Saturday, 2 December 2017

Report on Bush Traditions Back to Binalong, 17-19th November, 2017

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A note on the history of Binalong.


Harry & Vera's graves

Val Turton's grave

Harry's house, built 1935, viewed from the Mechanics Institute Hall


former Golden Fleece Inn (1851) where Harry once lived

Harry's granddaughter, Lilian with her 2 daughters & their families

Harry's music @ Lilian's party



Harry's descendants & friends waltzing to one of his tunes
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Session on the music & songs of Harry Cotter


 
Linda & Alan Swift
There once was a fellow from Binalong.

Melodeon and fiddle he played upon.
Schottische or a jig, a waltz or a reel.
Harry Cotter would play and they’d dance along.
                                  Linda Swift

Ray Milligan Tony Stuart & Dave Johnson


Bob Toohey on bush bass, & unidentified accordionist




George Bolliger & Bob Toohey



Tony Romeo, Stuart & Sally Leslie

31 musicians participated in the Tunes of Harry Cotter workshop

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Sing around the songs of Banjo Paterson

Dave Johnson


Don Brian singing from 1905 edition of Paterson's Old Bush Songs.

Dave Johnson, Helen & Tony Romeo


Ralph Pride


Ralph's concertina & tablet



Ralph Pride, Don Brian, Gavin & Moir Holmes


Grave of Banjo Paterson's father
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The weekend started with a poet's breakfast at the Black Swan Cafe, built as an inn in the 1840s

Helen Romeo & Robyn Sykes

Gavin Holmes

Keith
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And not forgetting the concertinas ...



Kathie McMahon, Dave de Hugard, Steve Wilson, Carole Helman, & Jackie Luke

Jackie Luke with hammered dulcimer, Greg Wilson, Pete McMahon

Pete (fiddle) & Sue (musical saw) McMahon & Kathie McMahon (no relation) on accordion

Greg Wilson's concertina workshop


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and the informal sessions

Steve Wilson, George Bolliger & Richard, with Arthur Heckendorf' (back)

Kathie McMahon, Denis McKay, Ray Mulligan, Dave de Hugard

Dave de Hugard

session at the front desk

Gavin, Linda, Alan & Moir at breakfast
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or the bush dances on Friday & Saturday nights

Harry's granddaughter Lilian dancing with Dave Johnson





Friday's band



Saturday's band




(photos Sandra Nixon)

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