Saturday, 18 March 2017

BMC & Members gigs @ National Folk Festival, 13-17th April, 2017









Program downloads



BMC has 2 gigs this years, & both are in the Participation program, along with other gigs offered by members.




 


















Billy Moran tent - 12.40 to 1.40 - Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Central park Stage - Concert 12.30 to 1.10 Monday

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Kevin McCarthy & BMC's Chris Woodland and again leading Songs from the Australian Tradition

 





Session Bar, 12.30 to 2.30 Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday.

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Members gigs - with apologies to those who I've missed.

Bad Wallaby: Coorong, Monday 4-5.30



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Bill & Margaret Winnett:
Piazza - Friday 2.30, Saturday 12.30, Sunday 10.30,


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Christina Mimmocchi






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Dave Johnson -
rehearsals Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Billy Moran 3.20 - to 4.20,
performance Sunday, same venue, same time



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Don & Sue Brian



Don & Sue Brian & Margaret Walters:
Saturday Singing session The Terrace 9.30 to 11.30pm
Monday - Flute 'n' Fiddle 11-11.40am,




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Don Richmond & David England
- Sunday, Coorong 8pm to midnight



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Gavin & Moir Holmes -
Session Bar, Friday to Monday,  8.30 to 10am

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Ian Hayden

Tunes of Sally Sloane - Billy Moran, Monday 2-3pm
The Big English Dance with the Old Empire Band - Coorong - Friday 10.30 - midnight
 


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Jason & Chloe Roweth:
Friday - Billy Moran 11.20 to 12.20,  KidzFest 2.30 to 3.20, 

Saturday - Flute 'n' Fiddle 11.50 to 12.30,
Monday
- KidzFest 12.30 to 1.20






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Margaret Walters, Don Brian, Chris Maltby
: Welcome Singing Session, Bohemia Bar 7.30 to 10pm


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Sandra Nixon  - Sunday, The Terrace, 10-11.30

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Sydney English Country Dance -

Piazza - Friday 3.30,
Saturday 1pm, Sunday 12.30, Monday 1.30







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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Duke's Place - Australian songs in concert & session with Peter Hicks (Tas), Friday 16th June, 7.30 for 8pm







Peter Hicks is a Tasmanian based performer recognised nationally on the Australian folk scene. His work in the union, peace, solidarity and gay rights movements, together with his constant output of songs for issues of the day have been recognised on ABC radio, at folk festivals and clubs large and small and at rallies for environmental and refugee rights.


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


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

Door opens 7.30 for 8pm start. Session 10.00-11.30pm
BYO songs
Cost - $10

Bring something to drink & a plate for supper

Enquiries - Sandra 9358 4886









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.




photo - Sandra Nixon


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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Duke's Place - Australian songs in concert & session with Chris Poleson, Friday 12th May, 2017




Chris grew up with bush music all around him and has attended folk festivals and music sessions all his life.  His dad, John, a long time Bush Music Club member, was a musician in The Rouseabouts, so this was Chris’s first band playing lagerphone and bush bass. He had some guitar lessons when he was young but preferred to pick out tunes on his grandmother's piano by ear as this was the way she played. He knows about music notation and can read a little but prefers to play the many instruments he has mastered by ear.



From a very early age, Chris spent a lot of time at BMC functions joining in with scratch bands and, when he was still at school, formed garage rock bands with his mates and brother and sister. Chris has played a number of different styles of music including rock and bush and spent some years as a full time musician. His main instruments are guitar, banjo and mouthorgan and he has taught these and ukulele to budding young musicians in BMC's Saplings program.

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These days he enjoys playing the occasional bush band job with Southern Cross Bush Band, The BMC Concert Party and The Heritage Ensemble or recording but, at present, music for Chris is more about friendships and having fun.

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


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



Door opens 7.30 for 8pm start. Session 10.00-11.30pm
BYO songs
Cost - $10

Bring something to drink & a plate for supper

Enquiries - Sandra 9358 4886

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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.
photos - Sandra Nixon

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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Concert Party's Christmas Party 2016






As always, members gather from far & wide, the Poleson clan arrives & a good time is had by all.  2015 party











Eddy Sampson, Sharyn Mattern, Brian Gutkin, John Poleson


Ann Maher, Pat Bolton, Rose Pride, Burches,


Bob Bolton
around the table - Koen Andrews, Ralph Pride, Rose Pride, Pat Bolton, Burches, Eddy Sampson, Sharyn Mattern


back - Moira Cowie, Matthew Black, front - Terry Pybus, Cliff Grant


Koen Andrews, Nancy Nicholls, Eric Eisler, Beth Cambridge, Sharyn Mattern


Mariamma Mitchell, Frank Maher, Bob Bolton, Mark Poleson, John Poleson
 Dave Moir, Brian Gutkin, Eddy Sampson, Doug Richardson, Beth Cambridge

Elaine Elmers

Mark Poleson, John Poleson

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Stephanie Poleson, Ross Bruzzese, Chris Poleson




Eric Eisler, Mariamma Mitchell

SessionParty


Sharyn Mattern & Frank Maher



photos - Sandra Nixon

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Monday, 6 March 2017

Report on Beecroft dance @ Cherrybrook, Saturday 4th March 2017





Due to urgent works on the Beecroft Hall, the dance was moved to Cherrybrook with several days notice and we managed to contact all members, either by email or letter!

Around 100 dancers, including a 44-member birthday party had a great time dancing to the excellent music provided by Ryebuck.




photo - Hornsby Council website









































Dance photos - Andrew Gollan




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