60 plus years in the making, this CD is a culmination and presentation of stories which are important to me and to which, I think, every one can relate. They are about Family, Community, Thoughts, My Experiences and a little piece of History. When I was young my cousin, Christine Woods and I were very close and a better person you could not find. She was taken by cancer far before her time. Memories of You is an expression of my loss, but I think, no different to any one else in similar circumstances. We cling to the memories. This CD is a dedication and celebration to not only her, but to others who have helped me on this musical journey.
Family songs are Ordinary Girl , about my Mum, a biography, ordinary people who do extra ordinary things in every day life. 8 Years is about a nephew, written for him at his wedding.
Tributes to volunteers and community minded people are expressed in Meals on Wheels and Hearts of Gold.
Thoughts about life are expressed in Watching Clouds, Picking and Sitting on a Fence.
Experiences of life are reflected in Camping, Supermarket Blues and European Tour .
Patrobas, an historical song, was written for a competition about the winner of the 1915 Melbourne Cup.
Loose Change could be called The Buskers Lament and is self explanatory.
Robbers is about all those thieves who exist in the community. Boo Hiss!
Backed by a fine accompanyment of musicians with a variety of instruments including Violin, Harmonica, Digeridoo, Piano and banjo.
"You get the stories exactly right" Brian Amos Eastern FM Radio 98.1
" It is an important Folk album because it is a life journey and that is what Folk is about" Michael Chrichton WBR Radio 94.1
"I can't get the song out of my head - I was walking around the shopping centre singing Supermarket Blues" comment at a gig