Category Archives: Performance

2017 National Folk Festival highlights

2017 National Folk Festival

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”.

Ruth, Margaret and Kerrie

Ruth Hazelton, Margaret Walters and Kerrie Maguire – “Tolpuddle Man”

Danny Spooner tribute finale

Danny Spooner tribute finale – photo Rosemary Saul

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 Song Goes On - Illawarra FF 2016Redfern Shanty Club - Illawarra FF 2016The 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

2016 Classic & Wooden Boat Festival

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.

The Song Goes On – NFF 2016

Here we are at the 2016 National Folk Festival’s Spiegel Zeit venue with our themed concert “The Song Goes On”. An hour of songs about songs…

Speigel Zeit - The Song Goes On

Photo: Cath Blakey

If you look carefully you can see Robin in profile between John and Chris.