Tradewinds Folk Events

Folk, World, Acoustic, Celtic, Blues.

Tradewinds Logo

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 organisers, 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:

Tradewinds are back for another year of great music featuring the best of local, national and international artists in (mostly) a house concert setting.

To kick things off we are featuring a double bill of Melbourne based bluegrass and more ‘one up, two down’ and Americana songstress and multi- instrumentalist Rachel Baiman,who is touring her new album ‘Shame’.

Both these acts Come highly regarded and perform at a very high level,so it should be a great nights entertainment!


Next Two House Concerts:

Concert 1

January 9th Tuesday 2018

One Up Two Down   &   Rachel Baiman

One Up, Two Down hail from three countries joined by the Pacific Ocean. Fiddler George Jackson and guitarist Daniel Watkins, from New Zealand and Australia respectively, are back to back winners of the Australian Bluegrass Scholarship (’12, ’13) and veteran touring musicians in the Australian bluegrass scene. Together with North Carolinian, Yale School of Music trained (MM ’13) double bassist Andrew Small, they bring together raw old-time groove, bluegrass dexterity, and folk storytelling. The music showcases a deep respect for tradition while simultaneously establishing these musicians as boundary pushing musical explorers. No barrier is too great to stand between musicians with a powerful musical connection and One Up, Two Down is a perfect example of music bringing people together. The band’s debut self-titled EP was recorded in late 2013 in Nashville, TN. Their follow-up EP, “A Day on the Quay”, was recorded on Circular Quay in Sydney, Australia and is set for release in January 2016.

Rachel Baiman

57154 RBRET0805 2crop

In many ways, Shame, the new album from 27-year-old Nashville Americana songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Baiman, is an exploration of growing up female in America. “I wasn’t necessarily trying to write songs that would be easy to listen to,” Baiman says of the project, “I wanted to write about reality, in all of it’s terror and beauty.” From the title track about abortion politics, to love, sex, and abuse in relationships, to classism and inequality in her re-write of Andy Irvine’s working class anthem “Never Tire of the Road,” the album is ambitious in its scope, yet remains cohesive through Baiman’s personal perspective. Despite the serious subject matter, the overall feeling of the album remains light, with the tongue-in-cheek “Getting Ready to Start (Getting Ready)” and feel-good anthem “Let them Go To Heaven.” A departure from her stripped-down work with progressive folk duo 10 String Symphony, Shame is lush and varied in instrumentation and musical texture.

House Concert

Phone to book and obtain venue details.

Concert 2

 February 24th Saturday 2018

String Theories

James Church (dobro/vocals) Glenn Skarratt (guitar/mandolin/vocals)

Simon Watts (Fiddle/Viola)

Debut album “Waking the Deep” showcases the trio’s eclectic, evocative, intricate and heart warming playing.

Their original compositions create a platform for their acoustic instrumental interplay.

Phone to book and obtain venue details.

Phone:   Carole Garland – 4929 3912   or   0431 616 867


In Association with

Newcastle Hunter Valley Folk Club

Newcastle & Hunter Valley Folk Club