Industry News

A Parting Glass

February 14, 2021 Pam Merrigan 0

Our folk community has been united in grief (Feb ’21) with the passing of two of its much-loved: folk organiser and raconteur, “Mr Merry Muse” Bill Arnett aka Billy Folkus; and, musician, singer, songwriter, debater and […]

Member News

For the song goes on…

February 7, 2021 Pam Merrigan 2

This is a lovely piece from Cathy Rytmeister posted on her Facebook page and reproduced here with her kind permission. It encapsulates the wonderful inclusiveness and sense of community that is at the heart of our […]


A Tale of Grace and Pride

February 6, 2021 Pam Merrigan 0

In Dec ’19 I sat in Bob’s Bar at Woodford Folk Festival to hear a new trio. Three women with diverse musical backgrounds, multi-instrumentalists and no strangers to the folk scene; Kate Burke, Melanie Horsnell, […]


The ShantyTok Phenomenon

January 31, 2021 Pam Merrigan 1

Wellerman Goes Viral In an unlikely partnership TikTok and a Scottish postie have unwittingly popularised the Sea Shanty. Old is made new again as the “ShantyTok” trend emerges. Wellerman is the shanty at the centre of […]

Industry News

Latest News from Folk Alliance Australia

January 24, 2021 Pam Merrigan 0

Following what has probably been one of the most disastrous years for Folk Music in recent times and, when recovery and revitalisation of the Australian folk sector has never been more important Folk Alliance Australia […]

Committee News


December 16, 2020 Pam Merrigan 0

Two long serving members were honoured at Sunday’s Folk Bash with Life Time Membership of the Folk Federation. Coral Vorbach (pictured receiving her award from FolkFed Secretary Pam Davis) was recognised for her many years […]

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