Gig History

NOTE: Maureen no longer keeps this gig guide current but they’re retained so you can see a little of her experience. For the latest information on where/when she is playing, please:

December 2011
14th – Savoy Supper Club at the New Lambton Community Centre. http://midweekmusic.wordpress.com. Profits go to Heart magazine/Folk in Broke.

November 2011
9th – Savoy Supper Club at the New Lambton Community Centre. http://midweekmusic.wordpress.com. Profits go to Heart magazine/Folk in Broke.

October 2011
12th – Savoy Supper Club at the New Lambton Community Centre. http://midweekmusic.wordpress.com. Profits go to Heart magazine/Folk in Broke.

September 2011
14th – Savoy Supper Club at the New Lambton Community Centre. http://midweekmusic.wordpress.com. Profits go to Heart magazine/Folk in Broke.
24th – Women Up Front Concert featuring local Hunter musicians. Fundraiser for Heart magazine.

August 2011
6th – SOUP! Concert at the Royal Exchange Theatre, 32-34 Bolton Street, Newcastle NSW from 8pm. Tickets $20pp includes a cup of soup. Book at the theatre on (02) 4929 4969.
10th – Savoy Supper Club at the New Lambton Community Centre. http://midweekmusic.wordpress.com. Profits go to Heart magazine/Folk in Broke.

July 2011
2nd – Fundraiser for Folk in Broke Festival, New Lambton Community Centre.
13th – Savoy Supper Club at the New Lambton Community Centre. http://midweekmusic.wordpress.com. Profits go to Heart magazine/Folk in Broke.

May 2011
14th-15th – Lovedale Long Lunch, Hunter Valley.

March 2011
16th – Borderless, the Irish/Australian connection from a woman’s perspective, at the Royal Exchange Theatre, 32-34 Bolton Street, Newcastle. Tix $20pp. Bookings on (02) 4929 4969.
28th-April 4th – South East Queensland Tour. Email for details or to book a House Concert.

November 2010
5th-7th – Folk in Broke Festival, Broke, Hunter Valley, NSW.
13th – ‘G-Rated at the RX’ Comedy Night at the RX Theatre. Tix $20pp. Bookings on (02) 4929 4969.

September 2010
3rd-15th – Woman In The House Tour. Visiting: Illawarra Folk Club, Wollongong; Araluen; Bermagui; Yuin Folk Club; Nyngan; Cobar; Gundagai.
16th-19th – The Turning Wave Festival, Gundagai. www.turningwave.org.au

August 2010
29th – Tour Launch for Women in the House at the Royal Exchange Theatre, 32-34 Bolton Street, Newcastle NSW from 7.30pm. Tickets $12pp.

July 2010
24th-25th – Between the Lines is a new theatre production, including original music by Maureen O’Brien, at the Royal Exchange Theatre, 32-34 Bolton Street, Newcastle NSW from 8pm. Tickets $14pp. Book at the theatre on (02) 4929 4969. See the poster under Media Releases.

June 2010
19th – SOUP! Concert at the Royal Exchange Theatre, 32-34 Bolton Street, Newcastle NSW from 7.30pm. Tickets $12; includes soup. Book at the theatre on (02) 4929 4969.
26th – Olive Table Long Lunch, Whispering Brook, Broke,NSW from 12.30pm.

April 2010
3rd – Gartlemann Wines, Lovedale, Hunter Valley.
23rd-26th –St Albans Festival near Wisemans Ferry, Sydney. www.snalbans.iwarp.com

March 2010
Second weekend (13th) – Rocking at the Racecourse Festival. www.rocknattheracecourse.com
14th – The Playhouse Cafe, Barraba, 12-3pm.
17th – St Pat’s Day at Shenanigans, Maitland, from 1.00pm.
19th-20th – John O’Brien Festival,  Nerandera. www.johnobrien.org.au

December 2009
Various private christmas functions throughout Nov/Dec including Waterview Restaurant, Berowra Waters, Sydney.
15th – Jacks Bar and Grill, Erina.

November 2009
Various private christmas functions throughout Nov/Dec including Waterview Restaurant, Berowra Waters, Sydney.

