Tuesday, 18 September 2018

The Bushwhackers trip to Mudgee for the first annual Henry Lawson celebrations, 7th-8th September, 1956

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Extracts from Keith McKenry's John Meredith and the Fight for Australian Tradition (Dural, Rosenbery, 2014)
pp.167-168.

Mudgee Mail, 6 Sept 1956: a notice by Mudgee Mayor Robert Roth, stating the Sydney Bushwhackers Band will be performing in the Mudgee Town Hall on Saturday Sept 8th 1956 [and the following day they will do a concert at the Lawson memorial at Eurunderee] Correspondence with Keith, 2017 


Unfortunately neither of these articles are available in TROVE.

Report by J.M. (John Meredith) on the visit to Mudgee, Singabout 1(4) Spring 1956, page 14.








Bushwhackers at Lawson birthplace (BMC archives)


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Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Duke's Place Australian Songs in Concert & Session with Ten Quid Poms, Friday 9th November, 7.30 for 8pm

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Friday 9th November, 7.30 for 8pm

Bush Music Club  
Tritton Hall, Hut 44
Addison Road Centre
142 Addison Road, Marrickville


Robin Connaughton and John Warner, THE TEN QUID POMS, started singing together about five years ago,  and the duo was an instant success with a number of festival, club and concert performances, recently  including backing the German/Celtic group Cara and a stand-up ovation for a May day concert in Wollongong.


 (photo Marion Connaughton)

Look to them for great and creative harmonies, clever instrumentation and a lively stage presence, including the audience in their songs. They will take you into beautiful places in our heritage, as well as happy and sad ones. They have their roots in traditional Australian and English music, and compose many songs in the same genre, as well as singing those of other Australian writers, such as John Dengate and Alistair Hulett. John has written a huge number of songs, and many themed albums, including Yarri of Wiradjuri and Pithead and the Fern. The two of them collaborated to write We Made The Steel, about Robin's experiences in the NSW steelworks, very well received in England as well as Australia.


Duke's Place, 2nd Fridays February to December, 7.30 for 8pm start - concert is followed by a session.

$10, BYOG and a contribution for supper  


enquiries Sandra 9358 4886 

www.bushmusic.org.au         http://bushmusicclub.blogspot.com.au/

Map of Addison Road Centre     http://www.arcco.org.au/contact/

Duke's Place, named after our honoured early member Harold 'Duke' Tritton (1886-1965), is the place to go once a month for a great night of Australian songs in concert and session. Duke was a powerful singer who supplied BMC with many songs he had learnt in his younger days while working as a shearer and at other bush jobs. He was also a songwriter and poet giving us songs that have entered the tradition such as Sandy Hollow Line and Shearing in the Bar.




Duke Tritton, drawing by Hottie Lahm, 1959

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Saturday, 8 September 2018

Louise Murray collection - Playford & Boadicia Women's Morris

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Thanks to Lou for sharing her photos & to Mike Young for adding names of Playford dancers.

Boadicia Women's Morris, 12th September 1982



1.  Meredith, Jenny, Anne, Louise


2.  Back of no. 1


3.  Janet, Carol, ?, Meredith, Louise "Shooting"


4.  Back of no. 3


5. "Bluebells" Carol, Jill, Anne, Louise


7.  Back of no. 5.


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Playford at 23rd National Folk Festival, Sutherland, Easter 1988 



7.



8. left -
Patricia Early (blue),    Mike Waters (right)



9.  Back of 8


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Playford at Blacktown


10.  Blacktown - 
Yoshi, Jaan, Maureen, Ros, Jim G, Louise, Lorraine, Mike, Patricia, Sharyn



11. Back of no. 10

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Playford at Windsor, 1988



12.

  

13.


14. Back of no.13

 

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Playford at N
ewcastle Folk Festival


15. Eric Eisler & Louise




16. Back of no. 15


17.  l to r -
Phil Baker, Errol, Bryden, Patricia

18. back of no. 17


19. Tess Mallos,
Louise,
 
20. Back of no. 19

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Playford at Picton Music Festival, Town Square, Argyle St

21.
Lou, Mike Young, Jim Gambling, Margaret Winnett, Alex Bishop, Patricia Early


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Playford at National Folk Festival, 2001?


