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Where the only sound you hear is the music
Eric Bogle and John Munro performing at AMC Session. Photo: H. Radford
In 2017 The Trinity Sessions at The Church of Trinity at Clarence Park celebrate its 15th year of providing outstanding concerts. Following in their tradition of providing top performances, two well known and respected songwriters and performers in Australia and overseas, Eric Bogle and Ami Williamson, will present three concerts as part of the 2017 Adelaide Fringe.
Eric's songs cover an extensive variety of topics and themes, including futility or loss caused through war, comedy, satire and paying tribute to others. Eric's best known songs include And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda, No Man's Land, Flower's of the Forest, My Youngest Son Came Home Today, Now I'm Easy, Leaving Nancy, If Wishes Were Fishes and As if he Knows. He is also well known for his sharp wit, which is clearly presented is his well known lighter songs, The Aussie Bar-B-Q, I Hate Wogs, Little Gomez, Nobody's Moggy Now and his reply to the requests of folk music fans; Do You Sing Any Dylan?, which has to be paramount to asking the Beatles to perform Rolling Stones' or Elvis' hits.
Do you sing like Bob Dylan?
Many of Eric's songs have been recorded and performed by other atists. To name a few: his songs have been recorded by Joan Baez, Mary Black, Donovan, Slim Dusty, John Williamson, Billy Bragg, The Pogues and The Furies. He has achieved well-deserved recognition in Australia and overseas. In 2001 And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda was named one of the APRA Top 30 Australian songs and was part of the 75th anniversary celebrations conducted by the Australasian Performing Right Association. In July 2015, the Adelaide Music Collective paid tribute to Eric with his induction into the SA Music Hall of Fame as one of our highest achieving folk songwriter, singer and musician.
Ami Williamson is a unique talented folksinger and songwriter who entertains with incredible personality and energy. She is a trained singer/pianist and graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Her father, renowned country singer/songwriter John Williamson, took Ami as a teenager on the road. Her amazing talents include playing the piano, drums and dulcimer.
Ami was invited to entertain our troops in the Solomon Islands, Afghanistan and Iraq. She has also performed at festivals and major venues around Australia and overseas in her celebrated One Woman Show. Ami has recorded a live show DVD and two albums, One Woman Show and Close to Home.