October 2009
6th – Sunday Seafood Blues at Waterview Restaurant, Berowra Waters, Sydney, 12-3pm. Further information on (02) 9456 2633.
6th – Guest Speaker at Hornsby ladies Probus, Sydney.
16th-18th – Foodbowl Festival, Namurkah, Victoria.
TBA – Touring southern NSW and Victoria.

September 2009
6th – Sunday Seafood Blues at Waterview Restaurant, Berowra Waters, Sydney, 12-3pm. Further information on (02) 9456 2633.
17th-19th – The Turning Wave Festival, Gundagai. More information.
27th-28th – Two days of pure entertainment at Gartelmann Wines, 701 Lovedale Road, Pokolbin, Hunter Valley from 11.30am-3.30pm.

August 2009
2nd – Sunday Seafood Blues at Waterview Restaurant, Berowra Waters, Sydney, 12-3pm. Further information on (02) 9456 2633.

July 2009
5th – Sunday Seafood Blues at Waterview Restaurant, Berowra Waters, Sydney, 12-3pm. Further information on (02) 9456 2633.
18th – Cafe de la Nuit SOUP! concert 7pm, Lake Macquarie. Email Maureen for details of the night and bookings.
28th – Private function: Coalfields/Kurri Diabetes Association Christmas In July, Kurri Bowling Club, Hunter Valley, 11am.

June 2009
7th – Sunday Seafood Blues at Waterview Restaurant, Berowra Waters, Sydney, 12-3pm. Further information on (02) 9456 2633.

May 2009
3rd – Sunday Seafood Blues at Waterview Restaurant, Berowra Waters, Sydney, 12-3pm. Further information on (02) 9456 2633.
10th – Mother’s Day Music in the Podium, Warners Bay.
28th – Private function: Ian’s 60th, Shenanigans, Maitland, Hunter Valley, 8pm.
28th – Maitland Mall Markets, Hunter Valley, 10am-2pm.

April 2009
5th – Sunday Seafood Blues at Waterview Restaurant, Berowra Waters, Sydney, 12-3pm. Further information on (02) 9456 2633.
12th – Easter Sunday Seafood Blues at Waterview Restaurant, Berowra Waters,  Sydney, 12-3pm. Further information on (02) 9456 2633.
24th – Broke HVPA community event at Willows Cafe, Village Store, Broke, Hunter Valley. All welcome and no charge.
25th – The View Factory, Newcastle, 8pm. Dine, or just come along for drinks/coffee in Newcastle’s newest live music venue. CANCELLED – VENUE CLOSING.

March 2009
7th – The Shack, Narabeen.
15th – Wickham Park Hotel, Newcastle, 2-5pm.
22nd – Gartelmann Wines, 701 Lovedale Road, Lovedale [Pokolbin], vintage car club display and live music, 11.30am-3.30pm.
28th – The View Factory, Newcastle, 8pm. Dine, or just come along for drinks/coffee in Newcastle’s newest live music venue. CANCELLED – VENUE CLOSING.
29th – Sunday Seafood Blues at Waterview Restaurant, Berowra Waters, Sydney, 12-3pm. Further information on (02) 9456 2633.

February 2009
28th – The View Factory, Newcastle, 8pm. Dine, or just come along for drinks/coffee in Newcastle’s newest live music venue. CANCELLED – VENUE CLOSING.

January 2009
3rd – The View Factory, Newcastle.
31st – The View Factory, Newcastle, 8pm. Dine, or just come along for drinks/coffee in Newcastle’s newest live music venue.

December 2008
7th – “Weplan4you” client function, Castle Hill, Sydney.
10th – East Maitland Ladies Probus Club Christmas Luncheon.
21st – Carols in the Park, Broke, Hunter Valley.

November 2008
31 Oct – 2 Nov – Folk in Broke Festival, Broke, Hunter Valley, NSW. www.folkinbroke.com.au
13th – Diners Market, Maitland Mall, 5-8.30pm.
20th – Buttai Barn, Hunter Valley, 11am.
21st – Live & Local at Diggers @ The Entrance, Central Coast, 8pm.

