Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Report on BMC@ Turning Wave, 2015

BMC had 4 gigs at Turning Wave. We had a concert appearance where we performed the Songs of Reedy River, and 3 workshops of songs & tunes. Two were in the back yard of the Yazzbar, and the third in the pool room of the Royal Hotel where we introduced an enthusiastic young Irish fiddler to bush music (she will be back) & listened to a uilleann piper play bush music! Ann & Frank Maher, members of Concert Party in the 60s provided the percussion with their 50 year old lagerphone & bones, & Ralph's bush bass, the original Maher bush bass being somewhere in the garage!

The Junior Fleadh workshops included a number of our Saplings, and members also attended the Masterclasses.

Thanks to Norm & his team for inviting us to participate & we hope they will want us back next year as we had a great time.

Tony Stuart, Anish Carmyn  & Claire in the fiddle masterclass concert.

Ralph Pride

members & friends

Frank Maher, Doug Richardson, Bob Murray

Frank & Ann Maher


The Maher lagerphone

Session in camp.

President Sharyn Mattern tries the bush bass

kangaroos viewed from the camp

sunset at Yass.


Songs of Reedy River at the Liberty Theatre
back - Allen Davis, Ann Maher, Frank Maher, Kerry Doherty.
front - Peter Cahill, Ralph Pride, Doug Richardson,  Gail Copley, Sharyn Mattern, Rick Hull

Back - Frank & Ann Maher, Doug Richardson
front - Sharyn Mattern, Ralph Pride, Brian Gutkin, Bob Murray, Bob Smith, Rick Hull

Yazzbar's resident koala

Chris Maltby singing John Dengate's Randwick Races       

 Dave Johnson & Ray Milligan

 members & friends

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