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Pumpkin and Bear
Bill Browne (Kit Drums, Percussion, Vocals)
Roger Hargraves (Fiddle, Bouzouki, Whistle, Nylon String Guitar, Appalachian Dulcimer, Vocals)
Mike Martin (Button Accordion, Concertina, Tenor Guitar, Vocals)
Jim McWhinnie (Bodhran, Vocals)
Jason Neville (Bass, Vocals)
Chloe Roweth (Mandolin, Vocals)
Jason Roweth (Guitar, Vocals)
Alex Hargraves (Vocals)
Mark Holder-Keeping (Trumpet)
Recorded by Adam Jordan at 'Mainstreet Studios', Corrimal, February 2004
Mixed by Robbie Specogna at 'Studio 313', Conniston.
Mastered by Paul Bryant at 'Sony Music', Sydney
Various kind contributions to this recording were routinely rewarded with carefully chosen alcoholic beverages.
"Collector" plays the music with gusto and sings the songs with feeling and understanding. Songs of the Bushranging days of Ben Hall, Jack Donoghue and others who, whatever their reasons for becoming outlaws might have been, were held in awe and respect, their passing regretted and their deeds romantically recorded by the old ballad singers of NSW and Victoria.
Songs of mighty shearers who could knock off a century of sheep by 4:30, knock back a skinful of booze by midnight and have their 'cheques knocked down' by morning...!
- Andy Irvine
Please note that while the Collector recordings are still available, the band is no longer available for live performances.