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PENNY DAVIES & ROGER ILOTT's LATEST ALBUM Timeless Land

Other albums by PENNY & ROGER ...and both shall row ...* Waterbag Ballads - Songs of Max Fatchen * Boomerang Bay * Moon Caller * Big Water
Jondaryan * Just A Bit Of Quartz * Heart of Town * Opal Miner - Songs of Bill Scott * Outback Cafe * Fair Wind Home * Birchgrove Quay
The Proud & Careless Notes... * Restless

ROGER ILOTT'S RAILWAY ALBUMS Shining Rails * Railway Tracks - Songs of the Australian Railways

PENNY DAVIES' historic 21st anniversary re-issue Backbone of the Nation - The Women of Australia

PENNY's MUSIC FOR CHILDREN Lullabies * The Wombat Family & Friends * Songs, Games & Rhymes

GARY SHEARSTON'S ALBUMS Reverently* Hills of Assisi * Pathways of a Celtic Land

BILL SCOTT'S ALBUMS
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TIMELESS LAND
PENNY DAVIES & ROGER ILOTT
RM179

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In 1982 we established our folk music label and recording studio, Restless Music, at our rented cottage in Balmain, NSW, where we recorded lots of Sydney folksingers and songwriters. We moved up to Storm King, Queensland, in 1987 and kept the music coming. TIMELESS LAND features many songs about Australia's history, such as the iconic Ballad of Eureka and Ballad of 1891 both written by Helen Palmer & Doreen Bridges in the 1950's . Other featured songwriters are Phyl Lobl, Vince Brophy, John Dengate, Bill Scott, John Broomhall, Gary Shearston, Jill Stevens and Craig Edmondson. Over the lifetime of Restless Music we've met, recorded, performed and worked with many Australian songwriters and singers who have introduced us to some wonderful songs. We've cherry-picked a some of the best for this album.
TRACKLIST: Ballad of Eureka, Pig & Whistle Roll, Bare-Legged Kate, Windy Gully, Riverina Dreaming, Ballad of 1891, Queenstown, Saturday at the Races, The Whistling Train, A Trawler's Tale, Timeless Land.

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... and both shall row ...
PENNY DAVIES & ROGER ILOTT
RM173
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Twelve of their favourite folk songs - a whole shipload! Recorded with acoustic guitars, mandolin, banjo,and piano, and their trademark warm vocal sound. In addition, Jordan D. Ilott plays lilting Dobro, Lee Williams and Jed Hudson play thoughtful and evocative bass. Clara Barrs adds soaring violin to some of the tracks. Additional instrumentation is provided by Barleyshakes' outstanding violinist Kristin Kelly plus their front man, Al Kelly, on bodhran.
Some of these songs have been around for a few hundred years, but somehow they seem fresh and new as the spring. Penny & Roger bring their usual sense of love and respect to the songs they have chosen, both in the uncluttered arrangements and in their interpretations. A must-have for your folk collection.
TRACKLIST: Here's The Tender Coming, Farewell To Nova Scotia, John Riley, High Barbary, Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos), Bullgine Run, The Water Is Wide, Get Along Little Dogies, John Barleycorn, Range Of The Buffalo, Willy O' Winsbury, Sloop John B

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IN SEARCH OF THE FRUIT TRAIN
The Story of the Amiens Branch Railway Line 1919-1974
RM128 - ONLY A COUPLE OF COPIES LEFT
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In Search of the Fruit Train is the history of a short-lived railway line that ran from the main line at Cottonvale (north of Stanthorpe), out through the Soldier Settlement, which was created in the Stanthorpe (QLD) district just after WWI. The sidings and stations were named after battlefields in France. The rail line was created to carry fruit, vegetables and other produce from the farms along the line to join the regular train to access the markets in Brisbane.
This CD features the history of the rail line in a format which encourages its use in a classroom or as a library resource. The voices of the people who campaigned for the rail line to be built, those who built it, those who used the line and lived alongside it, are brought to life. Some of the people who still remember the line (which closed in 1974) have contributed their voices too.
In Search of the Fruit Train is not intended to be a definitive history; it is designed to encourage further exploration and study of local history. The CD is in the form of a 45 minute radio documentary. Will be of interest to Train Buffs and Local History Buffs alike!

SHINING RAILS
ROGER ILOTT
RM081

This collection of songs of the Australian Railways is Roger's second train-themed CD and is a companion to his 1997 album RAILWAY TRACKS. Tiptoe into the shed where The Engines Sleep, ride through the night on the Shining Rails, travel north for a sweet slow trip Hauling Cane Round The Johnstone River, or listen to the story of a railway man in Ballad Of Locky Campbell. Head out from Toowoomba on The Western Mail and watch The Navvies at work or head to the city where the tale of an over-worked railway porter will give you a glimpse of Christmas On The Railways. Take the last ride to the scrapheap with 3667, or on the Kempsey Mail (both written by Flying Circus' James Wynne) – or sit on the platform Waiting For The Wallangarra Mail in vain. Stop at Werris Creek or Injune to see these once-thriving railway towns finding their feet in the post-railway world, and share the thoughts and aspirations of a railway man who was once part of The Great Railway Family.
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REVERENTLY
GARY SHEARSTON
RM180 Download + limited edition CD
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In the 1960s, the Australian singer-songwriter Gary Shearston recorded a run of highly regarded and influential albums mixing his original compositions and Australian folk tunes. One of his songs, Sometime Lovin', became a hit for Peter, Paul and Mary; and in 1974 Gary had a worldwide hit with his cover version of Cole Porter's
I Get a Kick Out of You (arranged by Jim Parker).
After a long and varied career in music, followed by a stint as an Anglican priest, Gary came back to writing and recording his songs when he discovered Restless Music's studios only an hour's drive from his home in Tenterfield. After recording a considerable number of songs at the studio - many of which were released on albums by Undercover, Gary died after a stroke aged 74, in July 2013.
As The Guardian obituary noted "Gary believed in the social and redemptive power of song, and he also knew a good tune when he heard it. His lyrics were literate, sometimes didactic but more often witty and wise, and his vocal was characterised by warm, unmistakably Aussie vowels. The DJ, John Peel, a fan, noted that he could "sense the heat and wild friendliness of Australia" in Gary's voice."
This album was a collection of which Gary was very proud and we are pleased and proud to be able to bring these songs to the public by whom Gary wished them to be heard and loved. Reverently is Gary at his most philosophical. The songs are lovingly crafted by Gary, with Roger Ilott providing evocative and moving arrangements.

