Ireland’s Áine Tyrrell and Aoife Scott, together with their bands, will play an intimate St Patrick’s Day gig at MOTH, Red Hill Pavilion this coming Friday 17 March.

Áine and The Midnight Tide have built on Áine’s growing reputation as a talented live artist with appearances at major festivals including at Mullum Music Festival (NSW), Woodford Folk Festival (Qld) and Cygnet Folk Festival (Tas). Áine’s music cradles the spirit of her native homeland, growing from traditional Irish roots into a truly contemporary sound.

Aoife Scott is Irish music royalty! She will be joined by her touring band fresh from the Port Fairy Folk Festival and before appearing at other festivals around Australia. She will perform songs from her 2016 album release ‘Carry The Day’. A member of the legendary Black Family, which includes her mother Frances and her aunt Mary, Aoife is rising to the top of the traditional and folk music scene. Her sound is heavily influenced by her passion for traditional music and engaging stories.

Where: Red Hill Pavilion

When: Friday 17 March, doors open 7pm. Tasty food, local wines, beers and Guinness available.

Buy tickets here!




IWD Poster A3 MASTER LThe 2017 Music on the Hill (MOTH) International Women’s Day Show show will be a celebration of female musical talent, with Ella Hooper, Gretta Ray, Leah Senior, Ladychoir, Gena Rose Bruce, Charm of Finches, Jessie Lloyd and the Mission Songs Project, Heidi Luckhurst, Ling Marra and special guests.

Proceeds will go to The Luke Batty Foundation, music scholarships for local students and the MOTH equipment fund. Rosie Batty, 2015 Australian of the Year will be speaking.

The show will launch a week of special events at the Southern Peninsula Arts Centre leading to International Women’s Day including ‘A Woman’s Place’ featuring Carole Patullo and Jane Bayly. More information about other events can be found here:

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 145 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud.

When: Friday 3 March. Doors open 6.30pm, performance ends at 10.45pm.

Tickets: Adult member $45, Child member $15, Adult non-member $50, Child non-member $20. Includes complimentary supper snacks served at the interval. Local wines and beers available.

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When: Friday 4 March, doors open @ 7pm

Where: Red Hill Pavilion, Red Hill Recreation Reserve Red Hill

Tickets & bookings go to:

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What: MOTH Friday 7 Aug nearly sold out!

There are only a few tickets left for next Friday’s MOTH featuring Shane Nicholson album launch, The Weeping Willows and Trudy and the Saturday Cowboys.


Check out Shane’s new single ‘Second Hand Man’ taken from his new album ‘Hell Breaks Loose’ which is released on Friday.

When: Doors open at 7.00pm and tasty light platters, local wine and beer will be available. No BYO.

Where: Red Hill Pavilion (Red Hill Recreation Reserve)


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Moth July 15

What: Fraser A. Gorman, Thomas Hugh w/ Shannon Bourne, James Avent.

When: Friday June 3 will be an all-male MOTH.

Where: Red Hill Pavilion, Red Hill Oval

Fraser A. Gorman has included MOTH on his debut album release Australian tour. He is playing Red Hill, Hobart, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Geelong and Darwin.

After playing a flawless series of shows at SXSW (US) and The Great Escape (UK) festivals 2015, and tearing apart an opening slot for best mate Courtney Barnett through her sold out UK tour, Fraser A. Gorman’s collection of cool-as-f***, funny, heartfelt and super-infectious tunes have finally come to fruition on his debut album titled ‘SLOW GUM’ – which will be released in Australia through Milk! Records and Caroline Australia on the day of the show.”

Fraser A. Gorman’s story is a captivating one. A 23 year old kid who looks like a teenage Bob Dylan, a full time carpenter obsessed with the history of American rock n’ roll, expressing himself through wry poetry, bent tropicalia, country-soul and rock. Fraser will play MOTH with his 3-piece band.

Support will be by Melbourne-based Thomas Hugh with guitarist Shannon Bourne.

Coming off the release of  ‘Sum =’, Thomas and Shannon will be heading to MOTH in support of the latest single Them Dams Never Break. The response has been over-whelming and has recently taken Thomas and Shannon to Sydney and around Victoria with Thomas’ unique and moody sense of story-telling and Shannon’s otherworldly guitar touch to match.

Local artist James Avent will start the night off at 7.30pm.

Tickets can be purchased via the website or will be available at the door.

Tasty light platters, local wine and beer will be available. No BYO.

Visit: to find links to Youtube performances of all. 


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Fraser A. Gorman will be launching his debut album at MOTH on Friday 3 July. And he’s bringing his 3 piece band! Support will be by Thomas Hugh with ace guitarist Shannon Bourne. Local artist James Avent will open the night at 7.30pm. Doors at 7.00pm. Tickets available from

Shane Nicholson will be playing MOTH on Friday 7 August and we expect tickets to sell quickly. As a member you have the chance to buy pre-sale tickets for this event from the MOTH website.  Please keep it a maximum of to 2 tickets per membership.

