Friday, 29 July 2016

36th Colonial Subscription Ball, 6 for 6.30pm, Saturday 27th August 2016 Maitland Town Hall








Final date to buy tickets Saturday 21st August, don't miss out! - details below


Please arrive at the Maitland Town Hall, High St, Maitland from 6 pm - entry via the front door only. Hors d'oeuvres will be served at 6:30 pm and the Grand March will commence at 7 pm. There will be a combined savoury and sweet supper at around 9 pm. Hot and cold drinks will be available for most of the evening with water available throughout.


2015 Ball, (Bob McInnes photo)

The Ball
A Colonial-style Subscription Ball held each year at Maitland Town Hall, a venue boasting one of the best sprung dance floors in the country. The ball is a dancer’s delight with the dance programme selected from diverse styles of dances, including Colonial, Traditional, Celtic, Regency, European and Bush. Preferred dress is formal and in keeping with Australia's Colonial period.


Coalbrook band, 2015 (Mike Young photo)



Recovery Picnic


Held on Sunday, 28th August from 11 am at Marmong Park, George St, Marmong Point, the BBQ/picnic is a time to recover, relax and socialise, with the opportunity for more dancing if desired. The park contains the Marmong Point Community Hall for dancing and shelter from the weather (if required). There is a large grassy area with shade trees and a view of Lake Macquarie.

You can partake of the BBQ lunch provided (pre-booked and prepaid) or BYO.
Please BYO chairs and drinks.
Musicians, bring your instruments.


Recovery picnic, 2014 (Kim Nolan photo)

Practice Sessions

Central Coast
Sunday August 7. 10am-5pm.
East Gosford Progress Hall,
Wells St and Henry Parry Dr. East Gosford.
Contact Arthur or Julia - Ph 4955 5701


Newcastle
Sunday August 14. 10am-5pm.
Masonic Hall, Metcalfe St,
Wallsend (near intersection with Cowper St).
Contact Arthur or Julia - Ph 4955 5701

Sydney
Saturday August 21. 10am-4pm.
Scout Hall,
Park Ave, Concord.
Contact Wendy - Ph 0412 145 262.

All practice sessions cost $8 for the day.
Tea, coffee and cold drinks provided.

** Attendance at Ball Practices is highly recommended as dances will not be
walked through at the Ball.**


There will also be practice nights at the Pennant Hills Dance Workshop.
Tickets for the ball are limited to 120, so please book early. Booking form
The Ball: Early Bird prices up to, and including, Sunday, 14th August 2016:
BMC Members $50 **
Non-BMC Members $55 **
Full-time students - $35 **
Non-dancers - $45 **
**Prices from 15th to 21st August – Add $5 to each ticket price.
For catering purposes all Ball tickets must be pre-booked, payments made and details confirmed via the booking form or via email by 21st August.
BBQ / Picnic (catered) $10
Booking and payments for the BBQ/picnic must be received by 21st August. You can attend this event and fully cater for yourself for free if you wish.
Please pay for both Ball and BBQ / Picnic at the time of your booking. Payments can be made:
  • by cash at any BMC dance or Ball practice/workshop
  • by cheque payable to "Bush Music Club" sent to Bush Music Club Inc., PO Box 433, Sydney NSW 2001 with your booking form
  • by direct deposit to Bush Music Club, BSB 062-005 / Acct: 0090 7524. Please identify yourself by using the booking name as the remitter, and send payment and dancer(s) details via e-mail to Wendy Richmond


Enquiries: Wendy - Ph 0412 145 262 or Email



Further information, including Accommodation & Transport details

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Sunday, 17 July 2016

Dukes Place - 2016













Duke's Place - usually 2nd Fridays, February to December

7.30 for 8pm

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

Map of Addison Road Centre

$10, bring something for supper

enquiries - Sandra 9358 4886



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2016 program


12th February - Miguel Heatwole




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18th March - Evan Mathieson    (3rd Friday, week before Easter)





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8th April - Pat Drummond   

 
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13th May - Jason Roweth

 


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10th June - Jim Low

 

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8th July  - Ten Quid Poms (Robin Connaughton & John Warner)

     

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19th August - Penny Davis & Roger Ilott   (3rd Friday)



