What's On In The South Burnett Today?

Folkies Flock To Maidenwell

Filed under Arts News, Breaking News, Front2, Latest News

Jane Erkens, from Nanango, and Alison Bell, from Brisbane are two of the main movers and shakers behind the twice-yearly musical event in Maidenwell

March 27, 2018

Maidenwell’s twice-yearly folk gathering at the local pub attracted a good crowd earlier this month, despite it clashing this year with the annual Wine and Food in the Park Festival in Kingaroy.

The “gathering” is just that … small groups spontaneously gathering on the rear verandah and decks of the Maidenwell Hotel for mini jam sessions.

Some musicians even wend their way down to Coomba Falls for an en plein air experience.

The musicians started arriving at the pub on the Friday, setting up camp around the building.

Most stayed and played until Sunday afternoon.

On Saturday night, a free blackboard concert was held in the dining room, which pub patrons watched as they enjoyed their meals.

The next folk gathering at the Maidenwell Hotel will be held on October 5-7.

Getting ready to entertain the diners on Saturday night … Terry Jacobs and Cassie Murphy

Alison Bell, Joan O’Brian, Linda Hart and Graham “Bop” Bell were having fun during the blackboard concert; Alison and Pop (now married) first met at the Maidenwell Folk Festival

The dining room at the Maidenwell Hotel was filled for the free Saturday night concert

Protect yourself from COVID-19 - click hereEat fresh at Anderssons Fruit Market - click here

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *