Friday, 31 July 2015

2nd John Dengate Memorial Get Together, Sunday 23rd August 2015







The second John Dengate Memorial Get Together is taking place Sunday 23rd August at the Gaelic Club, 2:30-5:30pm


 
Join us upstairs at the Gaelic Club once again to reminisce, sing some songs and share stories of John.

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The Gaelic Club (Upstairs) 
Level 1, 64 Devonshire St
Surry Hills



So that we can make sure everyone gets a go, if you would like to speak or perform in memoriam of John, please email: Leyne


check out the John Dengate Collection 

Photos from 2014 Memorial Get Together 







      

Duke's Place - Australian Songs in Concert & Session with Margaret & Bob Fagan, Friday 14th August, 7.30-11.30pm











Duke's Place - Australian songs in concert & session with Margaret & Bob Fagan, once better known as that famous bush band, the Tempe Tipsters. Their strong blend of politically-edged traditional and contemporary songs combined with lyrical ballads and great choruses is guaranteed to lift your spirits. Their repertoire is firmly rooted in the folk tradition, with Margaret’s pure voice and Bob’s superb guitar playing combining to ensure their popularity both here and abroad.























And at Duke's Place they are delighted to be singing some songs that were first performed at BMC Singabouts in the 1950s -  not by them, they hasten to add!







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

Door opens 7.30 for 8pm start.

Concert & supper 8-10, Singing Session 10.00-11.30pm

BYO Australian songs

Cost - $10

Bring something to drink & a plate for supper

Enquiries - Sandra 9358 4886

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Photos from Yvonne O'Grady's album










Thanks to Yvonne for searching out old photos & scanning them. As always, identification of people in the photos is welcome.























 
















Alan Scott, Keith McKenry, Brisbane 1992


Jacko Kevans, Gulgong 1993



Dale Dengate, no date
Dengates in bed, no date


Alan Scott, Keith McKenry & Danny Spooner, NFF Malaney, 1989


John Dengate, Brisbane 1993
Keith McKenry & Alan Scott, Brisbane 1993
Len Neary, Chris Kempster & Alison Jones, in Yvonne's backyard, Kiama, 60th birthday party for Bob McInnis
BMC at Parramatta Park, mid 80s
Session at the Hut, mid 80s. Bob Bolton on left,

Friday, 24 July 2015

Wake for John Meredith, AM (1920 - 2001) - 24th March 2001






Photographs from the collections of Bob Bolton and Chris & Virginia Woodland taken at the wake held on 24th March 2001 for John Meredith, AM, founding member and Life Member of the Bush Music Club.


On 16 February we lost probably the most important collector of Australian folk lore, and an important member of our Club. This article John Meredith, The Bush Music Club & The Australian Folk Song Revival (1950’s)  covers some of John's contributions to the collecting and preservation of our national culture. We hope it will help underline John's importance to this Club and all who care about our heritage. Mulga Wire, no. 144, April 2001.

Obit by Keith McKenry which originally appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald. 


 
Merro's canvas Director's chair

Chris Kempster, Alex Hood, Jack Barrie & Harry Kay, recorded by Rob Willis (Bob Bolton)

back row - Rob Willis, Mark Cranfield, unknown woman, Kevin Bradley, Harry Kay, Alex Hood, Annette Hood, Chris Kempster, Ken Greenhalgh, woman in sunglasses 
front - Virginia Woodland, Jacqui Bradley, Sharon Frost, Alison Jones, Chris Kempster, Sharon Frost, Bob Campbell, Shelly Grant, Reg Murray, John Harpley, Pat Murray, Maree Harpley, unknown, Keith McKenry behind speaker Gay Scott  (Bob Bolton) 


sepia photos from the Woodland collection
Alex Hood
Alison Jones & Chris Kempster
Bill Scott
Bill, Gay & Ashley Scott

Chris Kempster
Chris Woodland - Keith McKenry behind him. Edgar Waters in middle at front of audience, in light coloured clothing, Jenny McKenry and Bob Campbell to right of Edgar.


Chris Woodland
back - Eva Gaddes, Richard Evans,
front - Chris Woodland, Suzie Bunyan & her husband 'H"  
Dr Edgar Waters

Frank Maher & Jack Barrie

Gay Scott



Harry Kay

unidentified, Chris Kempster, Ken Greenhaulgh, Bob Campbell, Sharon Frost, Alex Hood
Jamie Carlin
Keith McKenry

Kevin Bradley, Reg Murray, Harry Kay, Rob Willis, Olya Willis

Mark Cranfield, Gay Scott, Edgar Waters

Merros's niece Suzie Bunyan

The Bushwhackers - Chris Kempster, Harry Kay, Alex Hood, Jack Barrie

Rob Willis leads the session
seated - Alison Jones, Harry Kay, Bob Campbell, Sharon Frost, Rob, Scot Carlin, Jacqui Bradley, Kevin Bradley

The Bushwhackers - Chris Kempster, Alex Hood, Jack Barrie, Harry Kay

 Virginia Woodland, Shelley Grant





Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Great AussieTune Swap 2015 - BMC & No Such Thing









& once again a Good Time was had by all!

Thanks to the folks of No Such Thing who booked the hall & supplied lunch. We supplied morning & afternoon tea. 




Thanks to Ralph for going through NST's tune books then compiling a selection of our tunes that they don't play & creating a tune book.


Thanks also to NST for going through our tunes books & compiling a selection of NST tunes that we don't play & creating a tune book.
 

Once again Ray Mulligan from Settlers (ACT) & Bush Traditions joined us with a few tunes from his repertoire.

Dave Johnson & Ray Milligan

And thanks to all who attended.  Kiama locals Phyl Lobl and Alex & Annette Hood joined us during the day.
Rick Hull's first effort at instrument making


Gail Copley, Rick Hull, Moira Cowie, Richard (NST), Dave Moir, Simon Ferrugia, Michaela Simoni

Kath O'Grady, Ray Mulligan, Ralph Pride, Dave Johnson



Collette (NST), NST autoharpist, Allen Davis, Max Gregory, Bill Montgomery, Yvonne O'Grady

front - Tony Romeo, Ralph Pride, Dave Johnson




Yvonne O'Grady, Kath O'Grady, Tony Romeo
Rick Hull, Dave Moir, Simon Ferrugia, Michaela Simoni, Ray Mulligan
9 members - Allen Davis, Max Gregory, Bill Montgomery (NST & BMC), Yvonne O'Grady (NST & BMC), Helen Romeo (NST & BMC), Sharyn Mattern, Kath O'Grady (NST & BMC), Tony Romeo (NST & BMC), Ralph Pride
Allen Davis, Max Gregory, Bill Montgomery, Yvonne Davis, Helen Romeo



Moira Cowie
NST members



Moira Cowie, Richard (NST), Rick Hull, Dave Moir


We ended the day with a banquet (so much food!) & session at the local Chinese restaurant.