Ros thinks the NFF performance may have been 2001. It was definitely no earlier than 2000 and I don't think it would be later than 2003 as I don't have any digital pictures of it and I got my first digital camera in 2003. I think the girl in green is probably Susie Bishop. (Mike)


Dancers - Julie & Alex Bishop & Susie Bishop, Jaan Boersma, Jim Bradman, Pat Burnett, Patricia Early, Eric Eisler, Jim Gambling, Louise Murray,  Lorraine Tomlinson, Yoshi,
Ros & Mike Young,


22.
Louise & JimG, Julie & Alex, ? & Susie - standing out Patricia, Yoshi, Eric




23. Ros & Mike (front), back Louise & JimG, Julie, Alex, ?, Susie. Standing out Patricia, Yoshi, Eric


24.


25.
looks like Love 'em and Leave 'em. Not really Playford but written by a former member of the group, Noreen Grundsheit. Yoshi, Eric, Lorraine, JimG (top hat), Jaan, ? & Mike, standing out - JimB, Lou, Susie Bishop



26.  Lou, Yoshi, Mike, JimG, Alex, Julie, Patricia. Standing out
Pat, JimB



27.
Eric & Patricia,
JimG & Julie, Yoshi & Mike at front,  Louise & Alex, standing out are Pat, JimB, Lorraine and Jaan.


28. Eric, Yoshi, Patricia, Louise, Julie & Alex, Mike.  standing out - JimG, JimB, Lorraine, Eric



29. JimB, Julie, Lou, Patricia, Eric



30. Patricia, Lou, JimG, JimB, Yoshi, Alex & Julie, Mike, Ros, JimG, Lorraine



31.  Yoshi, JimG, Eric, Lou, Julie, Patricia, Susie, Lorraine, Jim Bradman in kilt,

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Found on TROVE - Part 5 - The Bicycle craze

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Latest discoveries of Mark Gregory as posted on Australian Folk Songs, which was born in November 1994 (when it became one among only 10,000 websites in the whole wide world!) and now contains a total of 953 songs & poems almost entirely through recent discoveries of original material that was published in 218 different Australian newspaper titles which are now digitised - through the National Library of Australia TROVE Project


Click on the newspaper title for the original page which also contains an OCR scan of the text.
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Bicycle song (1896) The Geelong Advertiser




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Bicycle Song (1897) The Goulburn Herald

 
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 A Bicycle Song (1898) The Maitland Daily Mercury



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A Bicycle Song (1900)  The Examiner (Launceston)

 

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Ode to a Bicycle (1935)   The Nambour Chronicle





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Friday, 31 August 2018

Duke's Place: Australian Songs in Concert & Session with The Fossickers, Friday 12th October, 7.30 for 8pm

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Friday 12th October, 7.30 for 8pm

Bush Music Club  
Tritton Hall, Hut 44
Addison Road Centre
142 Addison Road, Marrickville


The Fossickers are five lively lasses, united by a love of inventing creative
harmonies and delving into the old recordings, digging up forgotten gems. They
sing Australian, English and American folk, shape note hymns, gospel songs and
sea shanties. 
 
For their performance at Dukes, you can be sure the Fossickers will have some moving arrangements of traditional Australian bush songs, but they'll also have some surprising choices from contemporary Australian songwriters.

from the Editorial in Singabout 1(1) 1956 -
aims of the Bush Music Club - to popularise Australian folk song and to encourage the composition of a new kind of song - one that is traditional in style but contemporary in theme.
 

photo supplied by The Fossickers
 



Duke's Place, 2nd Fridays February to December, 7.30 for 8pm start - concert is followed by a session.

$10, BYOG and a contribution for supper  


enquiries Sandra 9358 4886 

www.bushmusic.org.au         http://bushmusicclub.blogspot.com.au/

Map of Addison Road Centre     http://www.arcco.org.au/contact/

Duke's Place, named after our honoured early member Harold 'Duke' Tritton (1886-1965), is the place to go once a month for a great night of Australian songs in concert and session. Duke was a powerful singer who supplied BMC with many songs he had learnt in his younger days while working as a shearer and at other bush jobs. He was also a songwriter and poet giving us songs that have entered the tradition such as Sandy Hollow Line and Shearing in the Bar.


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Thursday, 30 August 2018

Duke's Place - Songs of John Dengate with Ralph Pride, Chris Maltby & Miguel Heatwole, Friday 14th December, 7.30 for 8pm

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Songs of John Dengate with Ralph Pride, Chris Maltby & Miguel Heatwole.


