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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 $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, 11 October 2016 — Three fabulous a’Cappella groups
The Buds The Buds Youth a’Cappella Choir is made up of passionate and talented young people between 11 and 31 years old who work together to create beautiful music under the expert direction of Jessica Joan Graham. They perform challenging polyphonic versions of songs from a wide range of genres.
Platinum Quartet, formed in 2012, is a superb female barbershop quartet, made up of four members from the a’cappella chorus Vocal Vibes, Alison Brown (Tenor), Debbie Neilsen (Lead), Margot Thorne (Bass) and Kerry Haddow (Baritone). These ladies are almost obsessive about their singing! Although they prefer the unique chords and tuning of the Barbershop style, they also enjoy singing the odd song from other genres as well. Platinum
Shift the Table Shift the Table was formed over 20 years ago by neighbours in Lingwell Rd., East Hawthorn. It is a vibrant community choir with a diverse and exciting repertoire, led by the effervescent Flip Case. Through their singing, STT have helped raise funds for the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre, Pancare, Pink Ribbon Day and Grief Line.They are committed to using their love of singing to benefit those in need and to bring joy, peace, humour and harmony to our Community.

Future guest artists...
  8 November 2016 Simpson Three  
  13 December 2016 Saoirse  

Past guest artists...
  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
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.