The Folk Club Zoom Room

Join us on the 3rd Sunday of each month, from 7:30pm, in the comfort of your home, to enjoy the continuation of the online club sessions.

We move from tile to tile, hearing stories, songs, poems, tunes and play-alongs. We enjoy originals or covers as long as they are performed live. Collaborations are welcome, as long as you keep COVID-safe.

You can perform or just view. Your microphones will be on mute unless you are performing so you can play and sing along at home if you like, we can’t hear the bung notes!

There’s a break half way so you can meet or catch up with each other.

We’ve had really enjoyable evenings with friends old and new, local and from overseas and we’re looking forward to seeing you all regularly to keep the fun times and connections rolling. See you in the Zoom Room soon!

How to join in

To receive the Zoom link for each session, subscribe to our email updates, and tick the "Zoom Room" box.

If you're already subscribed to our emails, enter your email address in the Subscribe form and click the Subscribe button. Then follow the instructions to "update your profile".

Dates

See our Events Calendar for the dates.

Zoom for musicians

This information is a bit out of date since a recent Zoom upgrade. We'll update the information as soon as we can.

Our events now take place on Zoom. However, Zoom is designed for meetings, so the standard audio setup is not ideal for music. In fact, Zoom will actively suppress any sound that's not a speaking voice - if you leave the default settings in place. However, you can make your music sound better with a few simple steps:

This video takes you through the steps:

Note: the video assumes you're already in a meeting, but you don't need to start a meeting to change your audio settings. You can also access the audio settings panel if you just start Zoom and click the gear in the top right corner, then select Audio. For first-time Zoom users, you can also watch the video from the beginning.

If you still have audio problems

Using an external microphone

The microphone built into your laptop or webcam is usually cheap and designed for speaking voices only. If you want better sound you could invest in an external microphone. The simplest type to use are USB microphones - they plug straight into a USB port. If you're using an external mike, you'll need change your Zooom audio settings to use that mike.

Here are a few that our members have recommended:

Shop around for the best prices. The Samson is the cheapest and simplest, and it still sounds good.

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