradgi, NSW

Ro
Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th February – Party in the Paddock, White Hills, TAS
Saturday 8th February – Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Riverboats Music Festival
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February – Echuca, VIC

Rory McLeod
Friday 7th February – Eudlo Hall, Eudlo, QLD
Saturday 8th February – The BrisWest Centre, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 11th February – Lismore City Bowling Club, Lismore, NSW
Wednesday 12th February – Nimbin School of Arts, Nimbin, NSW

Russell Morris
Saturday 8th February – Nikola Estate, Middle Swan, WA

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival
Friday 7th February – Harts Mill, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 8th February – Footscray Park, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 9th February – Esplanade Reserve, Fremantle, WA

St Kilda Festival
Sunday 9th February – St Kilda, Melbourne, VIC

Steel Town Hoedown feat. Arna Georgia, Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes, The Martini Shakers
Saturday 8th February – Servo Food Truck Bar, Port Kembla, NSW

Stella Donnelly
Friday 7th February – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 8th February – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 9th February – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Fremantle, WA

Tess Guthrie
Thursday 13th February – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Tex Perkins & Matt Walker
Friday 7th February – Bird’s Basement, Melbourne, VIC

The Beautiful Girls
Friday 7th February – Otherwise Bar, Townsville, QLD
Saturday 8th February – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD
Friday 14th February – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

The Black Sorrows
Sunday 9th February – St Kilda Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 14th February – Centro CBD, Wollongong, NSW

The BUg – Brisbane Unplugged Folk/Acoustic Music Night
Tuesday 11th February – New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLD

The Cat Empire
Friday 14th February – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, VIC

The Little Lord Street Band
Saturday 8th February – The Fire Station, Busselton, WA

The Ocelots
Friday 7th February – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 8th February – The Cooee Arthouse, Aldinga, SA
Sunday 9th February – The Cheese Factory, Meadows, SA
Wednesday 12th February – The Republic, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 13th February – Cruise on The Derwent, Hobart, TAS
Friday 14th February – Willie Smith’s Apple Shed, Grove, TAS

Tia Gostelow
Sunday 9th February – St Kilda Festival, Melbourne, VIC

Tim McMillan & Rachel Snow
Friday 7th February – Palais, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Saturday 8th February – Bayview Country Art Club, Bittern, VIC
Wednesday 12th February – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 13th February – High Tea, Sydney, NSW
Friday 14th February – Merewether Sessions, Newcastle, NSW

Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife
Friday 7th February – Grand Junction – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Saturday 8th February – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 13th February – T Guitars, Bowral, NSW
Friday 14th February – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT

Ukulele Death Squad
Saturday 8th February – Pride of our Footscray Community Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Z-Star Trinity
Saturday 8th February – Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 9th February – The Shaws Bay Hotel, Ballina, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Honey, Honey” – The Milk Carton Kids

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 31st January

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Fire Aid feat. John Butler, The Waifs, San Cisco, Stella Donnelly

Fire Aid

Friday 31st January – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 1st February – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 31st January – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 1st February – Grand Ridge Brewery, Mirboo North, VIC

Amanda Palmer
Friday 31st January – Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 1st February – Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 7th February- Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT

Amber Lawrence
Saturday 1st February – The Loxton Club, Loxton, SA
Sunday 2nd February – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA

Andrew Swift
Saturday 1st February – Noojee Pub, Noojee, VIC

Anna Smyrk
Thursday 6th February – Terang Live, Terang, VIC
Friday 7th February – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Australian Blues Music Festival
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th February – Goulburn, NSW

Backsliders
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th February – Australian Blues Music Festival, Goulburn, NSW

Belle Miners
Friday 31st January – Inverloch, VIC
Saturday 1st February – Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 2nd February – Le Penelope’s at Kirwans Bridge Estate, Nagambie, VIC
Tuesday 4th February – High Jinks, Canberra, ACT
Friday 7th February – Upper River Hall, Kangaroo Valley, NSW

Bluegrass and Boilermakers
Thursday 6th February – Rio Bar, Sydney, NSW

Bobby Alu
Friday 31st January – Red Rattler, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 2nd February – Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW
Friday 7th February – Chapel off Chapel, Melbourne, VIC

Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides
Sunday 2nd February – The Dam Hotel, Hamlyn Terrace, NSW

Busby Marou
Thursday 6th February – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
Friday 7th February – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC

Catherine Britt
Friday 7th February – Club Pittsworth, Pittsworth, QLD

Chris Neto
Saturday 1st February – Bar Centrale, Campbelltown, NSW

Claire Anne Taylor
Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th February – Party in the Paddock, White Hills, TAS

Darren Cross
Sunday 2nd February – Botany View Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Dave Wright & The Midnight Ramblers
Sunday 2nd February – The Red Hill Hotel, Chewton, VIC

Didirri
Friday 31st January – The River, Margaret River, WA
Saturday 1st February – Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth, WA

Emily Barker
Friday 31st January – The Wheat Sheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 31st January and Saturday 1st February – Festival of King Island, King Island, TAS

Festival of King Island
Friday 31st January and Saturday 1st February – King Island, TAS

Festival of Small Halls feat. Siobhan Miller, Jack Carty
Friday 31st January – Frederickton Hall, Frederickton, NSW
Saturday 1st February – Coramba Community Hall, Coramba, NSW
Sunday 2nd February – Nymboida Hall, Nymboida, NSW

Fire Aid feat. John Butler, The Waifs, San Cisco, Stella Donnelly
Friday 31st January – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 1st February – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

FolkSwagon feat. Sam Newton, Cilla Jane, Alex Partridge
Wednesday 5th February – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Freya Josephine Hollick w/ Grace Cummings
Wednesday 5th February – Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Gold Roses Alt-Country Music Festival feat. James Ellis & The Jealous Guys, Four Lions with David Moore, Katie Bates, Kate & Hana, Nathan Seeckts
Saturday 1st February – Handle Bar, Bendigo, VIC

Harley Mavis
Friday 31st January – Yulli’s Brews, Sydney, NSW

Innocent Eve
Sunday 2nd February – Keppel Bay Sailing Club, Yeppoon, QLD

Ivey’s All Ages Fire Relief Fundraiser feat. Ivey, Tia Gostelow, Daste, DVNA, Citrus Daze
Friday 31st January – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD

Jack Carty
Friday 31st January – Frederickton Hall, Frederickton, NSW
Saturday 1st February – Coramba Community Hall, Coramba, NSW
Sunday 2nd February – Nymboida Hall, Nymboida, NSW

Jenny Biddle
Friday 31st January – Ringer Reef, Porepunkah, VIC
Sunday 2nd February – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 6th February – Fawcett Hall, Fawcett, VIC
Friday 7th February – Selby Folk Club, Melbourne, VIC

Kim Churchill
Saturday 1st February – Secret Show, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 2nd February – Secret Show, Adelaide, SA

Laura Frank
Friday 31st January – Home Of The Arts, Gold Coast, QLD

Little Wise
Friday 31st January – Fern Tree Tavern, Fern Tree, TAS
Saturday 1st February – Festivale, Launceston, TAS
Sunday 2nd February – Marakoopa Cafe, Mole Creek, TAS

Matt Corby
Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th February – Party in the Paddock, White Hills, TAS

Medusa’s Wake, Handsome Young Strangers, Grizzly MacDuff
Sunday 2nd February – The Union, Sydney, NSW

Missy Higgins
Saturday 1st February – Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth, WA
Friday 7th February – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, VIC

Owen Campbell
Friday 7th February – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Papa Pilko And The Binrats
Friday 31st January – Mary’s Underground, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 1st February – Dicey Riley’s Hotel, Wollongong, NSW

Party in the Paddock
Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th February – White Hills, TAS

Perth Festival
Friday 7th February to Sunday 1st March – Perth, WA

Pete Murray
Thursday 6th February – Twilight at Taronga, Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW
Friday 7th February – Twilight at Taronga, Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW

Pierce Brothers
Friday 31st January – Halls Gap Hotel, Halls Gap, VIC

Rick Hart Trio
Sunday 2nd February – Kelly’s Bar & Kitchen, Sydney, NSW

Rory McLeod
Friday 31st January – The Town Hall Cafe, Candelo, NSW
Saturday 1st February – Quarterdeck, Narooma, NSW
Friday 7th February – Eudlo Hall, Eudlo, QLD

Sahara Beck
Friday 31st January – The Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 1st February – Villa Noosa, Noosaville, QLD

Sean McMahon and The Owls
Thursday 6th February – Lulie Tavern, Abbotsford, VIC

Siobhan Miller
Friday 31st January – Frederickton Hall, Frederickton, NSW
Saturday 1st February – Coramba Community Hall, Coramba, NSW
Sunday 2nd February – Nymboida Hall, Nymboida, NSW

St Brigids Day Event
Saturday 1st February – State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival
Saturday 1st February – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 2nd February – The Domain, Sydney, NSW
Friday 7th February – Harts Mill, Adelaide, SA

Stella Donnelly
Friday 31st January – Fire Aid, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 1st February – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 2nd February – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Sydney, NSW
Friday 7th February – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Adelaide, SA

Stringline Folk Band, The Gallery: A Joni Mitchell Story, Fletcher von Holstein
Sunday 2nd February – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Tex Perkins & Matt Walker
Thursday 6th February – Bird’s Basement, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 7th February – Bird’s Basement, Melbourne, VIC

The Beautiful Girls
Friday 31st January – Freo.Social, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 1st February – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Friday 7th February – Otherwise Bar, Townsville, QLD

The Black Sorrows
Friday 31st January – Station Place, Melbourne, VIC

The BUg – Brisbane Unplugged Folk/Acoustic Music Night
Tuesday 4th February – New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLD

The Mid-North
Saturday 1st February – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

