Thank Folk It’s Friday – 8th April

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– North American singer-songwriter Devon Sproule returns to Australia this month. Details here

Shane Nicholson released his new video “Weight of the World” featuring Tim Rogers. Details here

– Nu-folk four piece The Avett Brothers have announced details of their upcoming album True Sadness. Details here

– Music, comedy and theatre combine for Sam Newton‘s new project A Man Walks Into A Bar. Details here

– Singer-songwriter Rowena Wise released her new single “The We Met” and announced a bunch of shows. Details here

HOWQUA announced a Melbourne show before he heads off on tour overseas. Details here

Melody Pool released her new video “Love, She Loves Me” and announced tour dates. Details here

– Americana duo The Weeping Willows released their new video “River of Gold”. Details here

– Sydney based singer-songwriter Tom Stephens released his new single “Down to Rest”. Details here

Joe Mungovan has announced a massive tour kicking off next week. Details here

– Alt-country singer-songwriter Mitch Power released his new single “Doesn’t Mean I Wanna Get Left Behind”. Details here

– Sydney singer-songwriter Timothy James Bowen released his long awaited and delayed Steel & Wood. Details here

– Tasmania folk-punks The Dead Maggies head out on tour this week. Details here

Releases This Week

Bellowhead Live
Bellowhead Live – The Farewell TourBellowhead
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Call It What It Is
Call It What It IsBen Harper and the Innocent Criminals
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Cleo
CleopatraThe Lumineers
iTunes

Weeping Willows
Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’The Weeping Willows
iTunes

TinPan
Love Is A DogTinPan Orange
iTunes

Timber and Steel Presents

The Timbers

William Fitzsimmons

Friday 15th April – Sarrens Restaurant, Port Lincoln, SA

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Tom Stephens w/ Lady Lyon, Mike McCarthy

Tom Stephens

Sydney singer-songwriter Tom Stephens launches his catchy new single “Down to Rest” with a special home town show tonight featuring Lady Lyon and Mike McCarthy in support

Friday 8th April – Captain Cook Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Catgut
Saturday 9th April – The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 13th April – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

City and Colour w/ Little May
Friday 8th April – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW

Daniel Champagne
Friday 8th April – Visy Theatre, New Farm, QLD
Saturday 9th April – Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Sunday 10th April – The Wheaty, Thebarton, SA
Tuesday 12th April – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Wednesday 13th April – Ararat Live, Ararat, VIC
Thursday 14th April – Babushka Bar, Ballarat, VIC
Friday 15th April – Shebeen, Melbourne, VIC

Davey Craddock
Saturday 9th April – Four5Nine, Perth, WA
Sunday 10th April – Good Nights, Bunbury, WA
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April – Fairbridge Festival, WA

Devon Sproule
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April – Fairbridge Folk Festival, Pinjarra, WA

Fairbridge Folk Festival
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April – Fairbridge, WA

FolkSwagon feat. Elizabeth Hughes, The Delta Revue, Brendon Moon
Wednesday 13th April – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Fundraiser for the Pilliga Push feat. Mick Daley & friends, Mark Lucas & the Dead Setters, Steph Miller & the Winter Station, Justine Wahlin, The Sixth Circle House Band
Sunday 10th April – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Gordie Tentrees
Friday 8th April – The Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA
Saturday 9th April – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 10th April – Kangaroo Island Try Thai Concerts, Kangaroo Island, SA
Wednesday 13th April – The Music Shack, Donnybrook, WA
Thursday 14th April – Lulu Concerts, Duncraig, WA
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April – Fairbridge Festival, Perth, WA

Heartbreaker Sessions feat. Cruisin’ Deuces, Tom Dockray
Thursday 14th April – Freda’s, Sydney, NSW

Hootenanny feat. Ross Tipper
Sunday 10th April – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything
Sunday 10th April – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough, WA
Tuesday 12th April – The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, WA
Wednesday 13th April – Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April – Fairbridge Festival, Pinjarra, WA

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes
Friday 8th April – Clancy’s, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 9th April – Four5Nine, Perth, WA
Sunday 10th April – Bunbury Good Nights, Bunbury, WA

Liam Gerner
Friday 8th April – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA
Friday 15th April – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Mandy Connell
Wednesday 13th April – House Concert, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 14th April – Porch Light Sessions, Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Mark Lucas and The Dead Setters
Sunday 10th April – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 14th April – Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL, Sydney, NSW
Friday 15th April – Hotel Gearin, Katoomba, NSW

