Due to the ongoing uncertainty around changing COVID restrictions, our regular events have been suspended until November 2021.
Our events are typically held on the third Sunday of the month 1-4pm at the Victoria Point Bowls and Recreation Club (3 Poinciana Ave, Victoria Point).
Events typically include Blackboard Performers & a booked feature act, and occasionally a workshop.
We hold an annual Christmas Bash in December.
Sunday 18 April (featuring Sugar Cane Slim)
Sugar Cane Slim holds a day job as an accountant, but on weekends, you’ll find him performing with his guitar. He traverses the highways and by-ways of folk, blues and Americana, playing fingerstyle guitar in standard and open tunings, with the addition of dobro and harp. Inspired by Doc Watson, Big Bill Broonzy, Chet Atkins and Merle Travis, Slim cooks up some fine old time picking and singing.
And he’ll be joined on stage by Folk Redlands favourite Mama Juju for a wonderful afternoon of country blues that you won’t want to miss.
Sunday 16 May (featuring Bird)
Award winning songwriter and published lyricist Milena Cifali and bassist Jim Horvath are bird, performing jazz and folk originals to national acclaim.
Swiss-born French/Italian Milena trained as a classical guitarist and her skilled guitar performances combined with her highly emotive and visual lyric writing will captivate you, as will her warm onstage presence and her gift for storytelling. Yugoslav-born Hungarian Jim Horvath is a fine accompanist performing smooth upright bass and percussion, having learnt drums with the legendary Stui Spears from Max Merret and the Meteors.
Bird have performed national festivals including Canberra’s National Folk Festival, Cobargo Folk Festival, Alice Springs Beanie Festival, Tilba Festival, Merimbula Jazz Festival and Harvest Wine Festival in the ACT. After the duo lost their home and instruments in the Mallacoota bushfires, they relocated in 2021 to Brisbane. Visit their website for more information.
Sunday 20 June (featuring Evan Mathieson)
Evan Mathieson’s folk credentials are impressive, and he has been enthusiastically involved in Folk Festivals ever since they were first held here in Australia, performing at the very earliest iteration of the National Folk Festival, then held in Melbourne, and taking on the additional task of becoming its Program Director when it was held in Brisbane two years later (under the title of the 1st Moreton Bay Folk Festival). It was during this time that he worked with the late, great Harry Robertson who was one of the founding fathers of the Folk Movement in Australia. Evan is a real self-starter with a great diversity of interests that he loves to workshop — Sea Shanties, Jug Band Music, Home Brewing, Harry Robertson’s songs and poems, and The Weavers’ tradition among them. He also builds and plays his own Aussieharps – a uniquely Australian interpretation of the autoharp.
Sunday 18 July (Blackboard extravaganza) – CANCELLED
July’s event will be devoted to blackboard performances, and musicians of all skill levels are invited to take to the stage before our famously supportive audience. Whether you are a Redlands regular or brand new to music, this will be an opportunity to share your stories, connect with fellow folkies and discover the depth of talent right here in the Redlands. Folk Redlands has been supporting the local music scene and providing performance opportunities for up-and-coming artists since 2005, and offers performers an excellent experience in a welcoming environment with professional sound. Those wishing to perform are encouraged to arrive early and register their interest at the front desk on arrival to avoid disappointment.
Sunday 15 August (featuring Emily Maguire) – CANCELLED
With a remarkable, inspiring story to tell, Emily Maguire’s thought-provoking lyrics, supremely expressive voice and spellbinding live performances winning her fans across the globe.
Since releasing her first critically acclaimed album ‘Stranger Place’ in 2004, Emily has toured the UK constantly, playing a huge range of venues from concert halls with American legend Don McLean, regional theatres with Dr Hook and Eric Bibb, her own shows in arts centres across the country, and most recently intimate acoustic performances in bookshops and Buddhist centres promoting her new book of poetry ‘Meditation Mind’. In Australia, Emily’s songs have been played many times on ABC radio stations with the title track of her second album ‘Keep Walking’ playlisted on national ABC Radio.
Now based back in the Australian bush where she began her career, Emily is currently working on her seventh album of songs as well as an album of poetry readings accompanied by her own original piano music.
Sunday 19 September (featuring Silken Thomas) – CANCELLED
Sunday 17 October – CANCELLED
Sunday November 21 (featuring Tin Star)
Sunday December 5 – 2021 Christmas Bash