Folk, World, Acoustic, Celtic, Blues.
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:
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 – Great
Saturday 18th November 2017 at 7.00pm
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.
Fred Smith launches Great – a rollicking musical hayride through American history, politics and pathologies. This new double album sees Fred Smith return from the dust of Uruzgan to revisit his fascination for things American.
Great combines songs of hi mirth alongside some beautiful ballads, highlighting his deep appreciation of Americana musical formats and his gift for telling stories about, well, people!
These are stories worth telling.
“…Smith has a love–hate relationship with America, which he has neatly coupled to a wry and profound understanding of that complex society”. Bruce Elder, SMH