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Posted Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Bush Music Club
Tritton Hall (disabilty access)
Hut 44 Addison Road Centre
142 Addison Rd, Marrickville
Robin is an engaging, witty and enthusiastic (and modest) musician, folk singer, songwriter, teller of appalling jokes and raconteur. Add to this having been an Australian debating champion and you can see why Dermott Ryder once said "Robin is something of a wordsmith.” He is also a skilled instrument maker and repairer. Robin has written a number of political and industrial songs.
John has developed an extensive wide ranging repertoire, both personally and in conjunction with other singers, especially Margaret Walters and The Roaring Forties. He has a powerful singing style, with fine harmonies, and sings both acapella and accompanying himself on a dazzling array of instruments. John writes incisive, biting and wicked songs about life, social change, politics and pirates. Major works include the story of Yarri of Wiradjuri, the indigenous hero of the 1852 Gundagai flood, and songs about Coal Creek in Victoria.
John and Robin Connaughton collaborated in the song cycle We Made the Steel based on Robin’s first-hand experience of working in the Wollongong and Newcastle steel industry in the 1960s & 70s. Both Yarri of Wirradjuri and We Made the Steel have been recorded by The Roaring Forties.
Door opens 7.30 for 8pm start. Session 10.00-11.30pm
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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