Thank Folk It’s Friday – 2nd March

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

The Summer Hill Folk Festival announced its 2018 lineup including Chaika, eüsh, Giffen, Gary & Jimmy Daley, Montgomery Church, Nic Cassey, Queen Porter Stomp, The Restless Legs, Roaring Forties, Summer Hill Community Choir, Tangalo Duo, Whoa Mule and more. Details here

Vikki Thorn (The Waifs) kicks off her debut solo tour this week. Details here

– Melbourne singer-songwriter Cat Canteri released her new video “Fitzroy Bowl”. Details here

Vance Joy announced Australian tour dates and released his new video “Call If You Need Me”. Details here

Releases This Week

Altan
The Gap of DreamsAltan
iTunes

Andrew Swift
Call Out For The CavalryAndrew Swift
iTunes

HJA
Struggle With GloryHarry James Angus
iTunes

Joan Baez
Whistle Down The WindJoan Baez
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Sing out Sister feat. Alanna and Alicia, Sarah Carroll, Brooke Russell

Sing Out Sister

Melbourne jazz-folk duo Alanna and Alicia hold their 7th annual Sing Out Sister concert for International Women’s Day with special guests from Sarah Carroll and Brooke Russell

Thursday 8th March – The Lomond Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

A Festival Called Panama
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March – Lone Star Valley, TAS

Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont
Friday 2nd March – Armidale Ex Serviceman’s Club, Armidale, NSW
Saturday 3rd March – Southwest Rocks Country Club, Southwest Rocks, NSW
Thursday 8th March – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 9th March – Lone Star Tavern, Gold Coast, QLD

Andrew Swift
Friday 2nd March – The Skylark Room, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 3rd March – City Sider, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 4th March – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Andrew Winton
Saturday 3rd March – Act-Belong-Commit, City of Canning, Cannington, WA

Ann Vriend
Friday 2nd March – Venue 505, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 3rd March – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 4th March – The Bended Elbow, Albury, NSW
Thursday 8th March – House Concert, Healesville, VIC

Archer
Saturday 3rd March – Hotel Blue, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 4th March – Staves Brewery, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 7th March – The Wickham Park Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 8th March – Tapp Bar, Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 9th March – 63 First Avenue, Sawtell, NSW

Argyle Sun-Sets feat. The Lazy Picks, The Safety of Life at Sea, The Wallens
Sunday 4th March – Upstairs @ Fred’s, Camden, NSW

Arsenic and Old Lace, Archer, Liam Gale
Sunday 4th March – Staves Brewery, Sydney, NSW

Ash Grunwald
Saturday 3rd March – BeerFest, Catani Gardens, Melbourne, VIC

Bedouine
Wednesday 7th March – Cake Wines Cellar Door, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 8th March – Northcote Social Club, Northcote, VIC

Benji and the Salt Water Sound System
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March – Cobargo Folk Festival, Cobargo, NSW

Big Country
Friday 9th March – Newport Hotel, Fremantle, WA

Big Sky Mountain w/ Mary Webb
Friday 2nd March – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Blair Dunlop
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Bluestone Junction
Friday 2nd March – Austrian Australian Club, Canberra, ACT

Boolarra Folk Festival
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March – Boolarra, VIC

Brendan Gallagher
Saturday 3rd March – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW

Brian Campeau
Saturday 3rd March – The Tramway Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Broads
Saturday 3rd March – The Tramway Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 8th March – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Brunswick Music Festival
Sunday 4th to Sunday 18th March – Brunswick, Melbourne, VIC

Carus Thompson
Thursday 8th March – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Cecilia Brandolini
Wednesday 7th March – Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle, WA

Charm of Finches
Wednesday 7th March – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Chris While and Julie Matthews
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March – Cobargo Folk Festival, Cobargo, NSW
Tuesday 6th March – House Concert, Glen Iris, VIC
Wednesday 7th March – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 9th to Monday 12th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Cobargo Folk Festival
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March – Cobargo, NSW

Corin Raymond and Scott Cook
Friday 9th March – The Skylark Room, Upwey, NSW

Country Rocks Festival
Saturday 3rd March – Bella Vista Farm, Sydney, NSW

Courtyard Sessions feat. Letters to Lions, Oly Sherman
Friday 2nd March – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Courtyard Sessions feat. Nicole Brophy
Friday 9th March – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Davidson Brothers
Saturday 3rd March – Rhyll Wooden Boat Festival, Phillip Island, VIC
Friday 9th to Monday 12th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Eagle and The Wolf w/ Dearly Departed
Friday 9th March – The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Ed Sheeran
Friday 2nd March – Perth Stadium, Perth, WA
Saturday 3rd March – Perth Stadium, Perth, WA
Wednesday 7th March – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, SA
Friday 9th March – Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, VIC

