SECOND LINE MUSIC
Promoting contemporary, acoustic, folk, roots and world music
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ABOUT SECOND LINE MUSIC

Here's what I wrote back in 2014 when I started Second Line Music .......

In 2013 I had the privilege to sit in the chair as the Director of the 25th Brunswick Music Festival, standing in for my good friend John McAuslan. In many ways this brought to an end a journey that begun for me way back in 1980 when I was the Co-Ordinator of The Boite in Melbourne (1980-85), continued from 1985-1996 when I was the Community Arts Officer at The City of Brunswick, and then was completed from 1996-2013 working with John in a range of different capacities at The Brunswick Music Festival. For anyone interested, the Melbourne Times published a very generous feature on the history of the Brunswick Music Festival, and the role that I played with Dan Bourke, Dobe Newton, George Galiatsos and John McAuslan. > Click here to read



But it seems that the story is not finished. Late last year Dan Bourke asked me if I would be willing to work with the mighty Purple Dentists and get them playing together again in a regular gig .... of course I said yes! The answer was the same when Frank Jones asked me if I could do some work with the Whirling Furphies. My good friend Andy Irvine asked me if I would promote a Melbourne gig for him, and of course, the opportunity to throw into the mix some shows with my daughter Madeline was way too good to miss!

The Spotted Mallard in Sydney Rd, Brunswick has proven to be a dream venue to promote this surge of music making. A great room, great food, craft beer and a generous and hard-working staff all make for a wonderful night of music-making. As I always say to our audiences at every show "If you keep coming along we can keep the music happening - it is a very simple equation!"

So I have decided to get a little more organised and have established Second Line Music to promote contemporary, acoustic, folk, roots and world music in Brunswick (where else!) and other places as well.

Why Second Line Music?
Second line is a tradition in brass band parades in New Orleans, Louisiana. The "main line" or "first line" is the main section of the parade, or the members of the actual club with the parading permit as well as the brass band .... but this is the bit that I like:

THOSE WHO FOLLOW THE BAND JUST TO ENJOY THE MUSIC

ARE CALLED THE SECOND LINE


So for me Second Line Music is all about those of us who follow the music simply for the enjoyment.

Here's what I've done since 2014 ......

SOME PAST SHOWS BY SECOND LINE MUSIC: at The Spotted Mallard
THE WHITETOP MOUNTAINEERS
with Luke Plumb and Peter Daffy
Wednesday january 25, 2017
MIKE RUDD 1st BASE
with Mike Rudd, George Butrumlis and Jeremy Alsop Thursday December 8, 2016
THE WHIRLING FURPHIES
with Jan Wositzky
Saturday November 26, 2016
STEPHEN PIGRAM
with Kerryn Tolhurst and Greg Field
Thursday November 3, 2016
BILL JACKSON ALBUM LAUNCH
with THE DAVIDSON BROTHERS
Thursday July 28, 2016
JON BROOKS (Canada)
with CAT CANTERI and MADELINE LEMAN
Thursday June 16 2016
YOLANDA INGELY 11 ALBUM LAUNCH
This Dangerous Age
Thursday May 26
OLD MAN LUEDECKE and THE MAE TRIO
with Jack Gramski
Thursday May 5, 2016
THE WHIRLING FURPHIES & LITTLE FOOT
Saturday April 30, 2016
TONY McMANUS & BEPPE GAMBETTA
with John McAuslan & The Rebels Without a Clue
Wednesday March 16, 2016
VIN GARBUTT
with MANDY CONNELL

Wednesday february 24, 2016
GERRY O'BEIRNE and KAVISHA MAZZELLA
Wednesday January 27, 2016
STEPHEN PIGRAM
appearing with GAVIN PIGRAM and KERRYN TOLHURST and TONCHI McINTOSH
Thursday November 5, 2015
THE PURPLE DENTISTS with JIM GREEN, SAM LEMANN and TAMARA MURPHY
Thursday October 22, 2015
JOHN BLAKE (Ireland) and MAIRÉAD HURLEY and JOE FERGUSON and CAT & CLINT
Thursday October 1, 2015
DIANA MAY CLARK & THE SUNNY SET
MADELINE LEMAN & THE DESERT SWELLS

Thursday October 8, 2015
SUZETTE HERFT CD LAUNCH
with PATRICK EVANS & special guest PETE FIDLER
Thursday August 27, 2015
MIKE McCLELLAN IN CONCERT
with special guests KERRYN TOLHURST and STEVE HOY

Thursday August 13 2015
KATE BURKE & RUTH HAZLETON IN CONCERT
with special guest LUKE PLUMB and JOHN FLANAGAN TRIO

Thursday July 23 2015
THE WHIRLING FURPHIES
with MADELINE LEMAN & THE DESERT SWELLS
SATURDAY MAY 23 2015
LOUISA WISE CD LAUNCH
with Louisa, Lucy and Rowena Wise, Jim Green & Sam Lamann, Nick Thorpe and Geoff Le Blanc
WEDNESDAY MAY 20 2015
THE PURPLE DENTISTS
with SAM LEMANN, GEORGE BUTRUMLIS & TAMARA MURPHY and LEAH SENIOR

THURSDAY MAY 7 2015
DAVID FRANCEY (Canada)
WITH LUCY WISE
SATURDAY MARCH 28 2015
THE PURPLE DENTISTS
AND KAVISHA MAZZELLA
2015 LOUIS McMANUS MEMORIAL CONCERT
THURSDAY MARCH 5 2015
TIM EDEY TRIO (UK)
WITH SAOIRSE
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 28 2015
THE PURPLE DENTISTS
WITH SAOIRSE

Thursday November 27, 2014
THE LOTUS VERSES CD LAUNCH
Nilusha Dassenaike

Wednesday October 29, 2014
THE PURPLE DENTISTS
with Ciaran Fletcher and Honeyfields

Thursday October 23, 2014
DANNY O'KEEFE & MIKE McCLELLAN
Thursday October 2, 2014
ALEX PERTOUT & NILUSHA DASSENAIKE
Tales To Tell CD Launch
Wednesday September 3, 2014
THE MAE TRIO with Louisa, Lucy and Rowena Wise; and Open Swimmer
Thursday June 19, 2014
THE WHIRLING FURPHIES
with Madeline Leman & Justin Brady

Saturday June 14, 2014
ANDY IRVINE (Ireland)
with The Bill Jackson Trio

Thursday February 20, 2014
   
MADELINE LEMAN & THE MIDNIGHT MAYBELLES; SKYSCRAPER STAN & OSKAR HERBIG
Thursday February 27, 2014
   
"THOSE WHO FOLLOW THE BAND JUST TO ENJOY THE MUSIC ARE CALLED THE SECOND LINE"
SECOND LINE MUSIC
www.secondlinemusic.com.au | peter@secondlinemusic.com.au
Peter Leman
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