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)
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
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.
The Bush Music Club was founded in 1954 to collect, publish and popularise Australia’s traditional songs, dances, music, yarns, recitations and folklore and to encourage the composition of a new kind of song - one that was traditional in style but contemporary in theme.
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Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Duke's Place - Australian Songs in Concert & Session with Christina Mimmocchi, Friday 9th December, 2016, 7.30 for 8pm.
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