The GoTwos are going back into the recording studio to finish their album

The creative flow is upon us

Rosie and Nigel have been recording at Stranded Studios with Bowen Shakallis. Quentin Fraser is playign bass , dobro and flat pick guitar . They are back to it after a  break as life got in the way and will have an album by the Spring of 2024 

Previous events

The Paper Collar Pickers and The GoTwos

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Petersham bowling club, 77 Brighton st Petersham, Sydney

The Papercollar Pickers are Rod Vervest and Craig Sinclair, two musicians hailing from WA’s south coast, who share a common love for ragtime guitar, close vocal harmonies and Albany’s granite coastline. This likely pair came together in 2010 to provide the rhythmic engine room for popular WA acoustic stringband the Pepperjacks, honing their tasty dual thumb-picking arrangements and single microphone technique. Now on opposite sides of the country (they are both inter-generational and inter-jurisdictional) they reunite in happy moments to celebrate the old stories, the old tunes and the mighty right thumb of old Big Bill Broonzy. The Go Twos (Rosie & Nigel) are both well established in the Folk and festival scene, having played in numerous bands and line ups, apart and together. It is the music they play together that shines with an intimate and heartfelt intensity that shimmers in the ether between performer & listener. Rosie and Nigel draw upon the rhythmic and melodic lines that weave through the folk tradition and present their own material which they are currently recording for their debut CD. Their music is a joyful antidote to current hard times.

$26 via the Try booking site or tickets at the door

The Go Twos play Jerry day!

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Gumbramorra Hall Addi Rd Community centre , 142 Addison rd , Marrickville

The absolutely amazing Gumbramorra Hall with a capacity of 500+ audience at #addiroad community centre, awaits eagerly with patience to host the JDA 2023 on August 5th this year! Just imagine how cool and psychedelic the auditorium will turn out to be with the liquid light shows on those mammoth ceiling and the walls of the room, from our light artist ! Theres also going to be a lot more happening outside the hall on the grassland with food trucks, tie dye clothing, henna tattoo art, dj music and what not all through the day around you. get ready everyone !!! JERRY DAY Australia Saturday 5th of August The only place to be for a daylong party of Music, Love, Harmony and Peace Artist lineup and Tickets to be released THIS WEEKEND !!!!

Antipodeans & We Mavericks -A taste of folk-Bundanoon folk festival fundraiser

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Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 15 Church St , Bundanoon

On Gundungurra Country - Welcome to this Fundraising event for Bundanoon Folk Festival - Two bands to give you a taste of the wonderful venues and acts you will be able to experience on the last weekend of November. The natural acoustics and ambience of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church Bundanoon are exquisite.

We Mavericks - Musical twins and mavericks besides, they’re folk that resembles everything else: Bringing challenging originals, entertaining stories and incredible energy, this new duo packs emotional punches but have songs to heal the scars.

Originally from the NSW Riverina and NZ respectively, Lindsay Martin’s masterful strings and vocal meets songstress Victoria Vigenser’s magnificent voice and driving rhythms in a connection that is hard to describe. They're known already for uniquely gritty, evocative songs with echoes of their love for Americana and Celtic traditional music amongst the harmonies.

Coming together for just a handful of performances in 2018, audiences gave the duo no choice but to continue. Their original collaboration has been making a bold mark on both sides of the Tasman after only a couple of years performing - a steep and fast rise to Australasian festivals and shows has seen the duo selected as a showcase artist for Folk Alliance International 2022, nominated “Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa | Best Folk Artist” 2022 and 2020 in the Aotearoa (New Zealand) Music Awards, nominated “Best Contemporary Duo/Group/Ensemble” 2021 Australian Folk Music Awards, and the 2020 recipients of Australia’s Troubadour Foundation Award.

Antipodeans - Take 2 avid and mellifluous folk singers, add 2 top notch bluegrass instrumentalists in folk mode and press play! The initial spark, lit way back on a magic folk festival session , has come to fruition.. Antipodeans bring the joy of the folk song back into full focus with best loved and wild sourced ballads and tunes. The harmonic blending of voices and instruments gives a new insight and joyful interpretation of classic folk songs and originals .All band members are well known in the folk scene and beyond . Antipodeans débuted recently at the Cobargo folk festival and were received by enthusiastic audience response.

