NSW Recordings

CD: HOYA – Inspirational Women

September 14, 2021 Wayne Richmond 0

Margaret Bradford is a respected and loved songwriter who has been integral to the folk music scene in NSW. This CD is an important part of our collective folk repertoire. It’s evocative and memorable songs will be enjoyed by musicians, by teachers, and by all lovers of our folk history. […]


National Folk Festival Celebrates GOOD FOLK

January 30, 2021 Pam Merrigan 0

In news just announced yesterday, Fri 29 Jan (via Facebook) the National Folk Festival is set to stage a new, re-imagined, COVID safe, 2021 event in Queanbeyan over the Easter weekend replacing its traditional 5-day Festival format […]

Other Reviews

Interview with Chaika

April 29, 2020 Catherine Golden 0

I caught up with Sydney folk band Chaika backstage at the Sydney launch of their 2019 album Arrow. This is our lively discussion into the band’s songwriting processes and their latest album. […]


George Mann is Visiting Australia

October 3, 2018 Max Gregory 0

George Mann is a name synonymous with union struggles and social history. He is a frequent visitor to Australia and his current tour takes him from Brisbane to Sydney and Shellharbour, down to Tasmania for several gigs, three gigs in Victoria and then back to NSW for another four concerts. Be sure to catch him. […]


Loaded Dog calendar 2018

June 20, 2018 Loaded Dog Folk Club 0

————————————————————— Sat 17th February (3rd Sat) – Chaika + Graham Knights (UK) Sat 17th March (3rd Sat) – Alistair Brown (UK) + Ian Russell (UK) Sat 21st April (3rd Sat) – Bruce Watson + Cathy Rytmeister Sat 26th […]

Australian Recordings

Review: “Home” by Danny Spooner

April 17, 2018 Bush Music Club 0

In January 1956 when the 15-month old Bush Music Club released the first issue of Singabout, the Journal of Australian Folksong, the editorial stated BMC’s aims …to popularise Australian folk song, and to encourage the […]


Jane Austen Festival 2016

June 1, 2016 Folk Federation Admin 0

First timer’s report After 8 years of Jane Austen festivals in Canberra, I finally succumbed and attended this year’s festival held in both the Albert Hall and The Hyatt Hotel. For seasoned and novice dancers […]