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Autumn Valley Jamboree @ The Three Brothers Arms
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 12:00 am

The Three Brother’s Arms presents their first Autumn Valley Festival on Saturday March 23rd 2019.
See seven stellar acts over 10 hours!


The Three Brother’s Arms presents their first very first Autumn Valley Jamboree on Saturday March 23rd 2019. As a follow up to the popular ‘Goat’s Head Festival’ the Autumn Valley Jamboree is a time for you to enjoy some of the best music South Australia has to offer in a stunning outdoor setting before we head into the winter months.

Situated on the Three Brothers Arms beautiful decked backyard area, overlooking the valley and gardens with a tributary of the Angus River trickling in the distance, the Autumn Valley Jamboree will send off the summer months in style. Bring a rug and choose a space on the lawn or a seat on the deck and settle in with a glass of red (or whatever beverage takes your fancy), beautiful music and great company.


The Lineup: Courtney Robb Music and Snooks La Vie // Alana Jagt // Bearded Gypsy Band (one-off reunion) // The Associates // Max Savage and the False Idols // The Fallen Saints // David Blumberg & The Maraby Band


$30 a ticket with the event starting at 2pm. That’s a breakdown of $4.28 a band for 10 hours of entertainment and fun!
($1.20 service fee applies if buying online)


Please note: We will enforce a couple of very easy rules so everyone can enjoy their day, staff included:

1) Free camping onsite is available for tents and swags only, please call the venue on 8388 9265 between Tuesday to Sunday to book in advance.

2) As with most festivals; once you’ve entered the grounds you cannot exit and re-enter, this will be enforced from the get-go so please bring along everything you need when you first arrive to keep yourselves comfy and happy! No exceptions.

3) If you arrive in a camper van or similar you will have to find a park elsewhere and you will not be able to go between the festival gates and your vehicle, as with everyone else (see point 1 and 2). No exceptions.

4) Wristbands will be given so we know who has paid for their tickets and can keep a handle on patron numbers per our RSA. No exceptions.


Fringe gets heavy with Wither, Falcifer, Life Pilot and Ischema @ North Gambier Football & Netball Club
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 1:00 am

On the road to SA for the first time is Melbournes Wither and we are lucky enough to have them come to MtG.. Featuring members from Pridelands, Belle Haven, Dream on Dreamer, Sentinel and Taurus. These guys have lived up to their hype with the release of their debut Ep by blowing ear drums apart round the country and an intense live show only a few have seen so far!

Joining them straight off the back of their slot on Unify Festival is FALCIFER. This female fronted metal band are something to be seen and heard!! Reasonably new to the scene but causing some massive waves round Oz, they will be trekking here for the very first time!

We aren’t finished yet!

One of the best live bands going round Life Pilot will be returning with new tunes and if we are lucky maybe a release that they’ve been hard at work on. The show these guys put on is a kin to the brutality and complexity of Dillinger Escape Plan! They got this town going hard last time, let’s show them even more love this time round!

But there’s more!!

After a 6 year hiatus and a comeback show with Pridelands last year Ischema loved being on stage so much they just couldn’t stop!!
Old school Metalcore that we all love!!

This will be held at a new venue for us, Nth Gambier footy club and will also be turning MtG Fringe Festival on its ear!
What a way to kick back into shows this year!!

23rd of March, All Ages, $15+bf presale
Tix on sale Monday at 9am

Kylie Kain at the Cheese Factory @ The Cheese Factory Studio Gallery
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We planned to do this gig about 7 years ago! Here ’tis, folks! Rushing is for fools 🙂

Hana Blažíková and Bruce Dickey with Van Diemen’s Band @ Ukaria Cultural Centre
Mar 24 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the cornetto was fabled for its ability to imitate the human voice. This encompassed not only its clear and bright sound, but also its agility, range, dynamic flexibility, and articulation, making it sound as though the player were speaking through their instrument.

Hana Blažíková, a Czech soprano described as ‘one of the most exciting voices in the Baroque scene today’, joins world-renowned cornettist Bruce Dickey and musicians from Tasmania’s Van Diemen’s Band. Together, they revive the lost art of this instrumental-vocal pairing in a program framed by the seventeenth century, which also includes the Australian premiere of a new work for the combination by Greek composer Calliope Tsoupaki.

