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August 30th 2014
Bluegrass Bonanza Part 2
with 

The Stetson Family and Faux Grass

Tickets Guests- $20.00
Club Members $16.00

Sponsored by Folk Victoria and Hosted by Badfolk. Part 2 features The Stetson Family Band and Faux Grass. Supported by the Mountain Pickers, PFC and Fat Chance and Ringwood Folk Club.

7:30pm to 11:30pm
at
Balla Balla Centre,
65 Berwick Cranbourne Road,
Cranbourne. 3977

   Note  - Book on line from the 1st August

September 19th 2014

 

Roslyn Louise "Rose" Bygrave grew up in Western Victoria and later attended art school in Ballarat and Melbourne. Her musical career began in 1979 (early band: The Salty Dogs). Bygrave was invited to join The Goanna Band, rising to prominence as keyboardist/vocalist alongside Shane Howard and Marcia Howard in the early '80s. The band recorded three albums and toured extensively, performing in some of the remotest areas of Australia and forging strong bonds with Aboriginal people and their culture. Their debut album Spirit of Place won the ARIA Best Album of the Year, 1982, with "Solid Rock" winning Best Single of the Year. In 1986 she toured briefly playing Reggae with Australian Diva Wendy Saddington with Mick 'Python Lee' Liber on Guitar, Angelica Booth on Bass, Javier Fredis on Congas and Dezzy McKenna on Drums. At ENREC Studios in Tamworth they made one album Lightning Ridge which was never released.

Bygrave issued a solo single, "Maybe Midnight" in June, 1989. Bygrave began performing solo in 1991, and has worked as a sought after session musician.

Goanna reprised with a fourth album, Spirit Returns, in 1998, on which Bygrave contributed three songs. The album was released at the Melbourne Concert Hall as part of the 1999 Melbourne International Festival Program. Between 1998-99 Bygrave was involved as a mentor in the Aboriginal Song Lines program, which fosters emerging indigenous musicians.

In mid-1999, Bygrave produced and released her first solo album White Bird. Four of the songs were added to compilation CDs and America's Mollie O'Brien recorded one of the songs as well. In 2000 at the Woodford Folk Festival Bygrave was invited to be the soloist with the choir during the famous fire event. This was broadcast live to 1.5 billion people on a worldwide link via the BBC. In 2001 she released her second solo album Walking Home.

In 2002, Bygrave performed as the support act for Luka Bloom on his Australian National tour. In December that year she organised a major Benefit Concert called 'Bridges to Bali' to raise money for the Balinese victims of the terrorist attack.

From 2003 to 2004, she continued her work as a musical mentor/Artist in residence to troubled young people in regional Australia. She supported Dennis Locorriere and Paul Brady on their respective National Tours.

Some of Bygrave's songs have also selected for use on various soundtracks. Bygrave's work is renowned for compassionate songwriting - reflecting on the land, love, and especially issues of indigenous and social justice - and her voice and musicianship are regarded as among the best in Australian contemporary folk. In 2009 she released a third solo album, North, which was released at the Port Fairy Folk Festival.

In 2011, Rose collaborated with long-time friend and Goanna Member Marcia Howard, to produce a CD called Pearl The CD was written and recorded by them at their respective home studios and once again launched at Port Fairy Folk Festival to capacity crowds. They continue to work together.

Please note: From the AGM we have had to increase entry fees. They are now $12.00 Guests and $8.00 Members and spot acts. We are a non profit organisation.