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Celebrating women in string bands in Australia and those who collaborate and support them. Women are underrepresented in music in Australia. ABOTMA seeks to promote the participation of Australian female musicians and to inspire more women to participate and perform in playing acoustic string band music.This CD compilation comprises songs and tunes featuring Australian women playing music rooted in bluegrass, old time acoustic string music and other related folk styles. This CD was made possible by the generosity of the Folk Alliance of Australia, ABOTMA, Alexander Bell Sound Studios and all artists involved.
Women In String Bands Project WebsiteBuy the Women In String Bands CDDigital download – Apple Music Digital download – Amazon CDs will be available at the merchandise desk at Mountaingrass. You can also purchase a download card instead of a physical CD.
I NEVER WILL MARRY (Trad. Additional lyrics and Arr. by Kimberley Wheeler)
Kimberley Wheeler (lead vocals, upright bass)John Gray (guitar & vocals).
EVANGELINE (R. Robertson)Sally Taylor (lead vocals, fiddle)Kimberley Wheeler (upright bass, vocals),Claire Alleway (cello),Ian Alexander (banjo),Graeme Fletcher (guitar & Vocals).
LITTLE BIRD OF HEAVEN (Martha Scanlan)Kate Burke (vocals, guitar),Ruth Hazelton (vocals, banjo).
STOP (Deborah Mackenzie)Heather Carrigan: mandolin and vocalsDeborah Mackenzie: guitar and vocalsJenine Abarbanel: bass and vocalsSue Drake: banjo and vocalsKrissy Jackson: fiddle and vocals
DANGAR FALLS (Kieran Owens)/ROCKINGHAM CINDY (Trad)Miriam Jones – fiddleNick Street – guitarKieran Owens – banjoHeather Carrigan: mandolin and vocalsDeborah Mackenzie: guitar and vocalsJenine Abarbanel: bass and vocalsSue Drake: banjo and vocalsKrissy Jackson: fiddle and vocals
BIG EYED RABBIT (Trad. Arr. Jane Germain & Ian Simpson)Jane Germain – clawhammer banjo, vocalsIan Simpson – banjo, guitar, double bass, vocals
LONG GONE (James Church & Cielle Kinross/Montgomery)
Cielle Montgomery – Vocals & Acoustic GuitarJames Church – Dobro, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin & Backing VocalsGlen Hannah – Acoustic Guitar, 8 String Uke, Backing VocalsJonathan Zwartz – Double BassSue Carson – Fiddle
LET IT RIDE (Nadine Budge)
Nadine Budge – Acoustic guitar, Resonator guitar
John Bartholomeusz – Acoustic guitar
Colin Swan – Banjo
Andrew Carswell – Mandolin
Luke Richardson – Double bass
Gleny Rae – Fiddle
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