Have a Big Shambolic Christmas!!
The Shambolics are playing at the The Adelaide Irish Club on Fri 18th Dec and at Ancient World Hindley St on Wed Dec 23rd!!
Celtic & Trad Folk
By popular demand, Grafton Street return to the Irish Club. Join us for a night of songs! Our good friend Paul Roberts who will start the show
Free Friday Night Music at the Irish Club
We are excited to have Eric Bogle to play at Trinity Sessions with support from the fabulous Fiddle Chicks
There’s not much good about COVID, but one good thing for us is that it means that Eric is available to play at Trinity Sessions; as opposed to his planned tour of New Zealand, shows in Victoria and some holidaying in Europe. Maybe not so good for Eric. Eric Bogle has written some songs that have pretty much become Australian classics of their particular genre and he is still penning some cracking songs, reflecting on life, politics and culture in Australia and the world. Probably his best-known song is “The Band Played Waltzing Matilda”, which confirmed its iconic status by appearing as a question in the Australian version of Trivial Pursuit! Some of his other songs, “No Man’s Land”(The Green Fields of France) “Leaving Nancy”, “Now I’m Easy” “Shelter” “If Wishes were Fishes” etc. etc. are now beginning to rival “Matilda” in the icon stakes. His songs have been recorded by Joan Baez, Mary Black, Donovan, Slim Dusty, John Williamson, Billy Bragg, The Pogues and The Furies, just to name a few. He has won quite a few awards along the way including the Order of Australia medal for services to the entertainment industry, and a Peace medal from the U.N. for his efforts, through music, to promote peace and racial harmony.
Pete Titchener will be selling Eric Bogle’s CDs during the interval and putting the chairs away after the concert – he is a great guy.
After fifteen years of performing, The Fiddle Chicks are still going strong. Emma Luker (Eric Bogle band) and Dee Trewartha (The Cow Patsys) use only their fiddles, bass fiddle, stomp-boxes and vocals to create a unique musical experience for audiences throughout Australia. From their traditional and classical fiddle backgrounds they have developed their own distinctive minimalist style. Their original songs and tunes will take an audience from the fiddle’s melancholy to its energetic and highly infectious sounds!
On Sunday 8 November 2020 at 4:00pm Music 3.30pm Concert Space Doors 3pm Bar opens
318 Goodwood Road, Clarence Park, SA 5034
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The music must go on!
Even though COVID-19 restrictions mean that the annual three-day Fleurieu Folk Festival cannot be held this year, the planning committee has come up with an alternative – a wonderful outdoor afternoon concert featuring four well known and talented Australian musicians.
ARVO ON THE OVAL will be staged at the Willunga Recreation Park from 2 pm – 7 pm on Saturday 24 October. Gates open at 1 pm and all guests are required to conform to COVID-safe procedures. Taking to the stage will be Beccy Cole, Libby O’Donovan, Chris Finnen and Amber Joy Poulton.
For over 25 years, Beccy Cole has been delighting Australian music fans with her unique brand of true entertainment. The South Australian star’s glowing warmth, husky tones, bawdy sense of humour and hundred-watt smile have made her one of the nation’s most successful singer songwriters. She has a reputation for bringing an audience to fever pitch and, quite often, stomach clutching laughter!
Libby O’Donovan is renowned for her nuanced interpretations and extraordinary voice. She is a critically acclaimed jazz and cabaret performer and an award-winning musical director. Libby has entertained audiences around the world with her unique talents, performing in New York, Tokyo and Toronto as well as Australia-wide. She is equally at home in small ensemble acts as well as solo performances.
The raw honesty of the blues is the lifeblood coursing through Chris Finnen’s music over four decades. He brings a wry twist to his original blues songs, adding sly humour to the lyrics, musing on everyday experiences and embracing a strong sense of community. His restless musical curiosity has seen him embrace a tapestry of varied cultural experiences.
Amber Joy Poulton is a multi-awarded South Australian singer songwriter and the star of the touring production Coal Miner’s Daughter, which has sold out theatres all over Australia including tours to Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and Queensland. Amber has always been entranced by traditional classics, how country music ‘used to be’.
In addition to enjoying the music of these talented artists, audience members will find out who has won the annual Judith Crossley Memorial Songwriting Award and hear their song performed in public for the first time. Also the winner of the Peter Thornton Memorial Award which is awarded to young emerging artists chosen by the Thornton family.
To enable COVID tracing, ticket numbers are extremely limited (under 400)
and available ONLINE ONLY through oztix.com.au (NO TICKETS AT THE GATE).
The cost is $60 for adults, $50 concession (holders of government pension concession cards, and student cards), and $50 for those aged 3 – 15 years.
There will be no vehicle access to the grounds except for those with a government-issued disability parking permit.
At the gate, each ticket holder will be given a ‘goodie bag’ containing a mask, sanitiser and a program. Bring your own chairs, rugs, cushions etc. There will be food and soft drinks available for purchase.
PLEASE NOTE: This is an alcohol-free event – no BYO and no on-site sales.
But who needs alcohol when such a fabulous program is on offer?
Look forward to seeing you at ARVO ON THE OVAL.
Fleurieu Folk Festival Committee
2pm to 7pm
Wullunga Recreation Park
An evening of sweet salty melodies and luscious harmonies!
Saltwater Taffy perform front porch songs in the Americana tradition, the music that migrated from the British Isles, up into the mountains of Appalachia and came back down again.
Drawing from a deep well of influences and experiences, Andy and Marta pour out their songs with an ear for sifting out the true and essential elements. Rich, emotive vocals overlap and intersect with intricate, rhythmic and soulful guitars, fingerpicking the heart.
Free admission – limited to 66 people
Free Friday Nights at the Irish Club
Wee Yarn from Belfast….
Free Music and Craic at the Irish Club Friday Nights
Free Irish music and ballads Two groups
Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 8 PM – 11 PM
The Adelaide Irish Club
Public · Hosted by Celtic Music Club of South Australia Inc and The Adelaide Irish Club
Seeing we can’t dance we can play music. Come along to see many bands that have arisen from the Celtic music club over the years and a pub quiz on Celtic music between sets. Should be great fun. Contact Allan email@example.com to book a table. $10 entry. Prizes and the best Guinness in town. See Less