List of gigs 1987-2014

Here is a list of the choir’s 721 performances to the end of 2014.

2014

19 January, Illawarra Folk Festival 09:30am and with combined union concert at noon
19 January IFF concert with union choir returned from Cuba at 4:30pm
8 February Cuba choir welcome home at Marrickville Golf Club
28 February Refugee Action Committee rally at Town Hall Square
16 March Sing in the March in March Belmore Park
20 March Video recording for Iranian New Year
13 April sing in rain on Palm Sunday march for Refugees
18 April blackboard spot at Tantric Turtle at National Folk Festival
4 May sing with STUC on stage at May Day rally in Hyde Park
14 June Oxfam fundraiser at Red Rattler with Chaika
20 June “Boundless Plains” concert with combined union choirs at Illawarra
8 July NAIDOC rally in Steel Park Marrickville supporting STUC
12 July video recording of M.J.Field entry for Sydney “Eurovision”
17 July Joyce Stephens memorial at Glebe Town Hall supporting STUC
19 July combined union choirs get together in Newcastle
24 August Blackheath Festival Ivanhoe Hotel
31 August sing on march at “March in August”
6 October Venezuela Information Day in Redfern supporting STUC
11 October Palms Australia Solidarity Awards in Strathfield
22 November concert at Loaded Dog Annandale
14 December sing at RAC Villawood Visit supported by STUC

Total for 2014 = 21 gigs

2013

18 January, West Papua fundraiser, TAP Gallery Darlinghurst
15 February, Politics in the Pub, Refugees Nauru policy
17 February, Villawood Detention Centre
9 March, International Women’s Day Celebrations
16 March, Chavez commemoration at Addison Rd Great Hall
24 March, Villawood Detention Centre
5 May, May Day Rally
10 May, Politics in the Pub – Venezuela
18 May, Northern Beaches Festival
19 May, Villawood Detention Centre
8 June, Venezuela Book Launch, Addison Rd Arts Resistance
16 June, Refugee Week rally at Town Hall Square
27 June, Greens fundraiser at Emoh Ruo with Martin Pearson
30 June, Villawood Detention Centre
1 July, Hispasong workshop at St Lukes Church Hall in Enmore
27 July, Strathfield Square, Kwangjung Massacre commemoration
17 August, Gallery at Addison Rd Community Centre “Profits of Doom”
6 September, Marrickville Golf Club “Singing for the Joy of it”
8 September, Villawood Detention Centre
5 October, Newtown Markets
13 October, Villawood Detention Centre
17 October, Lawyers for Human Rights fundraiser
23 October, Oxfam seminar, UNSW

Total for 2013 = 23 gigs

2012

19 February Northern Beaches Music Festival
8 March Railcorp International Women’s Day Celebrations
31st March Choir’s 25th Anniversary Concert and farewell to Miguel
6 April National Folk Festival
7 April National Folk Festival
7 April National Folk Festival Union Choirs Concert
8 April National Folk Festival
9 April National Folk Festival
5 June Book Launch Sydney University
21 June Transport Workers Rally
23 June Newtown Neighbourhood Centre So You Think You Can Sing an Anthem
19 July Villawood Detention Centre – Banksia compound
19 July Villawood Detention Centre- Hughes compound
19 July Villawood Detention Centre – Fowler compound
26 July Villawood Detention Centre – Baxter compound
25 August Songs for Social Justice Weekend
26 August Blackheath Choir Festival
9 September Villawood Detention Centre Fowler Compound
9 September Villawood Detention Centre Baxter Compound
16 Oct Welcome for Jose Ramos Horta at Deltone House Pyrmont
20 Oct Granny Smith Festival Eastwood
7 Dec Carers Xmas party Lawson St Eastwood
9 Dec Villawood

Total for 2012 = 23 gigs

2011

1 March NTEU Industrial action at Macquarie Uni
4 March Northern Beaches festival
24 April Anzac Eve Peace Vigil, War Memorial, Canberra
21 May Sydney Trade Union Choir anniversary, Waterloo
28 May Loaded Dog Folk Club, Annandale
17 June NTEU celebration of bargaining win, Macquarie University
26 June Vigil commemorating second anniversary of Honduras coup, Ibero-American plaza, Chalmers Street
28 August Blackheath Choir Festival
8 September Sutherland Folk Club
9 September Malalai Joya public meeting, Marrickville Town Hall
29 September Philosophies of Travel Conference, Sydney University
8 October Auburn markets
15 October Granny Smith Festival, Eastwood Mall
20 November Glebe Festival
25 November Songs of Meaning and Power, Gaelic Club
1 Dec Villawood
2 December Fear+ Hope Conference, Sydney University Law Building

