Tuesday Night Music Group

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          Fadden September 2015

         Alex  Keith     Chris  Robert Matthew Wayne   Roy
Janine   Peter           Mark           Maria          Rosalyn
                         Roni            Tim           Julie

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 Cooleman Court September 2013

For the Canberra centenary celebrations

       Chris   Keith  Wayne  Roy     Robert      Maria    Julie  Roslyn
                    Mike     Peter         Terry       Don    Janine

We are the Monaro Folk Society Tuesday Night Music Group. The group was formed 25 years ago. We meet each Tuesday in Canberra (hence the imaginative name), taking turns to host the sessions in our own homes: for the last year we have been meeting at the Canberra Irish Club to play on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. This friendly, spacious venue suits our growing numbers. You can see some of us in the photo above at one such session.

We generally consider ourselves to be somewhere between beginners and intermediate level musicians, but what we all love about this group is that we do not have to be afraid of making mistakes. Some members have learned 2nd and 3rd instruments due to the acceptance and encouragement of this group. We have also some very experienced musicians. Safety in numbers for new people.

We play a variety of instruments including accordion, concertina, fiddle, banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, lagerphone, keyboard, ukulele, whistle, flute, recorder, percussion and guitar - occasionally harp & autoharp.

We normally play a few jigs, reels, polkas and hornpipes on any given night, but we are happy to try pretty much anything provided someone brings enough photocopies of the tune to go around (we tend to read tunes from music - but a few members can play by ear). From time to time we perform in public. In particular we ...

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It does not cost anything to join in with us so if you think you would like to come along on Tuesday, why not call

If you'd like to see us in action, take a look at our <a href="gallery.htm">picture gallery</a>.

Comments on this subsite should be sent to Keith Sayers

Sessions and Events for February 2018

6th February : Roy in Yarralumla : (6161 3236)
13th February : The Irish Club : (Julie on 6282 3523)
20th February : Darryl in Griffith : (6295 8280)
27th February : The Irish Club : (Julie on 6282 3523)

Come and join us!

For information on the Tuesday Night Music Group or more information about the next session contact Julie or phone her on 6282-3523

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