Friday 14th December, 7.30 for 8pm Bush Music Club  

Tritton Hall, Hut 44
Addison Road Centre
142 Addison Road, Marrickville


Ralph, Chris & Miguel at the 5th John Dengate Memorial Get Together, August 2018  (Sandra Nixon photo)

Ralph learnt his songs from The Master starting in the early 60s, Chris & Miguel picked them up from hearing John in later years at singing sessions & concerts, and by reading his books.

All have added verses to John's songs in true folk style, & Miguel has arranged some for choirs. Ralph is working on a John Dengate songbook for use by Concert Party and at future festivals. 


Ralph - joined BMC in the early 60s, & is a musician, singer, Concert Party leader, and the creator and compiler of many song and tune books for Concert Party.

Chris - joined in the 70s, danced to a bush band at his wedding, is an unaccompanied singer and choir member.

Miguel Heatwole - choral director and composer, and a leader of singing sessions. His first appearance at Dukes took us on a journey through Australian song that started with a song in an indigenous language, thru Frank the poet & other 19th century songs, to the 20th Century & the 21st. Mainly an unaccompanied singer, tho he occasionally uses guitar or percussion.  


Duke's Place, 2nd Fridays February to December, 7.30 for 8pm start - concert is followed by a session.

$10, BYOG and a contribution for supper  


enquiries Sandra 9358 4886 

www.bushmusic.org.au         http://bushmusicclub.blogspot.com.au/

Map of Addison Road Centre     http://www.arcco.org.au/contact/

Duke's Place, named after our honoured early member Harold 'Duke' Tritton (1886-1965), is the place to go once a month for a great night of Australian songs in concert and session. Duke was a powerful singer who supplied BMC with many songs he had learnt in his younger days while working as a shearer and at other bush jobs. He was also a songwriter and poet giving us songs that have entered the tradition such as Sandy Hollow Line and Shearing in the Bar.




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Report on 5th John Dengate Memorial Get Together, 26th August 2018

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1.  Max writing up the Board


2. 


3.  Angie, Cal, Roisin





4. Angie, Cal, Roisin


5.  Alan Murray



6.  Audience


7. Julie


8.  audience


9.  Ralph Pride, Chris Maltby



10. BMC members - (from right) Moira Cowie, Sharyn Mattern, Ralph Pride, Chris & Virginia Woodland with Peter Mace
                                  


11. Cal & Sean Dengate




12.  Cal & Sean with Max Elbourne


13. Chris Maltby


14. Christina Mimmocchi


15. Chris Woodland



16. Dale  & Kerith


17. Dale & Sean             


18. Dale Dengate & Sharyn Mattern


19. Pyrmont Uke group


20. Dallas de Brabander & Miguel Heatwole



21.  Dave Moir


22. David Iverach & Dale Dengate


23.
David Iverach &  Sean Dengate

24. David Iverach & Dale Dengate


25. Ralph Pride, Chris Maltby & Miguel Heatwole who will be presenting a concert of John's songs at Duke's Place in December.


26. Dot Dawson, Mary-Jane Field.



27. Members of Ecopella



28.  Johnny Clough



29. Johnny & Dale dancing



30.  audience


31. Sean Dengate watched by Dallas de Brabander & Lachlan


32. Lachlan


33. Leyne Elbourne, Ralph Pride and Dale Dengate


34. Mark Gregory


35. audience


36. Mary-jane Field



37.  Max & Sean


38. Miguel Heatwole



39. Miguel Heatwole, Sean Dengate, Chris Maltby


40. Paddy Affley


41. old friends Ralph Pride & Chris Woodland


42.Paddy Affley


43.   audience     


44.  Peter Mace


45.  Peter Russell


46.


47. Ralph Pride


48.


49. Ralph Pride & Dale Dengate


50.


51. Seamus Gill



52. Sean Dengate


53. Sean Dengate, Lachlan Dengate, Max  & Roy Elbourne


54. The Guilty Three featuring Lachlan Dengate




55. North by Northeast - Margaret Walters, Chris Maltby, & Christina Mimmocchi)



56.



57. Chris Woodland



58. Dot Dawson, Dave Moir


59. Miguel Heatwole & Dale Dengate


60.  Seamus Gill  

(Photos ©  Sandra Nixon)
                                     

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