Total = 17 gigs

2010

17 January Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli
19 February Miguel’s 50th birthday Greens Benefit, Gaelic Club
7 March Chilean Earthquake benefit, Addison Road Community Centre
12 March Politics In The Pub – Afghanistan, Gaelic Club
20 March Busking at Eveleigh Markets
8 May Busking at Eveleigh Markets
14 May Politics In The Pub – Politics of Debt, Gaelic Club
23 May One Heart Foundation, Herb Greedy Hall, Marrickville
26 June Refugees Are Welcome rally at Sydney Town Hall Square
27 June Vigil commemorating first anniversary of Honduras coup, Ibero-American plaza, Chalmers Street
18 July Go Congo benefit concert, St Marks, The Mall, South Hurstville
7 August Kanuguba bus benefit, Stucco
28 August Blackheath Choral Festival
14 November Newtown Festival
21 November Cuban tour, Bald Faced Stag Hotel, Leichhardt
2 December Art Gallery Opening, Newtown

Total = 16 gigs

2009

24 February Lex Wotton benefit film night, Film Fanatics, Petersham Bowling Club
28 February Busking in King Street Newtown
3 May May Day march and rally
10 April National Folk Festival street choir
13 April National Folk Festival street choir
15 May Politics In The Pub, Gaelic Club
23 May Combined Union Choirs honour Tom Bridges, Portugal Community Club
28 May Talking Heads Refugee night, Toxteth Hotel, Glebe
30 June Venezuela Solidarity night, Addison Rd Community Centre
11 September Politics In The Pub, Gaelic Club
27 September Marrickville Community Festival
14 October South African art exhibition, Bondi Pavillion
31 October Eveleigh Markets
1 November Jack Mundey celebration, Leichhardt Town Hall
30 November Older Women’s Network Conference, Camperdown
5 December NSW Folk Federation fundraiser, Gaelic Club
14 December North Sydney Community Centre

Total = 17 gigs

2008

19 January Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli (Adrian’s last gig)
20 January Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli
15 February Margaret Brink’s funeral, Lane Cove crematorium
21 March National Folk Festival
21 March National Folk Festival
23 March National Folk Festival
24 March National Folk Festival
19 April Loaded Dog Folk Club, Annandale
16 May Sydney Asylum Seekers Centre, North Sydney Leagues Club
23 May Lou Poulos’s 50th birthday party
30 July Julian Fine’s funeral, Lane Cove crematorium
7 September Musicians & Singer Songwriters, Balmain
13 September Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival
14 September Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival
30 September Rights Reconciliation Respect Responsibility Conference, UTS
29 November World Aids Day, Stanton Library, North Sydney
11 December Summer Of Love Choir concert, North Sydney Community Centre
13 December Demo against Northern Territory intervention, Victoria Park

Total = 18 gigs

2007

7 March Solidarity with WWII Comfort Women, Ashfield
31 March 20th Anniversary, Leichhardt Town Hall
4 April Booklaunch, Gleebooks
13 April Social Democracy, the Signs From Europe, Politics In The Pub
20 April What Has Howard Done To Our Institutions? Politics In The Pub
11 May Counting The Human Costs Of War, Politics In The Pub
17 June Maliana event, Balmain Town Hall
20 June Refugee Week, Newtown Neighbourhood Centre
23 June Trade Union Choirs, Redfern Community Hall
20 July Punishing Refugees, Politics In The Pub
24 August East Timor, Politics In The Pub
31 August Peña/Folk night – Bolivia fundraiser, Addison Road
7 September APEC demo Hyde Park North
16 September proposed ACWA gig???/??
18 September Basement with Sydney street choir
15 November East Timorese textile display, College Of Fine Arts, Paddington
23 November Politics In The Pub – War in Iraq
23 November Coming Unspun, Café Church space, Glebe
1 December World Aids Day, Stanton Library North Sydney

Total = 19 gigs

2006

10 February Venezuela hope of Latin America , Politics In the Pub, Gaelic Club
20 February Peace vigil, Martin Place [only Mark and Miguel performed]
24 February Mental Health Disaster, Politics In the Pub, Gaelic Club [no Miguel]
8 March Peace vigil with Women In Black, Martin Place [no Miguel]
12 March Walk Against Want, Darling Harbour
31 March Iraq, Politics In the Pub, Gaelic Club
3 May National Community Care Conference, Cockle Bay
2 June Politics In the Pub, Gaelic Club
21 June ABC Radio, Petersham Bowling Club
8 July Paul Spencer’s Welcome Home, Café Church Space
10 September Kangaroo Valley Festival
11 September Iraqi Children’s Hospital benefit, Harp Hotel Tempe
23 September Pine Gap 4 Benefit, Gaelic Club
29 October Refugee Week, St Patrick’s Church, Wynyard
4 November Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire, Llewellyn Hall ANU
19 November Michael Fine’s Booklaunch, Glebebooks

