Sunday, October 17, 2010

Paradiddle "Wait Till The Word Gets Around" Mono LP 1978

The Paradiddle Folk Band was comprised of Greg Rough, Mark Leehy, Rob Fairbairn, Kev O'Mara and Marilyn Hodgson when they put out this album in 1978.  It's quite a lively album with a mix of traditional and contemporary tracks in the folk style. The tracklist is:-
1. Strike the Bell
2. Sally Brown (shanty)
3. Faithful Johnny
4. S.P. Polkas (Dennis Murphy's and The £42 Cheque)
5. The Cross of the South
6. Ryebuck Shearer and 'Ard Rain
7. Bail Up!
8. Warrandyte Morning
9. Shores of Botany Bay
10. An Gaoth Andheas (South Wind)
11. Dogs' Concert and Paddy in the Peas
12. The Shearing Song

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  1. Check out the other 2 albums: 'Sorry To Keep You Waiting' and 'Eureka! Live at the Stockade'.
    The band still performs occasionally and can be contacted through myself, Mark Leehy: 03 9752 6502;
    Kev and Mark now run Bushfire Press (, a music education resource publishing company, and Rob Fairbairn is one of the chief Bushfire writers. Greg works with the Lightning Creek Band and tunes pianos ... and Athalie & Judy are busy with the Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club, the Whitehorse Orchestra and Old Dogs New Tricks.
    Cheers - Mark

  2. And Marilyn Benton (who used to be Hodgson)spent 10 years learning classical singing, gaining her Licentiate Diploma in Performance from Trinity College London. She now teaches singing and conducts a children's choir as well as working part time as a Primary School teacher.