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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 $12 adults, $10 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, 9 August 2016 — Anatole Road

Anatole Road
Anatole Road is a new young folk band from Melbourne and Adelaide. Their distinctive sound is inspired by music from Ireland, Spain, France and Cape Breton and other traditions. Classically trained singers Astrid Connelly and Matthew Lykos produce evocative and beautiful harmonies. Harpist Sarah Brennan combines artful delicacy with gutsy renditions of traditional reels and jigs. Fiddler Alex Grenville brings gritty rhythm and energy with her Cape Breton style. This group will transport their audience to other worlds.

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Future guest artists...



Past guest artists...
July 2016 Appalachian Heaven Stringband
June 2016 Danny Spooner
Supported by:
Croydonaires
May 2016 Shane Howard
April 2016 Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin
March 2016 Tidal Moon
February 2016 Garry and Georgia Rose
Supported by:
Dingo’s Breakfast
Guest artists from 2015
December 2015 Folk Train
November 2015 Maria Forde
Supported by:
Dominic Martin
October 2015 Michael Waugh
September 2015 Christine Wheeler
August 2015 Jan Wositzky
Supported by:
Shearers Tally
July 2015 Nick Anderson
June 2015 Jugularity
May 2015 Men In Suits
April 2015 Kavisha Mazzella
March 2015 The Bombadils
February 2015 Dave de Hugard

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.