Thank Folk It’s Friday – 27th March

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Releases This Week

Bela Fleck
The Ripple EffectBéla Fleck and Toumani Diabaté
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Sufjan
AporiaSufjan Stevens & Lowell Brams
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The Ocelots
Started To WonderThe Ocelots
Bandcamp
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Iso-Laid

Iso-laid

The Aussie streaming festival kicks off again this weekend on Instagram featuring Merpire, Charm of Finches, Caitlin Harnett, Alana Wilkinson, freya Josephine Hollick, Lisa Mitchell, Elana Stone, BATTS, Gretta Ray, Jen Cloher, Alice Ivy, The Orbweavers, Andy Golledge, Josh Pyke, Liz Stringer, Alex The Astronaut, Marlon Williams, Sarah Blasko, and more

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March – via Instagram (links here)

Postponed and Cancelled Festivals and Events Next Week

Band Together
***POSTPONED***Saturday 28th March – Club Menangle Trackside, Menangle Park, NSW***POSTPONED***

Be Wildered
***POSTPONED***Saturday 28th March – Forbes, NSW***POSTPONED***

Day by the Bay Festival
***POSTPONED***Saturday 28th March – Point Cook Coastal Park Picnic Area, Point Cook, VIC***POSTPONED***

Meadow 2020
***CANCELLED***Friday 27th to Sunday 29th March – Bambra, VIC***CANCELLED***

Mojo Burning
***POSTPONED***Saturday 28th March – Brisbane, QLD***POSTPONED***

Old Fashioned Music Weekend
***POSTPONED***Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th April – The GAS, Brisbane, QLD***POSTPONED***

The Peninsula Picnic
***CANCELLED***Saturday 28th March – Mornington, VIC***CANCELLED***

The Drop Festival
***CANCELLED***Saturday 28th March – Coolangatta, QLD***CANCELLED***

Unleash the Elephant
***CANCELLED***Saturday 28th March – The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD***CANCELLED***

Wagga Wagga Food & Wine Festival
***CANCELLED***Saturday 28th March – Wagga Wagga, NSW***CANCELLED***

Friday Folk Flashback

“Aye Waukin-O” – Eddi Reader w/ Karen Matheson

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 20th March

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“Right now is peak folk festival season and the cancellation of so many shows is going to have a deep and lasting impact on so many in the industry who rely on gigs for their income. However we think there’s a real opportunity for folk community to come together and soften that impact, if by just a little”Gareth Hugh Evans on the little ways we can help our community in these trying times. Blog post here

Reviews

“Riverboats Music Festival is probably the most comfortable festival to attend – accommodation is nearby, the venue is easy to navigate and facilities excellent. The curation of the line up ensures a great variety of complimentary acts. MC Brian Nankervis of RocKwiz fame kept acts rolling and entertainment between sets going – never have we seen so much dedication from a crowd to either quiz answers or a Frisbee competition”KT Bell reviews Riverboats Music Festival. Read the Review here

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Empty Folk Club

With the current situation surrounding COVID-19 we felt it was responsible not to recommend any gigs for the time being. Instead we recommend you support your favourite folk artists in other ways such as:

– Signing up to the Patreon of your favourite artists
– Buying artists’ albums and EPs on Bandcamp or iTunes or wherever you can
– Ordering physical copies of artists’ music or their merchandise online
– If you stream music, stream all you can. Create and share playlists of the artists you would have seen live and have music constantly in your life. Streaming doesn’t pay much but it pays something.
– If a cancelled festival or event is offering to transfer your ticket to next year’s event, take them up on that offer rather than asking for a refund. They’d appreciate the money in the bank
Stay safe everyone

Gigs Next Week

Bluegrass and Boilermakers
Thursday 26th March – Rio Bar, Sydney, NSW

Brunswick Music Festival
***CANCELLED***Monday 9th to Sunday 22nd March – Melbourne, VIC***CANCELLED***

Claude Hay
Friday 27th March – Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW

CMC Rocks QLD
***POSTPONED***Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Willowbank Raceway, Ipswich, QLD***POSTPONED***

Day on the Lawn
***CANCELLED***Saturday 21st March – Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart, TAS***CANCELLED***

Forth Valley Blues Festival
***CANCELLED***Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Recreation Ground, Forth, TAS***CANCELLED***

Good Day Sunshine Festival
***POSTPONED***Saturday 21st March – Margaret River, WA***POSTPONED***

Honey
Sunday 22nd March – Bodalla Dairy Shed, Bodalla, NSW

Lake Bolac Eel Festival
***CANCELLED***Friday 20th to Saturday 21st March – Lake Bolac, VIC***CANCELLED***

Little Quirks
Friday 27th March – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

Meadow 2020
***CANCELLED***Friday 27th to Sunday 29th March – Bambra, VIC***CANCELLED***

Narrandera Folk Festival
***CANCELLED***Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Narrandera, NSW***CANCELLED***

Stringline Folk Band
Friday 20th March – Bar Centrale, Campbelltown, NSW

The Beez
Friday 27th March – Penrose Hall, Penrose, NSW

The Borderers
Friday 20th March – Memo Music Hall, Melbourne, VIC

The Button Collective
Friday 27th March – Bellingen Brewery & Co., Bellingen, NSW

The Emerald Ruby
Saturday 21st March – Hidden Treasure Fest, The Hideaway Bar, Sydney, NSW

The Swamp Stompers
Saturday 21st March – Crack ‘n’ Jack Autumn Fest, Port Stephens, NSW

Under Western Skies Festival
***CANCELLED***Saturday 21st March – Dundullimal Homestead, Dubbo, NSW***CANCELLED***

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

Folking in Tough Times

Folk Club

It’s been devastating watching the effect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our little community. Watching the festival, event, tour and gig cancellations roll in over the last week is breaking our hearts, but we know ultimately that these are the right decisions. The folk community is made up of so many diverse and wonderful people and we need to make sure our safety is top priority.

Right now is peak folk festival season and the cancellation of so many shows is going to have a deep and lasting impact on so many in the industry who rely on gigs for their income. However we think there’s a real opportunity for folk community to come together and soften that impact, if by just a little.