Mark Moldre
Friday 8th April – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Matt Corby
Monday 11th April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 12th April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 13th April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Mitch Power
Sunday 10th April – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Oh Pep!
Friday 8th April – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 10th April – The Polish Club, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 13th April – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 14 April – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 15th April – Oxford Art Factory Gallery Bar, Sydney, NSW

Porch Light Sessions feat. Miriam Lieberman, Caroline Trengove, Mandy Connell
Thursday 14th April – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Rowena Wise
Thursday 14th April – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel and John Flanagan
Saturday 9th April – Grand Pooh Bar, Hobart, TAS
Friday 15th April – Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT

Sian Evans
Saturday 9th April – No.5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW

Skyscraper Stan and The Commission Flats
Friday 8th April – Cherry Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 9th April – Workers Club, Geelong, VIC

Tate Sheridan w/ Colin Jones, The Delta Revue
Saturday 9th April – 505, Sydney, NSW

The Button Collective
Friday 8th April – Howlin’ Wolf Bar Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 9th April – The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney, NSW

The Dead Maggies
Thursday 14th April – Pub Paradise, Macleay Island, QLD
Friday 15th April – Currumbin Creek Tavern, Gold Coast, QLD

The East Pointers
Friday 8th April – Hotel Gearin, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 10th April – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

The Go Set
Friday 8th April – Southern Cross Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 9th April – Beetle Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 15th April – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

The Timbers
Friday 15th April – Sarrens Restaurant, Port Lincoln, SA

TinPan Orange
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April – Fairbridge Folk Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Tom Dockray
Thursday 14th April – Heartbreaker Sessions, Freda’s, Sydney, NSW
Friday 15th April – Six String Brewing Company, Erina, NSW

Tom Stephens w/ Lady Lyon, Mike McCarthy
Friday 8th April – Captain Cook Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife
Friday 15th April – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“On Raglan Road” – The Dubliners

I’m posting this for sometime T&S contributor Macka Jay

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 24th January

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

William Fitzsimmons released “Fortune” the first official single from his album Lions. Details here

The Perch Creek Family Jugband have released the very fun video for their track “Party on the Farm”. Details here

– English singer-songwriter Nick Mulvey released his catchy new single “Cucurucu”. Details here

Johnny Flynn released another stunning lyric video, this time for “Bottom of the Sea Blues”. Details here

– The newly renamed One Up Two Down (previously George, Andrew and Daniel) are teaming up with Oh Pep! for a co-headlined east coast tour this February. Details here

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have another new video out for “Let’s Get High (On Love)” which features the band on tour with a bunch of cameos. Details here

– Melbourne singer-songwriter Hayden Calnin has just released his new single “Comatose” from his upcoming EP Oh, Hunter. Details here

– Alt-country singer-songwriter Katie Brianna has released her new video for the track “Dark Side of the Morning”. Details here

– Bon Iver’s S. Carey has released “Fire-Scene” from his upcoming solo album Range of Light. Details here

– Folk-roots duo The Audreys have announced their first album in almost 4 years, Til My Tears Roll Away. Details here

– UK folk royalty Blair Dunlop will be in Australia this month for Port Fairy Folk Festival, The Brunswick Music Festival and the Blue Mountains Music Festival. Details here

The Merri Creek Pickers have just released their new video “Frankie Marlboro”. Details here

– WA based singer-songwriter Sam Buckingham has released a quirky homemade video for her track “Shackles”. Details here

Mikhael Paskalev has released his awesome new clip for the track “Jive Babe”. Details here

– Scottish singer Eddi Reader has released her new video “I’ll Never Be The Same”. Details here

– Check out the video for Gibson Bull’s track “Skin and Bones”. Details here

– UK singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff has released the video for his new single “Still Trying”. Details here

Interviews

“We definitely have fans here but Australia’s so big. Wallander was broadcast here and that definitely helped. And I think with the latest record Dear River having a lot more exposure than previous records has definitely helped build a fan base. I’m constantly getting messages saying “you’ve got to come home!” and I’d love to particularly with this new record Dear River because so much of it is about the subject of home. It is an album that I would like a lot of Australians to hear”Emily Barker chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

