The Balladeers Homestead






 

Venue: Balladeers Homestead


(Salvation Army Complex Hall - 328 Goonoo Goonoo Road Tamworth.)


WATER / AIR COOLED HALL.

 
In January 2020 the A.B.B.A. continues to bring the members and supporters excellent bush ballad and variety traditional style shows at the “Balladeers Homestead”.

The Salvation Army Complex Hall, 328 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth becomes the "Balladeers Homestead"' venue during the Tamworth Country Music Festival with The Australian Bush Balladeers Assocation hosting and presenting Shows/Concerts/Showcases and independent traditional artists concerts at the hall.

The "Balladeers Homestead" will be operating from Friday 17th - Friday 24th January 2020.

Once again the Salvos will have their canteen available from Friday 17th – Friday 24th with quality hot and cold food, snacks and drinks at a very reasonable price.
Please support them if you can as it helps them help others.

We sincerely thank everyone for your valued support of the Concerts and Showcases hosted by the "Balladeers Homestead" venue during the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2019 and look forward to catching up again in 2020.


If anyone has any queries please contact us

 

 

 

 

 

 




ABBA MEMBERS SHOWCASES

Spots are 2 songs each. 2 spots over the week on Members Showcases at the 'Balladeers Homestead'.
Australian material only.
Backing band available.
No backing tracks allowed.


Remember the first Friday 5.30pm - 9am (approx) is a ABBA Members Showcase (walkup). Members may apply on the day or contact us via info@bushballadeers.com.au and we will add you on the list.


Monday. Tuesday & Thursday
5.30pm - 9pm
ABBA Member showcases (in the auditorium)

Wednesday 5.30pm to 7pm ABBA Member showcases (in the auditorium)



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'The Home Of Bush Ballads & Traditional Country Music'

2020 Concerts & Showcases

 

NOTICE - 8/1/2020:
Due to ongoing drought and bushfires some artists previously advertised in the Balladeers Bulletin & also the Official Tamworth Gig Guide will be unable to attend.
We have done our best to update our program of these changes as advised.
Please note adjusted shows/Showcases below.

 


FRIDAY 17th
JANUARY 2020



9am - 12 midday

 



PETER COAD & THE COAD SISTERS CONCERT

Celebrating 30 years as a trio in 2020, Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters continue to tour Australia performing at Country Music Festivals,Town Halls and all venues inbetween.

The trio are a unique blend of character, musical versatility and award winning songwriting talent, with their music ranging from Bush Ballads, Australiana, Yodelling, to Instrumentals.

With many albums behind them, Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters perform and record separately as well as a trio, and are presenting two 'Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters' shows as part of the Balladeers Homestead entertainment in 2020.

The Friday 17th show will showcase a majority of new songs from Peter's Coad's new album 'Full Circle', and Coad Sisters latest album 'The Journey', but there will still be plenty of old favourites from older releases sprinkled into the reportoire.

The Friday 17th show also includes a tribute section:

BANJO PATERSON & HENRY LAWSON are two of Australia's greatest writers.
From verse to stories of Australian characters, life in the early Australia, they have both left an enormous legacy of work for all who love reading and listening to our Australian history to enjoy.
So much of their poetic work has had music added and over the years recorded by many artists, including Peter Coad & The The Coad Sisters.
The 'BANJO & HENRY' show has been running many years now at the 'Balladeers Homestead' to great acclaim in this time slot, presented by Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters, so the Friday 2020 Show will continue to present a Tribute Section to Banjo & Henry.

 

GUEST: RAY ESSERY.

Tix at the door $20
(ABBA members $15)

Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters website

 

 



 

 

 

1.30pm — 4.30pm





"Hillbilly & Country Gold"
is a top show of Hillbilly & Country Classics from the 40's, 50's & 60's.

This show acheived great accolades at the Balladeers Homestead in 2019, and requests be it be put on again in 2020, so now it is!!!!

Featuring a wide array of songs from acclaimed Australian Hillbilly and Country artists, the show also includes songs from many international artists who inspired our early Australian pioneers to take up their musical careers that led to the Australian Country and Bush Ballad music we know today.
Sing along with the favourites of yesterday.


Three hour show (includes interval).
Artists: Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters, Jim Hermel, and The Owen Blundell Trio.

Admission $20 at the door
($15 ABBA members.)

 

 



5.30pm - 9pm

ALL AUSTRALIAN CONTENT.
The ABBA Balladeers Members Showcase is
hosted by Cheryl Lethlean.
The Homestead Band will be backing.
Being early in the week and not so many artists in town, the Friday 18th Showcase can be applied for on the DAY or Artist members
may contact 0428 480 545 or email the ABBA to lock in a spot or just turn up prior and place name of the list. donation.

