MCT Sessions – Sally Dastey

Filmed on 19 September 2019 at the Merri Creek Tavern. Created and presented by Mandy Connell. Co-hosted by Mick Thomas (Weddings Parties Anything). Shot by Bob Hutchison and Tom Dunphy. Audio capture & mixing by Mischa Herman. Edited by Agostino Soldati. Filmed with on the lands of the Kulin Nations with respect to their elders. Thanks to Girl Friday on the door.

We were thrilled to hear Sally chat about songwriting, TIDDAS and the Australian Sound. Mandy suggests to Dastey that her singing style and the success of TIDDAS have changed the sound of Australian women singer songwriters, influencing perhaps The Waifs, Missy Higgins, and many more.

For A Short Time (A Sunny Afternoon, produced with licenced permission from Mushroom Records. Thanks to Billy Abbott from Sal & Mandy for introducing us and for Sal’s inspiration to learn Wild Mountain Thyme (Will ye Go Lassie Go), which is arguably traditional although there is some dispute from the family of Frances McPeake.

  • WILD MOUNTAIN THYME- TRADITIONAL
  • RUBY’S GOLD SHOES- SALLY DASTEY
  • TO AUNTIE ACROSS THE SEA- SALLY DASTEY
  • SWEET GOLDFIELDS SUMMERS- MANDY CONNELL
  • FOR A SHORT TIME- MICK THOMAS

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AOQR is funded by Mandy Connell and some kind donors. The Yarra Sessions received $1040 in poster moneys from Creative Victoria. Thankyou to those who have contributed funds, bought tickets and shared our episodes.

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