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SYDNEY GET-TOGETHERS 2014
NEXT GET-TOGETHER : SATRUDAY EVENING JUBE 7thPLUS Great line up of Bluegrass and Old Timey Musicians.
Starts 6:30 with "Safety in Numbers" ( The SINNERS!) all welcome Bluegrass & Trad Country sing and pick session. Open mic Concert from 7:45 pm. SIN people get chance to perform on stage to open evening. Also time between 8PM AND 8:30 for solo's , duets etc from among the Safety in numbers group to gain stage experience . ( Must be bluegrass or old time/trad country.) From 8:30, mostly established bands etc . Bluegrass & Trad Country styled groups etc have first preference.
Annandale Neighbourhood Centre 79 Johnston St ANNANDALE : BTCMSA members $6 donation; Non Members $8. All welcome. Supper available.
: MAY: Sat 3rd : June :Sat 7th. ( 1st Sat Each Month for rest of year incl Dec) More info http://www.bluegrassoldtimeaustralia.org
SYDNEY SHAPE NOTE SINGERS SUNDAY 8th June
Where Bluegrass Harmony began!
All welcome A NEW VENUE with wonderful acoustics. The group is all about singing for the joy of singing. A unique form which is based on the 1600-1700 West Country English ( and Scots Irish) folk song tunes that were nurtured and preserved as a living tradition in the South Eastern States of the US. Shape Note refers to a unique system of standard modern notation, but uses uniques note heads to covey the pitch of each note using the old English four note solfa system ( Fa-Sol-La-Fa Sol-La -Mi-Fa. No "choir" type voice required. Males and females can sing whereever they want- just an octave up or down. Uses natural pitches of the human voice and the key of the tune is determined by the mix of voices present. Sacred Harp singing groups sing for the sheer joy it is not done with an aim to performing.
Coordinator Eimear Cradock saya " We are an open group who pride ourselves on creating an atmosphere that is inclusive and participatory. You require no musical or singing experience to join just the desire to sing. "
meeting times are the second sunday of every month, at Dickson Street Space, Dickson Street, off King Street, Newtown, - Normally 3-6pm.
We welcome everybody of all ages, ability levels, political and religious backgrounds..our common ground is that we sing together. For more information on sacred harp visit http://fasola.org/ .
THIRROUL NSW PICK SAT June 21st
THIRROUL PICK : Saturday 21st June ( 3rd Saturday each month )
Hi everyone, we are on again this Saturday, doors open from 7pm.
Hope you can make it along for another fine night of picking. Bring acoustic instruments.
All levels from beginner to advanced. Great friendly atmosphere!
regards : Mark Ballesi
WHERE : Thirroul Railway Institute Hall, Railway Parade Thirroul
( At the southern end of platform one , Thirroul railway Station)
WHEN: Saturday JUNE 21st , from 7.30pm
Cost: $5 ($3 concession) To cover hall rent.
For more information contact MARK BALLESI on 02 42675786,
mobile 0413373596 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SAFETY IN NUMBERS SUNDAY 22nd June
FROM 2 PM . USUALLY THIRD SUNDAY EACH MONTH - TOWN & COUNTRY HOTEL 2 Unwins Bridge Rd St PETERS ph 9519 1965
SUN. 22nd June!!!!!Special chance for beginners and others to join in the big onstage Jam Session with the "Safety In Numbers" Group ALL WELCOME -BRING INSTRUMENT AND/OR VOICE!
Then FROM 4:30 til 5:30 SPECIAL GUESTS ( No cover charge for either event.)
VICTORIAN BRANCH BTCMSA _ BLACKWOOD ACADEMY
VARYING SUNDAY EACH MONTH Held in the Blackwood Uniting Church MARTIN ST BLACKWOOD ( 80 km west of Melbourne).
1:30pm Shapenote singing session ( No prior experience; bring your vocal chords!
2:30pm Bluegrass session (all players welcome)
4:30pm Feature Performers
- GET LATEST ON WHAT & WHEN go to :http://www.blackwoodacademy.org
Full BTCMSA info on BTCMSA section. GO to Application Form section for printable copy.Thanks