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OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?

Sandra in Sydney 01 Mar 16 - 08:47 AM
GUEST,Gerry 01 Mar 16 - 08:50 PM
JennieG 01 Mar 16 - 10:21 PM
Sandra in Sydney 02 Mar 16 - 01:07 AM
Bruce D 02 Mar 16 - 04:19 AM
Bruce D 02 Mar 16 - 04:37 AM
Bugsy 02 Mar 16 - 09:29 PM
Sandra in Sydney 03 Mar 16 - 12:34 AM
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Hrothgar 03 Mar 16 - 03:47 AM
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Subject: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 01 Mar 16 - 08:47 AM

well, I was planning to leave it for a day or 2, but with BruceD saying It's time! here it is.

So, who will be there & the perennial question, where do we meet?

It's the 50th National, so there are lots of celebrations happening.

As I wrote on 50 years of the Australian National Folk Festival my good friend Phyl Lobl was involved with the first & is re-creating several concerts.

Trocadero Fri 1.40 - 2.40 Wasn't that a time? Phyl Lobl & friends

Budawang - Sat 2-3.40, Founder's concert - cast includes Phyl Lobl & Margaret RoadKnight

Trocadero - Sun 11.20 - 1.10 Songwriter's concert - Revisiting the First NFF & it's impact on the future

Her good friend Margaret RoadKnight is also involved, as is the Victorian Folk Music Club (founded in 1959 as the Bush Music Club)
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Sydney's Bush Music Club has a full program -

Songs workshop -
Saturday Night Carnival - Carnival Stage, 5-6pm Songs of Reedy River

tunes workshop - Waltz-a-thon Part 2, The Terrace, Sunday, 7-9pm, all musicians welcome

4 daily Saplings workshops for young musicians 8-16 years + one 30 min concert for these performers.
Billy Moran tent, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday - 11.30 to 12.30

Performance - Central Park - Monday - 3.30 to 4pm.
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Sunday 9.30, Billy Moran Tent (not the best venue for a singing session)
Community Hymn singing with Hrothgar & his beautiful assistants - his lovely wife Anne, JennieG & me! Best singing session in the whole festival.

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I'll be at every singing session possible, including the late night sessions, especially the shanty sessions with the Redfern Shanty Club an amazingly energetic group of under 30s!

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UK Catter Brian Peters will also be there.


sandra


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 01 Mar 16 - 08:50 PM

I'll be there but only for the Friday and the Saturday afternoon – I'm taking part in a choral festival in Sydney Sunday & Monday.


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: JennieG
Date: 01 Mar 16 - 10:21 PM

Two more hands waving here, Himself and me - one of Hrothgar's Beautiful Assistants!


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 02 Mar 16 - 01:07 AM

the list grows!


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: Bruce D
Date: 02 Mar 16 - 04:19 AM

Well, I didn't want my thread to become the who's going thread.

Bruce d


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: Bruce D
Date: 02 Mar 16 - 04:37 AM

Anyway,

Baring unforeseen issues (medical or otherwise), I will be coming.

Leave applied for, Hotel booked, and the car is being prepared.

Looking forward to, the shanties groups, and hearing groups like "All My Exes Live in Texas" and "Bloodwood" as well as performers like "Sian Evens" and "Kristina Olsen", along with all my favourites from the Bush Music Club, "Roaring Forties" etc

The problem will be managing to get to all the venues, without walking to long.

Bruce D


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: Bugsy
Date: 02 Mar 16 - 09:29 PM

ONE DAY! One Day I tell you! I'll get there!

CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 03 Mar 16 - 12:34 AM

some years back I had a chance to win 2 tickets to NFF & wondered what I'd do with them if I won as everyone I knew had tickets.

If I ever have a chance to win 2 tickets again, they are yours!

sandra


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 03 Mar 16 - 12:35 AM

ps. forgot to say I didn't win then & never win anything, but ...


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: Bugsy
Date: 03 Mar 16 - 03:46 AM

While you're about it Sandra, see if you can win the Airfare and Tent City fees to please.

One day, we'll manage the trek again. Never fear.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: Hrothgar
Date: 03 Mar 16 - 03:47 AM

Don't forget the "Hearts on Fire" session on Friday evening.


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: JennieG
Date: 03 Mar 16 - 05:48 AM

No, I will not forget! It's one of the highlights of my festival now.


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Mar 16 - 05:57 AM

Bump


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 08 Mar 16 - 07:25 AM

thankyou, anon guest!

2016 program

Themes & Presentations including

SONGS OF REEDY RIVER — BUSH MUSIC CLUB Most of the songs used in the iconic Australian musical play Reedy River, about the aftermath of the Shearers Strike of 1891, were first collected by Bush Music Club members. Songbooks will be provided. (I'll be there, singing along & taking pics)

SONGWRITERS' CONCERT — THE FIRST NFF TO THE FUTURE The concert looks back at songwriters from the first NFF (Glen Tomasetti, Don Henderson, Harry Robertson, Phyl Vinnicombe (Lobl), Ken Mansell and Clem Parkinson), revisits some prominent songs from subsequent NFFs and looks forward with ideas for songwriting.