REVIEW FROM AUSTRALIAN OPTIONS Summer 2013/2014 #75
Reviewed by Jack Humphrys
This work came out just after Gary Shearston died in early July last year. It shows Shearston’s gift of writing and singing songs of significance, continued until the end. The theme of ‘ love and other struggles’ shine through fine songs - the title track Reverently, About Just Loving You, To The Soul Of Life, Voices in the Wilderness and In the Casino of Life. Woman in the Moon is the most intriguing track with Waiting for the Light, a powerful antiwar anthem.
The Australian context, particularly that New England region in northern NSW, has always been there with Gary Shearston, wherever he has been in the world - he sings with joy the song, Old New England Range. He is beautifully supported by his fellow musicians- multi instrumentalist Roger Ilott, vocalist Penny Davies, percussionist Jordan Davies-Ilott and others.
Along with songs from Shearston’s four other original albums released this century, a number could be musical accompaniments to the wise Hugh McKay’s insightful book The Good Life-What Makes a Life Worth Living? (Macmillan, 2013).
In the album notes, Roger Ilott, who co-produced the album with Gary Shearston, has the final word:
“Gary believed in love, social justice and peace. He believed the power of song could make the world a better place. I’ll miss him and his cheery, but sometimes world-weary ’Hello mate’- we’ll all miss him- but feel privileged to have been
able to help him get him so many of his musical thoughts, hopes and dreams out into the world.”

TRACKLIST: Reverently To The Soul Of Life About Just Loving You Why Don't You Come On Down?
Voices Crying In The Wilderness Waiting For The Light Riverina Dreaming When All's Said And Done
John O'Donohue In The Casino Of Life Woman In The Moon Love's Healing Balm Hooley (To Be Sure)
The Old New England Range

