Melbourne singer/songwriter Fenn Wilson has just released a new single “Laying With The Bones”.
You can listen to it HERE.
The new release will be launched at The Tote, Collingwood in inner Melbourne on 15 April. TICKETS HERE.
The Boite announces the appointment of new director, Zulya Kamalova.
Zulya is an ARIA Award winning musician, composer, producer and arts leader who has been performing since the early 90’s.
Equipped with breadth of experience and understanding of the music and multicultural sectors, Zulya will shape the next phase of the Boite’s history.
Founded in 1979 in Melbourne, the Boite is Victoria’s multicultural music not-for-profit organisation, creating opportunities for culturally diverse musicians to contribute to a richer, more inclusive Australia. Through its program, it has presented and promoted countless musicians born in over 100 different countries at over 5,000 events before audiences exceeding 800,000.
Susi Lanagan hosts ‘What The Folk’ on PBS FM Melbourne (106.7) Thursdays 9 to 11 am (AEST).
“World Folk” and Celtic music are featured every week, along with Canadian, Latin, African, Australian and folk music from Europe.- ‘this is folk music for people who didn’t even know they liked folk music’.
Crikey..Just one week away….
We’re hoping to catch up with many of our members and supporters in Canberra this Easter.
Folk Alliance Australia will hold its Annual General Meeting on the Sunday at 5.00pm at The Terrace. We will have Zoom Linkage if you wish to join us online. This will be sent out in the next newsletter. Apart from Reports and Updates we will welcome new Board members and outline our plans for the 2022 Australian Folk Music Awards.
We will also be presenting a fantastic Folk Forum titled Imagining the Future of Folk with a range of well-known folk artists and activists presenting their visions for Australian Folk. This will be held on Saturday 1.20pm – Old Troc Stage.
Please join us at both these events.
We wish the National Folk Festival team all the success for Folk music’s big weekend.
The winners of the Queensland Music Awards 2022 have recently been revealed. Selected category winners are noted in large font.
Blues Arcadia – ‘Follow The Leader’
Freight Train Foxes – ‘Cardboard Satellites’
Mardi Wilson – ‘Salty’
Brad Butcher – ‘Cutting People’s Grass’
Camille Trail – ‘I Know I’m Hard To Love’
Hayley Marsten – ‘Drowning Myself’
Andrea Kirwin – ‘Beautiful Morning’
Hollow Coves – ‘Blessings’
Tim Hart – ‘Steady As She Goes’
Andrea Kirwin – ‘Firenze’
Day Of Embers – ‘Oceans Apart’
Menaka Thomas – ‘On The Horizon’
Held over the long weekend 10 to 13 June at Portarlington Victoria, tickets are now on sale for the 2022 National Celtic Folk Festival.
As well as plenty of live music, there will be bars, markets, workshops, sessions, delicious food, dances, writers, children’s entertainment, demonstrations and special events – four days of music, arts and culture.
Despite a cancelled 2022 festival, organisers will still be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Cygnet Folk Festival on 6-7 May in three venues in Cygnet.
Venues are booked with performer and ticket details to be announced soon, so SAVE THE DATES!
APRA AMCOS is hosting a free session on the art of songwriting at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
Held at The Pub (99 Gunnedah Road, Tamworth) on Thursday 21 April at 11:30am, there will be a conversation about the art of songwriting with Fanny Lumsden, Caitlin Harnett and Ashleigh Dallas, moderated by Loren Young.
Upile Mkoka’s (aka Weathered) debut album Until This Love is All That Remains is the product of ten years of writing, performing, refining and crafting.
Co-produced by Mkoka and Mark Myers (ex The Middle East), this body of work contains a myriad of instrumentation – driving drums, late-night sounds and forest-like folk anthems.
Folk Alliance International has announced Spotlight Showcase Week, a virtual presentation of talented acts from around the world happening in 1-2 hour pre-recorded showcases as part of the virtual programming for its upcoming conference!
FAI will be presenting 52 acts total from a wide range of genres, including Aoife O’Donovan, John McCutcheon, The Accidentals, Peggy Seeger and more. Folks can tune in to the shows live May 10-12 from 7-9pm USCT (10 – 12 am AEST).
Spotlight Showcases are open to all conference registrants, or public tickets are available.
is the peak national body representing folk cultural activity and the folk industry of Australia. We are a membership organisation that provides an information resource and networking, showcase and professional development opportunities for the Australian folk community.
Provides discounts for industry insurance and website building. Members can also actively participate in the Australian Folk Music Awards
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