Saturday 1 February 2020

Garry Tooth @ Dukes, Friday 14th February, 7.30 for 8pm

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Garry is returning to Dukes, after an absence of 5 years.

Garry Tooth sings "Foggy Dew" at Bowral Folk, Blues and Beyond 2008

I was born in Central Queensland and later moved to Brisbane. I started singing old bush ballads in the late 1950s and helped form the Moreton Bay Bushwackers. In 1960 three of us formed The Wayfarers and were employed at the Primitif Coffee Lounge.

In 1964 we were involved in setting up the Brisbane Folk Centre. From 1970 I was working as a singer in various restaurants around Sydney.

Garry at 1981 Bush Music Festival concert at the Opera House (Mulga Wire, no.28, p.7, Dec 1981 (Bob Bolton photo)
From 2000 until 2006 I sang at my own cafe The Whistlestop at Thirlmere. I have a passion for the story in the song and have developed a repertoire of Australian, Irish, English and Scottish folk songs.

Garry @ Dukes, April 2015 (Sandra Nixon photo)

Tritton Hall, Hut 44 Addison Road Centre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville

Door opens 7.30 for 8pm start. Session 10.00-11.30pm
BYO songs
Cost - $10
Bring something to drink & a plate for supper
Enquiries - Sandra 9358 4886
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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  1. Wow this is fantastic! I had such fun in Brisbane listening to the Wayfarers, drinking coffee there, toasted cheese sandwiches, and fantastic music. With friends from the Brisbane Bushwalkers Club.

  2. Love this picture at the Opera house Dad. Haven't seen this one.