If you have never been to Upper Lansdowne you are in for a real treat. The hall itself is a lovely, traditional timber building in the middle of the small village at the head of the Lansdowne valley. The landscape is spectacular, with majestic volcanic outcrops amid rolling green pastures and lush native vegetation, set against the stunning sandstone backdrop of the Lansdowne Escarpment. It is justly called ‘The Valley of Views’!
Come to one of our events and we promise you’ll have a great time! – You could also become more involved in the local community if you wish – you’ll be made very welcome.
(Singers of Upper Lansdowne)
Do you like to sing or play an instrument? If so join the Lost Souls, a very casual group of locals who get together on a Monday Night. We sing mainly folk or Bluegrass with some of our members playing along on a guitar, banjo, ukulele, washboard, harmonica and various other noisemakers. More»»
Come along to the hall and enjoy a relaxing and therapeutic hour of yoga.More»»
The Upper Lansdowne Social Craft Group meet every Thursday MorningMore»»
The hall is open on the last Sunday of each month (except December) from 10am till 12 midday.
Tea Coffee & Cake are available – Drop in and catch up with all the local gossipMore»»
A group of men meet every fortnight on a Thursday from about 10am till midday in one of the sheds or verandahs around the area. Its very casual, and mainly an excuse for a social chat.More»»
Winter Wilson are heading back to Australia following a hugely successful UK tour with folk-rock legends Fairport Convention.
They appeared at UL two years ago and after that wonderful concert, we’re really happy to have them back at the hall.
Their show will include songs from their latest CD “Far Off on the Horizon” and as with previous offerings, this new album has met with great critical acclaim:“A sublime collection of tracks to kick off the new year in style. More»»
Upper Lansdowne has a walking group.
On the second Tuesday of every month a group of locals get together for a walk somewhere not too far away.
Its a very casual group; you don’t have to be particularly fit, just to enjoy walking and have a chat while seeing some of the great countryside we have here in the valley. More»»
The prodigiously gifted Susan O’Neill’s soulful and husky-voiced performances are truly something to behold.
She uses guitar, harmonica, trumpet and a loop pedal to deliver a timeless and powerful blend of the old and new.
Hailing from from Co. Clare, Ireland, her inspirational fusion of soulful Irish folk and her own acclaimed original material makes for an entertaining and enchanting musical experience on her debut album ‘Found Myself Lost’. More»»
Mànran are one of the best-known and best-loved Scottish bands on the scene today and we’re dead lucky to get them, as they’re in Australia for the National Folk Festival and other major events.Everybody who saw Ten Strings And A Goatskin should love these guys – it will be high energy Celtic music with drums, bass and 6 musicians. More»»
The full name of the band is Mélisande [électrotrad] and “électrotrad” is a good indication of their musical style.
Led by Mélisande and her accomplice Alexandre ‘Moulin’ de Grosbois-Garand (a former member of Genticorum, another great Quebecois group), the band has delivered daring and unique artistic performances to the folk-world music scene since its debut in 2014. More»»
* TBC * * Concert still to be confirmed
Our favourite bad boys are back in town! They raised the roof last time they came and they’ve promised to shake the foundations this time around.
If you enjoy tight and talented musicians, phat blues riffs, dancing your ass off and unlimited silliness, then this is the concert for you. More»»