October 2008
12th –  Regal Theatre fundraising concert, Adamstown, 3.30pm.
29th – Australian Women’s diary launch, Newcastle Jockey Club, 7pm.
31 Oct – 2 Nov – Folk in Broke Festival, Broke, Hunter Valley, NSW. www.folkinbroke.com.au

September 2008
20th – MAD For Children Fundraiser at Hunter Christian Church, Kahibah.
27th – Art exhibition opening at Merran Kilgour (Cork) Gallery, Halcyon Cottage, Jesmond, 2pm.

August 2008
9th – Lion’s Club Ball, Western Suburbs Leagues Club, Newcastle.
22nd – Merry Muse Folk Club, Canberra, 9pm. Presenting the Borderless project, a female perspective on the Irish-Australian connection.
24th – Oxford Tavern, Dooralong Lodge Resort, 2-4pm.

June 2008
12th – Shenanigans, Maitland, 7pm.
29th – Buttai Barn, 11am.

May 2008
18th – Music & High Tea, Lakelands Community Centre, Warners Bay from 4-7pm. $20pp. All ages welcome.
29th – House Concert, Bateau Bay.
30th – The Other Place Cafe, Hamilton from 7.30pm.

April 2008
24-27th – St Albans Music Festival

March 2008
1st – presenting the BORDERLESS performance workshop (exploring the Australian/Irish connection from a woman’s perspective – original songs/stories & anecdotes) at Newcastle Folk Club, Beaumont St. Hamilton. Check with the Folk Club for ticket prices.
6th – Performing with the JAMES HAUPTMANN band which is touring from Melbourne (they’re sensational!) at The Wheelshop, Honeysuckle. Tickets $25pp includes light meal. Bookings essential.
8th – Performing at Amnesty concert at Wickham Park Hotel, Islington from 3pm.
9th – Performing at the International Women’s Day event in Woy Woy from 1.30pm.
11th-18th – touring Perth, WA.
20th – The last of the regular gigs at The Wheelshop, Honeysuckle, Newcastle. $20pp includes delicious light meal.
26th – Irish Night with Egan Family plus Harp&Song at The Wheelshop, Honeysuckle. Tickets $20pp includes light meal. Bookings essential. This will be the final live music performance at The Wheelshop (it’s closing to be converted into a museum) so it’ll be an Irish wake to farewell Newcastle’s most unique live performance venue.

February 2008
13th – Roaring 20’s night with David Baker, Russ Redford, Stephanie Cannon and more at The Wheelshop, Honeysuckle. Tickets $20pp includes light meal. Bookings essential.
21st – Performing with Lenore Bower, her new duo and their new material at The Wheelshop, Honeysuckle. Tickets $20pp includes light meal. Bookings essential.
27th – Perfoming with the Chas Webb band at The Wheelshop, Honeysuckle. Tickets $20pp includes light meal. Bookings essential.

January 2008
30th – New Ebb & Flow album launch plus guest artists at the Teralba Community Hall.

December 2007
2nd – Private function: ihatebudgets corporate Christmas party. www.ihatebudgets.com.au
6th – Wheelshop Family Christmas. Party night, wear yer dancing shoes, house band, guest artists, comedy, more… $20pp includes light dinner plate, short bites menu also available.
14th – East Maitland Ladies Probus Club, Private function.
15th – Private function: Readymix corporate Christmas party.
16th – Carols in the Park, Broke, in the beautiful Hunter Valley vineyards, 6-8pm.

November 2007
1st – Women in the Wheelshop, 6-9pm, The Wheelshop, Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle. Bookings essential. $20pp includes light meal. Dinner and drinks extra.
3rd-4th – Folk in Broke Festival, Broke, NSW.
11th – Willow Restaurant, Morpeth, NSW, 12-3pm.
16th-18th – Music at the Creek Festival, Braidwood, NSW.
25th – Willow Restaurant, Morpeth, NSW, 12-3pm.
TBA – Touring Western NSW to Southern NSW with Hachabel. Tour dates and venues to be posted progressively.

