Coming Events

 Fred Smith

Fewd Smith

Fred Smith   –  Great

Saturday 18th November 2017 at 7.00pm

Upstairs in the Uniting Church

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

In 2018 Tradewinds Folk will be organising

 House Concerts

House Concert

Saturday Feb 2018 – 7.00pm


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.