Category Archives: Performance
Devil Dodgin’ on the High Seas
The James Craig Music Club featured the Forties, with the theme: “Devil Dodgin’ on the High Seas” – songs that mix the sea and religion, often irreverently. We borrowed a young Dan Kenny for the evening in Tom’s absence, and brought down our average age considerably!
We are as likely to convert an audience to religion as we are to shave our bellies with a rusty razor, and we used to say “In fact, none of us know what a razor is!” and maybe that’s still true of Dan. I was tempted to dress him up as a choir boy.
Click image for video of “Wreckers’ Prayer”. (Video: Sue Brian)
2017 National Folk Festival highlights
Although the Forties weren’t booked at the 2107 National, the Southern Cross Trawlers (Margaret, Don and Chris) were on the programme – opening the festival with a song session in the Bohemia Bar on the Thursday night and the Saturday night session too, presenting the Cabbage Tree Hat story, and a concert on the final day.
It was a privilege to sing in the big tribute to Danny Spooner in the main venue. Margaret sang “Tolpuddle Man” with Ruth Hazelton and Kerrie Maguire, and with Chris in the finale of John Tams’ “Rolling Home”.
Farewell to the Wheeze and Suck Band
Singing Mick Ryan’s “The Song Goes On” at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Folk Club at the farewell concert for the Wheeze & Suck Band.
The Loaded Dog Folk Club – May 2016
The Roaring Forties and Redfern Shanty Club share the bill at the Loaded Dog.
It should be a fabulous night of chorus singing on Saturday, 28th May 2016 in Annandale….
Catch the Old Farts and the Young Turks as they belt out some shanties at the Loaded Dog Folk Club.
2016 Wooden Boat Festival – National Maritime Museum
The Roaring Forties and singers from the Redfern Shanty Club will be participating throughout the three days of the Classic & Wooden Boat Festival at the National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour.
The festival runs from the 15th – 17th April 2016. We’re on at 2pm on Friday and Saturday and 3pm Sunday – come along and join in!
Program available at the ANMM website.