If you’re a lover of music and you were planning on attending a gig that has been (or probably will be) cancelled, let’s think about the ways in which we can redirect that money and energy towards the community. Some thoughts:

  • Sign up to the Patreon of your favourite artists
  • Buy artists’ albums and EPs on Bandcamp or iTunes or wherever you can
  • Order physical copies of artists’ music or their merchandise online
  • If you stream music, stream all you can. Create and share playlists of the artists you would have seen live and have music constantly in your life. Streaming doesn’t pay much but it pays something.
  • If a cancelled festival or event is offering to transfer your ticket to next year’s event, take them up on that offer rather than asking for a refund. They’d appreciate the money in the bank
  • And when we get through this go and see every gig you can!

If you’re and artist and you have links to ways fans can support you during this time (Patreon, merch stores, downloads, social pages, streaming, etc) head over to our Facebook post and drop them in the comments so we can share the love.

Stay safe friends and keep folking!

T&S

Review:Riverboats Music Festival

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Photos by Stuart Bucknell Photography

Here at Timber and Steel, we’ve been to a fair few festivals. From huge national events, to small and intimate gatherings celebrating local. For quite some time, The Riverboats Music Festival on the Victorian border has been on our radar, and 2020 was the year we made the trek.

We are used to Folk Festivals being set on gorgeous land with camping facilities and asense of remoteness. The Riverboats Music Festival however is nestled in the center of bustling Echuca in a natural reserve come ampitheatre. With modern accommodations surrounding the venue, a strong local supporter base, and performer curation to die for, the festival clearly is on a winning ticket. See our full gallery on our Facebook page, and read on for our full review.

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We were welcomed on Friday with the caress of the afternoon sun and a Welcome to Country that gave a great account of Yorta Yorta country and its history, delivering a friendly warm welcome in local language. The festival kicked off with the Americana stylings of charismatic Matt Joe Gow. He wowed the crowd with an assortment of pieces, changing pace and rhythm to mix things up, sliding some blues in and telling great stories and tales of how songs came to life between. Amongst his tales, the truth behind Break Rattle and Roll lit up the crowd as the favourite track echoed across the space. A perfect opening to a weekend of great music.

 

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Next was a delight, surprise, and treat wrapped in one – Dyson Stringer Cloher, the trio made up of Jen Cloher, Mia Dyson, and Liz Stringer. Dusting off their 2013 collaboration project, and bringing recent debut album to life on stage, the exceptional trio were a vision in technicolour. In fact, if The Wiggles were an all female indie band, this would be it. Their clever multi-layered vocals complimented the inspired guitar, creating rich captivating aural textures. Their beautiful harmonies reflected the beauty of the setting sunbeams shining through the leafy green glen. Sultry harmony soaked ballads slipped innocently between upbeat indie fun times, and the stage was set for the night.

To round out the opening night of the three-day festival, Country star Troy Cassar-Daley made his own dreams come true, finally taking to the Riverboats stage. He was at once friendly, yet charismatic, filling the stage with his presence. The set revolved around his storytelling prowess, drawing upon his family heritage to weave musical magic. He played both instrument and audience perfectly, switching from country to blues, kicking up in to higher gears, bringing the tone back down with harmonica trills, and the audience singing along.Troy Cassar-Daley-2

Saturday morning brought a number of options for festival goers – the morning was full of sideshows on the water, with one-hour riverboat cruises. But the main gates and festival tunes kicked off in the early afternoon with delightfully insightful Ainslie Wills. Performing as a 3 piece, the clear, scintillating harmonized duet reached out grabbed attention. Storytelling intertwined with her own musical style uncovered tricky relationships past, fear of missing out, and treated the crowd finishing with Triple J hit favourite I Blame Society.

Hailing from Go-Betweens fame, Robert Forster’s presence on stage filled the ampitheatre with an indisputable warmth. Working alongside talented musicians, the troubadour was revealed as tales tall or true build vivid imaginings whether a scandal or a flood, a secret rendezvous, the stories unraveled in front of a willing crowd, with a big  city dreams flowing.

Horns Of Leroy Feat. Thando-9Switching gears, the Horns of Leroy, featuring Thando turned the energy up to 11. With their own take on nostalgic track Dancing in the Moonlight, they serenaded the newly wed couple who chose the Festival as their wedding reception location! The party was truly started as combos of instrumentals, smooth vocal tracks, sassy blues, hit covers, hip hop and rap, soul, blues and more and big booming voices got the crowd up and grooving. They delivered a toe tapping, head nodding good time from start to finish. The clincher was the finish, a rendition of I Wanna Dance with Somebody, and the entire festival singing along word for word.

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Two long-time friends made their festival debut together as Mama Kin Spender. Mama Kin, and Tommy Spender have a stripped back duo style that allows music to rattle, roll and tremble forth. They knew how to whip up a crowd, bringing a soulful opening, punctuated with clever harmonies and snippets of sass. Their spellbinding on stage rapport was elevated by the amazing 15 piece choir on stage throughout to bolster and support their music to deliver moving moody melodies alongside a playful, eclectic, inclusive and engaging repertoire of rejoicing in song.

As the night set in, Something for Kate took to the stage amongst rapturous applause. Opening with Electricity, it was an apt description as the crowd quickly swelling to see nostalgic favourites and Paul Dempsey in the lead did not disappoint. They kept the energy going, moving in to Echolalia much to everyone’s delight, and then delivering new album tracks that had the unmistakable, iconic sound and emotive edge we’ve come to know and love from Something for Kate. Using a haunting red stage lighting, Stop had the crowd enraptured, before rounding out their set with a rousing performance of Captain.

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As the night came closer to an end, the much anticipated performance of the night was finally here. Bernard Fanning took to the stage to huge applause and enthusiastic crowds waiting to sing the night away. He was in fine form, warm yet rugged, and a knowing look in his eye, ready to take us all on a journey. A robust musical tone, strong and vibrant, built an anticipation and eagerness as the musicians melded their prowess in to an all round satisfying and comforting blanket of music. Highlights of course included an emphatic Songbird, the set was a walk down memory lane as Day You Come, and Wish You Well particularly carried the crowd on a tide of good wishes.