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HILLS OF ASSISI
GARY SHEARSTON
RM187 Download + limited edition CD
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Gary Shearston is a legendary Australian folk singer, songwriter, and member of the radical Sydney “push”; an actor, activist, storyteller and deep thinker.
Starting off in the Australian folk movement in the 1950's and 60's, Gary travelled the world with his songs, experiencing both success and disappointment along the way. One of his songs, Sometime Lovin', was recorded by Peter, Paul & Mary, who encouraged him to go to the USA. However, dogged by visa problems, he headed for Britain where he was to have a Number 1 hit with Cole Porter's I Get a Kick out Of You in 1974. Ultimately the pinnacles, troughs and harsh realities of the music industry left him weary and unfulfilled.
As Gary says in the title song of the album; “I had come from the quicksands of fortune and fame, I had come with a soul that was aching …” According to Gary his “road to Damascus moment” took place on the hills of Assisi ( “...where I changed from a seeker to a pilgrim…” ). That road led him all the way back to Australia and into the Church, where he spent many years as a Minister in rural NSW.
From the joyful descending notes of Come Down Holy Spirit to the jubilant Welcome Jesus, Welcome , listeners to these songs can travel the road along with him. Gary was a deeply spiritual person, and music was an intensely uplifting part of his being.
These songs explore his faith, his doubts, his hopes, friends he encountered along the way. These are songs to be sung by a congregation, or listened to in quiet meditation.
Gary died in July 2013 leaving this album unreleased in Restless Music's archives. We are pleased to make it available as a lasting tribute to a travelling song-man, an inspirational human being and friend.
TRACK LIST: Come Down, Holy Spirit, In the Hills of Assisi, In The Shadow of His Wings, Jesus Said,
The Lord Is My Strength and My Shield, Stepping Stone, Come and Take of the Water, Farewell (You Good and Faithful Servants), The Promise, Welcome, Jesus, Welcome
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PATHWAYS OF A CELTIC LAND
GARY SHEARSTON
RM183 Download + limited edition CD
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In the months before his sudden death from a stroke on July 1st , 2013, GARY SHEARSTON had been writing songs “as if there were no tomorrow”. The last years of his life had been incredibly productive, with three albums recorded and released between 2008 and 2012 for the Undercover label.
Those three albums - Best of All Trades (2008), Renegade (2010) and The Great Australian Groove (2012) were all recorded at Restless Music's country studio. At the time of his death Gary had also completed work on Reverently (released on the Restless label in August 2013). Meanwhile he had a multitude of songs already in the can. Some of these are now able to be heard on Pathways of a Celtic Land.
Restless Music's studio – just a short drive up the road from his Tenterfield home – was both convenient and accommodating. A wonderful, warm relationship had built up over several years with ROGER ILOTT, whose arrangements and instrumentation Gary had found to be just what he was searching for. Roger, (acoustic, electric guitars, keyboards, backing vocals) together with Jordy Davies-Ilott (drums), Lee Williams (bass) and Penny Davies (backing vocals) have woven a powerful, sympathetic backing for Gary's acoustic guitar, authoritative voice and substantial lyrics. The songs on Pathways of a Celtic Land show Gary at his most philosophical - as always exploring topics close to his heart - love, justice, peace, faith and hope. We are fortunate to have been left with songs which continue to shine so warmly on us.
TRACK LIST: PATHWAYS OF A CELTIC LAND, HONESTY, BE A SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD, ZUZA, SLOW GOING, EXCEPT, HEY, JOB! PASCAL'S PUNT, HELLO, LIKE MORNING DEW
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WATERBAG BALLADS - Songs of Max Fatchen
PENNY DAVIES & ROGER ILOTT
RM165 CD
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The collaboration between Max Fatchen and Penny Davies & Roger Ilott began in 2001, when Penny & Roger heard Ian McNamara read “Call It Flamin' Hot” on ABC Radio's ‘Australia All Over' one Sunday. They contacted him to ask if they could turn the poem into a song. Max was so pleased with the idea that he sent along a few more poems that “sang” to him. From then on the songs began to proliferate and Max was thrilled that some of his poems found a new audience through music.
As Ian McNamara says “ Max's poems ‘sing' to me, about love of country, especially his beloved South Australia……… - and he has made an enormous contribution to a Sunday morning programme, for which we and the listeners are extremely grateful.”
Max Fatchen was a journalist for the majority of his life, working for the Adelaide Advertiser in South Australia. He has written 20 books for children; his novels appear in seven countries and his poetry throughout the English-speaking world. Three of his books have received commendation in the Children's Book of the Year Award. He received the Order of Australia in 1980, the Advance Australia Award for literature in 1991, the Walkley Award for journalism in 1996, the Primary English Teaching Associations Award for children's poetry in 1996 and the SA Great Award for Literature in 1999 and the 2003 Centenary of Federation Medal for service to the community in journalism, poetry and writing for children. He was made Inaugural Life Member of SA Writers Centre in 2004 for long years of support, encouragement, and ambassadorship for the Centre.
This CD, WATERBAG BALLADS was sent off for manufacture just a few days after Max wrote his final column for the Advertiser (at the age of 92), and only a few days before Max died. He had heard all the songs in their final form and was full of enthusiasm for “my new career as a songwriter”. His work is full of warmth and humour and an almost child-like joy.
Penny Davies & Roger Ilott have been writing and singing together since the early 1980's. They are known also for their long musical collaboration with the Queensland poet Bill Scott. Their writing relationship with Max Fatchen has been both pleasurable and creatively fulfilling. He became a much loved friend and a creative muse.
Max will be missed around the world; but here in Australia – and particularly in South Australia - there will be a huge gap in our literature that only Max could fill.
Penny and Roger hope these songs will bring Max's work to many more people around the country and around the world.

TRACKLIST: Rain On The Track, When The Cooper's Coming Down, The Hawker, On The Bridge,, Call It Flamin' Hot! Don't Let The Murray Run Dry, Listen To The Wind, Pitter Patter, Ships Of Yore, The Long Paddock, The Listening Land, Going For Gold, Waterbag Ballad.

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BOOMERANG BAY
PENNY DAVIES & ROGER ILOTT
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Talking about the theme of the album, Penny says, “It's about walking backwards into the future. We can see clearly only the past and we glimpse the future only vaguely over our shoulders as we walk. Everything we are and will be is informed by what we have already seen and done - the album is like a postcard from our past.”
The music embraces the magic land of childhood and a world filled with treasures washed up on the shore or floating free. It explores the paths that call our restless spirits and the joy we feel when the lives of animals touch ours.
The songs don't ignore reality – several of the songs highlight the devastation of many of our coastal and rural areas by over-development and the legacy of "progress”, and emphasise the state of the oceans and the land that could leave future generations of children bereft of the essential places which nurture both body and soul.
But whether the moon is full or dark, the night sky is full of stars and dreams. In this country the land is rich in spiritual resonance. The shifting colours of the tropics, the hidden fire of northern sunsets, and the powerful cleansing tropical rain are all there to heal us – along with music, which provides a soundtrack to our lives and helps us formulate our philosophies and values.
Penny and Roger are joined by Lee Williams (bass) and Jordan Davies-Ilott (drums) – and the mood is very acoustic with soaring pedal steel, warm, intimate vocals and glistening harmonies, Boomerang Bay features a recently discovered Bill Scott poem ‘Song Of The Answering Voices' set to music by Roger, as well as two songs by Gordon Bok and one by John Broomhall. The rest of the songs are by Penny & Roger and have their trademark thoughtful poetic and melodic touch.

