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WATTLE DAY Celebration

Saturday 2nd September 2023

Wattle Day is a day to celebrate all things Australian. To stimulate an interest in music the Victorian Folk Music Club inc is presenting a day of music related workshops and sessions on Saturday 2nd September. Each workshop lasts an hour and you can attend as many as you like.

A small charge of $10 for the whole day will help us cover costs for printing and data.
Book tickets on Humanitix, below, or at the door on the day.
Separate charge of $10/$12 applies for the evening dance - see below.

Stream 1
(In hall only)
Stream 2
(In hall and on Zoom)
9.30am to 10.45am

Poet's Breakfast (with Bette Martin)

Bette Martin will convene a showcase of local poets. Call Bette 0438.049.557 to book a spot. Free pancakes and coffee to enjoy as you listen to the session.

11.00am to 12.30pm

Sea Shanty Singalong with Tony O'Neil and friends

Tony and the Enterprie Shanty Band will lead us all in singing traditional Maritime work songs.

Shanty Songbook

Australian Dance Music with Trish and John, Denise and Richard

Trish Williams and John Tomlin from Tasmania, with Denise Hibbs and Richard Ayling will run a participatory playing session. Bring your instruments or come and watch if preferred. Will also be available via Zoom

Australian Dance Music with Trish & John
Australian Dance Music with Denise & Richard
12.30pm to 1.15pm
BYO Lunch
1.15pm to 2.45pm

Community Singing with Cora Browne

An experienced community choir leader and current singing tutor at the annual Lake School of Celtic Music, Song and Dance, Cora has many years of experience leading community song. Bring yourself, your water bottle and your curiosity and join in the fun that is song and sound making in a group. We will pull from several genres to create our joyful noise. No prior experience is necessary to join in. All welcome!

3.00pm to 4.00pmpm

Australian Songs Singalong with Ray and Joan Mundy and friends

Enjoy a session of singing traditional and contemporary Australian songs.

Aussie song scores

Slow tune playing session with Kate and Don

Kate Cotrill and Don Fraser will introduce some great tune playing at a moderate tempo. All instruments are welcome.

Scores for the Slow Tunes Playing Session
4.15pm to 5.45pm

Jolly Swagman Dance Workshop with Norm Ellis

A fun selection of dances to welcome in the Spring, to delight the seasoned dancer and novice alike. Norm is one of Victoria's leading folk dance callers, and a long time organiser in the Traditional Social Dance Association of Victoria.

Blackboard Session

A walk-up open mic session of your choices. Just put your name on the board and your’re in. 10 minutes per act.

7.30pm- 10.00pmpm
In the evening the Blackberry Jam Bush Band will host the monthly Family Bush Dance. The Bush Dance admission is $10 members, $12 general, kids free.

Please direct any enquiries to wattleday@vfmc.org.au .

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Last modified: August 29 2023 14:44.