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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, 12 December 2017 —

Special Double Bill

Peter Vadiveloo
Peter Vadiveloo

Peter Vadiveloo is a singer, guitarist, composer, and percussionist who has performed nationally and internationally for over 20 years. He has experience in an astonishing array of musical styles including jazz, cabaret and folk.

Trioc play Irish traditional music on fiddle, uilleann pipes and harp. They are Allan Evans, Matthew Horsley, and Cameron Hibbs, all well-known amongst traditional music audiences and on the folk festival circuit.

Future guest artists...

Past guest artists...
  November 2017 Bruce Watson  
  October 2017 The Willie Wagtails
Supported by:
Slim Dime
  September 2017 a’Cappella Concert

The Buds
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  
Guest artists from 2016
  December 2016 Saoirse  
  November 2016 Simpson Three
Supported by:
The BUGGS, ukulele singalong group from Bennetswood
  October 2016 Three fabulous a’Cappella groups

The Buds
Shift the Table
  September 2016 Special Double Bill

David Campbell
Shearers Tally
  August 2016 Anatole Road  
  July 2016 Appalachian Heaven Stringband  
  June 2016 Danny Spooner
Supported by:
  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

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.