Thanks to Helen & Tony Romeo for organising the slide show of 200 images.
This article shows a subset of 67 photos given running numbers, perhaps scanning order. Further information about the events & people will be welcome.
1 - Helen Brain (Romeo) & George Bolliger at a Subscription Ball
2 - 1980 Bush Music Festival
3 - George Bolliger, Chris Robinson, Wally Bollige, back Helen Coates & Helen Romeo
4 - This is the Concert Party after a job performing for the BMC and I don't know the date but about 1980, 81 or early 82. Roy Harbour, Donna, Helen Romeo (Brain) with Michael Brain, Julie Furneaux, Bob Cole, Mrs Cole, John Merrick, John Coombes, Kay Daunton, Steve Lockwood, Tony Romeo and Mark Dabbs.
5 - Bush Music Festival at the ARCC, Marrickville - probably 1981 or 82
6. Concert Party @ The Rocks, Eric Eisler & George Bolliger,
7. Dancers at a Heritage Ball, Sydney Town Hall
8. Cooee Koala (Tony Romeo) at a Bush Music Festival, ARCC, Marrickville - probably 82. Guitarists are Kim Duckmanton and Julie Furneaux
9. Ryebuck Bush Band, Wally Bolliger, George Bolliger and I don't know the name of their bodrhan player - I think he was their friend from Canberra
10. Ryebuck Bush Band at a Bush Music Festival, ARCC, Marrickville ... Wally Bolliger, friend not regular member of the band, Dave Rowland, Alex, Bishop, Stuart Leslie, George Bolliger, Sally Leslie (Stevens)
11 - Ryebuck, Stuart Leslie, George Bolliger, Sally Stevens (Leslie)
12 - Dancing in the streets, Carcoar Festival, c.1980
13 - Julie Furneaux at Bush MusicFestival, ARC, early 80s
14- Pinchgut playing for a BMC Subscription Ball - Ralph Pride, Dave Johnson, Chris Moore and Richard Evans
15 & 16 - Bush Dance -I think it's Ray Grieve 2nd from left and George Bolliger third from right .... and is that Len Neary on the bush bass?
17 - Dancing @ a festival?
18 - BMC @ The Rocks (Bob Bolton photo?) Dave Rowland (guitarist from Ryebuck) in middle of picture
19 - St Albans Folk Festival and the dancers in the middle are Julie and Alex Bishop
20 - dance in a hall - Pat Bolton in the middle
21 -Yes a boatload of members. The BMC hired Halverson Cruisers and had a weekend away, playing music and having fun on the Hawkesbury River. We did this two or three times. Those in the front of the boat are: Ray (Skippy) Goninnon and Helen Romeo (Brain), Chris Robinson without shirt, Julie Pryor and Mark Dabbs I can't see the other two people.
22 - Rouseabouts at Marble Bar, Hilton hotel for a St Patrick's Day beer promotion, with Deborah Hutton on her first modelling job. Len Neary, Bob Bolton, Ray Grieve and unknown fiddle player at back .... in front is John Poleson, Declan Affley, Chris Kempster and Keith Snell
23 - Kim Duckmanton and Chris Robinson at a ball
24 - Dancers filling cards at a ball probably the Albert Palais or the Sydney Town Hall. We can see Alan Phillips, Paul and Sue Weaver, George Bolliger, Heather Clarke (Park), Annette Dwight and Frank, Bruno and Pam Gainsford
25 - BMC dancers & Concert Party @ The Rocks (Bob Bolton photo)
left to right is Mark Dabbs, Chris Robinson, Julie Pryor, Helen Romeo (Brain), Bob Cole, Bruno, George Bolliger, Tony Romeo, Stuart Leslie and Bob Brain
26 - BMC Float at Parramatta Foundation Week Celebration Parade... George Bolliger and Tony Romeo sitting - Yvonne O'Grady in back with piano accordian, Sue Pain in yellow dress and Bob Brain on bush bass
27 - Pinchgut with Sue Pain calling at a ball. The musicians are Mike Canning, Chris Moore, Bill Vernon? (should be but looks like Eric Eisler - best to ask Ralph) and Ralph Pride. Amongst the dancers I can see Julie Furneaux, Alex Cronin, Paul Weaver, Lance Green, Jenny Pryor, Evy and Rob Mason, Tony Romeo, Helen Gonninon (Coates) and Ray "Skippy" Gonninon, Helen Romeo (Brain), Heather Clarke (Park) and Andrew Park and Lionel Swift
28 - Conversation at a Ball Sally Leslie (Stevens), Ray "Skippy" Gonninon and Helen Gonninon (Coates)
29 - Cooee Koala at a Bush Music Festival @ Addison Road Community Centre, Julie Pryor with Tony Romeo as Cooee Koala
30 - Heritage Ensemble at the Heritage Ball, Sydney Town Hall about 1983 or 84
31 - BMC Dancers at Heritage Ball, Sydney Town Hall... Julie Pryor and Don Richmond on left, then Sue Paine and Allan Phillips in back, Sue Bartos in front with Wendy Richmond on right
32 - Band in photo 27 Sue Pain calling ... behind is Bill Worsfold, Eric Eisler, Tony Romeo, ?, Ralph Pride, Dave Johnson and Annette Dwight in foreground
33 - Heritage Ensemble at the Heritage Ball at the Sydney Town Hall...
