Tradewinds Folk Events

Folk, World, Acoustic, Celtic, Blues.

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Tradewinds Folk Events is a Not for Profit group providing a new venue for beautiful music.
We bring a delicatessen of the best folk, world, acoustic, blues from professional & semi-professional artists. Expect a comfortable, ambient setting at affordable prices. Either at the Dungeon or a House Concert, often to take advantage of a Touring Artist’s brief visit.

Our favourite quote from a visiting artist:

“We so enjoyed playing at your wonderful venue & the opportunity to play two full & varied sets. You’ve got the magic formula right, great sound, intimate lighting & feel, a supportive listening audience, generous & welcoming organizers, thanks Carole Garland, Peter Allsop and crew. You have created a destination venue & word is spreading.”    Rosie McDonald – RAPT


Hi Folks here’s our latest news:

Yes, we’ve been a bit quiet lately, when we promised beautiful music.
There’s a bit of a story to that. Around a year ago pesky problems began to plague us as individuals. It made fulfilling our obligations to Tradewinds difficult.
Peter & Nicky for instance, who have the lovely house in Hamilton that we have been using for house concerts, have decided to take a seven month sabbatical.
This would leave us without a concert space if we didn’t have The Dungeon. Volunteers, including Newcastle Hunter Valley Folk Club (NHVFC) are going to push fingers into the dyke to stop the music leaking away entirely. Next year Peter and Nicky will return and we can look forward to more house concerts.

Next Dungeon Concert:

Fred Smith (Dust of Uruzghan).

Saturday 18th November 2017 at 7.00pm

Fewd Smith


Over the last 15 years Fred Smith has emerged as one of Australia’s most interesting songwriters.  He has spent the last 15 years all over the joint: working on peace keeping missions in Afghanistan and the South Pacific, touring in America and travelling the Australian festival circuit.

He is the subject of the film Bougainville Sky about his time in the war-torn islands of the South Pacific where his work as a musician and radio broadcaster contributed to the success of the world’s first unarmed peace keeping force.

Fred was the first Australian diplomat to be posted to Uruzgan in July of 2009.  He wrote a powerful collection of songs about the realities of life for soldiers and civilians in this difficult war, recently released on a high acclaimed album called Dust of Uruzgan.

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Uniting Church 228 Brunker Rd Adamstown 2289

Phone:   Carole Garland – 4929 3912   or   0431 616 867



In Association with

Newcastle Hunter Valley Folk Club

Newcastle Hunter Valley Folk Club