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.
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.
Bill Jackson and Pete Fidler are two of Australia's top folk and roots musicians. They have toured the US four times together. Jackson marries compelling melodies and fine musicianship to clever, witty, poignant lyrics that never underestimate the intelligence of his audience. And US website acousticmusic.com described Fidler as ‘ranking up there with a handful of people on my best of dobro/resonator players’ and of Jackson and Fidler being ‘joined at the hip’ in a ‘symbiotic musical relationship’.
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)