Sunday, 15 November 2015

Report on Australian Song & Tune Session, Katoomba, September 2015


The Bush Music Club & Blue Mountain musicians present 

              Australian Song & Tune Session


BMC members met up with Blue Mountains musicians & singers for an enjoyable afternoon of tunes & songs. Hotel Blue is an untouched Art Deco building well worth visiting if you are in the area & the Attic is a great place for a session.


We started the day with a BBQ lunch at Kerry & Naomi's place

Last minute organisation from Sharyn & Max

Max Gregory, BMC coordinator of the session, Allen Davis

Chris Wheeler, Blue Mountains singer/songwriter/choir director/musician

Concert Party's Tune book + the Katoomba session songbook

The Attic was a bit of a climb, but worth it.

Alan Foster, bush musician now resident of the Mountains, Ann Maher (Concert Party member in the 60s) on lagerphone, Bob Foggin on fiddle, Kerry Doherty, Max Gregory

BMC members Bob Murray from Bathurst, Helen & Tony Romeo from the Illawarra, Kevin Rennie, Rick Hull & Dave Moir surround local musician Ron Newman

Bob Murray

Dave Moir leads a song

Dot Newland

Frank Maher, member since the mid 50s, Concert Party member in the 60s & 70s, Reedy River Bushman, singer, lagerphonist, bush bass & spoons player.
Jim Jarvis, Ralph Pride, Meera Jarvis, Bob Murray, Helen Romeo

Mike Young, dancer, Mulga Wire editor, Webmaster, photographer, chorus singer.
Gail Copley (striped shirt)

Concert Party member Nancy Nicholls leading a song

Singer/songwriter Pat Drummond 

The afternoon sun was very strong

Denis Rice, long time friend of the late Denis Kevans

Caroline Barrell, local musician, with long time BMC member Avis Hanning

photos - Sandra Nixon

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