An intimidating amount of talent in Brisbane 1998
Marian Henderson, Jeannie Lewis, Sandy McCutcheon and what'shername
Margret joining in drum circle
Congo Square - New Orleans 2012
Backstage with Barbara Dane
at her 85th birthday concert (Barbara's, that is), Berkeley 2012
New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park Rangers
Margret with 'cool dude' Hobo (of Hobo's Blues Lounge), Wakayama
Margret & Ellen McIlwaine
Illawarra Folk Festival 2007
The Basement, Sydney
Loudon Wainwright III
Mossman, Queensland 1997
Festival of Soloists
Margret with Christine Johnston &
Annie Lee (Kransky Sisters) & Diane Cilento
Ashford & Simpson
(Ain't No Mountain High Enough,
Reach Out and Touch etc)
Margret's not big on cars or driving... at Graceland
she couldn't resist trying out this pink jalopy from
Elvis' movie Blue
Hawaii. Oh and she did once actually own
(and drive) a Messerschmidt bubble car
Margret starring in 'Cinderella ACappella'
at Sydney Opera House
see music page for this recording
The 'not quite as tall as me'
Margaret Whitlam with
'Girls in Your Town' cast
Jarnie Birmingham, Moya Simpson, Mara Kiek & me.
Miriam (Mama Africa) Makeba
Margret with Irving Burgie
writer of Jamaica Farewell
and Island in the Sun
amongst other classic songs
When Margret became the only other person to record his
'Jesus Christ Standing Room Only'
Tom Paxton's quip was
"What do all the others know that we don't?"
Two Ozzie icons
in New Orleans in 1984.
(pointing out the stairway to heaven -
it's the other hand you have to worry about...happy to report he's about to be thwarted by red Leotard!)
In Memphis 1985
Margret and Rufus Thomas
(legendary bluesman best remembered
for the classic
"Walking the Dog")
At the Tivoli, Brisbane 1997
Margret with Danny
& Richard Thompson
(Danny is Margret's favourite bassist -
she has been known to buy albums by anyone
who is wise enough to feature Danny's bass)
Margret with Hamidou Bangoura
(artistic director of Les Ballets Africains)
with his two wives.
(Margret declined offer to be the third)
in Conakry, Guinea, West Africa
Margret & Taj Mahal - Byron Bay
East Coast Blues Festival 1997.
(Margret's recording of 'Cakewalk Into Town"
was the first cover version of a
Taj Mahal song.)
Hear a sample by clicking here
Tom Chapin (brother of Harry) & Sonny Ochs (sister of Phil)
with Margret at Clearwater Festival NY 2012
Yet again Margret chose to record a song from an artist
(this time Tom Chapin)
that no one else had recorded
A formally clad Margret with
Kate & Anna McGarrigle
resplendent in matching PJ's
No explanation is forthcoming for the circumstances of this photograph
(that would just spoil it, now wouldn't it?)
In performance with Martin Tucker
playing West African 'Kora'
(traditionally played only by persons
of the male persuasion)
In The Gambia, West Africa 1996
with Kora teacher
Margret catches up with
(her favourite West African singer)
in Sydney - 1992
During performances of
Adjusting the RearView Mirror
with Bruce McNicol
Margret invites an audience member to snap
that performance's souvenir
A (justifiable) mutual admiration society
Margret & Odetta ... Sydney in
In New Orleans
(meeting point between Sydney & Rio perhaps)
with that 'boy from Oz'
Margret & Dame Joan Sutherland
Brisbane Writers Festival
Some scrapbook moments (yiou can also find extraearly pics on Facebook and Traynors website)
Southern Cross Ballroom,
(Alex's 38th birthday)
Margret with mentor
Professor Alex Bradford
"The Singing Rage of the Gospel Age"
An intimate, poignant and possibly creative
moment with Bob Hudson
'Girls in our Town')
RoadKnight Official Website
2nd National Folk Festival,
Margret & Bob Maza
'Folk revival/boom/scare' days (witness nylon stringed guitar and candle in chianti bottle), Melbourne 1964
Dallas Brookes Hall, 1970.
This 'sunburst' gown and other RoadKnight artefacts (including her first guitar) now in the
Performing Arts Collection
at Arts Centre Melbourne.
Outpost Inn, late '60s.
Margret booked this '
Paris end of Collins St' venue for years.
A typical Sunday night, showcasing
John Graham (centre) a
nd her favourite Australian male singer,
Margret with her
'African daughter' Mariama Toure
(seen at left dancing with Les Ballets Africains)
Melbourne, 1983. Backstage at the concert marking the 20th anniversary
of Traynors (world's longest running 7-nights-a-week folk club!),
l-r: Margret, Martyn Wyndham-Read, Trevor Lucas, Glen Tomasetti,
David Lumsden, Danny Spooner, and Frank Traynor himself.