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Festival Of Voices - The Tasmanian Songbook Project

Theatre Royal - Mainstage, 29 Campbell Street, Hobart, Tasmania

What are the songs that define us? What do songs about Tasmania say about us? What are the stories we tell through song? This year’s Festival of Voices sees the beginning of a special project where we’ll amplify the legacy of Tasmanian songs and songwriters that are a part of our cultural soundscape and history. Musical Director, Scott Targett, has assembled a stellar line-up of performers to celebrate our ever-evolving Tasmanian songbook. You will hear both familiar and forgotten songs that were part of our lives spanning over five decades, as well as more recent work from our rising stars.

$49

Warrnambool Storytelling Festival 2021

Lighthouse Theatre , Warrnambool , 185 Timor Street, Warrnambool. Victoria 3284

The 2021 Warrnambool Storytelling Festival will bring together some of the south-west’s most talented storytellers, teachers and entertainers to tell captivating, thought-provoking and meaningful stories reflecting our rich, diverse community. These stories help shine light in dark corners and unite communities. Come to the Launch and find out about the great line up of events for the first incarnation of the festival, learn about storytelling, see a few snippets. Following the formal launch, local singer & writer Shane Howard will perform and take you on a journey of music & storytelling to kick off the festival.This inaugural festival runs from 19th June to 4th July and will include a range of events across Warrnambool.

Adult: $40.00 Concession: $35.00 Student: $35.00 Child under 13: $20.00

BART WILLOUGHBY and SHANE HOWARD

The Dart and Marlin, 216 Timor Street, Warrnambool, Victoria

A very special Sunday Session featuring Bart Willoughby and Shane Howard. Howard and Willoughby have performed, written, composed and recorded together for nearly 40 years. This very special ‘one-of’ concert brings together these two iconic Australian songwriters and ‘musical brothers’ who have walked the long musical road - side by side. Doors 5.00pm. Music from 6.00pm

$39.80 General Admission

Cobargo Unites -CANCELLED

Cobargo Showgrounds, Cobargo, NSW

COBARGO UNITES! a one day bushfire benefit concert for the community of Cobargo and district on Sunday 3 May from 10 am at the Cobargo Showground. Bring a chair, your woollen blanket and a smile!.

This concert is on a "PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD" basis with tickets starting at $45.

The Port Fairy Folk festival

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Southcombe Park, Port Fairy. Victoria

The 2020 Festival will exemplify the great folk/roots traditions of many cultures, regions, communities and countries – from Ireland to Port Fairy, Johannesburg to New Orleans, Prince Edward Island to Northcote, Celtic to Bluegrass, Indigenous to Latin and glorious folk fusions. 2020 will once again be a splendid mix of brilliant music, great conversations, workshops, collaborations and surprises.

For tens of thousands of years the Pyipgil Gunditj clan has gathered in ceremony on this country. For the past 43 years the Port Fairy Folk Festival has been celebrated each year in the land of the Pyipgil Gundji clans, in Peek Whurrong country.

The Port Fairy Folk Festival pays their respects to elders past, present and emerging and acknowledges that the land we gather on each year for the Festival is the traditional lands of the Peek Whurrong people.

Opening Night and Awards Show - The ExChange

Wurdi Youang, 51 Little Malop St,, Geelong, Victoria

Set in the magnificent Wurdi Youang, ‘High Ground’ of the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, be a part of a wonderful celebration of music and culture. Featuring a special opening ceremony by Wadawurrung artists followed by performances by Port Fairy Folk Festival 2020 Artists of the Year, Gina Williams & Guy House, Shane Howard, The East Pointers and many special guests. An event highlight will be the presentation of the FAI Lifetime Achievement Award to Port Fairy Folk Festival Founding Director, Dr Jamie McKew, OAM. Hosted by Derek Guille.

$53.84

Need for Feed Bushfire Benefit Concert

Healesville Amateur Race course , 109 Healesville-Yarraglen Road, , Healesville, Victoria 3797

8 hours of continuous music on 2 stages under the mighty Oaks at Healesville Race Course in The Yarra Valley. Featuring Black Sorrows, Badloves, Shane Howard, John Schumann and much more. Bar and food trucks on site. Children 16 and under with a ticketed adult free. All profits to Need For Feed Disaster Relief.

