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Australian Folk recommendations

GUEST 24 Feb 09 - 01:55 PM
Rowan 24 Feb 09 - 04:25 PM
GUEST 24 Feb 09 - 05:14 PM
Bill D 24 Feb 09 - 05:19 PM
GUEST,Gerry 24 Feb 09 - 05:37 PM
rich-joy 24 Feb 09 - 07:04 PM
GUEST 25 Feb 09 - 05:18 AM
Sandra in Sydney 25 Feb 09 - 05:49 PM
maeve 21 Sep 15 - 09:17 AM
Sandra in Sydney 22 Sep 15 - 08:45 AM
maeve 22 Sep 15 - 09:08 AM
JennieG 22 Sep 15 - 06:02 PM
Stewie 22 Sep 15 - 07:57 PM
dick.hamlet 23 Sep 15 - 12:07 AM
maeve 23 Sep 15 - 03:37 PM
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Subject: Australian Folk recommendations
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 01:55 PM

Hi, Im looking for a starting point in Australian Folk. Anybody have any tips? Recently listened to an album by Glen Tomasetti, which is amazing and has got me ready for more.

Preferably after folk revival era stuff, but willing to give anything a try.

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Australian Folk recommendations
From: Rowan
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 04:25 PM

Get yourself along to the National Folk Festival, in Canberra, at Easter. You'll be exposed to just about every style going and meet most of the practitioners as well as being able to check out performances and sales of music, books and instruments.

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: Australian Folk recommendations
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 05:14 PM

Believe me that would be well up on my list of things to do, but for me being in the uk. Afraid cds and lps are the only way until Ive got a big wad of cash to spare. Thanks for the tip tho.


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Subject: RE: Australian Folk recommendations
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 05:19 PM

Just look thru the other thread that's up now...

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=118102


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Subject: RE: Australian Folk recommendations
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 05:37 PM

I doubt that very many of the revival era recordings are available on CD. Here are a few artists to look out for, most of them post-revival, in random order, with apologies to all the ones I leave out:

Phyl Lobl, Declan Affley, Gordon McIntyre and Kate Delaney, Dennis Tracey, Eric Bogle, Harry Robertson, The Fagans, Margaret Walters and/or John Warner, The Larrikins, The Bushwhackers, Wongawilli, Us Not Them (aka Jason & Chloe Roweth), Alistair Hulett, Kate & Ruth, Cathy O'Sullivan, ....

Also possibly easier to find in the UK would be albums of Australian songs recorded by Martyn Wyndham-Reade (spelling?) and by Gerry Hallom.


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Subject: RE: Australian Folk recommendations
From: rich-joy
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 07:04 PM

Try Paul the Stockman's pages on blogspot.com :

http://australianfolk.blogspot.com/

"Australian Folk and Bush Music and Musicians : Focusing on folk and bush ballad music of Australia and Australian entertainers"

(though that is possibly where you have heard Glen Tomasetti?!)

Oz folk performer and folklorist, Warren Fahey, has a website that is a goldmine of Oz folk data.

Ditto the "Simply Australia" website.

The Australian monthly folk magazine "Trad & Now", has a vast Oz CD-for-sale cattledog, too ....



Cheers, R-J


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Subject: RE: Australian Folk recommendations
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 05:18 AM

Thanks for all the info.


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Subject: RE: Australian Folk recommendations
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 05:49 PM

thanks, Rich-Joy for the blog - I hadn't seen it before, or if I had my butterfly mind took off & it flittered away! But I've bookmarked it & have it pinned down.

Warren Fahey's site

Simply Australia

Trad and Now

Folk Trax, another Australian on-line CD shop


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Subject: RE: Australian Folk recommendations
From: maeve
Date: 21 Sep 15 - 09:17 AM

We heard Penny Davies and Roger Ilot in concert with Gordon Bok in Rockland, Maine this week- What a treat! Superb musicianship- both instrumental and singing- and delightful presentation.

Have a listen:

Penny Davies & Roger Ilot - youtube


http://www.restlessmusic.com.au/page5.html

https://www.facebook.com/PENNY-DAVIES-ROGER-ILOTT-113044381232/timeline/?ref=stream


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Subject: RE: Australian Folk recommendations
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 22 Sep 15 - 08:45 AM

I saw Penny & Roger 2 weeks ago - did you get to meet them?

sandra


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Subject: RE: Australian Folk recommendations
From: maeve
Date: 22 Sep 15 - 09:08 AM

Yes indeed, and will be taking them with me to sing with our folk chorus tonight. Lovely, music-filled people.

I had a feeling you'd be the first to reply, Sandra. :) Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Australian Folk recommendations
From: JennieG
Date: 22 Sep 15 - 06:02 PM

Penny and Roger have been performing for a long time, I remember seeing them way back in the mid 80s.....such good performers, and really nice people.


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Subject: RE: Australian Folk recommendations
From: Stewie
Date: 22 Sep 15 - 07:57 PM

My favourite of current groups is Loaded Dog from Western Australia. Their albums have both contemporary and traditional folk, including some beaut compositions from band members, particularly Alan Mann, and wonderful tunes from Bob Rummery. Their website appears to have not been updated for some time, but has info on their first three albums. Unreservedly recommended.

Loaded Dog

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Australian Folk recommendations
From: dick.hamlet
Date: 23 Sep 15 - 12:07 AM

About a year ago, John Thompson recorded and posted an "Australian Folk Song a Day". You can now buy a CD of the 365 songs at his blog:

http://ozfolksongaday.blogspot.com

The blog itself has lots of songs and information.

These are mostly the traditional songs, recorded for the purpose
of archiving them, and ideal for learning the tunes and words.


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Subject: RE: Australian Folk recommendations
From: maeve
Date: 23 Sep 15 - 03:37 PM

Thanks, all. Hi, Jennie :)

Sandra, because of our friendship I was able to surprise Penny and Roger by mentioning your name. Small(ish) world!


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