Merry Muse Folk Club

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Canberra’s best live performance venue
The Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson St, WESTON, ACTLocation map

The Merry Muse operates on the second Sunday of the month from 4.00pm to 7.00pm and presents a blackboard concert along with a feature act. A fun afternoon for those wanting to share their love of music playing, singing or reciting in an inviting and friendly atmosphere. Come along and put your name on the blackboard or just to enjoy an afternoon of music and poetry.

The next Merry Muse is on Sunday 11 August 4.00pm – 7.00pm  

Blackboard plus Canberra Shanty Club

This is a fun afternoon for those wanting to share their love of music and play, sing or recite in an inviting and friendly atmosphere. Put your name on the blackboard to perform, or just get along and listen to some great music.

Feature Act Canberra Shanty Club

At the tail end of 2017 a small group of keen singers took it upon themselves to set sail on a journey of music, community and rousing good fun. Sea shanties were working songs for sailors, and the group set to work recruiting a crew. Now, less than two years later, the Canberra Shanty Club runs sessions which attract a diverse group – old and young, women and men, landlubbers and seafarers – to sing, stomp their feet and generally have a lot of fun.
With regular crowds of up to 40 people attending each shanty session, the structure is such that even first-timers with no idea of the words or tunes will end the night having joined in the choruses and call-and response-sections of every song.

While some singers have a history with choirs and singing groups, others have no experience at all. Whatever your singing expeirence – once the song begins and the voices swell everybody finds a way to contribute.
Canberra Shanty Club is a supportive and friendly environment, welcoming to all. With blackboard appearances at the 2019 National Folk Festival and hosted singing sessions at the Bush Traditions Gathering 2018 under their belt, the club is now spreading their shanty singing to more festivals and venues, and spreading the rollicking good times far and wide.

September 8 Jess Ferris

Jess Ferris is a 14 year old singer from Lake George. Music has always been part of her life from performing at ACT’s schools spectacular, Step into the Limelight, to performing with the elite Luminescence children’s choir. She recently graduated from the CMAA Junior Academy of Country Music where she was mentored by some of the finest country music artists in Australia. Jess sings from the heart and loves the joy her music brings to others.

October 13 Richard Grainger

November 10 Ian MacDougall

Admission:
$3 for MFS Members, Concessions, and Blackboard performers $5 for Others.
May vary for non-blackboard events
Under 16 y/o – FREE!

Enquiries and Performer bookings:
Eileen Newmarch 0412 127 882       Email: merrymuse@monarofolk.org.au

Post CDs & Biographical Info

173 Duffy St Ainslie ACT 2602 (Attention: Merry Muse Coordinator)

Past performers:

Alternate Route
Alternate Route
Ami Williamson
Ami Williamson
Bluegrass Mountain Band
Bluegrass Mountain Band
Bond Traps
Bond Traps
Bronnie Ware
Bronnie Ware
Canberra Union Voices Choir
Canberra Union Voices Choir
Craig and Simone
Craig and Simone
Crooked Fiddle
Crooked Fiddle
David Griggs
David Griggs
Del Rey
Del Rey
Donal Baylor
Donal Baylor
Drummond and Lynne
Drummond and Lynne
Ecopella
Ecopella
Franklyn B Paverty
Franklyn B Paverty
Frencham and Smith
Frencham and Smith
Freyja Rain
Freyja Rain
Liz Frencham and Robbie Long
Liz Frencham and Robbie Long
The Fuelers
The Fuelers
Full Circle
Full Circle
Greg Carlin
Greg Carlin
Hazy Gates
Hazy Gates
Johnny Huckle
Johnny Huckle
Humbug
Humbug
Juke Baritone and the Swamp Dogs
Juke Baritone and the Swamp Dogs
Julia Johnson
Julia Johnson
Karen Lynne
Karen Lynne
The Lenders
The Lenders
The Little Stevies
The Little Stevies
Lotsi
Lotsi
Mackenzie Jones
Mackenzie Jones
Mal Webb
Mal Webb
Maureen O\'Brien
Maureen O’Brien
Mihirangi
Mihirangi
Mike Compton
Mike Compton
Mr Fibby
Mr Fibby
New York Public Library
New York Public Library
P J Wolf
P J Wolf
Queen Juanita
Queen Juanita
The Rooftop Revellers
The Rooftop Revellers
Sam Burke
Sam Burke
Sam Buckingham
Sam Buckingham
Selalu
Selalu
Sanji
Sanji
The Shiny Bum Singers
The Shiny Bum Singers
Simone, Sophie and Chanel
Simone, Sophie and Chanel
Spicy Fruit Chutney
Spicy Fruit Chutney
Dr Stovepipe
Dr Stovepipe
Triplika
Triplika
Truckstop Honeymoon
Truckstop Honeymoon
Ukeleles Canberra
Ukeleles Canberra
Women in Docs
Women in Docs

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