Elephant Sessions
Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA

Evergreen Ensemble
Wednesday 7th March – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Faith i Branko
Friday 2nd March – Malaney Hall, Malaney, QLD
Wednesday 7th March – Wollongong, NSW
Friday 9th to Monday 12th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Fallon Cush, Jason Walker
Sunday 4th March – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 2nd March – Andamooka Community Hall, Andamooka, SA
Saturday 3rd March – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Festival of Small Halls feat. Dave Gunning, Claire Anne Taylor
Wednesday 7th March – Balaklava Town Hall, Balaklava, SA
Thursday 8th March – Allendale East Public Hall, Allendale East, SA

FolkSwagon feat. Merpire, Mimi Gilbert, Hannah Matysek, Suami Amabel
Wednesday 7th March – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Fred Smith
Friday 2nd March – Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah, WA

Freya Josephine Hollick
Friday 2nd March – The Bison Bar, Nambour, QLD

Georgia State Line and Patrick Wilson
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March – Cobargo Folk Festival, Cobargo, NSW

Germein w/ Julia Johnson, Rachael Fahim
Wednesday 7th March – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Girrakool Blues and BBQ Festival
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March – Mt Penang Event Park, Mt Penang, NSW

Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys
Friday 2nd March – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March – Nannup Music Festival, Nannup, WA
Wednesday 7th March – Lost Ones Bar, Ballarat, VIC
Thursday 8th March – Saints & Sailors, Portarlington, VIC
Friday 9th March – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Gretta Ziller
Saturday 3rd March – City Sider, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 9th March – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Grizzly Bear
Tuesday 6th March – The Palais, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 7th March – The Palais, Adelaide, SA
Friday 9th March – Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2018, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March – A Festival Called Panama, Lone Star Valley, TAS

Hello Tut Tut
Friday 9th March – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Hinterlandt
Friday 2nd March – 107, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 3rd March – Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Imogen Clark
Friday 2nd March – Shoppingtown Hotel, Doncaster, VIC
Saturday 3rd March – Macs Hotel, Melton, VIC
Friday 9th March – Villa Noosa Hotel, Sunshine Coast, QLD

International Women’s Day at The Old Bar feat. Broads, Hana & Jessie-Lee w/ Kat Mear, Jess Parker & The Troubled Waters
Thursday 8th March – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

James Bennett
Friday 2nd March – Twilight Food Market, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Saturday 3rd March – Wooli Hotel Motel, Wooli, NSW
Sunday 4th March – Pacific Hotel, Yamba, NSW
Thursday 8th March – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 9th March – Chinderah Tavern, Chinderah, NSW

Jed Rowe
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March – Cobargo Folk Festival, Cobargo, NSW

Jess Locke
Thursday 8th March – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 9th March – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Jess Ribeiro
Friday 2nd March – The Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC

Joe Mungovan
Friday 2nd March – Bloodhound, Brisbane QLD

Jordie Lane
Friday 2nd March – Melbourne Museum, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th – Nannup Music Festival, Nannup, WA
Friday 9th to Monday 12th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Joyce Prescher
Friday 9th March – Edinburgh Castle, Melbourne, VIC

Kallidad
Friday 2nd March – Barracks Lane Piazza, Mandurah, WA
Saturday 3rd to Monday 5th March – Nannup Music Festival, Nannup, WA
Thursday 8th March – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle, WA
Friday 9th March – Southerlys Tavern, Port Denison, WA

Kate Miller-Heidke
Friday 9th March – Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide, SA

Katie Brianna & Rose Zita Falko
Saturday 3rd March – Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Kelly Brouhaha
Friday 2nd March – Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Saturday 3rd March – The Skylark Room, Upwey, VIC
Sunday 4th March – Sands Hotel, Carrumdowns, VIC
Thursday 8th March – Drunken Poet, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 9th March – The Teller Collective, Shepparton, VIC

Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March – Kiama, NSW

Lee Kernaghan
Saturday 3rd March – Country Rocks Sydney, Bella Vista, NSW

Letters to Lions, Oly Sherman
Friday 2nd March – Courtyard Sessions, Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Live N’ Local w/ Duncan Woods Band, Looseleaf IV, The Emerald Ruby
Wednesday 7th March – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW

Lotsa Folkpunk Bands at the Brisbane feat. Holy Locust, Mama’s Broke, Aidan Jazzy Jones, The Dead Maggies, This Is A Robbery, The Stragglers, Quinton Trembath, BrodyGreg
Saturday 3rd March – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart, TAS

Mandy Connell
Friday 9th March – Burke and Wills Winery, Mia Mia, VIC

Martin Pearson
Saturday 3rd March – West Footscray, VIC

Merpire
Saturday 3rd March – Bank Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 7th March – Folkswagon, Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

My Bubba
Wednesday 7th March – Brunswick Music Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 9th and Saturday 10th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA

Nannup Music Festival
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March – Nannup, WA

Neil Murray
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March – Cobargo Folk Festival, Cobargo, NSW
Thursday 8th March – The Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, VIC

Nick Cunningham
Friday 2nd March – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 9th March – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW

Nicole Brophy
Friday 9th March – Courtyard Sessions, Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Papa Pilko and the Binrats
Saturday 3rd March – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Peta Caswell, Adam Young and Eddie Lawlor
Sunday 4th March – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW

Pierce Brothers
Saturday 3rd March – Act-Belong-Commit, City of Canning, Cannington, WA
Thursday 8th March – Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA
Friday 9th March – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA

Porch Light Sessions feat. Frank Sultana, Aislinn Young
Thursday 8th March – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Port Fairy Folk Festival
Friday 9th to Monday 12th March – Port Fairy, VIC

Queen Porter Stomp, The Swingin’ Rosellas
Friday 9th March – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Rick and Vanessa Hart
Sunday 4th March – The Public Brewery, Croydon, VIC

Rodrigo y Gabriela
Friday 9th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA

Sarah Leete
Friday 2nd March – The Foundry Hotel & Mister Bobs Sports Bar, Golden Square, VIC
Saturday 4th March – Shamrock Hotel, Elmore, VIC
Sunday 4th March – Gypsy Bar, Echuca, VIC

Sásta
Friday 9th to Monday 12th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Scott Darlow
Friday 2nd March – The Penny Black, Melbourne, VIC

Shane Nicholson
Sunday 4th March – Memo Music Hall, Melbourne, VIC

Sing out Sister feat. Alanna and Alicia, Sarah Carroll, Brooke Russell
Thursday 8th March – The Lomond Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Skyscraper Stan
Saturday 3rd March – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Wednesday 7th March – Ayres Hotel Ballroom, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 8th March – Palace Hotel, Broken Hill, NSW
Friday 9th March – Old Bank Bar, Dubbo, NSW

So Li in Folk Fantasia
Friday 9th March – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Sparrow-Folk
Friday 2nd March – Gluttony, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 4th March – Gluttony, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 5th March – Gluttony, Adelaide, SA

Sydney Road Street Party
Sunday 4th March – Sydney Road, Brunswick, VIC

The Ahern Brothers
Friday 2nd to Monday 5th March – Nannup Music Festival, Nannup, WA
Friday 9th to Monday 12th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

The Americana Express feat. Matt Joe Gow, The Weeping Willows, Gretta Ziller, Lachlan Bryan
Friday 9th March – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

The Backsliders
Saturday 3rd March – Girrakool Blues and BBQ Festival, Central Coast, NSW

The Beez
Friday 2nd March – Bemboka Hall, Bemboka, NSW
Saturday 3rd March – Orbost Exhibition Centre, Orbost VIC
Sunday 4th March – House Concert, Tarwin Lower, VIC
Friday 9th March – House Concert, Talbot, VIC

The Black Sorrows
Friday 2nd March – Hysteria Lounge, Lilydale, VIC
Saturday 3rd March – Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga, NSW

The Bottlers w/ The Swamp Stompers
Friday 9th March – Tumut River Brewing Co, Tumut, NSW

The Brothers Comatose
Friday 9th to Monday 12th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

The Emerald Ruby
Saturday 3rd March – Erina Fair, Erina, NSW
Wednesday 7th March – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 9th March – The Oriental Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

The Eskies
Friday 2nd March – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 3rd March – Old Castlemaine Gaol, Castlemaine, VIC
Sunday 4th March – Mordialloc by the Bay Fine Food & Wine Festival, Mordialloc, VIC
Thursday 8th March – The Skylark Room, Upwey, VIC

