Life on the goldfields : [a musical entertainment drawn from the song of Charles Thatcher] / [Graeme Adler & Chris Hood].
Duration: 50 min.
Contents note: The jolly puddlers ; The Ballarat man / Thatcher, arr. Adler & Hood -- Strike it lucky / Adler -- Poll the grogseller ; Cooey! / Thatcher, arr. Adler & Hood -- Lola Montz / Adler -- Gypsy Jack ; Eureka stockade / Adler -- Trilogy / trad., arr. Adler & Hood -- Changes in Bendigo ; Look out below! / Thatcher, arr. Adler & Hood -- The Kalgoorlie fiddler / Adler -- That'll tell you about emigration / Thatcher, arr. Adler & Hood.
Performers: Graeme Adler (violin) ; Chris Hood (vocals, banjo) ; Dave Wardle (guitar, bass) ; Gillian Currie (vocals).
Liner notes include programme notes and notes on the performers.
For the exhibition, the National Museum hired two musicians, Graeme Adler and Chris Hood, to revive the music of Charles Thatcher, a musician who came out to the Australian goldfields in the 1850s.
"Being a musical entertainment drawn from the songs of Charles Thatcher, with additional & original ballads & melodies, as has delighted audiences in a four-month season at the Inaugural Exhibition of the National Museum of Australia in the township of Canberra" -- Liner notes.
As performed for the National Museum of Australia, 'Gold and Civilisation' exhibition, 11 March-24 June 2001, Canberra.
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