The Old Gold Folk Club

Last "Folk Club" 2014 Not To Be Missed

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Event Date: 
7 Dec 2014

The Old Gold Folk Club on December 7 will not only be the last for the year, but the last for five months!  And so it's definitely one not to miss. Especially as resident band Ballyhooley will be joined by Canberra-based band Flash Company for the occasion.

Flash Company are singers Jane ‘Molly’ Ellis of Braidwood, and Jane Campbell, Cliff Gilbert and Mick Fogarty, all of Canberra. Their friendship and love of songs and music in the Celtic, British, Australian and American traditions are enduring.

The group formed in 2007 when asked by legendary folk musician Danny Spooner to support him in a themed concert ‘Carols and What They’re Not’. They then decided to keep on singing together and have had a great time ever since!

Flash Company presents a combination of solos and harmonies – a capella or with a touch of accompaniment – songs with the classic folk elements of storytelling, moving melodies and choruses.

The group has performed at National Folk Festivals, the Cobargo Folk Festival, Music at the Creek, the Merry Muse Folk Club in Canberra, the Braidwood Folk Club and other singing venues.

Flash Company will be joined at the Mogo Folk Club by Maggie Murphy, a traditional singer and reciter from Victoria. Besides being a fine singer and session leader, Maggie is well-known in bush poetry circles as a reciter and judge. She has produced a number of CDs of Australian verse, including her CD Listen for which she was short-listed for the Bush Poet Laureate award at the 2014 Tamworth Country Music Festival. Her most recent CD is The Dead Come Home. A new CD of Henry Lawson poems is on the way.

The concert at the Mogo Folk Club will include a set of Christmas songs. In the way of good folk songs, most have easy choruses and harmonies and will give the audience a chance to join in.

So come along, bring your friends, families and Christmas cheer and join Ballyhooley and Flash Company for a fitting send-off to the year. Admittance is free, and there's a bar and kitchen in operation (but remember - no EFTPOS, so bring real money!).  Diggers Rest Tavern, Original Gold Colony, Mogo, Sunday 7 December, 4 to 7pm. It's the last for 5 months, and our most ambitious yet, so don't miss it!

Images attached:

Flash Company: Mick Fogarty, Jane Campbell, Cliff Gilbert, Jane "Molly" Ellis.

Maggie Murphy, singer and reciter, at the Tamworth Australian Bush Laureate Awards

More Details
Free Of Charge
Diggers Rest Tavern Mogo
Hosted By: 
The Original Gold Rush Colony
Contact Details: 
02 44742123

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