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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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Valley Market Warburton

Sunday 7th April, 2024

We’re excited to welcome Mauro Monte to The Valley Market on Sunday, 7th April, 2024.

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

There will be a large array of stalls with art, craft, local produce and more… There is something for everyone!

For the kids these school holidays we will have a craft activity with Cat McKay from PEACE farm creating a Nature Play Mandala!

Enjoy Indian hot food for lunch with live music on the lawn with Mauro Monte! 

Mauro Monte is a Colombian-born singer and composer making waves in Australia. A versatile artist who seamlessly blends guitars, and vocals, delivering a captivating fusion of Latin cumbia, rock, reggae, jazz, and more. Fronting the renowned band Madre Monte, he’s a charismatic showman, bringing both original compositions and spirited covers to life. Embrace the vibrant rhythms of Mauro Monte and friends for a musical journey like no other.

Check out his facebook page…

https://www.facebook.com/mauro.monte.33/

We look forward to seeing you there the weekend after Easter for chilled vibes by the river…

Thanks to the Community Bank Warburton & Yarra Junction and Yarra Ranges Council for sponsoring this wonderful community event!



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Valley Market Warburton

Sunday 3rd March 2024

We are gearing up to our next Warburton Valley Market on Sunday 3rd March, 11am-3pm and would like to welcome Leigh Sloggett to the market stage!

Leigh Sloggett March 2024

Leigh Sloggett’s earthy songwriting and commanding style extends into Blues, Folk and Country music and is delivered with evocative timbres and a soulful touch on searing roots guitar. The musicality of Chris Riseley on double bass and Matt Crump on drums add an extra dimension of depth and vitality creating a distinctive musical experience.

In October 2022 Leigh released his fourth album titled ‘Wait for the Change’ which went on to reach No.1 on the US based ‘Roots Report Top 50 Australian Album Chart’ and No.10 on the ‘Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Chart’. In the UK it was also ‘Album of the Month’ on West Norfolk Radio’s ‘The Sunday Show’. His 2012 album ‘More Than I Need’ reached No.8 on the ‘Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Chart’. As well as numerous festival appearances, Leigh has toured internationally and has twice been a finalist in the MBAS Blues Challenge – most recently with his trio in 2023. Leigh has been performing consistently over two decades and continues to build his reputation as a unique songwriter and guitarist.

A huge thank you to our sponsors Community Bank Warburton & Yarra Junction (Bendigo Bank) and Yarra Ranges Council, without whom we couldn’t put on such a great market…

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!

We look forward to seeing you all there!



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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

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!