The next Eudlo Music Nights will be held on April 6 and 7, 2019. Welcome to the Home page of the Eudlo Music Nights (EMN), an overnight music event held in the small SE Queensland village of Eudlo (just over an hour north of Brisbane), twice a year – in the Autumn (6 – 7 April) and the Spring (5 – 6 October) in 2019.
People sometimes lament the lack of opportunity to attend small music festivals that cross popular stylistic boundaries (folk, blues, jazz, country, rock, world etc), are family friendly and allow people to let their hair down a bit – dance and party, and camp the night rather than worry about a late night drive home.
The grounds at Wominjeka Park (corner of Highlands and Mossybank Roads, Eudlo), which are managed by the Eudlo Hall and Recreational Grounds Association Inc, provide just the venue for this sort of event, and the Glasshouse Musos are proud to be able to work with them in coordinating the entertainment for it. The inaugural EMN festivals were held in April and October 2018, and short clips with moments from those events can be found here for April and here for October. Photos, artists and programs from those festival can be found here.
The festival is held on a Saturday, going from 12pm through to 2pm on a Sunday encouraging locals, families and of course musicians to take part. There are 2 stages running for the festival - the Bar stage and the Paddock stage. Music is the feature of our festival, but we include other activities. (The recent October festival included star gazing, bird watching, a yoga and salsa dancing session, "Big Heart, Small Town" - a Community Art Project and children's activities such as a percussion fun session, along with open mics, vocal, ukulele and guitar workshops, a cajon building and playing presentation, and a guitar repair and building presentation).
For April we're excited to be planning a celebration of 1969's Woodstock with a Return to Woodstock concert. Heck it's been 50 years, and yes, most of us weren't born then, but it seems for many to have been a defining moment for more than just music. We'll have 8 or 9 singers for that concert and to encourage everyone to get in the mood we'll also have fashion parades with prizes. Of course the theme will be 1969!
Artists confirmed for April 2019 include Anna and Jordan, Jeunae (formerly JuJu Bom), Blackall Blues, Sam Shepherd, Roger Beare, Karen Law Band, Noel Gardner, Lindsay Drummond, Peter Watkins, Muddy ‘n Petal Band, Ian Ross Williams, Jessie Jean, Jon Brown, Peter G, Doug Pullen, Deni Chapple, Adrien Powell, and Brendan the Mindfulness Poet who is keen to begin a Poets' Breakfast Sunday morning. There will be plenty of other acts too, including some great headliners, so stay tuned! There will be a studio recording prize at the Sound Space in Peachester for both an original and covers artist who performs at the Open Mic sessions. Spots can be booked for the Open Mics here.
People are encouraged to set up camp and stay the Saturday night.
There will be a charge at the gate of:
Adult ($25 for weekend or $13 for Sunday)
Child 12 – 17 ($10 for weekend or $5 for Sunday)
Concession $15 for weekend or $8 for Sunday
Family tix are $50 (for up to 2 adults and 2 children).
There is no extra charge for camping and there will be a bar and a coffee van, and lots of lovely home-cooked food available, including a dinner special Saturday night and a cooked brunch Sunday morning.
A big Saturday night fire is a feature of our event and there will be late night music around it, but guests who like to camp with friends and share music at their campsite are welcome to do so.
The Eudlo Music Nights has been created by musicians for musicians and lovers of music. We are a friendly event and welcome you coming along and taking part!
THE TEAM (volunteers welcome, contact us if you’d like to play a role, we’d love your support.)
Director - Michael Whiticker
Site Manager - Peter Driscoll
PA and Workshop Volunteers - Doug Pullen, Deni Chapple, Mark Bancroft, Fran Bancroft, Mike Duggan, Stu McGovern, Rebecca Finneran
Gate volunteers - Karen and David Law, Jeff and Nate Josephs, Lydia Smith, Rachael Lines, Graham Verren, Kathy and Olive Pope.
Site volunteers - Stephanie Tonkin, Jenai Hooke, Merryn Cosgrove, Nicola Baker, Mark Shera, Jane Ferguson, Leandra Gmuender, Nycole Prowse, Gerard Canavan, Linley Boyle, Rhianna Boyle, Keith Boyle, Regina Renner, Majella Jacobson, Sally Todd, Roger Todd, Mariangela Lewis, Chris Lewis, David Hooke,Ian Ross Williams, Jeff and Tasman Josephs, Stu Mcgovern, Rebecca Finneran, Martin Enoch, Mike Duggan, John Bolton, Peter Gawith, Mike Duggan and Michael Whiticker.
Poster and main image design - Nahum Szumer / Working Planet Design, Peter Driscoll
Website - Michael Whiticker
Workshops & Presentations - Crystal and Warren (Latin Dance with Fury).
Lindsay Drummond (Meeting the Muse)
MareeFargo, Tory Cameron and Pam Allen (Big Heart, Small Town Community Art Project)
Gavin Davidson (Glasshouse Guitar Works)
Julie Witney (Ragtime Guitar workshop)
Mike Duggan Percussion
Jessie Jean (Vocal workshop)
Ian Ross Williams (Kid’s percussion and ukulele)
Video and photography - Jordan Edmeades
Thank you to Mike Duggan Percussion and Kimberley Mather - www.jewellerycollective.com.au, for donating major prizes for the October 2018 Eudlo Music Nights raffle. And to the Sound Spacewww.soundspace.com.au for providing studio recording time for the winning song writing and covers artists from the Open Mics.
And a special thank you to the Musicians, all of whom are performing for a low fee or no fee at all. Cheers, we couldn't do it without you!
We’d also like to thank Sunshine Coast Council for providing recent assistance in refurbishment of the facilities at Wominjeka Park.
It is all the behind the scenes work which makes allows events such as ours to happen. Thank you to all who have given so freely of their talents and time!