The Gadflys
Saturday 3rd March – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

The Little Jokers
Thursday 8th March – The Little Guy, Sydney, NSW

The London Klezmer Quartet
Friday 2nd March – Tenterfield Cinema & Theatre, Tenterfield, NSW
Saturday 3rd March – Sandgate Town Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 4th March – Canberra Irish Club, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 7th March – Wollongong Conservatorium of Music, Wollongong, NSW
Thursday 8th March – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 9th March – Wauchope Community Arts Council, Wauchope, NSW

The Northern Folk
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March – Cobargo Folk Festival, Cobargo, NSW

The Shack Presents Chris Rhodnrijs, Master Tiger, The Charcol Band
Saturday 3rd March – The Music Lounge, Sydney, NSW

The Songwriter Sessions feat. Paul Andrew Carey, Ben Mastwyk, Alysia Manceau
Saturday 3rd March – Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

The Water Runners
Saturday 3rd March – Gerringong Bowlo, Gerringong, NSW
Friday 9th March – The Sebel Harbourside, Kiama, NSW

Timberwolf
Friday 2nd March – The Landsdowne Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 3rd March – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 4th March – Revolution at Como, Como, NSW
Friday 9th March – The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD

Tobias Hengeveld & Anthems To The Fall
Sunday 4th March – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Tori Forsyth
Sunday 4th March – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW

Tullara
Monday 5th March – The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 7th March – Jindy Sessions, Jindabyne, NSW
Thursday 8th March – QEII Square, Albury, NSW

Ukulele Death Squad
Sunday 4th March – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 4th March – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 7th March – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 7th March – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Vikki Thorn
Wednesday 7th March – The Courtyard Studio, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 8th March – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 9th March – The Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW

WOMADelaide
Friday 9th to Monday 12th March – Botanic Park, Adelaide, SA

Z-Star Delta
Saturday 3rd March – Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ, Mt Penang Gardens, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Mother Nature’s Son” – Sheryl Crow

The Summer Hill Folk Festival Announces Lineup for 2018

Summer Hill FF
Image Courtesy of Summer Hill Filk Festival

For the past couple of years a simply delightful folk festival has sprung up in the sleepy Sydney suburb of Summer Hill and it’s quickly flourished to become one of our favourite events of the year.

The Summer Hill Folk Festival is centered around the historic Summer Hill Church and features a full day of music, workshops, markers and more. This year’s event is set to take place on Saturday 10th March and features a fine lineup of amazing local folk artists (and Timber and Steel favourites) including Chaika, eüsh, Giffen, Gary & Jimmy Daley, Montgomery Church, Nic Cassey, Queen Porter Stomp, The Restless Legs, Roaring Forties, Summer Hill Community Choir, Tangalo Duo, Whoa Mule and more.

This year the Summer Hill Folk Festival will also host a blackboard stage giving anyone the opportunity to sign up and perform for 30 mins as well as vocal and dance workshops and an Irish Ceili Dance.

The Summer Hill Folk Festival is a free community event. For more details check out the official Facebook event here.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 24th February

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Irish trad group The Séamus Begley Trio will be touring Australia this March. Details here

Laura Marling released her lastest video “Next Time”. Details here

– The Summer Hill Folk Festival announced its 2017 lineup including Brian Campeau, Timothy James Bowen, Bonniesongs, Whoa Mule!, Queen Porter Stomp, Fresh Off The Boat, Richard Ashby Duo, Giffen, The Squeezebox Trio, Chaika, Burrows and more. Details here

– Sydney folk-punks Handsome Young Strangers released their new single “Fisherman’s Blues”. Details here

– English singer-songwriter Johnny Flynn released his new single “Heart Sunk Hank”. Details here

Releases This Week

Broads
VacancyBroads
Bandcamp

Jeff Lang
Alone In Bad CompanyJeff Lang
iTunes

Avalon
Mount RoyalJulian Lage and Chris Eldridge
iTunes

Freedom Highway
Freedom HighwayRhiannon Giddens
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Americana Music Association of Australia NSW Launch Party feat. Jason P. Walker & The Tender Mercies, Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers, Sam Newton, Kevin Bennett, Melody Moko, Bill Hunt

Fanny

The Americana Music Association of Australia launches in Sydney with a who’s who of the local scene.

