Upcoming Gigs

October 2017
Bilarni
Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky tracks the ‘expert’ on Aborigines, the greatest yarn spinner of them all,
We (Bill) Harney in a land where everything and nothing is black and white.
WHEN       Sat 21 Oct @ 7.30
WHERE     NOWA NOWA Hall, Vic
                     As part of Stories on the Hill
COST           $20
                  For full details of Stories on the Hill:
                   0400 193283 & www.ruralcommunities.com.au
Bilarni
WHEN       Thurs 26 Oct @ 7.30
WHERE     The Muddie at MALACOOTA (Vic)
COST           Bookings at $25/ $20 Conc. (HCC)
BOOK          Tickets at Pickets Gift shop
Bilarni
WHEN       Sat 28 @ 7.30
Sun 29 @ 3.00
WHERE     Murrah Hall (near Bermagui, NSW)
COST          $20
BOOK
                     Refreshments tea & coffee, gold coin, famous Murrah rainwater free

                        

 

                                         

 

                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JULY 2017
Bilarni

Acclaimed storytelling theatre. In a land where everything and nothing is black and white, ‘Yarn’ Wositzky tracks the ‘expert’ on Aborigines, the greatest yarn spinner of them all, WE (Bill) Harney (1895-1962).

July 1 – Baynton
WHEN         Sat. 1 July @ 7.00 for 7.30 start
WHERE      Baynton Hall, 51 Darlington Rd, Baynton
(between Kyneton & Heathcote, near Mia Mia)

COST           $20 incl. supper
BOOK          trybooking.com/QHOU
                    0427 237 144

July 8 – Queenscliff
WHEN         Sat. 8 July @ 5pm
WHERE      Queenscliff Uniting Church
(Cnr Hesse & Stokes St.)

 COST           $25 incl. supper (kids 5-15: $5)
ENQUIRE   5258 2854
JANUARY 2017
Bilarni
Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky tracks the ‘expert’ on Aborigines, the greatest yarn spinner of them all,
We (Bill) Harney in a land where everything and nothing is black and white.
WHEN         Friday 20 January, 7 pm for 7.30 start
WHERE      Kavisha & Andy’s place
                     15 Wheeler St, Castlemaine
COST           $20
BOOK          jan@janwositzky.com.au
                     0417 332 065 (Text)

                                                      

Bilarni
Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky tracks the ‘expert’ on Aborigines, the greatest yarn spinner of them all,
We (Bill) Harney in a land where everything and nothing is black and white.

WHEN         Sunday 20 January @ 5pm
                      & Wednesday 22 January @ 8pm

 WHERE      Queenscliff Uniting Church
                      83-9 Hesse St, Queenscliff
COST           $20 (Including refreshments)
BOOK           5258 2854 and at Info. Centre

DONE & DUSTED

OCTOBER 2016
SOUTH-EAST CORNER: 
BUCKLEY MINI-TOUR

 

Saturday 22 October

The Go-Between: William Murrungurk Buckley
The story of the white man who went black and came back.
Written & performed by Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky
Directed by Paul Hampton
The show is on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw3oz26FC1E

WHEN:
Saturday 22 October @ 7 pm
Show is 75 minutes – no interval

WHERE:
Nowa Nowa Hall, Nowa Nowa
(10 ks from Orbost)

COST: $20
BOOK: Just Books at Lakes Entrance & Bairnsdale
www.trybooking.com/MQTR
info@ruralcommunities.com.au
5155 7218
Adult themes. Suitable for 12 + years

My show on this day is part of a larger event titled Stories on the Hill, all held in the Nowa Nowa Hall.

Stories on the Hill (Afternoon $10)
2.00 – Welcome – Wayne Thorpe – cultural educator and dancer
2.30 – Graham Sheil’s particular interest is mythical stories within a contemporary setting. Graham has had more than 100 short
stories and plays published.
3.30 – Bruce Pascoe – East Gippsland author will talk about his writing and game changing journey that led to his award
winning book Dark Emu and his new book: Mrs Whitlam a children’s story of a beautiful Clydesdale.

Stories on the Hill (Evening $20)
7.00 – The Go Between: William Murrungurk Buckley – the white man who went black and came back.
9.00 – Supper and conversation – what these stories connecting stories mean today, with Jan, Bruce and Graham.

