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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

Our next Concert

VFMC regret that due to the Covid-19 virus, all our face-to-face events are suspended until further notice. Please monitor this web site for specific event announcements.

In support of our performers, and for the benefit of our audiences, we are now delivering some of our cancelled concerts on-line.

Our currently next scheduled concert is shown below. Please monitor this web page for possible changes or additions.

  Brumbies bush band
picture of Brumbies bush band
  Melbourne's Favourite Bush Band. Formed in 1978, the Brumbies have performed for generations of Melbourne's folkies and bush dancers. With a vast repertoire of dances, and one of the best dance callers in Australia, the Brumbies entertain dancers of all ages, from kinder to pensioners, and from experts to beginners. Our songs are mainly traditional Australian, but include some more modern and some international items.

Zoom virtual meeting - ticketed
Tue 10th November 2020
from 7:30PM ’till 9:30PM
  Admission is $10, $8 concession incl. booking fee. Everyone is welcome.  

VFMC runs a concert on the 2nd Tuesday of each month except January. The evening starts with a "blackboard session". The main act is sometimes supplemented by a support act.


The format of the night will be:

7:30pm to 8:15pm spot acts
8:15pm to 8:30pm break for an online chat & (byo) drink
8:30pm to 9:30pm main act

Spot Acts:
If anybody would like to do a spot act please contact either Maree or Trevor at concerts@vfmc.org.au. Unlike our concert nights at the hall we will have pre-booked spots. There will only be 5 spot acts of strictly 8 minutes each. To ensure a good experience for all, we require that all spot acts do a quick sound check around the time of booking. Please arrange a time for your sound check when you email us.
These will be online concerts run using Zoom, and will be a ticketed event. Prices are $10 or $8 concession which includes the booking fee.



Future VFMC Concert Events

Forthcoming concerts: Select Performer name to view details of the event and performers:

Brumbies bush bandConcertTue 10th Nov 2020  7:30PM
The Dixie ChooksConcertTue 8th Dec 2020  7:30PM

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.