Sunday, 17 December 2017

Report on BMC @ Bush Traditions Gathering, October 2017












(session photos by Gavin Holmes)


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Pete Cahill's photos

 















Preparation for Saturday night's meal in the camp










Ralph's PA Workshop

Glenis from Far North Queensland

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Each day started with early morning music from Glenis, Carole & Alan  (Sandra Nixon  photos)




Followed by the Slow Session





The Slow Session


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Afternoon session in the courtyard





















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Ralph Pride


Brian Jonathon, Rick Hull, Kerry Doherty


Concert Party members - Brian Jonathan, Doug Richards, Sharyn Mattern, Eric Eisler, Nancy Nicholls, Kerry Doherty, Pete Cahill


Don Brian, Dave Johnson, Darri Adamson


Best dressed bloke at the Gathering - Gavin Holmes


John Warner & John Harpley


Margaret Bolliger, Sharyn Mattern



Poetry session


Helen & Tony Romeo


Session - Doug Richardson, Moir Holmes, Kerry Doherty, Darri Adamson, Anish Carmody


Sue Brian repairing a well-worn cabbage tree hat



George Bolliger's Concertina repair workshop






Bruce Downes & Ralph Pride


Ray & Joan Mundy, Kathy McMahon



John Warner watching Doug Richardson's technique




Mark Gregory



Late night session - Ralph, George, Rick

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No Such Thing workshop on Ray Schloeffel







Reg & Pat Murray


Pete Cahill, Rick Hull


Helen Romeo, Gavin Holmes, Joan Mundy, Tony Romeo, Ray Mundy, John Harpley 

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Saturday Night Blackboard

Pete organising the acts

Ray & Joan Mundy from Victorian Folk Music Club (est. 1959 as Bush Music Club of Victoria)


Ray Mulligan


The Coopers


Ali Barber


 Brian Jonathon



Ralph Pride

Don Brian, Denis McKay, George Bolliger, Ralph Pride, Sharyn Mattern, Rick Hull


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Sunday night Concert & dance


Linda & Alan Swift, Moir Holmes






Darri Adamson, Dave Johnson


Doug Richardson





John Warner  & Jenni Cole

Pete Cahill



Dance band - Ralph Pride, George Bolliger, Margaret Bolliger, caller Wendy Richmond







Denis McKay



Pat & Reg Murray



The evening ended with a session









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The Gathering finished with the traditional play reading.


(photos Sandra Nixon unless elsewhere noted)

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