Posted By dann o)))

as we bolt toward 2013 I feel it maybe time for a bit of an overdue update. few recent events include a week of concerts and teaching with flautist Melissa Doecke in Alice Springs and concerts at Montsalvat and in Hamilton.

I have released two new discs this year, the first of course being duo 19's debut 'Fluid Lines' and the second Guitar Trek's 5th album 'Six Fish' on tall poppies. the latter coincides with the ensemble's 25th anniversary and features numerous premiere recordings of works by some of Australia's leading composers. and it's not bad either just quietly...

ant and I are playing a concert next month as part of Melbourne university's guitar perspectives series, come along, say g'day or even hi would do. and buy a cd! deets below.

also, hails to my friends Muzzy, Wayne S, Mel D, Kate H - just because.

finally, I wish to share this quote from an angry tattooed man: 'Life is short, and music is humankind's ultimate achievement. Michelangelo, Picasso, Einstein were all unfathomably brilliant, but I would toss any one of them off the center spot of my couch when I put on this pristine copy of Hawkwind's Doremi Fasol Latido...'

you can probably insert your own favoured wax masterpiece - for me it might be Nigel North's Bach on the Lute set, The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique or Reign in Blood by Slayer - but the sentiment is clear, and I love it.

but I digress, constantly...

Monday 12 November, 7.30pm
Songs, Dances and Riffs
Duo 19 : Antony Field and Dan McKay

Wyselaskie Auditorium
  (Opposite the Melbourne Cemetery)

Uniting Church Centre For Theology And Ministry

29 College Cres Parkville

Admission: $20/$15


Posted By dann o)))

Hey crew, just letting you know Duo 19 are playing at Montsalvat this Sunday evening if any of you are interested. Ant and I will be playing instruments made on the premises - which should be interesting as we haven't seen them before...ours will be a short ish set I think of 15 - 20 mins but there are also other performers of various genres and disciplines

Beyond the Trees - Duo 19
Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Drive Eltham
Sunday August 19, 7pm
Tix $35/20

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I would like to bring the following to anyone who is interested. I studied at the Australian National University School of Music under Timothy Kain and subsequently worked in the Guitar Department. It has a very long record of producing a consistently high level of graduate and it is incredible that it [and the entire school as we know it] is under threat. Your action is needed

ANU School of Music - As you may already know, there is a plan to declare vacant all staff positions and introduce a much smaller organisation with a new course structure that will effectively eliminate instrumental 1:1 tuition and any standards of instrumental performance.  There are a number of avenues for expressing a view if you wish.

  • The second is a rally at the ANU on Monday May 14th at 12:30pm which the students are organising. They would value support to achieve a large turnout.
  • During the consultation period, feedback and suggestions for the change-management process are welcome at
  • And there is a link on Facebook -
  • The consultation period is three weeks, so your expressions can make a difference. Please pass this on to anyone you think may be interested.

Posted By dann o)))

hi all, Melissa Doecke and I are giving a recital this Saturday evening. Details are below, CDs on sale at the venue if you're keen

12th May, 7pm
Doecke/McKay Duo
Richmond Uniting Church
310-314 Church St Richmond
$20 Adult, $10 Conc., $30 family
Works by Ourkouzounov, Houghton
, Beaser

Posted By dann o)))

Duo 19 have just released our debut CD for Move Records. Titled 'Fluid Lines' it features works by Australian composers Phillip Houghton and Nigel Westlake in addition to works by Terry Riley, Atanas Ourkouzounov and others. We launched it last week at a great venue down here in Melbourne - 45 downstairs - this you beaut warehouse/gallery type place. Wish you could have all attended! But then we may have had to move 'upstairs''s not so huge...

We will have a 'proper' website up soon, but until then you can hear some of the CD here -

And if you're totally mad for what you've heard, you can buy it directly from us by clicking on this one audio.htm and we'll throw one in the mail faster than you can tune a guitar...




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