Total = 16 gigs

2005

18 February Politics In The Pub – Gaelic Club
11 March Greens Forum re Asbestos – UTS
13 March Walk Against Want – Victoria Park / Glebe Point Road
19 / 20 March Two Fires Festival – Braidwood
6 May Politics In The Pub [Miguel forgot to turn up!]
4 June 8 O’Clock Sharp – Glebe
3 July Musicians And Singer Songwriters – Balmain
15 August Tell Me The Truth About Peace – Seymour Centre
20 August Club A Cappella – Eastside Arts – Paddington
22 September Iraqi Trade Unionist – Tom Mann Theatre
8 October Memorial for H T Lee – Gaelic Club
11 October Newtown Neighbourhood Centre AGM
14 October Politics In The Pub, New ASIO powers – Gaelic Club
15 October Club A Cappella – Eastside Arts – Paddington
23 / 24 October Coastfest – Gosford
28 October Refugee Week, From Boat to Stage – Eastern Suburbs Leagues
19 November Mary Mackillop Institute, Timorese event – Strathfield
3 December Songs Across The Faultline – Glebe Town Hall

Total = 18 gigs

2004

13 February Politics In The Pub – Women – Gaelic Club
20 February Politics In The Pub – Australia – Gaelic Club
6 March Mark and Fran’s Eleventy-first birthday – Roxbury hotel Glebe
12 March Politics In The Pub – Pilger – Gaelic Club
19 March Harmony Day – Westfield Plaza Hornsby
21 March Walk Against Want – Victoria Park and Glebe Point Road
21 April Kirsty Sword Gusmao event – Sydney Town Hall
28 April 10 Years of Freedom in South Africa – Parliament House
30 April Politics In The Pub – Playing the Fear Card – Gaelic Club
1 May Craig Johnston benefit – Gaelic Club
29 May Redfern Residents For Reconciliation – The Block, Redfern
12 May Margaret Brink’s memoirs launch – Gleebooks
20 June Villawood Detention Centre
18 September Jamberoo Festival, with combined choirs
25 September Not Happy John – Ryde Civic Centre
7 October Sydney Town Hall steps Election action against Howard
26 November Politics In The Pub, Aceh & West Papua – Gaelic Club
28 November Villawood Detention Centre
30 November Stuart Rees poetry book launch – Gleebooks
22 December Kiloh Centre – Randwick Hospital

Total = 20 gigs

2003

16 February Combined choirs, Loudmouth Festival – Newcastle
23 February Walk Against Want – Victoria Park and Glebe Point Road
16 March No War Rally – Enmore Park
22 March Walking The Streets – Newtown
23 March Harmony Day Ranwick Council – Coogee Beach
29 March Peace Rally – Tumbalong Park
2 April Holroyd Council citizenship ceremony
9 April Refugee Form – Marrickville Town Hall
20 June Refugee Week – Parramatta Town Hall
22 June Refugee Rally – Belmore Park
5 July People’s Chorus 15th anniversary – Hamilton RSL
26 July Loaded Dog Folk Club
26 September Macquarie Legal Centre Trivia Quiz – Parramatta Leagues Club
27 September Auburn Street Fair
21 October RASSA Dinner Refugee Advocacy Service South Australia
28 November Welfare Rights Centre 20th anniversary
18 December Fairwear demo Pitt St Mall

Total = 17 gigs

2002

6 February ? – 7 Victor Street Chatswood
1 March John Pilger – Sydney Town Hall
7 March Chilout [Children Out Of Detention] – Martin Place
16 March Holroyd Street Fair
19 March Citizenship Ceremony – Holroyd Council
20 March Harmony Day – Bondi Junction
24 March Walk Against Want
7 April Rally Against The Charcoal Plant – Sydney Domain
20 May East Timor Independence Day Nite Petersham Town Hall
1 June ‘I Have A Dream’ Martin Luther King Jnr – Wentworth Hotel
23 June National Day Of Action, World Refugee Week – Circular Quay
3 August South Sydney Sings – Paddington Town Hall
22 August Folk Week – Harp Hotel
1 September Villawood Detention Centre, with Sydney Trade Union Choir
4 September Recorded There Is Nothing Like A War – Actively Radical TV
8 September Celebration of Eva Killen’s life – Anna Logan’s home, Homebush
15 September Massed Choirs – Jamberoo Folk Festival
9 October Refugee Week – Waverley Library
18 October Politics In The Pub – Gaelic Club
25 October Sutherland Family Support Services anniversary – Tradies
26 October Scarecrow Festival
6 November Mary Robinson visit – Seymour Centre
10 November Friends Of The Refugees North West
28 November East Timor event – Leichhardt Town Hall
29 November East Timor event – Politics In The Pub
29 November East Timor event – Performance Space