“That’s what folk music is. It’s very broad. It’s something that you can never quite explain and it’s something that you can never sum up. I’m glad you guys are continuing to follow modern folk music as well – some traditionalists get really boggled done and are closed minded, think that music hasn’t gotten any better since the 20s and 30s and 40s and 50s. To a certain extent I’d agree with them but there’s a lot of new music out there to listen to and appreciate”Pokey LaFarge chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

Releases This Week

Green Mohair Suits
Baby, You Just Want To Give UpThe Green Mohair Suits
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Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

The Timbers

The Timbers

Adelaide favourites The Timbers are on the home stretch of Januray tour showcasing their new single “Things to Come”. The boys wrap up the tour in their home town next Friday after laying waste to Victoria over the long weekend – these shows are definitely not to be missed

Friday 24th January – Tanswell Hotel, Beechworth, VIC
Saturday 25th January – Festival of the Sails, Geelong, VIC
Sunday 26th January – Penny Black Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 31st January – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Gigs Next Week

Andy Irvine
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Festival, Newstead, VIC
Friday 31st January – Music in the Park, Bendigo, VIC

Cass McCombs
Thursday 30th January – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Imogen Clark and Joe Mungovan
Sunday 26th January – The Aztec, Forster, NSW
Wednsday 29th January – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW

Jack Carty
Sunday 26th Jan – House Content, Dunsborough, WA
Tuesday 28th January – House Content, Gelorup, WA
Wednesday 29th January – House Content, Palmyra, WA
Friday 31st January – House Content, Pemulwuy, NSW

Kim Churchill
Friday 24th January – The Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 25th January – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 26th January – Flow Café, Old Bar, NSW
Thursday 30th January – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT
Friday 31st January – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes
Friday 24th January – Family Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Laneway Festival
Friday 31st January – Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD

Mark Moldre
Friday 24th January – The Rhythm Hut, Central Coast, NSW

Mat McHugh
Friday 24th January – Mona Vale Hotel, Mona Vale NSW
Saturday 25th January – Heritage Hotel, Bulli NSW

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

Numeralla Folk Festival
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Numerella, NSW

Redvers
Thursday 30th January – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Sarah Blasko
Friday 24th January – Flinders St Baptist Church, Adelaide, SA

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

The Beez
Monday 20th to Saturday 25th January – Tamworth Country Music Festival, NSW

The Green Mohair Suits w/ The Morrisons, All Our Exes Live in Texas
Friday 31st January – The Loft at UTS, Sydney, NSW

The Lumineers
Tuesday 28th January – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

The Timbers
Friday 24th January – Tanswell Hotel, Beechworth, VIC
Saturday 25th January – Festival of the Sails, Geelong, VIC
Sunday 26th January – Penny Black Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 31st January – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Traveller & Fortune
Thursday 30th January – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW
Friday 31st January – The Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC

Unpaved Sessions feat. Joel Stibbard
Monday 27th January – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Zoe Elliot
Friday 24th January – The Lodge, Bellingen, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Auld Triangle” – The Dubliners

Have you heard the version of “The Auld Triangle” on the Inside Llewyn Davis soundtrack? It’s pretty special. But it really pales in comparison to The Dubliners’ version because, well, they’re The Dubliners.

Watch Video Highlights From the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

The Dubliners

Following on from the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards the other night the BBC has been kind enough to share all the live performances from the night on Youtube. We thought we’d help you out and put them all here in one place for your viewing pleasure. There’s so much good stuff here and we’d hate to play favourites but you can’t really go past The Dubliners (above) singing “Whisky In The Jar”. Enjoy!

Tim Edey & Brendan Power – “Wriggle & Writhe” / “Celtic Thunder”

June Tabor & Oysterband – “Fountains”

Don McLean – “Homeless Brother”

Seth Lakeman – “Blacksmith’s Prayer”

The Unthanks – “King of Rome”

Christy Moore – “On Morecambe Bay”

Martin Simpson – “Lakes Of Ponchartrain”

The Dubliners – “Dirty Old Town” / “Whisky In The Jar”

Don McLean and The Dubliners Awarded BBC Radio 2 Lifetime Folk Awards

Don McLean
Image Courtesy of Don McLean

In the lead up to this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards two absolutely living folk legends have been honoured with lifetime achievement awards.

