Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Bush Music Club participation in 2018 AMEB Online Orchestra

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Australian Music Education Board Centenary


In 2018 the AMEB undertook an exciting project to celebrate their Centenary year – The AMEB Online Orchestra.
1900 musicians from all over Australia took part in the AMEB Online Orchestra experience and the culmination of their incredible efforts is in the video below.


Waltzing Matilda Music adapted by Christina MacPherson (1864–1936) from Thou bonnie wood o’ Craigielea by James Barr (1779–1860)  Words by Andrew Barton ‘Banjo’ Paterson (1864–1941)  Arranged for AMEB Online Orchestra by Steven Hodgson and David Howell




Image from AMEB website

Video of 1900 musicians, including BMC members playing & singing Waltzing Matilda 



2 images from AMEB video



Gallery



Image from AMEB Gallery





We don't often hear bush musicians playing in strict time but Allen's metronome kept them in exact time with all the other participants.


Members - Helen Romeo & Sharyn Mattern - concertinas, Beck Richmond - concertina & fiddle, Jenny Bolliger - fiddle, Samantha O'Brien - flute, Tony Romeo - guitar & conducting, Chris Poleson - banjo, Emily - ukulele.

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©  Sandra Nixon)


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Music © AMEB  (source AMEB website)



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Monday, 5 November 2018

From the Archives - mixed Blessings of an Archivist - Mulga Wire, no.112 Singabout insert

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Poem
©  Stan Wakefield estate



Unfortunately the Shaw Bequest material was not kept as a collection, and the only identifiable items are these books in our Library.



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Sunday, 4 November 2018

Report on Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, 2018

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(Photos © Sandra Nixon)

Report on Saplings @ Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, 2018


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14.  Tunes Workshop


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25. Bush Ukes with Rick Hull, Chris Poleson & Kerry Doherty


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33.  Craig Edmondson of Ryebuck


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40. Tunes in the Session Bar


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46.  Black Joak Morris


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50. Black Joak and Surly Griffin Morris


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