The Ocelots
Friday 31st January – The Old Church on the Hill, Quarry Hill, VIC
Saturday 1st February – The Lost Ones, Ballarat, VIC
Saturday 1st February – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 2nd February – Phillip Island Winery, Ventnor, VIC
Wednesday 5th February – Ararat Live, Ararat, VIC
Thursday 6th February – Metro Bakery Cafe, Mt Gambier, SA
Friday 7th February – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

The Shack feat. New York Public Library, Bad Kitty and the Alley Cats, North Shore Grass, Traditional Graffiti
Saturday 1st February – The Tramshed Community Centre, Narrabeen, NSW

The Waifs
Friday 31st January – Fire Aid, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 1st February – Fire Aid, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 1st February – Mundaring Weir Hotel, Mundaring Weir, WA
Sunday 2nd February – Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood, WA

Tim McMillan & Rachel Snow
Friday 31st January – Metro, Adelaide, SA
Friday 7th February – Palais, Hepburn Springs, VIC

Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife
Thursday 6th February – Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 7th February – Grand Junction – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW

Z-Star Trinity
Saturday 1st February – RoyalMail, Goodna, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“Van Diemen’s Land” – Daoirí Farrell

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 24th January

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Reviews

“Falls Downtown is a whole other world from the East Coast festivals – the theme and look is the same but the vibe is different, unique to its location and style. Paired down to a two-day festival, set at an oval in the midst of a tourist town, it felt like a relaxed Big Day Out or summer stadium festival, with the enthusiasm and energy of a dance party”KT Bell reviews Falls Festival Fremantle. Read the Review here

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Newstead Live

Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Castlemaine, VIC

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 24th January – Ryan’s Hotel, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Stuart Park, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 31st January – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Abigail Wighton
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Aleyce Simmonds
Friday 24th January – Wests League Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – The Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW

Alistair Hulett Tribute Concert feat. Steph Miller, Margaret and Bob Fagan, Solidarity Choir, Miguel Heatwole, Chris Maltby and Friends
Thursday 30th January – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Allison Forbes
Saturday 25th January – Toyota Park Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Amanda Palmer
Friday 31st January – Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD

Amber Lawrence
Friday 24th January – West Tamworth Leagues Club, Tamworth, NSW

Andrew Swift
Friday 24th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Anna Smyrk
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live Music Festival, Newstead, VIC

Archie Roach
Friday 24th January – City Recital Hall, Sydney, NSW

Belle Miners
Sunday 25th January – Frank’s Cider, Franklin, TAS
Monday 27th January – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 30th January – State Coal Mine, Wonthaggi, VIC
Friday 31st January – Inverloch, VIC

Ben Leece
Friday 24th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 29th January – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Ben Salter
Friday 24th January – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 30th January – Dusty Attic Music Lounge, Lismore, NSW

Benny Allen
Friday 24th January – South Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Riverside Park, Tamworth, NSW

Bluegrass and Boilermakers
Thursday 30th January – Rio Bar, Sydney, NSW

Bluegrass Bushfire Benefit feat. El Guido, Southern Flavour, Chickasaw Bayou
Sunday 26th January – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Bluegrass Comes To Tamworth feat. Rod McCormack, Kristy Cox, Jerry Salley, The Weeping Willows, Montgomery Church
Friday 24th January – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Bobby Alu
Friday 31st January – Red Rattler, Sydney, NSW

Bonniesongs
Thursday 30th January – 107 Projects, Sydney, NSW

Brad Butcher
Friday 24th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – The Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW

Brad Cox
Friday 24th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Bushfire Appeal Music Festival feat. Something Blue Band, Little Wise
Monday 27th January – Caulfield, VIC

Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys
Friday 24th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 26th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 27th January – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW

Cake and Cordial Sessions feat. Greg Storer’s Dust Music, Ruby Gilbert, Kristen Lee Morris, Great Aunt, Nathan Seeckts, Allegra Dunning, Megan Cooper, Paddy McHugh
Friday 24th January – St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, West Tamworth

Charlie Collins
Friday 24th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 30th January – 2020 Australian Open, Melbourne, VIC

Cigány Weaver
Saturday 25th January – Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 26th January – Can You Keep A Secret?, Brisbane, QLD

Copperline
Sunday 26th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Country, Folk, n’ Frothies
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Sackville Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Cruisin’ Deuces
Friday 24th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Dana Hassall
Friday 24th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Darcy Fox
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Dave Wright & The Midnight Ramblers
Friday 24th January – The Gem Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Didirri
Friday 31st January – The River, Margaret River, WA

Emily Barker
Friday 24th January – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 26th January – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 29th January – The Worker’s Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 31st January – The Wheat Sheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Eric Bogle
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Fairlight Folk feat. Jenny Biddle & Steve Turner
Saturday 25th January – Fairlight Folk, Fairlight, NSW

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 24th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Felicity Urquhart
Friday 24th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Festival of Small Halls feat. Siobhan Miller, Jack Carty
Friday 24th January – Woodstock Memorial Hall, Woodstock, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Bloomfield Hall, Orange, NSW
Monday 27th January – Marthaguy Hall, Marthaguy, NSW
Wednesday 29th January – Lochnivar School of Arts, Lochnivar, NSW
Thursday 30th January – Clarence Town School of Arts, Clarence Town, NSW
Friday 31st January – Frederickton Hall, Frederickton, NSW

Fire Aid feat. John Butler, The Waifs, San Cisco, Stella Donnelly
Friday 31st January – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

Fires Fundraiser feat. Mick Thomas, The Orbweavers, Angie Hart, Charles Jenkins, Sarah Carroll with Shannon Bourne, Pollyman, Opelousas, Hollie Joyce, Hamish Cowan, Dominic Byrne, Skyscraper Stan, Dan Warner, Sime Nugent, Brooke Russell, Ruby Jones, Lisa Miller with Shane O’Mara, The Dusty Millers, Dirt Hand, Les Thomas, The Pheasantry, Ten Gallon Head
Saturday 25th January – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

FolkSwagon feat. Boydos, Tom Myers, Tess Guthrie
Wednesday 29th January – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Georgia State Line
Friday 24th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 26th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 26th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Get Folked Punk feat. Ed Barnes, Blake Cateris, Miller Marshall, Roshan Kashyap, Matt Morgan and The Missing Pieces, Monica and The Explosion
Thursday 30th January – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Great Aunt
Friday 24th January – Cake and Cordial Sessions, St Paul’s Church Hall, Tamworth, NSW

Hannah Aldridge
Saturday 25th January – Maitland, NSW
Wednesday 29th January – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Harley Mavis
Friday 31st January – Yulli’s Brews, Sydney, NSW

Hayley Marsten
Friday 24th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Henry Wagons & Lachlan Bryan
Saturday 25th January – The Loft, Tamworth, NSW

Innocent Eve
Friday 24th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

Ivey’s All Ages Fire Relief Fundraiser feat. Ivey, Tia Gostelow, Daste, DVNA, Citrus Daze
Friday 31st January – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD

Jack Carty
Friday 24th January – Woodstock Memorial Hall, Woodstock, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Bloomfield Hall, Orange, NSW
Monday 27th January – Marthaguy Hall, Marthaguy, NSW
Wednesday 29th January – Lochnivar School of Arts, Lochnivar, NSW
Thursday 30th January – Clarence Town School of Arts, Clarence Town, NSW
Friday 31st January – Frederickton Hall, Frederickton, NSW

James Ellis and the Jealous Guys
Friday 24th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 26th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Jeff Lang
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th January – Raise the Fun Fest, Captains Flat, NSW\

Jenny Biddle
Saturday 25th January – Fairlight Folk, Manly, NSW
Friday 31st January – Ringer Reef, Porepunkah, VIC

Jenny Mitchell
Friday 24th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – The Big Golden Guitar, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

John Williamson
Friday 24th January – Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW

Kate Miller-Heidke, Seeker Lover Keeper
Monday 27th January – The Australian Open, Melbourne, VIC

Kay Proudlove
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Kim Churchill
Friday 24th January – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 25th January – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 25th January – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 26th January – Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads, NSW
Thursday 30th January – The Bird, Perth, WA

Kirsty Lee Akers
Friday 24th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Kristen Lee Morris
Friday 24th January – Cake and Cordial Sessions, St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, West Tamworth

Kristy Cox
Friday 24th January – Bluegrass Comes to Tamworth, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes
Saturday 25th January – The Loft, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 29th January – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Laura Frank
Friday 24th January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 30th January – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 31st January – Home Of The Arts, Gold Coast, QLD

Little Quirks
Saturday 25th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 26th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Little Wise
Monday 27th January – Bushfire Appeal Music Festival, Caulfield, VIC
Friday 31st January – Fern Tree Tavern, Fern Tree, TAS

Lucie Thorne
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Lucy Wise & Stephen Taberner
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Lyn Bowtell
Sunday 26th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Martin Pearson
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Mary’s Loves The Bush feat. 100, Ahlia Williams, Andy Golledge, Arse, The Baby Beef & Friends Variety Show, Bland, Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys, Clews, Coffin, Crocodylus, Donny Benet, Georgia June, Hard-Ons, I Know Leopard, Johnny Hunter, Leroy Francis, Lorelei, The Melodrones, Nick Nuisance & The Delinquents, Planet, Poolroom, Prudence, Sunscreen
Monday 27th January – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW

Matt Corby
Saturday 25th January – Raise ‘Em Up, The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 30th January – Australian Open, Melbourne, VIC

Matt Ward
Friday 24th January – The Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Hopscotch Cafe, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Michael Waugh
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Montgomery Church
Friday 24th January – Bluegrass Comes to Tamworth, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – The Pig & Tinder, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – The Press, Tamworth, NSW

Natalie Henry
Friday 24th January – The Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Nathan Seeckts
Friday 24th January – Cake and Cordial Sessions, St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, West Tamworth

Neil Murray
Saturday 25th January – Maleny Neighbourhood Centre, Maleny, QLD
Sunday 26th January – Great Australian Bites Precinct, Warwick, QLD

Newstead Live Music Festival
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Castlemaine, VIC

