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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.

National Folk Festival Farewell Dance
1st April 2024 4.00pm until 6.00pm


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 Billabong Band has been selected to present the Farewell Dance at the 2024 National Folk Festival. Exact timing and other details will be added as soon as they are available.


Our Regular Activities

Next Session
'All In' Session
27th February 2024 7.30pm until 9.30pm

VFMC session in full swing

Join our playing session most Tuesday evenings..
This week, an "all in" session evening where we all join in to play tunes, dance brackets and folk songs. We take turns to suggest the next item. Audience welcome.

Ringwood Uniting Church hall.

Melway ref. 49H9

Next Concert
12th March 2024 7.45pm until 10.00pm


Tidal Moon

Tidal Moon

"Acoustic ripples upon a sea of imagination" - Classical/Celtic meet Folk/Country. Barbara Jeffrey and José Garcia combine a hybrid Celtic/Paraguayan harp and soaring soprano vocals with the timbre of baritone vocals, guitar, flute and bodhran. Beautiful traditional, original and contemporary music.

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
2nd March 2024 7.30pm until 10.30pm


Brumbies bush band

Brumbies bush band

Melbourne's Favourite Bush Band. Formed in 1978, the Brumbies have performed for generations of Melbourne's folkies and bush dancers. With a vast repertoire of dances, and one of the best dance callers in Australia, the Brumbies entertain dancers of all ages, from kinder to pensioners, and from experts to beginners. Our songs are mainly traditional Australian, but include some more modern and some international items.

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: January 24 2024 23:12.