Thursday 12 July 2018

Duke's Place Australian Songs in Concert & Session with Russell Churcher, Friday 14th September, 7.30 for 8pm

Bush Music Club  
Tritton Hall, Hut 44
Addison Road Centre
142 Addison Road, Marrickville

Russell’s first festival performance was as a lead soloist in Peter Bellamy’s folk opera The Transports at the 1988 National Folk Festival. Since then he has performed at countless country halls and pubs from Port Macquarie to Mungindi.

Russell has supported touring performers such as Foster and Allen, Jimmy Little and John Williamson and has performed in front of the Prince of Wales, The Duke Of York and many other well-known hotels.

For a number of years he was resident entertainer, penny-farthing cyclist and shingle-splitter at Timbertown theme park Wauchope.

In recent times he has performed with Dave de Santi in the duo 'Rusty and The Saint' at the Illawarra Folk Festival, Folk by the Sea Kiama and the Peak Festival Perisher.

usually 2nd Fridays February to December, 7.30 for 8pm start - concert is followed by a session $10, bring a contribution for supper  

enquiries Sandra 9358 4886

Map of Addison Road Centre

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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