The VFMCinc - Ringwood East Folk holds a concert on
the second Tuesday of each month (in lieu of the usual Tuesday session). Top
artists from the folk music world appear for a great value acoustic concert.
Open stage acts at the start provide opportunities for aspiring performers to
gain stage experience. Sometimes a support act is also featured.
Richard Grainger is a "Tees-side & Yorkshire" born singer and guitarist living on the North - East Coast of England. His extensive repertoire addresses much of folk-life from the Yorkshire Coast and Moors to industrial Teesside and beyond, both past and present. There are songs with an industrial and maritime theme, songs of the environment and much more. He has been called "a remarkable interpreter" of traditional songs.
Due to limited time and popularity the Stage Manager cannot guarantee a slot
to all aspiring open stage performers so it is best to arrive well before a
concert starts to be in the running for a slot. The Stage Manager may give
preference to acts that did not appear the previous month. Time is limited
to 8 minutes total stage time and all performances are un-plugged, that is
no mics or amps. Acts pay normal admission and need to have good audience
rapport and ability in order to add value to a concert.
If a support act is scheduled they are generally allocated 25 minutes.
Supports acts are paid a set fee and we can help sell your CDs and promote your
Official site of the Victorian Folk Music Club Incorporated (Reg No A2511Y)