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Concerts

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.

Information for prospective performers


Concert nights are on the second Tuesday of each month except January from 7.45 pm to 10.15 pm. Admission is $14 adults, $12 concession, kids with an adult are free. Everyone is welcome. The venue is the Community Hall,

Knaith Rd. Reserve, Knaith Rd., Ringwood East. Melway 50 B8.

Our next Concert

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 — Fiona Ross and Shane O’Mara

Fiona Ross and Shane O’Mara
Fiona Ross was born in Glasgow and currently resides in Melbourne. She is a fine exponent and interpreter of traditional Scots song. She will be accompanied at Ringwood Folk by top Melbourne guitarist Shane O’Mara.

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Future guest artists...
  14 August 2018 Folk Train  
  11 September 2018 a’cappella night  
  9 October 2018 Me ‘n Me Mates  
  13 November 2018 The Neon Effect  
  11 December 2018 Wanton Shillelaghs  



Past guest artists...
  June 2018 Andy Rigby and Polly Christie  
  May 2018 Bill Jackson & Pete Fidler  
  April 2018 The Good Lovelies  
  March 2018 Maggie Somerville  
  February 2018 Jeanette Gillespie and Duncan Brown
Supported by:
Mick Kearon
 
Guest artists from 2017
  December 2017 Special Double Bill

Featuring:-
Peter Vadiveloo
Trioc
 
  November 2017 Bruce Watson  
  October 2017 The Willie Wagtails
Supported by:
Slim Dime
 
  September 2017 a’Cappella Concert

Featuring:-
The Buds
VoiceBox
Chocolate Lilies
 
  August 2017 Dominic Martin
Supported by:
Bill Buttler
 
  July 2017 Co-cheòl  
  June 2017 Alan Musgrove and Rob Stephens — The Pie Eaters
Supported by:
Pleasant and Delightful
 
  May 2017 AJ Leonard and Jenny Rowlands  
  April 2017 Men in Suits
Supported by:
Jesse and Jess
 
  March 2017 Enda Kenny  
  February 2017 Nick Charles  

Index of artists from previous years

Information for Prospective performers
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 act.