VFMC regret that due to the Covid-19 virus, all our public events are suspended until
until it is safe for us to resume.
Please monitor this web site until normal service resumes.
The VFMC is experimenting with on-line music sessions. All members for whom we have
an email address will have been informed. A first trial meeting
will be conducted at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 7th April. 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 hope to make some concerts available to view on-line.
Please monitor this web site for details as they become available.
Dominic began singing folk songs in the late 1960's at Frank Traynor's and with two friends formed the Folk Lore Trio playing in venues around the inner suburbs. Later as a duo with a female friend he earned his way to the finals of the Saturday TV talent show Kevin Dennis New Faces. Dominic plays fine finger- style guitar as he sings traditional Australian and Anglo Celtic folk songs.
Local Melbourne band Appalachian Heaven Stringband is well known for it's tight, driving arrangements of tunes and songs from the southern Appalachian mountains. This is Appalachian mountain music played with gusto and authenticity, learnt directly from the masters during regular visits to the USA.
A light supper of tea, coffee and biscuits is provided.
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.