Jill Meehan has performed at many events including major festivals over the years such as:
MALLACOOTA ARTS FESTIVAL VIC - 1995
THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER FESTIVAL Corryong VIC - 2002 - 2007
MALDON FOLK FESTIVAL - 1997 as 'Home made Jam' & then in 2003 (with family band 'Chandra')
PORT FAIRY FOLK FESTIVAL - 2014 (as 'The folksinger & the poette' with Carol Reffold - Jill & Carol were the Winners of the 2013 Rick Merrigan Award (A paid gig at the Port Fairy Folk Festival - given by the Geelong Folk Music CLub)
JOHN O'BRIEN FESTIVAL - 2013 'The Folk Singer & the Poette' performed as part of the main program at Narandera - wowing audiences with their unique music and poetry combination including humour and also meaningful songs and poems which tugged at the heart strings (Jill also took out the Busking Award at the same Festival in 2007 - winning a MATON Guitar)
AVOCA DOO - 2013
DUNKELD FESTIVAL VIC - 2013
VIC BUSH POETRY & FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL Benalla VIC - 2007 - 2016
PAKOFEST - 2016
FESTIVAL OF THE SEA Barwon Heads VIC - 2012 - 2016
WHEN BUSH COMES TO TOWN FESTIVAL Portarlington VIC - 2016
VICTORIAN SENIORS FESTIVAL - 'The Folk singer & the Poette' also 'Shannon come home' - Musical Productions performed around Central VIC - 2007 - 2018
Jill has also performed at weddings/hotels/cafe's/private functions/churches/bars - even on the Indian Pacific train in 2012 as 'The folksinger & the poette' with Carol Reffold.
Here are some of Jill's performances in 2017:
*'WHEN BUSH COMES TO TOWN' - Aussie bush poetry/music festival
@ Portarlington VIC! 13th May - 15th May 2017 www.timsheedbushpoet.com.au
Jill Meehan & other acts performing at the concerts all weekend also doing workshops!
For more info ring Tim - Mobile: 0438 861 271
*OPEN MIC - Thursday night 12th May 7pm onwards - @ Unwined Cellar Bar High St Belmont Geelong - JILL MEEHAN performed 8.30pm!
*MUSIC CAFE* - St Johns Anglican Church Brown St Portarlington - Sat 20th August 2016 - Jill performed in the ambient setting of the new Music Cafe along with a Celloist and 'Crossfire Duo'. An enjoyable night for all!
*Making Waves Music & Poetry Arvo* - Jill hosted & organized this wonderful Open Mic show in the Bellarine region for a total of six years. Jill felt very glad to have done this show and enjoyed meeting people and enjoyed lots
of support from people and the whole experience of diversity and culture, including her choir of singers 'Love'n'light' which Jill directed for 6 years as well! Jill is also now hosting a new show called 'Jill Meehan & friends' Open Mic which involves people playing and singing music and also storytellers and poets too! Check out the 'Community events' page and also 'Up and coming performances' link in'Performances!
*JILL MEEHAN performed in a Musical Theater Production called 'The call of home'
Celebrating some of the history of Geelong the show contained meaningful and inspirational songs by JILL MEEHAN/GYPSY SMASH/MIKE WHITTLE. Geelong Courthouse Theater Gherringhap St Geelong FRID 12th AUG 7pm $20 www.courth
'Shannon...come home' Queenscliff Uniting Church Winter Warmers Concert
SAT 25th June 2016 7pm - Cost $25 includes supper. Bookings Ph - Jan
*JILL MEEHAN & the Geelong Folk Music Club entertained live aduiences @ the Geelong Steam packet Gardens on waterfront Eastern beach rd Geelong SUN 4th Sept 2016 11am - 1.30pm! Market stalls & lots to see and do! Live music sponsored by the Geelong Central Rotary Club
*JILL MEEHAN performed at the 'Psychic Supper' held at the Grovedale Community Centre Heyers Rd Geelong 30th sept! It was a great night! JILL played her 'Reverie Harp' and entertained the audiences with relaxing original music and covers.
*OCTOBER WAS A BUSY MONTH FOR JILL MEEHAN - Musical Theatre Productions and performances throughout Central VIC left her feeling inspired! JILL performed with Carol Reffold 4th OCtober at Clarkfield Hotel 'Spirit of the outback'
during the VIC Seniors Festival, also 6th October at Clarkfield Hotel 'Shannon come home' a Musical Theatre Production about the plight of the Aussie Farmers with the cast - Tim Sheed (Shannon) Christine Middleton (Narrator/Musician/Singer Songwriter). The cast hope to take the show further afield one day in the near future. Also raising money and awareness for 'Beyond Blue' audiences were spell bound by the meaningful vocals and poems music and story telling.