Don McLean, best known for his iconic pub singalong “American Pie” and the oft covered “Vincent”, and Irish trad greats The Dubliners are both being recognised at this year’s award ceremony to be held on the 8th February in the UK.

We’ll be sure to bring you all the other winners after they have been announced. Until then enjoy this slice of classic Dubliners:

Whiskey in the Jar: A Drunken St Patrick’s Day Playlist

Ben David
Image Courtesy of Ben David

We asked Ben David, front man of Adelaide folk-punks The Thieves, to order himself a pint of Guinness and give us a list of his favourite Irish drinking songs for St Patrick’s day. The results speak for themselves – and if you’re not a fan of bad language and drunken revelry we recommend you click away now.

Drinkin’ Drinkin’ Drinkin’ Drinkin’ Drink Til’ You Throw Up!

A bottle of Jameson in one hand and pint of Guinness in the other. A drunken mouth, aching to sing at the top of yer’ lungs. All the words that you don’t know to the songs you are too drunk to remember. An out of tune acoustic guitar and beaten up banjo. A stolen Mandolin and a drunken choir of the whole town young and old.

This is what i like to think it would of been like years ago at your local irish pub, (you know before The Pussycat Dolls and Kei$ha signed a deal with PJ O’Briens – the finest in hip and happening irish pubs)

So lets drink to forget what we won’t remember. Keep the folklore flame alive and learn a thing or two from Irish. Drink and drink and drink and drink and drink and drink and fight.

Happy St Patrick’s Day – Drink Your Guts Up Tonight

Here’s some of my favourite Irish and Irish influenced drinking songs from yesterday and today. Enjoy!!!!

11. “Sally MacLenanne” – The Pogues
“So buy me beer and whiskey cos I’m going far away” another Shane McGowan hit. Not one of the Pogues’ biggest hits but definitely one of their best.

10. “Kiss me, I’m Shitfaced” – Dropkick Murphys
Honest as all hell punk-rock-Irish by Dropkick Murphys. Being drunk and being everything your not, getting laid and passing out alone. A few American quotes here but fuck it let’s get drunk.

9. “Dirty Glass” – Dropkick Murphys
Dropkick Murphys featuring the female stylings of Stephanie Dougherty of Deadly Sins. A kick ass duet for that special someone who drives you right up the boozer…

8. “Barroom Hero” – Dropkick Murphys
Another Dropkicks pearler so sing your guts out ‘n’ raise those dirty glasses for your local barroom heros.

7. “Fuck You I’m Drunk” – Various (feat. Flogging Molly)
“And I’m gonna be drunk til the next time I’m drunk”

6. “Dirty Old Town” – The Pogues
Traditionally an English song written by Ewan MacColl in 1949. The Dubliners adapted it but here it is by The Pogues. “Chop her down like an old dead tree”.

5. “Bound for South Australia” – Traditional (feat. The Thieves)
Packing up and leaving home. Bound for South Australia. What a state and what a Country. Grab a pint and grab a brother. The best Patriotic sing along i know to date. Possibly the unrecognised national anthem. “Heave Away, Haul Away”.

4. “If I Should Fall from Grace with God” – The Pogues
I’ve said too much.

3. “Drunken Lullabies” – Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly, as Irish as you can get, kick ass song to sing to, drink to, skate to, fu** to and fight to. Banjo driven and full of balls. If you don’t know this song, you’re shit.

2. The Belfast Mill – The Fureys
Storytelling at its best. Thanks Ben and Simon (The Timbers) for this one. A favourite from the very first breathe. Surprise is, no reference to drinking. Just a kick ass song.

1. “Seven Drunken Nights” – The Dubliners
My personal favourite. “As I came home on Sunday night as drunk as drunk can be, I saw a thing inside her thing where my old thing should be. So i called me wife and said to her would you kindly tell to me who owns that thing inside your thing where my old thing should be. Your drunk your drunk you silly old fool still you cannot see, that’s just a tin whistle that mother sent to me”. I have heard versions of this track, some missing the last 2 verses (the best 2 verses). Make sure you check out all seven nights. Leaving nothing to the imagination, once again for the special two timing son a bitch you fell for. I know I’ll shore as hell drink to that.

So happy St Patrick’s Day. I’ll meet you in the gutter…

Ben DavidThe Thieves

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