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Chloë & Jason Roweth return to Humph Hall
2pm, Saturday 6th August 2016

By Wayne Richmond
Posted Friday, July 8, 2016

Chloë & Jason Roweth bring you the songs and poems of the kitchen, the verandah, the shearer’s huts, the local pub - and the yarns that go with them. Pieces are tied together musically and thematically, music running under poems and expanding into songs, weaving together and driving forward diverse threads of the Australian tradition.

The performance at Humph Hall will include their themed presentation Campfire Seditions.

Chloë & Jason Roweth

In this toothsome presentation, the Roweths trace seditious and rebellious songs of interest throughout Australia's history, with an eye for how the old may have informed the new.

The show features songs from the time of early penal settlement, convict rebels, gold rush bushrangers, the Kelly uprising, and the anti-conscription and labour movements.

In particular, they explore some seditious threads handed down in rebellious ballads from the old countries – Ireland in particular, and linking the words of Frank the Poet, the songs of the Gardiner / Hall / Gilbert gang of 1860s NSW, and ballads of the Kelly Gang.

The songs and stories seem to resonate through the generations, inspiring and informing the characters and events in the new ballads as they appear.

Visit Chloë & Jason's web site. Watch this YouTube clips.

Call or email Wayne (02) 9939 8802 to reserve your seat.

Humph Hall
85 Allambie Road
Allambie Heights

Formerly the Allambie Heights Uniting Church, Humph Hall is now the private home of Gial Leslie and Wayne Richmond.

Photo of Humph Hall

As with all concerts in Humph Hall, Chloë & Jason will be performing acoustically - no PA system!

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