Dinner options – Book at Mingling Waters (5155 7247) or cook at Nowa Nowa Camp Park
Accommodation – Book at NN C’ Park, Mingling Waters C’ Park or Nowa Nowa Hotel

Sunday 23 October

The Go-Between: William Murrungurk Buckley
The story of the white man who went black and came back.
Written & performed by Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky
Directed by Paul Hampton
The show is on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw3oz26FC1E

WHEN:
Sunday 23 October @  3.00 -4.30 pm
Show is 75 minutes – no interval

WHERE:
The Muddie – Mudbrick Pavillion
Maurice Pavillion, Malllacoota

COST: $25
BOOK: Pickets Gift Shop, Mallacoota
Adult themes. Suitable for 12 + years

 

Saturday 29 October

The Go-Between: William Murrungurk Buckley
The story of the white man who went black and came back.
Written & performed by Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky
Directed by Paul Hampton
The show is on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw3oz26FC1E

WHEN:
Saturday 29 October @ 7.30 for 8pm start
Show is 75 minutes – no interval

WHERE:
Candelo Town Hall
Candelo (28 ks from Merimbula)

COST: $25/ $20 concession
BOOK:     cas.org.au

Presented by Candelo Arts Society
Adult themes. Suitable for 12 + years

Sunday 30 October

The Go-Between: William Murrungurk Buckley
The story of the white man who went black and came back.
Written & performed by Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky
Directed by Paul Hampton
The show is on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw3oz26FC1E

WHEN:
Sunday 30 October @ 2.30 for 3 pm start
Show is 75 minutes – no interval

WHERE:
Murrah Hall
3141 Tathra -Bermagui Rd
Murrah

COST: $20/$15 concession
BOOK: www.trybooking.com/NART
Adult themes. Suitable for 12 + years

 

 

South-East Queensland
September 2016

Friday 2 September

SONGS & YARNS
For the first time in many years, storyteller, singer and musician Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky will be visiting southern Queensland, performing his renowned brand of solo shows, where every song turns into a storyabout smuggling taipans or an Indigenous dance, and the stories all segue into characters like WE (Bill) Harney, all laced with music on banjo, harmonica, bones spoons and bodhran, peppered with Jan’s anecdotes of getting into places like Kerry Packer’s house (but was Kerry home?), and moving on to Turkish poetry of Gallipoli, with special material from Queenslanders such as Don Henderson as well as original and traditional Australian songs, all culled from a lifetime of travelling, listening and hanging out in the interesting places – such as Uluru for the 1985 handback – and much more, all strung together by a performer who just loves to entertain people. In all, it’s probably not worth missing.

WHEN       Friday 2 September @ 6.30 for 7:30pm start
WHERE      Cooroy Butter Factory
11 A Maple St, Cooroy
Cooroy (140 k north of Brisbane)
COST           $20 & $15 concession
BOOK           https://www.trybooking.com/218389

Saturday 3 September
Bilarni
Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky tracks the ‘expert’ on Aborigines, the greatest yarn spinner of them all,
We (Bill) Harney in a land where everything and nothing is black and white.
http://www.magdacommunityartz.org/#eventbooking – for more info about the show.
WHEN
WHEN         Saturday 3 September @ 8 pm
WHERE      Magda Community Artz
                      80 Boundary St, Bardon
COST           $20 & $15 concession
 Sunday 4 September
SONGS & YARNS
For the first time in many years, storyteller, singer and musician Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky will be visiting southern Queensland, performing his renowned brand of solo shows, where every song turns into a storyabout smuggling taipans or an Indigenous dance, and the stories all segue into characters like WE (Bill) Harney, all laced with music on banjo, harmonica, bones spoons and bodhran, peppered with Jan’s anecdotes of getting into places like Kerry Packer’s house (but was Kerry home?), and moving on to Turkish poetry of Gallipoli, with special material from Queenslanders such as Don Henderson as well as original and traditional Australian songs, all culled from a lifetime of travelling, listening and hanging out in the interesting places – such as Uluru for the 1985 handback – and much more, all strung together by a performer who just loves to entertain people. In all, it’s probably not worth missing.
WHEN         Sunday 4 September @ 2pm
WHERE      Samford House concert
                      Address forwarded when booking made
COST           $20 & $15 concession

Bilarni
Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky tracks the ‘expert’ on Aborigines, the greatest yarn spinner of them all,
WE (Bill) Harney (1895-1962) in a land where everything and nothing is black and white.

WHEN          Sunday 14th August 2.30pm (Doors & wine bar open 2pm)

WHERE      St Cuthbert’s Chapel
196 Belgrave – Gembrook Road
Menzies Creek. (Corner of Railway Parade) Map 126 G-1

COST            $25/$20 Conc/$15 Kids 12 to 16

BOOK          On-Line: https://www.trybooking.com/MDBL
                      Text SMS: 0431 133 599 with name, quantity and type of tickets required.
Confirmation will be sent within 24 hours

 

June 2016


Saturday June 11 – Buninyong

Bilarni
Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky tracks the ‘expert’ on Aborigines, the greatest yarn spinner of them all,
We (Bill) Harney in a land where everything and nothing is black and white.

