The Old Gold Folk Club

New Dates At The Diggers Rest Tavern

The Old Gold Folk Club
Event Date: 
6 Apr 2014

About a year ago, local folkies were sitting around, yet again lamenting the lack of a local folk club.  But this time we decided to do something about it.  But where?  A folk club needs a "just right" venue—warm, quiet, encouraging, friendly.  A bit of history wouldn't hurt.  And a bar would be nice.
Aha!  How about the Digger's Rest Tavern, at the Original Gold Rush Colony at Mogo?  Here's a place set in the very time and place our songs were created.  A place where songs of the gold rush, of bushrangers, swaggies and shearers can feel perfectly at home.  Where grisly tales of murder and subsequent justice can come to life, where songs of the supernatural can temporarily supplant reality.  We might arrive by car, but we leave them at the gate, and plunge into the era of horse and cart, steam and sail, pirates and highwaymen, soldiers and their own true loves.  A call was made, a chat ensued, and The Old Gold Folk Club was born.
Nearly a year on, we go from strength to strength.  We've unearthed lots of local singers and musicians, and attracted acts from as far as Canada.  Word is spreading beyond Eurobodalla, and we'll be bringing you more visiting performers in the months to come.  You'll routinely hear songs from the British Isles, America and Australia, sea songs and shanties from the era of sail, and tunes from Ireland and America on traditional instruments like flute, whistle, guitar, mandolin, banjo and concertina.
And you won't just hear these songs, you'll sing along, and perhaps contribute something yourself.  And join us in a dance or two.  You'll find the folk club crowd friendly, well behaved, but not reserved.  The bar is in operation, and you can order food or snacks from the kitchen.  (Do keep in mind that EFTPOS hadn't been invented by then, so make sure to bring enough gold nuggets for whatever refreshments you might want!)
Perhaps best of all, there is no membership or cover charge—admission is completely free. 
So, come join in—either by yourself, or make up a party. 

We'll be taking a break in April, but we'll be back, now on the 1st Sunday of every month, starting Sunday 4th May, from 4 til 7pm. 

If you need further information, contact Georgina on 4474 2123.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

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