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Bush Music Club's 30th Subscription Ball, Maitland Town Hall.
New start time to allow for midnight finish - 6.30 for 7pm, Saturday 28th August

By Sandra Nixon
Posted Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wonderful dance music provided by The Coalbrook Band, featuring Helen, Greg, Jennifer & Catherine Strutt, plus Chris Duncan and Bob McInnes.

Practices - Newcastle & Sydney - Sundays in August (details below)

The Bush Music Club holds its Colonial-style Subscription Ball in August each year. For many years this has been held in Maitland Town Hall, in part because there is a dedicated band of Newcastle dancers who have willingly taken on the organisational role, and partly because the Maitland Town Hall has one of the best sprung dance floors in the country. Visit BMC website for more information.

The musical line up for the Ball has, for many years, been the Coalbrook Band who have handled the large diversity in musical styles with great accomplishment. Again this year we will enjoy the musical talents of the entire Strutt family (Helen & Greg, Jennifer & Catherine) plus the combined fiddle expertise of Bob McInnes and Chris Duncan. A little touch of Irish, a solid base of Scottish, Colonial expertise to burn, some Scandinavian influences, 17th English - and who knows what other surprises may be in store for us?

For 2010 the colour theme will be the colours of Geraldton Wax: Green and Pink. There are many new forms of Geraldton wax including a beautiful new variety called Dancing Queen.

A recovery picnic/barbecue is held on the following day so come and make a weekend of it together.

more info here -

Dates & venues for practices:

Sunday, 22 August 10am - 4pm: All Saints Parish Hall, Cnr Cromwell & Regent Streets, New Lambton (Newcastle).

Sunday, 22 August 10am - 4pm: Scout Hall, Park Avenue, Concord (enquiries Don Richmond)

Also some Monday nights in August 7.30pm - 9.30pm: Pennant Hills Community Centre, Yarrara Rd (enquiries Felicity 9456 2860 or John 9623 7551)

Attendance at practices is highly recommended!

Photos courtesy of Coalbrook Band, Don Richmond, Kim Nolan & Bob McInnis
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Bush Music Club's 30th Subscription Ball, Maitland Town Hall.