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Gig Guide

   
 
Bruce's focus for 2017 is recording his new album. So performing will take a bit of a back seat. But there will also be gigs here and there! Keep your eye on the list of shows below.

Bruce is running a crowdfunding campaign to help make his new album. With crowdfunding, you pledge a certain amount, but it is not a donation. In return, you receive a generous reward, getting your money’s worth and more. If target is not reached, you don’t pay and Bruce has to find other funds. If it is exceeded, the extra funds will also go into making the album.

To see a corny video and other info about the album, the rewards, and how to support the project, click here.

Wednesday 30 November 2016


Gladstone Hotel, Orange, NSW
Cnr Byng & Hill St
7pm
TICKETS $20 (plus booking fee) available from Landers Music (Orange) or online at www.ticketebo.com.au/jamorange
Bruce will be sharing the bill with the wonderful Genni Kane (ex-Flying Emus)
Facebook event

Thursday 1 December 2016


Blackheath Folk Club
New Ivanhoe Hotel (cnr Great Western Highway & Govetts Leap Road), Blackheath. NSW
7.30 pm (usually finish around 10.30)
Free – all welcome
Meals available from the Ivanhoe’s bistro from 6pm
Bruce last played this venue in 2002! Looking forward to some great other acts as well, including the Heathens Choir, led by Christine Wheeler.

Friday 2 December 2016


Hornsby Folk Club
Beatrice Taylor Hall, 25 Edgeworth David Ave., Hornsby, NSW
Doors open at 7.30pm. Music starts at 8.00pm
$15 with concessions (BYO drinks and nibbles, tea & coffee provided)
Candle lit venue, tables can be booked
Special concert: Bruce will perform two brackets. The first will be full of his joyful, hilarious, thought provoking songs. The second “Our Land, Our People” is a multi-media musical presentation of original songs and evocative images that will take you on a powerful journey — sometimes confronting, sometimes hilarious, through our history and our way of life. From the outback to the city, from the Dreaming to the 21st century.
Further information and table bookings, email Barry Parks bpparks@tpg.com.au (02 9807 9497)
Hornsby Folk Club Facebook page
Hornsby Folk Club website

Saturday 3 December 2016


Joe and Harmony’s Last Ever Magic Carpet Ride
Newtown Neighbourhood Centre

1 Bedford St, Newtown
6pm till late
A happening be-in with Jewels Anthea, Margaret & Bob Fagan, Bruce, plus several other groovers. Be there or be an equal-sided quadrilateral.
Facebook event
Download flyer

Sunday 4 December 2016


House concert, Shellharbour
$20/$15 Afternoon tea included.
3.00pm
House concerts always provide a wonderful intimate, relaxed setting for a concert. This one is in a beautiful spot right on the beach.
For bookings and address, contact bigruss bigruss43@bigpond.com or ph 0488971777 (Russ) or 42962339 (Mairi)
Limited numbers

Monday 5 December 2016


House concert, Woy Woy
7.00 pm.
$15
How wonderful – two house concerts in a row. Another wonderful intimate, relaxed setting - this time right on Brisbane Water.
Bookings: 02 4342 6716 or mail.bookings@troubadour.org.au. Address provided when you book.
Website
Facebook Page

Tasmanian Tour


Friday 5 May 2017


Bruce Watson and the Dixie Chooks — Live @ the Wharf
The Gnomon Pavilion, Ulverstone (Tas)

5.30 – 7.30 pm
Entry $5 donation
Bruce and Wendy & Moy as the Dixie Chooks will share the night at this beautiful venue on the Leven River. Come for a meal, or a drink while you listen.
Contact: Teresa Beck-Swindale M 0408 050 634 or Jacob Boote 0407 156 838
Live @ the Wharf website
Live @ the Wharf Facebook page

Saturday 6 May 2017


Bruce Watson and the Dixie Chooks
Mountain Mumma, Sheffield (Tas)