Numeralla Folk Festival
Saturday 25th to Monday 27th January – Numeralla, NSW

Owen Campbell w/ Molly Millington
Saturday 25th January – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Paddy McHugh
Friday 24th January – Cake and Cordial Sessions, St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, West Tamworth

Papa Pilko And The Binrats
Friday 31st January – Mary’s Underground, Sydney, NSW

Paul Kelly
Thursday 30th January – Stage 88, Canberra, ACT

Pierce Brothers
Saturday 25th January – Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Friday 31st January – Halls Gap Hotel, Halls Gap, VIC

Raise ‘Em Up feat. Megan Washington, Matt Corby, The Kite String Tangle, Ngaiire, Rohin Jones, The RIOT, Asha Jefferies, DJ Black Amex, Loki Liddle, The Ancient Bloods, The Motus Project, YT DiNGO
Saturday 25th January – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

Rich Davies & The Low Road
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Rory McLeod
Friday 24th January – Gallery ONE88 Fine Arts, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 26th January – Humph Hall, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 29th January – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Friday 31st January – The Town Hall Cafe, Candelo, NSW

Round Mountain Girls
Saturday 25th January – Evans Head Bowlo, Evans Head, NSW
Sunday 26th January – Broadwater Parklands, Southport, QLD

Ruby Gilbert
Friday 24th January – Cake and Cordial Sessions, St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, West Tamworth

Ryan’s Rocks For Red Cross
Friday 24th January – Ryan’s Hotel, Thirroul, NSW

Sahara Beck
Friday 24th January – Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay, NSW
Sunday 26th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 30th January – Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 31st January – The Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD

Share The Spirit Festival
Sunday 26th January – Treasury Gardens, Melbourne, VIC

Shelley’s Murder Boys
Sunday 26th January – Bonza Bonanza, Yulli’s Brews, Sydney, NSW

Siobhan Miller
Friday 24th January – Woodstock Memorial Hall, Woodstock, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Bloomfield Hall, Orange, NSW
Monday 27th January – Marthaguy Hall, Marthaguy, NSW
Wednesday 29th January – Lochnivar School of Arts, Lochnivar, NSW
Thursday 30th January – Clarence Town School of Arts, Clarence Town, NSW
Friday 31st January – Frederickton Hall, Frederickton, NSW

Stella Donnelly
Friday 31st January – Fire Aid, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

Tamworth Country Music Festival
Friday 17th to Sunday 26th January – Tamworth, NSW

Tenuous Rounds feat. Lachlan Bryan, Ben Leece, Hannah Aldridge
Wednesday 29th January – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Tex Perkins & Matt Walker
Sunday 26th January – Royal Hotel, Queanbeyan, NSW

The April Family
Saturday 25th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW

The Barleyshakes
Friday 24th January – The Brewery, Bellingen, NSW

The Beautiful Girls
Friday 24th January – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Narrabeen RSL, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 30th January – The River, Margaret River, WA
Friday 31st January – Freo.Social, Fremantle, WA

The Black Sorrows
Friday 24th January – Bowral Bowling Club, Bowral, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Bargo Sports Club, Bargo, NSW
Sunday 26th January – Bella Vista Farm Park, Sydney, NSW
Friday 31st January – Station Place, Melbourne, VIC

The BUg – Brisbane Unplugged Folk/Acoustic Music Night
Tuesday 28th January – New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLD

The Bushwackers
Friday 24th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 26th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

The Hillbilly Goats
Friday 24th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW

The Little Lord Street Band
Friday 24th January – Sessions at Fremantle Church, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 25th January – Nannup Hotel, Nannup, WA

The Ocelots
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th January – Newstead Live Festival, Newstead, VIC
Tuesday 28th January – The Drunken Poet, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 31st January – The Old Church on the Hill, Quarry Hill, VIC

The Pigs
Friday 24th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

The Porch Sessions on Tour feat. Merpire, Hannah Blackburn, Forever Son
Friday 24th January – House Concert, Millicent, SA
Sunday 26th January – House Concert, Middleton, SA

The Sweet Jelly Rolls
Friday 24th January – Shippingworld, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 26th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

The Tamworth Opry feat. Pete Denahy, Tania Kernaghan, Jerry Salley, Jetty Road, Brad Butcher, Aleyce Simmonds, Angus Gill, Carter and Carter, Della Harris, Matt Ward
Friday 24th January – Capitol Theatre Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW

The Waifs
Saturday 25th January – Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany, WA
Tuesday 28th January – Margaret River HEART, Margaret River, WA
Wednesday 29th January – Margaret River HEART, Margaret River, WA
Thursday 30th January – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
Friday 31st January – Fire Aid, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

The Weeping Willows
Friday 24th January – Bluegrass Comes to Tamworth, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Thelma Plum
Tuesday 21st January – Australian Open, Melbourne, VIC

Tim McMillan & Rachel Snow
Friday 24th January – Hot Springs Amphitheatre, Rye, VIC
Saturday 26th January – Ocean Grove Hotel, Ocean Grove, VIC
Friday 31st January – Metro, Adelaide, SA

Trouble In The Kitchen
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Yabun Festival
Sunday 26th January – Victoria Park, Sydney, NSW

Z-Star Trinity
Friday 24th January – Rails, Byron Bay, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“If We Were Vampires” – Jason Isbell

Review: Falls Festival Downtown 2020

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Photos by Stuart Bucknell Photography

For years, the Timber and Steel team have headed to the Falls Festival – hallowed ground for the annual New Years Eve Revelry. We’ve been to Lorne, Marion Bay and Byron. Ever since the festival branched out and added a fourth show to the tour, the team have been keen to head to Fremantle, WA to check out the latest iteration.

Falls Downtown is a whole other world from the East Coast festivals – the theme and look is the same but the vibe is different, unique to it’s location and style. Paired down to a two-day festival, set at an oval in the midst of a tourist town, it felt like a relaxed Big Day Out or summer stadium festival, with the enthusiasm and energy of a dance party.

Since it was not a camping event, patrons were more able to fully express themselves and their festival style. People would pop back to their accommodation between sets, or take some downtime when the schedule allowed, or nip back to make that all important costume change from day festival, to night fabulous. We can only imagine the crazy sunburn lines people were sporting after some revealing and eye catching outfits sparkled through the oval.

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We kicked off the weekend with the stylings of local Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks (and a local tip, turns out ‘Bush Chook’ is the nickname for the local brew, Emu Export). It’s always tough to be one of the first acts to open at a festival, but Jack and crew had their fans in tow and a growing crowd lifting their already excellent set. Kicking off with a ballad steeped in folky know how, a great meld of acoustic guitar and violin with a lash of electric to straddle the genre threshold. Their set rambled through a perfect collection of larrikin lyrical, slyly local, Australiana laced, satirically soaked tunes working through a range of styles and tempos. Who knew that the very first act of the festival would stand out as one of our favourites of the whole festival? We won’t be surprised if we see Jack Davies on larger folkier festival lines ups in the very near future.

We caught Vera Blue opening her set with haunting lyrically driven tones, melding acoustic prowess into poppy beats, carrying the crowd on an emphatic journey. As far as festival line ups go, Blue clearly attracted crowd to arrive in time for her set, and programmatically her performance was a perfect bridge from Baker Boy‘s hip-hop energy to John Farnham’s nostalgia, while recognising a powerhouse talent in her own right.

John Farnham-7John Farnham, what can we say? He does still have it, and we were delightfully surprised at just how many people of all ages not only knew, but sang along emphatically to his epic back catalogue that both transported us back in time, but was also poignant and timely for the current political climate. Favourites abound, Age of Reason, Chain Reaction, Touch of Paradise, Two Strong Hearts, Sadie the Cleaning Lady, That’s Freedom all rolled across the stadium to collective delight. A fantastic line up of backing singers made for glorious harmonies, and Farnham’s fine voice and high spirits showcased his huge personality. And of course, You’re The Voice was THE anthem of the stadium, sung wholeheartedly, in unison. A defining moment of Falls Downtown.

Milky Chance delivered a moody and emotive set with a deep rhythm that had the power to move your body from within. Earthy xylophone melded with a solid beat, and sheer joy. They delivered the perfect set for a summer evening, punctuated with their own panache. Any act that can use a harmonica as a rhythmic sound deserves to have the crowds dancing and singing along word for word.

Of Monsters and Men had the crowd singing and dancing along instantly, with favourite hooks and big faves ringing out across a rambunctious crowd. Followed closely by Lime Cordiale whose brassy and bold musical statements had us all hooked, lapping up their infectious vibes that had an air of The Cat Empire, and delivered a whole lot of fun.

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Parcels was fun to catch with harmonised, mysterious opening to their set, that gave way to an 80s pop vibes, laden with funk and escalating their synched harmonies. Vocally moving into a higher register, a comforting melody emerged that was easy to lose yourself within.

Sunday’s line up was as exciting as the Saturday, and the festival’s adaptability was on show as the venue layout had been tweaked overnight, providing a better experience for punters, relieving a key bottleneck and allowing better flow for excited crowds to move between stages.

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The final day of the Falls Tour cruised in to hearts and minds thank to The Japanese House. Their smooth harmonies and soaring synth delivered a cruisey pop melody to get everyone in the right mood.

We know him from his duo outfit with his sister, but Angus Stone’s Dope Lemon was a highlight for the team where musically we’ve reached new terrain – not folk, not country, not blues, and not pop, but a soothing balm of them all in just the right blend lingering on a sunny afternoon over an eager crowd. A modern day Woodstock vibe ensued.

Hitting our stride with a definite theme for the day – relaxed and chilled – #1 Dads didn’t fail to deliver with strummy chilled goodness, reminiscent of an evening on the beach with a hint of Beach Boys. The indie vibes were strong and the crowd was committed to enjoy every ‘holiday-like’ moment of the set. A mix of old favourites, and new tunes to test, it was a set not to be missed.