WHEN         Saturday June 11 @ 7.00 for 7.30 pm start.
WHERE       Buninyong Brewery, 107 Yuille St, Buninyong (near Ballarat)$20 includes tea & coffee
COST            $20. Free tea & coffee
BOOK           0419 324 042 & merle.hathaway@bigpond.com
                      Online:  www.trybooking.com/LNZG
Saturday 18 June – Castlemaine
Jan is calling a dance with the fabulous Willy Wagtails. 
WHEN         Saturday June 18 @ 7.00 – 9 pm
WHERE       The Village Festival, Victory park, Castlemaine
COST            TBC
BOOK           No booking required

Sunday 19 June – Castlemaine

Bilarni
Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky tracks the ‘expert’ on Aborigines, the greatest yarn spinner of them all,
We (Bill) Harney in a land where everything and nothing is black and white.

WHEN         Sunday June 19 @ 2.00 for 2.30
WHERE       House show in Campbell’s Creek. Location revealed when booking.
COST            $25 includes wine, nibbles, tea & coffee
BOOK           With Jan: 0417 332 065
Saturday 25 June – Katherine (NT)

Bilarni
Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky tracks the ‘expert’ on Aborigines, the greatest yarn spinner of them all,
We (Bill) Harney in a land where everything and nothing is black and white.

WHEN         Saturday June 25 @ 7.30pm
COST            $20/ $15/ $10
BOOK           08 8972 3751
July 2016
Saturday July  9 – Darwin

Bilarni
Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky tracks the ‘expert’ on Aborigines, the greatest yarn spinner of them all,
We (Bill) Harney in a land where everything and nothing is black and white.

WHEN        Sat July 9 @ 7 pm

WHERE      The Living Room House Concert
Nightcliff (Darwin)

BOOK           Bookings and more info 0416 186 525
                      Very limited seating.

 

May 14 – Saturday – Queenscliff

The Go-Between: William Murrungurk Buckley
The story of the white man who went black and came back.
Written & performed by Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky
Directed by Paul Hampton
The show is on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw3oz26FC1E

WHEN:
Saturday May 14 @ 1.oo pm
Show is 75 minutes – no interval

WHERE:
Queenscliff Literature Festival
Point Lonsdale Board Riders rooms
Point Lonsdale Rd
Pt Lonsdale

COST: $25
BOOK: Try booking

Friday 20 May – Braidwood NSW

The Go-Between: William Murrungurk Buckley

The story of the white man who went black and came back.
Written & performed by Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky
Directed by Paul Hampton
The show is on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw3oz26FC1E

WHEN             Friday May 20 @ 7.30 pm
WHERE           Braidwood Folk Club, Anglican Hall, Wilson St, Braidwood
COST               $15 adults,  $10 conc. & under 18? (Suitable for 12 and over)
BOOK              Sue: 02 4842 8142

Sunday 22 May – Canberra

The Go-Between: William Murrungurk Buckley

The story of the white man who went black and came back.
Written & performed by Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky
Directed by Paul Hampton
The show is on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw3oz26FC1E

WHEN             Sunday May 22 @ 6 for 6.30 pm. Sausage sizzle @ 5.30.
WHERE           House concert in Canberra. Address given when booking.
COST               Suggested Donation $20. Light Supper provided
BOOK              For details please email Lance at lancewgreen@gmail.com
or call Lance 0414 859 033

March 5 – Saturday

The Go-Between: William Murrungurk Buckley
The story of the white man who went black and came back.
Written & performed by Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky
Directed by Paul Hampton
The show is on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw3oz26FC1E

WHEN:
Saturday March 5 @ 7pm
Show is 75 minutes – no interval
Supper afterwards

WHERE:
Baynton Hall , 51 Darlington Rd
(b/w Youngs Rd & Mission Hill Rd)
Baynton, Victoria
(Between Kyneton & Heathcote, north of Lancefield)

COST:
$20

BOOK:
www.trybooking.com/KEWQ
Or at door on the night if seats available
All information: Martin McKenna 0427 237 144

April 2 – Saturday

The Go-Between: William Murrungurk Buckley
The story of the white man who went black and came back.
Written & performed by Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky
Directed by Paul Hampton
The show is on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw3oz26FC1E

WHEN:
Saturday April 2 @ 1.30 pm
Show is 75 minutes – no interval

WHERE:
Boom Gallery
11 Rutland St, Newtown, Geelong
With the exhibition William Buckley … Belonging
This exhibition attempts to share this most gallant Australian story through the eyes of artists Deb Fisher, Natalie Anderson, Ren Inei, Cricket Saleh, Viktor Cebergs and Shelley McKenzie. This major exhibition will explore and interpret each artist’s personal response to the William Buckley story.