October 2007
18th – Women in the Wheelshop, 6-9pm, The Wheelshop, Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle. Bookings essential. $20pp includes light meal. Dinner and drinks extra.
21st – MAD for Children, 3-5pm Squids Ink, Belmont, Fundraiser for Robins Nest Childrens Homes, www.robinsnestchildrenshomes.com , Email for further information.
28th – Willow Restaurant, Morpeth, NSW 12-3pm.

September 2007
8th – Women in the Winery, 6pm, a lineup of talented female artists from around the region plus support from Dave Pudney on Double Bass & Keys.
14th-15th – The Turning Wave Festival, Gundagai. Great little festival in its second year with a fantastic line-up of talent. Don’t miss out!
20th – Women in the Wheelshop, 6-9pm, The Wheelshop, Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle. Bookings essential. $20pp includes light meal. Dinner and drinks extra.
22nd – Cafe Renaissance, Cooranbong.
29th – SOUP! the second concert in the series – with a blend of this ‘n that, some very tasty artists on the program! Teralba Community Hall, starts 7pm, Tickets $12 includes a cup of homemade soup. Bring friends!

August 2007
12th – Dekk Barr, Terrigal, 5.30pm. Tickets at the door. Children welcome.
16th – Women in the Wheelshop, 6-9pm, The Wheelshop, Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle. Bookings essential. $20pp includes light meal. Dinner and drinks extra.
24th – The Other Place cafe, Georges Arcade, Beaumont St, Hamilton, 7.30pm.
31st – The Wheelshop Blues Birthday Bash from 6pm at The Wheelshop, Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle. 50s/60s theme with good old rock ‘n roll plus guest artists. We dare you to wear your bobby socks!
TBA – Queensland Tour dates and venues to be posted progressively.

July 2007
7th – Basic Stagecraft one-day workshop, covering a range of technical skills and performance techniques for musicians. Email for details including cost.
8th – Dekk Barr, Terrigal, 5.30pm. Tickets at the door. Children welcome.
14th – Saturday Night SOUP, Teralba Community Hall, 7pm. Featuring a variety of local artists. Tickets $12 includes a bowl of soup.
20th – Dekk Barr, Terrigal, 7.30pm. Tickets at the door. Children welcome.
26th – Women in the Wheelshop, Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle, 6.30pm. Tickets $20 includes soup and bread.

June 2007
8th – Dekk Barr, Terrigal, 7pm. Tickets $5 at the door. Children welcome.
10th – Dekk Barr, Terrigal, 5pm. Gold coin donation. Children welcome.
16th – Women Upfront concert, Lake Macquarie. Venue and ticket price TBA.
30th – Women Upfront concert, Hunter Valley. Venue and ticket price TBA.

May 2007
6th – MAD For Children benefit concert, Warners Bay, 3-5pm. An afternoon in the garden with Music Art Devonshire Tea. Tickets $15 pp.
13th – Mother’s Day concert, The Podium, Warners Bay Foreshore, Lake Macquarie, 12-3pm.
19th – Illawarra Folk Club, City Diggers Club, Wollongong.
25th – BarMe, Sydney, with Hachabel. Dinner & Show: $30. Show only: $20. Bookings essential on (02) 9368 0894 or reservations at reservations@barme.com.au Venue: BarMe, 154 Brougham St, Kings Cross, Sydney. www.barme.com.au
26th – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW, 8pm. Ticket price TBA.
TBA – Southern NSW Tour dates and venues to be posted progressively.

April 2007
20th-22nd – St Albans Folk Festival. More info at www.snalbans.iwarp.com

March 2007
28th – Gaelic Club, 64 Devonshire St, Surry Hills, Sydney. Duo with Raffaele Giamapolo.

February 2007
4th – Crowne Plaza, Newcastle, 11am-2pm.
9th-11th – Goulburn Blues Fest, street performance only from Paragon Cafe site, alternating half hourly with Indiana Phoenix from midday Saturday through to Sunday evening.
14th – Cafe Renaissance, Cooranbong, 6.30pm. Bookings on (02) 4977 1662.
18th – Crowne Plaza, Newcastle, 11am-2pm.

