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Sunday 7th July 2024

We have some wonderful musicians lined up for
July’s Valley Market Warburton!

Feature: Blin & Joel: 1pm-3pm

Blin and Joel share a love for the old school dreamy jazz classics and realised years ago they could happily jam out and improvise on these beautifully crafted songs of yesteryear. 

They have recently rekindled their shared love and put together some of their favourites to share with others. 

Joel Smithard is a seasoned pianist and vintage keyboard aficionado who is in heavy demand throughout the Melbourne music scene.  Performing on festival stages and venues alike Joel is diverse in his ability to fit many genres including Jazz.

Blin Vanheems fronted her band Daisy West for years wielding her axe and powerful voice to crush and caress her audience into hypnotic submission… sometimes tender, sometimes brutal, her songs swayed the hearts of many. 

Their own craft combined is sensitive, heartfelt and timeless.

It evokes a certain lost chivalry like an old movie. Unashamedly sentimental and nostalgic.

Support: Phoebe Like the Moon, 12pm-12.45pm

‘Phoebe like the Moon’ is a Warburton based folk musician, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, whose mesmerising voice and intricate melodies have won the hearts of all who hear her.

Her songs are stories, weaving a tapestry of haunting folklore and fairy tales like a map of her heart. With courage, humour and infinite quirk she explores the realms of human seeking, love and longing.

Phoebe’s performances often soar through songs, storytelling, brief comedy routines and shadow puppetry just to keep people on their toes.

Since the launch of her crowd-funded debut double album in August 2015 (Into the Wildwood & Bird Whisperer), Phoebe and her musical partner Samuel Bear have been sharing music throughout Europe and Australia, playing in a 2-4-piece folk/roots band lineup, and spending time composing in minus-30-degree snowstorms 300km North of the Arctic Circle.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Yarra Ranges Council & Community Bank Warburton and Yarra Junction.

Join us by the river in lovely Warburton on Sunday, 7th July, 11am-3pm to enjoy music, stalls with art, craft, local produce and more…



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Warburton Valley Market

Sunday, 7th July 2024

Looking back at this great video that beautifully captures The Warburton Valley Market!

We look forward to seeing you at the next Warburton Valley Market on the first Sunday of the month for live music, food, local produce, art craft and more… All along the Birrarung and beautiful Warburton!

Thank you to Hit 66 Sound & Screen for the wonderful video and

thank you to our sponsors Yarra Ranges Council & Community Bank Warburton and Yarra Junction



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Warburton Valley Market

Sunday 2nd June, 2024

Entertaining you at the next Warburton Valley Market on Sunday 2nd June 11am-3pm, both coming all the way from East Warburton, we have Rich Davies & Awol Monks.

Scotland-born, Australia-based RICH DAVIES delivers a ‘foot stomping contemporary folk attack’ (Mick Thomas, Weddings Parties Anything). Davies draws from his heritage and love of the old folk traditions across Mountain Music, Celtic, and even Shanty, through to 60’s Folk Revival influences.

AWOL MONKS are an acoustic duo from The Yarra Valley. The band formed in 2020 from two music loving friends who met in their teens and who just couldn’t get enough of Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley and Jimi Hendrix. Their unique brand of entertainment fuses soaring vocals and captivating rhythms with audience engagement and at times theatrical performance. Boasting a mixture of originals and unique interpretations of covers.

Enjoy delicious Indian Food, and hot chocolate and chai whilst you browse our lovely local market stalls wares.

See you there! 



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Valley Market Warburton

Sunday 5th May 2024

The fabulous Mandy Connell will be returning to the Warburton Valley Market on Sunday 5th May.

You can catch her between 1&3pm!

Connell’s openness is what stands out from any performance. A forceful singer, and a competent guitar player in multiple tunings, Connell’s personality stands out and has done so in her session work, her interview series An Otherwise Quiet Room, collaborations, and of course songwriting and her captivating solo shows.