Total = 26 gigs

2001

13 January Rozelle Markets
26 January Citizenship Ceremony – Redfern Park
16 February Cocktail Party
15 February Citizenship Ceremony – Randwick Council
18 February Rozelle Markets
2 March Busking In Chinatown
4 March Just Republic Launch
10 March Trivia Quiz
14 March Case For Fair Trade – Tom Mann Theatre
20 March Citizenship Ceremony – Paddington Town Hall
21 March Harmony Day
25 March Walk Against Want
27 March Citizenship Ceremony – Holroyd Council
31 March Count Us In CD Launch – Newtown Neighbourhood Centre
6 April Welfare Rights Centre, Handbook launch – Australia Council
6 April John Coombs Farewell
7 April Rozelle Markets
7 April Marrickville Social History Group
10 April Socialist Electoral Coalition Launch – Trades Hall
11 April Peace Brigades International Harbourside Brasserie
15 April National Folk Festival, Count Us In Launch
3 May Book Launch – Leichhardt
5 May Mayday Salute DSP Granville
6 May Newtown Performing Arts High School – Lucho Silva Memorial
19 May Bon Voyage Party – Eastside Arts Paddington
20 May Redfern Residents For Reconciliation – Eveleigh St Redfern
22 May Citizenship Ceremony – Paddington Town Hall
26 May Marrickville Residents For Reconciliation
27 May Uniting Church Service – Pitt Street Sydney
12 June ABC Recording
7 July Lighthouse Baptist Church – Bow
8 July Gig for the Greens
8 July Left Choirs In London
10 July Workshop In Cambridge
11 July Ivy House – London
12 July William Morris house – Hammersmith
15 July Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival
16 July Jenny’s Place – Somerset
17 July Western Women’s Choir – Chard
18 July Cor Cochion – Friends Meeting House, Cardiff
19 July Our World Is Not For Sale – Sheffield
20 July Peace Concert – Victoria Hall, Saltaire
21 July Workshop In Manchester
22 July Sedbergh Workshop
22 July Sedbergh Concert
23 July Workshop Dent Memorial Hall
25 July Social Policy Conference – Belfast City Hall
26 July Lavelle’s Pub – Belmullet
26 July Tiny Pub In Roslare
27 July Pub In ?
28 July Street Fair In ?
6–8 August Sidmouth Festival – 5 Gigs
14 August Anna Logan’s retirement celebration – NCOSS
24 August The Future of Public Education – UTS Blackfriars campus
9 September Refugee Rally – Circular Quay
11 September Citizenship Ceremony – Paddington Town Hall
29 September Thank You Eastside Arts – Paddington
10 October Refugee Week – Waverley Council
20 October Sydney A Cappella Festival – The Rocks
23 October Marrickville Greens, Public Meeting On Refugees
27 October Scarecrow Festival
27 October Loaded Dog
11 November Fair Trade Not Free Trade – Darling Harbour
13 November Citizenship Ceremony – Paddington Town Hall
4 December Australian National Council Of Refugee Women – Ultimo TAFE

Total = 65 gigs

2000

1 January Nariel Creek Folk Festival – Victoria
26 January Citizenship Ceremony, South Sydney Council – Redfern Park
4 March Music & Movies, Ashfield Municipal Council – Ashfield Park
9 March IWD Choir Night – Christ Church St Laurence
11 March IWD Breakfast Celebration – Ballroom, Darling Harbour
18 March Jamberoo Folk Festival
26 March Zimbabwe Information Centre benefit – Simpson St Bondi
31 March Balmain Public School benefit
4 April Citizenship Ceremony, South Sydney – Paddington Town Hall
7 April Roy Bailey Concert – 3 Weeds Rozelle
8 April Choral Sea Stall – Paddington Markets
6 May Green Left Weekly salute to May Day – Granville Town Hall
10 May Bennelong Citizens for Reconciliation, Anglican Hunters Hill
13 May St Albans Folk Festival
16 May Citizenship Ceremony, South Sydney – Paddington Town Hall
19 May Reconciliation night Politics In The Pub – Gaelic Club
20 May Reconciliation gig in Redfern
28 May Reconciliation Walk on Sydney Harbour Bridge
9 June Portuguese National Day – Club Marrickville
11 June Kiama Folk Festival
30 July Anti Sanctions Iraq – Granville Town Hall
9 August World Indigenous Day – Pier One, The Rocks
13 August Support for NTEU at UWS Open Day – Rydalmere
19 August Aboriginal Tent Embassy – Victoria Park
22 August Citizenship Ceremony – Paddington Town Hall
30 August 1st Anniversary Timor Independence – Leichhardt Town Hall
2 September Unionists against Corporate Tyranny – Resistance Centre
1 September Politics In The Pub, chile Post-Pinochet, Gaelic Club
4 September Mandela visit – Hilton Hotel
10 September Marrickville Festival
23 September Jez Lowe concert – Loaded Dog Folk Club, Annandale
28 September Streets Alive – Norton Street Leichhardt
3 October Barbara Curthoys Funeral – Lane Cove Crematorium
31 October Citizenship Ceremony – Paddington Town Hall
9 November Xanana Gusmao visit – Seymour Centre
12 November Humanist Society Conference – UTS
18 November 10th Anniversary Sydney A Cappella Assoc. Paddington Church
26 November Nanny Goat Hill Festival – Lilyfield
3 December International Disability Day – Enmore Park
5 December Farewell for Stuart Rees – Sydney University
12 December Citizenship Ceremony – Paddington Town Hall
15 December Reconciliation Gig at Tranby College
20 December Bougainville CD Launch – Gaelic Club