Thursday 2nd March – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Acoustics Anonymous feat. Chris Porter, Mark Lucas
Wednesday 1st March – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Ainsley Farrell, Brendon Moon, Slow Ships
Sunday 26th February – Secret Garden Bar, Sydney, NSW

Alison Avron w/ NY Light
Friday 3rd March – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Amanda Palmer
Friday 24th February – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 25th February – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 2nd March – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Amber Lawrence & Catherine Britt w/ Fanny Lumsden
Friday 3rd March – Gloucester Soldiers Club, Gloucester, NSW

Americana Music Association of Australia NSW Launch Party feat. Jason P. Walker & The Tender Mercies, Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers, Sam Newton, Kevin Bennett, Melody Moko, Bill Hunt
Thursday 2nd March – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Argyle Sun-Sets at Fred’s feat. Kyle Taylor, Tom Lee-Richards, The Lazy Picks
Sunday 26th February – Upstairs at Fred’s, Camden, NSW

Bonniesongs, Matilda Abraham, Dave Kempton
Thursday 2nd March – The Dock, Sydney, NSW

Busby Marou
Friday 24th February – The Reef Casino, Cairns, QLD
Saturday 25th February – The Reef Casino, Cairns, QLD
Thursday 2nd March – Mt Pleasant, Mackay, QLD
Friday 3rd March – Magnums, Airlie Beach, QLD

Carus Thompson
Saturday 25th February – Piping Hot Chicken Shop, Ocean Grove, VIC
Sunday 26th February – Grampians Festival, Halls Gap, VIC
Friday 3rd March – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS

Claire Anne Taylor
Friday 24th February – House Concert, Don, TAS
Saturday 25th February – Franklin Tavern, Franklin, TAS
Thursday 2nd March – The Chapel, Burnie, TAS
Friday 3rd March – Myalla Community Centre, Sisters Creek, TAS

Cobargo Folk Festival
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th February – Cobargo, NSW

Conor Oberst
Monday 27th February – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Courtyard Sessions Presents Amber Rae Slade
Friday 24th February – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Courtyard Sessions Presents Skyscraper Stan
Friday 3rd March – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Devil On The Rooftop w/ by The Vanishing Shapes
Friday 3rd March – The Unorthodox Church of Groove, Newcastle, NSW

Elwood Myre
Sunday 26th February – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Friday 3rd March – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW

Emily C Smith w/ Born in October, Matt Thomson, Joshua Heath
Saturday 25th February – The Newsagency, Melbourne, VIC

Fingermae, Scarlet’s Revenge, Josh Shipton & The Blue Eyed Ravens, Burden Man
Monday 27th February – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Gene Gibson, Cecy & Henry, Carlos’s Small Big Band
Wednesday 1st March – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Frances Folk Gathering
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th February – Frances, SA

Friday Fingerpickers feat. Nick Charles, The Weeping Willows
Friday 3rd March – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Gordie Tentrees
Friday 24th February – Wintersun Hotel, Geraldton, WA
Saturday 25th February – WAFF Workshop, Warwick, WA
Sunday 26th February – Dorchester Hall, Warwick, WA
Sunday 26th February – Carine Glades Tavern, Duncraig, WA
Monday 27th February – Supper Club, Maylands, WA
Tuesday 28th February – Perth Blues Club, Perth, WA
Wednesday 1st March – Always Good Concerts, Bunbury, WA
Thursday 2nd March – Manjimup Highschool, Manjimup, WA
Thursday 2nd March – Warren Arts Council, Manjimup, WA
Friday 3rd March – Nannup Music Festival, Nannup, WA

Hannah Robinson
Thursday 2nd March – The Little Guy, Sydney, NSW

Hat Fitz & Cara
Sunday 26th February – Kurunda Amphitheatre, Kurunda, QLD

Hootenanny feat. New Savages
Sunday 26th February – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Jack Carty
Friday 24th February – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 25th February – Rous Mill Hall, Rous Mill, NSW

James Kenyon & Domini Forster
Wednesday 1st March – The Fly Trap, Fremantle, WA

James Vincent McMorrow
Wednesday 1st March – Festival Gardens, Perth, WA
Friday 3rd March – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Jess Locke, Shiny Coin, Dark Fair, Snape
Friday 24th February – Reverence Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Josh Rennie-Hynes
Friday 3rd March – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

John Flanagan Trio
Friday 24th February – Secret Show, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th February – Cobargo Folk Festival, Cobargo, NSW

