Thursday, 18 October 2018

Extracts from Bush Music Club Newsletter (1955-1977) - Bill Frost on Slang & Chanties, December 1970

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Bill Frost was a poet & collector.

2 of his articles were published in our December 1970 Newsletter, one on slang, the other on chanties (shanties).


 



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Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Report on BMC @ Bush Traditions Gathering, October 2018

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The Gathering relocated to the Hartigan Center in Yass as the Old Goulburn Brewery was not available.

 

(photo from Bush Traditions Gathering website)
 
The Hartigan Centre is named after the priest Patrick Hartigan who published poems under the name of John O'Brien - Around the Boree Log, Said Hanrahan, Come Sing Australian Songs To Me, and others.


It is attached to the Yass Catholic Church and primary school. There are a number of rooms for workshops and concerts and sessions and the adjacent Lovat Chapel is ideal as the weekend dance venue.


The two main rooms used for workshops, sessions and concerts are the Banjo Paterson Room and the John O'Brien Room identified by the posters on the doors.

Boree Log Cottage where Patrick Hartigan was born.  (Sandra Nixon photo)








 




1.Friday night singing session - Sharyn Mattern with mauve hair, Ralph Pride


2.  Tony romeo


3.  Don Brian (back)


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5.   Tony Romeo



6.   Sea Shanties with Canberra Shanty Club


7. Following the custom established by the original Shanty Club, Redfern Shanty Club, the session finished with an onion where almost everyone gathered & sang the final shanty


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9.  Saturday in the Lovet Chapel



10.  Carole & Bridget



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13. Kerry's Slow Session


14.  Karen Fong


15. Linda


16. Two handed
Appalachian dulcimer


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18.  BMC members Stuart Leslie & Kath O'Grady


19.  Clog dancing

 
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Dan Kelly



21. Glenys from Far North Queensland


22. Dave Johnson showing video of Brad Tate talking about his final book

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24. Helen & Tony Romeo presentation on Jim Graham, forgotten poet & friend of Henry Lawson


25. Karen Fong, Jim Graham's No.1 fan

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26.  Leigh, another fan



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28.   Dave & Karen



29.   Ralph's presentation on Duke Tritton




30.  Photos taken at Sandy Hollow, 1937- Duke might be standing above the horse

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32.  Mudgee wattle


33.  Pete Cahill's songwriting workshop


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35. Chris Woodland & Dave Johnson

 
36. Preparation for camp oven cookout


37.  The cooks at work


38.  The cooks acknowledged



39. The Pararazzi acknowledging the cooks

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40. The diners enjoying their meal


41.  Sunday night concert - Alan, Sean, Brian, Kerry, Wayne


42.  Karen reciting


43.  Dave & Sean playing


44.  Mariamma, Pete, Brian, Sue, Pete


45.  No Such Thing - Wayne, Monty, Yvonne, Kath


46. Fiddlers Three - Wayne, Ralph, Monty


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48.  Sue & Pete, Linda & Alan


49.  Don, Chris, Margaret


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51.  Dance in the Chapel, Sunday



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53. Ray Mulligan

54. Colin Townes




55. Poetry & songs on Monday



56.  Leigh, Helen, Tony



57.  session in the sun



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59.  Singalong with Southern Cross


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62. Saplings session - fiddle lesson with Dave


63.  father & son


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67. Dave & Sean - advanced fiddle lesson


(Photos ©  Sandra Nixon)


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