String Bands and Shake Hands – a tribute to the life and music of Val McGinness – by Jeff Corfield

Published by Jeff Corfield, Townsville 2010

Val McGinness was one of the last of Darwin’s old string band musicians and died in 1988. Jeff was a leading Top End Folk Club member in the 1980s and through research and discussions with the McGinness family, the famous Mills sisters and other players from the time, has captured the essence of the String Band era in music and photographs. Musical transcription is by Tony Suttor

Available at Top End Folk Club events or contact Jeff Corfield on 0407 632 802 – $20.00

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