Ballad of 1891

This is a song about the 1891 Australian shearers’ strike.  The song has been arranged in three parts: Words: Helen Palmer; Music: Doreen Jacobs; ©1950 Doreen Bridges Sheet Music Here is the definitive score, I’ve worked from, sourced from the Sydney Trade Union Choir, (STUC) in Cm. Sydney Trade Union Choir Score (.pdf) From this… Continue reading Ballad of 1891

Windy Gully

-A song by Wendy Richardson, remembering the Mount Kembla Mining disaster of July 1902.  Arranged by Doug McPherson, from a previous arrangement by Florence Rankin. “She’s gone up!!” The shout could be heard across the mountain as the peaceful hamlets of Mt. Kembla were shattered by a loud explosion.!the-disaster/p99e1 “Mount Kembla from Mount Nebo” by… Continue reading Windy Gully

“Let’s Pretend” -A Song by Peter Hicks & Geoff Francis

“Ladies and Gentlemen, take your partners for the climate denier’s waltz…” Scroll down for practice tracks and sheet music. Click here for sheet music. Practice Tracks A suggested practice strategy is to practice your part on it’s own, and then against an “all parts” track. Right click on the titles to download the tracks. Upper… Continue reading “Let’s Pretend” -A Song by Peter Hicks & Geoff Francis

Blackleg Miner: Arranged In Two Parts

Blackleg Miner is a 19th-century English folk song, originally from Northumberland (as can be deduced from the dialect in the song and the references in it to the villages of Seghill and Seaton Delaval). Louis Killen writes, “At the height of the miners’ union struggles of the 1880’s and ’90’s, labourers were brought in from… Continue reading Blackleg Miner: Arranged In Two Parts