Music for the Heart

A Boat Shed Market Benefit – 27th January 2019

From 9am to 3pm on Sunday 27th January the Boat Shed Market will host a Benefit Concert with live performances from Hugh Milne, Terry MacKintosh, Les Karski, Steve Pinner and Steve Dougherty.  Come on down to the Boat Shed Market this Sunday and enjoy the music, the food, the market community and the best waterfront view in Australia.

From little things big things grow – the title and lyrics of the 1991 song by Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody have come to evoke the quiet determined power of people working together as a community. And the power of music to tell us a story.

On a Sunday morning in 2008 a small group of stallholders started a market in a Boat Shed on Albany’s waterfront. The cluster of stalls that desperately clung together through Albany’s bleak winters was the core of the market but at its heart there was always a concept of community. And every week there was music.

There was always a place for people to sit. There was always space for tables and chairs for something to eat on a Sunday morning or to just chat and drink in the view.  The ability of visitors to the market to stop – sit down – and share time – is what creates the community.  The local produce, art, craft and local live music complete it.

In 2018, the Boat Shed Market celebrated a tenth anniversary, now an established Albany venue for locals and visitors alike.  However, the Market also mourned the unexpected passing from heart failure of it’s founding chair, Graeme Waugh. Graeme had brought his fresh produce for sale every single Sunday for ten years. He also brought a love of live music and that sense of community that makes the market special.

To acknowledge Graeme’s contribution to the establishment of the Boat Shed Market and the value it brings to Albany a group of musicians are contributing their time to play a free concert at the Market and raise funds to support heart health. Heart disease is a major health risk for all Australians, affecting more than a million people, both men and women and is responsible for about 1 in 3 deaths.

Music for the Heart – 9am to 3pm on Sunday 27th.

Music at the Boat Shed Markets – Sunday 25th Nov

Crossbow –


will be bringing their unique Celtic sound to the Boat Shed Markets this Sunday.




Wine at the Boat Shed Markets – Sunday 25th Nov

Parish Lane Wines

This Sunday at the Boat Shed Markets you can meet Richard and Julie Parish, owners of Parish Lane Wines.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the wines and the hand crafted quality  that a personal approach provides.



Parish Lane wines are available at a number of outlets in Albany and Perth and if you miss catching up with Richard and Julie when they visit the Albany Boatshed Markets, please phone or email to find out how you can order their award winning wines.

Phone:  (08) 9846 1220

Wine at the Boat Shed Markets – Sunday 11th Nov


Estate Grown Wines

Lange’s vineyard is a family owned and run by  Kim and Chelsea, their children Jack Ella and  Dylan together with Kim’s parents Don and Maxine.   All three generations of the family live on the property at Frankland River and the family has always had a long association with wine grapes in the Frankland River region. The vineyard was planted on an elevated location from clonal material over 20 years ago on a block called Lange’s Place.

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The old stock route that was used in the 1800’s adjoins the back of the property and this legacy and history is echoed on the label.

Please come down to the Boat Shed Market this Sunday and taste our wines and meet Kim and Chelsea to learn more about another hidden gem from the Frankland River wine region.


Image courtesy of Lange’s Estate Grown Wines