Hana Blažíková | soprano
Bruce Dickey | cornetto

Van Diemen’s Band

Julia Fredersdorff | violin
Lucinda Moon | violin
Donald Nicolson | keyboard
Nicholas Pollock | theorbo

Photo: Vojtêch Havlík

Volunteers and the Law @ Volunteering SA&NT
Mar 27 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Does your community organisation engage volunteers? Do you know the legal difference between paid and unpaid workers?
The way the law applies to volunteers can be complex and confusing. This popular session, presented by NFP Law (Justice Connect) steps participants through the components of a successful and legally-compliant volunteer program. Topics we cover include:

The legal differences between a volunteer, an employee and an independent contractor
Other forms of unpaid work (such as vocational placements, internships, work trials, work for the dole, and court ordered ‘volunteering’)
Volunteers and risk management
Volunteer selection process and equal opportunity laws
Volunteer screening and background checks
How to meet the ‘duty of care’ your organisation owes to volunteers
An organisation’s legal responsibility for the actions of its volunteers
The importance of volunteer insurance
Workplace behaviours and volunteers (discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying and victimisation)
Reimbursing or paying volunteers
Volunteers records, personal information and privacy
Reviewing volunteer performance and having difficult conversations
Ending the volunteer relationship
Top tips for managing an effective and legally-compliant volunteer program
Join us as we make the law easy to understand in this interactive and engaging session. We will provide morning tea and give you an hour to grab some lunch from a nearby cafe or the market while you network with your peers.

Welcome to Country @ Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm

March 29th 2019 | Conference Dinner
March 30th 2019 | Conference 8:30am -4pm
Tandanya, 253 Grenfell St Adelaide

If you have ever wondered “how am I going to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures? How do I find the time?” Then this Professional Development is for you!

> Suitable for teachers of primary through to secondary year levels or community members interested in indigenous perspectives in education.
> Australian Curriculum Links
> Electives from a broad range of subject areas History, Music, Arts, Geography and Science
> Key indigenous presenters
> Resources and conference notes included
> Professional Development certificate provided

As teachers, we have an opportunity to be catalysts to a more compassionate society.

Register at:

Family Fun Day – Science! @ Glenunga Hub
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A fantastic FREE afternoon of all things Science! Marvel at Dr Quark’s Scientific Circus show, join a SciWorld workshop on Chemical Capers, Science Toys or Starlab, and learn about Robotics and Coding with the team from King Kong Coders.

Simone Lamsma, Violin @ Ukaria Cultural Centre
Mar 31 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Simone Lamsma appears in a rare solo recital at UKARIA. Lamsma is respected by critics, peers and audiences alike as one of classical music’s most striking and captivating musical personalities.

“Absolutely stunning…” – Chicago Tribune

“…this performance was the most impressive one I’ve ever heard — on recordings or in the concert hall — an amazing artistic feat…” – BachTrack

The program features works for solo violin including: Ysaÿe Sonata No. 1 in G minor, Hindemith Sonata Op. 11 No. 6, JS Bach Partita No. 2 in D minor and Ysaÿe Sonata in D minor No. 3 ‘Ballade’.

An experience not to be missed.

MFC Golf Day 2019 @ Ashbourne Private Golf Course
Apr 7 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The MFC invites all current and past players, supporters, parents and sponsors to join us for our first major fundraiser for the 2019 Season!

The Golf – 4 Player Ambrose
The Cost – $30 per player ($120 per team)

More details regarding the day, rules, prizes, competitions and sponsors to be finalised shortly.

Team Registrations will need to be completed prior to the day so get your team together and get your nominations in now by commenting in the event or by contacting Rohan Reid.

Trio Wanderer @ Ukaria Cultural Centre
Apr 7 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

In the world of chamber music, Trio Wanderer are veterans. They’ve released over twenty recordings on the Harmonia Mundi label, and performed at many of the world’s greatest venues (Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, to name but a few).

Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian (violin), Raphaël Pidoux (cello) and Vincent Coq (piano) all graduated from the Paris Conservatoire, where two of them now occupy teaching positions. Possessing an almost telepathic synergy, Trio Wanderer embodies the quintessence of chamber music like few ensembles of our age.They perform Haydn’s Piano Trio in C major, Hob.XV: 21, Dvořák’s Dumky, and Rachmaninov’s Trio élégiaque in D minor, Op.9.

Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian | violin
Raphaël Pidoux | cello
Vincent Coq | piano


Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)

Piano Trio in C major, Hob.XV:21

I. Adagio pastorale – Vivace assai
II. Andante molto
III. Finale. Presto

Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904)

Piano Trio No.4 in E minor, Op.90, B.166 Dumky

I. Lento maestoso – Allegro quasi doppio movimento
II. Poco adagio – Vivace non troppo – Vivace
III. Andante – Vivace non troppo – Allegretto
IV. Andante moderato – Allegretto scherzando – Quasi tempo di Marcia
V. Allegro
VI. Lento


Sergei Rachmaninov (1873–1943)

Trio élégiaque in D minor, Op.9

I. Moderato
II. Quasi variazione
III. Allegro risoluto

Photo: Thomas Dorn

The Farmers Fare @ Four Oaks Farm 23 Downing Road Littlehampton
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Immerse yourself in the farmer’s way of life at The Farmers Fare at Littlehampton – a community event part of Tasting Australia 2019.