60 Main St, Sheffield
Details to come
Bruce and Wendy & Moy as the Dixie Chooks will share the night at Mountain Mumma, a world class venue in a stunning location at the foot of Mt Roland. Great food, great atmosphere, great music.
Bookings preferred: 0400 467 317
Mountain Mumma Facebook page

Sunday 7 May 2017


Bruce Watson and the Dixie Chooks
Marakoopa Café, Mayberry (Tas)

186 Mayberry Rd, Mayberry (10 min west of Mole Creek)
Details to come
What a delight to return to Lars’ and Sarah’s friendly, gorgeous establishment, following our Unsung Heroes of Australian History show here last year. Listen to our music with Western Bluff as a backdrop, on the edge of the Great Western Tiers, amongst beautiful gardens, and with delicious home-made food on hand.
Phone 03 6363 5033, mobile 0400 697 543
Email enquire@marakoopacafe.com.au
Marakoopa Café website
Marakoopa Café Facebook page

Tuesday 9 May 2017


Unsung Heroes of Australian History
Smithton (Tas)

Details to come
A moving and informative evening of songs and stories about ordinary people who have done extraordinary things; the Unsung Heroes of Australian History show.


Past gig highlights


2016

Unsung Heroes of Australian History, Darebin Music Feast,
Northcote Town Hall, 31 Oct 2016
DMF program

Bruce's Bingo, Farouk's Olive,Thornbury (Vic), Darebin Music Feast, 6 Nov 2016
Farouk's Olive's website

UNSUNG HEROES OF AUSTRALIAN HISTORY TASMANIAN TOUR, OCTOBER 2016

Smithton Library, Smithton (Tas), 12 Oct 2016
Flyer

House concert, Franklin (Tas), 13 Oct 2016
Flyer

Bridgewater Community Centre, Bridgewater (Tas), 14 Oct 2016
Concert for Seniors Week

House concert, New Town (Tas), 14 Oct 2016
Flyer

Cygnet Town Hall, Cygnet(Tas), 15 Oct 2016
Flyer

Marakoopa Café, Mayberry (Tas), 16 Oct 2016
Flyer     Marakoopa Café website

Bruce's Bingo, Farouk's Olive,Thornbury (Vic), 16 Sept 2016
Farouk's Olive's website

3 Songs for 3CR - Benefit concert, The Boîte Café, N Fitzroy (Vic), 13 Aug 2016
The Boîte website

Bungaree Music Camp, (SA), 7 Aug 2016
Bungaree Music Camp website

Bruce's Bingo, Farouk's Olive,Thornbury (Vic), 10 June 2016
Farouk's Olive's website

Farouk's Olive, Thornbury (Vic), 6 May 2016
Farouk's Olive's website

Writers' Block,Lomond Hotel East Brunswick (Vic), 31 March 2016
View/download flyer

Australian Folklore Conference, Canberra, 24 March 2016
Bruce presented a paper on his collaboratins with musician & collector Peter Ellis
Bruce's conference paper

Verandah Folk Club, Burke & Wills Winery, Mia Mia (Vic), 21 Feb 2016
Burke & Wills Winery newsletter

TASMANIAN TOUR, JANUARY 2016

Bruce Watson, Ronnie Summers & Enda Kenny in concert,
Rosny Barn, Rosny (Tas), 13 Jan 2016
Download flyer

Cygnet Folk Festival, (Tas) 8-10 Jan 2016
Cygnet Folk Festival website

Uke workshop & Concert, Margate (Tas), 2 Jan 2016
Brookfield music website

Live @ the Wharf, Ulverstone (Tas), 1 Jan 2016
Website


2015

Unsung Heroes of Australian History, Upwey Belgrave RSL, Dec 16 2015
Upwey Belgrave RSL website

Maldon Folk Festival (Vic), 5-8 June 2015
Maldon Folk Festival website

POWERLESS: Concert for children in immigration detention Northcote Uniting Church Hall, Sept 19 2015
Flyer