Connell is part country and part folk. Trills and affectations straight from Celtic tradition cut through songs as fresh and original as if they were written in your back yard. The Melbourne native now lives in central Victoria, with her handmade Jack Spira guitars, McDonald Mandolin and a garden. Connell’s voice, fingerstyle guitar technique, her deep folk background and her experience in the festival scene are all notable, but ultimately there’s a power in every performance which stands apart from her skills. It is Connell’s presence and ability to share which has earned her the respect of David Francey, Eric Bogle and Judy Small. A musician’s musician and a real treat to see, Connell is well worth venturing out of the house to see.

Follow The Robin is a singer/songwriter weaving stories, poetry and metaphorical images into her Folk and Indie songs.

Creating music filled with wonder, Follow The Robin transports listeners to an ethereal plane.

Performing regularly since 2020, Follow The Robin has opened for artists such as Little Green and Steve Baker and The LiveWires (in Germany) as well as doing several solo performances.

A finalist in the 2023 AFMA’s, Follow The Robin continues to create new music daily with the hopes of releasing a debut album in 2024!

Playing from 12pm, come and support this wonderful emerging artist.

Join us by the river in lovely Warburton on Sunday, 5th May, 11am-3pm to enjoy music, stalls with art, craft, local produce and more…

There is something for everyone!



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Warburton Valley Market

Sunday 4th February 2024

The Warburton Valley Market is back for 2024, starting Sunday 4th February, 11am-3pm behind The Arts Centre Warburton.

Come and join us for a lovely day out by the Birrarung (Yarra) river in beautiful Warburton

Enjoy Indian hot food for lunch with live music on the lawn and a large array of stalls with art, craft, local produce stalls and more… There is something for everyone!

February Valley Market Musicians

Returning to the market all the way from Brazil we have the Forró Lamparina band.

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Forró Lamparina delivers to the public an authentic experience with traditional instruments and arrangements of a very popular genre of Brazilian music/party called forró. The word lamparina is the Portuguese name for the kerosene lamp used back in the days in Brazil especially in underdeveloped areas where forró comes from. Many forró parties have been carried out at the light of the lamparina. Lamparina is sure to present a very vibrant performance navigating between heart warming slow paced songs and fast paced ones where not moving the body is not an alternative.

Starting off the music for 2024 at midday we have local duo – Awol Monks.

AWOL MONKS are an acoustic duo from The Yarra Valley. The band formed in 2020 from two music loving friends who met in their teens and reignited their passion for music with a shared love of Artists such as Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley and Jimi Hendrix.

AWOL MONKS brings a unique brand of entertainment fusing soaring vocals and enchanting rhythms, captivating audiences with their engaging and theatrical performance. Boasting a mixture of originals and unique interpretations of covers, AWOL MONKS will make you want to dance and sing along. Their musical chemistry and passion is known to silence the room! Or silence the Cicadas in this case…

See you there with your dancing shoes on!



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Warburton Valley Market 3rd December 2023

This Sunday 3rd December 11am-3.30pm, Warburton Valley Market will once again be collaborating with The River Folk Festival

There will be a full line up of artists to include a youth showcase, kids African drum and dance workshop with Kofi Kunkpe and @Frank Adjei and performance from Kofi Kunkpe & The Yarra Drummers!

There will be lots of stalls with Indian Hot Food for lunch, local produce, art craft and 2nd hand goods!

We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Warburton by the river behind the Warburton Arts Centre!

Thank you to Vic Health, Yarra Ranges Council and Upper Yarra Community enterprise for sponsoring the market and activities.

Photos thanks to Kate Baker photography.



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Warburton Valley Market 5th November 2023

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday 5th November 11am-3pm for The Warburton Valley Market. 

As Spring heads into Summer, it is going to be a glorious day along the Birrarung as we enjoy the natural beauty of Warburton in the Yarra Valley.

We have an amazing line up this month with three fantastic local bands; Lothlorien, Follow the Robin and The Constellations.

Lothlorien:

90s festival Afro Celtic Folk Funk Trio Lothlorien are in re-formation again after a long hiatus. 

With Nic Morrey on 12 string and vocals, Michael Arvanitakis on double bass and cello and Roderick McLeod on kora, hand pan and percussion this trio will give a taste of their world music folk fusion.

Follow the Robin:

Follow The Robin is a singer/songwriter weaving stories, poetry and

metaphorical images into her Folk and Indie songs.

