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Welcome to Victoria’s Longest Running Folklore Club

Due to Victoria's stage 4 restrictions, printed newsletter distribution will be delayed.

Our Regular Activities

Next Session

Status:On-line sessions from 7th April

Next Concert

Status:by Zoom

Next Dance

Status:On line till 2021

Concert
8th December 2020 7.30pm
Featuring:

The Dixie Chooks

The Dixie Chooks

Poignant, satirical, funny, engaging and verrrrrry musical, The Dixie Chooks belt out their own songs and a few golden standards and entertain audiences with a healthy mix of mirth and melancholy as they celebrate their liberation from high heels and contraception. They are equally at ease paying tongue in cheek homage to old 'lurve' ballads as they are giving their songs with a bit of social bite a good airing. Wendy and Moira will have you crying till you laugh!

VFMC runs a concert on the 2nd Tuesday of each month except January. The evening starts with a "blackboard session". The main act is sometimes supplemented by a support act.

Zoom virtual meeting - ticketed

Poster

Family Bush Dance
5th December 2020 8.00pm
Featuring:

The Billabong Band

The Billabong Band

The Billabong Band is the Victorian Folk Music Club's own performance group and is probably the longest established band in Australia playing traditional music for Bush / Colonial dances and for concerts. The line-up is variable and depends on which musicians are available at the time.

The VFMC has a family bush dance on the first Saturday of each month (excluding January). Dances are called so these events are suitable for all ages. A different band is featured each month and everyone is welcome.

East Ringwood Elderly Citizens Hall

Melway ref. 50B8

The goals of the VFMC are:
  • to preserve, research and popularise our Australian Folklore Heritage of traditional songs, music, poetry, prose and dance.
  • to encourage the creation of contemporary songs, music, poetry, prose and dance in the traditional style.
  • to maintain forums where singers, musicians, reciters, dancers and interested organisations may exchange information, receive help and guidance for the understanding and promotion of Australian Folklore.
Corona Virus Arrangements

Due to the Covid-19 virus, all our public events will be conducted on-line via Zoom until further notice.

The VFMC is conducting on-line music sessions at 7.30 pm on Tuesday evenings (since 7th April). These are proving very popular. If you require further information, please contact Don, the sessions convenor .

To support our performers during this difficult time, and for the benefit of our loyal audiences, VFMC will continue the monthly concerts on-line. Please monitor this web site for details as they become available.

From Saturday 1st August, at 7.30 pm, VFMC will be conducting on-line bush dance sessions using Zoom. Please contact Jane, the dance convenor for details.