KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE. THE NATIONAL BANJO PICKERS CONVENTION HAMILTON NEW ZEALAND

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A Feltex Award-winning documentary on the 1970 National Banjo Pickers' Convention, in Hamilton. Featured players (each in still photos following the title) are Frank Sillay, Stoney Lonesome, Max Winnie, Bill Clifton “... and others including: the Hamilton County Blue Grass Band”. The still photo of the latter cuts to them playing. Attendees arrive at the Convention campsite at night and the [next] day. Seating is set up in a [sports] hall. Tents are set up. Performers on the outdoor stage with a seated audience. [Organisers] talk over cups of tea at (sign:) “NBPC Headquarters”. Enthusiastic folk dancing in hall. Guitar and [double bass] duet by parked vehicles. A couple walk in shade of trees. Banjo pickers seated on ground at campsite. Performers on stage.

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Year 1970

Reference number F201860

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:27:04

Production company Daisy Films

Credits Produced: Bob Harvey
Director: Warwick Brock
Musicians: Frank Sillay
Musicians: Stoney Lonesome
Musicians: Bill Clifton
The Voices: Michael Grace
The Voices: Dave Skinner
The Voices: Jeff Bendall
The Voices: Garth Gibson
The Voices: The Hamilton County Bluegrass Band
Cameramen: Kel Peach
Cameramen: John Longworth
Cameramen: Tong Wong
Sound: Wahanui Wynyard
Sound: Tony Small
Editor: David Tossman
Graphic: Mark Dunstan
Still Photography: Alan Lindsay
Script: Alan Smythe
Script: Warwick Brock