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Welcome to Victoria’s Oldest Folklore Club

The goals of the VFMC are:

Special arrangements during Corona virus pandemic and due to Victoria's stage 4 restrictions, printed newsletter distribution will be delayed.


Our Regular Activities


Status: On-line sessions from 7th April

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Join our round-robin playing session most Tuesday evenings..

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Every Tuesday evening, except the second Tuesday of the month which is reserved for the Concert.

Check dates in January.

Next Concert

Status: by Zoom

Tue 13th October 2020
  picture of Graham Dodsworth Graham Dodsworth
Graham is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and performer since childhood, and uses his long association and intimate knowledge of folklore to deliver powerful interpretations of Australian, Celtic, British and contemporary Folk Songs. He has a Master of Arts in Australian Folklore and takes audiences on entertaining tours of 19th and early 20th century Australian song.
Next Dance

Status: On line till 2021

Family Bush Dance (via Zoom) Sat 3rd October 2020
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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.

This dance will be conducted on-line via Zoom. Dances have been chosen or adapted to suit couples or single participants in their own home.

Please provide your own supper at home and stay safe from Covid19.

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.

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