Sunday, 29 September 2019

60 years of the Victorian Folk Music Club (est 1959 as the Victorian Bush Music Club) as recorded in Singabout.

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In 1964 Victorian Folk Music Club members Frank Pitt & Alf Cameron were at the celebration of  BMC's 10th birthday - see photos P020 & P021.

Jim Buchannan was guest at the 20th September 1970 Singabout night - see photos 13, 14 & 15.


 Singabout 1(1), p.18, Summer 1956 (January)

The
first mention of bush musicians in Victoria, the birth of the Billabong Band.

Membership card, 1956-1960. (BMC archives)
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3(1), Summer 1958

p.9 -The  Billabong Band

p.20 - At last Singabout nights in Melbourne,
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3(2), Autumn 1959

p.2 - Phillip Island Sing-Songs (Billabongs, K.W. Vic)
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3(3), Winter/spring 1959

News & Views - p.2  - Victorian Bush Music Club formed
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3(4) n.d. (1959)


p. 2. Cover photo.

p.16 - Billabong band, F. Nickels, Vic

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4(1), 1960


p.2 - Interstate activity - a new publication - Victorian Bush Music Club monthly, issues 1+2, 

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4(2), 1961


p.2 - Victorian Bush Music Club & Folk Lore Society of Victoria publish a journal - Gumsuckers' Gazette

p.3 - The Lost Sailor by Simon McDonald



pp.4-5  Songs of Simon McDonald


p.6 The Old Man Kangaroo


p.7 The Rouseabout


p.8  New Discs - Songs of Early Victoria (Wattle),



pp. 10-11 When Jones's Ale was New - Simon McDonald,


pp.12-13 The Golden Vanity - Simon McDonald

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4(3) 1961

p. 20 - Pub with no Dike upsets, letter from N. O'Connor, Folk Lore Society of Victoria
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4(4), 1962


p. 4 - Some performers from Victoria, David Lumsden & Tom McNoy

p.5 - Our Fathers Cleared the Bush - sent by Joy Durst
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5(2), Oct 1964



pp.15-16 - (review) Australian Traditional Singers & Musicians of Victoria (Wattle) ## republished as a CD in 2004 - available here 
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6(1), 1966

p.17 - ad for Australian Tradition
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History of Reedy River with photos of the original production
New Theatre Melbourne, 50 Years of New Theatre. Melbourne N.T. 1936-86, Melbourne, 1986, 54 pp.


available for distribution by creative commons licence


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1 comment:

  1. Australian Singers and Musicians in Victoria was re-published as a joint initiative of the National Library and the Victorian Folk Music Club in 2004, and launched at the National Folk Festival that year. The recording is now a CD, and the extensive sleeve notes have been put into a book form. Available from the VFMC http://www.vfmc.org.au/publications.php

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