Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Koroit Lake School
Helen tutors ukulele at the Lake School - 2-7th January
Koroit, Victoria
Australia [map]
Price: See website

Helen returns to Lake School as the Ukulele Tutor for the second year running. She will run the daily ukulele classes and get participants ready for the Grand Hooley at the end of the week.

Past Dates

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Majors Creek Folk Festival
The Good Girls Song Project at Majors Creek Folk Festival - All weekend
Braidwood
NSW
Australia [map]
Price: See website

Come and see us and other amazing artists perform at this beautiful little festival in the hills of Braidwood. Just one hour from Canberra.

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Maldon Folk Festival
The Good Girls Song Project - All weekend
Maldon, Victoria
Australia [map]
Price: See website

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Tablelands Folk Festival
The Good Girls Song Project - All weekend
Yungaburra
Yungaburra, Queensland
Australia [map]
Price: See website

In this "must see" work, four of Australia's leading folk musicians present the new theatrical song cycle, “The Good Girl Song Project” written by Helen Begley. Based on the academic work of Liz Rushen, the work combines old fashioned storytelling with new celtic flavoured songs to recount a voyage taken by young women to Australia in the 1830's.

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Ballan RSL
The Good Girls Song Project - 2.30pm
146 Inglis Street
Ballan, Victoria 3342
Australia [map]
Price: $20 (Adults), $10 (Students 16-21), Free (Kids under 16)

In this "must see" work, seven of Australia's leading folk musicians present the new theatrical song cycle, “The Good Girl Song Project” written by Helen Begley. Based on the academic work of Liz Rushen, the work combines old fashioned storytelling with new celtic flavoured songs to recount a voyage taken by young women to Australia in the 1830's.

Friday, August 25th, 2017

House Concert in Wattle Glen
The Good Girl Song Project House Concert - 7pm
Contact Helen for Details
Wattle Glen, Victoria
Australia [map]
Price: $10.00

Come sit by the open fire and listen to our last rehearsal before we go into the studio on Sunday 27th August. A cosy way to spend a Friday evening. The house is right next door to the Wattle Glen railway station. Contact Helen for the address.

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

The Vine Hotel
The Ashes Tour - 2.30pm
27 Detour Road
Wangaratta, Victoria
Australia [map]
Price: $15 Adult. Kids Free

Melbourne singer-songwriter Helen Begley, Wangaratta bluesman Luke R Davies, and Melbourne brother-and-sister duo The Stormy Mundys (Simon Mundy and Diana Wolfe) in concert. Three northeast shows only—Mt Beauty, Beechworth and Wangaratta. Ticket prices: $20, $15 concession, children under 16 free.

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

The Ashes Tour - 7pm
101 Ford Street
Beechworth, Victoria
Australia [map]
Price: $20.00 Adult. $15.00 Concession. Kids Free

Melbourne singer-songwriter Helen Begley, Wangaratta bluesman Luke R Davies, and Melbourne brother-and-sister duo The Stormy Mundys (Simon Mundy and Diana Wolfe) in concert. Three northeast shows only—Mt Beauty, Beechworth and Wangaratta. Ticket prices: $20, $15 concession, children under 16 free.

Friday, February 24th, 2017

The Ashes Tour - 7pm
1 Tennis Court Avenue
Mt Beauty, Victoria VIC
Australia [map]
Price: $20.00 Adult. $15.00 Concession. Kids Free

Melbourne singer-songwriter Helen Begley, Wangaratta bluesman Luke R Davies, and Melbourne brother-and-sister duo The Stormy Mundys (Simon Mundy and Diana Wolfe) in concert. Three northeast shows only—Mt Beauty, Beechworth and Wangaratta. Ticket prices: $20, $15 concession, children under 16 free.

