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Conversation with Chris Swayn

Conversation with Chris Swayn

Karen and I had a conversation with Chris Swayn of the Warrains during lockdown. An excerpt of that was in our October Show and for those of you who are interested, here is the full interview.

The Two Tenors

The Two Tenors

In this month’s episode Karen and Alan again chat about Spukes news, more useful websites and share some of what’s going on with our musical friends around the Peninsula. There’s plenty of music of course including three new songs to play along to.

Mumbles Stumbles and Fumbles

Mumbles Stumbles and Fumbles

Naturally things don’t always go according to plan. In our case we never really have a plan. We set up the camera and kept it rolling. Not everything makes the grade. Here are some of the least embarrassing cuts.

We Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere

We Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere

Just like a Saturday afternoon in the Rosebud Memorial Hall, Alan unrehearsed and unprofessional, and Karen calmly keeping him in check. In this month’s episode Karen and Alan chat about Spukes news, some useful websites and what’s going on with our musical friends around the Peninsula. Plus three new songs to play along with.

Vale Kari Pesonen

Vale Kari Pesonen

We were saddened to receive word that Kari Pesonen passed on last weekend. He was a big man with a big heart and was a popular member of our group.

Pokarekare Ana

Pokarekare Ana

We don’t have many songs we sing in a ‘foreign’ language. Everyone knows Pokarekare Ana. Either the Seekers version or the one learned in primary schools all over Australia. Constant repetition does not seem to take the gloss from this lovely song. We offer a nice...

An Easter Message From Karen and Alan

An Easter Message From Karen and Alan

Current events should make us reflect on how lucky we are to live where we do. We are a strong people and will see this current crisis through. We’ve battled through dust storms, droughts, floods, bushfires, cyclones and many other bad situations. We know that the...

How To Play Series: La Bamba .

Written and recorded by Richie Valens, and based on an old Mexican folk song.   The backing is a simple three chord progression C to F to G . (1  1V  V )  What makes the song memorable and a joy to play is the rhythm and infectious energy...

Galway Girl

Galway Girl

Thank you for the encouraging messages about “Here Comes Johnny B Goode”. We thought we would revisit “Galway Girl” and see what happens. The American singer/songwriter Steve Earle wrote this over 20 years ago . It’s been enthusiastically adopted by the Celtic Nation,...

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