They Crossed the world to Settle in South Australia – A Song Writer’s View

Monday 20 October 2014

They Crossed the world to Settle in South Australia – A Song Writer’s View

Presented by Alan Hartley

Alan has a "real job" as a Project Manager with the Department of Transport balanced with a life-long passion for music. After playing and performing songs written by others for over 50 years, Alan has now developed a body of nearly one hundred original songs and instrumentals. His song lyrics are built on the experience and perspective of a lifetime where hopes, wishes and the whimsical meet stories past and present.

Alan is a fourth generation South Australian in his Mother’s line with a life-long passion for musical performance. Now in his 60s, Alan began a "late life blossoming" as a song writer some four years ago, initially inspired by the history of his ancestors who came to South Australia between 1838 and 1864 from Cornwall, Scotland, Wales and England. Alan will present a collection of his original songs giving a perspective on their history and its impact today. Short introductions to each composition provide background and context.

Record of Meeting

View the record of all past meetings which details all talks given at meetings by guest speakers since our foundation in 1980. Most meetings since 1985 have been recorded.

No.*BTdDateTopic, Speaker, Detail
37620/10/2014

They Crossed the world to Settle in South Australia – A Song Writer’s View

Presented by Alan Hartley

Alan has a "real job" as a Project Manager with the Department of Transport balanced with a life-long passion for…

Legend

B: Burnside topic

T: tape

d: disc

*: on location

Disc and Tape recordings available in the Local History Room