Thursday 9 May 2019

Duke's Place - Australian songs in concert & session with Derek Dowding, Friday 12th July, 7.30 for 8pm

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Derek Dowding - Singer, songwriter, agitator
Derek was the winner of the inaugural John Dengate Political Songwriting Competition at the Gulgong Folk Festival in 2017, & also winner of the 2018 competition.

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

Derek's winning song for the 2018 Gulgong Folk Festival's John Dengate Political Song writing competition

Derek's winning song for the 2017 Gulgong Folk Festival's John Dengate Political Song writing competition

Aims of the Bush Music Club, as given in the Editorial in Singabout 1(1) 1956 -  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 Sandra 9358 4886

Map of Addison Road Centre  Park in the carpark and follow the path on the right side of the big hall - the Hut is across the grass, decorated with dancers & musicians.

drawing by Hottie Lahm

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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