 

 

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Sunday morning saw the customary festival breakfast treat the crowds who snapped up tickets to see some of the festival acts do it all again in a more intimate setting offsite.

As the Festival proper kicked off late morning, the somewhat smaller crowd (perhaps some sore heads from the night before) gathered to appreciate the dulcet tones of Jess Locke. Her mellow tunes were a perfect, lilting, comforting way to wake up to the final day, her style not dissimilar to Julia Jacklin (appropriate given she toured with Jackiln), had an understated passion and vibrancy to enliven the day.

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Bob Evans received a very warm welcome from the crowd as he took to the stage, his set eagerly anticipated. His quintessential rapport with the audience, with nothing but his acoustic guitar and wit set his charisma filled set on fire. With backing from violin punctuating through the gum-scented air, the singalong was strong and a happy crowd lapped up every reminiscent note that hung in the air.

Australian music royalty took to the stage, filling the audience with reverence and anticipation. Archie Roach’s magical storytelling took the crowd on a journey through different times, both dreamtime and modern, with dreamlike qualities to transport the mind, heart and soul. A passionate and engaged crowd lapped up every moment, giving Roach attention and energy to uplift his voice. It’s no surprised his set ended to a standing ovation.

Kate Miller-Heidke-5As the sun started to shine through the trees, signaling the impending sunset, the final act of the festival, probably the most anticipated performance took to the stage. Kate Miller-Heidke, to rapturous applause took her place on stage and beamed just as brightly as the sunbeams soaking her in gold hues. A lively set full of energy to the biggest crowd really was the most magnificent end to a weekend full of mirth and joy. Miller-Heidke’s set was laced with all the big songs you wanted to hear, and her genuinely delightful demeanour and powerhouse performance had every set of eyes glued to the stage. Her set transitioned from slow and insightful to upbeat and poppy, adding a lively breath of fresh air to the ampitheatre and every attention was captured by her mesmerizing vocals. Zero Gravity was of course the finale and was every bit as breathtaking as the audience had hoped. A stellar performance that absolutely stole the show.

All in all, Riverboats Music Festival is probably the most comfortable festival to attend – accommodation is nearby, the venue is easy to navigate and facilities excellent. The curation of the line up ensures a great variety of complimentary acts. MC Brian Nankervis of RocKwiz fame kept acts rolling and entertainment between sets going – never have we seen so much dedication from a crowd to either quiz answers or a Frisbee competition.Brian Nankervis-3

With programming allowing late starts so festival goers can appreciate surrounding businesses is a great way to integrate the local community in to the whole weekend vibe, it’s like all of Echuca is the festival, not just the grounds. No doubt the 2021 line up is going to be just as great (but we won’t know what it looks like until 12 October), and the die hards with their chairs for the central ‘island’ will be there bright and early each day to secure their best position – so be sure to get your tickets early, make your way along to pick a spot, set yourself up for a full weekend of great music, no matter who is on stage.

 

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 13th March

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Fallow
FallowFanny Lumsden
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James Thomson
Golden ExileJames Thomson
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Songs for Australia
Songs for Australia – Various
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St Patrick’s Day Week

St Pats

Tuesday is St Patrick’s Day and that means the days leading up are going to be full of trad and folk music goodness around the country. In our regular tradition for St Patrick’s Day here’s some of the amazing Irish music happening around the country this coming week

Friday 13th March
Gaelic Club Session – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW
Sásta – House Concert, Melbourne VIC
Singalong to the Songs of Ireland feat. The Borderers – Marion Cultural Centre, Adelaide, SA
St Patrick’s Day Festival feat. Cara & Lindsay, The Lost Backpackers, Adam McComb – Grand Hotel, Bondi, Sydney, NSW
The Ocelots – House Concert, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Saturday 14th March
Áine Tyrrell – 2 Worlds Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Brisbane St Patrick’s Day Parade – Brisbane, QLD
Cassidy’s Ceili – Tumut River Brewing Co, Tumut, NSW
Paddyfest Brisbane feat. Murphy’s Pigs, Shanon Watkins Duo – Brisbane, QLD
Sásta – P.J. O’Brien’s, Melbourne, VIC
St Patrick’s Day feat. Live Irish Music and Irish Dancers – The Fiddler, Rouse Hill, NSW
St Patrick’s Day Festival feat. Cara & Lindsay, The Lost Backpackers, Adam McComb – Grand Hotel, Bondi, Sydney, NSW
Summer Hill Folk Festival – Summer Hill Church, Sydney, NSW
The Ocelots – Sheoak Shack, Fingal Head, NSW

Sunday 15th March
Medusa’s Wake – The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
Pre St Patricks Day Party feat. Shawn Lidster, Pay The Fiddler – Kincumber Hotel, Kincumber, NSW
Sásta – St Kilda St Patrick’s Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Shawn Lidster – Kincumber Hotel, Kincumber, NSW
SON – The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
St Kilda St Patrick’s Festival feat. Hermitage Green, The Lost Backpackers, Sásta – St Kilda, Melbourne, VIC
St Patrick’s Day at the Gaelic Club feat. Celtic Tones, Aisling Vaughan Band, Caitlín Ní Mhéalóid – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW
Sydney St Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival – The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
St Patrick’s Day feat. Live Irish Music and Irish Dancers – The Fiddler, Rouse Hill, NSW
St Patrick’s Festival After Party feat. The Sydney Ramblers, Bacon and Cabbage, Mickey Joe Harte, DJ Podgee – The Tea Gardens, Sydney, NSW
St Patrick’s Day Festival feat. Cara & Lindsay, The Lost Backpackers, Adam McComb – Grand Hotel, Bondi, Sydney, NSW
Stringline Folk Band – George IV Inn, Picton, NSW
The Bottlers – The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
The Ocelots – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Monday 16th March
St Patrick`s Day Eve feat. Strawberries and Cabbage – The Tea Gardens, Sydney, NSW
St Patrick’s Day Festival feat. Cara & Lindsay, The Lost Backpackers, Adam McComb – Grand Hotel, Bondi, Sydney, NSW

