Vale Frank O’Gallagher

Vale Frank O’Gallagher

Frank O’Gallagher, arrived in Sydney in 1959 having been brought up to the sound of Irish music. After a career at Alcan and later as Chief Engineer of John Fairfax Limited he eventually turned back to the music of his youth and the Australia Folk scene. He was a...
Folk Alliance Australia

Folk Alliance Australia

Folk Alliance Australia held its AGM at the recent National Folk Festival held over Easter. Some thirty people attended in person and the FAA welcomed three new members Sam De Santi, Erin Heycox and Louise Coomber, adding skills, experience and regional representation...
The Bob Bolton Photo Collection

The Bob Bolton Photo Collection

Bob Bolton’s collection of photographs is arguably one of, if not the most, extensive pictorial record of the folk scene in Australia. Some years ago Bob gave the negatives to Rob Willis for inclusion in the National Library of Australia collection. Before material...
Australian Folk Music Awards

Australian Folk Music Awards

16 June 2021 MEDIA RELEASE The Inaugural Australian Folk Music Awards (AFMAs) Folk Alliance Australia today announces the launch of The AFMAs, the Australian Folk Music Awards a new National Awards program for the folk music sector. Full information...
Mudcat Cafe and Other Useful Links

Mudcat Cafe and Other Useful Links

Article by Gerry Myerson The web has many useful resources for folkies. I’m going to write mainly about one, The Mudcat Cafe, with brief mentions of some others. Of course, I make no pretence of being exhaustive here. The Mudcat Cafe is a music discussion...