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.
As performed for the National Museum of Australia, 'Gold and Civilisation' exhibition, 11 March-24 June 2001, Canberra.
"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.
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.
Liner notes include programme notes and notes on the performers.
Performers: Graeme Adler (violin) ; Chris Hood (vocals, banjo) ; Dave Wardle (guitar, bass) ; Gillian Currie (vocals).
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