Saturday 23 February 2019

Duke's Place Australian Songs in Concert & Session with Dan Kelly, Friday 10th May, 2019, 7.30 for 8pm

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Daniel Kelly is a singer/songwriter from Yass who writes and plays ballads from the Irish, Scottish and English traditions along with original material in the folk ballad style. Daniel’s fourth album was a set of original ballads written about the Yass Valley region, a few of the songs focus on the strong connection Yass has to Ireland.

Dan will be singing songs from his latest CD - Zombie Sheep of the Murrumbidgee
Album Background: I’ve lived in Yass since 2006, and recently started looking into the history of the town and the region. I found enough interesting stories going back to the founding of the town in 1837 (though the region was first visited by Hamilton Hume in 1821) to put together an album of folk ballads.

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

Map here - Hut 44 is to the left of the Gumbramorra Green.  from the Editorial in Singabout 1(1) Summer 1956 -  aims of the Bush Music Club - to popularise Australian folk song and to encourage the composition of a new kind of song - one that is traditional in style but contemporary in theme.

Duke's Place, 2nd Fridays February to December, 7.30 for 8pm start - concert is followed by a session.
$10, BYOG and a contribution for supper  

enquiries & bookings Sandra 9358 4886


Drawing of Duke Tritton by Hottie Lahm, 1959.

 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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