Danny Spooner

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Danny Spooner (16 December 1936 – 3 March 2017) was an Australian traditional folk singer and social historian. Born in England, he left school at the age of 13 and worked as a salvage tug and trawler skipper before moving to Australia in 1962. He rapidly became involved in the Melbourne folk revival centred on Frank Traynor's folk club, and was a major figure in the Australian folk scene thereafter.[1][2]

He died on 3 March 2017.[3]

Awards and honours[edit]

Danny Spooner was the Port Fairy Folk Festival artist of the year in 1995.[2]

Discography[edit]

LPs[edit]

  • 1965: A Wench and a Whale and a Pint of Good Ale, Discurio
  • 1966: Soldiers and Sailors, Discurio
  • 1977: Canterbury Fair, Anthology AR 001
  • 1978: Danny Spooner and Friends, Anthology AR 002
  • 1978: Limbo, Anthology AR 003
  • 1978: Revived and Relieved (with Gordon McIntyre), Larrikin LRF 016
  • 1986: I Got This One From..., Sandstock Music SSM 017
  • 1987: When a Man's in Love, Sandstock Music, SSM 021
  • 1988: We'll Either Bend or Break 'Er, Sandstock Music SSM 027
  • 1989: All Around Down Under, Sandstock Music SSM 036 (with Martyn Wyndham-Read)

CDs[edit]

  • 2002: When a Man's in Love (love songs from a man’s point of view)
  • 2002: We'll Either Bend or Break 'Er (shanties)
  • 2002: Launch Out on the Deep (sea songs)

Folk Trax[edit]

  • 2004: ‘ard Tack, (traditional Australian songs of work)
  • 2006: The Great Leviathan, traditional songs of whaling
  • 2007: Years of Spooner, (compilation of songs Danny has sung 1965-2007)
  • 2007: Emerging Tradition, (fairly) contemporary Australian songs
  • 2008: Brave Bold Boys

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sea Shanties with Danny Spooner - The Live Set - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b The Port Fairy Folk Festival turns 40, Abc.net.au, 11 March 2016, accessed 6 April 2017.
  3. ^ Danny Spooner, Obituary, 6 March 2017, The Age, Melbourne, Australia. Accessed 27 March 2017.

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