A grant from KIAMA COUNCIL ARTS BOARD assisted the presentation of a concert
‘SINGING THE SOUTH’ held on Sunday FEBRUARY 21 at KIAMA PAVILION.
The singers and musicians for that concert improved some songs with word change & chord change suggestions and in true Folk Tradition some accidental improvements through performance. Throughout the practice sessions they have helped inject the songs with greater personality and spirit. They are thanked from the heart.
SINGERS: Shayna Stewart, John Broomhall, Alan Morrison,
INSTRUMENTALISTS & Occasional Chorus: Bob McInnes, John Spillane, Stuart Leslie.
Margret RoadKnight appeared as a special guest on the first concert and brought her special talents of interpretation to two songs on the later CD.
Tim Atkinson helped with the images for the concert.
Mark Wilmott made concert props and offered sound advice.
Michael Roberts did the arrangements, much of the accompaniment and the production of the CD and is acknowledged for his considerable talents and invaluable contribution.
Glenn Santry of 'HeartBeat Studio' Penshurst mixed and mastered the CD.
Instrumentalist George Washingmachine and Christ Wheller appear on the companion CD to his book playing Fiddle, Whistle and Flute.
The Kiama Library for a program that enabled Rae Luckie to conduct a course 'Memories of Kiama', which re-awakened the writer's Muse, and to the library staff who are always helpful.
Leanne Webster for her History Pappers and for vetting the song notes.
Mark Whalen, who put in many hours at the Pilot's Cottage in a voluntarily capacity, was of great support in suggesting topics for songs and for help with images, his interest and input was of great value.
People of the town who supplied snipperts of knowledge, awareness or opinion should know it was valued. These who helped with content are acknowledged on the lyric page of each song.
Mark Holder-Keeping, Stuart Leslie both had a part to play in turning the tunes into notatoin, which made this a songbook and not just a collection of lyrics.
Printed and designed by: Creative Visions Print and Design Warrawong.
Book Cover: Blowhold - Circa 1880's
Photo Source: Pilot's Cottage, Kiama