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The Convict Voice ReCollected + Cap in Hand @ The Loaded Dog

June 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

$18 – $20

Doors open 7 for 7.30pm start        60 minutes from each act

The Convict Voice ReCollected with Don & Sue Brian & Pete McMahon

Norfolk Island has a colourful history from Polynesian settlement through 2 Convict settlements and The Pitcairn Islander arrivals, to its place in American and British Pacific whaling
Through their research on the convict settlements on Norfolk Island, Don and Sue Brian, came to realize that, although conditions were at times severe, the historical presentation of this brutality has overshadowed much of the social history of convict settlements and the voice of the convicts.
Did you know that the first Surf Life Savers in Australia were on Norfolk Island?
Don and Sue trawled historical diaries, journals and newspapers, unearthing stories and six previously unrecorded songs and poems written by Norfolk Island convicts during the colonial settlements (1788-1856). Their research of American whaling log books has led to a reassessment significance of the early whaling era.


Cap in Hand

Dave plays exquisite finger style acoustic guitar in a range of open tunings while Nigel is an accomplished vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. (Cello mandolin, guitar, dulcimer, harmonica, piano, spoons and more).

Dave and Nigel have performed on radio and at folk clubs and festivals throughout New South Wales and beyond. They are both fine musicians and entertainers.

With influences including Nic Jones, Martin Simpson, Richard Thompson, Joni Mitchell and David Francey their music ranges from traditional to contemporary. In addition they both write many of the songs and tunes that they perform.


Back Hall, Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, 79 Johnson St, Annandale

Disability access, supper available, BYO. $20/18

Enquiries & bookings – Sandra  9358 4886


2019 Calendar

Concerts are 1 hour each act unless stated

Feb 23rd (4th) – Strawberry Thieves + Sydney Trade Union Choir with an interlude from The Macabre Sisters

March 23rd – MaD aDaM + Seamus Gill

April 13th (2nd) –  Doug Jenner (UK) + Aubrey & Purton

May 125 – Garland Fine + Paul Spencer

June 22nd – Norfolk island re-collected + Cap in Hand

July 27th – Jason & Chloe 90mins + support Buck & Deanne

Aug 24th – Bums +  Witches Leap

Sept 28th – Seanchas + Fossickers

Oct 26th – Fagans 90 mins + support Anthony Woolcott

Nov 23rd – Kate Maclurcan & the Loose Ends + Peter Mace



June 22, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$18 – $20
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Sandra Nixon
9358 4886


Sydney East/Inner


Loaded Dog Folk Club
Back Hall, Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, 79 Johnston St
Annandale, NSW 2038 Australia
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9358 4886


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