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Golden boy Lewis Capaldi did not disappoint the crowds who gathered with a glint in their eye and the intent for fun. He opened with raucous energy that wowed the crowds, yet managed to tame the wildness and calm the beasts within by moving in to sentimental ballads. A masterful performer, he had the growing audience in the palm of his hand, tantalising and thrilling them with with popular hit after hit, maintaining his stoic charm throughout.

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Joining the Falls line up only for the Downtown leg was Matt Corby. We’ve seen him in action many times but Falls seems to be a place of calm joy as his relaxed and confident manner held the crowds transfixed. Pulling glimpses of gospel and flashes of falsetto, his meld of music and stories wound through the audience, drawing them closer and holding them up together until his hits had them enraptured with delight.

We rounded out our Falls with solid festival favourite, Thelma Plum. Her high energy set was packed full of hits laced with her genuine charm and shining with Aussie pride. She delighted throughout her performance, caught off guard when a song ended in spite of being so whisked away with it that she didn’t want to stop. A delectable cover of The Captain felt like Chambers herself could have stepped on to stage to join them, lapping up Plum’s edgy emphatic delivery. Plum’s hits rang out across the oval as the temperatures dropped, the stars came out and the Falls Festival concluded for another year.

Check out our whole gallery of photos by Stuart Bucknell Photography on our Facebook page.

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Thank Folk It’s Friday – 17th January

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Tamworth Country Music Festival

Tamworth

Friday 17th to Sunday 26th January – Tamworth, NSW

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Thredbo Blues Festival, Thredbo, NSW
Friday 24th January – Ryan’s Hotel, Thirroul, NSW

A Tribute to John Willamson feat. Warren H Williams, Pixie Jenkins, Allison Forbes, Trevor Tolton
Monday 20th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

Abigail Wighton
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Alex The Astronaut
Saturday 18th January – Out of Bounds Festival, Campbelltown, NSW
Sunday 19th January – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Aleyce Simmonds
Saturday 18th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 18th January – Toyota Park Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Wests League Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – The Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW

Allison Forbes
Saturday 18th January – The Press Whiskey Bar, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 19th January – The Press Whiskey Bar, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

Amanda Palmer
Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th January – Mona Foma Confessional, Launceston, TAS
Monday 20th January – Princess Theatre, Mona Foma, Launceston, TAS
Wednesday 22nd January – Hamer Hall, Melbourne, VIC

Amber Lawrence
Saturday 18th January – Toyota Park Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 18th January – The Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – West Tamworth Leagues Club, Tamworth, NSW

Americana In The Park feat. Dana Hassall, Gareth Leach, Michael Waugh, Ben Mastwyk, Emily Barker, Rose Zita Falko, Pete Cullen & The Hurt
Monday 20th January – Toyota Park Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Andrew Swift
Friday 17th January – Toyota Park Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 18th January – Toyota Park Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 19th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Anna Smyrk
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – Tamworth Country Music Festival, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – Folkswagon, Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live Music Festival, Newstead, VIC

Archie Roach
Friday 24th January – City Recital Hall, Sydney, NSW

Ash Grunwald
Saturday 18th January – Ocean Sounds Festival, Phillip Island, VIC
Wednesday 22nd January – Vanda Surf, Torquay, VIC

Belle Miners
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Marakoopa Cafe, Mole Creek, TAS
Wednesday 22nd January – Maria Island, Triabunna, TAS

Ben Leece
Sunday 19th January – The Press Whiskey Bar, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Ben Mastwyk & His Million$
Friday 17th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 18th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 18th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 19th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – Americana In The Park, Tamworth, NSW

Ben Salter
Thursday 23rd January – The Golden Barley, Sydney, NSW
Friday 24th January – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart
Wednesday 22nd January – West Tamworth Leagues Club, Tamworth, NSW

Benny Allen
Saturday 18th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 19th January – Riverside Park, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – Oxley Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – Almond Inn Motel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – Riverside Park, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Almond Inn Motel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – South Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Riverside Park, Tamworth, NSW

Big Sky Mountain
Saturday 18th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Bill Chambers
Tuesday 21st January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Bluegrass and Boilermakers
Thursday 23rd January – Rio Bar, Sydney, NSW

Bluegrass Comes To Tamworth feat. Rod McCormack, Kristy Cox, Jerry Salley, The Weeping Willows, Montgomery Church
Friday 24th January – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Brad Butcher
Saturday 18th January – Toyota Park Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 19th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – West Tamworth Leagues Club, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – The Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW

Brad Cox
Monday 20th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Brandon Dodd
Saturday 18th January – The Press Whiskey Bar, Tamworth, NSW

Brìghde Chaimbeul & Jamie Murphy
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Monday 20th January – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Bromham
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Busby Marou
Saturday 18th January – Hope Estate, Pokolbin, NSW

Cake and Cordial Sessions feat. Genni Kane, Smith & Jones, Kris Schubert, Megan Cooper
Saturday 18th January – The Victoria, Bathurst, NSW

Cake and Cordial Sessions feat. Greg Storer’s Dust Music, Ruby Gilbert, Kris Morris, Great Aunt, Nathan Seeckts, Allegra Dunning, Megan Cooper, Paddy McHugh
Friday 24th January – St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, West Tamworth

Chaika
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Charlie Collins
Sunday 19th January – Scully Park, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Charlie Finn
Friday 17th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Chloe & Jason Roweth
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Cigany Weaver
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Claire Anne Taylor
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Tamar Valley Folk Festival, George Town, TAS

Claude Hay
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Thredbo Blues Festival, Thredbo, NSW

Copperline
Saturday 18th January – Post Office Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 19th January – City Sider Motel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 19th January – Tamworth City Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW

Courtyard Sessions feat. Hayden Calnin, Riley Pearce
Friday 17th January – Seymour Centre Courtyard, Sydney, NSW

Cruising’ Deuces
Tuesday 21st January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Dana Hassall
Monday 20th January – Americana In The Park, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Daniel Champagne
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Friday 17th January – Smokey Dan’s, Tomakin, NSW

Darby w/ Charlie Gradon
Saturday 18th January – Vic on the Park Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Darcy Fox
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Dave Wright & The Midnight Ramblers
Friday 24th January – The Gem Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Echo Deer
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Tamar Valley Folk Festival, George Town, TAS

Elephant Sessions
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Emily Barker
Friday 17th January – Wooloweyah Hall, Lakes Boulevarde, NSW
Saturday 18th January – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 19th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – Americana In The Park, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Emma Beau
Saturday 18th January – The Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Emma Donovan
Saturday 18th January – Ocean Sounds Festival, Phillip Island, VIC

Eric Bogle
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Fallon Cush
Friday 17th January – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 17th January – Curban Community Hall, Curban, NSW
Friday 24th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Faustus
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – The Royal Exchange, Newcastle, NSW

Felicity Urquhart
Saturday 18th January – The Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – West Tamworth Leagues Club, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – West Tamworth Leagues Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Festival of Small Halls feat. Siobhan Miller, Jack Carty
Wednesday 22nd January – Centenary Hall, Shellharbour, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – St. Saviours Cathedral Hall, Goulburn, NSW
Friday 24th January – Woodstock Memorial Hall, Woodstock, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Julia Johnson, Anna Smyrk, Imogen Pemberton
Wednesday 22nd January – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Fred Smith
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Freya Josephine Hollick w/ Ruben Neeson, Mr Teenage
Saturday 18th January – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

From Brissy, With Love – A Bush Fire Relief feat. Alex The Astronaut, The Grates, Kira Puru, Thelma Plum, Tia Gostelow
Sunday 19th January – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Furneaux Islands Festival
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Finders Island, TAS

Gareth Leach
Saturday 18th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – Americana In The Park, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – The Big Golden Guitar, Tamworth, NSW

Georgia State Line
Thursday 23rd January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Great Aunt
Sunday 19th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 19th January – The Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – The Press, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – City Sider, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – City Sider, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Cake and Cordial Sessions, St Paul’s Church Hall, Tamworth, NSW

Gretta Ziller
Saturday 18th January – The Press Whiskey Bar, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 19th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – Pure Country Spectacular. Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW

Hannah Aldridge
Friday 17th January – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Monday 20th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – The Almond Inn Motel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – City Sider Diner, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – City Sider Diner, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW

Harvey Russell & The Widowmakers
Monday 20th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – The Press, Tamworth, NSW

Hayley Marsten
Friday 17th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 18th January – The Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 19th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Here’s A Song I Wrote With Allan Caswell feat. Amber Lawrence, Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, Matt Cornell, Matt Scullion, Roger Corbett, Pixie Jenkins, Michael Carpenter, Aly Cook, Ainslie Allen, Nia Robertson, Damian Cafarella, Roo Arcus, James Stewart Keene, Brad Marks, Chantell Alexi Music, Benny Allen
Thursday 23rd January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

Illawarra Folk Festival
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Bulli, NSW

Innocent Eve
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Tamar Valley Folk Festival, George Town, TAS
Tuesday 21st January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – Oxley Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

Jack Carty
Thursday 16th to Sunday 17th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – Centenary Hall, Shellharbour, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – St. Saviours Cathedral Hall, Goulburn, NSW
Friday 24th January – Woodstock Memorial Hall, Woodstock, NSW

Jeff Lang
Friday 17th January – The Vault, Kalamunda, WA
Saturday 18th January – The River, Margaret River, WA
Sunday 19th January – Indian Ocean Hotel, Perth, WA
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th January – Raise the Fun Fest, Captains Flat, NSW

Jenny Mitchell
Friday 17th January – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – Toyota Park Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – The Big Golden Guitar, Tamworth, NSW

Kasey Chambers
Sunday 19th January – Scully Park, Tamworth, NSW

Katie Brianna
Monday 20th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – North Tamworth Bowlo, Tamworth, NSW

Kay Proudlove
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Kim Churchill
Friday 17th January – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 23rd January – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 24th January – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Kristen Lee Morris
Friday 24th January – Cake and Cordial Sessions, St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, West Tamworth