Fri 4 September will be MOTH’s 1st birthday and we will be celebrating with an all-star line-up of invited MOTH alumni ‘artists’ (and special guests) who will be donating songs for this fund-raising event. Confirmed artists so far include Charles Jenkins, Rob Snarski, James Kenyon, Tobias Hengeveld, Cookie Baker, Jackson McLaren and Al Parkinson. Proceeds will go towards the purchasing of badly-needed equipment and also towards an initiative to support local music students. Tickets for this event will be available to MOTH members only (at first) and more information will be sent in a message very soon.

You may have noticed that we have been shooting video at recent MOTHs and we are busy editing and putting the finishing touches to some amazing performances. We will be launching a video channel very soon.

Thank you for supporting MOTH, live music on the Peninsula.


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What:  Due to unforeseen family circumstances, Liz Stringer is unable to perform at MOTH tomorrow night. She sends her apologies and hopes to return to MOTH as soon as possible. However the wonderful Van Walker will will be playing the show with his brother Cal. They will perform as a duo. The Weeping Willows have been added to the bill and will be supporting Van and Cal. Heidi Luckhurst will open the night at 7.30pm.

When: 1 May 2015

Where: Red Hill Community Pavilion, Red Hill Recreation Reserve


Tix: At the door or online


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Moth April 15

What: MOTH takes place this Saturday (yes, Holy or Easter SATURDAY as the first Friday falls on Good Friday). Peninsula based artist Brendon Mellere has been added to the line up and will open the night at 7.30pm. Did we mention it’s on Saturday. It will be a jam-packed night with ‘pint-sized force to be reckoned with’ Cookie Baker (her words not ours) supporting 9 time Aria nominated Lisa Miller and guitar legend, producer and all-round nice guy Shane O’Mara.

When: Doors open at 7pm 

Where: Red Hill Pavilion, Red Hill Recreation Reserve. or at the door.

Tasty light platters, local wine and beer will be available. No BYO. 

Upcoming MOTHs!

When: Fri May 1, Liz Stringer, Van Walker, Heidi Luckhurst.

When: Fri June 5 Melody Pool (fresh from her tour with The Eagles!) will be coming all the way from the Hunter Valley, NSW just for MOTH! She will be supported by Lachlan Bryan.


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As the first Friday of April falls on Good Friday, the next MOTH will take place on Saturday 4th at Red Hill Pavilion. Lisa Miller and Shane O’Mara are the headline act and will be supported by female singer songwriter Cookie Baker.

Lisa Miller is acclaimed by critics and fans alike throughout Australia as a sublime songwriter, possessed of a blue-eyed, broken-hearted voice which is utterly distinctive. The 9 time ARIA nominee has toured with international artists including Neil Young, Nick Cave, Billy Bragg, Nick Lowe, Alex Chilton, Bert Jansch, Iris Dement, Jonathan Richman and Jimmy Webb. She has received consistent and unanimous praise from reviewers across the board, and earned a place as one of our very finest musical artists. Lisa will be accompanied by long time guitarist and producer Shane O’Mara. Singer songwriter Cookie Baker is a pint-sized force to be reckoned with. She has a heart as big as the raven hair on her head, and she’ll spoil you rotten with heartbreaking tales of lost love, found habits and suddenly finding your best friend REALLY attractive. If you like your toes to curl with pleasure whilst you bawl into your cup of tea (or absinthe).

Doors open at 7pm and tickets can be purchased at

Tasty light platters, local wine and beer will be available. No BYO.

Lisa Miller and Shane O’Mara

or Cookie Baker

MOTH will return to our normal format of the first Friday of the month when Liz Stringer and Van Walker with support by Heidi Luckhurst will play on the 1st May.


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Melbourne-based female singer songwriter Al Parkinson and local legend Marty Nelson-Williams will be appearing at the next MOTH (Fri 6 March, long weekend).

Simply watching Al Parkinson perform, you immediately feel like she is an old friend. Her relaxed presence and hilarious on stage banter is the perfect complement to her soulful voice and wonderfully constructed songs of love and loss.

Al is gearing up for the release of her second EP which will feature some old favourites and new songs with harmonies and swag from her 3 backing babes.   Al has shared the stage with some of Australia’s most highly regarded acts including Matt Corby (Communion Melbourne), Liz Stringer, Bonjah, Jordie Lane and Mia Dyson. She has also secured international supports with David Ryan Harris (USA) and Ryan Keen (UK).

Stripped back like old time blues, her music is what music should be; Honest and real.   