Admission $2

Members please note: Artists listed below may cancel due to changed circumstances, and also all slots on a Showcase may not be yet full. This webpage will be kept up to date with those changes. Vacant spots on Showcase will be marked in RED.
If there is a spot available and you are not already listed on a ABBA showcase, please email info@bushballadeers.com.au to be added.


IF there is a spot available on the showcase below email your interest to be included via info@bushballadeers.com.au

5.30pm -

5.40
- Ken Smith
5.50
- Brian Pattison

6pm
-
Rebel
6.10
-
6.20
-

6.30
- Noel Pohlmann
6.40
- Ian Wilkinson
7.00
-
7.10
-
7.20
- Cheryl Lethlean
7.30
- David Elson (The Bee Man)
7.40
- Lloyd Back
8pm
- Sarah Hamze
8.10
- Amy Ryan
8.20 -
8.30 -
8.40
-
8.50 -

 


SATURDAY 18th
JANUARY 2020


 


9am
- 12 midday




The YODEL & A SONG show is a great mix of yodelling and general songs.

Presented by Peter Coad OAM the show proved a real winner in 2019 and the formula in 2020 has remained true to its original concept.

Artists appearing in 2020 will present another unique show that will again enchant the audience. If you didn't get to see the 2019 show come along and join us in 2020.

We would love to see you there!

Band: Virginia, & Lynette Coad, & Jim Hermel


Artists:

Pete Smith, John and Christine Smith, Lilly Goller, Tom Maxwell, Ken (Chainsaw) Lindsay), Virginia Coad, and Alice Benfer.

Admission $20 at the door
($15 ABBA members.)


 

 

 

 

 

1.30pm - 4.30pm



A.B.B.A. Tamworth Country Music Hall Of Fame Fundraiser is a fundraiser concert for the Tamworth Country Music Hall Of Fame.

All proceeds raised go to Tamworth Country Music Hall Of Fame.
All artists and members of the band and sound engineer donate their time for this concert. The Homestead venue is donated by the ABBA.

Host: Lorraine Pfitzner OAM.

Band: Virginia Hermel, Jim Hermel, and Lynette Coad

Artists: Chad Morgan OAM, Kylie Castle, Kylie Adams-Collier, Dave Prior, Graham Doubleday, Tom Chesterfield, Patti Morgan, Lorraine Pfitzner OAM, and Phil Manning.


Admission $20 donation.

 



 

 



6.00pm - 9pm






DIANNE LINDSAY presents the MEMORIES TRAIL SHOW.

This popular show features a top selection of artists appearing throughout the evening, including Dianne Lindsay & Peter Simpson.

Supported by a full band this annual show is a must see concert.

 



Admission $20 at the door
($15 ABBA members.)

Tickets at the door.










Sunday 19th
JANUARY 2020


 

 

 

1.30pm — 4.30pm




The RUNAWAY DIXIE CONCERT is presented by Runaway Dixie.

RUNAWAY DIXIE
4 x Golden Guitar Finalists Runaway Dixie's original material 'Lonesome & Blue', 'Roundabout', 'Southbound Train' and 'Tele Rambler' has seen them become finalists in the 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Golden Guitar Awards Of Australia.
With their own brand of dynamic accoustic bluegrass/harmonies along with an electric country mix Runaway Dixie are a very popular act where ever they appear.


THE
SHOW
The show
features Runaway Dixie joined by an awesome lineup of guest artists.
The show is
always a very popular inclusion as part of the Tamworth Country Music Festival, and 2020 will be no exception.

2020 SPECIAL GUESTS: BRIAN LETTON & TREVOR TOLTON

BRIAN LETTON
Brian Letton is one of Australia's finest performer/recording artists.
A Multi Golden Guitar Finalist, Brian is the ultimate entertainer.

 

 

 

 

 

 


TREVOR TOLTON.

Trevor Tolton is one of Australia's most exciting young stars in the country music world. From singing a great ballad to lead guitar picking, Trevor is an awesome talent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Held each year at the Balladeers Homestead, 328 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth, the venue is very welcoming with food and drinks available for patrons through all shows held there over the festival week, plenty of parking and wheelchair access.

Admission $20 at the door
($15 ABBA members.)

Tickets on sale half hour at the door before the show so be early.
www.runawaydixie.com



 

 

 


6pm - 9pm





BRIAN YOUNG OAM TRIBUTE CONCERT

The Brian Young OAM Tribute Concert is an Australian Bush Balladeers Association presentation with all monies raised donated to the Bronze Bust Association.