Ralph Pride at back, second line Tony Romeo, Allan Phillips (ring in - not playing), ?, Dave de Hugard, Dave Johnson, Richard Evans, Stuart Leslie, Helen Romeo, Annette Dwight, Kathy Worsfold, sitting down is Bill Worsfold, Eric Eisler and ? the three callers are Julie Pryor, Sally Leslie (Stevens), Sue Pain
34 - Dave Johnson
35 - This was a production of Australian History through song titled Australia since Captain Cook, or look what they've done to our songs written by Tony Romeo and Bob Bolton. This was performed at the National Folk Festival at Sydney University. The players/singers / dancers were all Bush Music Club Members - current and past Concert Party. In this photo we see performing John Dengate, Jamie Carlin, Chris Kempster and Alan Scott.
36 - BMC @ The Rocks with John Coombes on bag pipes and Bob Cole on bodhran
37 - Cooee Koala with fans
38 - dancers Annette Dwight and Frank
39 - Rouseabouts - Ralph Pride, Richard Evans, Dave Johnson, Keith Snell, Ray Grieve, Bob Bolton and Eric Eisler
40 - Bush Music Club Festival at Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville
Ryebuck's PA was used for the outside concert (and at the Opera House) so the band is not necessarily Ryebuck.... these musicians are from Inland Navigators, The BMC Concert Party and others
41 - Vinegar Hill Bush Band at the BMC Festival Opera House Concert. Jamie Carlin on concertina
42 - One of BMC Camping weekends, Dance at Abercrombie Caves April 1982. Front Anne Pidcock, probably James Johnson in pram, Dave Johnson, Tony Romeo and Greg Wilson, at the back is Michael and Bob Brain and Bob Murray with guitar.
43 - Grand March at a very early ball (1978 or 79?) with Sally Leslie (Stevens) and Stuart Leslie leading. I think the band is Reedy River Bushmen with Barry Collison on banjo and Frank Maher on bush bass ... and is that Jamie on concertina? Reedy River Bushmen and Rousabouts played for the 1st Subscription Ball in 1978
44 - More of the "From Captain Cook ...." production at National Folk Festival Sydney Uni. Chris Robinson is the trooper rounding up the convicts which included Sally Stevens, Julie Pryor, Soren (far left), Mark Dabbs and others
45 -Alan Scott dancing with Gay Scott and Frank and Ann Maher
46 - Gentleman - Yes, Bob Cole was a gentleman
47 - BMC Dancers at the Opera House forecourt for either Heritage Week or Carnivale.
Left to right Sue Paine and Tony Romeo, Stuart Leslie and Julie Pryor, Sally Leslie (Stevens) and Alan Phillips. We think the fourth couple is Helen Romeo (Brain) and Don Richmond ... or I could have been playing
48 - Bennelong Bush Band at Glebe Town Hall - Julie Furneaux on guitar, John Coombes, Helen Romeo (Brain), Alex Cronin. Dancer facing camera is Sue Bartos
49 - Rouseabouts - full picture of a cropped image here Bob Thompson? (fiddler), Dave Johnson, John Poleson, Bob Bolton, Keith Snell, Ray Grieve Mark Poleson on bush bass and Chris Poleson on lagerphone
50 - Ball - see also 59 Heritage Ball held at the Sydney Town Hall - the balloons are yellow and green (BMC colours)
51 - Concert Party @ Leppington Scout Jamboree - John Dengate, Jamie Carlin, Noel Ricketts (mouth organ), lagerphone, Eric Bolton (banjo) (Bob Bolton photo)
52 - High kicks @ a Ball - dancing "The Palais Glide" I have forgotten their names (Wendy and Don will know) Barbara and Barry ?
53 - Concert Party @ Leppington Scout Jamboree - John Dengate, Jamie Carlin, mouth organ, Eric Bolton (Bob Bolton photo)
54 - 2002 Heritage Ensemble -back row: Mark Poleson (drumsticks), Chris Poleson, ? , Tony Stuart, Bob Foggin, James Johnson, Jessica Randall, ? , Bob Bolton
55 - Heritage Ensemble, 1995 Heritage Ball Rockdale Town Hall
57 - 1988 Ball - I know that the bushranger, Brian McDonald was MC in 1990 - was he also MC in 1988 or was John Vaughn MC?
58 - Heritage Ball dancing the Palais Glide - John Short was the MC
59 - Heritage Ball held at the Sydney Town Hall - the balloons are yellow and green (BMC colours) see also 50
60 - Post Ball Picnic at Lake Parramatta? also dancing the Palais Glide...
61 - Heritage Ball at Cumberland Hospital Hall ? 2000/01, Jack Chapman (left), Colin & Alison Coles (centre), Ingrid in fuschia gown,
62 - Monday night dance workshop at Addison Road Centre (Bob Bolton photo)
63 - Monday night dance workshop at Addison Road Centre (Bob Bolton photo)
64 - Kate and Mark Dabbs with Sue Paine and Tony Romeo in background (Bob Bolton photo)
65 -1987 Heritage Ball held at the Sydney Town Hall
67 - 2004 Heritage Ensemble - I don't recognise the green curtain
Thanks to Helen Romeo for photo identification.