Bruce Watson and Tracey Roberts, Wyreena Music Café, August 28 2015
Wyreena Music Café webpage

Bruce Watson and Tracey Roberts, Selby Folk Club, August 7 2015
Selby Folk Club website

Event for Victoria's Mountain Ash Forests, Preston, July 15 2015
Click here for more information and to book

Palm Creek Folk Festival (Qld), 5-8 June 2015
Palm Creek Folk Festival website

Bruce Watson: Lest We Forget, Courthouse Theatre, Townsville (Qld), June 3 2015
Presented by Amnesty International and the Townsville Multicultural Support Group

Unsung Heroes of Australian History: Lest We Forget, Upwey Belgrave RSL, May 30 2015
Upwey Belgrave RSL website

Unsung Heroes of Australian History: Lest We Forget, Coburg Library, May 28 2015
Moreland City Libraries website

Unsung Heroes of Australian History: Lest We Forget, Melton Library & Learning Hub, May 17 2015
Melton Libraries website

Unsung Heroes of Australian History: Lest We Forget, Whitehorse-Manningham Library, May 7 2015
Whitehorse-Manningham Libraries website

Unsung Heroes of Australian History: Lest We Forget, Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre, April 24 2015
Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre website

Unsung Heroes of Australian History: Lest We Forget, Darebin Library (Preston), April 18 2015
Darebin Libraries website

Unsung Heroes of Australian History: Lest We Forget, Hume Library, Broadmeadows, April 18 2015
Hume Libraries website

Unsung Heroes of Australian History: Lest We Forget, Caroline Springs Library, April 17 2015
Melton Libraries website

Unsung Heroes of Australian History: Lest We Forget, Brunswick Music Festival, March 15 2015
Brunswick Music Festival website

Peter Russell-Clarke wine dinner, Burke & Wills Winery, Mia Mia, 14 March 2015
Burke & Wills Winery website

Frances Folk Gathering, Frances (SA), 27 February – 1 March 2015
Frances Folk Gathering website

Cygnet Folk Festival (Tas), 9-11 January 2015
Cygnet Folk Festival website

2014

Bruce Watson and Tracey Roberts at the Open Studio, Northcote, 8 Nov 2014
Open Studio website

Tablelands Folk Festival (Qld), 23-26 October 2014
Tablelands Folk Festival website

Unsung Heroes of Australian History house concert, Canberra (ACT), 20 Oct 2014

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival (NSW), 17-19 October 2014
Unsung Heroes of Australian History show.

Unsung Heroes of Australian History at Oddfellows Hall, Yass, 16 October 2014
Yassarts webpage

House Concert, Canberra, ACT, 4 October 2014

Goulburn Bush Traditions Gathering, Goulburn (NSW), 3-6 October 2014
Goulburn Bush Traditions Gathering website

Clifton Hill Hotel, Clifton Hill, 3 September 2014
Clifton Hill Wednesday Acoustic Facebook page

Newport Folk Festival, 5 July 2014
Newport Folk Festival website

Bruce Watson & Tracey Roberts, Burrinja Café, Upwey, 27 June 2014
Burrinja Café website

Unsung Heroes of Australian History at Glenlyon Hall 23 May 2014
Flyer

Unsung Heroes of Australian History at the Boite, Eltham 24 May 2014
The Boite website

Wintermoon Festival, Qld, 2-5 May 2014
Solo and with Unsung Heroes of Australian History
Wintermoon Festival website

ANZAC Eve Reflection, an event for peace
Brunswick Secondary College Auditorium, 24 April 2014
Flyer

Sunset Benefit Concert for OXFAM Ringwood East Community Hall, 6 April 2014
Flyer

Unsung Heroes of Australian History at the Albert Park Yacht Club 4 April 2014
Albert Park Port Lounge website

Burke & Wills Festival, Burke & Wills Winery (near Mia Mia, VIC), 7-10 March 2014
Burke & Wills Festival website

