Tuesday 25 October 2016

Duke's Place - Australian Songs in Concert & Session with Christina Mimmocchi, Friday 9th December, 2016, 7.30 for 8pm.

Christina's interest in bush music was awakened when she met Rob Willis at a folk festival who said to her I have a recording you might be interested in and she has never looked back. You can expect an evening of Australian music and poems, collected, found or imagined. There will be songs from the fringes, working songs, migrants' songs, the odd sea shanty as sung by her lovely assistant young Tomas, and all this will be tastefully interrupted by some spoken work comedy of the bearded kind provided by PP Cranney with whom Christina collaborated on the musical play Lola’s Keg Night and more recently 1917:STRIKE! a show developed as a tribute to the late Brian Dunnet.   

1917:STRIKE! will be premiered in full at the Illawarra Folk Festival and performed by Christina, Pat, Catherine Golden and Chloe and Jason Roweth.

Christina has been a community choir leader for close to 20 years and is a composer, sound artist and performer. As a community choir leader she has worked with grass-roots choirs all over the state and has organised special place-specific weekends (Sing Cockatoo, Sing Canowindra, Sing Dubbo, Forbes Festival) which combine community harmony singing and exploring place and culture through song. 

She performs as a soloist and has sung with various vocal ensembles including Blindman’s Holiday. She recently completed a soundscape project with seniors’ groups for Hurstville and Rockdale Councils and has produced numerous of her own and other people’s recordings including John Warner’s Yarri song-cycle. Her debut solo cd is Rumours of Summer (2011)

In 2009 she was granted the annual Folk Fellowship from the National Library of Australia to unearth songs from the Oral History archives and arrange them for a massed choir.

In 2014 she produced and was musical director for a full-length play Lola's Keg Night with music, (Merrigong Theatre) created in conjunction with playwright PP Cranney. 

In 2015 she created Amulet, a project for Hurstville Council combining singing, storytelling and photography

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.


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