Wednesday 16 September 2015

Duke's Place - Australian songs in concert & session with Mike Martin & Lindsay Martin, 7.30-11.30pm, Friday 13th November 2015

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Mike Martin has traveled the world as a musician singer/songwriter. He is a respected collector of Australian traditional dance music with which he has spent many years recording, preserving, promoting and performing. He will be accompanied by Lindsay Martin (no relation!)

Instruments -- Anglo Concertina and Resonator Tenor Guitar 

After decades of playing traditional music & singing traditional songs, Mike recently started writing songs & is recording these songs as The Strelley Project.

Mike has recorded with the following bands -
Cocky’s Joy
Alan Musgrove and Friends  
Barramundi Brothers

The Blowflies

Mike’s own projects -
Jindi                            CD - Jindi Plays Joe
KBO                            CD - Australian collected dance tunes
The Strelley Project    CD - The Strelley Project
Mike Martin                 CD - Postcard from Candelo

Awards -
The Australian National Busking Champion 2012 

winner of  The Dale & John Dengate Parody Cup, Illawarra Folk Festival, 2015

The Strelley Project. This is not Mike Martin the bush or folk music historian ... This is Mike Strelley Martin ... The musician, songwriter, thinker and philosopher. The Strelley Project is a finely crafted set of songs performed by a bunch of consummate local musicians ... While it is in many ways rooted in Mike's community of Candelo & the Bega Valley, the music will travel well .... There are songs here that will make you laugh ... and think .. and cry ....There are songs of protest ... of the environment .. of love of the bush and community (Review by Tim Holt ABC South East Radio)

Tritton Hall, Hut 44 Addison Road Centre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville 

Door opens 7.30 for 8pm start. Concert & supper 8-10,  session 10.00-11.30pm

BYO songs Cost - $10

Bring something to drink & a plate for supper

Enquiries - Sandra 9358 4886 

Artist & musician Helen Romeo with sign she created

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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