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TRACKLIST: Boomerang Bay, Cabarita Waves, Mrs. Macdonald's Lament, Lake In Maine, Herring Croon,
Song Of The Answering Voices, The Engines Sleep, Old Brown Donkey, Boulia Moon, The Opal,
Quiet Green Bushland Goodbye, Goin' Back

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MOON CALLER
PENNY DAVIES & ROGER ILOTT
RM138 CD

MOON CALLER combines Penny Davies' moving vocals with Roger Ilott's artistry on acoustic and electric guitars, and features the duo's son Jordan on drums along with Roger's 1970's Rusty Dusty Bros. band mate Jed Hudson on bass, creating a strong rhythmic feel throughout – folk-rock at its absolute best.
MOON CALLER blasts off with She's Like A Tree, a song for a fabulous friend, Aurelia is Penny's story of emigrating from England by ship at age 14 and Four Horsemen gives a reggae twist to the Ned Kelly tale by Aussie poet Edward Dyson.
The Circle Game, by Joni Mitchell, is beautifully sung by Penny with a gorgeous acoustic arrangement with touches of Rickenbacker by Roger. Crazy Weather gives us a view of our planet from above – and tells us it's time to act. On O'Mara's Front Verandah we look down at a small town with affection, and The Goldfield, by Bill Scott, with music by Roger, shows us nature's healing power over the scars human beings often cause.
Wet Season Blues is a quirky traditional song from the north of Australia , done in 1930's swing style, while Song Of The Artesian Water , by Banjo Paterson, is given a powerful, yet restrained treatment which underpins the urgency of the lyrics.
Pte. Herbert Thomas Scard tells the tragic tale of Roger's uncle who went to war at 16. Must Have Been The Moon is a song from Roger & bass player Jed Hudson's 1970's band Rusty Dusty Bros, with a fabulous, danceable arrangement from the whole crew.
Armstrong is the story of the unifying power of the first moon landing – sadly so short-lived, while Goodbye To Your Schooldays is about a journey just as important – the journey into adulthood and in Peaceful, by Josh Bogin, we experience the power of song to give us peace in our harried lives.
MOON CALLER features songs about people, climate, greed, the price of war, human achievement and human frailty, the lessons of history, bushrangers, growing up and growing older. The moon is a strong symbol throughout the album - with its focus on the mysteries and the tides of human life on this planet.
MOON CALLER is a stunning success and deserves an honoured place in the music collection of devotees of music
throughout the country.
TRACKLIST: She's Like A Tree, Aurelia, Four Horsemen, The Circle Game, Crazy Weather,
O'Mara's Front Verandah, The Goldfield, Wet Season Blues, Song Of The Artesian Water,
Pte. Herbert Thomas Scard, Must Have Been The Moon, Armstrong, Goodbye To Your Schooldays, Peaceful, Storm King Jam.

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RAILWAY TRACKS - SONGS OF THE AUSTRALIAN RAILWAYS
ROGER ILOTT
RM049 LIMITED EDITION CD

‘If you close your eyes you can hear that whistle, still...' (from Beside A Railway Line)

An historic collection of Railway songs recorded between 1985-1997.
ROGER ILOTT grew up beside the railway line at Hurlstone Park, Sydney. All through the 1950's along the railway line at Hurlstone Park, ran steam engines hauling goods trains, "When we'd travel to ‘town' on the red rattlers, I loved going past Eveleigh Loco, near Erskineville, where the steam locos sat puffing away. Even on a sunny day the air would be black with soot. It was magic!"
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TRACKLIST: The Flying Gang; On The Night Train; Sandy Hollow Line; Number 22; Cane Train;
Billy Sheehan; Beside a Railway Line; Ridin' On The Fruit Train; Tweed & Lismore;
Coal Train (Trust The Jesus Box); Wild Beaudesert Train; Oh, The Mountains; Woy Woy Workers' Train; Battling Days;
Queensland Railway Lines

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BIG WATER
PENNY DAVIES & ROGER ILOTT
RM100

Three years in the making, BIG WATER, a new album by Queensland musicians Penny Davies and Roger Ilott , is set to enchant fans in Australia and elsewhere with fourteen thoughtful and musical tracks. Penny and Roger do not preach: their songs are narratives that inform in the way that a reporter does. This is illustrated in the title track ‘Big Water' , “a hymn to our precious rivers,” that Penny and Roger wrote together. For more information, click on the picture at left.
This is an album of standout songs. Every song a poetic gem in itself.” (Trad & Now)

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TRACKLIST: Turn The World Around, Werris Creek, Rusty Dusty Days, Big Water, When The Cooper's Coming Down, The Humpback Whale, Listen To The Wind, The Angler, Pushing It Down, Back To The Sea Again Johnny,
The Hills And Rocks Of Home, The Once-Great Railway Family, The Magpies Said, Turn! Turn! Turn!

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JUST A BIT OF QUARTZ
PENNY DAVIES & ROGER ILOTT
RM087

Penny & Roger's 2003 album and one of their folkiest yet! A great collection of Australian songs from all over - from the coast to the outback.
TRACKLIST: Dont Let The Murray Run Dry, The Injune Railway, 60 Miles from Cunninghams Gap,
The Light of the Star, Stay On Shore, My Old Dog And I, The Western Mail, A Nautical Yarn, The Net,
Plastic Container Of Plonk, The Long Haul, Love is a Lifeline, The Listening Land, Frost On The Wattle,
Just A Bit Of Quartz, Sow the Seeds of Love, Stardust.


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HEY RAIN - THE BILL SCOTT SONGBOOK
Compiled by PENNY DAVIES & ROGER ILOTT
ISBN 0-9579874-0-4

Hey Rain - The Bill Scott Songbook collects together 23 songs in book form, some of which appeared on Opal Miner, a few more that have emerged since, and a couple of neglected classics from Bill Scott's considerable treasure-trove of Australian song. Includes: A Drovers Life, The Boundary Riders Tale, Brisbane Girl, Bundaberg Rum, Caboolture Days, Cane Train, Coal Train (Trust The Jesus Box), The Darling Bunyip, Hard On A Lass, Hey Rain! The Lighthouse Keeper & Herring Gull, The Light Of The Star, Where The Cane Fires Burn,
The Monkeys Sing Soprano.

