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Duke’s Place, Australian Songs in Concert & session with Derek Dowding – Singer, songwriter, agitator
July 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm$10
A songwriter with a difference; Derek excels as a quirky wordsmith possessing an acute wit and an eye for the overtly absurd and unjust.
Irreverent. Ironic. Cognizant. Sardonic.
With a catalogue of 180+ original songs, Derek presents a novel selection ranging from satirical pieces crammed with cutting social commentary and off-beat humour as well as lilting tunes accompanying thoughtful, illustrative poetry. $15 CD available – “Home Brew”
Bush Music Club
Tritton Hall, Hut 44
Addison Road Centre
142 Addison Road, Marrickville
Aims of the Bush Music Club, as given in the Editorial in Singabout 1(1) 1956 – to popularise Australian folk song and to encourage the composition of a new kind of song – one that is traditional in style but contemporary in theme.
Duke’s Place, 2nd Fridays February to December, 7.30 for 8pm start – concert is followed by a session.
$10, BYOG and a contribution for supper
enquiries Sandra 9358 4886
Map of Addison Road Centre https://addiroad.org.au/visit-us/ Park in the carpark and follow the path on the right side of the big hall – the Hut is across the grass, decorated with dancers & musicians.
Duke’s Place, named after our honoured early member Harold ‘Duke’ Tritton (1886-1965), is the place to go once a month for a great night of Australian songs in concert and session. Duke was a powerful singer who supplied BMC with many songs he had learnt in his younger days while working as a shearer and at other bush jobs. He was also a songwriter and poet giving us songs that have entered the tradition such as Sandy Hollow Line and Shearing in the Bar.