Music of Canberra

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Canberra is the federal capital of Australia and is in the Australian Capital Territory. The city is home to a number of important musical venues and institutions, including the Llewellyn Hall performance venue, part of the Australian National University School of Music. The local music scene includes many bars and nightclubs for local performers, mostly clustered in Dickson, Kingston and the City Centre. Canberra is also home to a number of music festivalstincluding Groovin the Moo, Spilt Milk, e Canberra International Music Festival, Canberra Country Blues & Roots Festival and the National Folk Festival.

Popular music[edit]

Jack Lumsdaine wrote and recorded the songs Canberra's Calling to You and Queanbeyan in 1938, the sesquicentenary of European settlement.[1]

Promoters and record labels in Canberra include Capital City, Dream Damage, Hardrush Music, Hellosquare Recordings, KP Records (Distributed internationally by WIDEawake Entertainment),Bad Sounds, Canberra Musicians Club, Canberra Music Workshop, Metaphysical Productions (Hip Hop), and Birds Love Fighting Records.

Venues in Canberra[edit]

Venues for music in Canberra that are bars, clubs, community organisations or businesses that hold music based events including halls and other spaces that are available for hire.

  • The Abbey[2]
  • A Bite to eat[3]
  • Albert Hall[4]
  • ANCA Gallery[5]
  • ANU Bar (Lic/AA & 18+)[6]
  • ANU School of Music Big Band Room[7]
  • Balcony Room Tuggeranong[8]
  • The Basement (18+ & U18)
  • Belconnen Arts Centre[9]
  • Belconnen Youth Centre
  • Burbidge Outdoor Amphitheatre[10]
  • Burns Club, Kambah
  • Canberra Theatre Centre (Lic/AA)[11]
  • Charnwood Scout Hall[12]
  • Civic Youth Centre (AA)
  • Corroborree Park Function Room[13]
  • Crosbie Morrison Amphitheatre[14]
  • Deakin Scout Hall[15]
  • Deakin Soccer Club
  • Downer Community Hall[16]
  • Eucalypt Lawns[17]
  • Evatt Scout Hall[18]
  • The Eye at Canberra Business Events Centre[19]
  • Floresco in the Gardens Cafe[20]
  • The Folkus (Lic/AA)
  • The Front Gallery & Cafe
  • Garran Scout Hall[21]
  • The George Harcourt Inn (18+)
  • Gordon Darling Hall[22]
  • Goolabri[23]
  • The Great Hall[24]
  • Griffin Centre Hall[25]
  • Griffith Hall[26]
  • Gungaderral Homestead Hall[27]
  • Harmonie German Club
  • Hippo[28]
  • Kendall Lane Theatre[29]
  • Kings Hall[30]
  • Lake Ginninderra Sea Scout Hall[31]
  • Lake View Ballroom[32]
  • Larry Sitsky Recital Room[33]
  • Llewellyn Hall[34]
  • Macarthur Scout Hall[35]
  • Majura Community Centre Function Room[36]
  • Majura Hall[37]
  • The Marble Foyer[38]
  • Members Dining Room at Old Parliament House[39]
  • The Merry Muse (18+)
  • Narrabundah Hall[40]
  • Australian National Botanic Gardens Theatrette[41]
  • National Carillon
  • National Library Foyer[42]
  • National Library Theatre[43]
  • New Acton Courtyard Stage and Cinema[44]
  • Northside Community Service[45]
  • Oaks Estate Community Centre[46]
  • The Old Canberra Inn (18+)
  • The Phoenix[47]
  • Piano Bar[48]
  • PJ O'Reilly's Civic (18+)
  • PJ O'Reilly's Tuggernong (18+)
  • Polish White Eagle Club[49]
  • The Pot Belly (18+)[50]
  • Reflections Room Tuggeranong[51]
  • Richardson Scout Hall[52]
  • Rose Cottage Canberra[53]
  • Royal Theatre Canberra Convention Centre[54]
  • Smiths Alternative[55]
  • Street Theatre 1[56]
  • Street Theatre 2[57]
  • Theatre 3[58]
  • Transit Bar (18+)[59]
  • Tuggeranong Cabaret Space[60]
  • Tuggeranong Theatre[61]
  • Tuggeranong Youth Centre
  • UC Refectory[62]
  • Waramanga/Fisher Scout Hall[63]
  • The Warehouse (AA)
  • Wesley Music Centre[64]
  • Weston Creek Community Centre
  • Westside Acton Park
  • Woden Youth Centre (AA)
  • Yarralumla Scout Hall[65]
  • Zierholz @ UC[66]

Other Venues[edit]

Halls and out door areas where events are usually arranged by an entity other than the venue owner or caretaker.

Art music[edit]

Canberra hosts the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, which regularly performs at Llewellyn Hall at the ANU School of Music. Llewellyn Hall also features subscription series from touring groups such as the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Musica Viva Australia.

The Royal Military College Band is based at Duntroon. Other groups that present classical and jazz concerts in Canberra include the ANU School of Music, Art Song Canberra, Brew Guitar Duo,[67] Canberra International Music Festival, Canberra City Band, The Canberra Jazz Club, The Gods Cafe, The Griffyn Ensemble, Guitar Trek,[68] Salut Baroque!, Seven Harp Ensemble, Stopera, Australia|Stopera, and Wesley Music Centre.

