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TRANSMISSIONS January 2017

January 26, 2017

TRANSMISSIONS
JANUARY 2017

Occasional Newsletter of the Australian Folklore Network

Edited by Graham Seal

https://ozfolknet.wordpress.com
and on Facebook at Australian Folklore Network
REGISTRATIONS FOR 2017 NATIONAL FOLKLORE CONFERENCE NOW OPEN!

In conjunction with the National Library of Australia, the National Folk Festival and Curtin University the AFN’s 11th National Folklore Conference runs again this Easter. The preliminary program (subject to change) includes:

Why is this relevant? Performing the Blato kumpanjija in Sydney
Percy French, Painting, Poetry, Performance and Paddywhackery
‘Listen to my Drum’: Historical and Contemporary uses of Torres Strait Islander Warup/Buruburu Drums in Australia
Convict Musicians: A Hidden Heritage
New chums and diggers: the history of Australian mining fields through song
The history and ‘mythconceptions’ of Norfolk Island in the Second Convict Settlement period
The Treasure Trove of Australian Folksong
A stock whip wand and a cabbage tree hat: Australian identity in Australian fairy tales
1917: Strike!

Lunchtime Concert
BIRDS OF A FEATHER.
Join Genni Kane, Jon Wilby and John Kane of the leading Australian bluegrass band, The Flying Emus, in conversation and concert with Rob Willis.

The conference will be at the National Library of Australia from 9am – 4.30pm on Thursday April 13.

Registration is free but seats are limited – contact g.seal@curtin.edu.au

FINAL ISSUE OF PLAY AND FOLKLORE

Alas, after a stellar run, Play and Folklore (originally the Australian Children’s Folklore Newsletter, first published in 1979) has come to an end. Editors, June Factor, Gwenda Davey and Judy McKinty have closed this unique publication with another great issue on the broad field of children’s folk tradition and play, including the history of the Australian Children’s Folklore Collection, now held at Museum Victoria and recognised by the UNESCO Australia Memory of the World Register. Several contributors are AFN members.
Hyperlink to final issue of Play-and-Folklore — no. 66, Dec 2016

BUSH MUSIC CLUB

Sandra Nixon has made a find in the Bush Music Club archives – the Minutes of the Bush Music Club, 14th October 1954 to Friday 11th March, 1955, at:

http://bushmusicclub.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/mintues-of-bush-music-club-14th-october.html

And some other recent historical articles from BMC:

How to build a lagerphone by Brian Loughlin 1956
http://bushmusicclub.blogspot.com.au/2016/09/how-to-build-lagerphone-by-brian.html

Wake for Alan Scott, 1930-1995 – some members need identifying
http://bushmusicclub.blogspot.com.au/2016/09/wake-for-alan-scott-1930-1995.html

Vale Brian Dunnett – 30th June 1935 – 18th June 2016
http://bushmusicclub.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/vale-brian-dunnett-18th-june-2016.html

Extracts from Singabout – Recitations – Let’s Be Australians http://bushmusicclub.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/extracts-from-singabout-recitations_1.html

Early Bush bands – The Billabong Band, Melbourne, 1955, Australia’s 3rd bush band
http://bushmusicclub.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/early-bush-bands-billabong-band.html

HARRY SCHAEFFER

The Carrawobbity Press Pioneer Performers Series monograph of Harry’s life and music by Rob Willis and Graham McDonald is now available online – free, courtesy of Graham at: http://www.mcdonaldstrings.com/schaefer2.html

THE HIDDEN CULTURE

Ruth Hazleton’s ‘The Hidden Culture’ Facebook page of ‘Cultural observances and commentary through the eyes of a folklorist, oral and social historian. Diving into the nitty gritty of who, how and why we are’ at: https://www.facebook.com/thehiddenculture/?rc=p

 

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