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Woolly Daggs Bush Band 1967

   
 

The Canterbury Crutchings Bush and Ceilidh Band - 1972
Bob Jemmett (Fiddle), Barrie Macdonald (Piano Accordian, Banjo, Mandolin), Dave Moore (Guitar, Backing Vocals), Charles Jemmett (Button Accordian),
Phil Garland (Bush Bass, Lead Vocals), Mike Garland (Lagerphone, Spoons, Castanets, Backing Vocals)

 

   
 

The Canterbury Crutchings Bush and Ceilidh Band had its beginnings at the original Folk Centre in Christchurch during 1967 when a few musicians got together as The Woolly Daggs Bush Band to perform Australian bush songs.  A more permanent lineup wss organised by Phil Garland in 1972 to play for folk dancing at the new Folk Centre, a venture so successful that it gave rise to the perrenial group.  Reviving the spirit of the music featured at woolshed dances in Australia and New Zealand in those bygone days proved popular, and The Canterbury Crutchings Bush and Ceilidh Band has been in constant demand for concerts, barn dances, socials, weddingsa nd at ceilidhs, pubs, folk clubs and other venues.  It has appeared on television and on stage as supporting act to Steeleye Span and others, and has already travelled over much of New Zealand performing its authentic, lively music.  In 1976 the group released an LP The Old Station Days in Australia and New Zealand (KIWI - SLC-144 for Reed Pacific Records Limited) which was engineered by John Phair.

 

The Canterbury Crutchings Bush and Ceilidh Band  —  1972