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HEY RAIN - SONGS & POEMS OF BILL SCOTT
LIMITED EDITION CD RM026

Bill Scott, folklorist, poet and author of books for children, was born at Bundaberg in 1923. He worked at many trades, including canecutter, steam engine driver, miner and publisher before becoming a professional writer in 1974.

His best known books include The Complete Book of Australian Folklore (1976), The Second Penguin Australian Songbook (1980), and The Penguin Book of Australian Humorous Verse (1984).

A number of his books for young people have been highly commended by The Children's Book Council in their annual awards.

The poems and songs on this recording are mainly from his books of poems, Brother & Brother ( Jacaranda, 1972), Following The Gold (Omnibus, 1989) and See What I've Got (Triple D Books, 2001).

Track List: The Dog's Ghost Story, Black Peter, Old Hen, Letter from Johnny, Brisbane Gardener., The Boundary Rider's Tale,
Little Tom Thumb, Mt Tully Lullaby, Shy Grey Ghost, Hey Rain! The Queensland Dog, The Bass Strait Ferry,
The Lion and the Unicorn, Lazy Jack, The Onion, Hard On A Lass, A Dog's Life, The Last of the Cane Cutters,
The Last of the Kroombit Boys, The Old Man's Song
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SONGBIRD IN YOUR POCKET
LIMITED EDITION CD RM040

SONGBIRD IN YOUR POCKET is the second collection of songs and poems of Bill Scott. Growing up in the Queensland bush, Bill left school at 14, and at 18, joined the Navy, where he served during World War II on the Bungaree, a mine layer. He transferred to Fairmiles, serving in the Pacific and New Guinea.
Following his discharge from the Navy, Bill subsequently worked as a canecutter, seaman, steam engine driver and miner. He became a bookseller, editor and publisher with Jacaranda Press, before devoting his time to
writing at age 54.
In the 1950's, with Stan Arthur & Gary Tooth, Bill formed the Moreton Bay Bushwhackers. As a founding member of the Queensland Folk Federation, he was instrumental in setting up the Folk Centre in Brisbane.
Bill Scott was awarded an O.A.M. in 1992 for his services to folklore and Australian literature.

"Bill is without a doubt one of Australia's most important folklorists, collectors and writers. His longstanding commitment to collecting, performing and publishing Australian folklore is unparalleled in Australia and abroad." SUSAN FAINE Victorian Folklife Association

TRACK LIST: The Darling Bunyip, Tin Whistle, Broken Down Digger, Opal Miner, Silverwood Dam, Black Man In Sydney,
Young Harry, A Drover's Life, Goldfield, Thunderbolt, Dancer, Ringer, Ballad Of New Chum Hill, Bert And The Bear, Stinker, Cullendore Creek, Ghost Town, Professor Postle, Lunar Orbert, North Queensland, Let Her Go, Bullock Teams,
Windsong (Autumn Has Come), To Be Free

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HEART OF TOWN
PENNY DAVIES & ROGER ILOTT
RM080

72 minutes of memorable music! A lyrical and imaginative collection with a purely Australian flavour.
TRACKLIST: Don't Let 'Em Close Our Mill; Whenever You Come My Way; The Maree Line; Who Knows Where The Time Goes; If I Could, The Brandy Tree; Caboolture Days; Turn Again; Call It Flamin' Hot; A Fisherman Bold; The Lighthouse; Out Of Sight; Here & Now; On Top Of High Peak; Old Nugget; The GST Calypso; We'll Meet On The Shore; Ups & Downs; The Southern Cross.

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OPAL MINER - THE SONGS OF BILL SCOTT
PENNY DAVIES & ROGER ILOTT
RM075
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Restless Music's best selling album to date. Written by Bill Scott - one of Australia's finest poets - performed by Penny & Roger who have brought his work to the ears of millions of Australians.
The song Where The Cane Fires Burn was featured as the introductory music for the ABC Radio talking book Sugar In The Blood, by Bill Oliver, read by Drew Forsyth, and heard on Australia All Over. and on the album Macca's Sunday Best - A Collection from Australia All Over with Ian McNamara. The song was Number One on Macca's hit parade that year.
Hey Rain also features regularly on Ian McNamara's Sunday programme and appeared on the very first (double platinum) Australia All Over album
TRACKLIST: Hey Rain!; Trochus Boats; The Lighthouse Keeper And The Herring Gull;Tanglefoot Harry;
Hard On A Lass; A Drover's Life;
Where The Cane Fires Burn; Brisbane Girl; Cullendore Creek; Cane Train; Silverwood Dam; Coal Train (Trust the Jesus Box); Rain In The Channel Country; Autumn Has Come;
The Monkeys Sing Soprano;
Tales Of The Wind; Old Man's Song

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OUTBACK CAFE
PENNY DAVIES & ROGER ILOTT
RM067

A collection of "the best" from 1983 to1998. Beside A Railway Line from this album appeared on Macca On Air - A Musical Selection from Australia All Over. Between 1983 and 1998 when this album was released, Penny & Roger's work was only available on vinyl (their first 3 albums) and cassette - so OUTBACK CAFE collects some of the tracks which would otherwise be unavailable - plus a few new songs.


The Monkeys Sing Soprano - written by Bill Scott - appeared on Macca By Request - Favourite Songs From Australia All Over - Volume 1 and Ridin' On The Fruit Train appeared on Macca By Request - Volume 2.

