30 August 2013

NFFC 9th Birthday - Newport Fiddle Friends and Chocolate Cake

 Nine years of good times at the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club is a good time to share and enjoy some seriously rich chocolate cake washed down with a cuppa and a chat.  Sue Davies was in charge of proceedings (cutting and serving the cake) and Margaret Davies made sure the kitchen was spotless after the troops had been through.  Apart from the chat and supper, there were friends from down at Dysdale (interested in getting the master - Greg O'Leary - to help them form a Bush Orchestra) some from Reservoir (been to the festival - wanted to see how things operate during the year) new collaboration (Christine, Rob, Greg and guest flautist from Canberra) poetry and stories, and some fabulous songs (check out 'God Says No ).  All this and then a presentation of a new cd by Alastair Cameron - a NSW singer who just released his first CD.  The CD was notable as the dedication was in part to his old (as in long ago) guitar teacher and supporter Rob Durbridge.  Rob wasn't able to be there last night (beginning his treatment) but we were all able to celebrate this on Rob's behalf and wish Rob all the best for the months ahead.  Lots of good stuff come out of these sessions - many of them musical but the most important are the friendships.  Here's to another year of musical and social gatherings in this aptly named Community Hall. 

29 August 2013

Newport Folk Festival 2013 Evidence Shots

Newport Folk Festival 2013 Evidence Shots

Here's Cheers to a Great Time at the Newport Folk Festival

28 August 2013

Inside the Brass Bus...

...not the bus made of brass but the bus where you get to play brass instruments! Photos from the Brass Experience Bus at this year's Folk Festival.

25 August 2013

Coming up: Bush Orchestra at the Tall Ships

The Tall Ships are back at Williamstown and the Newport Bush Orchestra will be part of the fun! Come on down to Seaworks, see these wonderful sailing ships and enjoy a nautical good time with the Bush Orchestra.

Seaworks are running special events between 7 and 13 September to celebrate this occasion, with the Family Festival over the weekend of 7-8 September. The Bush Orchestra will play at 10:30am and 3pm on Saturday 7th.

Book tickets via Seaworks website.

01 August 2013

Lots of History of Newport Here ]

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