Tuesday 17th March
Còig – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Medusa’s Wake – Norton’s Irish Pub, Sydney, NSW
Melbourne Celtic Festival feat. Mike Brady, Claymore, Wendy Stapleton’s Australian Women’s Choir, Bhan Tre, Claire Patti, Saoirse Oz, Emma-Kate Tobia, Maria Forde Trio, Play it Martha, Victoria Welsh Choir, Platform 9 3/4, Comhaltas Melbourne, Geoff Jones, Cath Connelly, Kathryn Clements – The Mission to Seafarers, Melbourne, VIC
SON – Spiegeltent, Hobart, TAS
St Patrick’s Day – Gilroy’s Hotel, Sydney, NSW
St Patrick’s Day – Toxteth Hotel, Sydney, NSW
St Patrick’s Day at Irish feat. The Go Set – Irish Murphys, Ballarat, VIC
St Patrick’s Day at Kelly’s feat. McNamee Brothers, Green Jam, Hooper & O’ Toole – Kelly’s on King, Sydney, NSW
St Patrick’s Day at The Criterion feat. Corked – P.J Gallaghers at The Criterion Hotel, Sydney, NSW
St Patrick’s Day at The Gaelic Club feat. Carissa, James & Stephen Irish Band, Celtic Tones, Aisling Vaughan Band – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW
St Patrick’s Day at The Merton Hotel – The Merton, Sydney, NSW
St Patrick’s Day at the Wild Rover feat. Stu Tyrrell, Braden Evans and Joe Moore Duo – The Wild Rover, Sydney, NSW
St Patrick’s Day feat. Live Irish Music and Irish Dancers – The Fiddler, Rouse Hill, NSW
St Patrick’s Day feat. The Sydney Ramblers, Bacon and Cabbage, DJ Podgee – The Tea Gardens, Sydney, NSW
St Patrick’s Day Festival feat. Cara & Lindsay, The Lost Backpackers, Adam McComb – Grand Hotel, Bondi, Sydney, NSW
Stringline Folk Band – The Fiddler, Sydney, NSW
The Go Set – Irish Murphys, Ballarat, VIC
The Simpson Three – Jimmy O’Neill’s, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

2 Worlds Festival
Saturday 14th March – Birrarung Marr, Melbourne, VIC

19-Twenty
Friday 20th March – Astor Hotel, Goulburn, NSW

40 Degrees South
Saturday 14th March – Summer Hill Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Abigail Wighton
Saturday 14th March – Summer Hill Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Above The Bit
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – The River Folk Festival, Warburton, VIC

Áine Tyrrell
Saturday 14th March – 2 Worlds Festival, Melbourne, VIC

Alana Wilkinson
Friday 13th March – Lameroo Memorial Hall, Lameroo, SA
Saturday 14th March – Orroroo Memorial Hall, Orroroo, SA
Sunday 15th March – Beltana Assembly Hall, Beltana Station, SA
Wednesday 18th March – Red Cliffs Civic Centre, Red Cliffs, VIC
Thursday 19th March – Wycheproof Shire Hall, Wycheproof, VIC
Friday 20th March – Caldwell Hall, Caldwell, NSW

Anna Cordell
Friday 13th March – Estonian House, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 14th March – Brunswick Music Festival, Melbourne, VIC

Anna Smyrk
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – The River Folk Festival, Warburton, VIC
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Yackandandah Folk Festival, Yackandandah, VIC

Ben Salter & Dominic Hoey
Thursday 19th March – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 20th March – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

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

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

Bobby Alu
Friday 13th March – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD
Saturday 14th March – Neighbourhood Sessions, Old Courthouse, Townsville, QLD

Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides
Friday 20th March – Illawarra Blues Club, Wollongong, NSW

Boy & Bear
Saturday 14th March – The Drop Festival, Manly, NSW

Brad Cox
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – CMC Rocks QLD, Ipswich, QLD

Brendon Moon
Saturday 14th March – Golden Age Cinema & Bar, Sydney, NSW

Brunswick Music Festival
Monday 9th to Sunday 22nd March – Melbourne, VIC

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

Busby Marou
Friday 13th March – Shoalhaven Heads Bowls Club, Shoalhaven Heads, NSW
Saturday 14th March – Waves, Towradgi, NSW

Bushfire Bash
Saturday 14th March – Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Table Top, NSW

C.W. Stoneking
Friday 13th March – Estonian House, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 14th March – The Goats Head Festival, The Three Brothers Arms, Macclesfield, SA

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

Carus Thompson
Sunday 15th March – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Catherine Britt
Friday 13th March – The Harvey Road Tavern, Gladstone, QLD
Saturday 14th March – Star Hotel, Eidsvold, QLD
Sunday 15th March – Bucca Hotel, Bucca, QLD
Friday 20th March – Wellshot Hotel, Ilfracombe, QLD

Cedric Burnside
Friday 13th March – Railway Club Hotel, Darwin, NT
Saturday 14th March – Mojos, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 15th March – Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA
Wednesday 18th March – Caravan Music Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 19th March – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 20th March – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC

Chaika
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – The River Folk Festival, Warburton, VIC
Tuesday 17th March – Le Penelope’s, Kirwans Bridge, VIC
Wednesday 18th March – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 19th March – Arc Switchroom, Yinnar, VIC
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Yackandandah Folk Festival, Yackandandah, VIC

Charlie Collins
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – CMC Rocks QLD, Ipswich, QLD

Cigány Weaver
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – The River Folk Festival, Warburton, VIC

Clare Bowditch
Thursday 19th March – Avila College, Mount Waverley, VIC

Claymore
Tuesday 17th March – Melbourne Celtic Festival, The Mission to Seafarers, Melbourne, VIC

CMC Rocks QLD
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Willowbank Raceway, Ipswich, QLD

Còig
Tuesday 17th March – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Yackandandah Folk Festival, Yackandandah, VIC

Colin Lillie
Friday 13th March – Yarraville Club, Yarraville, VIC
Friday 20th March – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC

