29 July 2011

Club night 29 July

It already seems such a long time since the festival, and definitely time for some more music in Newport. Despite Greg O'Leary's forced rest and a few regulars away at a reunion dinner, the hall was still quite full with many familiar faces and some newcomers.

There was plenty to listen to and participate with right from the start through to the end at 11 pm. Highlights for me included newcomer Dennis who performed a couple of familiar numbers, Mark singing one of his freshly penned comedy numbers "I want to sing in the opera", and Sarah and Bernard recently back from their tour of western Victoria performing Dark Eyes and A Whiter Shade of Pale. There was a song about sleep deprivation, poetry, boomwhackers, bush orchestra, blues and Elvis - nobody can say NFF club night is predictable!


19 July 2011

Newport Bush Orchestra Term 3, July 18, 2011

The BO is off and running again for Term 3.

Present: Helen,Simon, Chris K Chris H, Dave, Holly with baby Leonard and Hubby Simon, Kerry, Leonie, Annette, Fiona , Catherine, Simon Dew, Bruce S, Greg.

Not bad for a cold winters evening.

We looked at how to play harmony in thirds using the Black cat and Rita Bakers as tunes. We played a choice each to get the cobwebs out and relearned Gordon Lyalls Mazurka as an easy intro into the term.

A broad discussion re directions ensued and I passed on the request from my mothers nursing home for another performance as we had a great effect on the residents last time. Leonie suggested her mums establishment in Bacchus Marsh and Catherine ansd Annette knew of other homes worthy of our attention. We discussed a ball later in the year.

A lot of chat and playing in a convivial atmosphere and time shot by.

The term is 10 weeks long this time.

Greg O

12 July 2011

Festival photos

Lots of great photos from the Folk Festival now available...enjoy!



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