1835-The Founding of Melbourne and the Conquest of Australia

St Kilda Town Hall, 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda. Victoria

An afternoon featuring well known Tasmanian author, James Boyce, and popular singer songwriter Shane Howard. The history of white settlement has never been popular amongst non-indigenous Australians. Much easier to forget. The remarkable history of the founding of Melbourne and settlement of Victoria is no exception. These stories must be told if we are ever to achieve reconciliation and some healing of the damage done to the first Australians.

Shane Howard, John Schumann and the Red Rockin' Dirt Band

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National Folk Festival, Exhibition Park , Canberra. ACT

The National Folk Festival is an Australian family-oriented celebration attended by over 50,000 people.

Shane Howard Trio

Clarendon Theatre, 68A Lurline St, Katoomba NSW 2780

‘Deeper South’ is an album that redefines the boundaries of Australian folk music and reinvigorates it with poetic and musical mastery. The musical influences are as diverse as jazz, blues, country, Australian folk music and the deep well of traditional Celtic music. On this album, Shane’s great musicality is enriched by the accomplished playing of John Hudson (Guitar/Dobro) and Ewen Baker (Fiddle/Mandolin). The live show rocks and rolls, like a boat ploughing deep into Antarctic waters, set free from the troubles that beset the land, sailing wildly into the tempest of mighty squalls. Gentler songs are deeply meditative, picture the calm, glassy, seas of Summer. Irish and Scottish tunes flow in and out, like ocean currents. This is true folk music, but not as we know it!

Shane Howard Trio

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St Albans Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

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

Shane Howard Trio

Coolangatta Estate, 335 Bolong Rd, Coolangatta NSW 2535

The Shane Howard Trio will be playing at Coolangatta Estate on Friday, 10 May to support A Taste of Paradise – Tim and Andy Francis’ permaculture and organic farm between Berry and Gerringong that has helped hundreds of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Fundraising Shoalhaven is staging the charity night to help A Taste of Paradise continue its great work with children aged five to 18, who are referred to its day programs by government child welfare workers and welfare agencies. The children spend time on the farm with the animals and the environment, being introduced to new skills while they are mentored and assisted to overcome the difficulties they are encountering in their lives.

Shane Howard Trio @ Acoustic Picnic

The Music Lounge @ The Builders Club , 18-20 Fisher Rd, Dee Why NSW 2099

The Acoustic Picnic presents Shane Howard Trio

John Schumann and Shane Howard

Groundwater Festival, Gold Coast

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