January 2007
14th – Crowne Plaza, Newcastle, 11am-2pm.
26th – Australia Day performance, Dunedoo.
27th – Singleton RSC, York Street, Singleton, 8pm-12pm.
28th – Crowne Plaza, Newcastle, 11am-2pm.
31st – NEW ALBUM LAUNCH. Concert with guest artists, The Wheelshop, Honeysuckle, 7.30pm. Bookings and tickets available now – contact Maureen direct.

December 2006
10th – Christmas Concert, Shenanigans, 1pm.

November 2006
4th – Support for Kate Fagan, Dobell House, Wangi.
12th – Coal ‘n’ Curry Reunion Concert, Cessnock.
17th – Teralba Public School Fete, 3pm.
17th – Music in the Park, Warners Bay, 6pm.
25th – Woy Woy Peninsula Theatre, supporting That’s That.

October 2006
TBC – House concert, Lake Macquarie.
12th – Corporate function.
18th – Private function.

September 2006
2nd – Tongue & Groove Cafe, Brisbane. http://www.tng.net.au
13th-17th – Turning Wave Festival, Gundagai.
15th – World Jazz with Gregg Telian at Cootamundra Arts & Cultural Centre.
21st – Hideaway Cafe, Wollongong, with Gregg Telian.
22nd – City Diggers Club, Wollongong, 8pm, with Gregg Telian & Happy Feet.
South Coast NSW tour: more dates on the way.

August 2006
1st – Interview on Radio ABC 1233, 2.30pm.
13th – Broads of Blues, The Wheelshop Blues, Honeysuckle, Newcastle. Further enquiries to enquiries@honeysucklemarkets.com.au or 0408 305 445.
19th – Vonda Youngman Community Centre, Mt Tamborine, 7.30pm.
23rd – The Vue, Merthyr St, New Farm. ***NOTE: NEW VENUE***
24th – Mad Ass Folk Club, Brisbane.
25th – Tongue & Groove Cafe, Brisbane. http://www.tng.net.au
27th – Woodford Community Hall, Woodford, Queensland, 2pm.
31st – The Verve Cafe, Brisbane.
Queensland tour: more dates on the way.

July 2006
15th – Aussie Bush Christmas in July at Quacker’s Restaurant, Ducks Crossing, Eleebana.

June 2006
1st-5th – Central West Lightening Tour. Dates and venues coming soon.
8th – Winemakers’ Dinner, Tuscany Estate, Pokolbin.
10th – Jazz trio Smoothazz at Sandy Foot Cafe, Shoal Bay, 4-7pm.
17th – Women Up Front, concert celebrating women in their music, Teralba Community Hall, 7pm.
18th – Jazz on Sunday at Quackers Restaurant, Ducks Crossing, Eleebana, 12.30-3.00pm. Enquiries and bookings on tel. (02) 4947 3825. http://www.duckscrossing.com.au
18th – 60th birthday party for Rob.
30th – “Show Me The Money, Honey” theme dinner show, Quackers Restaurant, Ducks Crossing eco resort, Eleebana. Bookings essential on (02) 4947 3825. http://www.duckscrossing.com.au

May 2006
13th – 60th birthday party for Denise.
20th – Macquarie Towns Music Club, Richmond, NSW. Contact Ellen Manning via ellen@myisp.net.au for location and more info.
21st – Sunday Jazz at Quackers Restaurant, Ducks Crossing, Eleebana, 12.30-3.00pm. Enquiries and bookings on tel. (02) 4947 3825. http://www.duckscrossing.com.au
April 2006
7th – Twilight Jazz at The Crossing. Quackers Restaurant, Ducks Crossing eco resort, Eleebana, 6.30pm-10.00pm. Bookings and enquiries: (02) 4947 3825. http://www.duckscrossing.com.au
9th – Branxton Golf Club, 3pm. Jazz trio with Gregg Telian.
15th – Easter Saturday Dinner Show with Graham Black. ‘Baby Boomers Aboard’. A fun-filled night of nostalgia at Quackers Restaurant, Ducks Crossing eco resort, Lake Macquarie. Bookings essential. Tel. (02) 4947 3825. http://www.duckscrossing.com.au
16th – Easter Sunday Jazz at The Crossing. Quackers Restaurant, Duck’s Crossing, Lake Macquarie, 12.30-3.00pm.
20th-24th – St Alban’s Festival. http://www.snalbans.iwarp.com
23rd – Branxton Golf Club, 3pm. Jazz trio with Gregg Telian.
30th – Quackers Restaurant, Duck’s Crossing eco resort, Lake Macquarie, 12.30-3.00pm.