Kasey Chambers and Bernard Fanning
Friday 24th February – Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD
Saturday 25th February 25th – Saraton Theatre, Grafton, NSW

Les Poules à Colin
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th February – Cobargo Folk Festival, Cobargo, NSW
Thursday 2nd March – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 3rd March – Masonic Hall, Lindisfarne TAS

Lime and Steel w/ Paperhill
Saturday 25th February – The Old City Bank, Katoomba, NSW

Live ‘n’ Lounging feat. Kyle Taylor, Tom Lee-Richards, Coast & Ocean
Saturday 25th February – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

Mark Lucas
Friday 24th February – Old Growler, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 26th February – Merton Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 1st March – Acoustics Anonymous, Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and C.W. Stoneking
Friday 3rd March – Perth International Arts Festival, Perth, WA

Nannup Music Festival
Friday 3rd to Monday 6th March – Nannup, WA

Pierce Brothers
Friday 3rd March – Friday’s on My Mind, Wodonga, VIC

Sam Buckingham
Friday 24th February – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 26th February – The Junkbar, Brisbane, QLD

The Button Collective
Friday 3rd March – Prince Of Wales Hotel, Gulgong, NSW

The East Pointers
Wednesday 1st March – Franklin Palais, Franklin, TAS
Thursday 2nd March – Founders Room, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, TAS
Friday 3rd March – Chudleigh Hall, Chudleigh, TAS

The Long Johns
Friday 24th February – Sound Fest, The J, Noosa, QLD

The McClymonts
Friday 24th February – Doyalson RSL, Doyalson, NSW
Saturday 25th February – Dapto Leagues Club, Dapto, NSW
Friday 3rd March – The Spiegeltent, Adelaide, SA

The Morrisons
Friday 3rd March – Treehouse On Belongil, Byron Bay, NSW

The Séamus Begley Trio
Wednesday 1st March – Jack Duggan’s Irish Pub, Bathurst, NSW
Thursday 2nd March – Ainslie Arts Centre, Canberra, ACT
Friday 3rd March – Illawarra Folk Club, Wollongong, NSW

The Spooky Men’s Chorale
Friday 24th February – Clarence Valley Conservatorium, Grafton, NSW
Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th February – Cobargo Folk Festival, NSW

The Waifs
Thursday 2nd March – Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA

The Young Folk
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th February – Cobargo Folk Festival, Cobargo, NSW
Wednesday 1st March – Polish White Eagle Club, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 2nd March – Petersham Bowls Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 3rd March – Adelaide’s Fringe Festival, Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA

This Way North
Friday 24th February – The Aztec, Foster, NSW
Saturday 25th February – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Sunday 26th February – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW

Timberwolf
Friday 24th February – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 25th February – The Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC

Timothy Bowen & John Flanagan Trio
Friday 24th February – Secret Show, Wollongong, NSW

TinPan Orange
Friday 3rd March – The Odd Fellow, Fremantle, WA

William Crighton
Saturday 25th February – Boyd Education Centre, Riversdale, NSW

Winter Wilson
Saturday 25th February – Music@Melway House, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 26th February – The Veranda Folk Club, Mia Mia, VIC
Friday 3rd March – The Hills Folk Club, Lesmurdie, WA

Winterbourne
Friday 24th February – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“This Train Is Bound For Glory” – Mumford and Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show & Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

The Summer Hill Folk Festival Returns for 2017

Summer Hill
Image Courtesy of Summer Hill Folk Festival

One of my most unexpected favourite gigs last year was the inaugural Summer Hill Folk Festival in Sydney. Set in the Summer Hill Church, the event featured a wide breadth of folk acts in an acoustically perfect setting – it was such a magic day.

The Summer Hill Folk Festival has announced its return in 2017 with a lineup of 13 different acts over the course of a single Saturday. Headlining this year will be local legends Brian Campeau, Timothy James Bowen and Bonniesongs who will be joined by a who’s who of Timber and Steel favourites including Whoa Mule!, Queen Porter Stomp, Fresh Off The Boat, Richard Ashby Duo, Giffen, The Squeezebox Trio, Chaika and Burrows.

The day will also feature Irish Dancing, a couple of workshops and a tribute to Simon & Garfunkel from the Summer Hill Community Choir.

Artisan markets, food and drink stalls and kids activities will be happening in and around the Summer Hill Church from 11am and best of all the whole thing is free. The event is also alcohol and smoke free.