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TRACKLIST: Till The Camels Come; The Flying Gang; Up In The Queensland Mountains; Beside A Railway Line; Hey Rain!; Mrs Thomas Moore; Send Her Down, Hughie!; Outback; The Monkeys Sing Soprano; The Cubby Tree; Balmain; The Sealers' Slaves; Bullocky Bill; Girraween; Where The Rivers Rise; Down The Track; Backyard At Hurlstone Park; Ridin' On The Fruit Train; Little Stranger; Bird Going West.

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JONDARYAN & Other Songs Of Inland Queensland
PENNY DAVIES & ROGER ILOTT
RM150

A collection of songs about working life in rural Queensland. Shearing, droving, train driving, farming - this album has it all! If you've ever listened to ABC Radio's Australia All Over any time during the past 30 years or so, you'll know the songs of Penny Davies & Roger Ilott. Where The Cane Fires Burn, Hey Rain, When The Cooper's Coming Down are just some of the songs that have captured the hearts of millions over the airwaves. This collection brings together some of their songs of the rural inland. Visit a woolshed, go for a ride on a mail train, call in on friends in a small country town, watch the cattle drovers pass, reminisce about the days of gold fever - you get the picture! You can buy the CD from the Jondaryan Woolshed if you're on the track - or order direct from this site today.
TRACKLIST: Jondaryan, Western Mail, Friends At Ballandean, Cattle Going In, Damn The Gold! Waiting For The Wallangarra Mail, Drought, Moon Across The Bushland, Steady The Boys, Where The Brumbies Come To Water, That's Drought, All Over Queensland

PRICE $20 POST FREE

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FAIR WIND HOME
PENNY DAVIES & ROGER ILOTT
RM024

Another re-issue of a rare and special album - now available in limited edition CD Fair Wind Home was released in 1990 after Penny & Roger moved to rural Queensland and became parents. The album was only ever available on cassette as CDs were still very expensive to produce and vinyl was losing popularity.
Order your copy to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the initial release of this lyrical collection.

 

TRACKLIST: Up In The Queensland Mountains , Girraween, Tweed & Lismore, No Destination,
Run Little Soldier, Little Stranger, By The Sea, Hard On A Lass, Deep Sacred Water, Old Man's Song,
Dark Old Waters.
Bonus Tracks: Moreton Bay , Dusty Rolling Plain, As Stock Go By, Mr. Eneos,
Farewell To Campbell Street

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LULLABIES
PENNY DAVIES
RM089

Penny Davies made this classic album of music for very small children and their parents back in 2002. At first a limited release, it was soon very popular as a gift for babies and new parents.$15 post free, or you can now get two copies for the special price of $20 by clicking on the 2 CDs for $20 link at the top of this page.

We are proud to announce its re-release in an environmentally friendly cardboard sleeve (the CD itself is the only plastic item).

“Lullabies” features 19 tracks, including seven Australian lullabies, nine traditional lullabies reflecting our multicultural environment plus three classically composed bedtime songs for children. |
The collection has been recorded with minimal or no accompaniment, so that the melodies and words are easy to hear and learn. Parents and carers will then be able to use the songs to soothe babies and toddlers as they fall asleep.
Legendary Early Childhood Music Educator, John Fierabend commented that "....this is how albums for children ought to be."
“By singing to your children,” says Penny, “You create a special bond with them. It has also been scientifically proven that babies who are exposed to music are more likely to be calm, to learn more easily and to become happy adults.”

TRACKLIST: Carra Barra Wirra Canna; Where Do You Sleep? Sleep Now My Little One, Sleep; Suogan; Cradle Song; Little Stranger; Barnyard Lullaby; Hush Little Baby; Garden Lullaby, Mt Tully Lullaby; Bye Baby Bunting; Sleep Baby Sleep; The Valley Is Still; Hush A Bye; Fall Asleep, Asleep Now; Golden Slumbers; Sleep My Baby; Lullaby; Arnhem Land Lullaby.

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THE WOMBAT FAMILY & FRIENDS
PENNY DAVIES
RM042

A collection of Musical Fun with a capital F U and N!
Great for those long car trips.....Dance, sing and rhyme.
A myriad of musical styles that make this CD fun for parents to share with their children.

SPECIAL PRICE $15 post free!


TRACKLIST: Bingo, The Wombat Family, Spring, Feeding Time On The Farm, Eat Your Vegetables, Once A Funny Time, I Knew A Man, Pirates On The Sea, Crocodile Ride, Summery Things, When The Rain Falls Down, Splish! Splash! Splosh! There's A Mozzie, Wattle Blossom The Possum, Wind The Bobbin, Hooky Hooky, Autumn Leaves, The Wheels On The Bus, Jack Frost's Fingers, Purple Hedgehogs, My Mum, Rather Dark.

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SONGS, GAMES & RHYMES
PENNY DAVIES
RM158
SPECIAL PRICE $15 post free!

There are three music “sessions” on this CD. Tracks 1-12 are designed for Babies, Tracks 13-35 for Toddlers, and Tracks 36-51 are for children 3-6 years old. This CD is a “memory jogger” for parents and carers rather than a CD to play for entertainment.
The best way to use this collection is to listen to the track, pause your player and then engage your child in the musical experience a few times before going on to the next track. Penny has recorded these songs & rhymes in a very basic fashion especially for the use of her under-5 students and their parents. Penny hopes this CD will help you to have fun with music with your children.
51 Tracks - featuring many songs and rhymes for movement, experiencing pitch, beat, rhythm and
a positive and joyful experience of music.
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BIRCHGROVE QUAY
PENNY DAVIES & ROGER ILOTT
RM012

HISTORIC RE-ISSUE

First released on vinyl in 1986, Birchgrove Quay introduced Bill Scott's song HEY RAIN to the world. The album went into several re-pressings, but then, as CDs replaced vinyl in Australian music collections, Birchgrove Quay went out of print. Restless Music is excited to announce the re-issue of this classic album on CD.
TRACKLIST: Feel The Year Turning, Balmain, Oh The Mountains, When We Travelled The River, Hey Rain! Norfolk Whalers, Nightfire, Ibis Dance, Return Of The Wild Birds, Homeward Bound, Gardens, Backwoods Bamboo, Slightly Dinted. Bonus Tracks: Wee Pot Stove, Otago, Deep Sea Tug, Ku-Ring-Gai Polka.

