Calendar 2017

Folk Redlands concerts are held twice a month on the first and third Sunday of the month 1-4pm at Indigiscapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba.
Admission Free. Blackboard Performers welcome from 1pm

And remember you can get the folk news from all over on line at The Folk Rag and Folk Music on the air…“Acoustic Harvest” alternate Thursdays 8pm to 10pm 100.3 BAY FM !



May 7 – Jason Darling – Rhythm Workshop & Performance
Jason Darling has been collecting intricate rhythm hand devices and strumming techniques for much of his 20 years as a guitarist. A deep love of traditional western folk music in his formative years lead him toward the folk music and alternative approaches of other cultures soon after. Jason will be performing a set of music with the beautiful voice of Ms Kimberley Keogh and sharing some of the out of the box rhythm hand techniques he has gathered over the years in the following workshop. No plectrum required!



May 21 – Tin Star
Contemporary “urban folk”. Tin Star bring a trio of powerful singer/songwriter/instrumentalists (Penny Boys, Cathy Bell and Dan Grant) to create a group that is far greater than the sum of its parts. They bring spontaneity to their live performances, and like to create a space in which to connect emotionally with an audience. Their song choices, both their own compositions and borrowed songs are focused on having a musical conversation.



Saturday June 3 -10am-4pm  Indigidayout & Folk Redlands Music Festival
Annual Family Day Out at Indigiscapes celebrating World Environment Day. Enjoy native animal displays, market and environmental stalls, native plant sales, arts and craft, fun for the kids, live music and more!

Performers include TroyJungaji Brady, Ruby Phoenix Tribal Belly Dance Troupe & More Details to be announced soon.


June 18 – Evan Mathieson
Well known for his autoharp skills and narrative style, Evan sings songs that tickle the funny bone, songs that highlight political stupidity,and songs that remember history. One of Evan’s notable projects includes preserving the whaling songs of Scottish born Australian folk singer Harry Robertson.





July 16 – Gary Shepherd – Performance/Stagecraft Workshop & Concert
Singer/songwriter/guitarist and banjoist who has performed as a soloist at numerous Australian music festivals and pubs and clubs over several decades.

Best known for his intricate Fingerstyle Guitar playing, Clawhammer banjo, and easy-going and humorous onstage banter, Gary covers many musical styles, ranging from Country, blues and folk songs to instrumental pieces, and even a little pop. Gary has also produced a range of guitar instructional DVDs that have sold around the world encouraging countless would be guitarists to start playing or to improve their skills.  A performance by Gary is, typically, hilarious, entertaining and, informative. Gary, typically, interweaves musical numbers with stories from his own life, and anecdotes about the music, the places, and the people who’ve written the songs and lived the words. Gary’s workshop will focus on tips for improving on-stage performance.



August 20 – Robbie Dunn
Irish singer-songwriter guitarist, poet and playwright, Robbie is a born entertainer hailing originally from Dublin.
Robbie hit the charts with a number one song in Ireland last year and received 5 star awards for his album “Postcard from Oz”which polled ahead of some of the worlds’ stars. His Brisbane album “Just another day” has been featured on ABC and channel 9 as well as airplay on most major stations.
Now based in Brisbane, his performances are peppered with  Dublin wit and charm.
As well as performing in most of the top venues in his native Dublin, he has also performed in England, Spain and America and Australia. He has performed on major radio and TV stations around the World, as well as appearing at festivals and concerts. He has seven albums to his credit and more on the way.


October 1 – Caim Duo – Workshop & Performance
All the way from Scotland, Heather Innes & Pauline Vallance play traditional & contemporary Scottish Folk Songs. Lilting vocals, bodhran, clasarch & flute: “Caim music touches the heart, bringing a sense of calm, uplift and peace.”