Experience the food and wine of the Adelaide Hills while enjoying cooking demonstrations, wine, cheese and olive oil tastings, farm tours, artisan breadmaking, a scone ‘bake-off’ competition, apple crushing, educational farming displays, a farmer’s ‘trail’ for children and activities based around Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden program. Guests can sit on the lawns and enjoy a locally made lunch and enjoy a glass of wine or simply buy something to take home and listen to live music on the day.

A unique ‘farmers brunch’ will be held with Adelaide Hills produce, one off specialities and local wines.

General entry is $10.00 Adults, U18 free of charge, with tickets available online.

Cub Sport @ The Gov
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

As the release of their third studio album – the self-titled ‘Cub Sport’ – gets closer, Brisbane’s Cub Sport give you the second official single from the album “Party Pill” (out now) and announce their biggest headline tour to date, as they take their new album on tour around the country throughout April.

“Party Pill” expands on the journey Tim experienced as he was falling in love with Sam but trying to hide it from himself and everyone around him, to now facing their fears and embracing their love privately and publicly.

Whilst previous album ‘BATS’ captured a very transformative time in Tim’s life, chronicling his coming to terms with and embracing his identity, the new album is the product of Tim activating all the lessons learned during the process.

‘Cub Sport’ (the album) will be the first body of work released by the band since members Tim Nelson and Sam Netterfield‘s recent marriage, and delves deep into their experiences of self-discovery, learning self-love, being ‘out’, getting engaged and married, living their truths, as well as navigating and embracing the complex reality of suddenly being very open with who you are with the world.

CUB SPORT – All Ages
The Gov | Sat 20 Apr
Tickets: $40 + Booking Fee
Doors open @ 7:30 pm

A BIG Slice of Cheese at the Cheese Factory Studio Gallery @ The Cheese Factory Studio Gallery
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm

The Cheese Factory Studio Gallery’s biggest night of the year is happening on Saturday 27th April from 6pm till late.

Pre-purchase tickets $35 through Cheesetix
or $40 at the door (if still available)
General admission, limited tickets available
(pre-purchase highly recommended as we sold out last year)


With help from major sponsor the Mount Barker District Council, the Cheese Factory Studio Gallery will be serving up an eclectic platter of local music, art, food, wine and fun in the form of a roving night of entertainment spanning our 2 acre property.

First up in the Gallery Café, from 6pm, we will be serving up some delicious treats to the sweet piano sounds of Quentin Eyers… then a short wander into the Workshop Bar for some saucy French Jazz with Mélange à Trois… followed by a leisurely meander down to the forest for some melodic Kora with Andrew McNicol… a quick stroll back to the amphitheatre for some live electronica and cool beats with Human Mind… a side step for a Drumming Frenzy and finishing the night off with a smoking hot set by The Hushes in the BIG Room.

For more information visit our website

All the while there will be virtual reality fun with Ahimsa VR, a Living Doll exhibition, new paintings and mosaics to feast your eyes on in the gallery.

Two Bars and a Café will be serving up some delicious curries, sliders, wraps and sweet treats all washed down with local wines from Fox Creek and Next Crop wines, beer, cider, softies, juice, tea, chai and great coffee!

Make sure to rug up! The Autumn evenings in Meadows can get rather chilly!

As the BIG Slice of Cheese is partly an outdoor event it will be at the mercy of Mother Nature. Should the weather be wet the outdoor acts will be moved indoors, the show will go on!

2019 Gumeracha Medieval Fair
May 4 @ 10:00 am – May 5 @ 3:00 pm

2019 Gumeracha Medieval Fair

After the continued success of the Gumeracha Medieval Fair in 2018 this annual event is back for another amazing year.

2019 Gumeracha Medieval Fair
May 4 @ 10:00 am – May 5 @ 3:00 pm

2019 Gumeracha Medieval Fair

After the continued success of the Gumeracha Medieval Fair in 2018 this annual event is back for another amazing year.

The 2019 English Ale @ Mylor Cotton Memorial Hall
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 11:30 pm

DAMH THE BARD confirmed for the English Ale! Concert Tickets now on sale – be early as tickets will see out fast, seating is limited!

