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Martyn Wyndham-read

Folk Singer. Born in Sussex. Went to Australia in 1960 as a Jackeroo, to work on a sheep station,Emu Springs,Tintinara.Fell in love with the Australian Traditional songs and has been singing these as well as English Traditional songs since then.Was well known for his involvement in the Folk scene in Australia in the early sixties at The Reata , Frank Traynor's, Emerald Hill and other venues. Also very involved with new songwriters such as Graeme Miles, Stan Graham, Mike Silver,Mike O'Connor, Eric Bogle amongst many.

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The Currency

Born of a proud lineage of convicts, bushrangers, stowaways and scoundrels THE CURRENCY form a six-piece orchestra parading traditional folk instruments alongside a firecracker punk rhythm section. Fiddle, mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar play a mix of jigs, sea shanties, oz rock and punk anthems that keep the crowd dancing like wild dingoes.
LIVE SHOWS THE CURRENCY pride themselves on putting on a good show, always picking great venues and

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The Seekers

The Seekers were a group of Australian folk-influenced popular musicians which was formed in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in 1962. They were the first Australian popular music group to achieve significant chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States. Their 1960s hits included: "I'll Never Find Another You", "A World of Our Own" , "The Carnival Is Over" (which The Seekers have sung at various closing ceremonies in Australia, including Expo '88 and the Paralympics), "Someday One Day"...

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