All artists and members of the band and sound engineer donate their time for this concert.

The Homestead venue is donated by the ABBA.

Artists performing on the 2020 Brian Young OAM Tribute Concert have all been part of the Brian Young Touring Show over the years.

Host: Lorraine Pfitzner OAM

Band: Lindsay Waddington & Friends.

Artists: Lindsay Waddington, Jeff Brown, Royden Donohue, Peter Denahy, Laura Downing, and Ashley Cook.

Admission: $20 donation.



 

 


MONDAY 20th
JANUARY 2020


 

 

 

8am - 8.50am



HOMESTEAD BREAKFAST CONCERT
(Salvo Canteen open for breakfast)
Enjoy breakfast at the Balladeers Homestead.
(Morris Room).

Be entertained by artists Tom and Talia Kennedy, and Alice Benfer.


Free admission
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9am - 12 midday

 



PETE SMITH'S OUTBACK COUNTRY VARIETY SHOW

"Our show goes for 3 hours consisting of variety...
Pete Smith singing songs Bush Ballads and Old Country Classics songs.
'Mr Smith' and 'Mr Jones' who join in a skit and howl along with Pete as 'Nulla Nulla Fella' and Sandy as 'Sue'... lots of fun.
'Arthur' our Amozon parrot will be on stage and our 'Aunty Hester' our ventriloquist 'Old Lady' puppet is with Sandy and Pete ....
Lots of other surprises.... you have to come along for a fun morning of entertainment at its best !!"

Tickets at the door: $20
(ABBA Members $15)





 

 

 

 

 

 


1.30pm - 4.30pm






The GUNBARREL HIGHWAYMEN are a popular act who will be presenting their not to be missed show at The Balladeers Homestead.

Artists: Terry Gordon OAM, Owen Blundell and Reg Poole OAM.

Admission $20.






 

 




5.30pm - 9pm

ALL AUSTRALIAN CONTENT.
The ABBA Balladeers Members Showcase is
hosted by Lorraine Pfitzner OAM.
The Homestead Band will be backing.

Admission $2 donation.

Members please note: Artists listed below may cancel due to changed circumstances, and also all slots on a Showcase may not be yet full. This webpage will be kept up to date with those changes. Vacant spots on Showcase will be marked in RED.
If there is a spot available and you are not already listed on a ABBA showcase, please email info@bushballadeers.com.au to be added.


IF there is a spot available on the showcase below email your interest to be included via info@bushballadeers.com.au

5.30 - Lachie & Georgia
5.40
- Lachie & Georgia
5.50
- Rhonda Owen
6pm
- Rod Owen
6.10
- Sandy Rasmussen
6.20
- DESTINY BAND OZ - THOMAS & TESSA LIBRERI
6.30
- DESTINY BAND OZ - THOMAS & TESSA LIBRERI
6.40
- Paul Seils

7pm
- Noel Pohlmann
7.10
- Rebel
7.20
- Dusty Mann
7.30
- Cheryl Lethlean
7.40
-
8pm - Brian Pattison
8.10
- Ian Wilkinson
8.20
- Lorraine Pfitzner OAM
8.30
- David Elson (The Bee Man)
8.40
- Malcolm Doyle

8.50 -
Brian Larkin

 


TUESDAY 21st
JANUARY 2020




8am - 8.50am




HOMESTEAD BREAKFAST CONCERT
(Salvo Canteen open for breakfast) Enjoy breakfast at the Balladeers Homestead.
(Annex Room).

(Salvo Canteen open for breakfast) Enjoy breakfast at the Balladeers Homestead (Annex Room).

Be entertained by artists Kylie Castle, and Tom and Phil Manning.


Free admission.

 

 

 

9am - 12 midday




JEFF BROWN – FAMILY CONCERT f
eaturing Golden Guitar winner Jeff Brown and family.



Tickets at the door.

Admission $20


 

 

 

 

 

1.30pm - 4.30pm

 



BALLADS OF AUSTRALIA features a wide array of upcoming bush ballad artists and established ones performing top bush ballad songs or instrumental

Host: Lyn Manning


Homestead Band: Tom Manning, Trevor Tolton, Jim Hermel, and Mike Tyne

Artists: Angus Gill, Anthony Baxter, Tom Manning, Lilly Goller, Lachie and Georgia, Tom Kennedy, Talia Kennedy, Pat Brown, and Trevor Tolton.

Admission $20 at the door
($15 ABBA members.)

