Peninsula Folk Club
The Peninsula Folk Club meet on the first Sunday of each month from February to November at the The Frankston Bowls Club, corner of William St and Yuille St. Frankston. The Bowling Club provides light meals and snacks and drinks at bar prices on club nights. Ample car parking is available and the venue has wheelchair access if required.
Entry on club nights is $5 for members and $8 for non-members.
The May club night is on Sunday May 5th and features a Ukulele Workshop, Concert and Headline Act.
The Workshop 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Karen and I are running the May Workshop (Ukulele) at The Peninsula Folk Club on Sunday May 5th. This seems now to be a regular feature on the PFC program.
The workshop will run from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, and an “on stage” performance from the workshop attendees will follow as part of the evening’s Concert.
We would like the performance to include guest solos by some of the very good musicians who are involved with PFC. Sally Carter (Fiddle) has agreed already, and Belinda Gibson is talking to 9 Mile Creek band members who would play mandolin and banjo.
The song we are planning to do is “Wagon Wheel”. If you listen to Old Crow Medicine Band you will see that this will work very well.
The Concert 6:30pm – 9:30pm
The main event of the night is the concert, with a Headline Act and ‘Spots’ for Peninsula Folk Club members and guests to perform. It’s also mealtime and a chance to share a drink with friends and other music fans.
SPUKES Performance Spot
SPUKES have been asked to perform a spot which would be 3 songs.
Deep Ellum Blues
With Glen Furze as lead vocalist. We do this song well, and Glen will give it a new lease of life.
Another song we do very well. The coconuts bring an element of humour and this is perfect for a group who don’t take themselves too seriously yet somehow come up with entertaining enjoyable music. At St. Marks Easter Fete we noticed Max adding an extra element with his “Water” responses. It’s a song which has not been flogged to death around the traps, and will go down well.
I’ll Fly Away
Listening to the group performing this at the unscheduled School Holiday gathering we thought that this would be a perfect song to finish with. Someone took a video and sent it to us – it’s really good. Singing is spot on and the rhythm sets a new standard for ukulele groups.
Karen and Alan’s Spot
Karen and I have also been asked to do a spot – again 3 songs. Have not decided on what we will do, but it will be different , and we will do our best to keep up the excellent standards of SPUKES.
The Headline Act
This year “Nine Mile Creek” (Bluegrass Band) is the headline act. We have heard them many times and their music is authentic and worth the modest admission price on its own.
Nine Mile Creek is a bluegrass band playing traditional and original bluegrass, with a touch of swing. Fans of the bluegrass genre appreciate Nine Mile Creek’s fresh approach. Full-on up tempo rhythms underpinned by Andrew’s bass and Doug’s guitar are a feature of the band’s sound.
This provides a platform from where Mark’s hard driving mandolin and Colin’s banjo brings traditional bluegrass tunes to life. Lead vocal duties are shared, and two, three and four part harmonies make for an exciting, toe-tapping musical experience.
If you haven’t been before – the meals are good value, drinks are cheap and the entertainment is always good.
Can you let us know if you can join in?
We had a good time last year and the year before. SPUKES have come so far in the last 12 months so this year should be something else !
If we get some idea of numbers we’ll ask PFC to reserve a couple of tables for us.
We hope to see a strong contingent from SPUKES for both the Workshop and the Concert. It’s not often we get to perform in such a social atmosphere.