Kirsty Lee Akers
Thursday 23rd January – The Big Golden Guitar, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Kristy Cox
Saturday 18th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 18th January – The Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 19th January – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – Big Golden Guitar, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – Moonshiners, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Bluegrass Comes to Tamworth, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Kyle Lionhart
Saturday 18th January – Ocean Sounds Festival, Phillip Island, VIC

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes
Saturday 18th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

Laura & Susie, Anna Smyrk
Thursday 23rd January – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Laura Frank
Friday 24th January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW

Little Wise
Saturday 18th January – House Concert, Geelong, VIC
Sunday 19th January – Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Lolo Lovina
Friday 17th January – Django @ Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Lucie Thorne
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Tamar Valley Folk Festival, George Town, TAS
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Lucy Wise & Stephen Taberner
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Lyn Bowtell
Friday 17th January – Toyota Park Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 18th January – Toyota Park Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Blazes Showroom, Tamworth, NSW

Mal Web & Kylie Morrigan
Wednesday 22nd January – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Mark “Looch” Lewis & The Press Gangsters
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW

Martin Pearson
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Matt Ward
Sunday 19th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – City Sider, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – The Press, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – The Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW

Melody Moko
Saturday 18th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 19th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Michael Waugh
Monday 20th January – Americana In The Park, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – Moonshiners, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Montgomery Church
Saturday 18th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 18th January – Toyota Park Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 19th January – The Pig & Tinder, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 19th January – The Press Whiskey Bar, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – Tamworth Square, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – Big Golden Guitar, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – West Tamworth Leagues Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Bluegrass Comes to Tamworth, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Natalie Henry
Friday 17th January – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 18th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – Moonshiners, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – North Tamworth Bowlo, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – The Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Nathan Seeckts
Monday 20th January – Family Zone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Cake and Cordial Sessions, St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, West Tamworth

Neil Murray
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Furneaux Islands Festival, Finders Island, TAS

Newstead Live Music Festival
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Castlemaine, VIC

Ocean Sounds Festival
Saturday 18th January – Phillip Island, VIC

Paddy McHugh
Thursday 23rd January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Cake and Cordial Sessions, St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, West Tamworth

Paul Kelly
Sunday 19th January – Scully Park, Tamworth, NSW

Pete Cullen & The Hurt
Monday 20th January – Americana In The Park, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – The Imperial Brew House, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – The Imperial Brew House, Tamworth, NSW

Phil Beck, Paul Stewart, Bob Sharp, Scotty Balfour, Bob Barford, Don Bruce & Sean Roche
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Tamar Valley Folk Festival, George Town, TAS

Psycho Zydeco
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Thredbo Blues Festival, Thredbo, NSW

Rich Davies & The Low Road
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Richard Perso
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Thredbo Blues Festival, Thredbo, NSW

Rick Hart Trio
Sunday 19th January – Kelly’s Bar, Sydney, NSW

Rory McLeod
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Rose Zita Falko
Sunday 19th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 19th January – The Press Whiskey Bar, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – Americana In The Park, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – The Press, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – The Press, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Round Mountain Girls
Friday 17th January – The Slipway Hotel, Ballina, NSW

Ruben Neeson
Friday 17th January – Waywards, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 18th January – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Ruby Gilbert
Sunday 19th January – Write Like a Girl, Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – Underground Roots, Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Cake and Cordial Sessions, St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, West Tamworth

Russell Morris
Friday 17th January – Shoppingtown Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 18th January – The Village Green Hotel, Mulgrave, VIC

Ryan’s Rocks For Red Cross
Friday 24th January – Ryan’s Hotel, Thirroul, NSW

Sahara Beck
Friday 17th January – Shoalhaven Heads Bowling & Recreation Club, Shoalhaven Heads, NSW
Friday 24th January – Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay, NSW

Sam Newton
Friday 17th January – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Sean McMahon
Saturday 18th January – The Gem, Melbourne, VIC

Shane Nicholson
Wednesday 22nd January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW

Shanty Club
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Shelley’s Murder Boys
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Siobhan Miller
Thursday 16th to Sunday 17th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – Centenary Hall, Shellharbour, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – St. Saviours Cathedral Hall, Goulburn, NSW
Friday 24th January – Woodstock Memorial Hall, Woodstock, NSW

Smith & Jones
Saturday 18th January – Cake and Cordial Sessions, The Victoria, Bathurst, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – Almond Inn Motel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – Almond Inn Motel, Tamworth, NSW

Social Family Records Live and Acoustic Showcase feat. Gareth Leach, Taylor Moss, Jonny Taylor, Kate Hindle, Kirsty Lee Akers, Jake Davey, Hayley Jensen
Thursday 23rd January – Big Golden Guitar Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Songwriters for Climate Action feat. Xavia, Parvyn, Emma Heeney, Kate Lucas
Friday 17th January – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Stanley Records & Mother Hen Touring Showcase feat. Katie Brianna, Ben Leece, Hannah Aldridge, Lachlan Bryan, The Weeping Willows, Harvey Russell & The Widowmakers
Monday 20th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Tamar Valley Folk Festival
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – George Town, TAS

Tamworth Country Music Festival
Friday 17th to Sunday 26th January – Tamworth, NSW

Ted Egan
Wednesday 22nd January – Toyota Park Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Tex Perkins & Matt Walker
Friday 17th January – Caravan Music Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 18th January – Macedon Railway Hotel, Macedon, VIC
Wednesday 22nd January – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW

The Barleyshakes
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – Centro CBD, Woolongong, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Upper Lansdowne Hall, Upper Lansdowne, NSW
Friday 24th January – The Brewery, Bellingen, NSW

The Beautiful Girls
Saturday 20th January – Queens Wharf Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 24th January – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

The Black Sorrows
Friday 17th January – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 18th January – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 19th January – The Waterfront, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Publican, Mornington, VIC
Friday 24th January – Bowral Bowling Club, Bowral, NSW

The BordererS
Friday 17th January – The Woodside Pleasure Garden, Perth, WA

The Brother Brothers
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

The BUg – Brisbane Unplugged Folk/Acoustic Music Night feat. The Rural’s
Tuesday 21st January – New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLD

The Bushwackers
Saturday 18th January – Crazy Beach Party, Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 19th January – The Dag, Nundle, NSW
Monday 20th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

The Family Circle feat. Catherine Britt, Lachlan Bryan, Melody Moko, Kristy Cox, Natalie Henry
Saturday 18th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW

The Hillbilly Goats
Friday 17th January – Dubbo RSL, Dubbo, NSW
Sunday 19th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – The Longyard, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW

The Little Lord Street Band
Saturday 18th January – Mojos Bar, Fremantle, WA
Friday 24th January – Sessions at Fremantle Church, Fremantle, WA

The McClymonts
Friday 17th January – Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW

The Medicine Show Sessions feat. Allison Forbes, Gretta Ziller, Sam Hawksley, Brandon Dodd
Saturday 18th January – The Press Whiskey Bar, Tamworth, NSW

The Medicine Show Sessions feat. Allison Forbes, Montgomery Church, Kelly Cook, Ben Leece, Rose Zita Falko
Sunday 19th January – The Press Whiskey Bar, Tamworth, NSW

The Morrisons
Sunday 19th January – Golden Barley Hotel, Sydney, NSW

The Ocelots
Thursday 23rd January – Nightjar Festival, Torquay, VIC
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th January – Newstead Live Festival, Newstead, VIC

The Pigs
Wednesday 22nd January – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

The Porch Sessions on Tour feat. Merpire, Hannah Blackburn, Forever Son
Saturday 18th January – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 19th January – House Concert, Dromana, VIC
Wednesday 22nd January – House Concert, Duneld, VIC
Friday 24th January – House Concert, Millicent, SA

The Songwriter’s Showcase feat. Melissa Robertson, Dani Young, Benny Allen, Becci Nethery, Duncan Phillips, Great Aunt
Monday 20th January – St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, Tamworth, NSW

The Songwriter’s Showcase feat. Melissa Robertson, Sue Dyson, Brendan Smoother, Alexis and Susie duo, Renee Jonas, Gayle O’Neil, Ian Burns, Peter Armstrong
Monday 20th January – St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, Tamworth, NSW

The Swamp Stompers
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Thredbo Blues Festival, Thredbo, NSW

The Sweet Jelly Rolls
Friday 17th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 18th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 19th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 19th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – Tamworth Square, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Shippingworld, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW

The Tamworth Opry feat. Felicity Urquhart, Amber Lawrence, Catherine Britt, Kristy Cox, Pete Denahy, Dean Perrett, Homegrown, Emma Beau, Neon, Hayley Marsten
Saturday 18th January – Capitol Theatre Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW

The Tamworth Opry feat. Pete Denahy, Tania Kernaghan, Jerry Salley, Jetty Road, Brad Butcher, Aleyce Simmonds, Angus Gill, Carter and Carter, Della Harris, Matt Ward
Friday 24th January – Capitol Theatre Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW

The Water Runners
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

The Weeping Willows
Monday 20th January – The Big Golden Guitar, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 20th January – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – The Press, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – City Sider Diner, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – City Sider Diner, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Wests Diggers, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Bluegrass Comes to Tamworth, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Thelma Plum
Sunday 19th January – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 21st January – Australian Open, Melbourne, VIC

Thredbo Blues Festival
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Thredbo, NSW

Tim McMillan & Rachel Snow
Friday 24th January – Hot Springs Amphitheatre, Rye, VIC

Trouble In The Kitchen
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Xavia
Friday 17th January – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 19th January – Carlton Baths, Melbourne, VIC

Z-Star Trinity
Friday 17th January – Apollo Bay Hotel, Apollo Bay, VIC
Saturday 18th January – Apollo Bay Hotel, Apollo Bay, VIC
Friday 24th January – Rails, Byron Bay, NSW

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 10th January

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Illawarra Folk Festival

Illawarra

Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Bulli, NSW

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 10th January – Moruya Waterfront Hotel Motel, Moruya, NSW
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Thredbo Blues Festival, Thredbo, NSW

