The Darebin Songwriters‘ Guild welcomes people with a song in their hearts or a tune in their heads. It‘s an opportunity for songwriters to get together to learn from and encourage each other, to listen and be listened to. It‘s nurturing but unprecious, great for inspiration and networking. Lyricists meet tunesmiths, singers meet writers, guitarists meet pianists… the possibilities are endless.

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Upcoming events

April Session featuring Christina Green

Saturday 17 April @ 3:00 pm
Bar 303
(303 High St Northcote)


We are a quarter of the way through 2021 and it really is just getting better! This time, the Guild is proud to showcase Christina Green - gather your friends and come along to enjoy her beautiful songs.

Christina Green - Feature artist

Christina will present her new work, a song cycle called Songs in a Time of Coronavirus. This is a group of eight short songs on themes coming out of the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic – from personal experiences to stories from the wider world. She will also chat about the creation process, the concept of the song cycle, and play one or two related pieces.

As well as our feature artist we bring you a solid line up of new and established performers.

Note: List is in no particular order, running order is decided on the day

Please note that this Guild Session will be held on a Saturday afternoon rather than our traditional Sundays and will start slightly earlier at 3pm. Check in on the Facebook event for any late changes.

At the Guild, we're all about participation and supporting local artists. You can show your support by coming along, bringing some friends and also by sharing our Facebook event to help spread the word about our community of musicians. All are welcome.

April Songwriting Workshops

Monday 12 April (in person in Thornbury – but booked out) and Wednesday 14 April (online) @ 7.30 pm

Stuck on a song? Not sure if it’s working? Crowdsource it! At our songwriting workshops, participants take turns playing a song to each other and get feedback, comments, suggestions, etc. It’s great for improving your songs and learning to think about them in different ways.

If you want to come to the online workshop, please book by Monday 12 April by sending an email to

Regular events


Members of the Guild take turns playing three-song sets of their original material. Sessions happen bimonthly on Saturday afternoons at Bar 303 (303 High St, Northcote), from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Email to book a spot.

They will mostly be on the first Saturday of even-numbered months; but there will be some variation so please check back here for confirmed 2021 dates (or join our mailing list) as we are still in the process of finalising them. (The next one after 17 April will be 12 June.)


Participants take turns playing a song to each other and get feedback, comments, suggestions, etc. great for when you're working on a new song and are a bit stuck with it or not sure about it. Workshops happen monthly on Monday evenings (usually but not always the second Monday of each month except January) at the Thornbury Local and Wednesday the same or the following week online, from 7:30 to 10 pm. Places are limited. Email to register.

Upcoming dates for 2021 are 12 and 14 April, with future dates to be confirmed.

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The Darebin Songwriters' Guild greatly appreciates the financial support given by the City of Darebin.

© Darebin Songwriters’ Guild 2021