April 16 – Something Else
Well-respected soloists Anne Infante and Mary Brettell have been singing together in wondrous harmony since they were THAT slim! Their repertoire covers traditional folk, country, originals, contemporary – and everything in-between. Their songs are selected on a strict principle – if they like it, if it lends itself to good harmony, or if it’s simply fun to sing – it’s in!
What others have said:
‘Mary and Anne really are something else. Inspiring, creative, over-flowing with passion, sentiment and biting wit.’ (John Arlidge, Whisky Gully Wines)

Something Else is something else!  It is the merging of two gifted, experienced folksingers who make beautiful music together. They remind me of a comment from ages ago: ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’.  You would be mad to miss them!’ (Ian Clarke)



April 2 – Pat Drummond – Workshop & Performance
Pat’s amazing three and a half decade long career has seen him pass through a half dozen ‘reincarnations’ that have produced an incredible body of original work in as many different musical genres.

Starting in the folk scene in the 60’s then gracing developing a following in Sydney’s pub scene in the 70’s and 80’s, Pat became renowned for writing what were effectively musical mini-operas that included whole sections scripted for and performed by the crowds.

A regular performer in the nineties at Folk, Bush and Country Music Festivals, Pat was awrrded the prestigious Australian Independent Country Music Entertainer of The Year in 2000. His Song, “The Road To Damascus” was selected in the finals of 1999 Country Song Of The Year in The Gold Guitars in Tamworth and along with Karen Lynne he won Contemporary Country Song Of The Year in the TSA Songwriting awards in 2000. He was also Joint Winner of Male Vocal of the Year at the Australian Bush Music Festival 1993 and Grand Finalist for Album of the Year, Producer of the Year, Heritage Award and Country Song of the Year in the 1994 Tamworth Australasian Country Music Festival.



March 19 – Julie Whitney & Tim Palmer
Julie Witney
is well known in Qld music circles, singing and playing the guitar in “Rantan Bush Band”, the jazz/pop duo “Sunrise Road”, and double bass with the dance band at the recent Woodford Folk Festival. She is currently a member of the acoustic swing trio “The Swing Beans”.
Tim Palmer has toured and lived in various parts of Australia as an electric guitar player with many different acts.  Known for his finger picking style, he has renewed his interest in the acoustic guitar after recent invitations to appear at acoustic events. Julie and Tim will present a set together drawing on their extensive repertoires. This will be a great afternoon of music!



March 5 – Celtic Corner – in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day! Workshop & Performance
Join us for an afternoon of all things Celtic.
The Friday session at the Celtic Corner Bistro in Manly has been running for over ten years. Two of the main players, Mary Brettell and Brendan Williams will conduct a workshop on Celtic Music, the instruments played and session playing in general.
Bring a musical instrument (if you would like to join in) along with any questions about the subject of sessions.
Blackboard 1pm; Workshop 2pm; Performance 3pm



February 19, 2017 – The Floyd Family Breakdown
Delving into the pre-war American roots music heartland, the Floyd Family Breakdown dish up a jambalaya of originals and heartfelt renditions of bluegrass, ragtime and western swing. A live performance from the Floyd’s is no downer with a tonne of energy and a truckload of instruments to boot – banjos, fiddle, guitars, mandolin, dobro and upright bass.
Their 2016 debut album received great reviews and national radio play. “It’s an album rich in swinging sounds seemingly transported from a dance hall of raw pine on the American Frontier. If the Floyd Family takes any lesson from the Great Depression, it’s that a gleeful tune is a cure-all for woes of every kind.”  Country Update Magazine.




February 5, 2017 – Mister Chuck & Missy Chrissy – Workshop: Chords Made Easy + Performance

Mister Chuck & Chrissy play everything from Roots & Blues to Jazz with hints of gospel and country swing. Guitar, wailing harmonicas and slide guitar, accordian.

The pair will conduct a workshop on Guitar Chords before taking the stage to entertain us with their quirky originals and fabulous covers.
1pm – Blackboard
2pm – Workshop Chords made Easy
3pm – Mister Chuck & Missy Chrissy performance.


January 8, 2017 – Marcus Sturrock – House Concert – Alexandra Hills 3:30pm for 4pm
Virtuoso Guitarist
“Marcus is onot only an adept guitarist; he has the happy ability to play music rather than just notes and to infect the audience with his own joy.”
Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts – sassy girl band
Tickets $25 – Bookings essential


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