The Summer Hill Folk Festival takes place on Saturday 4th March from 11am. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

The full program for the day is below:

11:30am – Whoa Mule! (Old-timey/Appalachian)
12:00pm – Queen Porter Stomp (Gypsy Jazz)
12:30pm – Bonniesongs (New folk/songwriter)
1:00pm – Fresh Off The Boat (Traditional Irish)
1:30pm – Timothy James Bowen (Singer Songwriter)
2:00pm – Richard Ashby Duo (Gypsy Guitars)
2:30pm – Giffen (Indi Country Folk)
2:30pm – Irish Dance Workshop
3:30pm – Summer Hill Community Choir sing Simon and Garfunkel
4:15pm – Vocal workshop with Giffen Choral
5:00pm – The Squeezebox Trio (Gypsy)
6:00pm – Brian Campeau (Solo Folk/Singer Songwriter)
6:30pm – Irish Ceili Dance
7:00pm – Chaika (World)
8:00pm – Burrows (New Folk)

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 12th February

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

The Lumineers announced details of their new album Cleopatra which is due this April. Details here

Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings Machine will perform together with Willie Watson and Haas Kowert Tice at Dream A Highway in Melbourne this month. Details here

The National Folk Festival has programmed a number of events to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Ireland Easter Rising. Details here

– Justin Vernon from Bon Iver released a live video covering Sharon Van Etten’s “Love More”. Details here

– The Meatstock festival in Sydney this weekend has a great musical lineup including Adam Eckersley Band, Mustered Courage, The Snowdroppers, The Beards, Henry Wagons, Davidson Brothers, Big Blind Ray, The Buffalo Grass Boys, The Punk Rock Hillbilly, Sahara Beck, Hussy Hicks, Roy Rose and more. Details here

– The brand new Summer Hill Folk Festival announced its lineup including Pat Drummond, Catgut, Brian Campeau, Fanny Lumsden, The Tawny Owl String Band and many more. Details here

Matt Corby released his new single “Knife Edge” and announced a national tour in April. Details here

– Sydney artist Willowy released her new album and has tour dates in NSW, VIC and SA. Details here

– Melbourne duo Oh Pep! have announced a national tour this April. Details here

Miss Peaches in Sydney has announced a new folk themed night on Sundays titles Hootenany. Details here

– Gold Coast duo Hussy Hicks released their new album Lucky Joe’s Wine (and other tales from Dog River) today. Details here

Interviews

“For the first visit there, I think it’s a lot of fun to try to hit all the records. Of course for me personally, the newer songs tend to be closer to where I’m at emotionally. But there’s this cool thing that happens when you revisit a song you haven’t played in several years. You start to hear it in a different way, almost like it’s not even your song. I have this personal rule that I’ll only play songs which I have a strong emotional connection to at a given time. Old or new, doesn’t matter. If I can’t mean what I’m singing I won’t do it”William Fitzsimmons chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

Releases This Week

Applewood Road
Applewood RoadApplewood Road
Bandcamp

Yesteryear
YesteryearAriela Jacobs
iTunes

Henry Wagons
After What I Did Last NightHenry Wagons
iTunes

Hussy Hicks
Lucky Joe’s Wine (and other tales from Dog River)Hussy Hicks
iTunes

Pocket Fox
The Brightest LightPocket Fox
Bandcamp

Button Collective
The Lonesome SeaThe Button Collective
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Presents

The Timbers

William Fitzsimmons

Friday 12th February – Tanswells Hotel, Beechworth, VIC
Saturday 13th February – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 14th February – Braidwood Hotel, Braidwood, VIC

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Heartbreaker Sessions feat. A Man Called Stu, Dan & Dan

A Man Called Stu

Regular Sydney night Heartbreaker Sessions returns for 2016 with a new night (Thursday!) and the same heady mix of Americana, alt-country and singer-songwriters. The first Heartbreaker Sessions features local favourites A Man Called Stu and Dan & Dan (Oh Willy Dear) along with DJ sets from Post to Wire and Daz.