COST:
$20 adults,  $15 conc & under 18
(Suitable for 12 and over)

BOOK:
Online is preferable: BOOK HERE
Ph: 0417 555 101 / 0428 305 639
Or at the venue Mon-Sat 9-4 pm

Sunday 10 January 

The Go-Between: William Murrungurk Buckley
The story of the white man who went black and came back.
Written & performed by Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzk
Directed by Paul Hampton

WHEN:
Sunday 10 January
6.45 for 7.30 start
Show is 75 minutes – no interval

WHERE:
Under the big tree at Kavisha & Andy’s place
15 Wheeler St Castlemaine (entry at side gate)

COST:
Adults $20, Concession & 12-18 year old $15
(Not suitable for under 12)

BOOK:
Text or email: 0417 332 065 / jan@janwositzky.com.au
There is a limit of 35 seats so get in early!

The show is on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw3oz26FC1E

 

Monday 11 January

ÇANAKKALE. GALLIPOLI. Lest We Forget
Story music theatre show re-telling Gallipoli with Turkish & Australian song, poetry and story.

WHEN
Monday 11 January, 2.00pm

WHERE
Benalla Library, 2 Fawkner Dve, Benalla

COST
Free

BOOK
03 5762 2069

Wednesday 13 January

The Go-Between: William Murrungurk Buckley
The story of the white man who went black and came back.

Written & performed by Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzk
Directed by Paul Hampton

WHEN:
Wednesday 13 January
8.00pm
Show is 75 minutes – no interval

WHERE:
Uniting Church, Queenscliff

COST:
$20   (Not suitable for under 12)

BOOK:
unitingqueenscliff.org.au
5258 2854 or info centre

The show is on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw3oz26FC1E

Thursday 14 January

SOLD OUT

The Go-Between: William Murrungurk Buckley
The story of the white man who went black and came back.

Written & performed by Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzk
Directed by Paul Hampton

WHEN:
Thursday 14 January
6.30pm
Show is 75 minutes – no interval

WHERE:
Mangowak Amphiteatre Series No. 1
Distillery Creek Picnic Ground
Aries Inlet

COST:
$20/ children $10/ Family (parents & 3 kids) $50
(Not suitable for under 12)

BOOK:
Great Escape Books: 5289 7052

The show is on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw3oz26FC1E

Sunday 17 January

The Go-Between: William Murrungurk Buckley
The story of the white man who went black and came back.

Written & performed by Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzk
Directed by Paul Hampton

WHEN:
Sunday 17 January
5.00pm
Show is 75 minutes – no interval

WHERE:
Uniting Church, Queenscliff

COST:
$20   (Not suitable for under 12)

BOOK:
unitingqueenscliff.org.au
5258 2854 or info centre

The show is on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw3oz26FC1E

October 2015

Sunday 11 October at Harcourt Nth
ÇANAKKALE. GALLIPOLI. Lest We Forget’
Story music theatre show re-telling Gallipoli with Turkish & Australian song, poetry and story.

Dandura Alpacas, 121 Fenton Drive Harcourt North Vic 3453
(map www.dandura.com)
$20. Includes afternoon tea
(Primary school age kids and under are free)
BOOK:  Keith or Jenny: 03-5439 6525, or email: fangedwombat@bigpond.com

Opening set from Summer Rain

Saturday 17 October
ÇANAKKALE. GALLIPOLI. Lest We Forget’
Story music theatre show re-telling Gallipoli with Turkish & Australian song, poetry and story.

Patchwollock Music Festival
In the Mallee
Show at 2pm in the church, with an 11am set of songs & stories on Main Stage.

August 2015

Tues Aug 11, 7.30 pm – Ringwood East
ÇANAKKALE. GALLIPOLI. Lest We Forget’
Story music theatre show re-telling Gallipoli with Turkish & Australian song, poetry and story.

Victorian Folk Music Club
East Ringwood community Hall
Knaith Rd, Ringwood East (in Melways as Red Cross Hall)

Start time: 8pm (support act then Jan)
Tickets: $12
Bookings/enquiries: Maree – 0411 750 462

Sat Aug 15, 7.30 pm (doors open 7.00_ – Hepburn Springs
ÇANAKKALE. GALLIPOLI. Lest We Forget’
Story music theatre show re-telling Gallipoli with Turkish & Australian song, poetry and story.

Words in Winter Festival
The Grande Cabaret Club
1 Church Ave, Hepburn Springs

Start time: 7.30pm
Tickets: $15/$20
Bookings: www.reybookings.com/IEUD

Thurs Aug 23, 7.30 pm – East Brunswick
I am part of a songwriter’s gig, along with Kate Crowley, Lucy Wise, Loiusa Wise, David Hyams & Frank Jones – a wonderful line up! Theme for the night – ‘Out of Town’.

The Writer’s Block #6
Lomond Hotel
Cnr Nicholson & Blythe St, East Brunswick
Free