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Who are we?... Our Club supports acoustic music in our local region. We do this by engaging a variety of different styles of music and always recognising traditional cultures. We foster a listening audience. This acknowledges our undivided support to both established and emerging talent.

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THE bent folk NEWS

Sunday 16 October 2016
Me ‘n Me Mates

The Mates This South Australian based trio feature Ezra Juanta, Chris John and Tim Lucas playing guitar, banjo, harmonica, percussion. They perform songs, stories and bush ballads to celebrate Australia’s distinctive language and humour in the tradition of Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson and Slim Dusty.

Me ‘n Me Mates have performed at festivals and all kinds of other venues across SA, Vic, NSW and NT. Along with well known traditional and country songs about all the important things like the weather, dogs, drinking and shearing they perform some originals and bring a contemporary approach to the older material. With broad appeal, G-rated, family friendly entertainment.

A Youtube clip: - ME 'N ME MATES Aussie BBQ Scene

Tickets available at the door - $20 or $15 members and concession.

The Old Church on the Hill, Cnr Russell and Harkness Streets, Quarry Hill.
4:00 pm.

Friday 21 October 2016
Open Folk'n is Back!

Open Folk'n Please note: New date for the re-launch of Open Folk'n: Now Friday 21 October at 6:30!

Over the years the Bendigo Folk Club has run a very occasional open mic evening, that we like to call Open Folk'n.

Some of our volunteers have raised with us the problem that Bendigo no longer has a regular open mic session for people wanting an opportunity to strut their music on a friendly stage. Therefore, it was only natural that we should bring Open Folk'n back and turn it in to a regular event.

This will be an acoustic based event, with performers getting to sing and play into our large mic.

So the 2nd Friday evening of every month, will see the stage at the Old Church on the Hill opened up to performers who wish to secure a spot on our stage, in front of our big mic.

As with all Bendigo Folk Club events at the Old Church, the Bendigo Sustainability Group will be providing the 'Friday Night Drinks" bar service.

Commencing Friday 21 October at 6:30pm, at the Old Church on the Hill on the corner of Russell and Harkness Streets, Quarry Hill.

Thursday 3 Nov to Sunday 6 Nov 2016
Bendigo Blues and Roots

BB&RMF The Bendigo Folk Club is proud to call Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival a sister organisation. The Blues and Roots organisation of loyal and hard working volunteers have presented their November festival and support events for the past 5 years. This year's festival happens on the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th November 2016.

Apart from the festival itself, Bendigo Blues and Roots conduct events all year round. Check out the upcoming dates here.

Please check them out and support their efforts to bring great live music to Bendigo

Saturday 3 December 2016
Lily and the Drum

The Mates Lily and the Drum is a Contemporary Blues, Roots Rock and Soul duo featuring vocalist, guitarist Lily and John on percussion, harmonica & backing vocals. Their shows have been described as “honest, raw and energetic” and “a guitar and drum duo with an exciting rich melodic sound”.

They released their debut album “Nobody Just Like Me “in 2012 and began touring throughout Victoria, NSW and SA. In 2014 they continued travelling to promote their next full length CD “Welcome Change”. This SA pair has been performing relentlessly since forming 5 years ago touring both cities and regional centres. Following their new release “Buried in Blue” in 2016 Lily and the Drum will continue to tour. “Australia is big place and although we have performed over 450 gigs and covered over 153,000kms we have only scratched the surface”.

The duo is popular for their live performances however; their recorded performances have also captured the attention of the music industry having had two Albums in the Top 25 Most Played Albums Australian Roots and Blues Airplay Chart.

They have performed at numerous festivals throughout the country and have been engaged to open for acts such as The Black Sorrows, Mental As Anything and supported by many Radio Stations in Australia the duo has built a good solid following throughout the country.

Youtube clips: - Passionate Believer - Child of Love

Lily and the Drum's website.

Tickets available at the door - $12.00 with $10.00 concession tickets.

The Old Church on the Hill, Cnr Russell and Harkness Streets, Quarry Hill.

Saturday 4 February 2017
Miriam Lieberman Trio

The Mates Details to follow.