Moonlight vineyard concert, Minya Vineyard & Winery, 1 March 2014
As a trio with Wendy Ealey & Moira Tyers
Minya Winery & Vinyard website    Flyer

Ringwood Folk Club, 11 February 2014
Ringwood Folk Club website

Newstead Live! music festival, 24-27 January 2014
Newstead Live! website


2013

Maldon Folk Festival, 1-4 November 2013
Solo and as Bruce Watson & Tracey Roberts
Maldon Folk Festival website

Unsung Heroes of Australian History, House concert, Harcourt N, 9 November 2013
Dandura alpaca farm website

NEW ZEALAND TOUR, October 2013
Christchurch Folk Music Club, 20 October 2013
Christchurch Folk Music Club website

Devonport Folk Music Club, Auckland, 21 October 2013
Devonport Folk Music Club website

House concert, Whangerai, 23 October 2013

Wellington Folk Festival, 25-27 October 2013
Wellington Folk Festival website

Bruce Watson & Tracey Roberts, Boite World Music Café, Fitzroy, 5 October 2013
Boite website

Unsung Heroes of Australian History Flinders Island tour, 9-15 September 2013
Read about this very special trip on Bruce's blog

Chalice, Temple of Music, Northcote Uniting Church, Sunday 18 August 2013
Chalice website

The Artists Shed, Queanbeyan NSW, 4 August 2013
(Special guests, The Shiny Bum Singers). Artists Shed website

Bruce Watson & Tracey Roberts, House concert, Glen Iris, 23 June 2013
Flyer

National Celtic Festival, Portarlington, 7-10 June 2013
National Celtic Festival website

Unsung Heroes of Australian History, Snake Valley, 18 May 2013

Unsung Heroes of Australian History, The Artists Shed, Queanbeyan, 24 April 2013 Artists Shed website

Mount Beauty Music Festival, 19 – 21 April 2013
Mount Beauty Festival website

Unsung Heroes of Australian History, Gippsland Acoustic Music Club, 7 April 2013
Gippsland Acoustic Music Club website

Unsung Heroes of Australian History, Port Fairy Folk Festival, 8–11 March 2013
Port Fairy Folk Festival website

Brunswick Brickworks celebration, 17 Feb 2013
Flyer

Berwick and District Folk Club (BADfolk) Club, 15 February 2013
BADfolk website


2012

Woodford Folk Festival, 26 Dec 2012 – 2 Jan 2013
Woodford Folk Festival website

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, NSW 19-21 October 2012
Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival website

House concert, Newcastle, NSW, 18 October 2012
Newcastle Hunter Valley Folk Club website

House concert, Umina Beach, Central Coast, NSW, 17 October 2012

Folk in Foothills, Jamberoo, NSW 14 October 2012
Folk in Foothills website

The Merry Muse, Canberra 12 October 2012
Merry Muse website

Uranquinty Folk Festival 28 Sept-1 Oct 2012
Uranquinty Folk Festival website

Unsung Heroes of Australian History Humph Hall, Sydney, 26 August 2012
Humph Hall website

Unsung Heroes of Australian History The Loaded Dog Folk Club, Sydney,
25 August 2012
The Loaded Dog website

Unsung Heroes of Australian History The Merry Muse, Canberra, 24 August 2012
Merry Muse website

Unsung Heroes of Australian History The Courthouse, Auburn, SA, 29 April 2012
Courthouse Cultural Centre website

Unsung Heroes of Australian History Guthries, Adelaide SA 28 April 2012
Guthries website

Unsung Heroes of Australian History, The Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA,
27 April 2012
The Singing Gallery website

Australian Folklore Conference Canberra, 5 April 2012
Presented a paper on Australian music 'made and played' in Antarctica.
Australian Folklore Conference website