Check out photos from the Birchgrove Quay era on Facebook.
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BACKBONE OF THE NATION - The Women Of Australia
PENNY DAVIES
RM035
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First released in 1992 on cassette only - now available as a download (from CD BABY) . This comprehensively researched and beautifully recorded and presented album is a musical history of women in Australia from the days of the convicts and the European settlement till the present.
“ Penny Davies has emerged with telling and untold tales from our past that will both build and refine the effort to understand the peculiarities of our national character. Her efforts to celebrate Australia's unsung heroines are made more significant and meaningful because they focus, beyond the pioneering spirit, on our emotional survival as a nation.”
(Tracey Maurer, Magazine of the Australian Federation of Business & Professional Women)

TRACKLIST: Polly, Ruby & Jane, Treadmill Dance, Mrs Thomas Moore, No Land For Ladies, Black Mary, Pioneer Woman, The Sealers' Slaves, Give Women The Vote, O'Sullivan & Daughter, Socks, Socks & More Socks, Red Matilda, If You Can't Fight, You Can Farm, Gardens In The Kunai Grass, If I Had A Wife, Bankers Are Taking The Land, Thancoupie The Potter, No Destination, Little Stranger, Australian Women.

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THE PROUD & CARELESS NOTES ...
PENNY DAVIES & ROGER ILOTT
RM002

Their second album, formerly only available as a vinyl LP,
now remastered and available as a limited edition replicated CD for $12 post free.
TRACKLIST: Nuclear Swaggie, Whistle Girl, Harbour Vessel, Auto Amour, Debris Of A Poet, Care For What Remains, Galaxy Shanty, Bathurst To L.A., The Road Home, Sylvia,
King Of Winter, Dr. Futurity
Bonus Tracks: Strange Language, Great Wall Of China, Crumby Love,
All The Nighttime Cowpoke, Timeless Fusions Theme
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RESTLESS
PENNY DAVIES & ROGER ILOTT
RM001

Their very first album and the first album on the Restless label. Formerly only available as a vinyl LP, now remastered now remastered and available as a limited edition replicated CD for $12 post free.
TRACKLIST: The Teams, Down On The Bay, Song Of The Old Bullock Driver, Silver Ghosts
Festina, Luna! Silences Of Space, Rebyrth, Not Many Fish, Dragon Tree, Streets Of Forbes
Restless
Bonus Tracks: Hopeful, Steamboat, Outside Looking In, Wind Witch, Coanteration

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WORKERS IN THE FIELD VOLUME 1
VARIOUS ARTISTS RM003
(LP only - Discontinued)

This was the first compilation LP made by Restless Music (our third production). It featured artists from the Sydney folk scene at the time (1984). Unfortunately the master tapes became unusable at, at this stage, the album is no longer available - unless you can locate a rare LP copy (only 500 were ever pressed).
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UNDER SOUTHERN SKIES
VARIOUS ARTISTS RM004 (1985) originally released on LP only

The compilation album Under Southern Skies was part of a series of collectively financed albums conceived by Restless Music in the early 1980's. The performers all put in a share of the manufacturing costs, and received a share of the LPs to sell at their gigs. Restless Music provided the studio time gratis. This particular album was coordinated by RON BROWN as it featured artists who regularly performed at Bankstown Folk in New South Wales. Ron and his wife Libby ran Bankstown Folk for many years.

The LP is no longer available, but interested folks can have a professionally duplicated copy on CD, or the album can be downloaded in MP3 format through a special link if you contact us .

“Each of the performers on this record has been stimulated and encouraged through their involvement in the folk clubs of Sydney's south-western area. In particular, they have all performed at the Bankstown Folk Club, which was created through the initiative and enthusiasm of Mary Hartley in 1978. By providing an opportunity for people to share and enjoy their creativity, the club has influenced many lives.” Ron Brown, June, 1985.

TRACK LIST: Rum Rebellion SKEWIFF Once A Town ANGELA PHIPPEN Davey's Blues ULRICH FABER
Where The Dead Men Lie MARGARET BRADFORD Turn It All Around BANDICOOT JUICE
Under Southern Skies JO & MERRAN BATES The Worker's Dream STICKY'S MOB Hypocrite PEOPLESPEAK
Dangerous Man CIERWEN JONES Every Day's Paradise MARK ALLERTON Dreams Of Childhood JORGE HURTADO
Bachelor's Despair PAT LALLY

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WILDERNESS - SONGS OF CONSERVATION & THE ENVIRONMENT
VARIOUS ARTISTS RM005 (1985)

In 1985 a group of Sydney folksingers got together, with Restless Music and The Wilderness Society, to co-fund an album of environmentally friendly music.