Total = 43 gigs

1999

1 January Nariel Creek Folk Festival – Victoria
7 February Sea Festival – Bondi
13 February Campbelltown Mall
19 February Impromptu Performance – Glengarry Castle
6 March Fundraising Trivia Quiz – Graphic Arts Club
10 March International Women’s Day, St Stephen’s Church – Sydney
14 March FIET Conference – Sydney Town Hall
11 April 12th Birthday Barbeque
15 April Empire Hotel – Annandale.
17 April Yasmar Juvenile Detention Centre
17 April Loaded Dog [1 song]
24-25 April St Albans Folk Festival
1 May Bougainville Women – Gladesville Hospital
19 May Anti VSU Rally Town Hall Square
20 May Community Aid Abroad Benefit – Stanmore
23 May Bennelong Native Title and Reconciliation Group – Hunter’s Hill
10 June Portuguese National Day Festival – Portuguese Club, Sydenham
27 June John Pilger’s East Timor documentary – Globe Theatre Stanmore
9 July Live to DAT recorded concert – Old Darlington School
22 July UNSW Social Policy Conference – Waters’ Edge, Pier One
22 July Wake for John Lennox – Kitty O’Shea’s, Paddington
24 July Cabaret Politique, fundraiser for us – Tom Mann Theatre
14 August Sydney A Cappella Association Festival – Bondi Junction
mid August Dita Sari public meeting, Trades Hall, Goulburn St Haymarket
21 August Yasmar Juvenile Detention Centre
3 September Hospital visit for choir member – Rachel Foster Clinic
5 September BBQ, Sydney A Cappella Association Festival – Jubilee Park
9 September Amnesty Internationl vigil for East Timor – Martin Place
11 September East Timor Rally – Hyde Park
17 September Kavisha Mazella – Three Weeds, Rozelle
12 September March for Timorese Hunger Strikers – Hyde Park to York Street
18 September Scarecrow Festival – Macquarie Towns
18 September Anniversary of Korean Resource Centre – Ashfield Town Hall
21 September Amnesty International Rally for East Timor – First Fleet Park
28 September Citizenship Ceremony, South Sydney – Paddington Town Hall
15 October Live To DAT recorded concert – Old Darlington School
7 November Launch of English Tetum Dictionary – Gleebooks, Glebe
16 November Citizenship Ceremony, South Sydney – Paddington Town Hall
27 November Inauguration of Korean Tiler’s Branch – CFMEU, Campsie
3 December Jive Kayana – Harbourside Brasserie
4 December Filipino Xmas celebration – 66 Albion Street Surry Hills
12 December East Timor benefit – Annandale Hotel

Total = 42 gigs

1998

1 January Woodford Festival – Queensland
22 January Mick Dodson’s Farewell from HREOC
22 March Jamberoo Folk Festival
? March International Women’s Day [women only]
1 April Education Funding Protest – Victoria Park
3 April Politics in the Pub – Glebe
3 April Sydney A Cappella Association – Balmain
11-13 April National Folk Festival
18 April Transport Conference – Granville
18 April MUA Picket – Darling Harbour
19 April MUA Picket – Port Botany
25 April St Albans Folk Festival
26 April MUA Picket – Darling Harbour
1 May Edna Ryan Memorial Function
3 May May Day March
3 May MUA Picket – Port Botany
10 May MUA Picket – Port Botany
15 May MUA Benefit Concert – Gaelic Club
16 May Reclaim The Streets – Belmore Park
16 May East Timor Cultural Festival – First Fleet Park
22 May Women In The Public Sector Conference
26 May Sorry Day – Marrickville
28 May East Timor Benefit – Landsdowne Hotel
10 June Women Of The Waterfront – Newtown
12 June Yasmar Juvenile Detention Centre
20 June Winter Magic Festival – Katoomba
3 July Adult Migrant Education Service Meeting – Teachers Federation
25 July Cuban Celebration – Villawood
6 August Quito, Song Company – Newtown Theatre
8 August Hiroshima Day – Jabiluka Protest
15 August Sydney A Cappella Association – Glebe Town Hall
1 September Bouganiville Benefit – Glebe Town Hall
17 September Community Aid Abroad Dinner
10 October Walking The Streets – Newtown
27 October Forest Alliance Protest – Parliament House
29 October Forest Alliance Protest – Parliament House
1 November East Timor Benefit – Scruffy Murphy’s
14 November Yasmar Juvenile Detention Centre
15 November Cuban Celebration – Marrickville
28 November Australian Heritage Festival – Annandale Neighbourhood Centre
5 December Redfern Residents for Reconciliation – Eveleigh St
12 December Sydney A Cappella Association – Subud Hall
13 December Gladesville Community Street Party