 

 

 

 

5.30pm – 9pm

ALL AUSTRALIAN CONTENT.
The ABBA Balladeers Members Showcase is
hosted by Ron Sadler.
The Homestead Band will be backing.

Admission $2 donation.


Members please note: Artists listed below may cancel due to changed circumstances, and also all slots on a Showcase may not be yet full. This webpage will be kept up to date with those changes. Vacant spots on Showcase will be marked in RED.
If there is a spot available and you are not already listed on a ABBA showcase, please email info@bushballadeers.com.au to be added.


IF there is a spot available on the showcase below email your interest to be included via info@bushballadeers.com.au


5.30 - Kylie Adams-Collier
5.40
- Jim O’Neill
5.50
- Dusty Mann
6pm
- Bruce Forbes
6.10
- Rebel
6.20
- Sandy Rasmussen
6.30
-
6.40
-
7pm
-

7.10
-
7.20
-
7.30
-
7.40
-

8pm
- Peter Monaghan & Denise Parker
8.10
- Peter Monaghan & Denise Parker
8.20
- Brian Pattison
8.30 - David Elson (The Bee Man)
8.40 - Malcolm Doyle
8.50 - Ron Sadler





WEDNESDAY 22nd
JANUARY 2020


 

 

 

 



8am - 8.50am



HOMESTEAD BREAKFAST CONCERT
(Salvo Canteen open for breakfast) Enjoy breakfast at the Balladeers Homestead.
(Annex Room).


(Salvo Canteen open for breakfast) Enjoy breakfast at the Balladeers Homestead. (Annex Room).

Be entertained by artists Pat Brown and John & Christine Smith


Free admission

 



9am - 12 midday



PETER COAD & THE COAD SISTERS are one of the very few fulltime touring family show bands in Australia today.

In a career that has seen them perform at every type of venue whether it be the Sydney Opera House, Birdsville Races, Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Royal Ag. Shows, major Country Music Festivals throughout Australia to the most isolated areas of this nation, Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters present their 'unique' traditional music to an ever growing audience.

As a trio they have performed together for 30 years in 2020.

Their show is sprinkled with their own originals such as 'Fred 'The Trucking Duck', 'Kid on The Kangaroo' along with ballads such as 'If Only I Was Young I'd Go Back', 'Riding Out The Storm', 'Wild, Weird & Wonderful' and more recent popular original songs such as (Youtube link) 'Slim Dusty's Back In Town' , (Tribute To the Slim Dusty Centre'), and 'She Still Waits', 'Tommy Mac' and many more.

With multi-instrumental, multi harmony skills, their own original material, plus a sprinkling of Australiana ballad favourites, along with some yodelling classics and a good dash of humour the Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters Show contains a dynamic musical variety of something for everyone.
Artists: Peter Coad OAM, Lynette Coad & Virginia Coad.

GUEST ACT: RUNAWAY DIXIE

RUNAWAY DIXIE
4 x Golden Guitar Finalists Runaway Dixie's original material 'Lonesome & Blue', 'Roundabout', 'Southbound Train' and 'Tele Rambler' has seen them become finalists in the 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Golden Guitar Awards Of Australia.
With their own brand of dynamic accoustic bluegrass/harmonies along with an electric country mix Runaway Dixie are a very popular act where ever they appear.



Admission $20 at the door
($15 ABBA members.)

www.petercoadandthecoadsisters.com

 


 

 



1.30pm - 4.30pm






JEFF BROWN & JOHN & CHRISTINE SMITH show will feature Golden Guitar winner JEFF BROWN and JOHN & CHRISTINE SMITH.

Admission $20
at the door.







5.30pm – 7pm

ALL AUSTRALIAN CONTENT.
The ABBA Balladeers Members Showcase is
hosted by Cheryl Lethlean.
The Homestead Band will be backing.


Admission $2 donation. 

Members please note: Artists listed below may cancel due to changed circumstances, and also all slots on a Showcase may not be yet full. This webpage will be kept up to date with those changes. Vacant spots on Showcase will be marked in RED.
If there is a spot available and you are not already listed on a ABBA showcase, please email info@bushballadeers.com.au to be added.


IF there is a spot available on the showcase below email your interest to be included via info@bushballadeers.com.au

5.30pm - Tracey Rowland
5.40 - Bill Rowland

5.50
- Geoff Williams
6pm - ALEXIS and SUZIE DUO
6.10
- ALEXIS and SUZIE DUO
6.20
- Marcia Armstrong
6.30
- Ian Wilkinson
6.40
- Robyn Norton
6.50 - Brian Larkin

BALLADEERS IN THE PARK From 7pm

THE HOMESTEAD WILL CLOSE at 7pm


 


THURSDAY 23rd
JANUARY 2020


 

 



8am - 8.50am



HOMESTEAD BREAKFAST CONCERT
(Salvo Canteen open for breakfast) Enjoy breakfast at the Balladeers Homestead.
(Annex Room).