Artists: John Warner, Dave De Hugard, Penny Davies & Roger Ilott, Margaret Walters & Margaret Fagan, Harry Robertson, John Broomhall, Peter Kearney, Jill Stevens & Gill Rees, John Dengate, Sonia Bennett, Margaret Bradford, Denis Kevans & Liz Rule, Kate Fagan, James Fagan, Maria Lopes & Amanda Lopes.

Like the trees of the forest, these songs and songsters have great variety and stature. Some are simply beautiful. Others are a cry against the destruction of Australia's heritage. Like a breeze in the forest, a message of care for wild nature moves through every song. People around this country are making a stand against the rapid loss of our wildlife, rivers, forests, and wide open places. It is a defiant stand against the cold might of chainsaws, bulldozers and the pursuit of the short-term dollars. As with all such movements, the conservation revolution is giving rise to its own genre of song. This album is of that genre.

It has been made by singers reaching out to express their love of and concern for Australia's natural beauty. Sometimes the message is harsh. But this collection has a resonance with nature that will warm any Australian heart. These songs have a sentiment of overriding care – a sentiment the world needs to hear. Bob Brown 1985

TRACK LIST: The Wind In A Million Leaves JOHN WARNER When It's Gone, It's Gone Forever SONIA BENNETT
Here's To You Franklin DAVE DE HUGARD Message From Mother Earth MARGARET WALTERS & MARGARET FAGAN
Hard Timber HARRY ROBERTSON Wild & Free (Song Of The Trees) JOHN BROOMHALL
Green Giants JILL STEVENS Woodchip Man JOHN DENGATE Call Of The Wild MARGARET BRADFORD
Letter From Risdon Prison PETER KEARNEY Moss' Gentle Fingers DENIS KEVANS & LIZ RULE
Care For What Remains PENNY DAVIES & ROGER ILOTT Bushland Lullaby MARIA, AMANDA, KATHERINE & JAMES

The LP is no longer available, but interested folks can have a professionally duplicated copy on CD, or the album can be downloaded in MP3 format through a special link if you contact us .

SINGING THE WEAVING
FAGAN, WALTERS, FAGAN
RM011 (1986)

This collection of songs of the spinning and weaving industries was presented at the 1985 Newcastle (NSW) Folk Festival by Margaret & Bob Fagan and Margaret Walters. The original presentation was interspersed with a historical narrative and was very well received. Restless Music, with assistance from the Folk Trust, produced this recording, which was also presented as a radio programme on Sydney Folk Radio in 1986. It was only available as a small run on cassette only and went out of print for many years. Though no longer commercially available, interested folks can have a professionally duplicated copy on CD, or the album can be downloaded in MP3 format through a special link if you contact us .

TRACK LIST: Carlton Weaver, Four Loom Weaver, Poverty Knock, The Weaver And The Factory Maid/Jolly Bold Weaver,
Factory Girl, The Cotton Lords Of Preston, The Shurat Weaver, The Doffin' Mistress, They'll Never Get Their Man, The Jute Mill Song, We Are Building A Strong Union, Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues, Prospect, Providence, Perseverence, Zither, Aragon Mill
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WORKERS IN THE FIELD VOLUME 2
VARIOUS ARTISTS RM013 (1985)

Following in the footsteps of Workers in the Field Volum 1, Under Southern Skies and Wilderness, this album is the final collective album co-funded by Restless Music and the artists involved during the label's time in NSW.

TRACK LIST: Rainbow Warrior KAREN OTTLEY Summer/Winter Phase LE MCKINNA
Somebody's Little Boy PHIL HUNGERFORD Show My Love JO & MERRAN BATES Galbally Farmer ROANOKE
Here's To America THE MURRUMBIDGEE WHALERS Turn Around THE SPANGLED DRONGOES
Ocean Deep GERT MATTHIAS Troubadour CIERWEN JONES Some Things Seem Closer ULRICH FABER
Crystalcreek JENNY SHIMMIN Goodbye Diane PAUL BACON
Tumbling Down JIM GREGORY & GARY HOWES

The LP is no longer available, but interested folks can have a professionally duplicated copy on CD, or the album can be downloaded in MP3 format through a special link if you contact us .

Dermott Ryder's foreword to this album.
Artist/song information
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SKELETON FLATS
VARIOUS ARTISTS RM017 (1987)

KEITH HOLLINSHEAD was a collector of humorous and pithy verse who lived for extensive periods in the iron-ore country of the Pilbara, the Goldfields regions of W.A., and in the Northern Territory. Occasionally getting stuck in the cities, he did penance in Geelong, Melbourne and Sydney. He helped run the Port Fairy Folk Festival, coordinated the 'Australiana' Festival at Geelong and convened the 2nd National Folklore Conference. The material in this collection has been taken from his folk festival workshops. KEITH HOLLINSHEAD with ALAN SCOTT, PHYL & GERI LOBL, MARGARET WALTERS & ROY HARBOUR, JOHN BROOMHALL, ROB EDGAR, JIM GREGORY, PENNY DAVIES & ROGER ILOTT, GORDON McINTYRE & KATE DELANEY

TRACK LIST: Australia's Pioneers, Aborigine 1770, Past Carin', The Rouseabout, Speewah, Where The Dead Men Lie,
Bundaberg Rum, Women Of The West, The Wonggi's Lament, Trouble Brewing, Cattle Going In, Tambrokum Church, The Smiths
A Tolerant Man, A Rum Complaint, New Chum's Farewell To Queensland, Hey Rain! Song Of The Byron Shire, Homeland
The album is no longer available, but interested folks can have a professionally duplicated copy on CD, or the album can be downloaded in MP3 format through a special link if you contact us .


 


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