Past Gigs

Thursday 8th January – singing (with John Warner maybe) at a Conference on Australia-US transnational and Comparative Labour History. Australian-US Comparative and Transnational Labour History Conference, 8–9 January 2015, University of Sydney, Australia. Historians and other scholars have long recognized both similarities and differences in the labour experience in Australia and the United States.  Click here for further details and registration.

Saturday 7th February – singing with Southern Cross Trawlers (Don Brian and Margaret Walters) at the Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart.

Wednesday 11th – Friday 13th February – involved with another Labour History conference Fighting against War: Peace Activism in the Twentieth Century, 14th Biennial Labour History Conference, 11–13 February 2015, University of Melbourne. Throughout the Twentieth Century, labour movement activists have been in the forefront of challenges to war and militarism. This conference, hosted by the Melbourne Branch of ASSLH, seeks to restore their role to our historical memory. For more information, click here

Saturday 14th February – singing with John Warner and revisiting the wonderful songs he wrote for the album Pithead in the Fern at the 120th Anniversary Korumburra Show February 14 & 15 2015

Friday 13th March : Southern Cross Trawlers at Dukes Place, Bush Music Club, Hut 44, Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville.

Thursday 2nd – Monday 6th April – singing at the National Folk Festival with Don Brian as Southern Cross Trawlers. Margaret will also be facilitating at various singing sessions. Don and Margaret with help from Sue Brian will be presenting a workshop called Norfolk ‘n’ Good   Don and Sue spent 5 years on Norfolk Island where they have gathered unique material from log books and other historical records. Of special interest are the visits from American vessels when whaling was done from open boats and the log written in verse that Don and Margaret have broken into different songs.



June long weekend – Top Half Folk Festival with the Roaring Forties.

Friday 10th October  7.30 for 8pm start at DUKE’S PLACE – the Bush Music Club’s regular night of Australian songs in concert and session
Hut 44 (Tritton Hall), Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville

I’ll will be singing all-Australian material – several traditional, some Lawson, some Warner – lots about women, workers, the environment. I am aiming to have a song title for every letter of the alphabet! There will be lots of choruses and lots of songs you won’t have heard before.
Bring something to drink and a contribution to supper and (if you wish) Australian songs to share in the session after supper. $10. Enq: Sandra 9358 4886

Bus 428 goes down Addison Road and there’s a stop right near the driveway to the ARCC.  Hut 44 (Tritton Hall) is  is the Bush Music Club’s headquarters. This amp may be helpful:

Sunday 19th October 2014   Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival with The Roaring Forties.
Our two gigs are on Sunday 19th October 2014 – 12pm concert in the Marquee and a workshop called “Heavy Lifters”: songs of Australian Working Lives – 2.30-3.30pm in the Pony Club. Full program here:

Saturday 25th October 2014
Battery Point Community Hall Saturday 25th October 2014 7.30pm
52 Hampden Road, Battery Point (Hobart)
solo concert spot plus a duo with Don Brian as Southern Cross Trawlers’ll be kindly supported by Trouvers (Peter Hicks, Elaine Chevalier-Carter  and Roger Joseph).

26 October 2014
Seafarers Festival 2014 Sunday, 26 October 2014, 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Bellerive Boardwalk, Cambridge Rd, Bellerive (Hobart)
Southern Cross Trawlers (Margaret Walters and Don Brian) are on at 10.30am and 12.30pm with a selection of their maritime repertoire.