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Martyn Wyndham-Read + New York Public Library @ The Dog
8pm Saturday 4th April 2009 - this concert replaces our March concert

BOOKINGS: phone 9358 4886 or email

By Sandra Nixon
Posted Saturday, February 14, 2009

Martyn Wyndham-Read

This is Martyn's final tour of Australia, don't miss his last appearance at The Dog.

English by birth, Martyn first developed his great interest in folksongs of the outback when he went to Australia in the early 1960's. There, while working on the South Australian sheep station "Emu Springs", he gained first hand experience of life as a bush worker and at the same time fell in love with Australia and it's music.

During his subsequent travels he spent much of his time seeking out and learning old songs directly from drovers, cane cutters and other bush workers. As the folk song revival gathered pace in Australia, Martyn found himself singing these songs to audiences all across the Australian continent and after seven years down under, he returned to England where he performed these songs to an appreciative British audience. Concert tours spreading his style of music to the far corners of the world have been the norm since then.

To date his recording career spans 33 years and more than 30 albums, many considered classics of their genre. One of the most engaging performers you're ever likely to see, his exceptionally intimate performance combines songs, humorous bush poetry recitations, stories and anecdotes of outback life and comments on Australian history and culture. (photo Bob Bolton)


New York Public Library

Sydney based band with over 30 years of hard driving bluegrass rhythms, closely blended three-part harmony & madcap humour: from bluegrass to folk, contemporary country or a samba that went very wrong.

The New York Public Library are a Bluegrass, Irish and Country Music band, with lots of comedy thrown in, and feature close three part harmonies - 5 string banjo, mandolin, guitar and double bass. They play some Irish songs and some country songs, some John Denver songs, some Kingston Trio songs and some Dixie Chicks songs. They even do songs like Back in Nagasaki (where the fellers chew tobaccy) – basically, they do pretty much everything.

John Flanagan (mandolin and guitar)
Warren Boyd (banjo, guitar and double bass)
Isabelle Fogarty (double bass and ukulele)

(Photo Sandra Nixon)

Venues/Clubs The Loaded Dog

Annandale Neighbourhood Centre
Johnston Street

Sandra Nixon
(02) 9358 4886

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