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Ringwood Folk Guest Artist Night 

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8th March 2011

Martyn Wyndham-Read

Martyn Wyndham-Read has been involved with folk music for over forty years. In his late teens he left his mothers farm in Sussex and headed off, with his guitar, to Australia where he worked on a sheep station Emu Springs in South Australia. It was while he was there that he heard, first hand, the old songs sung by some of the station hands at Emu Springs and he became captivated by these songs and the need to know more of them and where they came from grew.

He headed off to Melbourne and became part of the folk song revival there and throughout Australia during the early1960s..

Back to England in 1967 where he met up with the renowned singer and song collector Bert Lloyd, who himself had spent time in Australia. Martyn was asked by Bert Lloyd to be part of the album Leviathan on the Topic label and soon after he started recording for Bill Leader and touring extensively worldwide.

In the early 1970s Martyn started the Maypoles to Mistletoe concerts which portray the seasons of the year through song, music, dance and verse and illustration. Martyn is also the instigator of the well known Song Links Project,

Martyn is currently working with Shirley Collins on a production called Down the Lawson Track featuring stories, poems/songs of the great Australian Poet of the People, Henry Lawson with Pip Barnes, Iris Bishop, Gary Holder and Jackie Oates.

His CD Jackeroo portrays his life so far through songs both old and new.

 

Martyn Wyndham-Read

12th April 2011

Ted Egan has lived most of his life in the Northern Territory, and presently lives in Alice Springs. In his early career with the Department of Aboriginal Affairs he was mainly in the bush, and engaged in fascinating activities like stockwork and crocodile hunting while employed as a patrol officer and reserve Superintendent. Later he was a teacher at bush schools.

He is a member of the Order of Australia (AO) for services to the Aboriginal people, and for an ongoing contribution to the literary heritage of Australia through song and verse'. He was a member of the first National Reconciliation Council.

He has been writing and recording songs since 1969, and has produced 28 albums - strong, consistent sellers. He appears regularly at both folk and country music festivals, being one of the very few people who successfully bridge the gap.

 

