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Welcome to Victoria’s Longest Running Folklore Club

VFMC Memberships 2024-25

Members are reminded that subscriptions were due by 31st March 2024. Unfinancial members may not vote at the AGM or stand for Committee positions.

Woolshed Ball
25th May 2024 7.30pm until 11.30pm

Status: Full dance programme now available on the details page.


Featuring:

The Billabong Band

The Billabong Band

The Billabong Band is the Victorian Folk Music Club's own performance group and is probably the longest established band in Australia playing traditional music for Bush / Colonial dances and for concerts. The line-up is variable and depends on which musicians are available at the time.

An evening of dancing in the traditional style, featuring great live music.
Admission Pre booking on Humanitix: Members $20, Non members$25.
At the door: $30.

Box Hill Community Arts Centre

Melway ref. 47D11

BYO Mug and plate for supper to share Tea and Coffee provided

Annual General Meeting 2024
16th June 2024 2.30pm until 4.30pm

Full details pending
The Club's AGM will be held on Sunday 16th June 2024. A quorum of 15 is needed to conduct a valid meeting so it is important we get the numbers. You can attend in person, or by Zoom, or by filling in a proxy form and have someone else represent you. The meeting will elect office bearers, committee members and other roles in the club. After the meeting refreshments will be available plus a bit of music making. So bring your instruments along. Hope you can make it.

Ringwood East Senior Citizens Hall

Melway ref. 50B8

Our Regular Activities

Next Session
'All In' Session
28th May 2024 7.30pm until 9.15pm

Sessions are now at the Ringwood East Senior Citizens Hall.

VFMC session in full swing

Join our playing session most Tuesday evenings..
This week, an "all in" session evening where we all join in to play tunes, dance brackets and folk songs. We take turns to suggest the next item. Audience welcome.

Ringwood East Senior Citizens Hall

Melway ref. 50B8

Next Concert
Concert
11th June 2024 7.45pm until 10.00pm


Featuring:

Parkville

Parkville

Parkville are a cathartic folk duo from the Dandenong Range. Liam (guitar) and Dylan (violin) spent the best part of the last decade developing their musical synergy.

Cutting their teeth busking in Melbourne's Bourke Street Mall, Parkville officially began with the release of The Peculiar Aftermath EP in 2017, establishing their winning formula: a driving Mumford and Sons style backbone and boldly honest songwriting, topped with Knur's signature violin and a Punch Brothers-esque penchant for playful arrangements.

2018 saw the expansion of Parkville into a full band, culminating in 2019's The Softest Murder EP, producing three well-loved singles and the chance to support Irish megastars Kodaline on their Australian tour.

After spending two years writing and refining their craft, 2022 saw them set up a recording studio and complete a mammoth 23-song recording project.

Zoom webcasts now replaced by Recording on YouTube
Zoom webcasting of concerts is now replaced with a recording of the concert posted on YouTube a day or two after the concert.
To access the recording, purchase a Post-event Recording ticket. The YouTube link will be emailed to you within two days of the concert.

Admission charges from Feb 2024, VFMC members $11, Concession $13, General Admission $15.

Ringwood Uniting Church hall

Melway ref. 49H9

Next Dances
Woolshed Ball
25th May 2024 7.30pm until 11.30pm

Status: Full dance programme now available on the details page.


Featuring:

The Billabong Band

The Billabong Band

The Billabong Band is the Victorian Folk Music Club's own performance group and is probably the longest established band in Australia playing traditional music for Bush / Colonial dances and for concerts. The line-up is variable and depends on which musicians are available at the time.

An evening of dancing in the traditional style, featuring great live music.
Admission Pre booking on Humanitix: Members $20, Non members$25.
At the door: $30.

Box Hill Community Arts Centre

Melway ref. 47D11

BYO Mug and plate for supper to share Tea and Coffee provided

The goals of the VFMC are:
Acknowledgement of Country

The VFMC acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands where we meet, and supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

The official site of the Victorian Folk Music Club Incorporated (Reg No A2511Y) ABN 28 668 156 704

Last modified: May 17 2024 13:02.