Welcome to Victoria’s Longest Running Folklore Club
Changes to Zoom access to events
The VFMC is making changes to provision of Zoom access to events to reduce the ongoing workload on volunteers.
From August 2023, concerts will not be webcast in real time. Instead, a recording of the concert will be available
to buyers of a new class of ticket ‘Post-event Recording’ available via Humanitix and on the Concerts page.
Zoom access to Sessions will be reduced to only the first Tuesday of the month. Tickets, where applicable, will be available via the Sessions page.
PRESENTATION: Documentary about the early Australian Folk Movement and the first National Folk Festival in Melbourne 1967, followed by a Q & A with director and producers, Richard and Martie Lowenstein who were involved in most early VFMC activities.
What Wendy Found" is a 25min documentary film, produced by Martie Lowenstein as a result of receiving the 2023 National Folk Fellowship from the National Library and the National Folk Festival. It is edited and directed with the very generous contribution of her brother, well-known Melbourne filmmaker, Richard Lowenstein.
This will be a hybrid session - in the hall and on Zoom
A 'Round Robin' session is for singing, playing, reciting or story telling. We all take turns to perform in a supportive atmosphere, or you can just watch and/or join in as you wish. You may suggest an item for everyone to join in. Audience welcome.
The Weeping Willows have firmly established themselves as songwriters of captivating power and poise. Following in the footsteps of the luminous likes of Gillian Welch and The Secret Sisters, The Weeping Willows continue to lead the way in Australia's bustling Alt-Country/Americana scene.
Chris Stack, a local singer songwriter, originally from the UK. He has written many quirky and satyrical songs including (I'm not) The Shrewsbury Bomber and The Mortuary Train. These and many others are on his album 'Songs and Stories'. He has performed as a member of the group Folktrain and as a support act at a previous VFMC concert.
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.
The VFMC has a family bush dance on the first Saturday of each month (excluding January). Dances are called so these events are suitable for all ages. A different band is featured each month and everyone is welcome.
Ringwood East Senior Citizens Hall
Melway ref. 50B8
Tea, coffee or cordial and biscuits provided.
The goals of the VFMC are:
to preserve, research and popularise our Australian Folklore Heritage
of traditional songs, music, poetry, prose and dance.
to encourage the creation of contemporary songs, music, poetry,
prose and dance in the traditional style.
to maintain forums where singers, musicians, reciters, dancers
and interested organisations may exchange information,
receive help and guidance for the understanding and promotion
of Australian Folklore.
Acknowledgement of Country
The VFMC acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands where we meet,
and supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and a First Nations Voice to Parliament
The official site of the Victorian Folk Music Club Incorporated (Reg No A2511Y)
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