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Phillipa McGuinness, The Year Everything Changed: 2001 (2018) Phillipa McGuinness reminds us in her preface to The Year Everything Changed that in 1988, the bicentenary of James Cooks visit to Australias east coast, a number of substantial books called slice histories were published: Continue reading
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Photos by Stuart Bucknell, full album on our Facebook page Timber and Steel loves a good festival, and Woodford is no exception. The premiere Folk Festival is forever growing and developing to highlight and showcase both the beauty of the natural surrounds, and a diverse array of musical greats and emerging artists. The beauty of 
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Makeda brings an avant-garde sensibility to underground club music with Me, First, the lead single off an upcoming EP which explores the colonial histories of Australia and the UK
Melbourne-based musician, DJ and artist Makeda creates imaginative dance music with a left-field sonic palette and an implicit social commentary. Taking a holistic approach to her artistic undertakings, Makeda brings an avant-garde sensibility to underground club music. Her dedication to experimentation and storytelling have seen her perform at Dark Mofo, Soft Centre, Vivid and Next Wave alongside artists like Oscar Key Sung and Air Max 97.
Drawing on her familial connection to Londons Afro-Caribbean community, Makedas indebtedness to jungle, breakbeat and bass music is on display in Me, First, the murky first single off her upcoming EP Lifetrap. At the same time, Lifetrap represents an estrangement from that heritage. I was fascinated by how I was connected to the community at the same time as feeling really isolated from it. Im coming at it like an alien she says of the project, and this sense of alienation comes through on Me, First. The track, released on Melbourne label Nice Music, deploys techno textures and a deep low end to maximum effect.
Check out Me, First below:
Take Me To Town, the 3CD, 47 track compilation of contemporary Australian alt-country music is heading to Tamworth 2019, with a very special showcase gig featuring an all-star line-up of Ben Leece & Left Of The Dial, Katie Brianna, The Weeping Willows, Hana & Jessie-Lee, Lachlan Bryan, Jen Mize and Mitch Power. If you are
This Week in Folk All the News From The Week That Was Releases This Week Nightingale Jess DeLuca iTunes Rattlesnake Neyla Pekarek iTunes Remind Me Tomorrow Sharon Van Etten iTunes Hillbilly Synthesiser The Pigs iTunes Timber and Steel Recommends Go To This Gig Illawarra Folk Festival Thursday 17th to Sunday 
Alexis Wright, Tracker: Stories of Tracker Tilmouth (Giramondo 2017) This is a book of yarns. Ill start this blog post with one of them. In the mid 1990s at the Gulf of Carpentaria, Murrandoo Yanner was involved in negotiations with Ian Williams, the general Continue reading
Hayesville caught our ear with this rich and stately vocal sound. Hes a Swedish singer songwriter now based in Cologne, Germany and he counts Songs: Ohia as an influence which instantly makes him a winner in our book. Its a classic sound that he goes for, quite baroque at times, a gothic Americana of sorts
All The Best is FBis flagship storytelling show and podcast produced at FBi Radio in Sydney in association with SYN and Triple R in Melbourne. Executive Producer Allison Chan shares her favourite episodes of 2018 to whet your appetite for a new year of new Australian storytelling.
Is an unanswered text message scarier than an actual ghost sighting? This ep features eerie tales of hauntings in the nations capital, an abandoned smoothie shop and text messages left hanging.
Our names help to define us legally, socially and culturally. Changing a name is a tricky process for anyone, especially when that anyone is an entire nation.
Were pulling back the curtain. Were lifting the lid. Listen in as we show you what really goes in to making an episode of All The Best.
Stories about relying on underpaying, insecure cash-in-hand jobs and living to laugh at the tale, and turning cringe-worthy customer interactions into art comics to be precise.
Earth! Fire! Wind! Water! Heart!
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I am so looking forward to being back at the console this week.
We start the show with a bit of unfinished business from last, with 2 more episodes left on Beauty and this week its James Franklin with Beauty and Mathematics.
My special guest at 11:00 am is Andrew Tink, auth pr Honeysuckle Creek: The Story of Tome Reid, A Little Dish and Neil Armstrongs First Step. It will be 50 years this year since that historic footstep and the story is still as thrilling today.
Music yes, you guessed all about the moon.
Looking forward to your company!
Rumour has it that PJ will return to retake the chair on Dial Afrika next week, January 16 at 9am. By popular demand, humbled and excited to continue a program he started seven years ago, theres every chance that this could be more than mere rumour.
Returning from a 6 month sabbatical during which took him to
Thailand on a Holistic Health Getaway and to climb the mountain Mae
Taeng, (lady lying down) in Chiang Mai. A feat he says, has to be
included on his bucket list.
Dial Afrika is real Afrikan radio highlighting arts, culture, history and the very best in sounds and music from across the continent and Global Afrikan Community.
For his first show, listeners will be treated to some almost forgotten favourites, and a special segment highlighting some new releases from some of Southern Afrikas new and young generation of artists, composers and performers.
To verify if this is rumour or not, tune in to Eastside Radio 89.7FM 9am Jan. 16, eastsidefm.org (on demand) on the worldwide web.Dont miss this first of many, and let music be the link that unites us!