Abigail Wighton
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Ainsley Farrell, Huck Hastings, Georgia Mulligan
Thursday 16th January – Marlborough Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Allison Forbes, Melody Moko
Saturday 11th January – Tamborine Mountain Soiree, Tamborine Mountain, TAS

Amanda Palmer
Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th January – Mona Foma Confessional, Launceston, TAS

Andrew Swift
Saturday 11th January – Riverglade Caravan Park, Tumut, NSW
Sunday 12th January – Norah Head Holiday Park, Norah Head, NSW
Monday 13th January – Toowoon Bay Holiday Park, Toowoon Bay, NSW
Tuesday 14th January – Fingal Bay Holiday Park, Fingal Bay, NSW
Wednesday 15th January – Reflections Holiday Parks, Seal Rocks, NSW
Thursday 16th January – Shoal Bay Holiday Park, Shoal Bay, NSW
Friday 17th January – Toyota Park Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Andy Golledge
Sunday 12th January – The Royal Bondi, Sydney, NSW

Anna Smyrk
Sunday 12th January – The Lost Ones, Ballarat, VIC
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Ash Grunwald
Saturday 11th January – The Cambridge, Newcastle, NSW

Backsliders
Saturday 11th January – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Sunday 12th January – The Twist Factory, Narooma, NSW

Belle Miners
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS
Tuesday 14th January – Russell Falls, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 16th January – Cradle Mountain, Moina, TAS
Friday 17th January – Marakoopa Cafe, Mole Creek, TAS

Ben Mastwyk & His Million$
Friday 17th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Bluegrass and Boilermakers
Thursday 16th January – Rio Bar, Sydney, NSW

Bobby Alu
Saturday 11th January – Music in the Park, Hillarys, WA

Bonnie Kay and the Bonafidas
Friday 10th January – Diggers, The Entrance, NSW
Saturday 11th January – The Cauliflower Hotel, SYdney, NSW

Bromham
Saturday 11th January – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 12th January – Dromedary Hotel, Tilba, NSW
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Busby Marou
Friday 10th January – The Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston, TAS
Saturday 11th January – Summer Sessions, Forth Pub, Forth, TAS
Sunday 12th January – Republic Bar & Cafe, Hobart, TAS

Bushfire Fundraiser at the Northcote Social Club feat. Jordie Lane, Liz Stringer, The Maes, Jeff Lang, Clare Reynolds, Kylie Auldist, Kate Lucas
Tuesday 14th January – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Cat & Clint
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

Chaika
Friday 10th January – Cedar Bar & Kitchen, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 11th January – The Royal Exchange, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 12th January – House Concert, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Charlie Finn
Friday 17th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Charm of Finches
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

Chloe & Jason Roweth
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Cigany Weaver
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Claire Anne Taylor
Saturday 11th January – Summer Sessions, Forth Pub, Forth, TAS
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Tamar Valley Folk Festival, George Town, TAS

Claude Hay
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Thredbo Blues Festival, Thredbo, NSW

Courtyard Sessions feat. Hayden Calnin, Riley Pearce
Friday 17th January – Seymour Centre Courtyard, Sydney, NSW

Cygnet Folk Festival
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet, TAS

Dana Hassall
Wednesday 15th January – The Press, Tamworth, NSW

Daniel Champagne
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Friday 17th January – Smokey Dan’s, Tomakin, NSW

Echo Deer
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Tamar Valley Folk Festival, George Town, TAS

Elephant Sessions
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS
Wednesday 15th January – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Thursday 16th January – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Ella Belfanti
Friday 10th January – Currumbin RSL, Currumbin, QLD

Emily Barker
Wednesday 15th January – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 17th January – Wooloweyah Hall, Lakes Boulevarde, NSW

Emily Wurramura
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

Eric Bogle
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Fallon Cush
Friday 17th January – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 17th January – Curban Community Hall, Curban, NSW

Festival of Small Halls feat. Siobhan Miller, Jack Carty
Tuesday 14th January – Stanley Town Hall, Stanley, TAS
Wednesday 15th January – Two Oaks Cafe, Somerset, TAS
Thursday 16th January – Sulphur Creek Memorial Hall, Sulphur Creek, TAS

FolkSwagon feat. Matilda Abraham, Jordan C. Wilson, Sali Bracewell & Jordan Mac
Wednesday 15th January – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Fred Smith
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Freya Josephine Hollick
Friday 10th January – The Eastern, Ballarat, VIC

Furneaux Islands Festival
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Finders Island, TAS

Gretta Ziller
Saturday 11th January – Riverglade Caravan Park, Tumut, NSW
Sunday 12th January – Norah Head Holiday Park, Norah Head, NSW
Monday 13th January – Toowoon Bay Holiday Park, Toowoon Bay, NSW
Tuesday 14th January – Fingal Bay Holiday Park, Fingal Bay, NSW
Wednesday 15th January – Reflections Holiday Parks, Seal Rocks, NSW
Thursday 16th January – Shoal Bay Holiday Park, Shoal Bay, NSW

Hannah Aldridge
Friday 17th January – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Harvey Russell & The Widowmakers w/ Mark Lucas & the Dead Setters
Thursday 16th January – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Hayley Marsten
Friday 17th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Hello Tut Tut
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

Honey
Sunday 12th January – Bodalla Dairy Shed, Bodalla, NSW

Honk! Oz
Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th January – Wollongong, NSW

Illawarra Folk Festival
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Bulli, NSW

Innocent Eve
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Tamar Valley Folk Festival, George Town, TAS

Jack Carty
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS
Tuesday 14th January – Stanley Town Hall, Stanley, TAS
Wednesday 15th January – Two Oaks Cafe, Somerset, TAS
Thursday 16th January – Sulphur Creek Memorial Hall, Sulphur Creek, TAS
Thursday 16th to Sunday 17th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Jason Walker
Sunday 12th January – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Jeff Lang
Tuesday 14th January – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 15th January – Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 16th January – The Prince Of Wales Hotel, Bunbury, WA
Friday 17th January – The Vault, Kalamunda, WA

Jenny Mitchell
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS
Wednesday 15th January – Rosny Barn, Hobart, TAS
Friday 17th January – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Kay Proudlove
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Kim Churchill
Friday 10th January – Low 302, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 11th January – Low 302, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 15th January – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 16th January – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 17th January – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Kristen Lee Morris & The Dirty Snakes
Friday 10th January – The Old City Bank, Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 11th January – Blackheath Bar and Bistro, Blackheath, NSW

Lolo Lovina
Friday 17th January – Django @ Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Lucie Thorne
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Tamar Valley Folk Festival, George Town, TAS

Lyn Bowtell
Friday 17th January – Toyota Park Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan
Sunday 12th January – Bar 303, Melbourne, VIC

Mark “Looch” Lewis
Sunday 12th January – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Matt Joe Gow
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February – Riverboats Festival, Riverboats Festival, VIC

Michael Waugh
Saturday 11th January – The Minya Vineyard & Winery, Connewarre, VIC

Monique Clare
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

Natalie Henry
Friday 17th January – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Neil Murray
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Furneaux Islands Festival, Finders Island, TAS

Nigel Wearne
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

Of Monsters and Men
Friday 10th January – Festival Hall, Melbourne, VIC

Paddy McHugh
Friday 10th January – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Paul Kelly
Saturday 11th January – Mt Duneed Estate, Waurn Ponds, VIC
Thursday 16th January – Princess Theatre, Launceston, TAS

Pete Murray
Friday 10th January – Station Place Werribee, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 11th January – Summer Sessions, Forth Pub, Forth, TAS

Phil Beck, Paul Stewart, Bob Sharp, Scotty Balfour, Bob Barford, Don Bruce & Sean Roche
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Tamar Valley Folk Festival, George Town, TAS

Psycho Zydeco
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Thredbo Blues Festival, Thredbo, NSW

Richard Perso
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Thredbo Blues Festival, Thredbo, NSW

Rory McLeod
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS
Tuesday 14th January – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 15th January – Bridge Hotel Castlemaine, Bendigo, VIC
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Round Mountain Girls
Friday 17th January – The Slipway Hotel, Ballina, NSW

Russell Morris
Thursday 16th January – Caravan Music Club, Melbourne, VIC

Sahara Beck
Friday 17th January – Shoalhaven Heads Bowling & Recreation Club, Shoalhaven Heads, NSW

Sam Newton
Friday 17th January – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Shanty Club
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Shelley’s Murder Boys
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Siobhan Miller
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS
Tuesday 14th January – Stanley Town Hall, Stanley, TAS
Wednesday 15th January – Two Oaks Cafe, Somerset, TAS
Thursday 16th January – Sulphur Creek Memorial Hall, Sulphur Creek, TAS
Thursday 16th to Sunday 17th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Songwriters for Climate Action feat. Xavia, Parvyn, Emma Heeney, Kate Lucas
Friday 17th January – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Summer Sessions feat. Pete Murray, Thirsty Merc, Busby Marou, Kyle Lionhart, Claire Anne Taylor
Saturday 11th January – Forth Pub, Forth, TAS

Sunday Session with Tinker & Mike
Sunday 12th January – Bootleggerbar, Katoomba, NSW

Sydney Festival Bushfire Appeal feat. Dan Sultan, Polish Club, Custard, Art vs Science, Regurgitator, The Neptune Power Federation
Saturday 11th January – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Tamar Valley Folk Festival
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – George Town, TAS

Tamworth Country Music Festival
Friday 17th to Sunday 26th January – Tamworth, NSW

The Black Sorrows
Friday 10th January – Wonderland Spiegeltent, Barwon Heads, VIC
Wednesday 15th January – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 16th January – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 17th January – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW

The Brother Brothers
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS
Tuesday 14th January – Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, TAS
Wednesday 15th January – Adventure Bay Community Hall, Adventure Bay, TAS
Thursday 16th January – Mountain Mojo, Sheffield, TAS
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

The Barleyshakes
Saturday 11th January – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

