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'Folk sing for Darwin' concert held at Brisbane, Queensland in Queensland Folk Federation collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 3106483
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Access Conditions Access open for research use; written permission required for personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the performer. Written permission also required for public use from the Queensland Folk Federation. 
Description 1975 Jan. 31 
2 sound tape reels (ca. 127 min.) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, 1/4 track, stereo ; 5 in. 

Queensland Folk Federation collection.


Folkloric recording

Full contents
  • The Wayfarers (Stan Arthur, Mike Clark, Tony Miles, Don Nichols) sing and play: Ryebuck shearer ; Mushun dirkin ; Outward bound ; Big brother Silvester
  • Bob and Margaret Saso sing and play: Cumberland mountain bear chase / Going to Boston ; Waterbound ; Pack up your sorrows
  • Mary Brettell sings: Country girl ; My love's in Germany ; Red steering-wheel cover driver
  • Sue Edmonds sings: Mary Hamilton ; Plaisir d'amour ; Song of the seals
  • Theatrical performance: The Netley Abbey Mummers play
  • Christaf Shan sings: Twa magicians ; Dom novis ; A-roving in the dew
  • Keith Smith sings: Night visiting song ; Bonnie black hare
  • Ken Evans sings: Bluey Brink ; Waltzing Matilda ; Travelling down the Castlereagh.
  • Bill Scott recites: The Birdsville drover
  • Rumbylowe sing and play: I beg your leave ; The poachers' fate ; The broome of Cowden Knowes
Performer The Wayfarers (Stan Arthur, Mike Clark, Tony Miles, Don Nichols), Bob Saso and Margaret Saso, Mary Brettell, Sue Edmonds, Keith Smith, Ken Evans, Bill Scott, Rumbylowe, Lionel O'Keefe and Keith Smith, Black and Tan.  The Netley Abbey Mummers play: featuring Keryn Randall as First Christmas boy, Geoff Welham as Father Christmas, Tony Miles as King George, Bob Kendall as the Queen of Egypt's daughter, Keith Smith as Turkish snipe, Don Nichols as The doctor, Martin Gallagher as Tom Beelzebub, Jan Smith as Poor and mean, Surge Petlin as Scotch and scars, Martin Gallagher as Jack John, Dale Riddle as Sweep, Surge Petlin as Twing twang, Martin Gallagher as Tipton Slasher, Surge Petlin as Johnnie Jack. 

Recordings of folk festivals, workshops, concerts, performances and recitations by various artists collected by the Queensland Folk Federation throughout the mid 1960s to the late 1980s. Included in this collection are select radio folk programmes.

Original recordings held with ScreenSound Australia.

Concert MC is Bill Scott.

Recorded on January 31, 1975 at Brisbane, Qld.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Related Material Original recording of the concert is located in the Oral History and Folklore Collection at the National Library of Australia, at ORAL TRC 2272/121 
Subjects Folk music -- Australia  |  Folk songs, English -- Australia.  |  Dulcimer.  |  Folk drama.  |  Folk poetry.  |  Folk festivals -- Queensland.
Other authors/contributors Saso, Bob, Performer  |  Saso, Margaret, Performer  |  Brettell, Mary, Performer  |  Edmonds, Sue, Performer  |  Smith, Keith, Performer  |  Evans, Ken, Performer  |  Scott, Bill, 1923-2005, Speaker  |  O'Keefe, Lionel, 1950-, Performer  |  Queensland Folk Federation


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