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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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Under the Grandstand, Queen Elizabeth Oval, View Street Bendigo, on the first Wednesday of each month. Commencing at 7:30pm.

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Some Interesting Links:
Bendigo Ceili Club
Jim Murray Guitar Lessons
Radio Folk - Phoenix FM
ABC Central Victoria
Bendigo Uke Group
Blarney Bulletin
Ulster Folk
Music Deli, from the ABC
M Johnathon's Woodsongs
Geoff Morris' World Wide Bluegrass - RIP Geoff

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THE bent folk NEWS

Friday 9 May 2014
Cindy Boste, accompanied by Pete Fidler

Cindy Boste Details coming soon.

Cindy's website.

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

Under the Grandstand, Queen Elizabeth Oval View Street, 8:00pm for an 8:15pm start.

Tuesday 27th May 2014 - The Old Fire Station
Fred Smith - Dust of Uruzgan
Fred Smith
The Bendigo Folk Club is co-promoting this concert with The Capital Theatre and it is being conducted in the Old Fire Station, Bendigo.

In 2011, songwriter and diplomat Fred Smith returned from 18 months in Uruzgan Province, southern Afghanistan with a collection of songs he released as the album Dust of Uruzgan. The album won rave reviews and coverage on national radio, television and print.

Smith has been back in Uruzgan and worked alongside Australian troops as they prepared to withdraw from the province.

The show combines songs, humour, and commentary with a stunning set of projected photographs by military and civilian photographers. Smith was actually there and the stories he tells are of real people and events.

As our soldiers finally come home from Afghanistan, the Dust of Uruzgan show is a unique and important opportunity for an Australian public hungry to know what it was all about, and to understand the experiences of 10,000 young Australians who, for the last eight years, have struggled to make a difference in one of the poorest provinces of this war-ravaged country. Poignant, educational, and at times humorous, Dust of Uruzgan is an enlightening and entertaining live music performance.

Some sound bites from the Fred's CD:

- Dust of Urazgan

- Say a Prayer

- Blue Guitar

Fred's website.

Tickets details here.

The Old Fire Station View Street, 7:30pm start.

Friday 13 June 2014
Justin Bernasconi Band

Justin Bernasconi Justin Bernasconi is known to the Bendigo Folk Club as a member of The Stillsons, who have graced our stage in the past.

This time Justin is visiting us with his trio, comprising Justin on guitar and vocals, Pete Fidler (Mustard Courage) on dobro/mandolin and Ben Franz (The Waifs) on double bass.

Justin has a new album ‘Winter Pick’ which was recorded and produced by Jeff Lang and demonstrates Justin’s considerable grasp of British and American folk guitar styles.

Recorded to ˝ inch 8 track tape in Lang’s Enclave Recording Facility, the album features some of Australia’s finest roots musicians, including: Jeff Lang, Ben Franz (The Waifs, The Stillsons), Hatz Fitz, Pete Fidler, Cat Canteri (The Stillsons), and Alex Burkoy (Tinpan Orange).

Expect great rootsy music, with lots of sweet guitar work and groove.

Justin Bernasconi website.

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

Under the Grandstand, Queen Elizabeth Oval View Street, 8:00pm for an 8:15pm start.