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Singabout - Journal of Australian Folksong, Volume 5(1), January 1963

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1.  Singabout, Volume 5(1), January 1963 - drawing by H. McClintock

2.  Singabout, Volume 5(1), January 1963 - NEWS AN VIEWS . Editorial ... 4 songs and many articles ... Alex Hood collected The Black Velvet Band  from a timber worker in Western Australia ... Frederick T. Macartney who wrote the article for us on Didjeridoo, says it "it is intended to correct some misunderstandings among the relatively few people interested in such subjects."  CONTENTS. Edited and produced by Gay Terry, Alan Scott and Brian Loughlin. Artists Rod Shaw & Christine Shaw. Cover Keith Antill.

3.  Singabout, Volume 5(1), January 1963 - I'VE BEEN A WILD BOY, recorded and transcribed by John Meredith from the singing of Sally Sloane ... I have recorded fragments of it sung by Leo Dixon ... and from Mary and Tom Byrnes ...

4.  Singabout, Volume 5(1), January 1963 - DIDJERIDOO by Frederick T. Macartney   

5.  Singabout, Volume 5(1), January 1963 - DIDJERIDOO (cont)  MAGAZINE REVIEW - Folk -  no.1,  an E.F.D.S. Publication. ... a new publication of the English Folk Dance & Song Society ... at least a dozen songs, several dances, an interesting article on Rhythm by Douglas Kennedy, and a section for guitarists ... Baby Lie Easy appears to be a variant of the song Sally Sloane sing The Wee One... the are 5 versions of Still I Luv 'Im ... collected in different parts of the country, and it is very interesting to compare them ... we recommend that you add it to your library of folk song (Jamie Carlin & Gay Terry) 

6.  Singabout, Volume 5(1), January 1963 - August 16th 1865 - December 3rd, 1962. DAME MARY IS DEAD ... I first made Dame Mary's acquaintance when the Bushwhackers payed and sang for her 90th birthday ... My next meeting with her was when I called to ask if she would write  the introduction to the Bush Music Club's Songs from Lawson ... it is perhaps symbolic that Mary Gilmore died on the anniversary of Eureka Stockade. - John Meredith. 

7.  Singabout, Volume 5(1), January 1963 - 1890 Mary Joan Cameron (Dame Mary Gilmore)

8.  Singabout, Volume 5(1), January 1963 - THE BLACK VELVET BAND. Bushwhacker Broadside no. 8. Published by the Bush Music Club, Sydney, A. Scott, 57 Crown Street, Woolloomooloo

9.  Singabout, Volume 5(1), January 1963 - COLLECTOR'S NOTEBOOK. Mr Denis Donovan of Sydney writes: This a slightly different version of Ireland Over Here (Vol. 4 No. 4) which I learned as An Irishman's Dream when a child in Youghal, Co. Cork in the later 1930s ... This variant of The Maiden's Prayer (vol. 3 No. 4) called The Sailor's Lament was recorded by Sam Ramsay from the singing of Kevin Day, seaman of Sydney, who said it was an old English sailor's song he learnt whilst on overseas trips ...  Ian Beck, a club member, who worked for several years as a seaman, also remembers this song. 
10. Singabout, Volume 5(1), January 1963 - FOLK SONG WEEKEND. The Worker's Education Association of NSW held a week-end school in July 1962 ... Friday night - Have we a folk culture? Panel discussion with Edgar Waters, Clement Hosking & John Thompson.
Saturday morning - Seminar on collecting Australian Bush Songs with Mary-Jean Officer
Saturday afternoon - A Historical and Social Analysis of Australian Bush Songs with Dr. Russel Ward
Saturday night - Concert of Bush Songs (which was attended by 300, students & members of the public) 
Sunday morning - Seminar on Presentation and Preservation of Traditional Material - Peter Hamilton & others
11.  Singabout, Volume 5(1), January 1963 - Sunday Afternoon - An examination of Traditional Instruments with Alan Scott.
Sunday night - Is the tradition dead? with Edgar Waters
It should be mentioned that the concert of Folk Songs was the most popular item, drawing a crowd of approximately 300 ... Club sent 2 delegates Rex Whalan and Jamie Carlin ... The editor wishes to thank Frank Moorehouse, Jamie Carlin and Rex Whalan for making their notes available for this article to supplement hers. 

12.  Singabout, Volume 5(1), January 1963 - THE OLD BARK HUT. In this version the 2nd line of the chorus is taken from the last line of the previous verse ... A shortened version was recorded by the Club Concert Party on Festival The Bush Music Club FX5039 ...

13.  Singabout, Volume 5(1), January 1963 - THE OLD BARK HUT.  (Cont.)

14.  Singabout, Volume 5(1), January 1963 - John Manifold who wrote the accompanying article sent this photo to illustrate. Is shows the didjeridoo and "Cunnamulla Clarinet" & bamboo instruments ... RECORD REVIEW Oh, Pay Me. Blue & White Collar records ... For the first time in the history of Australia, a record has been issued with songs specifically aimed at promoting trade union demands. The A.C.T.U. , the Australian Council of Salaried and Professional Associations and the High Council of Commonwealth Public Service Organisations are campaigning ... Alan Scott. 

15.  Singabout, Volume 5(1), January 1963 - BLOWOUT ON BAMBOO  J.S.M. (making bamboo instruments) 
 
16.  Singabout, Volume 5(1), January 1963 - In July of this year the W.E.A. held a weekend workshop school on Australian Folk Music (pages 10 & 11) ... This is the text of the talk given by John Meredith gave at a club Workshop night ... The Art of Collecting Folk Songs by John Meredith  (4 pages) 

17.  Singabout, Volume 5(1), January 1963 - The Art of Collecting Folk Songs by John Meredith  (cont)

18.  Singabout, Volume 5(1), January 1963 - The Art of Collecting Folk Songs by John Meredith  (cont)

19.  Singabout, Volume 5(1), January 1963 - The Art of Collecting Folk Songs by John Meredith  (cont)

20.  Singabout, Volume 5(1), January 1963 - Hooker Rex by a Sydney man and recorded on "Oh Pay Me" page 16.  (by Don Henderson - see Australian Dictionary of Biography)


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