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9th September  - Dave Johnson


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Saturday 8th October -          (2nd Saturday, not the usual Friday)




Martyn Wyndham-Read
(UK) with BMC member Claire Doherty at the Loaded Dog Folk Club, February 2015 (photo Doherty family)

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11th November  -   Don Brian





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9th December -  Christina Mimmocchi



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Thursday, 7 July 2016

Duke's Place - Australian Songs in concert & session with Dave Johnson, Friday 9th September, 2016












Bush Music Club
Tritton Hall
Hut 44, Addison Road Centre
142 Addison Rd, Marrickville
www.bushmusic.org.au





In a rare solo performance at Dukes Place in September, Dave presents a swag of old, and not so old, bush songs and tunes that resonate with the Australian psyche. Many of these will be from his mammoth book of Australian songs, including poems that he has set to tunes and others unearthed in his folkloric studies, and accompanied with guitar, banjo and concertina. Plus, on fiddle and concertina, some wonderful collected dance tunes that he has had some special association with.


Map of Addison Road Centre
Door opens 7.30 for 8pm start. Session 10.00-11.30pm
BYO songs
Cost - $10
Bring something to drink & a plate for supper
Enquiries & bookings - Sandra 9358 4886



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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Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Duke's Place - Australian Songs in Concert & Session with Penny Davies & Roger Ilott, Friday 19th August, 2016










Bush Music Club
Tritton Hall
Hut 44, Addison Road Centre
142 Addison Rd, Marrickvillewww.bushmusic.org.au

Penny Davies and Roger Ilott occupy a unique place in Australian music spanning the great divide between Folk and Country. They have reinvigorated the bush ballad, kept alive the protest song, and have celebrated all that it means to be Australian without a cork hat, lagerphone or phoney accent on the horizon. Penny Davies simply has one of the richest voices in Australian folk and country music; add in the integrity of Roger Ilott's gentle delivery, and you have the best harmonies you're likely to hear. Coupled with Roger Ilott's compelling acoustic guitar and Rickenbacker 12 string artistry, it's little wonder Penny Davies & Roger Ilott, who already have an Australia wide following for their music, are now finding an audience for their songs around the world.
John Broomhall, Trad & Now


 


Restless Music is one of the longest running "little labels" in Australia.
Restless was started by Penny Davies & Roger Ilott back in 1983 in the backyard of a rented cottage in Balmain, NSW. After recording their first two LPs of their own work, Penny & Roger branched out and began recording compilation albums for folk performers in the Sydney area. These small runs of LPs (Workers In The Field - Volume 1 and 2, Under Southern Skies) were done as collective projects with everyone involved putting up money for the pressings and covers, and Penny & Roger doing the recording for free. They then recorded an LP Wilderness - Songs for Conservation and the Environment especially for the Wilderness Society.

Map of Addison Road Centre
Door opens 7.30 for 8pm start. Session 10.00-11.30pm
BYO songs
Cost - $10
Bring something to drink & a plate for supper
Enquiries & bookings - Sandra 9358 4886


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.

 
 photo by John Meredith (BMC archives)

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3rd John Dengate Commemorative Concert & Get Together of old friends and family, Sunday 21st August 2016





John at the launch of his third book, 2012.   (Chris Woodland photo)


DATE:             Sunday 21st August, 2016

TIME:             2-5pm

PLACE:          The Friend In Hand Hotel, Cowper Street Glebe, upstairs function room with bar open to cover costs.  Bistro on ground floor,

Limited parking in the street, plentiful parking in nearby Broadway Shopping Centre.


All welcome to contribute verse or song. This year we are having a transport and train theme in memory of Brian Dunnett, who died recently. However, everything political, satirical, and parodies inspired by John’s work will be enjoyed on the afternoon.

Concert organisers:  Leyne & Max Elbourne
Enquiries or to book a spot : email Leyne or call Max on 9591 1915, or see Max when you arrive.



 
 Dengate, Havoc & Power + spoons
2014 Memorial, Gaelic club   (Sandra Nixon photo)


 
 Leyne, Max & Dale Dengate
2015 Memorial, Gaelic club 
(Sandra Nixon photo)

 
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