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Welcome to Victoria’s Longest Running Folklore Club

VFMC are delighted to be transitioning back to live events in halls. We will carefully follow all government health directives including limiting attendance to fully vaccinated people, and limiting numbers according to density limits. Please check event details on this web site before attending in person. We will update details of specific events as quickly as possible.

We anticipate that some people will remain cautious about attending public events. We will continue to support our audiences and participants as best we can by continuing Zoom on-line access to our events while there is demand. We recognise that this is only a second best option. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

Woolshed Ball
28th May 2022 7.30pm until 11.30pm

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

Please note updated venue details


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.

Kilsyth Hall

Melway ref. 51F5

If permitted, BYO Mug and plate for supper to share Tea and Coffee provided

Our Regular Activities

Next Session
'All In' Session
24th May 2022 7.15pm until 9.15pm

VFMC session in full swing

Join our round-robin 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 and webcast by Zoom

Melway ref. 49H9

Next Concert
Concert
14th June 2022 7.45pm until 10.00pm


Featuring:

Garry and Georgia Rose

Garry and Georgia Rose

Father/daughter duo Garry and Georgia Rose are an outstanding pair of musicians from Briagalong near Sale. For nearly four decades Garry has played with The Briagalong Bush Band while 22 year old Georgia, classically trained, is a superbly talented fiddle player, appearing at the country's top Celtic and country music festivals.


Supported by:

Rudy van den Bovenkamp

Rudy van den Bovenkamp

Formerly known as Rudy the One Man Band, Rudy van Den Bovenkamp has come of age, but retained the fun and variety of his former self. Rudy shares many genres of music with his audience as he allows his listeners to enjoy his favourite songs and listening intently to his original songs.

Ringwood Uniting Church hall

Melway ref. 49H9

Next Dances
Woolshed Ball
28th May 2022 7.30pm until 11.30pm

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

Please note updated venue details


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.

Kilsyth Hall

Melway ref. 51F5

If permitted, BYO Mug and plate for supper to share Tea and Coffee provided

The goals of the VFMC are:
COVID-19 Arrangements

VFMC Vaccination Policy To safeguard the health of our members, our audiences, our performers and the population in general, the VFMC committee have decided that when we are able to return to live, in person events at our venues, admission will be restricted to persons who are fully vaccinated against the COVID19 virus.

This means that everyone can attend a VFMC event secure in the knowledge that everyone at the venue has been fully vaccinated. We will also expect everyone to comply with all other health directives that are in force.

When we are able to resume on-site events, VFMC will continue, for some time, to offer Zoom attendance as an alternative for those who cannot or choose not to attend in person.

Please monitor this web site for details of forthcoming events as the situation may change rapidly. We will post any changes as soon as we possibly can.

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 are published on this web site. We have tested the technology for online Zoom access at the halls 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.

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Last modified: April 26 2022 14:59.