The BordererS
Friday 17th January – The Woodside Pleasure Garden, Perth, WA

The East Pointers w/ Laura Hyde
Friday 10th January – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 11th January – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 12th January – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

The Hillbilly Goats
Saturday 11th January – Seagulls Club, Tweed Heads, NSW
Sunday 12th January – Mooloolah Valley Country Club, Mooloolah Valley, QLD
Friday 17th January – Dubbo RSL, Dubbo, NSW

The Little Stevies
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

The Maes
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS
Tuesday 14th January – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

The McClymonts
Friday 17th January – Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW

The Northern Folk
Sunday 12th January – Sunset Sounds at Central Park, Melbourne, VIC

The Porch Sessions on Tour feat. Merpire, Hannah Blackburn, Forever Son
Saturday 11th January – House Concert, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 12th January – House Concert, Newcastle, NSW
Tuesday 14th January – House Concert, Blue Mountains, NSW
Thursday 16th January – House Concert, Beechworth, VIC

The Stetson Family
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

The Swamp Stompers
Saturday 11th January – Old Bar Tavern, Old Bar, NSW
Sunday 12th January – Harrington Hotel, Harrington, NSW
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Thredbo Blues Festival, Thredbo, NSW

The Sweet Jelly Rolls
Friday 17th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

The Water Runners
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Thredbo Blues Festival
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Thredbo, NSW

Tim McMillan & Rachel Snow
Friday 10th January – MONA, Hobart, TAS
Sunday 12th January – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS

Whoa Mule
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

Xavia
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS
Friday 17th January – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Yulli’s Sessions presents Bluegrass at Balls Head
Wednesday 15th January – Balls Head Reserve, Sydney, NSW

Z-Star Trinity
Friday 10th January – The Wickham Park Hotel, Islington, NSW
Saturday 11th January – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 16th January – Nightjar Festival, Geelong, VIC
Friday 17th January – Apollo Bay Hotel, Apollo Bay, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Bunch of Green Rushes/Salt Creek” – We Banjo 3

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 3rd January

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Elephant Sessions

Elephant Sessions

Friday 3rd January – The Bellingen Brewery Co, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 4th January – The Upper Lansdowne Memorial Hall, Upper Lansdowne, NSW
Sunday 5th January – Stag and Hunter, Newcastle, NSW
Wednesday 8th January – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 9th January – Rosny Farm, Hobart, TAS
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 10th January – Moruya Waterfront Hotel Motel, Moruya, NSW

Andrew Swift and Gretta Ziller
**CANCELLED***Friday 3rd January – Tathra Beachside, Tathra, NSW**CANCELLED***
**CANCELLED***Saturday 4th January – BIG4 Wallaga Lake Holiday Park, Wallaga Lake, NSW**CANCELLED***
**CANCELLED***Sunday 5th January – BIG4 Moruya Heads East Dolphin Beach, Moruya, NSW**CANCELLED***
**CANCELLED***Monday 6th January – Merry Beach Caravan Park, Kioloa, NSW**CANCELLED***
**CANCELLED***Tuesday 7th January – Holiday Haven, Lake Conjola, NSW**CANCELLED***
**CANCELLED***Wednesday 8th January – Surfside Cudmirrah Beach, Cudmirrah, NSW**CANCELLED***
**CANCELLED***Thursday 9th January – Holiday Haven, Currarong Beach, NSW**CANCELLED***

Bayview Country Picnic Festival & Fundraiser
Saturday 4th January – Bayview Country Art Club, Bittern, VIC

Belle Miners
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

Ben Mastwyk
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Benny Allen
Saturday 4th January – Bayview Country Picnic Festival & Fundraiser, Bittern, VIC

Bluegrass and Boilermakers
Thursday 9th January – Rio Bar, Sydney, NSW

Brooke Russell & the Canyon Callers
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Cat & Clint
Saturday 4th January – Red Velvet Lounge, Cygnet, TAS
Sunday 5th January – Swansea Courthouse, Swansea, TAS
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

Charm of Finches
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

Cygnet Folk Festival
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet, TAS

Daniel Champagne
Friday 3rd January – Red Hill Recreation Reserve, Red Hill, VIC
Saturday 4th January – Bayview Country Picnic Festival & Fundraiser, Bittern, VIC
Sunday 5th January – The Urban Health Collective, Melbourne, VIC

Dave Wright & The Midnight Ramblers
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 5th January – The Welcome Swallow, Melbourne, VIC

Dope Lemon
Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th January – Falls Festival, Fremantle, VIC

Elephant Sessions
Friday 3rd January – The Bellingen Brewery Co, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 4th January – The Upper Lansdowne Memorial Hall, Upper Lansdowne, NSW
Sunday 5th January – Stag and Hunter, Newcastle, NSW
Wednesday 8th January – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 9th January – Rosny Farm, Hobart, TAS
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

Ella Belfanti
Friday 10th January – Currumbin RSL, Currumbin, QLD

Emily Wurramura
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

Falls Festival
Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th January – Fremantle, WA

Festival of Small Halls feat. Siobhan Miller, Jack Carty
Saturday 4th January – Southport Community Hall, Southport, TAS
Sunday 5th January – Derby Town Hall, Derby, TAS
Monday 6th January – Rowella Hall, Rowella, TAS
Tuesday 7th January – Nunamara Town Hall, Nunamara, TAS
Wednesday 8th January – Longford Town Hall, Longford, TAS
Thursday 9th January – Mole Creek Memorial Hall, Mole Creek, TAS

Freya Josephine Hollick
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 10th January – The Eastern, Ballarat, VIC

Gareth Leach
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Georgia State Line
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Great Aunt
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Hello Tut Tut
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

Honk! Oz
Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th January – Wollongong, NSW

In The Round feat. James Morrison, Rosewood, Ruben Neeson, Charlie Finn
Thursday 9th January – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Jack Carty
Saturday 4th January – Southport Community Hall, Southport, TAS
Sunday 5th January – Derby Town Hall, Derby, TAS
Monday 6th January – Rowella Hall, Rowella, TAS
Tuesday 7th January – Nunamara Town Hall, Nunamara, TAS
Wednesday 8th January – Longford Town Hall, Longford, TAS
Thursday 9th January – Mole Creek Memorial Hall, Mole Creek, TAS
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

James Ellis & the Jealous Guys
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Kim Churchill
Sunday 5th January – Crooked River Winery, Gerringong, NSW
Friday 10th January – Low 302, Sydney, NSW

Kristen Lee Morris & The Dirty Snakes
Friday 10th January – The Old City Bank, Katoomba, NSW

Lachlan Bryan & the Wildes
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Little Wise
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan
Thursday 9th January – The Ember Lounge, St Kilda, VIC

Matt Corby
Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th January – Falls Festival, Fremantle, WA

Matt Joe Gow
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 4th January – Bayview Country Festival, Mona Vale, NSW

Milky Chance
Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th January – Falls Festival, Fremantle, VIC
Tuesday 7th January – Festival Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 8th January – Horden Pavilion, Sydney, NSW

Monique Clare
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

Nathan Seeckts
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Nigel Wearne
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

Of Monsters and Men
Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th January – Falls Festival, Fremantle, VIC
Tuesday 7th January – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 8th January – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Friday 10th January – Festival Hall, Melbourne, VIC

Paddy McHugh
Friday 10th January – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Paul Kelly
Saturday 4th January – Glenelg Beach, Adelaide, SA

Raised By Eagles
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Rick Hart Trio
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 4th January – Bayview Country Picnic Festival & Fundraiser, Bittern, VIC

Rory McLeod
Thursday 9th January – Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, TAS
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

Rose Zita Falko
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Russell Morris
Friday 3rd December – Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD

Sean McMahon
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Siobhan Miller
Saturday 4th January – Southport Community Hall, Southport, TAS
Sunday 5th January – Derby Town Hall, Derby, TAS
Monday 6th January – Rowella Hall, Rowella, TAS
Tuesday 7th January – Nunamara Town Hall, Nunamara, TAS
Wednesday 8th January – Longford Town Hall, Longford, TAS
Thursday 9th January – Mole Creek Memorial Hall, Mole Creek, TAS
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

Tess Guthrie
Thursday 9th January – Nightjar Festival, Torquay VIC

The Black Sorrows
Friday 3rd January – Ballina RSL Club, Ballina, NSW
Saturday 4th January – Yamba Golf & Country Club, Yamba, NSW
Sunday 5th January – Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Wednesday 8th January – Parkes Services Club, Parkes, NSW
Friday 10th January – Wonderland Spiegeltent, Barwon Heads, VIC

The Brother Brothers
Friday 3rd January – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 4th January – Dorrigo Old Gazette Theatre, Dorrigo, NSW
Sunday 5th January – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Tuesday 7th January – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 8th January – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 9th January – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

The East Pointers w/ Laura Hyde
Friday 3rd January – The Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD
Saturday 4th January – The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley, QLD
Sunday 5th January – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD
Thursday 9th January – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 10th January – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

The Little Stevies
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

The Maes
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

The Porch Sessions on Tour feat. Merpire, Hannah Blackburn, Forever Son
Thursday 9th January – House Concert, Byron Bay, NSW

The Stetson Family
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

The Swamp Stompers
Friday 3rd December – Murrah Hall, Murrah, NSW
Saturday 4th December – Narooma Golf Club, Narooma, NSW
Sunday 5th December – Towradgi Beach Hotel, Wollongong, NSW

The Teskey Brothers
Saturday 4th January – Glenelg Beach, Adelaide, SA

The Weeping Willows
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Western Weekender
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Whoa Mule
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

Xavia
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS

Z-Star Trinity
Friday 10th January – The Wickham Park Hotel, Islington, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Parting Glass/Auld Lang Syne” – The Light Parade