Damh the Bard – UK
Kristoffer Hughes – UK
Cerri Lee – UK
Peter Titchener – UK
Spiral Dance – Planet Zog
The Fayre Guisers Mummers
Hedgemonkey Morris
Hot For Joe Morris
Adelaide Empire Band
Preston’s Punch ‘n’ Judy
Petal the Giant and all the crew!
Druids of Oz Presenter – TBA 11.30 – 1PM

1 pm until 5.30 – English Music Session with The Adelaide Empire Band, Hedgemonkey Morris, Hot For Joe Border Morris, Preston’s Punch n Judy. – GOLD COIN DONATION

6pm Masked Torch Light Procession with Giants, Guisers, burning of the Wickerman, Bonfire at Mylor Oval and Sherry Park. GOLD COIN DONATION

7.30 Concert:
Pete Titchener,Fayre Guisers Mummers , Damh the Bard and Spiral Dance.
$30 / $25 concession (proof of concession must be shown at entry) kids 6- 16 years $15 kids under 6 free

Pay via PAYPAL –
or direct deposit –
BSB -: 633 000
ACCOUNT NUMBER -: 161 961 933


Australian String Quartet @ Ukaria Cultural Centre
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sublime musicianship and a drive to create utterly exquisite chamber music fuelled Brahms at the time he created his first String Quartet. The result is a beautiful work of over ten years in the making. Australian artist Kate Moore has forged a career working with some of the hottest contemporary music ensembles. Her art arises from a fascination with the natural world, which she celebrates in this new ASQ commission.

Includes Devonshire tea served prior to the performance from 10.00am.

Dale Barltrop | violin
Francesca Hiew | violin
Stephen King | viola
Sharon Grigoryan | cello


Kate Moore (b.1979)

String Quartet No.3* (Premiere Season)

*Commissioned by the Australian String Quartet through the Australian String Quartet Richard Divall Australian Music Fund.

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)

String Quartet in C minor, Op.51 No.1

I. Allegro
II. Romanze
III. Allegretto molto – Un poco più animato
IV. Allegro

Photo: Jacqui Way

Birdwood Farm Day @ Chalks Campground
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Crisp autumn air, the smell of woodsmoke from campfires, freshly baked damper & billy tea, tractors & ponies carting happy kids around, wandering through the market stalls, meeting some friendly farm animals, gumboots & hot soup … all surrounded by Mount Crawford forest – this is Farm Day !

Join us for a day of country fun in the forest, and enjoy the best of what our local community has to offer.

*sheep dog demonstrations * sheep shearing *tractor rides *log chopping *native animals *spinners & weavers *animal nursery *facepainting *whip cracking *pony & camel rides *live music *games for the whole family * stage shows *restored machinery * vintage cars * giant CASH raffle drawn on the day

Adults $10 / children FREE / max. $20 per car load
For more info visit

The Ocelots – Live in the BIG Room
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

19 MAY 2019

​Purchase Tickets at
Doors open 1:00pm – Show starts 2:00pm

Tix $28

The Gallery Bar & Cafe will be open serving cheese platters, curry, soup, sweets, local wines, beer, cider, tea and coffee.

​Limited tickets available – Cabaret style Seating pre-purchase recommended… If booking through Cheesetix please email or call us if you are with a group so we can seat you with your friends…



Situated in Wexford, 20 year old twins Brandon and Ashley combine to create The Ocelots. They have crafted their songwriting and musical experience together to produce a forceful blend of rich harmonies and bare, raw acoustic folk. Their music perfectly embodies the breezy effortlessness of early Bob Dylan, and Simon & Garfunkel.

During the 2018 summer festival season The Ocelots performed all across Ireland, UK and mainland Europe and also toured with acts such as Jack Johnson, Glen Hansard, Hudson Taylor and Isaac Gracie. Since then they have been back in the studio working on their next EP which will be released in 2019. This their first tour of Australia will include their new material as well as showcasing the first single of the forthcoming EP.

The Ocelots live set combines all that is great about live folk music, so come and be charmed by the charismatic duo.


Cheese Factory ‘LIVE IN THE BIG ROOM’ – Supported by Mount Barker District Council – Magenta Audio Audio, Fox Creek Wines, Earthling Delights Graphic Design, Tribal Instruments Australia and Cheese Factory Records

HerStory;Celebrate125yrs Of Women’s Achievement since Vote win @ Pioneer Womens Memorial Gardens
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

The 5th series of #HerStory ,created by Lady M Genevieve Theseira-Haese in 2015, to share forgotten South Australian Women’s Achievement.The event starts on the steps of Parliament with an address by Muriel Matters and ends with a HerStory sharing session and BYO picnic at the #PioneerWomensGarden -Participants are encouraged to wear white or dress in an era of a HerStory Lady.THIS EVENT IS PART OF HISTORY FESTIVAL 2019.
Event Supported by The Mayoress Guild ; South Australia #TheVictorianaSociety #SoroptimistsInternational #NationalCouncilOfWomenSA #QueenAdelaideSociety #MurielMattersSociety
#WomenOfSouthAustralia #HistoryTrust #HistorySA #SASuffrage125