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Bush Music Club - Australian Songs in Concert & Session with Alex Hood
7.30-11.30pm, Friday 28th November, 2014
Tritton Hall, Hut 44 Addison Road Centre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville

By Sandra Nixon
Posted Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In 1954 Alex joined the cast of the musical Reedy River and he subsequently performed with The Bushwhackers, (founders of the Bush Music Club) and when they broke up in 1957, with the Rambleers. From the late 1950s onwards he became a travelling musician, singing and playing a variety of instruments at clubs, pubs and theatres, and later at schools and on radio and television. Alex & his wife Annette have have taken their Australian Folk Theatre to thousands of schools over the decades.

In 1964 he produced a recording of Australian folk songs, The First Hundred Years. He also wrote several plays and folk operas for children, including: Wallaby Track (1971), Flying Pieman (1974), Bill Jinks and the Whale (1974) and Speewah (1978)


 

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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.

 


Door opens 7.30 for 8pm start. Concert & supper 8-10, Session 10.00-11.30pm

BYO songs

Cost - $10

Bring something to drink & a plate for supper

Enquiries - Sandra 9358 4886