Newstead Live! Central Victoria, 26-29 January 2012
Newstead Live! website

Tamar Valley Folk Festival Tasmania, 13–15 January 2012
Tamar Valley Folk Festival website

House concert, Kingston, Tasmania, 11 January 2012

Cygnet Folk Festival Tasmania, 6–8 January 2012
Cygnet Folk Festival website


2011

Unsung Heroes of Australian History, Parkview Hotel, N.Fitzroy, 5 November 2011
www.unsungheroesofaustralianhistory.com

Maldon Folk Festival, Maldon, Central Victoria, 28-31 October 2011 www.maldonfolkfestival.com

Fleurieu Folk Festival, Willunga, SA, 21-23 October 2011
www.fleurieufolkfestival.com.au

Turning Wave Festival , Gundagai, NSW, 15-18 September 2011
www.turningwave.org.au

Unsung Heroes of Australian History: Ringwood Folk Club
Ringwood, 9 August, 2011
www.vfmc.org.au & www.unsungheroesofaustralianhistory.com

Torquay Beanie Festival, Vic, 31 July 2011

House concert, Harcourt North (Central Vic), 9 July 2011

House concert, Fisher, ACT, 26 June 2011

Wintermoon Festival, Qld, 29 April - 2 May 2011
www.wintermoonfestival.com

National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT, 21 - 26 April 2011
www.FolkFestival.asn.au

The Basin Music Festival, The Basin, Vic, 19 February 2011
www.thebasinmusic.org.au

Unsung Heroes of Australian History CD launch
The Boite, 5 March, 2011, Melbourne
www.boite.com.au & www.unsungheroesofaustralianhistory.com

Cobargo Folk Festival, NSW, 25-27 February 2011
www.cobargofolkfestival.com


2010

Music for the Soul, Northcote Uniting Church, 5 December, 2010
www.chalice.org.au

House concert, South Hobart, Tas. 24 October, 2010

Brookfield Vineyard , Margate, Tas 23 October, 2010
www.brookfieldvineyard.com

House concert, Underwood (near Launceston), Tas. 22 October, 2010

House concert, Mosman Park (Perth), WA, 13 October, 2010

Dalyellup Beach Library, Capel, WA. Children's show, 12 October, 2010

Concert, Country Womens Assn., Princep St, Bunbury, WA, 12 October, 2010

Nanga Music Festival, Dwellingup, WA 8-10 October, 2010
http://nangamusic.org.au

Turning Wave Festival, Gundagai, NSW September 11, 2010
www.turningwave.org.au

Unsung Heroes of Australian History: Darebin Music Feast,
Northcote, September 11, 2010. Unsung Heroes of Australian History flyer

Torquay Beanie Festival: Songwriting workshop & concert, August 1, 2010
Facebook event page

Songwriting workshop and concert, Humph Hall, Alambie Heights (Sydney), NSW, July 25 2010
http://humphhall.org

The Loaded Dog Folk Club, Sydney, NSW, July 24, 2010
http://jam.org.au/moxie/venues/thedog/about-the-loaded-dog-2.shtml

House concert, Ryde, NSW, 23 July, 2010

Snowy Mountains of Music: Perisher Valley, NSW, 11 – 13 June, 2010
www.snowymountainsofmusic.com.au

Balance CD launch: 29 May, 2010, The Boite, Melbourne
www.boite.com.au/pages/event_detail.php?event_id=1291

Wintermoon Festival, Qld: 30 April – 3 May, 2010
www.wintermoonfestival.com

St Albans Folk Festival, NSW: 24 – 26 April, 2010
www.snalbans.iwarp.com

National Folk Festival, ACT: 1 – 5 April, 2010
www.FolkFestival.asn.au

Yackandandah Folk Festival, Vic: 19 – 22 March, 2010
www.folkfestival.yackandandah.com/

Brunswick Music Festival, Vic: 13 March, 2010. Support for Vin Garbutt
www.brunswickmusicfestival.com.au/concert-2010-07-garbutt-watson.htm