You've found the website of Bruce Cameron. I live in the regional city of Bathurst in the central west of New South Wales, Australia. I am a trainer, radio producer and event manager and a happily amateur folk musician who performs regularly in two bands and irregularly in at least two more.

I am involved in a wide range of community development activities in Bathurst and occasionally I participate in oral history collection projects for the National Library of Australia. I have worked on folklore productions at folk festivals and dabbled in CD production.

I have more success with some of these activities than with others, although I retain boundless enthusiasm for all of them.


2MCE-FM

'Come All Ye'

The longest running folk music program on Australian radio still with its original presenter, heard each week on 2MCE-FM since 1976.

Tune in Sunday afternoons from 12.00 to 2.00 on 92.3 in Bathurst and 94.7 in Orange. Now streaming to the world via www.2mce.org

The 'Come All Ye' website contains playlists going back to 1998.

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Nodding Thistles

Nodding Thistles Bush Band

The sound of Australia.

An almost traditional Australian folk band based in Bathurst, with music for all occasions. Ideal entertainment for any family, corporate or school events. Established in 1994 and well known across the region.

Songs sung - tunes played - dances taught.

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Senor Cabrales

Senor Cabrales

Music from the Celtic edge.

A folk band playing traditional music from Europe's Atlantic coast. Familiar Scottish and Irish tunes sit comfortably alongside their less well known musical cousins from Brittany, Asturias and Galicia. The band members have over 150 years combined experience playing celtic music. Between them they have played everywhere from Auchtermuchty to Auckland; from the Orkney Islands to Lord Howe Island; from Baddeck Yacht Club on Cape Breton Island to Bodmin Folk Club in Cornwall, from the Gulgong Opera House to the International Music Hall in Grass Valley, California; from the Thorn Creek Grill in Moscow, Idaho, to the Liverpool Bar in Belfast.

Senor Cabrales has performed at many Australian Festivals, including the National Folk Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Illawarra Folk Festival, Port Adelaide Celtica Festival, Majors Creek Folk Festival, Fleurieu Folk Festival, the Turning Wave Festival and Gulgong Folk Festival.

"The best bit was looking at the different glasses they all wear."
(Lucy Wise, musician and amateur optician; 2010)

The band website: www.senorcabrales.com

Aqui Sol y Sombra Senor Cabrales CDs 'Aqui' and 'Sol y Sombra'
are available from the website.

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Bathurst Folk Club

Bathurst Folk Club

The Club has a history of concerts going back to the 1980s, but is currently in recess.

There will be better times ahead for Bathurst Folk Club.

Click here to read a brief history of the Club.

Click here to see an impressive list of concerts hosted by the Club.

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Radio Training

Radio Training

Since gaining a training qualification some time last century, I have specialised in the delivery of training at radio stations in the community broadcasting sector, usually in association with the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.

Funds are available through the Community Broadcasting Foundation to assist licensed community radio stations to provide accredited skills training for broadcasters, staff and volunteers. This is nationally recognised training which helps stations and presenters to make better radio programs. This is a good thing.

Training is quite flexible. It can be a short course of several units over one weekend right up to a Certificate in Broadcasting (Radio), which can then lead to diploma or degree level qualifications.

Contact me for more information or visit the websites of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia or the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

www.cbaa.org.au     www.cbf.com.au

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Links

Click to see a page of folk related links.

These have been informally assembled over time and I don't necessarily visit them regularly, so please let me know if any links don't work.

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