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Posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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.
13th February - Robin Connaughton
13th March - Southern Cross Trawlers
10th April - Garry Tooth
8th May - Ballad of the Heathcote Bushwhackers
10th July - Chris Maltby
14th August - Margaret & Bob Fagan
11th September - John Warner
9th October - Chloe & Jason Roweth - Gallipoli - 5 acres of pretty poor grazing country
2015 Marks the 100th anniversary of what is known in Australia simply as "Gallipoli". Though the campaign has been discussed endlessly, no one knows more than those who were there. Strip away the legends, these are the songs, poems, stories and closest thoughts of those who took part. This presentation is in the style of a radio play - a continuous collage of contrasting points of view.
13th November - Mike Martin
11th December - Chris Wheeler
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