Adults: $44.00 entry Children 16 - under18 years old: $15 with ticket holding adult Children under 16 - Free entry. Concession $30.00 (available at gate only). Companion Cards accepted CFA and SES volunteers free entry with presentation of ID.

Archie Roach - Tell Me Why book and album launch

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St Brigid's Hall, Crossley, 212 Port Fairy-Koroit Rd, Crossley, Victoria

Join Gunditjmara songman and storyteller, Archie Roach in conversation with his old friend and musical colleague Shane Howard about his new memoir Tell Me Why and companion album, over a cuppa and cake at Crossley.

Shane Howard Trio

The Theatre Royal, 30 Hargraves St, Castlemaine VIC 3450

This November, Shane Howard returns to Castlemaine with a special live performance as ‘The Shane Howard Trio’ The live show rocks and rolls, like a boat ploughing deep into Antarctic waters, set free from the troubles that beset the land, sailing wildly into the tempest of mighty squalls. Gentler songs are deeply meditative, picture the calm, glassy, seas of Summer. Irish and Scottish tunes flow in and out, like ocean currents. Shane’s musicality is enriched by the accomplished playing of John Hudson (Guitar/Dobro) and Ewen Baker (Fiddle/Mandolin).

Shane Howard Trio

Limestone Coast Pantry , 1/20 Harrald Street, , Mount Gambier

This November, Shane Howard comes to Mount Gambier with a special live performance as ‘The Shane Howard Trio’ The live show rocks and rolls, like a boat ploughing deep into Antarctic waters, set free from the troubles that beset the land, sailing wildly into the tempest of mighty squalls. Gentler songs are deeply meditative, picture the calm, glassy, seas of Summer. Irish and Scottish tunes flow in and out, like ocean currents. Shane’s musicality is enriched by the accomplished playing of John Hudson (Guitar/Dobro) and Ewen Baker (Fiddle/Mandolin).

Shane Howard - Live - SOLD OUT

The Door Gallery Cafe , 8/100 Lower Paper Mill Rd, , Fyansford, Vic 3218

Shane Howard has forged a reputation as one of Australia’s great songwriters and a creative and passionate commentator of the times. He is held in high regard throughout Australia, and during the past 40 years, has worked tirelessly to define a distinctive Australian voice as an artist, writer, producer, engineer and mentor. Doors 6pm Food and drink available

Mahbilil Festival

Jabiru Northern Territory

Mahbilil Festival is an annual explosion of music, dance, bushfoods, art, workshops celebrating Kakadu culture in Jabiru township.
Mahbilil (named after the cooling afternoon breeze) occurs in the Kurrung season (Aug-Sept) and brings people from around Kakadu & West Arnhem, as well as Darwin, Katherine and lots of tourists as well.

90th Anniversary of the Ghan Celebrations

Pimba, South Australia

THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY JOURNEY. Be sure to pack your dancing shoes as we’ll be throwing a spectacular 90th birthday party in the Outback as part of the anniversary journey. With special entertainment and a few other surprises along the way, this one-off journey will be remembered for years to come.

John Schumann and Shane Howard

Groundwater Festival, Gold Coast

Childrens Ground Fundraiser

Melba Spiegeltent, Johnston Street, Collingwood. Victoria

On May 27, be part of an incredible celebration of music and culture at the Melba Spiegeltent, featuring national icons, artists and storytellers Archie Roach and Shane Howard, with the Black Rock Band from West Arnhem Land.

This unforgettable evening will raise funds for Children's Ground, a bold not-for-profit organisation aiming to celebrate First Nations cultures and knowledge systems, create life-long opportunities to end intergenerational disadvantage in First Nations communities and reset the national policy framework based on equity and justice.

Children's Ground represents the first integrated and long-term effort to stand beside First Nations families while they design the future they want for their children. It means putting the next generation first. It means prioritising people's family language, culture, identity and country. It means prioritising lifelong learning and wellbeing of children from birth. It means creating opportunities that will build opportunity in global and local economies. We cannot accept conditions that lead to children living with life-long risks of incarceration, ill health, child protection and cultural stress. The current approaches are unacceptable and need to change. All children deserve the best life has to offer and to be honoured in their cultures. This is Children’s Ground. Please join us to celebrate the future generations and the children, families and communities who lead Children’s Ground.

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