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 8 July 2018  4.00pm – 7.00pm  

Blackboard plus Feature Act:  Jason and Chloe Roweth plus Matt Nightingale

The Soul of A Poet

The Songs and Poems of Henry Lawson

Chloë & Jason Roweth, with special guest Matt Nightingale on double bass, explore the work of ‘The People’s Poet’, Henry Lawson (1867-1922), revealing him as a flawed genius, a creative artist, a revolutionary and a humanist. Their show features their own original musical settings, and evocative use of dance music from Lawson’s (and the Roweths’) home country, central-west NSW, as accompaniment to recitations of Lawson’s poetry.
“His writing left us smiling at its ­beauty, hurting with its pain, stunned at the degree of empathy he could generate inside us, and warmed by the bush humour – so wonderfully dry, sharp and subtle.” – Jason Roweth

“This is one of those rare shows that you want to go on forever – and when you leave, you realise it does anyway. Utterly unforgettable.” – Kim Kelly, Writer

“Chloë and Jason Roweth’s new album, ‘The Soul of a Poet’, is an exquisite reimagining of some of Henry Lawson’s sharpest and most soulful words. Australian bush music as you’ve never heard it before – truly, do yourself a favour.” – Kim Kelly, Writer

 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 August 12   Feature act Helen and Tony Romeo

Helen and Tony Romeo were drawn into the Bush Music Club in the late 70’s and early 80’s.

Starting off in the BMC Concert Party, they both made the progression into working bush bands and eventually wound up in the re-vamped Southern Cross Bush Band in 1982.

For almost 40 years they have contributed their talents to many of Sydney’s bush bands, ensembles, dance groups and organised regular poetry workshops and dinners and are well known for their percussion workshops for bush bands. As well as developing poetry into songs, their current energies are mostly directed towards the Saplings initiative with the Bush Music Club giving young musicians exposure to the rich resource of collected Australian tunes and songs.

Both Helen and Tony have a strong passion and affinity for Australian bush songs, music, dance and poetry and performing as a duo gives them the opportunity to present some of the favourite material they have gathered over the years.

 

Sunday September 9   Feature act The Shiny Bum Singers

Sunday October 14 Feature act Hither and Yon CD Launch

 

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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