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 27th December

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Blog

– Our Editor in Chief Gareth Hugh Evans released his traditional top 25 songs of the year including tracks from Aldous Harding, Bear’s Den, Big Sky Mountain, Bon Iver, Chaika, Charm of Finches, Falls, Fanny Lumsden, Garrett Kato, George Jackson, Joe Pug, John Smith, Julia Jacklin, Luke Plumb & Kate Burke, Mandolin Orange, Matthew And The Atlas, Michael Waugh, Passenger, Seeker Lover Keeper, Stella Donnelly, The East Pointers, The Maes, The Teskey Brothers, Tia Gostelow and Vetiver. Check it out here

– Our annual Chritsmas Eve list of the best folky Christmas and Holiday songs of the year dropped on Tuesday with tracks from Al Parkinson, Anais Mitchell w/ Thomas “Doveman” Bartlett, Arielle Silver, Bear’s Den, Ben Sollee, Courteous Thief, Fanny Lumsden, Good Lovelies, Jackie Marshall and Emma Bosworth, Jesse Blake Rundle, Joe Pug, Lady Maisery w/ Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith, Judy Collins & Jonas Fjeld, Lana Winterhalt, Noah, Mitch, & Kate, Phoebe Bridgers w/ Fiona Apple and Matt Berninger (The National), Richard Walters, Skinner & T’witch, Sophie Jones (Smith and Jones), Stella Donnelly, The Lone Bellow and The Shut-ins. Check out the list here

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Andrew Swift and Gretta Ziller

Caravan Park

Friday 27th December – Amberlee Holiday Park, Rosebud, VIC
Saturday 28th December – Inverloch Foreshore Camping Reserve, Inverloch, VIC
Sunday 29th December – Seaspray Caravan Park, Seaspray, VIC
Monday 30th December – Eagle Point Caravan Park, Eagle Point, VIC
Tuesday 31st December – Marlo Ocean Views, Marlo, VIC
Wednesday 1st January – Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park, Mallacoota, VIC
Thursday 2nd January – Eden Beachfront Holiday Park, Eden, NSW
Friday 3rd January – Tathra Beachside, Tathra, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Áine Tyrrell
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Alana Wilkinson
Saturday 28th December – Inverloch Sounds of Summer, Inverloch, VIC

Alice Skye
Monday 30th December to Wednesday 1st January – NYE on the Hill, Loch, VIC

Amanda Palmer
Monday 30th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Andrew Swift and Gretta Ziller
Friday 27th December – Amberlee Holiday Park, Rosebud, VIC
Saturday 28th December – Inverloch Foreshore Camping Reserve, Inverloch, VIC
Sunday 29th December – Seaspray Caravan Park, Seaspray, VIC
Monday 30th December – Eagle Point Caravan Park, Eagle Point, VIC
Tuesday 31st December – Marlo Ocean Views, Marlo, VIC
Wednesday 1st January – Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park, Mallacoota, VIC
Thursday 2nd January – Eden Beachfront Holiday Park, Eden, NSW
Friday 3rd January – Tathra Beachside, Tathra, NSW

Archie Roach
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Austral
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Barleyshakes
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Ben Mastwyk
Tuesday 31st December – Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Blair Dunlop
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Bluegrass and Boilermakers
Thursday 2nd January – Rio Bar, Sydney, NSW

Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides
Friday 27th December – The Unicorn Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 29th December – Shady Pines Saloon, Sydney, NSW

Brooke Russell & the Canyon Callers
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Cat & Clint
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Charlie Collins
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Chloe & Jason Roweth
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Cigány Weaver
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Cloudstreet
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Colin Lillie
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Dave Wright & The Midnight Ramblers
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Dope Lemon
Saturday 28th to Tuesday 31st December – Falls Festival, Lorne, VIC
Sunday 29th to Tuesday 31st December – Falls Festival, Marion Bay, TAS
Tuesday 31st December to Thursday 2nd January – Falls Festival, Byron Bay, NSW

Dyson Stringer Cloher
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Elephant Sessions
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD
Thursday 2nd January – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 3rd January – The Bellingen Brewery Co, Bellingen, NSW

Emily Barker
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Falls Festival
Saturday 28th to Tuesday 31st December – Lorne, VIC
Sunday 29th to Tuesday 31st December – Marion Bay, TAS
Tuesday 31st December to Thursday 2nd January – Byron Bay, NSW

Fiona Ross and Shane O’Mara
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Fred Smith
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Freya Josephine Hollick
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Gareth Leach
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Georgia State Line
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Great Aunt
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Gretta Ray
Monday 30th December to Wednesday 1st January – NYE on the Hill, Loch, VIC

Gulgong Folk Festival
Sunday 29th to Tuesday 31st December – Gulgong, NSW

Harry James Angus
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Hat Fitz and Cara
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Inverloch Sounds of Summer
Saturday 28th December – Thompson Reserve, Inverloch, VIC

Jack Carty
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

James Ellis & the Jealous Guys
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Jeff Lang
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

John Thompson
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Jordie Lane
Tuesday 31st December – Secret Show, VIC

Kasey Chambers
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Kate Miller-Heidke
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Kay Proudlove
Sunday 29th December – Red Dog on the Green, Figtree, NSW

Kyle Lionhart
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Lachlan Bryan & the Wildes
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Lior
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Little Wise
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Mal Webb
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Martin Pearson
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Matt Joe Gow
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission
Wednesday 1st January – The Archies Creek Hotel, Archies Creek, VIC

Milky Chance
Saturday 28th to Tuesday 31st December – Falls Festival, Lorne, VIC
Sunday 29th to Tuesday 31st December – Falls Festival, Marion Bay, TAS
Tuesday 31st December to Thursday 2nd January – Falls Festival, Byron Bay, NSW

Nariel Creel Folk Festival
Tuesday 31st December to Wednesday 1st January – Nariel Creek, VIC

Narrownecks
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Nathan Seeckts
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Niq Reefman
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

NYE on the Hill
Monday 30th December to Wednesday 1st January – Loch, VIC

Of Monsters and Men
Saturday 28th to Tuesday 31st December – Falls Festival, Lorne, VIC
Sunday 29th to Tuesday 31st December – Falls Festival, Marion Bay, TAS
Tuesday 31st December to Thursday 2nd January – Falls Festival, Byron Bay, NSW

Pierce Brothers
Monday 30th December to Wednesday 1st January – NYE on the Hill, Loch, VIC

Raised By Eagles
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

RAPT
Sunday 29th to Tuesday 31st December – Gulgong Folk Festival, Gulgong, NSW

Rick Hart Trio
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Rose Zita Falko
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Round Mountain Girls
Tuesday 31st December – Seagulls Club, Tweed Heads, NSW

Russell Morris
Thursday 2nd December – Malt Shovel Taphouse, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Friday 3rd December – Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD

Sahara Beck
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Sean McMahon
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Stag 2020 NYE feat. Magpie Diaries, Johnston City, James Thomson, Lyle Dennis Express, Dashville Progress Society
Tuesday 31st December – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Stu Tyrrell
Sunday 29th to Tuesday 31st December – Gulgong Folk Festival, Gulgong, NSW

The Black Sorrows
Saturday 28th December – Caravan Music Club, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 29th December – Wonderland Spiegeltent, Barwon Heads, VIC
Thursday 2nd January – The Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD
Friday 3rd January – Ballina RSL Club, Ballina, NSW

The BordererS
Tuesday 31st December – Para Hills Community Club, Adelaide, SA

The Brother Brothers
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD
Friday 3rd December – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD

The Bushwackers
Sunday 29th to Tuesday 31st December – Gulgong Folk Festival, Gulgong, NSW

The East Pointers w/ Laura Hyde
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD
Friday 3rd January – The Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD

The Little Lord Street Band
Saturday 28th December – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 29th December – Margaret River Brewhouse, Margaret River, WA

The New Graces
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

The Swamp Stompers
Friday 3rd December – Murrah Hall, Murrah, NSW

The Weeping Willows
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – Western Weekender, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Thelma Plumb
Saturday 28th to Tuesday 31st December – Falls Festival, Lorne, VIC
Sunday 29th to Tuesday 31st December – Falls Festival, Marion Bay, TAS
Tuesday 31st December to Thursday 2nd January – Falls Festival, Byron Bay, NSW

This Way North
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Tia Gostelow
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Tin Star
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Western Weekender
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Woodford Folk Festival
Friday 27th December to Wednesday 1st January – Woodford, QLD

Z-Star Trinity
Saturday 28th December – Mansfield Hotel, Townsville, QLD
Tuesday 31st December – Riley, Cairns, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“Woodfordia” – The East Pointers

The Best Folky Christmas Songs of 2019

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It’s Christmas Eve which means it’s time to publish our favourite Christmas tracks released this year with a folky flavour.

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone! Looking forward to folking with you in 2020!

Joe Pug – “The Letdown”

Richard Walters – “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”

Jackie Marshall and Emma Bosworth – “Christmas At The Hotel Grand”

Phoebe Bridgers feat. Fiona Apple, Matt Berninger – “7 O’Clock News / Silent Night”

Bear’s Den – “Only Son of the Falling Snow”

Bear’s Den – “The Star of Bethnal Green”

Fanny Lumsden – “These Days”

Arielle Silver – “Lonely Time of Year”

The Shut-Ins – “Daddy’s Drinking Up Our Christmas”

Courteous Thief – “Mountains And Sea”

The Lone Bellow – “Marshmallow World”

Skinner and T’witch – “The Winter Song”

Stella Donnelly – “Season’s Greetings”

Sophie Jones – “Tamworth For Christmas”

Al Parkinson – “I Get Through The Year Just Fine”

Lana Winterhalt – “The Holly & The Ivy”

Lady Maisery, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith – “Sing We All Merrily”

Judy Collins & Jonas Fjeld – “River”

Noah, Mitch, & Kate – “O Come O Come Emmanuel”

Anaïs Mitchell w/ Thomas “Doveman” Bartlett – “I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day”

The Good Lovelies – “Song of the Magi”

Ben Sollee – “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear”

Jesse Blake Rundle – “Silent Night”

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