March 2006
2nd – Central Coast Jazz League Social at Wollombi. More info via jazzleague@pacific.net.au
3rd – Red Earth Estate Vineyard, Dubbo. Twilight Wine & Jazz, 6.30pm.
4th – Imperial Stay Hotel, Narromine, 5.30pm.
5th – Dubbo Folk Club
9th – Sutherland Folk Club, Sutherland District Trade Union Club, Gymea
12th – Jazz duo with Gregg Telian at Quackers Restaurant, Ducks Crossing eco resort, Eleebana, 12.30pm. Bookings and enquiries: (02) 4947 3825. http://www.duckscrossing.com.au
17th – Royal Inn Hotel, Station Street, Waratah, 7.45pm.
19th – Branxton Golf Club, 3pm. Jazz trio with Gregg Telian.
25th – Charity Ball for Mayumarri Healing Centre, Honeysuckle, Newcastle. http://www.mayumarri.com.au
26th – Sunday Jazz at Quackers Restaurant, Ducks Crossing eco resort, Eleebana, 12.30pm. Bookings and enquiries: (02) 4947 3825. http://www.duckscrossing.com.au
31st Mar-2 Apr – The Basin Music Festival, The Basin village,  Melway, Victoria. More info at http://www.vicnet.net.au/~tbmusic

February 2006
Private functions.
Corporate functions.
3rd – Civic Hotel, Hunter St. Newcastle, 8pm.

January 2006
4th – Wickham Park Hotel, Blues Jam OM Night, 7.45pm.
19th – Soup Plus, Sydney, 7.30pm.
22nd – Lass O’Gowrie Hotel, support for Gregg Telian and Happy Feet, 4pm.
26-29th – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli.

December 2005
11th – Benefit concert for orphans of Uganda, Elermore Vale, 4pm. Enquiries to Sharon McLean at faeryglin@yahoo.com.au
25th – Christmas Lunch, The Wheelshop, Honeysuckle. Bookings essential via Carolyn on (02) 4927 5366.

November 2005
1st – Melbourne Cup day, JJ’s on King, Kurri Kurri.
11th, 12th, 13th,14th – ‘Music at the Creek’ festival, Major’s Creek. Visit http://www.musicatthecreek.com for more info
26th – Folk In Broke sessionfest (by invitation only)

October 2005
15th – Wheel Shop Blues, Honeysuckle, Newcastle, 7pm. Bookings essential. Further enquiries to redgate@ceinternet.com.au or 0408 305 445.
21st – Hornsby Folk Club, Beatrice Taylor Hall, rear Willow Park, Edgeworth David Avenue, 7.30pm. Email bpparks@tpg.com.au for more information.
26th – Benvenuti Cafe, Darby St, Cooks Hill, 6.30pm. Performing as part of the Newcastle Music Week festivities.

September 2005
1st – Hideaway Cafe, Church St, Wollongong
2nd – 313 Theatre, Wollongong
3rd –  Berry School of Arts, Alexandra St, Berry
6th – radio ‘studio live’ ABC 1233 with Garth Russell at 10.30am
11th – The Harp, Tempe, 7pm
18th – Singing Workshop, Central Coast
23rd – Eagle Heights Mountain Resort, Tamborine/Oxenford Rd, Eagle Heights, Qld
25th – Granite & Grape Winery, Mt Tamborine
27th – The Verve Cafe, City Basement Metro Arts Building, Brisbane
28th – Kookaburra Cafe Folk Club, Paddington, 7.30pm
30th – The Alley Bar, Milton accompanied by The Moot, 4-piece Brazilian-influenced folk/jazz outfit. Very popular in the Brisbane live music scene. Sax & flute, guitar & bass, drums & percussion plus cello. Check them and some of their sounds out at http://www.myspace.com/mootlings

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