We're returning to Cygnet after two
years for a couple of performances:
THE MUSIC OF MAWSON’S MEN, Cygnet
Folk Festival. National Library of Australia Presentation.
Saturday Jan 13th 3-4 Huon
Christian Life Church.
Join Erin Collins, Fred Pribac,
Geoff Iliff, Pat Cranney, Denis McKay, Jason Roweth, Graham Seal and Rob Willis
for The Music of Mawson’s Men.
The Music of Mawson’s Men blends
music, recitation, readings, archival and recreated audio and visuals into an
entertaining one-hour stage presentation using the same instruments played in
the hut as the men battled isolation, emotional deprivation and madness in the
‘home of the blizzard’ during the 1911-1914 Antarctic expedition.
They had a variety of musical
instruments, a number of song books, a wind up gramophone and small number of
records to entertain themselves for the duration. There are a large number of
references in the expedition diaries to the music, parodies and songs they
enjoyed. A wide variety from traditional shanties to the latest ragtime songs.
Written and produced by Graham Seal and Rob Willis the production also features
images from photographer Frank Hurley (NLA collection) and stories from the
Verandah Music: Tales, Tunes and
Taradiddles from Tasmania
The Verandah Band
Huon Christian Life Church, Sunday
14 January, 2018 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
A presentation of traditional
Tasmanian songs and tunes and stories from the collection and research of Rob
Willis and Graham Seal. Rob is a leading oral historian who has worked extensively
with the National Library of Australia. Graham is a folklorist and historian at
Curtin University. Rob and Graham are both experienced musicians and will be
accompanied by Olya Willis.