Thank Folk It’s Friday – 13th March

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– The Top Half Folk Festival in Central Australia have announce Fanny Lumsden as their 2015 headliner this June. Details here

Jack Carty released his new single “If I Am A Candle, Then You Are A Spark” as he tours around Australia. Details here

– Sydney folk duo Elwood Myre have headed out on a huge East Coast tour. Details here

– The Bluegrass @ Yulli’s jam night returns to Sydney next week featuring George Jackson and Daniel Watkins of One Up, Two Down. Details here

– The St Patrick’s Day celebrations starts early with a bunch of gigs planned at The Gaelic Club in Sydney from tonight featuring Sásta, The Bottlers, ZeoN, Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson and more. Details here

– Adelaide singer-songwriter Tom West released his new video “Easy, Love”. Details here

Roland Kay-Smith kicked off his album launch tour this week. Details here

Releases This Week

Music Now
MusicNOW – 10 Years – Various
Bandcamp

Nanna
NannaXavier Rudd & The United Nations
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

The Gaelic Club Sydney St Patricks Day

Sasta

It’s St Patrick’s Day week and The Gaelic Club in Sydney have so much amazing music on from the likes of Sásta, The Bottlers, ZeoN, Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson and many more. Get some Irish music into you!

Friday 13th March – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW (Sásta)
Saturday 14th March – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW (The Bottlers)
Sunday 15th March – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW (ZeoN)
Monday 16th March – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW (Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson)
Tuesday 17th March – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Andrew Swift
Thursday 19th March – The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 20th March – Crown + Anchor, Adelaide, SA

April Maze
Friday 13th March – The Music Lounge, Acoustic Picnic, Manly, NSW
Wednesday 18th March – Wooloweyah Hall, Yamba, NSW

Blue Mountains Music Festival
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – Katoomba, NSW

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s feat. George Jackson & Daniel Watkins (One Up, Two Down)
Wednesday 18th March – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Brunswick Music Festival
Sunday 1st to Sunday 15th March – Brunswick, VIC

Bunker Bluegrass
Thursday 19th March – Coogee Diggers, Sydney, NSW

Darren Hanlon
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Yackandandah Folk Festival, VIC

Davey Craddock
Thursday 19th March – Defectors Bar, Perth, WA

Elwood Myre
Sunday 15th March – Charity Event, Warilla, NSW
Friday 20th March – Vic on the Park, Sydney, NSW

Festival of Small Halls feat. Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Siskin River
Tuesday 17th March – Orange Showground Pavillion, Orange, NSW
Wednesday 18th March – The Simpson Pavillion, Grenfell, NSW
Thursday 19th March – The Rand School of Arts, Rand, NSW
Friday 20th March – Girgarre Town Hall, Girgarre, VIC

Heartstring Quartet
Saturday 14th to Sunday 15th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW
Tuesday 17th March – Frankston Arts Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 19th March – Warragul PAC, Warragul, VIC

Jack Carty
Friday 13th March – The New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, QLD

Jess Locke
Friday 13th March – The End, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 15th March – House Show, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 19th March – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Joel Barker
Wednesday 18th March – Settlers Tavern, Margret River, WA

John Flanagan
Saturday 14th March – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 19th March – Django bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 20th March – Illawarra Folk Club, City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW

Jordie Lane
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Josh Rennie-Hynes, Liam Gerner, Caitlin Harnett
Friday 13th March – Currumbin Creek Tavern, Gold Coast, QLD
Wednesday 18th March – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 19th March – Bleach Festival, Gold Coast, QLD
Friday 20th March – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Kim Richey
Friday 13th March – Mountain Mumma, Sheffield TAS
Sunday 15th March – Lake St Clair Lodge, Lake St Clair TAS

Lucy Wise Trio
Thursday 19th March – Northcote Uniting Church, Melbourne, VIC

Nuala Kennedy
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW
Tuesday 17th March – Newcastle University, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 19th March – TBC, Newcastle, NSW

Roland Kay-Smith
Friday 13th March – The Pier, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 20th March – Illawarra Brewery, Wollongong, NSW

Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson
Monday 16th March – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Rowena Wise
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Sam Buckingham
Friday 20th March – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton, SA

Sásta
Friday 13th March – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Skyscraper Stan And The Commission Flats
Friday 13th March – The Pier, Port Macquarie, NSW
Saturday 14th March – Lazy Bones Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 20th March – The Illawarra Brewery, Wollongong, NSW

Steve Smyth
Saturday 14th March – Elsewhere Festival, Newcastle, NSW

The Bottlers
Saturday 14th March – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

The Melbourne Folk Club feat. Breabach, Stray Hens
Wednesday 18th March – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

Timberwolf
Saturday 14th March – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 20th March – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Vance Joy
Friday 13th March – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 14th March – Regent Cinema Theatre, Ballarat, VIC
Friday 20th March – Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
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Winterbourne
Saturday 14th March – Wrangler, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 14th March – Shebeen Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 19th March – Moonshine, Manly, NSW

Xavier Rudd & The United Nations
Thursday 19th March – The Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Yackandandah Folk Festival
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Yackandandah, VIC

ZeoN
Sunday 15th March – The Gaelic Club, Sydney NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Wintersmith” – Steeleye Span

To honour the passing of Terry Pratchett we thought we’d celebrate with “Wintersmith”, the track written specifically for Terry Pratchett’s book series by Steeleye Span.

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