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Yes, Tuesday is Music Night at the Victoria Folk Music Club but due to lots of ‘happenings’ our Tuesdays have been quiet for quite a long while, it’s possibly over a year since we were last there.   The little hall at Ringwood East is quite cosy and has heating as well as an open fire – it’s just getting out our front door that can be the problem in the winter and to be honest the weeks are moving so quickly from one to the other at the moment if it weren’t for a flyer on the wall at the library reminding me we might have missed/forgotten about this months ‘concert! 
http://www.vfmc.org.au/concerts.html

I love the first half of the evening – anyone can take the floor.
 Just pay your fee and you can entertain us with a couple of tunes or whatever
(Spot acts from 8pm provide opportunities for anyone to gain valuable stage performing experience)

Often there are a range of ages but it was a mature group this Tuesday past
(Tuesday 9 July 2013)
These three gents have years of experience between them
and still take their music very seriously. 
(click to enlarge)

After an interval complete with hot drink and supper
the top professional acts for the evening were
Journey Bound

“Journey Bound is a versatile musical vehicle that likes to cover lots of different genres in a single bound, including gospel, folk, pop and even a little bit of rock. They are are Wendy Snook, Colin Smith, José Garcia and Sharon Start” 
http://www.journeyboundmusic.com/biographies.html

Do you know that in the right hands a recorder sounds great lol

Journey Bound 1

And The HillWilliams

“The HillWilliams have been playing bluegrass and traditional country music since 1995, appearing at many local acoustic venues and the Yarra Junction Fiddlers Convention, Harrietville Bluegrass Convention, the Mount Beauty Music Muster and Scotland’s Guildtown Bluegrass Festival. Mick Harrison plays banjo, Dave Carr mandolin, Nigel Croydon on guitar & vocal, and Amanda Braxton-Smith does vocals.”

The HillWilliams Band

HillWilliams in action

Fabulous sound by musicians who love the noise they are making and have fun while they are doing so 🙂  Also they don’t need microphones and other electrical gear to make themselves heard either !!

Amanda Braxton-Smith

It was a great nightIn the moment and we came home glad we made the effort
Enda Kenny is on next month so there is a big circle on the calendar already – he is one not to be missed!!

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