WASN'T THAT A TIME — PHYL LOBL AND FRIENDS Phyl Lobl — a significant songwriter and presenter, and Margret RoadKnight — one of the country's top interpreters of song, are both well known to festival audiences and were both performers at the first National Folk Festival in 1967. They join voices with others to relate the zeitgeist of the time and pay homage to the ideals and the work of those who created the National Folk Festival.

THE WLL-TRAVELLED 'WILD ROVER', — BRIAN PETERS Brian Peters explains, with live performance, slides and recordings, the history of the famous song 'Wild Rover', composed in England in the 17th century. He explores the importance of the song's Australian history in developing the song we know today.

SING OUT FOR JUSTICE! — MARGRET ROADKNIGHT In the tradition of the first National Folk Festival, Sing Out for Justice is a forum to lift voices and spirits by joining in on stirring songs from various social justice campaigns (many from the pages of Sing Out! and sung by the 'Pied Piper' Pete Seeger).


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: Bruce D
Date: 10 Mar 16 - 04:41 AM

I've got my Ticket !!!

So all I have to do is drive up to Canberra on the 24th.

Bruce D


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: Bruce D
Date: 10 Mar 16 - 04:45 AM

So far

Sandra
Gerry
Jennie G
Hrothgar
Bruce D

Any more ?

Its only 2 weeks to go.


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Mar 16 - 06:32 AM

bump


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 16 Mar 16 - 07:17 AM

only 6 sleeps before we head to Canberra, some of my friends are there already as they are involved in the heavy lifting part of the set up.

Others have set out on their holiday before the festival ...


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: Tangledwood
Date: 16 Mar 16 - 09:16 PM

I'll be leaving Brisbane on Monday, planning to arrive Canberra by Wednesday arvo. Whether or not I actually meet anybody this year will depend again on how lost I get in the program.


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: Tangledwood
Date: 16 Mar 16 - 09:18 PM

And I'm Mal btw.


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: GUEST,SqueezeMe
Date: 16 Mar 16 - 11:26 PM

So am I :-)

Concertina Convergence will be running a couple of (strangely) concertina sessions; Friday 5.30 and Saturday 3.30 in the Billy Moran tent. All welcome.


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 17 Mar 16 - 04:04 AM

hoping to finally meet you Mal, even if you just pop into a session on your way to another event.


Bush Music Club Songs workshop -
Saturday Night Carnival - Carnival Stage, 5-6pm Songs of Reedy River

BMC tunes workshop - Waltz-a-thon Part 2, The Terrace, Sunday, 7-9pm, all musicians welcome

sandra


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Mar 16 - 04:10 AM

3 Days to Go before heading to Canberra


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: JennieG
Date: 21 Mar 16 - 06:31 AM

Himself and I are already in Canberra, set up at Exhibition Park - weather is cool, days are partly cloudy. I've already done some of my volunteer shifts. Program looks interesting, with several concerts and presentations harking back to festivals of years gone by.


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 21 Mar 16 - 09:10 AM

Canberra forecast

22 sleeps to go!

Bedding, including 80% down quilt handed to my driver today, another load to go tomorrow then I'll take the last stuff with me on Wednesday when we leave!

sandra


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: Bruce D
Date: 22 Mar 16 - 07:17 AM

Gee, Sandra, by the sound of it you are re-locating to Canberra for a month or so.

2 sleeps to go and a eight and a half hour road trip, to Canberra, so expect me late afternoon on Thursday.

Camping out in Style at a 5 star Hotel, this year.

Bruce D


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 22 Mar 16 - 10:36 AM

no doubt your 5 star hotel provides excellent bedding & probably heating/air-conditioning, too!


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: Bruce D
Date: 23 Mar 16 - 07:19 AM

Even better, no boozy singers falling over guy ropes at 2 O'clock in the morning or someone starting to practice for a set early in the morning and no bloody drummers !!

no queues for the loo, and a bathroom floor that's dry.

Any way bags are packed, car is loaded, fueled and washed. ready for a 05.30 start in the morning.


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: Bruce D
Date: 29 Mar 16 - 06:23 PM

Well another National Folk Festival is over,

Its been great catching up with Jennie, Sandra and other Ozcatter's, as well as friends from the Bush Music Club and all the Dancers from Sydney

Really enjoyed the Sunday Hymn singing despite the shocking venue. As per usual the Bush Music Club there, teaching our upcoming musicians. the Shanty sessions both by Roaring Forties and the Redfern Shanty Club were fun, pity I wasn't able to attend the stairwell singing as I have always enjoyed them.

The last singing session at the Terrace had quite a few Ozcatter's attendance.

See you all next time.

Bruce D


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 30 Mar 16 - 08:02 AM

I'm currently sorting my photos & will be publishing relevant pics on the Bush Music Club blog.

Hymn session pics are sorted & I'll send them to you as they are not really relevant to BMC - tho some do show members ...

sandra


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Subject: RE: OzCatters @ 2016 National Folk Festival?
From: GUEST,SqueezeMe
Date: 31 Mar 16 - 07:55 AM

Warmest (or least cold) nights I can remember at a NFF in Canberra.
Some pretty hot music too....
Now back to reality...    :-(


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