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Illawarra Folk Festival
The Good Girl Song Project
Bulli Showground
Wollongong, NSW
Australia [map]
Price: See Website for details

The Good Girl Song Project featuring Helen and her mate Emily Hayes standing in for Penny Larkins will appear at the 32nd annual Illawarra Folk Festival in January will feature a record 180 acts from around the world, across Australia and the Illawarra.The festival, to be held at Bulli Showground in Wollongong's northern suburbs from January 12-15, will feature 19 international acts from Ireland, Scotland, England, Spain, Italy, Japan, the US, Germany, Canada and New Zealand. Hope to see you there.

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Koroit Lake School
Koroit Lake School
Koroit
Koroit, Victoria
Australia [map]
Price: See Website

Come and join in 5 days of music making in Koroit, birthplace of Helen's great grandfather. In 2017, Helen will lead the Ukulele workshops. Come learn some new ukulele moves include disco, bluegrass and country styles. Kids workshops as well as adults. See the website for lots of information. Hope to see you there. 

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Forbes SES Fundraiser - 1pm
Templar Street
Forbes, NSW
Australia [map]
Price: $10.00

Helen plays a fundraiser to raise money for much needed support for Forbes SES. Guests include Brothers 3, Michelle Little, Charmaine Pout, James Norton, Rustic Charm and Co and Rosie Yapp.

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Chicks with Picks Melbourne - 4.45pm
Union Road
Surrey Hills, Victoria 3127
Australia [map]
Price: Free

Helen's guitar and ukulele students, Chicks with Picks Melbourne, entertain the folks at this year's Surrey Hills Music Festival. Come for the day and enjoy live music, food and frolic. Fingers crossed for a sunny Surrey Hills day in that weather prone city of Melbourne.

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Lomond Hotel
Writers Block - 7.30pm
Cnr Blyth and Nicholson Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056
Australia [map]
Price: Free

A night of original songs around the theme of "Poverty and Poetry" by six accomplished Australian songwriters including Enda Kenny, Mandy Connell, Brendan Bonsack and yours truly. It's free so come and have some dinner and a few drinks and support The Lomond, long time supporter of Melbourne live music. 

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Cygnet Folk Festival
Cygnet Folk Festival - All weekend
Cygnet
Tasmania [map]

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Maldon Folk Festival
Maldon Folk Festival - All Weekend
Main St
Maldon, AU 3463
AU [map]

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival
Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival - All weekend
Kangaroo Valley
NSW
Australia [map]
Price: $100 for weekend

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Nanga Music Festival
Nanga Music festival - All weekend
Nanga Bush Camp
Dwellingup, WA
Australia [map]

Friday, June 5th, 2015

National Celtic Festival
All Weekend
Portarlington
Victoria
Australia [map]
Price: See Festival Website for tickets
Penny Larkins and I present:
The Good Girl: A Song Project
Initially inspired by Anne Summers’ work “Damned Whores & God’s Police”, song-writer Helen Begley felt it was time to tell the brave story of the hundreds of women that responded to advertised requests all of the UK in the 1830s-50s for women aged 16-30 to take the independent and voluntary journey to Australia. The work of author Liz Rushen has filled in the background of this work. Helen Begley (Milk, Chicks with Picks) is a unique crafter of story and Penny Larkins (Salvation Jane, Penny & Carl) has the kind of timeless and beautiful voice perfect to tell these tales. Come and meet our girls.

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Lomond Hotel
The Writer's Block 2 - 7.30pm
Cnr Blyth and Nicholson Street
Brunswick, Vic 3056
Australia [map]
Price: Free

Songwriters Helen Begley, Jody Galvin, Carl Pannuzzo, Lauren Lee Williams, Frank Jones and Brendan Bonsak present two sets of song about love. Bring out the murder ballads!

Friday, May 15th, 2015

7.30pm
Richmond Neighbourhood Centre, West Market Street
Richmond, NSW
Australia [map]
Price: $10.00

I get to play guitar with James Norton. It's always good fun playing music with James and this is why:

James Norton is a bloke who knows how to entertain. You’ll find him at festivals, pubs and campfires across Australia.  He’ll either be booming out an Aussie bush poem in his broad Australian accent or singing knockabout Aussie folk songs and old time country standards accompanied by his banjo and harmonica. 