Courtyard Sessions feat. Mike Elrington
Friday 13th March – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

D.C Cross w/ Helena Massey, Dust
Wednesday 18th March – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Dave Wright and the Midnight Ramblers
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Yackandandah Folk Festival, Yackandandah, VIC

Diamond Duck
Saturday 14th March – Summer Hill Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Didirri
Saturday 14th March – Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, SA

Doc & The Delegates
Saturday 14th March – Lass O’Gowrie Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 20th March – Lounge Sessions, Newcastle, NSW

Dyson Stringer Cloher
Saturday 14th March – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Sunday 15th March – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Friday 20th March – Estonian House, Melbourne, VIC

Eilen Jewell
Thursday 19th March – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 20th March – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC

Eleanor McEvoy
Wednesday 18th March – Jack Duggans Irish Pub, Bathurst, NSW
Thursday 19th March – Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra, ACT
Friday 20th March – Illawarra Folk Club, Wollongong, NSW

Fallon Cush
Friday 20th March – Botany View Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Fanny Lumsden
Saturday 14th March – Tooma Bushfire Recovery Fundraiser, Tooma Hall, Tooma, NSW
Wednesday 18th March – Welcome to Thornbury, Melbourne, VIC

Fara
Friday 13th March – City Diggers Wollongong, NSW

Felicity Urquhart
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – CMC Rocks QLD, Ipswich, QLD

Festival of Small Halls feat. The Paul McKenna Band, Alana Wilkinson
Friday 13th March – Lameroo Memorial Hall, Lameroo, SA
Saturday 14th March – Orroroo Memorial Hall, Orroroo, SA
Sunday 15th March – Beltana Assembly Hall, Beltana Station, SA
Wednesday 18th March – Red Cliffs Civic Centre, Red Cliffs, VIC
Thursday 19th March – Wycheproof Shire Hall, Wycheproof, VIC
Friday 20th March – Caldwell Hall, Caldwell, NSW

Flats & Sharps
Wednesday 18th March – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 19th March – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 20th March – Uralla Arts, Uralla, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Huck Hastings, Little Wise, Liam Gale
Wednesday 18th March – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Forth Valley Blues Festival
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Recreation Ground, Forth, TAS

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

Georgia Fair
Friday 13th March – Bank Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Great Aunt
Sunday 15th March – House Concert, Rand, NSW
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Yackandandah Folk Festival, Yackandandah, VIC

Gretta Ziller
Saturday 14th March – Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Table Top, NSW
Sunday 15th March – House Concert, Rand, NSW
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Yackandandah Folk Festival, Yackandandah, VIC

Helena Massey
Wednesday 18th March – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 20th March – Moshpit, Sydney, NSW

Huck Hastings
Saturday 14th March – Golden Age Cinema & Bar, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 18th March – Folkswagon, Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Hussy Hicks
Friday 13th March – Paddo RSL, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 14th March – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 20th March – Tintenbar Up Front, Tintenbar, NSW

Illawarra Folk Club feat. Fara, John Kane and Andy Gordon
Friday 13th March – City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW

Innocent Eve
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Party Bands in Paradise, Cape Gloucester Resort, Cape Gloucester, QLD

John Smith
Wednesday 18th March – Woodfolk Concert Series, Woodford, QLD
Thursday 19th March – The Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Yackandandah Folk Festival, Yackandandah, VIC

Josh Pyke
Friday 20th March – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide, SA

Julia Jacklin
Friday 13th March – Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
Saturday 14th March – The Gov, Adelaide, SA

Karl S Williams
Friday 13th March – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 20th March – Palais, Hepburn Springs, VIC

Kasey Chambers
Saturday 14th March – 2 Worlds Festival, Melbourne, VIC

Katie Noonan
Saturday 14th March – Majestic Theatre, Pomona, QLD

Kay Proudlove
Saturday 18th March – Berry School of Arts, Berry, NSW

Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert
Sunday 15th March – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 19th March – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW

Kim Churchill
Friday 13th March – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
Saturday 14th March – Salty Sessions, Torquay, VIC
Sunday 15th March – Commonfolk Coffee, Mornington, VIC

Kristen Lee Morris & The Dirty Snakes
Friday 20th March – Grand Junction The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW

Little Quirks
Saturday 14th March – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW
Sunday 15th March – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Lloyd Spiegel
Friday 20th March – Republic Bar & Cafe, Hobart, TAS
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Forth Valley Blues Festival, Forth, TAS

Lucy Wise and Stephen Taberner
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Yackandandah Folk Festival, Yackandandah, VIC

Luke Escombe
Saturday 14th March – The Music Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Medusa’s Wake
Sunday 15th March – The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 17th March – Norton’s Irish Pub, Sydney, NSW

Melbourne Celtic Festival feat. Mike Brady, Claymore, Wendy Stapleton’s Australian Women’s Choir, Bhan Tre, Claire Patti, Saoirse Oz, Emma-Kate Tobia, Maria Forde Trio, Play it Martha, Victoria Welsh Choir, Platform 9 3/4, Comhaltas Melbourne, Geoff Jones, Cath Connelly, Kathryn Clements
Tuesday 17th March – The Mission to Seafarers, Melbourne, VIC

Merpire
Saturday 14th March – Howler, Melbourne, VIC

Monique Clare
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – The River Folk Festival, Warburton, VIC
Wednesday 18th March – House Concert, Sydney, NSW
Friday 20th March – Lounge Sessions, Newcastle, NSW

Narrownecks
Wednesday 18th March – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

Neil Murray
Saturday 14th March – Copping Hall, Copping, TAS

Narrandera Folk Festival
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Narrandera, NSW

Niq Reefman
Sunday 15th March – The Cod Hole Jetty, Maroochydore, QLD

Ordinary Elephant
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – The River Folk Festival, Warburton, VIC
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Yackandandah Folk Festival, Yackandandah, VIC

Owen Campbell
Thursday 19th March – Republic Bar & Cafe, Hobart, TAS
Friday 20th March – The Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston, TAS
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Forth Valley Blues Festival, Forth, TAS

Psycho Zydeco
Saturday 14th March – Herb and Chilli Festival, Wandin, VIC

Queen Porter Stomp
Saturday 14th March – Summer Hill Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Rhiannon Giddens w/ Francesco Turrisi
Saturday 14th March – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 17th March – The Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Sam Buckingham w/ Loren Kate
Friday 20th March – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Sásta
Friday 13th March – House Concert, Melbourne VIC
Saturday 14th March – P.J. O’Brien’s, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 15th March – St Kilda St Patrick’s Festival, Melbourne, VIC

Seeker Lover Keeper
Sunday 15th March – Estonian House, Melbourne, VIC

Shaky Stills
Friday 13th March – Coburg RSL, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 20th March – The Merri Creek Tavern, Melbourne, VIC

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

Shawn Lidster
Sunday 15th March – Kincumber Hotel, Kincumber, NSW

SON-Susan O’Neil
Sunday 15th March – The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 17th March – Spiegeltent, Hobart, TAS
Friday 20th March – Wauchope Arts Hall, Wauchope, NSW

St Kilda St Patrick’s Festival feat. Hermitage Green, The Lost Backpackers, Sásta
Sunday 15th March – St Kilda, Melbourne, VIC

St Patrick’s Day
Tuesday 17th March – Toxteth Hotel, Sydney, NSW

St Patrick’s Day at Kelly’s feat. McNamee Brothers, Green Jam, Hooper & O’ Toole
Tuesday 17th March – Kelly’s on King, Sydney, NSW

St Patrick’s Day at the Gaelic Club
Sunday 15th March – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 17th March – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Stav
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – The River Folk Festival, Warburton, VIC

Stringline Folk Band
Sunday 15th March – George IV Inn, Picton, NSW
Tuesday 17th March – The Fiddler, Sydney, NSW
Friday 20th March – Bar Centrale, Campbelltown, NSW

Summer Hill Folk Festival
Saturday 14th March – Summer Hill Church, Sydney, NSW

The Beez
Friday 13th March – Artspace on 45, Coramba, NSW
Saturday 14th March – Bent on Food, Wingham, NSW
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Yackandandah Folk Festival, Yackandandah, VIC

The Black Sorrows
Friday 13th March – Saluto’s Bar & Restaurant, Wonthaggi, VIC
Saturday 14th March – Karralyka Under The Stars, Karralyka Centre, Ringwood, VIC
Friday 20th March – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Party Bands in Paradise, Cape Gloucester Resort, Cape Gloucester, QLD

The Borderers
Friday 13th March – Marion Cultural Centre, Adelaide, SA
Friday 20th March – Memo Music Hall, Melbourne, VIC

The Bottlers
Sunday 15th March – The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Narrandera Folk Festival, Narrandera, NSW

The BUg – Brisbane Unplugged Folk/Acoustic Music Night
Tuesday 17th March – New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLD

The Dead Maggies
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Forth Valley Blues Festival, Forth, TAS
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Narrandera Folk Festival, Narrandera, NSW

The Drop Festival
Saturday 14th March – Manly, NSW

The East Pointers w/ Laura Hyde
Thursday 19th March – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 20th March – Gympie Civic Centre, Gympie, QLD

The Go Set
Tuesday 17th March – Irish Murphys, Ballarat, VIC

The Hillbilly Goats
Friday 13th March – Binalong Community Club, Binalong, NSW
Saturday 14th March – Cootamundra Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Cootamundra, NSW
Sunday 15th March – Albury Botanic Gardens, Albury, NSW

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

The Morrisons
Saturday 14th March – Summer Hill Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

The Northern Folk
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – The River Folk Festival, Warburton, VIC

The Ocelots
Friday 13th March – House Concert, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Saturday 14th March – Sheoak Shack, Fingal Head, NSW
Saturday 14th March – Dusty Attic Music Lounge, Lismore, NSW
Sunday 15th March – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 18th March – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Yackandandah Folk Festival, Yackandandah, VIC

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

The River Folk Festival
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – Warburton, VIC

The Simpson Three
Tuesday 17th March – Jimmy O’Neill’s, Melbourne, VIC

The Swamp Stompers
Friday 13th March – House Concert, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 14th March – Royal Mail, Goodna, QLD
Friday 20th March – Upper Lansdowne Hall, Upper Lansdowne, NSW

The Water Runners
Saturday 14th March – Tathra Hotel, Tathra, NSW
Sunday 15th March – Tathra Hotel, Tathra, NSW

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

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

Tim McMillan & Rachel Snow
Friday 13th March – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Yackandandah Folk Festival, Yackandandah, VIC

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

Tyde
Friday 13th March – The Harrietville Snowline Hotel, Harrietville, VIC
Saturday 14th March – The General, Mt Hotham, VIC
Sunday 14th March – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 18th March – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

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

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

Whiskey Dram
Saturday 14th March – Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Table Top, NSW

WhiteTop Mountainers
Wednesday 18th March – Old Gazette Theatre, Dorrigo, NSW
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Yackandandah Folk Festival, Yackandandah, VIC

Whoa Mule
Saturday 14th March – Summer Hill Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Xavier Rudd
Saturday 14th March – 2 Worlds Festival, Melbourne, VIC

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

Yulli’s Sessions feat. Flat Rock Boys
Wednesday 18th March – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Road to Errogie” – Flook

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 6th March

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Releases This Week

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The Brightest Light
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Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Laura Marling

Laura

Saturday 7th March – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Monday 9th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday 10th March – The Outpost, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 12th March – Meat Market, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ, Kariong, NSW
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

A Festival Called Panama
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – Lone Star Valley, TAS

Above The Bit
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – The River Folk Festival, Warburton, VIC

Alana Wilkinson
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Wednesday 11th March – Pomonal Community Hall, Pomonal, VIC
Thursday 12th March – Mt Benson Hall, Mount Benson, SA
Friday 13th March – Lameroo Memorial Hall, Lameroo, SA

Albi & The Wolves
Friday 6th March – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Aldous Harding
Friday 6th March – Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – A Festival Called Panama, Lone Star Valley, TAS
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA

Alice Skye
Sunday 8th March – Lemonade Music Festival, Sale, VIC

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

Amistat
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Andrew Clermont
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – Sandford Bush Festival, Sandford Village, VIC

Andrew Swift
Friday 6th February – Commercial Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 7th March – Mornington Country Music Festival, Mount Martha, VIC

Anna Smyrk
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – The River Folk Festival, Warburton, VIC

Archie Roach
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

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

Band of Brothers
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Because The Night Sessions feat. Dan Brodie, Marty Burke, Ben Leece
Sunday 8th March – The Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW

Ben Salter
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – A Festival Called Panama, Lone Star Valley, TAS

Benny Walker
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Bobby Alu
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Friday 13th March – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD

Bill Callahan
Friday 6th March – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 7th to Monday 9th March – Golden Plains Festival, Meredith, VIC

Blind Boys of Alabama
Friday 6th to Saturday 7th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Wednesday 11th March – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Thursday 12th March – Estonian House, Melbourne, VIC

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

Bluegrass and Boilermakers
Thursday 12th March – Rio Bar, Sydney, NSW

Bobby Alu
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Friday 13th March – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD

Bonnie Kay & The Bonafides
Friday 6th March – The Unicorn Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival, Kiama, NSW

Boy & Bear
Saturday 7th March – The Drop Festival, Newcastle, NSW

Brunswick Music Festival
Monday 9th to Sunday 22nd March – Melbourne, VIC

Busby Marou
Friday 6th March – Ipswich Civic Centre, Ipswich, QLD
Saturday 7th March – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD
Friday 13th March – Shoalhaven Heads Bowls Club, Shoalhaven Heads, NSW

C.W. Stoneking
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Friday 13th March – Estonian House, Melbourne, VIC

Cass Eager
Friday 6th March – The Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ, Kariong, NSW
Sunday 8th March – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW

Catherine Britt
Friday 6th March – Hair of the Dog Inn, Ballimore, NSW
Saturday 7th March – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW
Friday 13th March – The Harvey Road Tavern, Gladstone, QLD

Cedric Burnside
Saturday 7th March – Bowral Bowling Club, Bowral, NSW
Wednesday 11th March – The Outpost, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 12th March – Club Mullum, Mullumbimby, NSW
Friday 13th March – Railway Club Hotel, Darwin, NT

Chaika
Saturday 7th March – Kunanyi Folk Club, Fern Tree, TAS
Sunday 8th March – MONA, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 12th March – The Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston, TAS
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – The River Folk Festival, Warburton, VIC

Charlie Collins
Friday 6th March – Red Rattler, Sydney, NSW

Charm of Finches
Friday 6th March – Selby Folk Club, Selby, VIC

Cigány Weaver
Saturday 7th March – Redland Bayside Blues Festival, Capalaba, QLD
Thursday 12th March – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – The River Folk Festival, Warburton, VIC

Claire Anne Taylor
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – A Festival Called Panama, Lone Star Valley, TAS

Clare Bowditch
Sunday 8th March – Babylon, Newcastle, NSW
Wednesday 11th March – Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, SA

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

Claymore
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Còig
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Thursday 12th March – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Colin Lillie
Friday 6th March – Astor Hotel, Goulburn, NSW
Saturday 7th March – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Friday 13th March – Yarraville Club, Yarraville, VIC

Concert for Cobargo feat. Men With Day Jobs, Strawberry Thieves, Karisma, Vashti Hughes, Peter Miller-Robertson, Gemfish Cleopatra, Maurie Mulheron
Sunday 8th March – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Courtyard Sessions feat. Mike Elrington
Friday 13th March – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Courtyard Sessions feat. Sam Buckingham, Jack Carty
Friday 6th March – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Dan Brodie
Friday 6th March – Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Saturday 7th March – Heritage Hotel, Wollongong, NSW
Sunday 8th March – Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW

Dan Sultan
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Wednesday 11th March – Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Daniel Champagne
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Darby
Sunday 8th March – Shake It Up 2020, The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 11th March – Kelly’s On King, Sydney, NSW

Den Hanarahan & The Rum Runners
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Dyson Stringer Cloher
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – A Festival Called Panama, Lone Star Valley, TAS
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 12th March – Altar, Hobart, TAS

Eagle & the Wolf
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Eleanor McEvoy
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Wednesday 11th March – Caravan Music Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – The Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Emily Wurramara
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Wednesday 11th March – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Fanny Lumsden
Sunday 8th March – Spiegeltent, Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, SA

Fara
Friday 6th March – Bellwether, Coonawarra, SA
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Friday 13th March – Illawarra Folk Club, City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – The Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Felicity Urquhart & Brad Butcher
Friday 6th March – Harmonie German Club, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 7th March – Corowa RSL Club, Corowa, NSW

Festival of Small Halls feat. The Paul McKenna Band, Alana Wilkinson
Wednesday 11th March – Pomonal Community Hall, Pomonal, VIC
Thursday 12th March – Mt Benson Hall, Mount Benson, SA
Friday 13th March – Lameroo Memorial Hall, Lameroo, SA

Flats & Sharps
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Georgia Fair, Maia Marsh, Henry Hanson
Wednesday 11th March – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Gallie
Sunday 8th March – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Gareth Leach
Saturday 7th March – Mornington Country Music Festival, Mount Martha, VIC

Genevieve Chadwick
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ, Kariong, NSW

Georgia Fair
Wednesday 11th March – FolkSwagon, Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 13th March – Bank Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – Kariong, NSW

Golden Plains Festival
Saturday 7th to Monday 9th March – Meredith, VIC

Harmony Byrne
Friday 6th March – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 7th March – Major Tom’s, Kyneton, VIC
Sunday 8th March – Northern Republic, Euroa, VIC

High Tea feat. John Smith
Thursday 12th March – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

Hussy Hicks
Friday 6th March – SSITV, Mudgeeraba, QLD
Saturday 7th March – Redland Bayside Blues Festival, Capalaba, QLD
Friday 13th March – Paddo RSL, Sydney, NSW

Illawarra Folk Club feat. Fara, John Kane and Andy Gordon
Friday 13th March – City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW

Imogen Clark
Friday 6th March – Low 302, Sydney, NSW

Irish Mythen
Friday 6th March – The Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD
Saturday 7th March – Home of the Arts, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunday 8th March – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – The Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Jackie Marshall
Saturday 7th March – The Guitar Repairers, Brisbane, QLD

Jeff Lang
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Joe Mungovan
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival, Kiama, NSW

John Butler
Wednesday 11th March – Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

John McCutcheon
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

John Smith
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Wednesday 11th March – The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 12th March – High Tea, Sydney, NSW
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – The Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Julia Jacklin
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – A Festival Called Panama, Lone Star Valley, TAS
Friday 13th March – Astor Theatre, Perth, WA

Kallidad
Friday 6th March – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Saturday 7th March – Indian Ocean Hotel, Perth, WA
Sunday 8th March – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle, WA

Karl S Williams
Friday 6th March – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW
Saturday 7th March – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Friday 13th March – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD

Kasey Chambers
Wednesday 11th March – Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Kate Miller-Heidke
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA

Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – Kiama, NSW

Kim Churchill
Friday 13th March – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC

Kristen Lee Morris & The Dirty Snakes
Friday 6th March – Rio Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival, Kiama, NSW

Laura Marling
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 7th March – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 10th March – The Outpost, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 12th March – Meat Market, Melbourne, VIC

Leif Vollebekk
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – A Festival Called Panama, Lone Star Valley, TAS

Lily and King
Friday 6th March – Pistol Pete’s Food n Blues, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 7th March – The Old Church on the Hill, Bendigo, VIC
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

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

Looch Lewis w/ Sam Shinazzi
Friday 6th March – Golden Barley Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Mama Kin Spender w/ Elana Stone
Thursday 12th March – Mechanica at Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Monique Clare
Thursday 12th March – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – The River Folk Festival, Warburton, VIC

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

Mornington Country Music Festival
Saturday 7th March – The Briars, Mount Martha, VIC

Neil Murray
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Niq Reefman
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Ordinary Elephant
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – The River Folk Festival, Warburton, VIC

Porch Light Sessions feat. Liz Martin, Michael Bridges
Thursday 12th March – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Port Fairy Folk Festival
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy, VIC

Queen Porter Stomp
Friday 6th March – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Redland Bayside Blues Festival
Saturday 7th March – Capalaba, QLD

Rhiannon Giddens w/ Francesco Turrisi
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Wednesday 11th March – MONA, Hobart, TAS
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Ruby Gill
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Russell Morris
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – Brighter Days Festival, Bright, VIC
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ, Kariong, NSW

Ruth Hazleton & Daisywheel
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Sam Buckingham w/ Jack Carty
Friday 6th March – Courtyard Sessions, Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Sandford Bush Festival
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – Sandford Village, VIC

Shake It Up 2020: A Parkinson’s Benefit Gig feat. Gaspar Sanz, The Friendly Friends, Huck Hastings, Liam Gale & the Ponytails, Aislinn Young, Iain T. McKelvey, DOS ENOS, Darby
Sunday 8th March – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW

Shaky Stills
Friday 13th March – Coburg RSL, Melbourne, VIC

Shane Howard
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

SON-Susan O’Neill
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Wednesday 11th March – The Doss House, Sydney, NSW
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Stav
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – The River Folk Festival, Warburton, VIC

Stella Donnelly
Wednesday 11th March – Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Super Rats
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA

The Black Sorrows
Friday 6th March – Royal Hotel, Horsham, VIC
Saturday 7th March – Pioneer Settlement, Swan Hill, VIC
Saturday 7th to Monday 9th March – Golden Plains Festival, Meredith, VIC
Monday 9th March – The Caledonian Inn, Port Fairy, VIC
Friday 13th March – Saluto’s Bar & Restaurant, Wonthaggi, VIC

The Borderers
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – Sandford Bush Festival, Sandford Village, VIC
Friday 13th March – Marion Cultural Centre, Adelaide, SA

The BUg – Brisbane Unplugged Folk/Acoustic Music Night feat. The Ocelots
Tuesday 10th March – New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLD

The Bushwackers
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – Sandford Bush Festival, Sandford Village, VIC

The Cat Empire
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA

The Drop Festival
Saturday 7th March – Newcastle, NSW

The East Pointers w/ Laura Hyde
Friday 6th March to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Tuesday 10th March – Fortuna Spiegeltent, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 11th March – Spiegeltent, Hobart, TAS
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

The Little Stevies
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

The Maes
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

The Northern Folk
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – The River Folk Festival, Warburton, VIC

The Ocelots
Friday 6th March – The Bellingen Brewery & Co., Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 7th March – 63 First Ave, Sawtell, NSW
Sunday 8th March – The Pelican Playhouse, Grafton, NSW
Tuesday 10th March – The BUG, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 11th March – The Scottish Prince, Palm Beach, QLD
Friday 13th March – House Concert, Sunshine Coast, QLD

The River Folk Festival
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March – Warburton, VIC

The Royal High Jinx
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – Sandford Bush Festival, Sandford Village, VIC

The Small Glories
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

The Swamp Stompers
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival, Kiama, NSW
Saturday 7th March – Marlin Hotel, Ulladulla, NSW
Thursday 12th March – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 13th March – House Concert, Brisbane, QLD

The Unusual Commoners
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

The Water Runners
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March – Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival, Kiama, NSW

The Willing Ponies
Saturday 7th March – The Shack, Narrabeen, NSW

Things Of Stone & Wood
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

This Way North
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Tim McMillan & Rachel Snow
Saturday 7th March – North East Artisans, Benalla, VIC
Sunday 8th March – Wandi Pub, Wandiligong, VIC
Friday 13th March – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Tony McManus
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Tyde
Sunday 8th March – Byron Fresh Cafe, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 13th March – The Harrietville Snowline Hotel, Harrietville, VIC

Ungus Ungus Ungus
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

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

William Crighton
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

WOMADelaide
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Botanic Park, Adelaide, SA

Ye Vagabonds
Friday 6th to Monday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Wednesday 11th March – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Golden Vanity” – Crooked Still

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