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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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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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Valley Market Feb CANCELLED

Sadly, due to extreme heat and high winds forecast for this Sunday 4th Feb, we have had to make the difficult decision to CANCEL the Warburton Valley Market this month.

This is never an easy decision to make and we have had to take into consideration the safety of all. 

Factors we have taken into consideration are:

  • It does not feel safe to be putting up marquees in high winds
  • High winds cause marquees to be at risk of damage to people and property
  • Risk of exposure to high temperatures of patrons and stallholders
  • Fire Rating; whilst only rated high at this stage, due to Warburton’s limited exit routes, should a fire break out, safety risk is increased.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 3rd March in beautiful autumnal Warburton.



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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 January Break

Warburton Valley Market is taking January off. 

See you Sunday 3rd Feb.

All 2024 dates are available on the website: 

Warburton Valley Market is taking January off!

See you Sunday 3rd Feb.

All 2024 dates are available on the website: https://valleymarket.com.au/

We’d like to thank our sponsors Yarra Ranges Council & Upper Yarra Community Enterprise.

Have a great summer!!



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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 Sunday 2nd July 2023

Come and join us for a day out by the river in beautiful Warburton. With a large array of art, craft, local produce stalls and more… There is something for everyone!

Zephlyn will be running a free craft activity. This will be a fun, hands-on crafting activity suitable for all ages. 

Crafts at Valley Market Warburton
Crafts at Valley Market Warburton

We are delighted to have Afro Moses returning to the market with his energetic and culturally enriching performance. Joining him on stage we will have our very own local percussionist Leanne Hall, adding to the performance to create an uplifting show, sure to get you dancing!

Afro Moses
Afro Moses and Leanne Hall

Afro Moses Bio:

Afro Moses, also known as Moses O’Jah, is a multi-talented Ghanaian-Australian singer/songwriter who is widely acknowledged as one of Ghana’s most internationally renowned artists. Because of his enthusiastic and somewhat quirky performances, he is frequently referred to as the African James Brown.

Afro Moses
Afro Moses

He grew up in the Ghanaian hamlet of Ateiku, where he began gathering local youngsters at an early age to teach them how to make their own instruments and perform.

He holds high regard for African culture, which is shown in all of his songs and performances. Afro Moses is a natural-born entertainer and speaker with a magnetic presence that draws crowds in the thousands to his concerts, where he has shared the stage with great names such as Ziggy Marley, Angelique Kidjo, Salif Keita, Michael Franti, Xavier Rudd, and Richard Tognetti.

His solo performances are instructive, incorporating 14 traditional African instruments that not only inspire and soothe the mind, body, and soul but also make you want to dance! His use of classic instruments combined with modern methods astounds his audience, particularly the young.

He also performed and composed music for the short film Inja, which received an Academy Award or Oscar nomination in 2003. He is a member of the Moses Ojah Band, which he leads.

Debi, No Victims, Do Me Wrong, Mama Africa, Ka ne Wu, Home Sweet Home, Judas, African Market Makola, Yele yele, Dabi Nsroma, Nsama, Nice Girl, and Highlife Carnival are just a few of his songs.