Total = 43 gigs

1997

9 February Loaded Dog Folk Club – Annandale
19 February Edna Ryan Memorial – Leichhardt Town Hall
7 March International Women’s Day – St Mary’s Cathedral
8 March International Women’s Day March
26 March Public Transport Gig
8 April Public Transport Gig – Parliament House
13 April 10th Birthday & CD Launch – Redfern Town Hall
18 April Women’s Electoral Lobby Dinner – Menzies Hotel
20 April Koori Radio – Redfern
27 April St Albans Folk Festival
30 April Iranian/Iraqi Communist Party May Day – Granville Town Hall
3 May FILEF’s May Day Celebration
25 May Combined Choirs, Cooney’s Hotel – Wollongong
30 May CPSU Demo – Town Hall
4 June? Reconciliation Gig???
25 July Politics In The Pub, Industrial reform
2 August Demo against the Eastern Distributor – Moore Park
2 August ??? Demo First Fleet Park
17 August Combined Choirs Event – Lawson
18 August Movement For The Survival Of The Ogoni People – Quakers Hall
22 August Politics In The Pub
31 August Combined Choirs – Culturebank, Brisbane
1 September Combined Choirs, ACTU Congress – Brisbane
1 September Combined Choirs – Ipswich Workers Club, Brisbane
19 September Politics In The Pub
25 September Community Aid Abroad Dinner – El Porron, Leichhardt
26 September Politics In The Pub – Philippines
3 October Politics In The Pub – Noel Pearson
11 October Native Title Rally – The Domain[?]
13 October Mary Conlon Lecture – Eugene Goosens Hall
24 October Workers Health Centre Anniversary – Graphic Arts Club
25 October Amnesty International – Taylor Square
26 October Campaign For A Just Republic Launch – City
15 November Reconciliation Gig – Lawson
16 November Combined Choirs – Lithgow
29 November “Four Strong Women” Gig?
28 December Woodford Festival – Queensland
29 December Woodford Festival – Queensland
30 December Woodford Festival – Queensland

Total = 39 gigs

1996

15 February Westpac workers on strike, Martin Place
17 February Paddington Markets
24 February Paddington Markets
24 May Politics In The Pub
15 June International Volunteers for Peace, Blue Mountains
18 June Community Aid Abroad gig, Martin Place
29 June Bessie Smyth Clinic benefit – Enmore
12 July Politics In The Pub
14 July Philippines benefit – NCOSS, Surry Hills
28 July Anti-Gun rally
30 July Lead Group – Summer Hill
3 August Buses to Incinerator
19 August Trade Union rally – Canberra
24 August Live Recording concert – Old Darlington School
25 August East Timor gig – Tradesman’s Arms ?
29 August Community Aid Abroad – Diethnes, Pitt Street Sydney
31 August Belinda, Miguel & Paddy, Wollombi Festival
14 September Excelsior Folk Festival – Surry Hills
22 September Warren View Hotel
2 November Paddington Markets
16 November Philippines concert – Paddington Uniting Church
22 November Wether.ill Park
23 November Anti-Racism demo
26 November Save Hinchinbrook – Glebe Town Hall [4 members]
28 November Asian Women At Work
1 December Peter Hicks CD launch
7 December James Dunn, East Timor book launch – Landsdowne Hotel
12 December Petersham School

Total = 28 gigs

1995

17 April National Folk Festival – A Movement That Sings Never Dies
29 April Democracy in South Africa, 1 Year Old – Petersham Town Hall
10 June Philippines gig, Born Again Pagans & Jimmy Little – Sudbud Hall
18 June Paddington Town Hall – details forgotten
2 July Combined Choirs, Movement That Sings – North Annandale
4 July Fiesta and Falafel or was it 1992?
29 July Aidwatch – Glebe Town Hall
16 August Total Environment Centre dinner – Graphic Arts Club
15 October Burrawang Festival
28 October Multicultural Festival – Liverpool
28 October Communist Party Anniversary – Marrickville
17 November Marrickville Legal Centre
19 November Cuba Solidarity – Addison Rd Community Centre

Total = 13 gigs

1994

19 February South African night – Burland Hall Newtown
25 February Petersham Public School?
4 March School benefit – Petersham Town Hall
5 March Guatemala public meeting – Albion St courtyard
31 March Green Left Weekly conference – Clancy Auditorium
2-3 April Combined Choirs – National Folk Festival
9 April Senior citizens, Fran McIlroy
17 April Harbourside Brasserie
22 April Politics In The Pub – South Africa
30 April ANC Election night party – Petersham Town Hall
1 May May Day rally – First Fleet Park
3 June Farewell for ANC activists – Bowlers’ Club, Sydney
4 June Combined Choirs – Newcastle Workers Club
25 June Loaded Dog Folk Club
2 July Combined Choirs Against Kennet – Graphic Arts Club
9 July Combined Choirs – Wollongong
22 July Bretton Woods – Glebe Town Hall.
30 July Women In The Catholic Church – Parramatta?
8 August Womens’ Abortion Action Campaign – YWCA
10-11 September Wollombi Folk Festival
22 September East Timor Concert
23 September East Timor Function – Harbourside Brasserie – (Midnight Oil)
24 September Sutherland Environment Group dinner
27 September ANC, COSATU, and SACP reception – Sydney Town Hall
8 October 10th anniversary Balmain Amnesty International group
15 October Eastern Suburbs Poetry Group – Waverly Library
4 November Politics In The Pub, Women In Prison – Ann Symonds speaking
11-13 November Major’s Creek Folk Festival
26 November Philippines Cabaret Night