Canberra is also home to a number of community and youth ensembles and organisations including Music For Canberra[69] (resultant of a merge in 2015 between Key Arts Organisations Music For Everyone & Canberra Youth Music, funded by ArtsACT), the Canberra Choral Society, Canberra Chamber Orchestra, Musica da Camera, and the National Capital Orchestra.[70]

Musical groups[edit]

Some of Canberra's notable local artists include:

Music festivals[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "The Abbey". musicact.com.au. 
  3. ^ [1] A Bite to Eat website
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  5. ^ "ANCA Gallery". musicact.com.au. 
  6. ^ "The ANU Bar". anuunion.com.au. 
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  8. ^ "Balcony Room Tuggeranong". musicact.com.au. 
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  13. ^ "Corroborree Park Function Room". musicact.com.au. 
  14. ^ "Crosbie Morrison Amphitheatre". musicact.com.au. 
  15. ^ "Deakin Scout Hall". musicact.com.au. 
  16. ^ "Downer Community Hall". musicact.com.au. 
  17. ^ "Eucalypt Lawns". musicact.com.au. 
  18. ^ "Evatt Scout Hall". musicact.com.au. 
  19. ^ "The Eye at Canberra Business Events Centre". musicact.com.au. 
  20. ^ "Floresco in the Gardens Cafe". musicact.com.au. 
  21. ^ "Garran Scout Hall". musicact.com.au. 
  22. ^ "Gordon Darling Hall". musicact.com.au. 
  23. ^ "Goolabri". goolabri.com. 
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  25. ^ "Griffin Centre Hall". musicact.com.au. 
  26. ^ "Griffith Hall". musicact.com.au. 
  27. ^ "Gungaderral Homestead Hall". musicact.com.au. 
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  29. ^ "Kendall Lane Theatre". musicact.com.au. 
  30. ^ "Kings Hall". musicact.com.au. 
  31. ^ "Lake Ginninderra Sea Scout Hall". musicact.com.au. 
  32. ^ "Lake View Ballroom". musicact.com.au. 
  33. ^ "Larry Sitsky Recital Room". musicact.com.au. 
  34. ^ "Llewellyn Hall". musicact.com.au. 
  35. ^ "Macarthur Scout Hall". musicact.com.au. 
  36. ^ "Majura Community Centre Function Room". musicact.com.au. 
  37. ^ "Majura Hall". musicact.com.au. 
  38. ^ "The Marble Foyer". musicact.com.au. 
  39. ^ "Members Dining Room at OPH". musicact.com.au. 
  40. ^ "Narrabundah Hall". musicact.com.au. 
  41. ^ "National Botanic Gardens Theatrette". musicact.com.au. 
  42. ^ "National Library Foyer". musicact.com.au. 
  43. ^ "National Library Theatre – MusicACT". musicact.com.au. 
  44. ^ "New Acton Courtyard Stage and Cinema". musicact.com.au. 
  45. ^ "Northside Community Service". musicact.com.au. 
  46. ^ "Oaks Estate Community Centre". musicact.com.au. 
  47. ^ "The Phoenix". musicact.com.au. 
  48. ^ "Piano Bar". musicact.com.au. 
  49. ^ "Polish White Eagle Club". Polish White Eagle Club. 
  50. ^ "The Pot Belly". The Pot Belly. 
  51. ^ "Reflections Room Tuggeranong". musicact.com.au. 
  52. ^ "Richardson Scout Hall". musicact.com.au. 
  53. ^ "Home – Rose Cottage, Canberra". rosecottagecanberra.com. 
  54. ^ "Royal Theatre Canberra Convention Centre". www.nccc.com.au. 
  55. ^ "Smith's Alternative". smithsalternative.com. 
  56. ^ "Street Theatre 1". musicact.com.au. 
  57. ^ "Street Theatre 2". musicact.com.au. 
  58. ^ "Theatre 3". musicact.com.au. 
  59. ^ "// transit bar // canberra's premiere music venue //". transitbar.com.au. 
  60. ^ "Tuggeranong Cabaret Space". musicact.com.au. 
  61. ^ "Tuggeranong Theatre". musicact.com.au. 
  62. ^ "UC Refectory". musicact.com.au. 
  63. ^ "Waramanga/Fisher Scout Hall". musicact.com.au. 
  64. ^ "Wesley Music Centre". musicact.com.au. 
  65. ^ "Yarralumla Scout Hall". musicact.com.au. 
  66. ^ "Zierholz @ UC". musicact.com.au. 
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  68. ^ "Guitar Trek Splash Page". Guitartrek.net. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
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  70. ^ "NCO Canberra – National Capital Orchestra". Freewebs.com. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  71. ^ "Mas Que Nada :: The Idea of North :: OzTrax". Abc.net.au. 2004-01-21. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  72. ^ "Canberra's Premier Wedding Band". Something Like This. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  73. ^ "You Are Here". youareherecanberra.com.au. 

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