Tuesday 29 December 2015

Extracts from Singabout - the early songwriters - John Meredith (1920-2001)

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The Bush Music Club published many new songs & poems in Singabout, Journal of Australian Folk Song between 1956 and 1967. This series lists the works of these writers and provides biographical information where possible.

Folklore collector, photographer, writer, performer, John Meredith: a tribute,
compiling editor, Kevin Bradley, published by National Library of Australia, 2006.

(Rob Willis photo)
A few comments on John Meredith by Chris Woodland
  Talk given at BMC's 2012 National Folk Festival Themed Workshop on BMC's First 10 years.

(Merro & Woody at National Library 1993, photo from Woodland collection)

Memorial article by Bob Bolton  John Meredith, The Bush Music Club & The Australian Folk Song Revival (1950’s)

John Meredith presents (then unpublished) material from his researches of Frank the Poet - Francis McNamara at PACT folk in 1972  (Bob Bolton photo)
The Cornpicker's Lament  Words; John Meredith    (Air - Lady Munro)
(note)  Lady Munro is an unprintable ballad recently collected from a shearer to the tune of a variant of Roisin the Beaux. (SIngabout,1(2), Autumn 1956)

Bogged at Little Billabong
by Graham Ascott & John Meredith (tune - Lazy Harry's) (Singabout 1(4), Spring 1956)

- words & music by John Meredith (Singabout, 4(1)October 1960)

The Little Sparrow - music John Meredith   words - Launcelot Harrison (Singabout 5(2), October 1964)


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