Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Duke's Place Australian Songs in Concert & Session with Russell Churcher, Friday 14th September, 7.30 for 8pm


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






Russell’s first festival performance was as a lead soloist in Peter Bellamy’s folk opera The Transports at the 1988 National Folk Festival. Since then he has performed at countless country halls and pubs from Port Macquarie to Mungindi.

Russell has supported touring performers such as Foster and Allen, Jimmy Little and John Williamson and has performed in front of the Prince of Wales, The Duke Of York and many other well-known hotels.

For a number of years he was resident entertainer, penny-farthing cyclist and shingle-splitter at Timbertown theme park Wauchope.

In recent times he has performed with Dave de Santi in the duo 'Rusty and The Saint' at the Illawarra Folk Festival, Folk by the Sea Kiama and the Peak Festival Perisher.


usually 2nd Fridays February to December, 7.30 for 8pm start - concert is followed by a session $10, bring a contribution for supper  

enquiries Sandra 9358 4886 

www.bushmusic.org.au
http://bushmusicclub.blogspot.com.au/



Map of Addison Road Centre     http://www.arcco.org.au/contact/


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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Duke's Place Australian Songs in Concert & Session with Matthew Black & The Bottlers, Friday 10th August, 7.30 for 8pm

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



$10, BYO, bring a contribution for supper 


The Bottlers are a hard playing, nine piece, all acoustic folk punk band hailing from Sydney, Australia. Drawing life breath from not only the traditionally folk fuelled rural reaches of the nation but also it’s cityscapes and suburban streets with a solid tip of the hat to the folk, punk and folk punk pioneers that have traipsed and trekked the trails well before them.



The Bottlers believe folk based music should progressively speak of the times it exists in whilst hearkening back to it’s past, to the true heart of folk music, people. Because you truly can’t get where you’re going till you know where you’ve been.

Folk music should speak of the times it’s written in while hearkening back to the past, reckon The Bottlers. It’s something of yourself that others can dance to. It’s a conversation. It’s a lot of other things, too, but maybe most importantly – and by definition – it’s people. All kinds.

“We’ve played to punk crowds, metal crowds, folk festival crowds – which can be an older generation of people,” explains Matthew Black, the band’s founder and vocalist.

“Some people it shocks the socks and sandals off, but at the same time some people really embrace it.”

The band’s broad influences, authentic western Sydney twang and infectious larrikinism mean they’re equally at home at a scuzzy punk show or a rustic country pub. You might or might not detect influences like the Dropkick Murphys, Redgum or Billy Bragg, but buggered if you don’t get drawn in by the yarns, the energy and the playful mix of personalities all crammed up there on stage.

The Bottlers got going in earnest about three years ago when Ned McPhie and Black teamed up. The two started trying to cobble into songs what Black had committed to a collection of notebooks.

“You write about what you know and if a bit of western suburbs confliction gets the ink scraping across the paper, then that helps the job along,” says Black of what started to come together, and became the track “Blacktown” on the band’s demo release.

“We then started collecting the menagerie of members we have now. We didn’t mean to make it that large a group, but that’s how it panned out.”

And collect they certainly did. The folk-punk outfit is now nine members strong, with vocals, fiddle, drums, guitars, tin whistle, bass, accordion, mandolin, and banjo in the mix. Shows have even been known to feature a lagerphone.


Duke Tritton, by Hottie Lahm, 1959.

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Duke's Place - Australian songs in concert & session

usually 2nd Fridays, 7.30 for 8pm start
- concert is followed by a session



enquiries Sandra 9358 4886 

www.bushmusic.org.au
http://bushmusicclub.blogspot.com.au/



Map of Addison Road Centre     http://www.arcco.org.au/contact/



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.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Moondyne Joe and other Sandgroper Ballads (1969) by L.G. Montgomery

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From the Archives - Three letters from Mr L. G. Montgomery (aka Sandgroper) received by Editor Dale Dengate in 1969 and 1970.

In April 1969 Western Australian member Mr L. G. Montgomery renewed his membership and enclosed copies of 2 songsheets he had published - Moondyne Joe and other Sandgroper Ballads, and The Wildflower Songsheet of Australian Ballads. 

The Moondyne Joe songsheet was also sent to the Victorian Folk Music Club where two songs were published in the December 1969 edition of Australian Tradition and credited to the Perth Bush Music Club. 


(All songs © LG Montgomery aka Sandgroper)



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In the Bush Music Club newsletter the Songsheets were credited to LG Montgomery, the "Sandgroper"


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The Victorian Folk Music Club published two songs from the Moondyne Joe Songsheet in the December 1969 issue of their journal Australian Tradition, crediting them to the Perth Bush Music Club. Thanks to the Victorian Folk Music Club for permission to reproduce these pages

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The folder came in 2 colours, and both contained an extra song.

8.  The folders contained words & music for
Moondyne Joe, Canning Stock Route, Down in The Gold Mine and  Coast of New Holland. They also included a single songsheet - The Ballad of Ned Kelly (green cover) and The Canning Stockroute (black cover) and were accompanied by a smaller publication The Wildflower Songsheet.



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  (BMC Archives)


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State Library of Western Australia catalogue entry for Moondyne Joe, with incomplete citation.

12. State Library of Western Australia catalogue entry for The Wildflower Songsheet, with incomplete citation.



13.  Letter, 27th November 1969, accompanied by 4 songsheets


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15. Down in the Goldmine, version date 27th November 1969


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20.   Letter dated 14th May, 1970



21. Canning Stock route,
version dated 14th May 1970

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Down in the Goldmine, version dated 14th May 1970

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(BMC Archives) 

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