Total = 29 gigs

1993

29 January Illawarra Migrant Resource Centre
21 March Community day, Scotland Island
26 March Politics In The Pub
3 April Freedom From Hunger conference, Addison Road
26 April St Albans Folk Festival
5 June Eastern Suburbs Poetry Group, Waverly Library
2 May May Day March
20 June Austcare – Tumbalong Park
26 June Stonewall Day – All Of Us Together – Taylor Square
21 August Link Up Conference – Granville
30 August Brackets And Jam – Harbourside Brasserie
1 September Combined African Choirs, ACTU Congress, Darling Harbour
2 September Songs Of Africa – Combined African Choirs, NSW Teachers Fed
4 September Surry Hills Fiesta
11 September Wollombi Festival
18 September Combined African Choirs, New Lambton
14 October Desmond Tutu, St James Church
15 October Women’s Action and Info Group – Lane Cove
17 October Mental Heal Day – Bondi Pavillion
13 November Majors Creek Festival
14 November Newtown Festival
19 November Pat O’Shane, Politics in the Park, Glebe
4 December ANC Benefit – up and down Glebe Point Road and St John’s Hall
11 December STUCCO end of year party
30 December Maleny Folk Festival

Total = 25 gigs

1992

8 January Arts Underground, St James Railway Station
15 February Fundraiser for Cuban Researcher, private house in Roseville
22 February ANC Fundraiser, Gladstone Park, Balmain
16 March Melissa Becker – South African Art Exhibition, Bondi Pavillion
21 March Australian Irish Congress, Journalists Club
28 March Cuban fundraiser, Graphic Arts Club
31 March Multicultural Night, Glebe High School
4 April Solidarity Choir 5th Anniversary, Waterside Workers Federation
5 April Walk Against Want, Tumbalong Park
26 April Music Deli, Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo
3 May Live to Air, 2SER FM
3 May May Day Parade, on the May Day Committee’s float
10 May Cockatoo Island
29 May East Timor photo exhibition, Tin Sheds Gallery
19 June Politics In The Park, Harold Park Hotel
4 July Save The Children Of Iraq, Newtown Neighbourhood Centre
19 July Community Arts Association, Cultural Capers, Opera House
25 July Loaded Dog Folk Club, Annandale Neighbourhood Centre
23 August Keep Left – International Socialists conference, UTS
4 September Politics in the Park, Harold Park Hotel
21 September Taylor Square Arts Festival
26 September Future Of The Anti-Apartheid Movement, BWIU building
3 October Burma Solidarity evening, Bondi Pavillion
10 October Building A New South Africa, Bondi Pavillion
11 October Migrants’ Art Exhibition, Emu Plains
12 October Sydney A Cappella Association birthday?
20 October Community Aid Abroad with Voices From The Vacant Lot?
24 October Loaded Dog Folk Club, Annandale Neighbourhood Centre
24 October Jim Percy memorial, Glebe Town Hall
31 October Blacktown Migrant Resource Centre, Emu Plains
28 November Deaths In Custody Watch Committee, Gaelic Club
12 December Community Aid Abroad – ABC Music Show, Eugene Goossens
12 December Tas Bull’s retirement, Museum of Contemporary Art

Total = 33 gigs

1991

? Peace vigil, US Consulate?
7 February Donna Burns memorial, St Mary’s Cathedral crypt
7 February Donna Burns funeral, Chatswood
10 February Network For Peace, Sydney Domain
22 March Latin America week, Pitt St Uniting Church
24 March Palm Sunday march, Sydney Domain
30 March ‘Lux’ and Sindy’s wedding, Kogarah Bay Hall
? March? concert with Bulgarian Women’s choirs, Goosens Hall
3 April Last issue of Tribune function, Water & Sewerage Employees Hall
6 April Korean Conference, YMCA
14 April Walk Against Want, Community Aid Abroad, Darling Harbour
21 April South Sydney cultural day, Redfern Park
27 April FILEF – Italian Liberation Day, Fogolar Furlan restaurant, Lansvale
5 May May Day Latin America/Philippines Solidarity, NCOSS courtyard
? June Harbourside Brasserie
16 June support Roaring Jack, Harold Park Hotel
21 June Soweto Day, Graphic Arts Club
22 June Stanmore Public School Fiesta
4 August New Left Party Living In Sydney conference, Granville TAFE
10 August South African Women’s event, Newtown Neighbourhood Centre
10 August Hiroshima Day
2 September Philippines gig?
19 October Australian Irish Congress, Journalists Club
20 October Freedom From Hunger Conference, Clancy Auditorium
6 November Centenary of The Settlement, Edward St, Chippendale
8 November Sri Lankan Youth Resource Group
14 November CEFTA benefit, Marion Street Leichhardt
17 November Cultural Dissent, Resistance Centre
23 November Aidex Arms Fair – Canberra
30 November Burma Festival, Newtown High School
2 December Farewell to Eddie Funde, Graphic Arts Club
8 December Human Rights Day, Camperdown Memorial Park
7 December East Timor anniversary, St Mary’s Cathedral
7 December East Timor anniversary, Sydney Town Hall
18 December Migrant Resource Centre, Wollongong
? Gaelic Club [Nicholas and Miguel also sang Croppy Boy] or 1992?

