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Welcome to Victoria’s Longest Running Folklore Club
Special Event
Woolshed Ball
22nd May 2021 7.30pm
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.

East Ringwood Elderly Citizens Hall

Melway ref. 50B8

Our Regular Activities

Next Session

Status:In-hall sessions resume 20th April 2021. Zoom access will continue while there is demand.

Next Concert

Status:In hall concerts to resume 11th MAy 2021. Zoom access will continue while there is demand.

Next Dance

Status:Return to some live events at the hall from March 2021.

Please read these announcements with care during the transition process. Zoom access will continue while there is demand.

'Round Robin' Session
18th May 2021 7.15pm

VFMC session in full swing

A 'Round Robin' session is for singing, playing, reciting or story telling. We all take turns to perform in a supportive atmosphere, or you can just watch and/or join in as you wish. You may suggest an item for everyone to join in. Audience welcome.

Ringwood Uniting Church hall

Melway ref. 49H9

Concert
11th May 2021 7.45pm
Featuring:

The Jam Tarts Trio

The Jam Tarts Trio

The Jam Tarts are an all female group who celebrate the unique role of older women in the music scene. In 2010, 3 women made their musical debut as, 'The Jam Tarts Trio', singing covers from the 50's and 60's. They bring a sense of theatre, fun and flair and have developed a loyal support base. 8 years later, in June 2018, their debut CD, 'Out of the Oven', was released to a sold out audience. The Jam Tarts and band, will have you dancing in your seats and singing out loud.

Supported by:

The Men

The Men

"The Men" formed in 2017, a bunch of guys who enjoyed laughing and singing, and could wear a hat! Their songs are original in some way, whether it be the lyrics, or the music, or the arrangement. They focus on ballads predominantly in the Australian folk style. The creations draw on writings from Australian poets, while being open to the broader exploration of contemporary issues in new songs.

Ringwood Uniting Church hall

Melway ref. 49H9

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Woolshed Ball
22nd May 2021 7.30pm
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.

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 easing of the Covid-19 Government restrictions, we are pleased to resume our live, face to face, in person activities. We have made new friends both locally and overseas during our Zoom sessions, and we are planning to continue to provide Zoom access as long as there is significant demand. You are welcome to join us.

Some Government restrictions are still in force. Please do not attend any VFMC event if you are unwell or have any of the Covid symptoms. We will maintain social distancing wherever possible, and wear face masks if 1.5m distancing is not possible. We will bring our own refreshments, and event durations will be kept shorter then usual.

Our first live and Zoom Session will be on Tuesday 20th April.

Our first live and Zoom Concert will be on Tuesday 11th May.

Our first live and Zoom Dance was on Saturday 6th March.

Obviously we intend that regular VFMC Sessions, and Concerts, and Dances will be maintained as normally as possible as the virus continues its course. All seem to agree that making music in the company of each other is preferable to soloing alone at home, and the Committee is keen to get back to meeting at the halls when we feel it is entirely safe to do so.

The VFMC Committee are well advanced in preparing CovidSafe plans which is published on this web site. We have tested the technology for online Zoom access at the hall so people can continue participating in VFMC Sessions and Concerts remotely, from home or wherever you happen to be in the world on any Tuesday night.

Sadly, we have now heard that the Ringwood Community Hall, which has such a wonderful acoustic and atmosphere, is to be demolished. We will be moving to the Ringwood Uniting Church Hall.