Newport Fiddle and Folk Club
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Newport Fiddle and Folk Club

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Open Stage

 

Your chance to shine!
Put your name on the blackboard and you've got a gig.

Second Friday of the month.

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Featured group

Newport Community Choir

Come along, join us and experience the fun of singing with others in a supportive environment.

There are no auditions, just join in and have a go!

Beginners to experienced singers all welcome.

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Featured performers

Folkus

Folkus have been performing around Melbourne and country districts since 2006, sharing their passion for Australian & Irish songs & tunes with a touch of contemporary folk.

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Newport Bush Orchestra

The orchestra plays traditional Australian dance tunes, learnt by ear.

All instruments welcome.
For beginners and experienced players alike.
The NBO has performed all over Victoria and at the National Folk Festival.

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Strings West

Strings West is for young people who want to have fun with music, meet other people and reach their musical goals.

An initiative of string teachers Sarah Busuttil and Laura Sheridan, Strings West provides children with the opportunity to learn, perform and excel in music through participation in ensembles and music craft. Read more

Join us!

Become a member for only $20 or $25 for a family.

Membership entitles you to discounted entry to our events, to stand for election to the Committee, and to be listed on the Performers page if you're a performer or music teacher.

You can join or renew your membership online.

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Featured event

Tues Blues

A mainly accoustic jam for mellow classics and beltin' blues. Whatever you play, if you can turn it to blues, roots and soul, boogie on down! Bring a song to share.

Led by Gail Horsley, Ric Peck and occasionally the rest of Laid Back 'n' Blue. See calendar at right for dates.

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Featured event

Club night

The club nights are friendly and informal evenings for all music lovers. Expect an eclectic mix of fiddle tunes, swing, jazz, folk classics, popular music and a bit of poetry and storytelling too. Bring along an instrument or just come and enjoy the music. Last Friday of the month.
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Celtic Session

An informal jam session based on Celtic tunes, but once we get warmed up, anything goes!

Bring an instrument or just listen. First Friday of the month.

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Featured performers

The Angelicats

The Angelicats are a group of fun-lovin' local women who play urban folk.

With a diverse range of songs, incorporating a range of instruments and vocal harmonies, they will simply leave you feeling good.

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Featured performers

Ukulele Dolls

This band of vivacious ladies specialise in melodic songs of yesteryear. The Ukulele Dolls have been consistently busy since forming in 2010, performing at various events around Hobsons Bay and beyond.

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Featured performers

Sunny and Cloudy

Sunny and Cloudy's joyful original songs range from blues to bush ballads via Tin Pan Alley and beat poetry, all held together by patter with lashings of ratbag humour. Their hilarious show explores the chequered past, tragic present and limited future of these two would-be Blues Giants

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Featured performers

Paisley and Plaid

Paisley and Plaid is a trio that draws inspiration from around the world and around the corner. They sing about love, justice, beauty and hanging out the washing. They weave their voices together in gorgeous harmonies, sometimes a cappella and sometimes with guitar, ukulele and percussion.

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Featured Performer

Ellen Mary Fish

Ellen has been playing the guitar, and writing and singing folk songs since 2001. Her style ranges from poignant traditional folk to light country rock. Her songs explore local Australian themes and create personal inner landscapes. Ellen's launched her CD The Only Colour in November 2014. Read more

Featured Performers

Laid Back 'n' Blue

This local 4-piece got an enthusiastic reception at their Open Studio debut during the Melbourne Ukulele Festival in 2013. Featuring cool, smooth blues & laid back classics infused with sultry vocals and harmonies, they spice their repertoire with bass, slide guitar, ukulele & harmonica plus occasional percussion. Read more

Featured Performer

Dave Davies

From Ironbark to Dandaloo, Dave has been bringing us poems and stories of the bush for many years now.
In 2013 Dave launched his CD The Man From Ironbark and other Australian Poems and Stories. The CD showcases Dave's extensive repertoire, including C.J. Dennis' The Play, Banjo Paterson's How Gilbert Died and Henry Lawson's
The Lights of Cobb and Co
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The Newport Bush Orchestra in rehearsal

 

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