Festivals, music, dance, sessions, tuition, places to play, advertising and publicity opportunities, etc
We advise you to check with the venues or organisers of regular events before travelling – sometimes sessions and regular events cease, change, or miss a week. While we give the latest information we have here, some of it may be out of date!
If you know that an event has changed, please let us know via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
There is so much happening for folk dancers throughout the state that the information is on a separate page. Click here to find out information about getting involved in folk dancing, dance bands and instructions for folk dancing.
See the Major Annual Festivals and Events section of our forthcoming events page
South – Music
Most Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm: Union Choir at AEU Building, 32 Patrick St, Hobart. Occasional performances on Mondays @ The Duke on Macquarie St. Contact Peter Hicks 0409 216 752 to confirm.
Fortnightly Mondays: Hobart Society of Recorder Players. New players of all abilities welcome! Please go to the website for meeting places and dates.
Every Tuesday, 7-9pm: Mostly Acoustic Jam (Suspended for the moment)
Tune and chat from 7pm for a 7:30pm start, and finishing about 9:30pm
The JAM session is informal and open to new musicians at all skill levels.
Contact: Glenn Ferguson <email@example.com>; 0408 100 321
Second Tuesday of each month 7.30-9:30pm: Songwriters’ Circle – Hobart, upstairs at The Hope and Anchor Tavern, 65 Macquarie St Hobart. Everyone is welcome to come with a creation — song, sonnet, lyrics, haiku, poem, prose, play, pantomime, psalm? See you there, bring a friend, come earlier, have a meal, good food, spread the word. Alkeiya: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Wednesday during school terms, 5-6:30pm: Tasmanian Heritage Fiddle Ensemble
Contact: Emily Wolfe, email@example.com, 0458 913 411, thfe.org.au
First Wednesday of every month, Australian Bush Dance Tunes Session
At the Maypole Hotel, New Town, starting at 7.00pm. Bring your fiddle, accordion, squeezebox, mandolin, guitar etc. The session is informal and musos of all experiences are welcome. We provide a different tune handout each session, playing slowly at first so you can get familiar with them. Contact Trish, 0400 734 559.
Last Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm: World Music Folk Orchestra
Contact: Fred Pribac, 0408 555 925, firstname.lastname@example.org
All Saints Church, Macquarie St, South Hobart (Lower Hall)
For melody and rhythm players of acoustic, stringed instruments, we play traditional American old-time tunes along with other related genres. We welcome ‘newbies’, experienced players and visitors. (Please note: our band Covid protocol requires all attendees to be double vaccinated)
Last Thursday of every month, Trad Session at the Fern Tree Tavern
Be great to see some familiar faces – and some new ones! Kick off around 8. Come along for a night of music! There are buses back down the hill quite late also. Contact Luke Plumb.
Second Friday of every Month: from 8:00pm, mixed session at the Cygnet Supper Room, Cygnet
Every Saturday: 2:00pm to 6:00pm, Irish music session, New Sydney Hotel, Bathurst St, Hobart
Doors 6:30pm Music 7pm $10 ENTRY kids FREE
BYO Plate to share + BAR OPEN.
Featured Performers and Open Mic
Contact: Alice Toner 0497 268 220 email@example.com
Third Saturday each month, Open Mic Koonya Hall, 6 to 11pm
Koonya Hall, Koonya (on the right), Nubeena Rd, Tasman Peninsula
Dessert and drinks on sale.
Tasman and Forestier Arts Association
Tas Regional Arts
Mob. 0448 669 996
Third Sunday of every month, 2pm, Ouse Session: We are starting a regular Irish/Folk music session at the Ouse Community Hall. The first will be at 2pm on Sunday 18th March 2012 and following, 3rd Sunday of each month at 2pm, unless otherwise notified.
The session is open to all musicians and beginners are very welcome.
Inquiries to Maureen Bennetts 0423 113 741.
North – Concerts and sessions
Every Monday: “The Folk Show”, City Park Radio 103.7 FM, 11pm-12 midnight. Launceston’s only locally produced folk music program.
Third Friday of each month: Liffey Music Gathering (folk, blues etc.), at the Old School, Liffey, 7:45-11pm and sometimes beyond. Open fire and good music. Bring a log for the fire, and some nosh. Tea and coffee available. A gold coin donation will help each session to meet hire and insurance costs. Hope to see you there. Contact: Garry Stannus: firstname.lastname@example.org
Third Saturday of each month: Sheffield Folk Unplugged
Chalkboard style folk evening at Mountain Mumma restaurant
Music 7-9pm. Music Contact – Kate Fraser 0412 322 729
Check Sheffield Folk Unplugged FB Group for updates
Dinner available from 5pm. Bookings essential. Table bookings – Mountain Mumma 6491 1041
Every Sunday: Launceston trad. session at the Cock n Bull, Launceston 4.00pm. See facebook.com/groups/SessionAtTheOak.
Second Sunday of every month: Celtic session at the Yolla Tavern, from 2 pm until 4:30pm. See https://www.facebook.com/The-Session-122016639201541
North – Things to learn
City of Launceston RSL Pipes and Drums: John Fardon, 0409 864 318. They are looking for members. Their band practice nights are Mondays, and their learners night is on Wednesdays.
The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). Join in the current middle ages. Contacts: Derek Binns 6344 2273, Kim Strong 6326 4256, Paul Harris 6327 1252.
String Powered Productions: CD mastering, digital recording, graphic design, web page design. Bill Myers 0409 – 013459 Email – email@example.com.
Updating these details
This page and the linked pages are maintained as a free community service by the Folk Federation of Tasmania who accept no responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of information supplied to us for listing. If you find that anything has changed or you know of another event which might be worth listing and the organiser wants publicised, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.