“Every now and then someone special comes along, and I think she’s one of them.” – Liz Stringer

“Her bluesy, soulful voice is not what you expect from the casual girl in jeans, and it has the crowd transfixed from start to end.” – Monique Sebire (Tonedeaf)

Sharing the bill and opening the night will be Peninsula-based singer songwriter Marty Nelson-Williams.

Marty has been championing original music on this land for well over a decade, and his songs from the heart are filled with community spirit, love, and passion for the environment and our ancient sacred heritage. You can only leave one of his gigs feeling uplifted and inspired.

Tasty light meals, local wine and beer available. After MOTH at The Long Table Bistro and Bar from 10.00pm.

When: Friday March 6 @ 7pm

Where: Red Hill Pavilion (Red Hill Show Grounds) 184 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill


Tickets can be purchased from the website and cost $25, $20 (members) children $15, $10 (members)

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What: Rob Snarski, Ruby Whiting and David O’Connell.

The Blackeyed Susans honey-voiced singer Rob Snarski will play the first MOTH of 2015. He will play songs from his recently released debut album ‘Wounded Bird’ along with favourites from the Susans back catalogue. Support will be by Peninsula singer songwriters Ruby Whiting and David O’Connell and it all starts at 7.00pm. Tickets are $20 ($10 for children) and are available from Tasty food and local wines and beer will be available and don’t forget ‘AfterMoth’ at the Long Table for drinks and nibbles from 10.30 – Midnight.

When: Friday 2 January 2015

Where: Red Hill Community Pavilion, Red Hill Recreation Reserve.


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Only 4 sleeps ’til MOTH!

 Our youngest line up yet.

What: At MOTH we are committed to showcasing young, up and coming singer songwriters, this months line up of new artists appearing at the Red Hill Pavilion are Melbourne based singer songwriter Jackson McLaren  who will headline and support will be young duo Charm of Finches, with Somers-based singer songwriter Jeff Wall opening the night.

At the early age of 17 Warnambool’s Jackson McLaren’s folk-inflected songcraft had caught the ear of Josh Pyke, who produced Jackson’s debut self-titled EP. A move to Melbourne later, the breakthrough came with ‘A Whole Day Nearer’ from 2011’s Mirrors and Strings EP.  In 2013 it was followed by the haunting single ‘Some of My Friends’ – a waltz-time tribute to the way that life changes us all, driven by an insistent fiddle and a melody Mumford & Sons would have killed for – and now McLaren and his trusty sidemen, the Triple Threat, have recorded their debut full length album: Songs to Greet the Dawn. Produced by John Castle (Josh Pyke, Washington, Gossling) the album maps the development of one of Australia’s most exciting young songwriters.

Support act Charm of Finches are the new kids on the folk block. Literally. Aged 12 and 14

Tasty food and local wines and beer will be available and don’t forget ‘AfterMoth’ at the Long Table for drinks and nibbles from 10.30 – Midnight.

When: This Friday from 7.00pm.

Where: Red Hill Pavilion, Red Hill Recreation Reserve

Tickets: To purchase online visit or at the door

Mabel and Ivy peddle seamless harmonies and songwriting beyond their years. They released their debut EP “Home” in August this year.


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What: Music on the Hill – MOTH

Music on the Hill – or MOTH – is a new monthly music venue in Red Hill that brings great Australian talent to one of Victoria’s most popular regional areas.

Presenting a variety of national and international touring and recording artists and supported by the best local talent.

MOTH is a venue with a difference, it features a capacity of 100, an intimately comfortable atmosphere, excellent sound quality and soft lighting – all ensuring that the music is the focus.

The organisers, who are Red Hill locals, have created a welcoming and friendly environment where accomplished singer songwriters perform to music lovers in an intimate setting. They aim to develop a warm, social atmosphere and nurture a genuine music club feel.

Line up: Singer songwriter James Kenyon was born and raised in South Australia and is now based in Melbourne. His song writing is a view from a car or a busted metal bridge or a window in a hall. James’ debut album The North Pole is available now at

Local singer songwriter Paul Dillon brings his troubadour spirit to MOTH on Friday Nov 7.

Tash Parker is from the ancient, steep-sided mountain ranges and cracking clays of the Kimberley in North Western Australia, and Emma Anglesey grew up in the high, rocky, dolerite cliffs and fertile valleys of the Great Western Tiers in Tasmania. Both established singer songwriters and musicians in their own right, together they’ve formed The Land.

Where: Red Hill Pavilion

When: First Friday of the Month. Next is Fri Nov 7

Tickets: $20 for adults and $10 for children (17 years and under) and are available through TryBooking.

For information on the line-up visit:  or 

MOTH is an initiative by the Red Hill Football and Netball Club and The Red Hill Football club.  MOTH supports Red Hill sporting clubs and profits go towards the clubs, the artists and the hiring of equipment on the night.