Tuesday, 28 June 2022

From the Archives - Leaflets introducing BMC

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see also From the archives - Miscellaneous documents, 1978-1991, parts 1-5

Undated leaflets -
189 Clarence St venue was used from March 1966 to March 1969

1. Lyrics - Flash Jack from Gundagai

2. Lyrics - Drover's Dream

3. Lyrics - The Old Bullock Dray

4. Lyrics - Jog along till shearing. If you have enjoyed singing songs tonight with the Bush Music Club, you might like to attend their weekly meetings which are held Tuesday nights at 7-45p.m. Third Floor. 189 Clarence Street, Sydney. For information Telephone 630-5107.
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BMC moved from 189 to 52 Clarence St in April 1969.

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2.  Briefly the aims of the Bush Music Club are to collect and popularise Australia's folk songs and to encourage the composition of a new kind of song - one that is traditional in style but contemporary in theme. We are no longer a nation of drovers, and bullockies - the majority of our people are engaged in industry; so from them we can hope to expect industrial ballads ... and from the man on the land songs of his modern environment.

3.  Some Activities - Singabout magazine, Workshop nights, Singabout nights, Concert Group

4.  BMC has had a GPO Box since 1957.

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From the Archives - A 1990 Library selection (Mulga Wire no. 78, April 1990)

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Club Library - Selected Publications available for loan to members



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Saturday, 25 June 2022

Festival reports - National Folk Festival 2022

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photos © Sandra Nixon 

Dennis O'Keeffe Memorial Aussie Song Session with Ralph Pride, Simon Dillon & Kevin McCarthy   

1. Ralph Pride, Simon Dillon, Kevin McCarthy

2. Ralph Pride

3 - Tom Grylls, (morris dancer & shantyman) Bob McInnis,
 Warren Fahey

 
4 - Dave Johnson, Warren Fahey

5 - Ray Mundy, (Victorian Folk Music Club)

6 - Don Brian, Bruce Downes

7 - Chris Woodland, George Bolliger, Emily Poleson, Chris Poleson

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Launch of Rhyming Verse of Denis Kevans, Australia's Poet Lorikeet, ed. by Gregory North


8 - Gregory North

 9 - Bob & Margaret Fagan


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 Display of historic photos


10 - undated session


11 - Harry Gardner (Victorian Folk Music Club) 

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 Dividing Ranges Dancers from Sydney & Canberra under the direction of Antonella Salpietro present Italian dances with music provided by Short Dented Potts. 

12 -  Dividing Range dancers

13 - introduction from Antonella


14 - dancers & band


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Heritage Ball with Victorian Heritage Dance Band (Victorian Folk Music Club, Melbourne Colonial Dancers, Traditional Social Dance Association, & Well Hall English Dancers) 

15 - singers

16 - Dave Johnson, Steve Bullock (VFMC)


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18 - Colin Fong 

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21 - Judy Casey & Don Richmond

22 - Caller Jane Bullock (VFMC)


23 - Caller Norm Ellis  (TSDAV)



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Shiny Bum Singers in zoom mode 

24 - Bums zooming

25 - lyrics: Doh-Re-Mi


26 - Shiny Bum bow - 1

27- Shiny Bum bow - 2


28- Shiny Bum bow - 3


29- Shiny Bum bow - 4

30- Shiny Bum bow - 5


31- Shiny Bum bow - 6

32 - applause

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Sydney English Country Dancers with Short Dented Potts 

33 - Sydney English Country Dancers


34 - Short Dented Potts

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Family Bush Dance with BMC Youth Bush Band

35 - BMC Youth Bush Band
36 - band

37 - Caller Cathy Grylls (nee Richmond) 

38 - clapping

39 - band

40 - circle

41 - small people forward & clap

42 - BMC Secretary Emma Sputnik


43 - circle

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BMC's Saplings sessions 

45 - fiddlers

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47 - Chris & Emily's group

48 -  Beck's group

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50 -  Helen Romeo

51 - musical socks

52 -  all together for the finale

53 - finale

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Sessions & other events 

54 - Ray Mulligan (Bush Traditions), Dave Johnson,
George Bolliger

55 - Thursday night blackboard - MC's 40 Degrees South


56 - Darri Adamson (BMC)


57 - Bush Traditions Settler session

58 -  Late night Singing Session

59 -  Community Hymn Singing with Roger Holmes,
Ann Hayes, Sandra Nixon & friends


60 - Ann, Roger, Tom

61 - Ann, Roger, Shaz, Lonnie

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63 -  First Australian Womens Song Book, with Kerith Power, Jane Ellis, Dale Dengate & some of the songwriters


64 - some years this tree was completely red ...

65 - Dozens of morris dancers appropriately led from the
massed morris dance into the Session Bar


66 -  t-shirt

 

67. Solidarity choir 


68. Sunset.

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