Creating music filled with wonder, Follow The Robin transports listeners to an ethereal plane.

Performing regularly since 2020, Follow The Robin has opened for artists such as Little Green and Steve Baker and The LiveWires (in Germany) as well as doing several solo performances.

A finalist in the 2023 AFMA’s, Follow The Robin continues to create new music daily with the hopes of releasing a debut album in 2024!

Follow The Robin on Spotify

The Constellations:

The Constellations are a four-piece band from Healesville High School that have been a jewel in the crown of this year’s school music concerts. 

The band has been a vehicle for the VCE music exams of guitarist Grace Howie, and features Grace Hodgson on drums, Erica Wiggans on bass and special guest Mannix McGovern on soaring vocals. The band’s repertoire is an eclectic mix of rock, funk, beautifully fingerpicked acoustic ballads and jazz.

Groove to the tunes this Sunday while you shop for artisan products, enjoy the sunshine, and perhaps get crafty yourself…



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Warburton Valley Market

1st October 2023

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday 1st October 11am-3pm for The Warburton Valley Market. 

It is set to be a beautiful day out along Birrarung (Behind the Arts Centre Warburton) as we welcome the long awaited Daylight Savings…

We are pleased to have Murray and Vicky returning to the Valley to play for us all!

Murray & Vicky will be performing funky acoustic classics and soulful originals with a percussive twist to get you dancing.

Murray & Vicky October 2023
Murray & Vicky October 2023

Also joining us we have Claire Garvey – proud Wurundjeri woman – bringing her soulful voice, playing a variety of covers, accompanied on guitar by Sam Berry. 

Claire Garvey October 2023
Claire Garvey October 2023

There will be an array of stalls with Falafels for lunch, art, craft, produce and 2nd hand goods!

See you there in the Sunshine!



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Warburton Valley Market September 2023

Spring is here!
Come join us for what’s going to be a delightful
Father’s Day with this lovely man…

This Sunday 3rd Sept. 11am-3pm, there will be live music with local legend Trev Dwyer, Indian Hot food will be available for lunch and a large array of stalls for your shopping pleasure!

Trev Dwyer is a folk singer & songwriter from the Yarra Valley, Vic.

As the dobro/banjo player in the Vic folk group ‘The Humbuckin’ Pickups’ he is a regular at folk festivals along the east coast of Australia including Yackandandah Folk Festival, Maldon Folk Festival, Sydney Folk Festival, Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, Fleurieu Folk Festival, etc

His songs tell stories about small town romances, day dreamers and growing up in regional Australia. Keeping to the folk tradition of simple accompaniment and poignant content Trev’s songs balance the line between humour and heartache.

After years accompanying various songwriters he has finally stepped from the side of the stage to the centre and is currently acclimatising to his new position.

He’s a daydreamer, a songwriter and a folk singer…but more than anything…he’s our lovely local, Trev Dwyer.



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Warburton Valley Market August 2023

Come and join us for a lovely day out by the Birrarung (Yarra) river in beautiful Warburton.

The wattle and daffodils are in bloom and the birds are nesting…

Enjoy Indian hot food for lunch with live music on the lawn and a large array of stalls with art, craft, local produce stalls and more… There is something for everyone!

Feature Musicians:
Clancy Woodbine and Michael & Penelope.

“Clancy Woodbine is a non-binary singer, guitar-er and occasional song-er who was born on Wurundjeri country in the hills near Belgrave. They have been a musician from a young age and have performed all over the continent. They love sharing the joy and connection of music with others and can regularly be found behind a microphone in bars and pubs around the Valley.”

Folk Funk fusion duo, Michael and Penelope Arvanitakis are brother and sister. Michael is a magnificent multi instrumentalist who plays in various bands and teaches music in the Valley.  Penelope is a poetic soul with a voice that dances between the realms of song and performance. You can listen to her debut album on bandcamp. https://penelopeowlsley.bandcamp.com/album/burning-in-the-sound

Penelope & Michael Arvanitakis
Penelope & Michael Arvanitakis
Penelope & Michael Arvanitakis
Penelope & Michael Arvanitakis