from Margaret Walters -
He went to concerts, festivals and sessions for years, quietly enjoying the music, never putting himself forward unless it was to help arrange or pack up the chairs. And then, one day, there's a gap in proceedings and out he comes with a traditional song you haven't heard for yonks, and he knows it thoroughly, needs no prompting. Jaws drop and you think "What a good voice!, and has he known songs like that all the time? Why didn't he tell us!" That's Chris Maltby for you.
Of course, in no time, he was courted by the Ecopella Choir (he was Green!) and the Roaring Forties (he had a beard!) and both groups continue to be amazed at the number of songs he already knows and the speed with which he can learn new and quite difficult material.
Bearded section of the Roaring Forties - Tom Hanson, Chris Maltby, Robin Connaughton, John Warner, National Folk Festival 2011 (missing Margaret Walters)
Door opens 7.30 for 8pm start.
Concert & supper 8-10, Singing Session 10.00-11.30pm
BYO Australian songs
Cost - $10
Bring something to drink & a plate for supper
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