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
Friday 29 November 2013
Enda Kenny (with Lindsay Martin), supported by The Neighbours
This concert has been postponed to a later date due to a scheduling clash at the QEO.
We apologise for any inconenience that this decision may cause.
The Committee, BFC
It has been way too long since the Club enjoyed hosting an Enda Kenny concert. We are about to make up for that oversight.
Enda is an Irish-born singer and songwriter living in Melbourne. His thoughtful, descriptive stories of his adoptive land have struck a chord with festival audiences all over Australia and his live performances are always memorable and spiced with plenty of humour.
Having spent a decade or so juggling performance with a career working in public housing, Enda returned to full time music in 2013 and is currently in the finishing stages of recording his seventh studio album Heart Tattoo which will be hot off the presses come end of November 2013..
Well-known for his musical alliance with Wollongong fiddler Lindsay Martin, Enda and Lindsay have made seven albums together despite living over 700km apart as the kookaburra flies and they have toured extensively in UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Hong Kong. In concert, they are always engaging and their rapport with each audience clearly stems from a love of playing music together.
"Enda's songs get right to the heart of the Australian experience and accompanists don't come any better than Lindsay Martin" Fairbridge Festival WA.
A multi award winning songwriter and twice winner of the Port Fairy Folk Festival songwriting award, Enda's recent compositions highlight his quirky sense of humour and add to an already impressive catalogue of songs which led Colum Sands to describe him as "the finest Irish songwriter living overseas".
Some sound bites from Enda's new recording, Heart Tattoo:
- Heart Tattoo
- Like a Photograph
- Better at Love
In support of Enda we will enjoy a set of fine classical music from The Neighbours.
This exquisite ensemble incorporate the essential elements of classical music; at least one diva in a nice frock and several ukuleles.
Hailing from the classier side of the Bendigo tracks, The Neighbours met over the side fence and quickly realised a common interest in operettas and small nylon stringed instruments. Crowds have been wowed by opera-lele ever since.
"I have no idea what they do in there but they don't bother me."... a different neighbour from over the back fence.
Under the Grandstand, Queen Elizabeth Oval, View Street, from 8:00pm for an 8:15pm start. Tickets are priced at $20 or $15 for members and concession.
Friday 31 January 2014
Andy Irvine (Ireland) with The Simpson Three - Summer in the Parks
The Bendigo Folk Club has been approached by the City of Greater Bendigo with the view to us programming a Summer in the Parks concert evening. We jumped at the opportunity and are very, very happy at the performers we have secured for an evening in Bendigo's beautiful Rosalind Park!
Friday 28 March 2014
Back by popular demand: The Good Lovelies (Canada)