Thursday 18th February – Freda’s, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Andrew Phelan
Saturday 13th February – The Grand Junction, Maitland, NSW

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s feat. The Sweet Jelly Rolls
Wednesday 17th February – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Boy & Bear
Friday 12th February – Horden Pavilion, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 13th February – Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD

Dave Rawlings Machine
Friday 12th February – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 13th February – A&I Hall, Bangalow, NSW
Tuesday 16th February – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 17th February – The Playhouse, Canberra, ACT
Friday 19th February – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Elwood Myre
Thursday 18th February – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW

Fairlight Folk feat. David Bridie, Jed Rowe
Saturday 13th February – Fairlight Folk Acoustic Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Folkswagon
Wednesday 17th February – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Heartbreaker Sessions feat. A Man Called Stu, Dan & Dan
Thursday 18th February – Freda’s, Sydney, NSW

Hootenany feat. The Sweet Jelly Rolls
Sunday 14th February – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Hussy Hicks
Friday 12th February – Beaches, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 13th February – Lazybones, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 14th February – Meatstock Festival, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 14th February – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 19th February – Seaview Hotel, Woolgoolga, NSW

James Thomson
Friday 12th February – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 13th February – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 14th February – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW

Jess Ribeiro
Friday 12th February – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

John Flanagan and Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel
Friday 12th February – Alexandra Town Hall, Alexandra, VIC
Saturday 13th February – Live at the Bundy, Bundalaguah, VIC
Friday 19th February – Belbrae Hall, Belbrae, VIC

Josh Pyke
Friday 12th February – Melbourne Zoo Twilights, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 13th February – The Wool Exchange, Geelong, VIC
Friday 19th February – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide, SA

José González
Friday 12th February – Perth International Arts Festival, Perth, WA

Kate Miller-Heidke
Friday 12 February – Ipswich Civic Centre, Ipswich, QLD
Sunday 14th February – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 18th February – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 19th February – Laycock Street Theatre, Gosford, NSW

Lucy Wise and Justin Bernasconi
Saturday 13th February – House on the Hill, Melbourne, VIC

Mark Lucas and The Dead Setters w/ Buck Loner Revue
Sunday 14th February – Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Meatstock
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th February – Sydney Showground, Sydney, NSW

Missy Higgins
Saturday 13th February – Twilight at Taronga, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 14th February – Twilight at Taronga, Sydney, NSW

Patrick James
Friday 19th February – The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD

Phia w/ Ka-Tya
Wednesday 17th February – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Pocket Fox
Saturday 13th February – White Eagle Polish Club, Canberra, ACT
Friday 19th February – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Riverboats Music Festival
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st February – Echuca-Moama, VIC

Ruby Boots
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st February – Riverboats Festival, VIC

Sam Newton
Friday 12th February – The Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 13th February – Aireys Pub, Aireys Inlet, VIC

The Audreys
Friday 12th February – Speigeltent, Adelaide, SA

The Beards
Saturday 13th February – Meatstock, Sydney, NSW

The Timbers
Friday 12th February – Tanswells Hotel, Beechworth, VIC
Saturday 13th February – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 14th February – Braidwood Hotel, Braidwood, VIC

The Weeping Willows
Sunday 14th February – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC

Vin Garbutt
Thursday 18th February – The Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide, SA

William Fitzsimmons
Sunday 14th February – Chevron Festival Gardens, Perth, WA

Willowy
Friday 12th February – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW
Friday 19th February – The Eastern, Ballarat, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Letters” – Matt Corby

Possibly one of my favourite Matt Corby tracks of all time – this is the singer-songwriter at his folky best.

Details of the Summer Hill Folk Festival

Summer Hill
Image Courtesy of Summer Hill Folk Festival

This March a brand new event will be bringing folk music to the inner western suburbs of Sydney and it looks pretty exciting. The brand new Summer Hill Folk Festival is set to take place at the Summer Hill Church on Saturday 5th March.

The lineup for the festival is impressive, bringing together some of Sydney’s best folkies and plenty of Timber and Steel favourites including Pat Drummond, Catgut, Brian Campeau, Fanny Lumsden, The Tawny Owl String Band and many more.

The day kicks off at 10am and along with the music program there will be artisan markets for punters to peruse. And all of this is for free.

For more information check out the official Summer Hill Folk Festival site here or the Facebook event here. The full lineup and set times are below:

10:30am History, Stories and Songs by the venerable Pat Drummond
11:30am Marie & Luke
12:30am Catgut
1:30pm MASTERCLASS: Song writing tips from the artists
2:15pm Matilda Abraham Solo
3:15pm David Thomas
4:15pm OLD INSTRUMENTS: Introduction to the Harp
5:00pm Burrows (Canberra)
6:00pm Brian Campeau Solo
7:00pm Fanny Lumsden
8:00pm Tawny Owl String Band

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