*JILL MEEHAN Directed & Performed with the Cast of 'Shannon come home' in Clarkfield/Benala/Bendigo/Geelong. Jill also judged song competitions and performed at the VIC Bush Poetry and Music Festival in Benala Oct 7th til Sun 9th Oct. All in all a positive inspiring month!
*SUN 16th OCT - 'Music 2 the Max' was a great success at the Max Hotel in Gerringhap st Geelong, 5pm - 9pm live music from Jill Meehan/Ian Zierk(Southern Light) Crossfire Duo/Sheridan Billings Mike Whittle!
*Sat 29th October - 'Jill Meehan & Friends' began, a fantastic circle of musicians poets and singers! Held monthly on the Last Sat of every month, at the Eastern Hub Cnr Mckillop st and Humble St Geelong the show is a wonderful relaxing friendly environment encouraging people to perform or to be an audience!
*SAT 19th Nov - JILL MEEHAN performed at the Music Cafe Brown St Portarlington 7pm! A great night, celebrating 'The Beach Boys' a tribute night singalong by Rick and also organized by RobynTables lit by candlelight and supper $5 all in all a night to remembeR!
*SAT 26th Nov - JILL MEEHAN performed at the 'Jill Meehan & friends' event at the Eastern Hub held the last Sat of every month! A great vibe, lots of acts performing in a relaxing circle!
*FRID 2ND DEC - 7pm - 10pm *Ground Zero Cafe Murradoc Rd Drysdale VIC - Music nights! Live music - Jill Meehan performed originals and covers! Come & support a great Cafe, delicious meals snacks and drinks!
*SUND 4TH DEC - 11AM - 1.30PM - *Live music at the Geelong Waterfront the SteamPacket Gardens Markets! Members of the Geelong Folk Music Club - Jill Meehan performed along with Ian Zierk (Southern Light) 'Deardaion' and 'Which witch is which'! Supporting Geelong Folk Music Club - A terrific Music Club! Sponsored by Geelong Central Rotary Club.
*TUES 20th DEC - 7pm - *Jill performed a set for the Geelong Folk Music Club XMAS Break up party held at the Geelong Bowling Club Belmont! Other acts included 'Rick and Claudia' - Kyle Taylor who sang 'Silent Night' with Jill Meehan - Marie Goldsworthy - & others!
JANUARY 2017 -
*SUN JAN 1st 11AM - 1.30PM - *Live music at the Geelong Waterfront the SteamPacket Gardens Markets! Members of the Geelong Folk Music Club - Jill Meehan performed along with Ian Zierk (Southern Light) 'Deardaion'! Sponsored by Geelong Central Rotary Club.
*SUN 14th JAN - 11.30 - 12.15 - JILL MEEHAN performed at the Mussel Festival Portarlington along with other acts throughout the day on the main Busking stage! - *ALSO 3.30pm - 5.30pm Jill will be performing with her daughter Michelle at the Grand Hotel Portarlington also as part of the Mussel Festival!
*SUN 15th JAN - 10am - 11.45 - JILL MEEHAN performed at the Cowrie Markets in Torquay VIC!
*SAT 28th JAN - 2pm - 'Jill Meehan & friends' music circle met at the Eastern Hub cnr McKillop St and Humble St Geelong!
*SUN 29th JAN - 3pm - 5pm! Gypsy Smash and Jill Meehan are performed at the 'MARTIANS CAFE' Deans Marsh on the Great Ocean Road VIC!
Saturday 8th April - The Eastern Hub 1st birthday celebrations! Cnr McKillop st and Humble st Geelong. Jill Meehan and others from the 'Jill Meehan & friends' group performing! Lots to see and do! A great cafe there and mini Art Gallery!
Sat 29th April - The Eastern Hub 'Jill Meehan & friends' 2pm - 5pm! Byo instruments and voices - Cost $5 includes afternoon tea! Cnr Humble st and McKillop st East Geelong
Sunday 7th May 2017 - Steam Packet Gardens - waterfront Geelong VIC. Live music from Jill Meehan and the Geelong Folk Music Club 11am - 1.30pm! Market stalls and lots to see and do! Sponsored by the Geelong Central Rotary Club
Friday 13th May 2017 - Sunday 15th May 'When Bush Comes to town' - Jill Meehan performed as part of the 'Jam session' at the Grand Hotel Portarlington Sat evening!