Nigel Lever- (our Illustrious leader) Mandolin, Octave mandolin ,Guitar, Vocals Rosie McDonald- Vocals, Guitar, Bouzouki Quentin Fraser-Dobro, Double Bass, Guitar, Vocals Anthony Woolcott- Vocals, Bodhran


St Albans folk festival

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St Albans, St Albans

The Go Two's plus multi instrumentalist Quentin Fraser will play St Albans folk festival. St Albans Folk Festival, held over a weekend close to Anzac Day, is home to quality Traditional & Contemporary Folk Music, Australian Bush Music, Music Sessions, Workshops, Dances, Poetry and Children’s Activities. The event showcases local and international performers, song writers and musicians. The festival runs a market of food, produce and other stalls. Patrons travel for the day or camp on the banks of the McDonald River 20 kms from Wisemans Ferry in the beautiful Hawkesbury River area, North of Sydney and West of Gosford. The village has one of the oldest pubs in Australia, the Settlers Arms

The Go Two's @ The Shack

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The Shack folk club at Ted Blackwood hall, The corner of Jackson and Boondah rds , Warriewood, Sydney

The Shack Live Music Club presents acoustic, modern and traditional live music on the 1st Saturday of each month. The line-up for 1st April is:

Rory Ellis & Christian Marsh

The Merrivales

The Go Two's

See website ( for more details. BYO drinks and nibbles. Book online and please advise separately if you want to be seated with others if you didn’t book as one party. Contacts: or Rhonda 0413 635 856. Facebook event :

Tickets $25 members/Conc or $30

Antipodeans at the Cobargo folk festival

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Cobargo Showground , 77 Avernus St, , Cobargo, NSW 2550

Cobargo folk festival 2023 We have a brand new line up called Antipodeans ! Take 2 avid and mellifluous folk singers, add 2 topnotch bluegrass instrumentalists in folk mode and press play. The Antipodeans bring the joy of the folk song back into full focus with best loved and wild sourced ballads and tunes to wrap around the songs. With influences from Irish, Scottish, English, American and Australian folk tradition delight in the harmonies and energy of this new line up. Catch this rare and first sighting debut gig at the Cobargo folk festival .

The Go Two's at the Northern beaches festival

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Narrabeen Tram shed Arts and community centre, 1395A Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen NSW 2101, Sydney

The idyllic surrounds of Narrabeen Lakes merge delightfully with the aroma of multi-cultural foods and the sweet sounds of music and children laughing. Northern Beaches Music Festival welcomes you to the joyous and harmonious bringing together of culture, music, dance, food, customs and fun!As you wonder from stage to stage, you will be spoilt for choice by the plethora of local and international talent from all music genres. Variety is the flavour of the day, from a Nepalese curry to a Serbian wrap, from exotic clothes to that extraordinary hat, from a funky blues band to youthful pop, from face painting to circus acts, every turn will stimulate and exquisitely indulge all the senses. Families on the grass, kiddies in the park, lights in the dark, banjos, guitars, trumpets and violins, drums and base, music from all over the place, the music festival will have you singing and dancing, swinging and swaying and staying all night long. So kick off your heals, let down your hair, sip on some wine and forget all your cares. Bring family and friends, they’re all welcome here, by far the best event of the year.

The Northern Beaches Music Festival is an annual not-for-profit community based music festival that has been successfully operating for the last nine years. It has been created and operated through the amalgamation of four not-for-profit music and folk clubs on the northern beaches: The Shack, Fairlight Folk, Humph Hall and The Fig. The common aim for the festival is to provide the infrastructure and opportunities for musicians and other performing artists to play to an appreciative audience. We are all about supporting live music! On Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th November 2022 Varied artists


For Folks Sake

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Petersham bowling club, 77 Brighton st Petersham, Sydney

💥Sydney NOW presents FOR FOLK SAKE! 💥 ~ live original music on the first Thursday of the month ~ at The Petersham Bowling Club TICKETS ON SALE NOW VIA MOSHTIX - see linkWINTER STARLINGS Folk rock is a long-established sound, borne from the late 60s/early 70s explosion of transatlantic albums released by the likes of Fairport Convention, The Byrds, CSNY and more. Over the decades, the jangly guitars and freewheeling melodies have evolved and merged with the likes of indie rock, power pop and country to form the loose conglomerate that is Americana music. In 2022, Sydney group Winter Starlings draw on that rich history with the release of their second single, the jangly and propulsive, uplifting and optimistic burst of sunlight that is 'Arise'. Singer songwriter Robin Fitzgerald formed the alternate folk rock band in 2019 with seasoned fellow musicians Jack Dunn (electric guitar & vocals), Peter Marley (double bass & vocals) and Tony Bibby (drums) to bring his original material to life with a warm acoustic/electric feel and the group's trademark vocal harmonies. Their music has a diverse range of influences, from the iconoclast that is Neil Young to alternate folk & Americana artists such as Ryan Adams and Jason Isbell and great Australian storytellers and poets such as Paul Kelly and Dan Sultan.

