Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Report on Saplings sessions at 2019 National Folk Festival

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Report by Saplings Coordinator, Helen Romeo

We had at least 20 musicians and singers turn up during our Easter Sapling Sessions at the National.  It was a great weekend and we had a wonderful group of young people, mostly new to Saplings, to learn some of our Australian Traditional songs and tunes.  On the Monday, those who were still at the festival, performed 8 tunes and 3 songs .... a stirling performance, enjoyed by all.  Well done!

Thank you to all parents who encourage their children with their music and thank you to the tutors who have a love of our Australian tradition and are willing to pass it on to the young.  Our tutors at the National were:  Samantha O'Brien on flute, Tony Romeo on percussion, Steve Lockwood on banjo, Vanessa Lockwood and Dave Johnson on fiddle, Chris Poleson on uke, guitar and mouthorgan and Beck Richmond and myself (Helen Romeo) on English concertina with our BMC Secretary, Sandra Nixon taking photos and talking to parents!





Photos © Sandra Nixon
 




1.  Sam & Beck

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3.  Helen

4.  Vanessa

5.  Real bones supplied by Tony's butcher!


6.   Tony

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8.    Dave

9. Beck & Dave


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17.Vanessa & Helen

18.  Beck

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21.  Tony

22.  Chris

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25. Steve

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32.  Dave

33.  Tony

34. Steve, Beck, Dave

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38. The traditional group photo

39. The traditional silly photo!

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