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 While we give the latest information we have here, some of it may be out of date!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 email@example.com
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
Every Monday, 5:30pm: Union Choir at Unions Tasmania, Elizabeth St, North Hobart (next to the Alley Cat). All are encouraged, no particular skill at singing is required, just an enthusiasm for singing and union history and solidarity (much needed in these times). Come along and have fun warming up those vocal chords. — Peter Hicks. Phone (03) 6239 1320.
Every Tuesday, 7 for 7:30-9:30pm: Mostly Acoustic Jam
Second Tuesday of each month 7.30-9:30pm: Songwriters’ Circle – Hobart
For songwriters, creators and poets. Bring your new song(s) to the session for a professional discussion. For added excitement, write to the theme. Contact: 0449 083 621 for details on venue.
Every Wednesday during school terms, 5:30-6:30pm: Tasmanian Heritage Fiddle Ensemble
First Wednesday of every month, Australian Bush Dance Tunes Session
Lenah Valley RSL, Lenah Valley Rd, starting at 7.30pm. Bring your fiddle, accordion, squeezebox, mandolin or guitar etc. We will have tune handouts. The evening will be informal and all about participation. The format will be to go through the tunes, slowly and repetitively at first, so you can get familiar with them. Contact 0418 138 939 or 0400 734 559.
Every Thursday, from 7:30pm, Hobart Old Time String Band
All Saints Lower Hall, Macquarie St, South Hobart
Bring an acoustic, stringed instrument and enthusiasm to join in with us and learn. Mostly American Old Time toe-tapping music, and other types too.
Contact 6273 2127; firstname.lastname@example.org
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’s 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: 4:00pm to 6:30pm, Irish music session, New Sydney Hotel, Bathurst St, Hobart
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.
Last Tuesday of month: Jazz at the Royal Oak. 14 Brisbane St. 10% off main meals for FFT members. Royal Oak: (03) 6331 5346.
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. BYO. Tea and coffee available. A gold coin will be requested each session to help meet hire and insurance costs. Hope to see you there. Contact: Patrick Gambles. email@example.com
Every Sunday: Celtic session at the Royal Oak, Brisbane St, Launceston 5.00 – 7:30pm. See facebook.com/groups/SessionAtTheOak. Royal Oak: (03) 6331 5346. 10% off main meals for FFT members.
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.
Launceston Recorder Society – ph Olga Trojan, 6343 3011.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Updating these details
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