 

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Our Balwyn Backyard House Concert
MILK PLAYS BALWYN - 3pm
Given upon Request
Balwyn, Victoria 3103
Australia
0413 350 356 [map]
Price: $20.00/Kids free

To help  "BEGLEY, BUTLER AND QuIGLEY" reach their Pozible Crowd Funding Target,  Helen has called upon her old band mates from Milk to come and play under the clothes line in Eliza's backyard in Balwyn. The household is very excited, hope you can come too. 

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

The BIG BBQ at Patton Street Park
BBQ to Broken Hill Tour- Big BBQ - 6pm
Patton Street
South Broken Hill, NSW
Australia [map]
Price: Free

Proudly sponsored by Broken Hill Art Exchange

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

The Palace Hotel
BBQ to Broken Hill Tour - Broken Hill - 9pm
227 Argent Street
Broken Hill, NSW
Australia
(08) 8088 1699 [map]
Price: Free

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Silverton Hotel
BBQ to Broken Hill Tour - Silverton - 6pm
Layard St
Silverton, NSW
Australia [map]
Price: Free

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Coburn Hotel
BBQ to Broken Hill Tour - Cockburn - 6pm
14 Elder Tce
Cockburn, South Australia
Australia [map]
Price: Donation

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

The Deniliquin Club
BBQ to Broken Hill Tour - Deniliquin - 8pm
230 George St, Deniliquin
Deniliquin, NSW
Australia [map]
Price: $15/$5 kids

Friday, January 30th, 2015

BBQ to Broken Hill Tour - Junee - 7pm
45-61 Lord St
Junee, NSW
Australia
(02) 6924 3574 [map]
Price: $10

PIZZA AND DRINKS AVAILABLE!

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

BBQ to Broken Hill Tour - Wodonga - 8pm
8 Spring Gully Road
Wodonga, Vic
Australia
0424 952 614 [map]
Price: $20/Kids Free

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

BBQ to Broken Hill Tour - 8.00pm
Contact Helen for Details
Beechworth, Vic
Australia [map]
Price: By Donation

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

The Lomond Hotel
The Lyric Scottish Session #2 - 8pm
225 Nicholson Street
East Brunswick, Victoria 3056
Australia [map]
Price: Free

Scotland may still be part of Great Britain, but the diaspora of Scots voices are strong and distinct. Soul man, Steve Boyd, one of the best Scots I know, and blues ace, Alex Burns, will be appearing with me for a song writer in the round performance at the Lomond Hotel. So, don your kilts, roll your rrrrr's and get ready to order some top shelf whiskey as we take you along the high roads and low roads of what will be a fine night of songs, stories and guitar and ukulele magic. Free.

www.helenbegley.com
www.alexburns.com.au

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Begley, Butler and Quigley - All weekend
Uranquinty Football Oval
Uranquinty, NSW
Australia [map]
Price: See festival website

Singer songwriters, Marisa Quigley, Helen Begley, Racheal Oak Butler met two years at the Uranquinty Folk Festival and immediately became firm friends. 

Earlier this year, they joined forces for the first time in a song writer in the round presentation at an Under The Hills Hoist house concert in Wodonga. Whether it was the combination of hilarity and gravitas, the fact that they represent each of the astrological fire signs, or that they are all just really great songwriters and performers, the three mates knew that something special had been created.

Last Sunday, they found out they were accepted into their first folk festival at Uranquinty where it all started. And, they're planning a tour to Broken Hill early next year along with a film crew who'll be making a little film about our girls. Working title is "The Adventures of Marisa, Queen of the Desert!" 

Along the way they'll trade their original and favourite songs, spill the beans on each other's well kept secrets and share an entertaining friendship that will delight audiences. 

