Diggings Are Silent
Alan Ferguson breathed in Celtic air and music from his youth in Scotland and came to Australia intent on learning all he could about his adopted country, it's people and it's ways. He was the founding member of several bands that played a breadth of Australian-Irish-Scottish music in which he played a range of instruments from keyboard to drums, strings and pipes. But his voice is his greatest instrument, inspiring devotion from all who hear him. Wendy Evans has been many things in her multi-dimentional career: English, Art and Drama teacher; geologist; drama script-writer and producer; song-writer; landscape Artist; journalist; ministerial policy advisor; and hospital PR officer. This wonderful diversity of life experiences is reflected in the various themes in The Diggings Are Silent and Other Australian Stories. Wendy lives in Fremantle in West Australia and devotes herself to 'writing publishable novels'. The Diggings Are Silent CD is the result of an exciting collaboration between singer/composer Alan Ferguson and Wendy Evans, who wrote the story that inspired the music on this CD. The Diggings penetrates to the heart of miners and mining settlements in the sparsely settled Pilbara region of Western Australia, capturing the time and place with a warmth and empathy that will linger in your mind long after it's haunting words and final chords have sounded. The music on this CD is very Australian in flavour and has a lyrical and foot-stomping quality that is sure to win many admirers.