Tuesday, 2 June 2020

From the Archives - Bush Music Club Newsletter - 1974 to 1975

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The first Newsletter was published in October 1955, & the last Newsletter/Calendar we have was issued in January 1977, & the January 1978 Calendar was also issued with Mulga Wire.


Our holding are not complete & missing issues will be added as found.

Foolscap pages have been scanned as 2 images.


1974

February 1974


1.  First newsletter for 1974. AGM - Voting is open to all paid-up members. Singabout nights : Concert presentation combined with dancing and a lot of audience participation. Beer & Cheese nights

2.  Annual picnic at Oatley. Easter Show: again Concert Party is providing music for the Steam Preservation Society showing application of steam to farming in by-gone years, this time a shearing plant. Annual campfire -  (Bob Bolton Secretary)

3. 1974 calendar

4.
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April 1974

1. AGM results . Change of premises to Burwood Council Hall.

2. change of premises, continued with map
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May 1974

1. Review of Beer & Cheese night was a success.  Next Beer & Cheese nights 4th June, & 2nd July. Singabout 6th July BWIU hall. (Bob Bolton Secretary)

2.  Sad for Singabout night 6th July
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September 1974

1. Beer & Cheese nights are going well. Coming up October Political songs, November Ned Kelly. Books - Dancing, Singing - Vic. Folk Music Club has put out Shirley Andrews new book take Your Partners as a double issue of Tradition & as a book. BMC will have the books for sale.  John Meredith & Hugh Anderson's book Folksongs of Australia is now available as a paperback.

2.  Comhaltas Ceoltoire Eireann means Irish Music. Concertina Liberation - Monday nights at Wentworth Park Hotel

3.Progressive Country Dance - Sofala concert Party will provide music for an old time dance run by Sofala Progress Association in September.  (Bob Bolton, Secty.)

4. Singabout poster 19th October
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November 1974


1.  Christmas Party is birthday party is 20th Anniversary, Potts Point, 14th Dec. Beer & cheese night 3ed December.

2. Annual campfire 30th November. Irish Christmas with Comhaltas Ceoltoire Eireann Dec 1st. Long awaited record of Declan Affley, Jamie Carlin & Ken Greenhalgh is being released 7th Dec. Warren Fahey is now running a record shop called Folkways in Paddington, with mainly British material. (Bob Bolton, Secretary)
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1975

January 1975

1. In 1974 Beer & Cheese nights boosted attendances.  AGM coming up.  Singabout nights. Annual picnic.

2.  Annual campfire. Publications - Songs from Lawson has been re-issued & will be sent to members,  Songs from the Kelly Country will also be re-issued. Records - 2 early records have been re-issued as a Festival double True Blue Songs of the Outback

3. 1975 Calendar

4. (Bob Bolton, Secretary)
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March 1975

1. Singabout 22nd March. AGM. Dance afternoon at Burwood 16th March. Beer & Cheese nights April & May.

2.  Publications for sale include Songs from Lawson, Songs of the Kelly Country, A Collector's Songbook, Take your Partners, Records -True Blue Songs of the Outback & more. Folk record discount service from Free Reed Records in Canberra.

3. Ninth National Folk Festival in Sydney in March.   (Bob Bolton, Secty.)

4.  Singabout poster
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April 1975

1.  AGM new date & venue. Anzac weekend - Canberra Mini-Festival & Woolshed Dance

2. Irish music - Comhaltas Ceoltoire Eireann are holding Irish Music Sessions at the Gaelic Club & dances elsewhere. Beer & Cheese nights - May & June. Dance practices 20th April. (Bob Bolton, Secretary.)
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June 1975

1.  Singabout - 28th June. Annual picnic 14th June. Dance practice 22nd June.

2. Deferred AGM held in May.

3. Statemnet by Concert Party leader Eric Bolton.

4.  Beer & Cheese nights in July & August.
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August 1975


1.  Vale Brian Loughlin

2. Beer & Cheese nights September, October & November.  Dancing - a small but dedicated group is practicing at Burwood.

3.  Dance cont.

4.  Mini Festival of Australian Music on October Singabout night.   (Bob Bolton, Secretary)
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October 1975

1.  Concert at Ultimo - Friday

2.   Saturday - Workshops & Singabout at Ultimo. Sunday - Festival picnic, BBQ & dance at Australiana Village, Wilberforce   (Bob Bolton)

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