(Salvo Canteen open for breakfast) Enjoy breakfast at the Balladeers Homestead. (Annex Room).

Be entertained by artists Anita Ree, & Johnny Greenwood.


Free admission

 

 


9am - 12 midday




ANNE KIRKPATRICK Family & Friends
Show featuring Anne Kirkpatrick, Family & Friends.

Admission $20
at the door.



 

 

 

 


 



1.30pm - 4.30pm




The A.B.B.A. SLIM, BAZZA & STAN TRIBUTE SHOW
features the songs of Slim Dusty, Barry Thornton, and Stan Coster.

Host: Lyn Manning.

Band: Virginia Hermel, Jim Hermel, Mike Tyne, and John Smith.

Artists: Tracy Coster, Paul Seils, Ashley Cook, Greg Bain, Malcolm Doyle, Anita Ree, Kylie Castle, Laura Downing, Tom and Lyn Manning, Trevor Tolton, Pat Brown, Johnny Greenwood, and Lorraine Pfitzner OAM.


Admission $20 at the door
($15 ABBA members.)


 



5.30pm – 9pm

ALL AUSTRALIAN CONTENT.
The ABBA Balladeers Members Showcase is
hosted by Ron Sadler.
The Homestead Band will be backing.

Admission $2 donation.

Members please note: Artists listed below may cancel due to changed circumstances, and also all slots on a Showcase may not be yet full. This webpage will be kept up to date with those changes. Vacant spots on Showcase will be marked in RED.
If there is a spot available and you are not already listed on a ABBA showcase, please email info@bushballadeers.com.au to be added.


IF there is a spot available on the showcase below email your interest to be included via info@bushballadeers.com.au


5.30pm -
5.40
- Lachie & Georgia
5.50
- Lachie & Georgia
6pm
- Rhonda Owen
6.10
- Rod Owen
6.20
- Geoff Williams
6.30
- ALEXIS and SUZIE DUO
6.40
- ALEXIS and SUZIE DUO
7.00
-
7.10
- Bruce Forbes
7.20
- Cheryl Lethlean
7.30
- Robyn Norton
7.40
- Noel Pohlmann
8pm
- Peter Monaghan & Denise Parker
8.10
- Peter Monaghan & Denise Parker
8.20
- Ken Smith
8.30
- Lorraine Pfitzner OAM
8.40
- Marcia Armstrong
8.50
- Ron Sadler


 


FRIDAY 24th
JANUARY 2020



 

 


8am - 8.50am



HOMESTEAD BREAKFAST CONCERT
(Salvo Canteen open for breakfast)
Enjoy breakfast at the Balladeers Homestead.
(Morris Room).

(Salvo Canteen open for breakfast) Enjoy breakfast at the Balladeers Homestead. (Annex Room).

Be entertained by artists Cheryl Lethlean, and Ashley Cook.

Free admission

 

 


9am - 12 midday




The YODELLING SPECTACULAR is hosted by Peter Coad OAM.


Band: Virginia Coad, Lynette Coad, Jim Hermel, and Mike Tyne.


Artists: Wayne Horsburgh, Laura Downing, Virginia Coad, Owen Blundell, Alice Benfer, and Pete Smith.


Admission $20 at the door
($15 ABBA members.)

 

 

 



1.30pm - 4.30pm

 

 

BRIAN LETTON in CONCERT

Featuring multi Golden Guitar Finalist and Award winning entertainer Brian Letton & Showband, plus Special Guests.

Tix $20 at the door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


6pm - 9pm


 

 

JOHN O'DEA & JEFF BROWN
The Bushman & The Storyteller


With an amazing collection of award winning songs John O'Dea will present a solid evening of great Australian bush ballads and story songs.
Jeff Brown will join John on the show to present a great array of ballads from his many albums as well.



Tickets
Adults $20-00
Children free.

 

 

 

 


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This Concert will bring our shows at the 'Balladeers Homestead' to a close for 2020.

Thank you to all for your support of the venue during the festival week.

We sincerely thank the Salvation Army Hall committee for the use of their facilities. - THE ABBA

 



Saturday 25th
JANUARY 2020


 

 

 

A.B.B.A. AGM 2pm.
In the Morris Room next to auditorium area at the Balladeers Homestead. All welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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