St Luke’s Hall, 147-149 Blackwall Rd, Woy Woy

Welcome to the home of Troubadour Central Coast
Folk and Acoustic Music Club

Floor spots available.  Local and visiting performers welcome.

Coming Events

Sunday 26 January 2020

Troubadour Super Session

What: Troubadour “Super Session” When: Sunday January 26, 12.30pm to 5.30pm Where: Kariong Community Hall, Arts Barn and Eco Garden, Dandaloo Rd, Kariong (at the roundabout on Woy Woy Rd). Cost: donation of $5-$10 including afternoon tea What to bring: Drinks, instruments, voice and songs.

Super Session afternoon. 26 January in Kariong Community Hall complex: come and make music, or just sit back and listen with great company. A celebration of our extended Troubadour community.

You can participate in the session, the workshops and put your name down to perform at the Blackboard Concert. Or you can just come along to enjoy the afternoon in the garden, watch the music, chat with friends and have some food and drink. Tea, coffee and afternoon tea will be included.

Inspired by the Newcastle and Hunter Folk Club’s “Sessionfest”, it will run from 12.30pm to 5.30pm, on the 4th Sunday in January, the 26th , which is also Australia Day / Survival Day. It will be at the Dandaloo Rd community precinct in Kariong and we’ll be using all three of the community spaces there.

The Community Hall: There will be a round-the-table session running all afternoon in the Community Hall modelled on our regular monthly sessions and using the Troubadour session books. People can also share a new song (print 20 copies) or perform a song to the group.

The Eco Garden: There will be short spots, 1 or 2 songs, and EPs, extended spots of 20 minutes, available in the blackboard concert. People who register before the day will get preference for those spots. This is a lovely, under-cover space surrounded by the community garden and we will be using the Troubadour sound system. We’d expect an audience of about 10-15 people.

The Arts Barn: There will be workshops in the Arts Barn during the afternoon about folk songs and folk music performance and composition. We’re now taking suggestions for those workshops, and the people to run them. We’d expect about 10-15 people in each workshop.

We may also be able to raise some money for the RFS which is next door.

Note: we’re not organising the Super Session on our usual 3rd Sunday of the month because that would clash with the Illawarra Folk Festival. The usual session at Kariong the week before, on the 3rd Sunday, January 19th, will still be on.

If you are interested to:

  • Help out organising one of the spaces on the day, like a stage manager
  • Perform in the blackboard concert as a floor spot (1 or 2 songs) or an extended play EP (20 minutes)
  • Run a workshop on something relevant to folk music or folk music performance or composition

Please contact us now: Hugh Worrall, mobile 0402 529 474 or email hughworrall@yahoo.com Michael Fine, 4342 6716

Our 2020 Calendar of Great Events

Please note New Entry Prices from 2020
Members $12; Concession $15; General $20
No one refused entry due to financial difficulties

Saturday 1 February

Steve Turner (UK) Acclaimed English folk singer and multi-instrumentalist touring Australia.  One of the most accomplished and complete performers on the world circuit, his recent album voted top of the 1000 CDs received by the national folk programme Midnight Special in Chicago.  together with Sweet Songs and Soft Guitar from Morpeth NSW. Kathy and Matthew Clarke perform songs from their new ‘Two Voices in the Crowd’ song CD project, songs written by the Australian folk icons, Judy Small & Eric Bogle.

Saturday 15 February

 The Highly Strung Rock and Roll Orchestra (Aust)

Our own Mary O’Mahony’s touring band

The greatest folk hits on the High Seas.  Featuring two electrifying violins, flute/Irish whistle, acoustic guitar, male and female lead vocals and great 4 part harmonies.  Mary and Bernadette (sisters-in-law) play violins, Stella (Bernadette and Justin’s daughter) is lead vocalist and woodwind section, and Justin (Bernadette’s husband, Stella’s Dad and Mary’s brother) supplies the rest of the band’s sound through his amazing acoustic guitar playing. After years touring Asia and the Pacific for P&O, don’t miss their premier in Woy Woy! Special Price: $15 members; $20 non-members

Saturday 29 February

Mick Conway with Robbie Long (Aust)

In a circus of comedy, music and magic, Mic Conway and flat-picking guitar champion Robbie Long present an hilarious array of idiosyncratic songs that will make your jaw drop, toes tap and sides split. Best known for his tongue-in-cheek humour as lead singer of The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band, there’s also juggling, fire-eating, magic and mayhem. Stripped back, irreverent, and shameless… this is surreal vaudeville for crooning and swooning.

ARIA award-winning Mic Conway is a singer, actor, musician, song writer, fire eater, magician, tap dancer, juggler and more.  With his brother Jim, Mic founded the Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band in 1970 which became a cult phenomenon, recording seven records, two of which achieved gold status. Mic went on to create the Soapbox Circus, which became the now world famous Circus Oz of which he was a founding member. Mic has toured across Australia, Britain, USA, New Zealand and Asia delighting audiences of all ages. He has written and recorded many albums and worked across the board in theatre, music, cabaret, television and film. Mic appears in a fabulous duet with the great Robbie Long, one of Australia’s best guitarists and a Troubadour fave.

Sat 28 March Hallett-Flood Our banjo playing harpstar Tom Flood back with Maestro/guitarist singer Graham Hallett: country/blues and mid-Atlantic folk with Oz roots originals; + Pepercorns (WA) Brilliant folk blues duo with guitar and fiddle
Saturday 4 April Colm Sands (Ireland) One of the funniest and most entertaining and original performers ever!
Saturday 9 May Troubadour Theme Concert and Fund Raiser
Saturday 23 May Dingo’s Breakfast (WA)
Later in 2020 Enda Kenny, Martin Wyndham-Read and others

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