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Illustration: Amy Sadovsky

Melbourne-based folk quartet

Gaelic for topsy-turvy, Tapsalteerie lives up to its name. The band performs original music, best described as a curious mishmash of folk, Celtic, jazz, country & blues with a strong connection to place. Featuring catchy tunes, vibrant arrangements, driving rhythms, and a touch of nostalgia, Tapsalteerie is establishing itself as a force on Melbourne’s live scene.

Comprised of Meredith Beardmore (flute), Timothy Franklin (guitar/keyboards), Isaac Gunnoo (bass) and Maddison Carter (drums), Tapsalteerie represents a truly contemporary Australian folk sound. The group’s approach is founded in each member’s strong identity and in the eclecticism and rhythmic vitality of Meredith’s tunes. Through skilful arrangements and virtuosic musicianship, Tapsalteerie combine modern and ancient sounds to create vibrant new music that is respectful of its forebears.

Tapsalteerie creates music that is inspired by people and place. We create on the lands of the Wurundjeri people and we acknowledge their deep and ongoing connection and knowledge. We pay our respects to their elders past, present, and emerging.





We're looking forward to playing live once it's safe to do so. In the meantime, stay safe & healthy, look out for each and keep the music going!


Sunday 29 March | FUSE Darebin [CANCELLED]

6pm-8pm at Wesley Anne

250 High St, Northcote VIC 3070

Sunday 2 February | Tolka + Tapsalteerie

8pm-11pm at Open Studio

204 High Street, Northcote VIC 3070

Saturday 1 February | Tolka + Tapsalteerie

8pm-11pm at Red Hill Hotel

163 Main Road, Chewton VIC 3451

Sunday 27 October | Darebin Music Feast

5pm-7pm at The Thornbury Local

635 High St, Thornbury VIC 3071



Melbourne VIC, Australia

+61 403 547 700

©2019 by Tapsalteerie

Tapsalteerie, photos by Cameron Jamieson & Jack Fenby