🌵 🌵 🌵 CHRISTOPHER MASON Growing up literally a stone’s throw away from the border of The Wollemi National Park in New South Wales, Australia, Christopher Mason was gifted boundless opportunity to wander and discover. A slow paced life, days were lost in thought and the creativity that an upbringing away from towns and cities brings. That creativity matured into a love for music and a passion for writing that has seen Chris travel the country performing and sharing stories. He is currently putting finishing touches on an album to follow up his 2019 EP, Merciful Arms.

🌵 🌵 🌵 THE GO TWOS Rosie McDonald and Nigel Lever are both well established in the folk, bluegrass and festival scene, having played in numerous bands and lineups, apart and together, including RAPT, The Willing Ponies, Seanchas, Acoustic Shock, and The Trippy Hippy band. It is the music they play together that shines with an intimate and heartfelt intensity that shimmers in the ether between performer and listener. Rosie and Nigel draw upon rhythmic and melodic lines to weave story and energy into their sound. They have been refining their sound in the past few years with new songs emerging following the Sydney lockdowns. Their music is a joyful antidote to current challenging times.

🌵 🎟 🎟 🎟 TICKETS Tickets are $20 and must be booked in advance. You can grab them from Moshtix soon.

💪🏽 💪🏽 💪🏽 VOLUNTEER WITH For Folk Sake We don't want anyone to miss out on the soul-filling experience of live music therefore volunteers receive a free ticket in exchange for assisting on the night. We are most happy to exchange tickets for other services including graphic design/ social media/ marketing, photography, door person duties, live stream or videography. Let's talk! To register as a volunteer, click here:

🍔 🍷 FOOD & BEVERAGE Local artisanal beer and wine will be available to purchase along with the most medicinal of spirits. The bistro will be open to cater to your tastebuds with a smile, until 9pm 🙂

👬 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩 👫 INVITE YOUR FRIENDS And like our Facebook page for future events: We are also on Insta @forfolksakesydney

🎪 🎪 🎪 THE VENUE The Petersham Bowling Club is a family friendly venue in Sydney's inner west that supports live music with gusto and is proudly pokie free. Run by local volunteers who keep the veggie patch colourful and cold glasses overflowing, the heart and soul of Petersham is at 77 Brighton St and has an interesting story. We are proud to support this iconic venue and keep the disco ball spinning.

The Petersham Bowling Club acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which this show takes place and pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and emerging and extend those respects to the First Nations peoples of NSW and beyond. See less


Following their Bali sabbatical, Joe Flower & Harmony Breeze have returned to Australia; Rose of Cimarron is back after touring Scandinavia; Yossarian has returned after ten weeks at a Vipassana meditation retreat; Billy Shears has returned from the grave. The reformed Trippy Hippy Band are main lining Gummy Bears in preparation for a one night only stand at the 19th hole Balgowlah Golf Club, Saturday July 9th. Be there or be somewhere else. It's gonna be humongous, like far out! You'll see.... TICKETS ON SALE NOW


EP Launch: "Mothers of the Nation" - Rosie McDonald & Cliona Molins

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Leichhardt Bowling Club, 88-92 Piper Street, Lilyfield NSW 2040

EP Launch: "Mothers of the Nation" - Songs of the Parramatta Female Factory, featuring Rosie McDonald & Cliona Molins with Ann Palumbo, Jacqui McPhee & Nigel Lever. Commissioned to write a suite of songs for the Bicentennial of the opening of the Parramatta Female Factory, Rosie & Cliona will not only celebrate the convict women of the Female Factory, but will also sing of the resilience of other unsung female heroes of our local history, from Sydney Harbour to the Blue Mountains.

Adult - $26


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Parramatta Female Factory , 5 Fleet Street , North Parramatta

On Sunday 21st February 2021 the Parramatta Female Factory Friends & the community will commemorate the day 109 convict women and 71 children were moved under military escort from the ‘old ‘ factory above the gaol on Gaol Green to the ‘new’ Governor Lachlan Macquarie commissioned Factory where another chapter in female convict history began.

There will be a re-enactment walk from Prince Alfred Square to 5 Fleet Street. The arrival of the walkers will mark the beginning of the commemoration.

A reflection, honouring the convict women, will take place at the Parramatta Female Factory Commemorative Wall and will be followed by the debut performance of a specially commissioned song suite by renowned musicians, Cliona Molins and Rosie McDonald.

Parramatta Female Factory Friends invite you to join us at the Factory site at for this special occasion, when we will commemorate the lives of the Female Factory women. Registration opens at 10.30am for 11:00am start.