Castlemaine- Bowls Club Blues Club
Jul
1
6:30 PM18:30

Castlemaine- Bowls Club Blues Club

JESS PARKER PRESENTS! And is Absolutely thrilled to announce the good people at the Castlemaine Bowls Club have given us the green light to hold a monthly blues, folk and country night at their fine establishment. Our launch will be Monday July 1st, with a stellar line up including Bill Barber, Mandy Connell and Sons of the Blues. Big thanks to @callan_s_art for making this thang come into fruition, and Dan Wallwork for yet another incredible poster. All welcome, see you on the 1st everybody! X

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Hotel High Plains
Aug
2
8:00 AM08:00

Hotel High Plains

Mandy Connell heads to Mount Hotham for shows at the Hotel High Plains and The General Store- three sets, solo, from 8.30pm to 11.30pm. Hotel High Plains (dinner plain) - Friday August 2nd & The General - Saturday August 3rd

image by Melissa Smith

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World Music Night- Three Acts at the Wesley Anne
May
23
8:00 PM20:00

World Music Night- Three Acts at the Wesley Anne

Bonnie Smith Mandy Connell and Pablo Rivas - Three singer songwriters from three different traditional backgrounds- as a special treat, Connell brings some traditional Anglo Celtic songs into a solo set of her own material. Connell is on first, followed by Pablo Rivas and Bonnie Smith, from 8pm at the Wesley Anne, High Street Northcote, on the 86 Tram Line.

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Merri Creek Tavern with D Henry Fenton
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

Merri Creek Tavern with D Henry Fenton

it is my pleasure to get to play the opening set for D Henry Fenton, who has been living in the US for the last few years and has come back to Australia for a little whirlwind tour.

Fenton has opened for acts including John Mayer, Kasey Chambers, Colbie Caillat, Lissie and Morphine. His last album “Turnin’” was recorded with engineer/producer Steve Holroyd (Counting Crows/Tom Petty) and received some positive US college radio airplay, with a few bigger stations (including KBAC, Santa Fe NM) adding the title track to their playlists.

The Merri Creek Tavern holds about 40 people comfortably, so this will be a very intimate set. The venue is run by Mick Thomas and Mark (Clanger) and offers local beer and wine, good service, and minimal sound bleed, pumping music from the back bar to the front bar, so that no DJ comes in to dominate the rooms when the singer is quiet.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

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Christmas at the Swamp...Connell Thursby Friday, Van Walker and more
Dec
22
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas at the Swamp...Connell Thursby Friday, Van Walker and more

Christmas at the Swamp!

7PM: VAN WALKER
8PM: ILL-GOTTEN BOOTY
9PM: THURSBY, FRIDAY & CONNELL
10.30PM: DJ DOGGLER


Good friends and folk singers Mandy Connell, Girl Friday and Floyd Thursby are collaborating for a night of traditional and original folk melodies featuring guitar, mandolin, ukulele and three part harmonies. 

There is no mistaking the startlingly honest voice of former Stray Hens frontwoman Mandy Connell. Soaring over riffs on handmade guitars, she is the darling of Australian folk.
Girl Friday's folk, jazz and blues sensibility evokes a sense of nostalgia, innocence and melancholy.
Floyd Thursby has spent over 20 years writing songs about love and death, wild nights and quiet days, sacred moments and everyday life.

Join us at Swamplands Bar - 744 High St, Thornbury VIC 3071

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CERES MARKET (BRUNSWICK)
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

CERES MARKET (BRUNSWICK)

CERES is a great day out for kids, or just for getting a coffee and doing the shopping, Chooks run wild, dogs are welcome, and the organic produce and general store are amazing. Bring your shoppin bags and any empties you’d like to re-fill. NO WASTE! Refill your old shampoo bottles, detergents, spice jars…. Come on in.

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DORRIGO FOLK AND BLUEGRASS
Oct
25
to Oct 28

DORRIGO FOLK AND BLUEGRASS

  • Dorrigo, New South Wales (map)
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Connell and guitarist Bob Hutchison head to this NSW Festival (Near Bellingen) featuring US and Australian artists playing mainly folk and bluegrass music. Connell will be presenting two shows and filming for An Otherwise Quiet Room

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