For now, they are trying to decide how they'll make their spectacular entrance onto the stage at Uranquinty. They're leaning towards the idea of piling into Racheal's Ute and doing a victory lap of the oval with a megaphone and a lasso. However they get to the stage, their show should not be missed

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Sappho Books, Cafe and Wine Bar
Helen Begley and Penny Larkins - 4pm
51 Glebe Point Road
Glebe, NSW 2037
Australia [map]
Price: Free

Helen Begley and Penny Larkins from Melbourne will play a lovely Sunday afternoon gig at Sappho books cafe & wine bar 51 Glebe point rd in Glebe this Sunday 28th from 4pm -6:30 pm 


Helen Begley (song-writer) and Penny Larkins (performer) invite you to share some untold tales of women of history past. 

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Bar 303
Milk and Madrigals - 4pm
303 High Street
Northcote, Victoria 3070
Australia
9482 4577 [map]
Price: $10

Milk dynamic duo (Emily Hayes and Helen Begley) reform for a special show. Although it's been a while since Milk last performed, there's still a lot of love in the air for the band and a hankering for some Milky harmonies and well worn favourite songs. So, the girls reckon it's about time they shared this Milky love and put on a winter wonderland of a show. 

And who better to support the Milk duo but a Madrigal choir and its repertoire of 16th century songs that run the gamut of themes from bawdy drinking songs to chaste love ballads, but mostly bawdy hey nonny no's. 

It should be a fantastic afternoon of musical alliterations starting with "m" in the front bar of the friendliest little venue on High Street. Hope you can make it.

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Clifton Hill Hotel
Acoustic Wednesday - 8.30pm
89 Queens Parade
Clifton Hill, Victoria 3068
Australia
03 9489-8705 [map]
Price: Free

A lovely evening of fabulous music.

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

The Lomond Hotel
The Lyric Room Sessions #1 - 8.30pm
225 Nicholson Street
Brunswick, Vic 3058
Australia [map]
Price: Free

Melbourne chanteuse, Jody Galvin, soul man, Carl Pannuzzo and folk singer, Helen Begley take you back to the coffee houses and pubs of the ‘60’s where the singer songwriter held sway and the kids flocked to hear them.

Positioned in the round, just as their songwriter forbears, these three fine contemporary writers will trade songs and play each other’s work in a spontaneous mystery flight of a musical journey.

Jody, Carl and Helen invite you to come and share the adventure.

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

3rrr
Vital Bits - 8.05am
Radio 3rrr 102.7fm
Melbourne, Victoria 3056
australia [map]
Price: free

Listen to 3rrr to hear Helen, Jody Galvin and Carl Pannuzzo chat to radio personality Tim Thorpe and sing him some songs. Live Saturday morning radio!

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

THE WEST BRUNSWICK BIG NEIGHBOURHOOD GIG
2pm
Jacobs Reserve Scout Hall, Melville Road
West Brunswick, Victoria 3055
Aus [map]
Price: $15.00/$10.00 concession. Kids Free

A celebration of West Brunswick's neighbourhood. Includes Special Guests, Haiku performances, Photos of the neighbourhood, and the last performance of "West Brunswick" the album in it's entirety. Bring a plate to share. Tea and Coffee supplied. 

Friday, October 4th, 2013

All weekend
Uranquinty
Uranquinty, NSW
Aus [map]
Price: Weekend $55.00

The BEST Fest in the Southern Hemisphere! Just don't tell anyone.

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Enda and Julie's House Concert
7.30pm doors open for 8pm start
Northcote
Northcote, Victoria
Aus [map]
Price: $20.00
One of the final concerts in the “West Brunswick Suburban Dream” Tour
BYO includes a light supper
Contact: enda@endakenny.com.au to reserve your seat and collect the address.

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Coburg Library
Saturday Sessions at Moreland Library - 11am
Corner Victoria and Louisa Streets
Coburg, Victoria 3058
Aus [map]
Price: Free

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Factory Cafe
Gingko with Myron Lysenko - 11am
453 Victoria Street
West Brunswick, Victoria 3055
Aus [map]
Price: $20.00/$12 Concession

Poet and Teacher, Myron Lysenko, shows us how to write Haiku and then takes us on a walk around West Brunswick stopping at different locations to write haiku (short form of poetry) about where we are and what we see. Bring a pen and paper, some change for a coffee or tea, and dress for the weather. 

