A Barbecue and A Concert

@JudyEv (142261)
Bunbury, Australia
November 12, 2016 3:25am CST
We went to barbecue and concert last night at Yabberup, a tiny settlement not too far from here. We stayed in our bus at a friend's house nearby. It is a very friendly community and despite the tiny size of the hall, it is one of the most-used buildings in our Shire (county/region). After the barbecue, a local bluegrass group played for a while then a group called The Company took over. They are from Brisbane, Queensland, on the other side of Australia but had organised themselves a mini-tour of Western Australia. One of the members now lives in Nashville but comes back from time to time. It always amazed me that some of these musicians can play so many instruments so well. Two played ukulele, mandolin or violin, all with equal skill while the others stuck to their guitar and double bass. It was a great night. The four musicians stayed with our friends so we were able to meet them bother before and after the concert. This morning we had a sumptuous German breakfast. I tried guinea fowl eggs, which aren't specifically a German dish but were something I hadn't tried before. We've skipped lunch as breakfast was such a hearty meal but we've been having dinner soon.
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@JolietJake (51061)
• United States
12 Nov 16
I've worked with a local bluegrass outfit called 'The Thinga-Ma Jug Band' a couple times...I need to pick up a good condenser mic like the one in the middle of your photo for things like that, but good ones cost a bit...
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@JudyEv (142261)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
I wondered if you'd notice the mike. They were discussing it after the concert and said it works well. They had a couple at the big Fairbridge Festival too. The only thing is they have to duck in and out to do their solos - or so it seems - but when they were singing harmonies it did seem to pick up voices really well.
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@JolietJake (51061)
• United States
12 Nov 16
@JudyEv I've got two small 'shotgun' condensers I use for the mandolin and banjo (their guitarist and double bassist have pickups in their instruments) and run Shure SM-58's (like the one in front of the banjo here) for vocals...one really good condenser would simplify things quite a bit when I have 4 guys doing vocals
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@JudyEv (142261)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
@JolietJake I think there are two other mikes. I presume the guitar has a pickup. They mostly do don't they? I will take more notice of such things in future. We sometimes have to hire a sound system for our outdoor concerts but we've never had the condenser type.
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@TRBRocks420 (86173)
• Banks, Oregon
12 Nov 16
I have never tried guinea foul eggs, do they taste the same? And, it amazes me what musicians can do too.
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@JudyEv (142261)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
I couldn't tell the difference from a hen's egg although the shells are very tough and harder to break.
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@Inlemay (17162)
• South Africa
13 Nov 16
you have guinea fowl there? so what makes up a German Breakfast?
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@JudyEv (142261)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov 16
We had them on the farm years ago and they are common in the vineyards here when they help keep down the pests without hurting the grapes. We had eveything you could imagine at the breakfast - eggs, bacon, pumpernickel breads, wholemeal rolls, nut butter, ricotta and other cheeses, avocado, kiwi fruit, jams, honey - we didn't need to eat again for hours.
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@Inlemay (17162)
• South Africa
13 Nov 16
@JudyEv THAT is a very big breakfast - I have not tried nut butter yet and I see its very much on the shelves here in SA. I loved the cheeses and jams when in Europe and have adopted that kind of breakfast with the different breads - I dont do sausages at all - no pork as you know, but I love eggs
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@JudyEv (142261)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov 16
@Inlemay We didn't have to eat it all lol but it was all on offer.
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• United States
13 Nov 16
how wonderful to've got to meet those musicians 'n spend time with 'em, yer friends. ya'd ne'er tried guinea eggs 'fore? somethin' else to check 'f yer to-do list, lol.
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@JudyEv (142261)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov 16
At the rate I'm going I'll soon need to start adding things to my list as quite a few have been ticked off recently. I don't want to run out or I'll have nothing much to live for.
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• United States
13 Nov 16
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@xFiacre (6140)
• Ireland
12 Nov 16
@judyev sounds like a great night. Far better than a night in front of a dreary TV. Guinea fowl is nice. We had it for Christmas dinner in France when we lived there.
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@JudyEv (142261)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
Being a game bird, I think there is a dark m embrane between the layers of meat. Do you remember this? Just curious. We killed a silky bantam on the farm once but didn't like the dark membrane. We weren't very sophisticated then - and still aren't.
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@xFiacre (6140)
• Ireland
12 Nov 16
@JudyEv Don't remember that - my French brother did the cooking .
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• United States
1 Jan 17
Sounds like some fun times to me, I like the name Yabberup...
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@JudyEv (142261)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jan 17
We have some very funny names here. There is a car bumper sticker that says 'Where the hell is Mumballup? Halfway between Yabberup and Noggerup.'
• Jacksonville, Florida
12 Nov 16
Glad you had a good time.
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@JudyEv (142261)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
Thanks. They have some great concerts in that little hall.
@JohnRoberts (67427)
• Los Angeles, California
12 Nov 16
Yabberup. You have such amazing names down under.
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@JudyEv (142261)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
Yabberup is one of the better ones isn't it?
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@amadeo (78786)
• United States
12 Nov 16
I supposed they are families of strings there.If you are a guitar players and this is easy to play other string instrument. @The Horse should be able to add more to this?
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@JudyEv (142261)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
The strings of some of the instruments are tuned to the same notes so you don't need to learn different fingering. These people spend a lot of time practising and tinkering away but they are certainly very talented.
@teamfreak16 (42569)
• Denver, Colorado
12 Nov 16
Sounds like a good time. Live music is the best!
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@JudyEv (142261)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
It certainly is and in a place like that you are SO close to the action. You can see every little (silent) message between the players and every move they make.
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@franxav (5939)
12 Nov 16
You really had a wonderful evening. I'd have loved to be there.
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@JudyEv (142261)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
These tiny halls and intimate concerts can be much more fun than huge numbers of people in a large venue.
@NJChicaa (48681)
• United States
12 Nov 16
glad to hear you had such a wonderful time
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@JudyEv (142261)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
Thanks. It was very enjoyable. It is a great, supportive community.
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• Preston, England
12 Nov 16
sounds great - love the name of the place - Yabberup
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@JudyEv (142261)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
Yes, Yabberup gets a few comments on here every time I bring up the name.
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@TheHorse (75249)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Jan 17
Are videos of this band out and about? I'd give 'em a listen.
• United States
12 Nov 16
Sounds like you are having a ball !!!
@LadyDuck (189230)
• Switzerland
12 Nov 16
How is an Ausralian "German breakfast" (Frühstück)? You made me curious because I remember I always had a very simple breakfast in Germany, more or less the same as here in Switzerland.