SAT 13th May - "VOICES BY THE SEA" - Singer/Songwriting Competition!
(2pm - 4pm @ The Senior Citizens Hall, Portarlington)
HOST - Jill Meehan (To enter competition - entry form - email firstname.lastname@example.org )
ring Jill 0431 606 476)
***ENTRY - Wristband or $10
SAT 13th May - Jill Meehan performed over Dinner at the Captain's Bar Bistro at the Grand Hotel Portarlington this Sat 7.30pm! Following that is the Jam session 9.340pm byo instruments!
9.30pm - TO MIDNIGHT SESSION
("The Captains Bar", Grand Hotel Portarlington)
Hosted by Jill Meehan
BYO Instruments, Songs, Poems & Yarns -
*FOR MORE INFO RE FESTIVAL wwww.timsheedbushpoet.com.au
SATURDAY 20th May - Norlane Senior Citizens Hall Yooringa ave Norlane - Jill Meehan sang some of your favorite songs plus some of her latest originals! 1pm - 2pm! Jim 0407913472
SATURDAY 24th JUNE 2017 - The Eastern Hub 'Jill Meehan & friends' Circle! 2pm - 5pm! Byo instruments and voices - Cost $5 includes afternoon tea! Cnr Humble st and McKillop st East Geelong.
SUNDAY 2nd JULY 2017 - Jill Meehan & Friends at the Geelong Steam Packets Gardens waterfront Eastern beach 11am - 1.30pm! Also members of the Geelong Folk Music Club will be there performing as well as 'Southern Light' (Ian Zierk) - Geelong Central Rotary Club who sponsor the event! Market stalls and lots to see and do!
TUESDAY 18th JULY 2017 - Geelong Folk Music Club - at the Belmont Bowls Club Sommers St Geelong - Jill Meehan performed along with Gavin Donald and also a Jam session circle! Byo instruments and voices! 7.30pm onwards!
SATURDAY 29TH JULY - 'JILL MEEHAN & FRIENDS' 2pm - 5pm - a wonderful informal relaxed performing arts circle! BYO instruments and voices, cost $5 includes afternoon tea!
MONDAY 7th AUGUST - Jill Meehan performed at the Geelong Folk Music Club a GIG spot - Beav's Bar Little Malop st Geelong - Live entertainment from 7.30pm to 10.30pm! Cost $5 entry members ($7 non members)
MONDAY 4th SEPT - Jill Meehan performed at the Geelong Folk Music Club a GIG spot - Beav's Bar Little Malop st Geelong - Live entertainment from 7.30pm to 10.30pm! Cost $5 entry members ($7 non members)
SATURDAY 30th SEPT - Jill Meehan and friends circle! At the Eastern Hub - Cost $5 entry includes afternoon tea!
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY 6th 7th and 8th October - THE VIC Bush Poetry & Music Association presents 'The Benalla Muster' 2017! - A wonderful weekend of live bush poetry and folk music! Cost $30 for a weekend pass! Song comps and lots to see and do - all at the Benalla Bowling Club VIC! Jill Meehan performed live at the concerts Frid and Sat!
SUNDAY 5th Nov 2017 - Jill Meehan & Friends at the Geelong Steam Packets Gardens waterfront Eastern beach 11am - 1.30pm! Also members of the Geelong Folk Music Club will be there performing as well as 'Southern Light' (Ian Zierk) - Geelong Central Rotary Club who sponsor the event! Market stalls and lots to see and do!
SATURDAY 26th Nov - Jill Meehan and friends circle! At the Eastern Hub - Cost $5 entry includes afternoon tea!
DECEMBER 16th - SAT - Paper Mill Door cafe - Fyansford - Jill Meehan and 'Possums on the porch' 2pm
SUNDAY 7th JANUARY 2018 - Jill Meehan & Friends at the Geelong Steam Packets Gardens waterfront Eastern beach 11am - 1.30pm! Also members of the Geelong Folk Music Club will be there performing as well as 'Southern Light' (Ian Zierk) - Geelong Central Rotary Club who sponsor the event! Market stalls and lots to see and do!
SATURDAY 13th January 2018 - 12pm - Jill Meehan (as well as other live acts - performed) at 'The Mussell Festival' Portarlington! A great day out!
MONDAY 15th January 2018 - Jill Meehan joins members of the Geelong Folk Music Club performed her originals plus covers 12pm! At the Bunnings in Waurn Ponds GFMC fundraiser!
