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Welcome to Victoria’s Longest Running Folklore Club

Changes to On-Line access to events

Live On-Line access to events (concerts and sessions) has ceased as of December 2023. A recording of concerts will be available to buyers of a new class of ticket ‘Post-event Recording’ available via Humanitix and on the Concerts page. All sessions are now 'in the hall' only.

VFMC Memberships 2024-25

Members are reminded that subscriptions were due by 31st March 2024. Unfinancial members may not vote at the AGM or stand for Committee positions.

Woolshed Ball
25th May 2024 7.30pm until 11.30pm

Status: Full dance programme now available on the details page.


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.

An evening of dancing in the traditional style, featuring great live music.
Admission Pre booking on Humanitix: Members $20, Non members$25.
At the door: $30.

Box Hill Community Arts Centre

Melway ref. 47D11

BYO Mug and plate for supper to share Tea and Coffee provided

Annual General Meeting 2024
16th June 2024 2.30pm until 4.30pm

Full details pending
The Club's AGM will be held on Sunday 16th June 2024. A quorum of 15 is needed to conduct a valid meeting so it is important we get the numbers. You can attend in person, or by Zoom, or by filling in a proxy form and have someone else represent you. The meeting will elect office bearers, committee members and other roles in the club. After the meeting refreshments will be available plus a bit of music making. So bring your instruments along. Hope you can make it.

Ringwood East Senior Citizens Hall

Melway ref. 50B8

Our Regular Activities

Next Session
Special 'fifth Tuesday' Theme Session
30th April 2024 7.30pm until 9.15pm

From now on, Sessions will be held at the Ringwood East Senior Citizens Hall.

VFMC session in full swing

This will be a special 'theme' or workshop event. Details yet to be announced. Audience welcome.

Ringwood East Senior Citizens Hall

Melway ref. 50B8

Next Concert
Concert
14th May 2024 7.45pm until 10.00pm


Featuring:

Maggie Somerville

Maggie Somerville

Maggie Somerville is a local singer-songwriter who has written songs, tunes and poems most of her life. She has played in bands, duos and solo, written music for amateur theatre, given workshops and won awards for some of her songs and tunes. Her material is often based on her own and others' experiences, with a focus on Australian people and events. She released her first solo album, 'Roller-Coaster', in 2013, then a joint album with Stephen Whiteside of CJ. Dennis poems she set to music. She followed with an album of original songs and tunes, 'Baloney', and then an album of poems by Dame Mary Gilmore which she set to music entitled 'The Forest Prayed'. Maggie has now recently produced two more albums - her musical interpretation of poetry by Australian poets John Shaw Neilson and Henry Lawson, 'The Walking of the Moon-Woman' (Neilson) and 'Cinderella' (Lawson).

Zoom webcasts now replaced by Recording on YouTube
Zoom webcasting of concerts is now replaced with a recording of the concert posted on YouTube a day or two after the concert.
To access the recording, purchase a Post-event Recording ticket. The YouTube link will be emailed to you within two days of the concert.

Admission charges from Feb 2024, VFMC members $11, Concession $13, General Admission $15.

Ringwood Uniting Church hall

Melway ref. 49H9

Next Dances
Family Bush Dance
4th May 2024 7.30pm until 10.30pm


Featuring:

Comhaltas

Comhaltas

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.

Ringwood East Senior Citizens Hall

Melway ref. 50B8

Light supper provided. A plate to share would be appreciated.
No alcohol please.

The goals of the VFMC are:
Acknowledgement of Country

The VFMC acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands where we meet, and supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

The official site of the Victorian Folk Music Club Incorporated (Reg No A2511Y) ABN 28 668 156 704

Last modified: April 18 2024 14:10.