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

House Concert in West Brunswick
House Concert at Jenny and Roy's House - 7.30pm
Contact Helen for details
Melbourne, Victoria 3055
Aus [map]
Price: $25 Singles includes CD/$40 Couples includes CD

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Celtic Club
Benefit for Bangladesh - 7pm
Cnr Latrobe and Queen Street
Melbourne CBD, Victoria 3000
Aus
03 9639 2955 [map]
Price: $50.00 waged. $30 Unwaged. $100 Solidarity

1227 workers died after their garment factory collapsed on 24 April 2013. Bangladeshi garment workers, who make many of the clothes sold in Australian shops, need your support

Money raised is for Rana Plaza injured workers, the families of those killed and for union health and safety work in Bangladesh.

Featuring Corinne Grant and Ashley Naylor (Even)

Finger food included in price.


Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

House Concert in Brunswick
An evening at Jacqui and Cameron's House - 8pm
Contact Helen for address
Brunswick, Victoria
Aus [map]
Price: $25 Singles includes CD/$40 Couples includes CD

Special Guest Artists: "The Chickettes with Pickettes" and 'The Helen Kelly's"

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Guest Appearance at Northcote House Concert
Eleanor McEvoy House Concert - 7.30pm
Sold out
Northcote, Vic
Aus [map]
Price: Sold Out

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Contemporary Pioneer Micro Music Festival
Concert and Songwriting Workshop - All weekend
Stanley
Victoria
Aus [map]

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Marquis of Lorne
CANCELLED! PUB NO LONGER HOSTING MUSIC - 5pm
411 George Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065
Aus
(03)94159904 [map]
Price: Free

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

House Concert in Canberra
An afternoon in Steve and Lainey's Backyard - 3pm
Contact Helen for details
Canberra, ACT [map]
Price: $25 Singles includes CD/$40 Couples includes CD

Special Guest artist: Hayley Shone

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

House Concert in Fawkner
Contact Helen for details
Melbourne, Victoria 3060
Aus [map]
Price: $25 Single includes CD/$40 Couple includes CD

Friday, April 12th, 2013

House Concert in West Brunswick
8pm
Contact Helen for details
Melbourne, Victoria 3055
Aus [map]
Price: $25 Singles includes CD/$40 Couples includes CD

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

The Boite Music Cafe
Mrs Hemingway - 8pm
1 Mark Street, Nth Fitzroy
Melbourne, Victoria
Aus [map]

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Live at the Library - 7pm
Cnr Victoria and Louisa Streets
Coburg, Victoria 3058
Aus
03 9343 4000 [map]
Price: Free

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

First House Concert in West Brunswick
House Concert at Andrea and Glen's - 8pm
Contact Helen for Details
West Brunswick, Victoria 3055
Aus [map]
Price: $25 Singles includes CD/$40 Couples includes CD

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

House Concert in North Coburg
Sunday Arvo
Contact Helen for details
Melbourne, Victoria 3058
Aus [map]
Price: $25 Single includes CD/$40 Couple includes CD

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Friday, March 1st, 2013

House Concert in Wangaratta
7.30pm
Contact Helen for address
Wangaratta, Victoria [map]
Price: $25 singles/$40 couple includes a "West Brunswick" CD

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

West Brunswick Sneak Peek - 5.30pm
91 Cochranes Road, Morrabin
Melbourne, Victoria 3189
Aus
9532 2288 [map]
Price: $10.00

Come and have a sneak peek pre-release listen to the "West Brunswick" album songs at the Chandelier Room. Show starts at 5.30pm, I'll be appearing at 7.30pm. I look forward to playing some Northern Suburbs tunes to this Southern Suburbs audience. Hope to see you there.

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