SATURDAY March 31st Easter weekend! - 'Jill Meehan & Friends' - The Door Gallery Cafe at the Paper Mill at Fyansford VIC! 2pm - 5.30pm onwards! BYO instruments and voices! Poetry and Music! A very interesting old world vibe! Great food and coffee! View the Art Gallery! Walk around and see some of nature's peaceful sights surrounding the old Paper Mill! New venues being built - Function centres/Winery!
*Jill regularly performs at various community events as well as Aged Care Centres across Victoria! She performs regularly at the Multicultural Aged Care Centre Directing the MAC's Choir - Jill also Entertains at other Aged Care Centres in Victoria such as Drysdale Aged Care and also Brentwood Aged Care in East Geelong.
'VBPMA' (Victorian Bush Poetry Music Association) - Benalla Muster October 12th - 14th 2018! - At the Benalla Bowling Club - Arundel St Benalla VIC
2018 BENALLA BUSH ENTERTAINMENT MUSTER proposed program.
6pm Friday Meet ‘n’ Greet Buy Dinner from Bistro.
FRIDAY 7pm - 10pm AUSSIE CONCERT Benalla Bowling Club
Feature Act: ‘Southern Light’ (Ian Zierk)plus local Benalla Award winning poet Col Milligan & VBPMA members bush poetry & song including a rollicking community sing-alongwith the Euroa Ukelele group!
Entry: $10 if no wristband Bookings: Jan 0422 848 707
8am eat Breakfast on back verandah Bowling Club (TBC)
8.30 – 10.30 am WALK UP Poets and Musos + NOVICE COMP (entry forms from Jan)
10.30 am smoko $2 donation
11am Sat Concert Mansfield Bush Poets fledgling group will entertain us all!
12n – 12.45pm Lunch in Rinks room, old / new friends! music led by Jeff Mifsud
1 pm - 1.40pm Anzac Tribute at ‘Weary Dunlop’ statue incl Group photo.
2 – 3pm Walk up Short Poems & Yarns (Bowls Club) . MC
3 – 3.30pm Smoko break and prepare for Song Championships Buy from bistro.
3.30pm – 6pm VICTORIAN SONG CHAMPIONSHIPS Original song, then non Original song - (max 10 each)
(Judges: x 3 - Jill Meehan, Jeff Mifsud, Ian Zierk. PA Tim Sheed)
6pm – 7.30pm Dinner buy from Bistro
7.30 - 10 pm Saturday AUSSIE CONCERT winners announced.
Guests: ‘Southern Light’ (Ian Zierk) Song 2018 winner/s, Judges (Jill Meehan) and Benalla’s own Colin Milligan
SEA THEME SUNDAY
8am eat Breakfast on back verandah (TBC)
Bowls Club 8.30 – 10.30 am WALK UP Poets and Musos
10.30 am smoko by donation Photo booth with Adam Wagstaff
11am - 12.30pm Songs, poems, and stories of the Sea led by Jeff Mifsud
12.30pm Lunch – buy from Bistro lunchtime music and Photo booth with Adam
1.30 – 2.30pm ONE MINUTE POEM COMP (Sea theme) Carol Reffold
2.30 – 3.30pm Windup Music Session (BYO instrument) led by Jill Meehan & friends
Pack up ?4pm VBPMA AGM then General Meeting. All welcome. (Join VBPMA $10pa)
2018 Muster Programme, Novice Poet and Song entry forms, email Jan, email@example.com
*Jill Meehan - Live Performance at the Geelong Folk Music Club 1st Nov 2018 - at the Naval Club skene St Geelong! The first week in November on Wed 1st Nov! Come and hear some great acts - 7.30pm to 10pm! Sausage sizzle and tea and coffee and drinks at the bar! Hope to see you there! Visit www.geelongfolkmusic.club
SUN 30th DEC 2018 - WAS Jill's new Album Launch! At the Tuckerberry Hill Farm Cafe - Drysdale
*SUN 30th DEC 2018 -
WAS Jill's new Album Launch! At the Tuckerberry Hill Farm Cafe - Drysdale
*SAT 30th March WAS 'EARTH HOUR' a wonderful festival encompassing earthy music, Didgeridoo - great local food and produce and coffee berries and wine! See Flyer below! Also to book in for the BBQ meals 5pm onwards - Tuckerberry on 03 52513468 or Jill Meehan 0431 606 476
*JILL MEEHAN PERFORMED WED 6th MARCH 2019 - One of 4 Main Acts! Check out Flyer below for Details!