Merry Muse Folk Club

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Canberra’s best live performance venue
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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. 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.

The next Merry Muse is on Sunday 9 February  4.00pm – 7.00pm  Tribute to Col Wright – Feature act Cassidy’s Ceili

Hi get along to the Merry Muse Sunday February 9 – 4pm-7pm for a tribute to Col Wright. To get some idea of interest in performing can you please let me know if you are going to sign up to the blackboard – Eileen

Col Wright who ran the Merry Muse with Annie Van Herck from 1993 to 2001 passed away on Friday 10 January in Wellington NZ after a long battle with vascular dementia and prostate cancer. He went peacefully with his best friend Annie at his side. Col was a wonderful man with a generous spirit and wicked sense of humour and also a great performer. “A very great amount of the thing that The Merry Muse became both at the Canberra venues it inhabited and at The National Folkie was directly linked to his vision and love for the thing that he had fostered over the years that he and Annie contributed so capably in the ways that they did. “ Billy Folkus. “ His legacy is clear in that he left his beloved folk music attitudes & perspectives for all of us to build on.” Baz Cooper. He is also remembered for his mini-festivals, Colstock, at his property outside Canberra.
We are inviting people who knew Col, particularly those who performed at the Merry Muse in the years he ran it to come along and pay tribute to Col. Come along and share your memories of Col and some songs. And if you didn’t know him come along anyway – Col always welcomed strangers.

Cassidy’s Ceili
The feature act for the day will be well known Canberra band Cassidy’s Ceili – Col Wright introduced Cassidy to Sandy and the rest is history. Cassidy’s Ceili play celtic influence music from delicate ballads to full on Irish pub music including the Pogues and some jigs, reels and airs to round out the mix. With Cassidy Richen’s amazing voice and Sandy Gibbney starring on fiddle, Peter Richens on guitar and banjo and Sandy and Peter harmonising with Cassidy for some fine three-part vocals you are in for a real treat.

Merry Muse Folk Club


Enquiries ph Eileen 0412 127 882 or email eileennew23(at)gmail(dot)

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)

Coming Up

Sunday 8 March Blackboard plus Feature Act So Far So Good

No Merry Muse April – See you at the National Folk Festival

Dates for the year May 10, June 14, July 12 (Vincent Cross) Aug 9, Sep 13 Oct 11 (Dan MacKinnon) Nov 8, Dec 13.

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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