Ted Egan

Future Guest Artists
    • 10th May 2011: Dave Clark and Kathy Townsend
    Past Guest Artists
    • April 1999: Danny Spooner
    • May 1999: Helen Wright
    • June 1999: Blackberry Jam and Bert Gibson
    • July 1999: Maria Forde
    • August 1999: David Lumsden
    • September 1999: The Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club
    • October 1999: Jeanette Gillespie
    • November 1999: Neil Adam and Judy Turner
    • December 1999: Cyril Moran
    • February 2000: Bernard Bolan
    • March 2000: EveSpeak
    • April 2000: Penelope Swales
    • May 2000: Bruce Watson
    • June 2000: Clem Parkinson and Lyall Sayers
    • July 2000: Loose Roos
    • August 2000: Dennis O'Keefe
    • September 2000: Bhan Tre
    • October 2000: Rick E Vengeance
    • November 2000: Elle Osborne
    • December 2000: Bob Eden
    • February 2001: Growling Dog
    • March 2001: Cate Bailey
    • April 2001: Maria Forde
    • May 2001: Andy Rigby
    • June 2001: Blackberry Jam
    • July 2001: Neil Adam and Judy Turner
    • August 2001: Danny Spooner
    • September 2001: Klezmeritis
    • October 2001: Dave McFarlane
    • November 2001: Jeanette Gillespie
    • December 2001: Graeme Fletcher
    • February 2002: Bruce Watson
    • March 2002: EveSpeak
    • April 2002: Gerry Hallom
    • May 2002: Jugularity
    • June 2002: Graham Dodsworth
    • July 2002: Michael Johnson and Etienne de Lavaulx
    • September 2002: Wild Yam ( capella night)
    • October 2002: Martin Pearson
    • November 2002: The Beenies
    • December 2002: The Hill Williams
    • February 2003: Growling Dogs
    • March 2003: Ted Egan
    • April 2003: Danny Spooner
    • May 2003: Fiddlers Four (Fiddle Round Table)
    • June 2003: Maria Forde
    • July 2003: Tierra Dulce
    • August 2003: Bob Ballantine
    • September 2003: Bernard Carney
    • October 2003: Geoffrey Graham
    • November 2003: Bhan Tre
    • December 2003: Andy Irvine
    • February 2004: Sean Kenan
    • March 2004: Martin Wyndham-Read and Iris Bishop
    • April 2004: Eddie Cole
    • May 2004: Young Performers' Night
    • June 2004: Mama's Mountain Jug Band
    • July 2004: capella night
    • August 2004: Dave de Hugard
    • September 2004: Harp Night
    • October 2004: The Brannigan Family
    • November 2004: The Hottentots
    • December 2004: Brightwater
    • February 2005: Jeanette Wormald
    • March 2005: Mundy-Turner
    • April 2005: Leanne Murphy and Suzette Herft
    • May 2005: Young Performers Night
    • June 2005: Maria Forde and Tracey Roberts
    • July 2005: Greg Champion
    • August 2005: Bruce Watson
    • September 2005: capella night
    • October 2005: Kutcha Edwards
    • November 2005: Klezmeritis
    • December 2005: Mike Jackson
    • February 2006: Danny Spooner
    • March 2006: Acoustic Eidolon
    • April 2006: Nick Charles
    • May 2006: Melbourne Ukulele Kollective
    • June 2006: Clare de Lune
    • July 2006: Pendragon Dreaming
    • August 2006: Barbara Jeffrie and Lillian O'Donnell (Vince Brophy was ill)
    • September 2006: capella night
    • October 2006: Chloe Hall
    • November 2006: Maurie Foun book launch
    • December 2006: Coolgrass
    • February 2007: Rose Bygrave
    • March 2007: Mountain Ash
    • April 2007: The Davidson Brothers
    • May 2007: Braemar
    • June 2007: Damian Howard
    • July 2007: The Rainmakers
    • August 2007: Klezmania
    • September 2007: capella night
    • October 2007: Monica Wakeman
    • November 2007: Bernard Bolan
    • December 2007: The Horny Toads
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    Past Guest Artists Continued
    • February 2008: Bruce Watson
    • March 2008: Ardmore
    • April 2008: Andy Rigby
    • June 2008: Phil Young
    • July 2008: Maria Forde
    • August 2008: Celtaclysmic
    • September 2008: A'capella Che Pena/Sweet Sassafras/The Welcome Singers
    • October 2008:  Margret RoadKnight
    • November 2008: Geoffrey Graham
    • December 2008: Jugularity
    • February 2009: Enda Kenny
    • March 2009: The Kells and Dave Francey
    • April 2009: Danny Spooner
    • April 2009: Martin Wyndham-Read
    • May 2009: Nick Charles
    • June 2009: Braemar
    • July 2009: Vince Brophy
    • August 2009: Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club
    • September 2009: A Capella Night  Chocolate Lilies/Little Black Duck/Voice Box
    • October 2009: Phil Garland with Pigeon Wing Strings
    • November 2009: Adrian Kosky  with Nick Anderson
    • December 2009: Martin Pearson and Mark Cryle
    • February 2010: Saoirse
    • March 2010: Alistair Brown and the Stirng Contingent
    • April 2010: Mamas Mountain jug Band
    • May 2010: Bill Jackson and the Acoustic Orchestra with Fat Chance and the Bluegrass Playboys
    • June 2010: Keith McHenry
    • July 2010: Suzette Herft
    • August 2010: The Borderers
    • September 2010: A Capella Night - Three Choirs:
      Greenbrook Singers, VoKallista, The Four Hillsmen
    • October 2010: The Lurkers
    • November 2010: K'crasher
    • December 2010: Coolgrass
    • Frebruary 2011: The String Contingent
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