Cj Shaw & Mothers of the Nation @ The Loaded Dog, Sat 24th June

West and Central West NSW
24 June 2023 @ 7:00pm - 10:30 pm

60 minutes each from

CJ Shaw, an ARIA nominated Canberra based singer songwriter, musician and educator who has spent over twenty years writing, recording, and performing songs.
CJ Shaw’s intricate fingerpicking, word play, and storytelling never fails to captivate his audiences with his innovative original songs, dynamic lyrics, musicality, and infectious sense of humour.
CJ Shaw has become a favourite at folk, country and roots music venues, conferences, schools, as well as folk, music, arts, and community festivals and for a decade has toured around Australia and Timor-Leste.

Website https://www.cjshawmusic.com/

& Mothers of the Nation – In late 2019, Cliona Molins and Rosie McDonald were commissioned by the ‘Friends of the Parramatta Female factory” to write a song for the Bicentenary of the opening of the Female factory. This was the first of 13 subsequent Female factories that were built to incarcerate over 9,000 women in Australia until the mid 1800’s. An estimated 1 in 7 Australians are descended from these ‘Mothers of the Nation’ .

Collaborating and honing the songs over 2020 amidst the challenges of Covid lockdown, Rosie and Cliona researched the stories, gaining feedback from the historians and the initial 1 song became 4! They recorded the Suite “Mothers of the Nations” in late 2020 and performed the songs at the commemoration in Feb 2021.

It could have ended there but Cliona and Rosie decided to form a band as a platform for songs of and about women, black and white, convict and free, telling the untold stories both through originals and folk songs. The songs go to the heart of the Australian identity – stories of separation and loss and yet stories of hope, resilience, courage, humour and survival.

The Mothers of the Nation band are Rosie McDonald- Vocals – guitar, bodhran, Cliona Molins- Vocals Harp, Bodhran, percussion, Ann Palumbo- Vocals, double bass, mandolin, guitar, Jacqui McPhee- Vocals, fiddle, Nigel Lever- Mandolin.

Links –
Bandcamp https://motnband.bandcamp.com/album/mothers-of-the-nation-ep

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Mothersofthenationband/

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/@mothersofthenationband2437/

Disability access.  Back Hall, Annandale Community Centre, 79 Johnston St, Annandale

doors open 7 for 7.30 start,  light supper available, BYO.   $20/18 –  CASH AT DOOR – ATM in pub

Enquiries & bookings – <kxbears@ozemail.com.au> or text 0492 977 202


2023 calendar https://folkfednsw.org.au/loaded-dog-calendar-2023/

22nd July    Traditional Graffiti  songs of Autumn/Winter (Frost & Fire)  + John Warner

26th August     Ten Quid Poms   +  Coolfinn Mac

23rd September   Tripple Effect +  Ecopella

28th October     60 mins   TBC   +   Wombats

18th November (3rd Sat) –  Shiny Bums  +  Water Runners

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