Category Archives: Folk Clubs

Farewell to the Wheeze and Suck Band

Singing Mick Ryan’s “The Song Goes On” at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Folk Club at the farewell concert for the Wheeze & Suck Band.

The Loaded Dog Folk Club – May 2016

The Song Goes On - Illawarra FF 2016Redfern Shanty Club - Illawarra FF 2016The Roaring Forties and Redfern Shanty Club share the bill at the Loaded Dog.

It should be a fabulous night of chorus singing on Saturday, 28th May 2016 in Annandale….

Catch the Old Farts and the Young Turks as they belt out some shanties at the Loaded Dog Folk Club.

Newcastle Folk Club – July 4

Newcastle Folk Club and Coal Dust logoThe Roaring Forties will be performing at the Newcastle Folk Club in Hamilton on Saturday, 4th July. It’s a double bill with the Newcastle People’s Chorus.

The songs from We Made the Steel will be a big feature.

Some more gig details are here.

Illawarra Folk Club – “We Made the Steel”

We Made the Steel

We Made the Steel

The Roaring Forties will present the We Made the Steel workshop on Saturday 16th May at Illawarra Folk Club in Wollongong at 7:30pm.

Tickets and more details here.

Norfolk Island – “On the Middle Ground” – James Craig Shanty Session – May 2014

James Craig

James Craig

The May 2014 James Craig Shanty Session will feature “Norfolk Island – On the Middle Ground” with Don & Sue Brian.

Don and Sue Brian have recently returned from 5 years of self-imposed exile in this fascinating gem of the southern ocean. Diligent researchers, they have immersed themselves in its history, particularly the log books and other historical records of whaling vessels that called in to the island and the songs that the whalers brought with them. Don and Sue will share some of the fruits of their research, conveying their enthusiasm and insights in a most engaging manner. This will be a really special night. As always, there will be plenty of opportunities to participate.

This session was originally scheduled for March 2014, but has been postponed due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. There will be a regular session on Thursday, 13th March at 7:30pm. Read the rest of this entry