SWEET BIRDS
Released at Woodford Folk Festival Dec 2014, Kidogo Art House Fremantle May 2015, The Spotted Mallard Brunswick 20 May 2015, The Boite, 1 Mark St 11 July 2015, The Railway in Darwin 1 August. 

The songs are drawn from over a period of ten years and cover subjects as diverse as riding on a Melbourne tram, flying up the WA coast in a small plane to get to a gig, the art of instrument making, the struggle to learn something new, listening with insomnia for the dawn chorus, relationships and lost loved ones, and an expat's journey to her first homeland. There is also a fiddle piece about creatures named acidians in Sydney Harbour. The beautiful cover painting of flying instruments is by Geoff LeBlanc.

Produced by Luke Plumb and Louisa Wise.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Luke Plumb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Musicians:
Louisa Wise, Luke Plumb, Geoff LeBlanc; Ruth, Lucy and Rowena Wise.
 

Sweet Birds

Louisa Joy Wise

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  1. 1 1. Scudrunner 03:05
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  2. 2 2. Sweet Birds 04:25
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  3. 3 3. Possum Ratbag - The Wonder Chair (for Kris) 02:57
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  4. 4 4. My Year of Two Winters 05:01
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  5. 5 5. Thoughts on a Tram (for Geoff) 05:29
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  6. 6 6. Dance of the Acidians (for Laura) 03:29
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  7. 7 7. Luthier Song (for Scott 2001) 03:07
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  8. 8 8. Point of Departure 03:55
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  9. 9 9. One Step Forward 03:56
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  10. 10 10. Mood Maidens (for Mabelle) 04:36
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  11. 11 12. Frankies Waltz (for Frankie) 02:28
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  12. 12 13. The Most He Can Do 03:55
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  13. 13 14. Letting Go 05:42
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  14. 14 15. Open the Curtain Claire (for Claire Curtain) - Other Dog Little Dog (for Paul J) - Chicken Farmer I Still Love You 03:52
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This Blue World

This Blue World

Louisa Joy Wise

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All original songs and tunes--21 tracks! With Scott Wise and Sean Diggins. Cover painting by Philippa Jahn. Year 2000.

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  1. 1 This Blue World 03:46 Info
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  2. 2 Yellow Man 03:03 Info
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  3. 3 Big At Last 03:19 Info
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  4. 4 The Other Older Nation 04:14 Info
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  5. 5 Rowie's Reel/The Witch's Reel 02:35 Info
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  6. 6 Song For Margaret 01:18 Info
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  7. 7 Living On 05:24 Info
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  8. 8 Fairbridge Waltz 02:50 Info
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  9. 9 Man On The Mountain 00:52 Info
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  10. 10 Sea Urchins 03:46 Info
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  11. 11 The Ballad of Grace and Sam 03:15 Info
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  12. 12 Woman of Botany 04:39 Info
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  13. 13 Mermaid Song 03:11 Info
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  14. 14 Crow 03:15 Info
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  15. 15 So Good Together 03:41 Info
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  16. 16 Red Feather 03:43 Info
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  17. 17 Ruthie's Jig/Lucy's Chickens 02:57 Info
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  18. 18 One Flame Waltz 02:29 Info
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  19. 19 Like A Patchwork Quilt/The Corn Patch 04:11 Info
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  20. 20 Cocklebiddy Waltz 03:42 Info
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Winter Beach

Louisa Joy Wise

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Original songs and tunes released in 1995.

Scott and Louisa Wise.

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  1. 1 Winterbeach 03:37 Info
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  2. 2 The Dream 02:57 Info
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  3. 3 Song For Pip 03:47 Info
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  4. 4 Black Cockatoos And Thunder 02:01 Info
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  5. 5 The Man Mahlon Saxton 03:35 Info
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  6. 6 Lament For Tom Brittain 00:52 Info
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  7. 7 Hope Amidst The Rubble 02:20 Info
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  8. 8 Doll In A Window 03:39 Info
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  9. 9 Fiddlewood 04:10 Info
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  10. 10 The Singing Tree by Scott Wise 03:48 Info
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  11. 11 Renaissance Man 03:25 Info
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  12. 12 Faceless Woman 03:29 Info
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  13. 13 The Doppler Reel 01:55 Info
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Fiddlewood

Louisa Joy Wise

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Compilation of fiddle tunes from previous albums.

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  1. 1 Little Girl With Her Hair All Down Behind/Liza Jane/Jenny On The Railroad 02:18 Info
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  2. 2 The New Squid Jig 02:39 Info
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  3. 3 Fair Italy/Cremona Tune 02:05 Info
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  4. 4 Sally Ann/Bill Cheatum/Drowsy Maggie 02:40 Info
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  5. 5 Peiter Baarspul's Jig/Lisella 02:41 Info
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  6. 6 Across The Sea/The Preacher's Favorite 01:43 Info
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  7. 7 The Blue Egg Waltz 01:54 Info
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  8. 8 The Bittersweet Reel/Under The Waterfall 02:27 Info
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  9. 9 Lucy Joy's Mazurka 01:27 Info
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  10. 10 The Quo Vadis Reel 01:42 Info
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  11. 11 Le Betaile Dans Le Petit Arbor 01:22 Info
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  12. 12 Cottoneyed Joe 02:22 Info
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  13. 13 The Jardee Polka/Sid Parrish's Polka 02:15 Info
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  14. 14 Hope Amidst The Rubble 02:21 Info
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  15. 15 Five Miles From Town 02:25 Info
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  16. 16 Faraway/Prairie Schooner 03:19 Info
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  17. 17 Fiddlewood/The Spruce's Joy 04:10 Info
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Past recordings, sold out. In process of digitizing for download.

Timbertown (CD from cassette)
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An art -in working-life project including original songs about the timber industry in SW Western Australia. With Louisa and Scott Wise, Bob Rummery, Peter Harper, Paul Reynolds, Brian & Jill Wiseman, Steve Burgess.
This is a CD copy of a cassette recording--not great quality but great songs.


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