Monday, 9 December 2019

From the Archives - BMC Newsletter January 1970

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Port Jackson Folk Festival, display of leaflets & posters at NFF 2018 (Photo © Sandra Nixon)
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Wednesday, 4 December 2019

BMC @ Illawarra Folk Festival, 16-19 January @ Bulli showground

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Sapling sessions - A daily session for the young (about 8-16years). Bring your own instrument or learn percussion. Expert tutors from the Bush Music Club. Music available - all levels catered for.

Friday -  10.45 to 11.45am     Tivoli on Track

Saturday  - 9.00 to 10.00am    Piazza


Sunday - 9.00 to 10.00am     The Shed

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Concert Party members enjoy performing and sharing their songs and tunes and dances. Audience participation is welcomed and encouraged.

Thursday 9.15 to 10.15pm     Tunes session, Show Pavilion

Friday noon-1pm     Singing session, Tivoli on Track

Saturday 10.30- 11.15am     Bush Songs, The Conservatory

Sunday - 11.15 to 12.15pm     Tunes session, Grandstand Bar

Sunday - 4.15 to 5.15pm     Family Bush Dance, Tivoli on Track



Photos from 2019 Illawarra Folk Festival, © Sandra Nixon 
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Saturday, 30 November 2019

Bob Bolton Collection - Dance at Abercrombie Caves, April 1982

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Mulga Wire no. 30, April 1982, p.5

Mulga Wire no. 31, June 1982

Photos © Bob Bolton
Bob's 1982 album holds photos printed from negative strips 820425A (color pics) & 820426A (b&w). Unfortunately photos of the dance in the cave are not in these negatives.
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4. dance floor in cave   Photo © Bob Bolton


5. Helen Brain, Ann Pidcock sitting, Dave Johnson, Tony Romeo, Grey Wilson, Bob Brain standing


6. The campers enjoyed the music


7. piano accordion player - Skippy (Ray Goninon) & Helen Coats (later Goninon)


8. Skippy Goninon (standing), Helen Coats in front of Dave Johnson, Tony Romeo back to camera.


9. Dave Johnson seated, facing front, Ann Pidcock facing him, Helen Coats seated in centre, Greg Wilson standing, Tony Romeo seated on right


10.  Helen Coats


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12. Pat Bolton, Bob Brain


13. Skippy (standing), ponytailed Najina Murray facing him, Dave Johnson at table facing forward, Ann Pidcock facing him, Tarquin Murray back to camera (RHS), Greg Wilson behind him. Murray tent beside VW campervan.


14.  standing Bob Brain & lagerphone player. Seated - Dave Johnson, Tony Romeo, Greg Wilson


15. Bob Murray


16. standing Bob Brain with son, Bob Murray. Seated Ann Pidcock with James in pram, Dave Johnson, Tony Romeo, Greg Wilson


17. Bob Murray


18. standing Bob Brain, Bob Murray & Tony Romeo, seated Dave Johnson, Greg Wilson


19. seated Ann Pidcock, Dave Johnson, standing Bob Brain & Bob Murray, seated Tony Romeo (obscured), Greg Wilson,

Thanks to Bob & Barbara Murray for identifying Skippy & Helen in photos 7,8, 9 & 13, and their children in no. 13.Thanks also to Helen Romeo for identifying herself! & clarifying the other Helen's surname.

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Friday, 29 November 2019

Report on Bush Traditions Gathering, Yass October 2019

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2019 Gathering program

Photos © Sandra Nixon


1.  Ralph Pride

2. Canberra members Moir & Gavin Holmes did not miss the match

3. Friday night songs & poems session

4. harmonicas @ Songs & poems session, Chris Woodland at right

5.  Ralph Pride, Chris Maltby



6. Chris Woodland, Helen & Tony Romeo, Pure Cancian

7. Friday night tunes session

8. Saturday morning

9. Sue Brian, Chris Maltby

10. Plaiting lesson - Sue & Don Brian

11. Chris Maltby, Rob & Ollie Willis

12. swirly skirt

13. Anish

14. Saturday morning slow session

15. Saturday didgeridoo workshop

16. Vincent family


17. Yarnin about hand craft with Linda Swift

18. Pete Cahill - songwriting session

19. John O'Brian's Around the Boree Log with Marion Haigh

20. First published 1933
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23. Ralph Pride, Helen & Tony Romeo

25. Fiddlers Four


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27.  Verandah music

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29. Canberra Shanty Singers
 
30. Australian English Forum with Chris Woodland

31. Saturday night concert & session space

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33. Rob Willis & John Harpley

34. Shanty singers

35. Fiddlers Four

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37. Pete Cahill, Tony Stuart

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39. meanwhile, while the rest of us gathered in the chapel, music issued from a dark room. The photo later showed that there were 6 musicians involved ...

40. Sunday slow session

41. Songs of Colin Dryden with Daniel Kelly

42. Australian Songs by Dave Johnson (2nd edition)

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45. Dave Johnson & Tony Stuart

46. Saplings session with Helen & Tony Romeo

47. Some lost songs with Don Brian, John Harpley, Rob & Ollie Willis

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52. The Sailor's Fate with Forty Degrees South

53.  Tom Hanson, Chris Maltby, Don Brian


54. praying for a wreck

55. Sunday dinner - Colin Fong (centre) was one of the cooks


56. George Bolliger, Ralph Pride, Sue & Don Brian

57. Chris Woodland, Darri Adamson, Ralph Pride

58. Chris Maltby, Prue Cancian, Rob Willis, Helen Romeo

59. Sunday night gathering around the boree log

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63. Darri Adamson (whistle)

64. Don Brian

65. fiddler, John Harpley, Bob Smith, Karen Fong

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67.  Track winding back with Ralph Pride - archival recordings

68. Kerry Doherty, Helen & Tony Romeo, Chris Woodland

69. Jude's first festival appearance after breaking her ankle recently

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65 songs for 65 years - chosen by Sandra Nixon

71. MC Ralph Pride

72. George Bolliger, Kerry Doherty, Don Brian, Chis Maltby
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