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. 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 13 June 4pm-7pm Canberra Irish Club

Bob Dylan  Tribute to celebrate Bob Dylan’s birthday

Featuring  ‘The Bob Dylan 5’* as the main act. 

BOOKED OUT :  

The Blackboard begin at 4pm and the main act is at 6.15 pm. Note the blackboard is prebooked and for this one we are asking people to submit what Dylan songs they would do in 10-15 minutes and we will put a program together which best represents the range of Dylan’s contribution – at this stage there is very limited space. There will also be some invited cameo performances. Please email me on eileennew23@gmail.com if you are interested in playing with what you would play and how long it will take. 

The Bob Dylan 5 is a band dedicated to performing a range of songs reflecting the diversity and depth of Dylan’s sixty-year career. They will perform some well-known favourites alongside some lesser-known, but equally powerful material. The songs have been arranged to acknowledge the originals but with a few twists and turns which honour Dylan’s 80th birthday.

 

The Bob Dylan 5 include (clockwise from left):

Craig Dawson – acoustic guitar, harmonica, lead vocals
Bill Pitt – electric guitar, percussion, background vocals
Rita Woolhouse – cello, background vocals
Simone Dawson – flute, percussion, background vocals
Fred Pilcher – bass, background vocals
 
 
Coming up
 
Sunday August 8  Frock n Troll plus blackboard

 

Fresh off the “Silver City to Red Center” tour with Golden Guitar winners Graham Rodger and Matt Scullion, Frock n Troll are keen to keep the tunes flowing. Join them for an evening of original songs, tunes and stories with an alternative country/folk salute to the traditional music that inspires them. Their new CD “Streets of Life” now available and will be featured.

Sunday September 12 The Blues Cowgirls plus Blackboard

Here’s a blast from the past.
Juanita (vocal, guitar), Judi Pearce (vocal, guitar) and Dorothy-Jane (vocal, harmonicas). Three gorgeous, powerhouse voices blending in harmony, singing all the favs from silly to sublime. Check them out at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeL4lzdlHBg&list=PLgpxmH1MA0ALLCUCVWhDcWx59JW-8A6ov

 

COVID Safe Arrangements

We will have to be operating under Covid Safe Guidelines – It is a requirement to sign in to the Club using the CBR QR code – if you are unable to do this please speak to an Irish Club staff member.

Changes to running the blackboard will be:
  1. We request if you have your own microphone to bring it. Microphones will be sanitised between acts but safer to bring your own.
  2. The sound people will be responsible for adjusting equipment – we request that performers do not handle the sound equipment.
  3. The blackboard will be pre-booked – please contact me if you wish to play.

The room is limited to a total of 90 people so I don’t think we have to have everyone pre-book – we will see how we go.

We request that you bring the correct money for paying at the door to minimise contact with money. There will be hand sanitiser at the door to use on entry.

The Monaro Folk Society has posted our Covid 19 Safety plan at COVID Plan I ask that you look at this to see what you as an attendee are required to pay attention to. Importantly you should not come to the Merry Muse if you or any of your household are unwell or you you have been in contact with someone with Covid 19 or been to a hot spot area. The Merry Muse reserves the right to refuse entry as and when necessary to comply with this COVID-19 Safety Plan. You attend the venue at your own risk.

Looking forward to seeing regulars and new faces at the Merry Muse and here’s hoping that we have smooth sailing in 2021.

Please email me on eileennew23@gmail.com or ring me on 0412 127 882 if you have any questions.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Merry Muse.

Eileen Newmarch

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

Please note that the Irish Club has asked that regular attendees also join the Irish Club

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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