Braidwood Folk Music Club Inc
Braidwood NSW


August 2006

Paul Wookey in Tamworth



Music at the Creek
The advertising team has been around collecting ads for the programme; The team has nearly finalised the list of selected musicians and dancers.
We are looking for volunteers to help us out at the Majors Creek recreation ground. If you think you could give us a spare 6 hours over that week end please contact Alison on 48 422889 to leave your details. In return you get free entry to the festival.

Food for thought: Both Cobargo folk festival and committee members of Music at the Creek are thinking of combining forces to create a biennial festival. As volunteer numbers dwindle, and dare I say it, age, organisation of these festivals is becoming a bit more telling on a handful of people. We would dearly appreciate your views on this matter. Come talk to us at next folk night perhaps

This month's entertainment: we see the return of Paul Wookey. He has been a distinctive singer and songwriter since he first discovered the music of Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan and was inspired to pick up a guitar and emulate his heroes. Over many years he has honed these skills and toured extensively throughout Australia with occasional international forays.

A regular performer at numerous folk and country music festivals, he won the prestigious Best New Artist Award at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 1981 in recognition of the quality of his first album, "Mountain Breakfast" distributed through EMI. Paul's music is not easy to classify, sitting somewhere between folk, blues and country music with a more or less even distribution of Irish, American and Australian influences.

Come hear him for yourself on Thursday 24th August, doors open at 7pm for a starting show at 7.30pm

In September we get to experience Soursob Bob. He's a political and life satirist songwriter from South Australia, who was quite successful at last year's Music at the Creek festival. He will make you laugh and cry, or both.

Folk club is trying to raise funds by providing soup at folk nights. To help them in the cleaning up, please bring everything with you: voice, clapping, bowl, cutlery and glass for your grog. If you haven't beent o the new venue yet, the acoustics in the church hall are great, so please join them this month.

Bungendore Folk Club:
is on the third Friday in August at the Gib St Café (sort of across the road from the pub) at 7pm. They have quite a few poets and mainly local acts. We would like to have closer ties to them, so why not car pool over?

Street Stall: thank you to all those who donated time and goods for the street stall held last month.

Folk Alliance Conference: the annual conference is on this coming week end (19-20th) and a few of us are going to hear some artists and participate in lectures.
It will be held at the Ainslie Football club, and I am sure there are still places available.

Folk on Radio: Every Wednesday evening tune in to BRaidwood FM 94.3, to hear "Jo & Folk" a lively folk music radio show with JoMcDonald. She presents quite a mixture of music which will have you rethinking the meaning of folk music. 7pm.



Paul Wookey

SourSob Bob
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