Total = 36 gigs

1990

29 April May Day event, Landsdowne Hotel
5 May Radio Skid Row benefit, Addison Rd Community Centre?
16 June Soweto Day, First Fleet Park
28 June ABC Radio National, Upper Forbes Street
21 July Women’s International League For Peace & Freedom, Sydney Uni
4 August Hiroshima Day, First Fleet Park
28 August Public Sector Union building opening, Thomas Street Haymarket
7 September Pacific Rim Health Conference, YWCA
17 October Premiere of Dry White Season, Greater Union Theatre
24 October Mandela visit, Sydney Opera House
24 October Mandela visit, St Mary’s Cathedral
3 November Radio Skid Row benefit, Addison Rd Community Centre
2 December Campaign to Expose the Frame up of Tim Anderson
3 December Radio Eastern Sydney, below Paddington Town Hall

Total = 14 gigs

1989

25 January Bicentennial Protest Group – Bondi
18 February Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Party
19 March La Peña
1 April Nicaraguan Hurricane Benefit – Paddington Town Hall
29 April South East Forest Alliance – Balmain Town Hall
13/14 May Social Workers Union Roden Cutler House
early May? Thomas Nkobi tour – ANC
21 May CISES Crazy Cabaret La Peña
22 May Gaelic Club
29 July Rainforest gig – Hyde Park
29 July New Left Party conference function – Graphic Arts Club
21 August Gaelic Club
24 August Central American Solidarity Club – UNSW
12 September Open Day – Petersham TAFE
16 September ANC Conference – Lane Cove
14 October Songs For Freedom In South Africa – WWF Hall
21 October FILEF benefit for Nuovo Paese – Leichhardt High School
5 November RORT anti-runway event
19 November La Peña
2-3 December Meeting with People’s Chorus & gig on radio – Catherine Hill Bay
4 December AIDS Day candlelight march – Taylor Square to Hyde Park
7 December FILEF Booklaunch – Napolitana Centre
??? Banchoinc Eireann O for Irish TV – Darling Harbour

Total = 23 gigs

1988

22 January Anti Bicentenial NSWIT Great Hall
7 February Paul Kelly gig – Paddington RSL
12 February Marrickville Legal Centre
12 February Greet Amandla at Airport
18 March Kelly St Kollective, with Floating Eagle Feather
24 March Central America public meeting – Tom Mann Theatre
25 March Mass for Oscar Romero – Kirribilli Church
27 March Palm Sunday rally
7 April Gay/Lesbian demo outside British Consulate – Circular key
22 April Resource & Action Committee for Latin America – La Peña
30 April CISES El Salvador benefit – Paddington Town Hall
1 May Amandla concert at Graphic Arts Club
6 May Youth Forum for Peace & Disarmament – Sydney Uni
7 May Direct Action dinner
10 May South of the Border screening [David Bradbury film]
20 May RACLA fundraiser with Okapi Guitar Band – La Peña
21 May Chile Solidarity fundraiser – La Peña
30 May Aids vigil – Pitt St Uniting Church
16 June Soweto Day – Sydney Town Hall
25 June Liberation Festival – Glebe Town Hall
1 July Gay Lesbian rally – Parliament House
9 July CISCAC – Balmain Town Hall
23-24 July Gorman House – Bogon Theatre Canberra
25 July Rally against anti-abortion legislation – Teachers’ Federation
27 August RACLA BBQ at Bob Hayes’ house, Tempe
2 September Blah, Blah, Blah ABC TV with Andrew Denton
7 October Tranby College event – Leichhardt Town Hall
15 October FILEF – Leichhardt Primary School
16 October La Peña?
5 November Salvadorean Association – Cabramatta
12 November Concert with Voices From The Vacant Lot – Bondi Pavillion
26 November Newtown Festival
10 December Mambologists gig – Teachers’ Federation
16 December Memorial for Johnny Makatini, Pitt Street Uniting Church

Total = 34 gigs

1987

31 March Oliver Tambo visit – Sydney Town Hall
? Rally, Belmore Park
? Gig with Paul Kelly

at least 3 gigs

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