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at the Australian Folk Music Awards (AFMAs)
THIS THURSDAY 14 October
7.00pm SA 7.30pm Vic/Tas/NSW/ 6.30pm Qld 4.30pm WA
Nexus Arts Centre Adelaide
(Duration 90 Mins)
AND LiveStreaming from our Youtube channel
THE AFMAS AWARDS NIGHT PROGRAM
Welcome from Folk Alliance Australia
- Your Hosts – Parvyn & Josh Bennett
- Welcome to Country – Allan Sumner
- Live-Cross to some interstate viewers
- Performance – The Fiddle Chicks
- Awards Announcements 1 – Traditional Album/Contemp Album of the Year
- Performance – Nancy Bates & Allan Sumner
- Awards Announcements 2 – Solo Artist/Group Artist of the Year
- Live Performance – Ella & Sienna
- Awards Announcements 3 – Awards 5 Youth Artist of Year & Runner Up
- Awards Announcements 4 – Community Cultural Project of The Year
- Awards Announcement 5 – Contribution to Folk Award
- Awards Announcment 6 – AFMA People’s Choice Artist Award
- Live Performance – Parvyn & Josh and Tim Bennett
- Thank You & Acknowledgements
- LIveStream Finishes/Event Concludes
Tickets Available for Adelaide Awards Night Event open to the public
Australian Folk Music Awards – October 14 2021
Hosts Revealed – Parvyn and Josh
The Folk Alliance Australia Board is proud to announce that feted acoustic duo Parvyn and Josh will be hosting the inaugural Australian Folk Music Awards (AFMAs).
Parvyn Kaur Singh and Josh Bennett are well known for their performances around Australia and at major folk festivals and draw on a vast range of music styles, combining stunning virtuosity, warm harmonies, melody and groove. Between their original compositions are some of their favourite traditional and contemporary songs from far-flung genres including jazz, blues, classical Indian and folk.
Parvyn began performing at folk festivals at the age of six years as part of the acclaimed band Dya Singh:
The Folk scene is where I am most at home. I have shared my music and learnt so much about creativity and community through my involvement in Australian folk music. I look forward to seeing you all on the 14 October at the AFMAs”Parvyn Kaur Singh
The 2021 Australian Folk Music Award nominees have been announced, with “winners” revealed 14 October at our live event (tickets available or join us for free via livestream)
GO HERE for a List of all AFMA Awards finalists
The Australian Folk Music Awards are proudly presented by the Folk Alliance Australia Board.
The Boite is Victoria’s prominent multicultural music organisation.
Founded in 1979, the organisation supports artists from diverse cultural communities, promoting cultural understanding through the dynamic presentation of unique cultural experiences, and nurturing creativity, collaboration, access to and active participation in the arts.
Through its program of festivals, events, radio programs, music releases and publications The Boite has presented and promoted hundreds of excellent musicians born in over 100 different countries at over 5,000 events before audiences exceeding 800,000.
The Boite is putting in place a new project for singers. Our Freedom Road Gospel project has been twice postponed, and now will take place in Bendigo in May next year.
To give singers a project while we all wait to sing together again, The Boite has set up a virtual choir opportunity, singing Eric Bibb’s arrangement of “Just Keep Going On” with Geoffrey Williams in the lead.
Since virtual choirs are not constrained by Border Closures, the organisation would like to offer the opportunity nationally! If you know anyone who would enjoy singing with Geoffrey, and learning from the wonderful Stella Savy, please pass on the attached information.
Joining the project provides you with a workshop with Stella and access to the rehearsal resources for the song.
CONTACT FAA Board Member and The Boite representative Therese Virtue – firstname.lastname@example.org 03-94173550 www.boite.com.au
Here’s the latest news regarding The Borderers – Jim Paterson and Denise Alex Alexander. The duo are working on a movie / musical called Maitland Wonder, based on the life of the legendary Australian / Irish boxer Les Darcy.
Film director Paul Boyd ( who’s a business partner with Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics ) is currently writing the screenplay in Los Angeles and will direct the film. Boyd has directed music videos for Mick Jagger, Shania Twain etc and created an award winning documentary for Stevie Nicks.
Jim, Alex and Chris John spent the last four years writing the 17 songs, and travelled round the world a couple of times to talk to possible producers and leading actors.
One of these trips resulted in finding two Angel Investors from London who have funded the writing of the screenplay. If anyone in Australia has a desire to become an Angel Investor too, then please get in touch with Jim Paterson from The Borderers on 0418 818 443.
We reported in June, the Global Music Match is the worldwide music matchmaking program, the 2021 version running from June to August, featuring 78 artists from 17 countries.
There were 13 participants from Australia, including some who were nominated for the 2021 Australian Folk Music Awards.
Artists from Australia, Brittany in France, Canada, Catalonia, Chile, Denmark, England, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Scotland, Taiwan, USA and Wales collaborated in what is thought to be the world’s largest online musical matchmaking program.
The 13 Australian folk artists participating in this year’s Global Music Match are: Andrea Kirwin, Emma Swift, Ernest Aines, Francesca de Valence, Georgia State Line, Gretta Ziller, Joel Havea, Melanie Horsnell, Monique Clare, Musketeer, Rich Davies, Ruth Hazleton and Tom West.
The Blues Preachers have two singles out this week – “The Angel of Death” (Hank Williams song) off the upcoming album
Shades Of Blue (out November 5) and “Under The Bombs” an original tune and second release off the upcoming album
The Kings Highway (out December 3), both via Soap Box Records.
Melbourne sister act Charm of Finches (Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes) will be launching their third album Wonderful
Oblivion, released by New York City-based label AntiFragile Music on October 22.
Charm of Finches are a former FAA Youth Artist Of The Year winner and a nominee for the Australian Folk Music Awards
2021, recipients announced 14 October.
Harp and fiddle duo, Mickey & Michelle have just finished producing their first video, made up of footage from their six month “on-foot” tour of New Zealand’s 3,000 km “Te Araroa” trail.
Throughout the adventure the duo performed over twenty concerts along the trail, in music halls, churches, folk festivals and 3 boats.
Music Victoria has revealed its Awards 2021 shortlists, including:
BEST FOLK ACT
- Charm of Finches
- The Cornerhouse Band
- Erica Bramham
- Kerryn Fields
- Kimberley Wheeler’s Roadside Holiday
- Lucy Wise
- The Maes
- Maple Glider
- Neil Adam