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. 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 10 November  4.00pm – 7.00pm  

Blackboard plus Ian MacDougall with the Acme Jigs and Reels Company

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 Ian MacDougall With the Acme Jigs and Reels Company

Ian MacDougall, accompanied by his former bush band, The Acme Jigs and Reels Company will perform a series of original songs from Ian’s folk musicals, written by him while holding a Music Fellowship in 1974. Some are songs from his show Terrie and Frankie which the ABC subsequently produced for radio with John Wood, Graeme Lowndes, Jeannie Lewis and Mike McClellan as musical director. Others are from his shows The Return of the Kangaroo Kid and The Freedom Cycle, both produced at the ANU. The Acme Jigs and Reels Company was one of the most popular bush bands of the 80s. Ian himself has performed in many venues over the past 40 years, was one of the ten finalists in the Seven Network’s National Star Quest, a nationwide song contest, and is often heard on Ian MacNamara’s Australia All Over program. Other Acme members who will join him on the night are Alan Smart, now playing with The New York Public Library, John Hilvert (who with his wife Linda now performs at various venues as The Red Hillbillies), and Don Dennes (who also now performs with Louise Brooks at venues around Canberra in The Accidental Luddites duo). One of the soloists will be Frankie Seymour, known from her role in the Shiny Bum Singers. Don’t miss this very special performance.

Future acts:
December 8 Blackboard Feature act tba

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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