News from The Re-mains

October 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Bush Telegraph, Events

Howdy, a quick word – The Re-Mains website, is now wired for digital sales – and we’ve got the new album Inland Sea up there, for $20 plus $5 postage etc as well as a subscription for 12 unreleased Re-Mains tracks as digital downloads – with more of them to come if you sign on.

Gigs coming up – it’s all on the website but today, notably, I’m playing Dylanfest at Coraki for any locals. Thassright, 10 bands playing nothing but Bob Dylan. Fellow coalfacer Den Hanrahan is also on the bill, as well as ex-Re-main Dave Ramsey, Mick Hart and a heap of other outfits. We’re playing as Mick Daley and the Antiquarian Fillibuster, doing Idiot Wind, Mozambique, Tangled Up in Blue, Oh Sister, Jokerman, Sweetheart Like You, Just Like A Woman, I Want You and Lay Lady Lay.

Leigh Ivin’s back on board for more shows – Melbourne on the 19th and 20th for starters …And a huge thank you to Andrew Drane, who set this up for us.

Cheers, Mick


Nymagee Outback Music Festival – A Day In The Dirt

August 25, 2009 by  
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The Nymagee Outback Music Festival….a myth or a real event? Rumoured to be the birthplace of Country Rock n Roll …..yes it is real, in fact, like the sixties, if you havent been there then its impossible to explain anyway….this year, the action flows with the single day of frenzied activity and its our 10th Birthday !

The infamous festival site jammed between the industrial copper-slag pile and the radio-active green water store still slumbers in its creative hibernation & the festival has moved like a ragged tweenager into the town proper. Multiple performance stages, new and improved artists (as well as the crusty old ones that you’ve come to know and love) all the important elements remain – A Day in the Dirt – a festival for the artists, by the artists – Visit to find out how to get your name on the list & start packing your swag in preparation for Nymagee 09 – A Day in the Dirt, Saturday the 31st October.

Acts for this year include Neil Murray, The Re-Mains, Den Hanrahan, The Junes, Jackie Marshall, Jeff Gibson, The Lonely Horse Band, Van Walker, Leah Flanaghan, Liz Stringer, Tonchi, Andrew Hull and more…..

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Walmadany Concert for Heritage

March 21, 2009 by  
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Hi there friends, comrades, like souls and earth lovers..

On Friday the 27th of March there is a huge concert up in Broome to raise awareness and support for the many thousands of Broome and Kimberly locals who are devastated that the WA state Liberal Gov, supported by the Commonwealth are planning a massive Gas plant RIGHT on the reef of James Price Point, destroying untold beauty, cultural song lines and people’s spirit in the process… not to mention the millions of dollars in revenue that tourism brings to Broome…

The Pigram Brothers, local international stars, have called on a bunch of friends to help them make a musical statement about this development, in support of the land, speaking for the land if you like..

I’ve been invited to perform the song we wrote together called “The Last Frontier”. Along with Shane Howard, Patrick Davies, John Butler, Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins, we hope to get local Broome voices heard by the international and national community. It may even get podcast on JJJ so you can check it out..

So, we really need your help to pass on this information to your contacts, people power has worked before!

For the Land, not the bastards who look set to make billions of dollars while trashing truly pristine, untouched, beautiful country.

If you have never been to WA, just imagine what NSW, VIC looked like 200 years ago and your getting close…

Tonchi McIntosh

Read more and see video – ABC Perth

Walmadany Concert for Heritage

Walmadany Concert for Heritage

Performing Artists Featured

ROB HIRST (midnight oil)
ANGUS GRANT (scotland)

FREE ENTRY from 4pm

Donations gratefully accepted at entrance/exit gate to help cover costs of concert Law Keeper and Custodian  for the Goolarabooloo heritage, Joseph Roe,

has asked the Pigram Brothers and friends to create this cultural celebration  – “Walmadany Concert for Heritage” The WA State Government have said they will build a gas processing precinct at Walmadany (James Price Point) 60 km north of Broome on the Kimberley coast and are even prepared to compulsorily acquire this land.

Apart from the obvious environmental and social impact of such proposed industrialization, this event hopes to draw attention to the significant social and cultural values at stake in Broome should this development proceed.

Excerpt from the invitation to artists :

“The law and song cycles of Walmadany (James Price Point) are not ancient dreamtime history. This law has been kept alive through my grandfather Paddy Roe and now through me. If the threatened development goes ahead our Country is gone for good. Our Country holds our heritage including burial sites, and most importantly the Song

Cycle that runs through this country from the north of the Dampier Peninsula from Burringbarr (Swan Point) to Wabbina (Bidyadanga)  Your voice can help draw attention to this great plight and help protect our ancient and sacred song cycles – Bugarigaara