Sydney artist Elsen Price has released a global sounds single Birth: The Spirit Begins a lead single from his album Death of the Spirit and the Rise of the Pointless. Encapsulating emotions into his music, Birth: The Spirit Begins is a new classical instrumental single filled with double-bass grooves that tells the story of human expression without any words.
On the single, Elsen said, The single is an expression of an individual before they succumb to the categorical life, with a freedom of ideas, moods, passion and pursuit,
The highly anticipated album, Death of the Spirit and the Rise of the Pointless is a creative expression of the continuing development in Global Culture for the systematic organising and labelling of all individual people.
On the album, Elsen said, Any moments of being silly, wrong, right, arrogant, humble, progressive, conservative, caring, oppressive or any activity slightly against the mundane and normal, is filmed, written about, photographed, supported, destroyed or even worshiped,
This 5-track-album conceptualises the decline of human connection to its environment and reality, and the rise of inhuman order, control, rules, regulations and limits.
Elsen Price is an Australian Double Bassist and composer based in Sydney, Australia. As a featured artist, Elsen has performed both locally and internationally at BassEurope (Prague), Yilan International Art Festival (Taipei), Audio Foundation (Auckland), Sydney Festival, Vivid Festival, MONA and Woodford Folk Festival.
With over 20 years experience as a bass player, Elsen has performed alongside Josh Groban (Multi Grammy Award Winning), Mike Patton (Faith No More), Lee R...
This critically acclaimed outdoor theatre production delivers music, songs, and laughs. There is fun for young and old as the Head Chief Rabbit transforms the audience into rabbits with a waggle of the ears and a wiggle of the nose. The young rabbits are encouraged to get involved in the action and are given every opportunity to scream out loud, sing along and become part of the adventure. With laughs and surprises for children and adults, this is interactive theatre at its best.
Celebrating 16 years in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, The Wind in the Willows is Australias best-loved affordable family entertainment, so pack a picnic, grab the kids and join in the fun!
What: The Wind in the Willows
When: 5 27 Jan 2019 (Various Times)
Where: Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
For More Information & To Book Online Click Here
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At age 24 Jessica is set for a long and successful sporting career in both Canoe and Kayak. Her love of white water events is no surprise as both her parents were coaches of the Australian Olympic team in these events.
Her eyes are very much on the future both with her rigorous training regime and her studies in Psychology.
With seven World Championship gold medals in individual events she is the most successful paddler, male or female, in World Championship history.
She chats to GT Tuesday 3pm and shares the music that inspires her.
If youd like to see Jess in action she is about to compete in international events at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium (8-10 and 15-17 February). Both these events are free for spectators.
Follow Jessica on social media via Instagram @jessfox94 or Facebook
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Joseph Jarman (September 14, 1937 January 9, 2019) 82yo. was a jazz musician, composer, and Shinshu Buddhist priest. He was one of the first members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians and a member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago.
Jarman grew up in Chicago, Illinois. At DuSable High School he
studied drums with Walter Dyett, switching to saxophone and
clarinet when he joined the United States Army after graduation.
During his time there, he was part of the 11th Airborne Division
Band for a year.
The AACM and his solo band
After he was discharged from the army in 1958, Jarman attended Wilson Junior College, where he met bassist Malachi Favors Maghostut and saxophonists Roscoe Mitchell, Henry Threadgill, and Anthony Braxton. These men would often perform long jam sessions at the suggestion of their professor Richard Wang (now with Illinois University). Mitchell introduced Jarman to pianist Muhal Richard Abrams, and Jarman, Mitchell, and Maghostut joined Abrams Experimental Band, a private, non-performing ensemble, when that group was founded in 1961. The same group of musicians continued to play together in a variety of configurations, and went on to found the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in 1965, along with Fred Anderson and Phil Cohran.
Jarmans solo recording career began at this time with two
releases on the Delmark Label which included non-conforming
recording methods, such as spoken word and little instruments, the
latter a technique that Jarman and Mitchell would use to
effectiveness in the Art Ensemble. The band he fronted and used
during these recordings between 1966 and 1968 included Fred
Anderson (tenor sax), Billy Brimfield (trumpet), Charles Clark
(bass), Christopher Gaddy (piano) and Thurman Barker (drums).
However, in 1969 Clark and Gaddy both died and Jarman disbanded his
The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Equal Interest
Shortly after his bandmates Clark and Gaddy died in 1969, Jarman joined Mitchell, Maghostut and Lester Bowie (trumpet) in the Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble in 1967; the group would be later rounde...
Anderson .Paak dropped in to Arvos with Tommy Codling and, with both of them perched on the mixing desk as per A.Ps pre-interview demands, they chatted about his latest album Oxnard and all the intense collabs contained therein.
They also got into drumming while singing, touristing while touring and going (v politely) head to head with Dre in the studio,
Yeah [Dre] mixed the whole record. Forty-two times. Haha nah seemed like it Were both control freaks I think we were driving each other crazy. Id be like Ah, Dre do you think, um, I think the drums are just a little thin and hed be like I was listening back at the beach house and I wanna change this and that, and I dont know about this song. But it was cool to have a co-pilot, someone of his stature.
Collaboration is integral to .Paaks process and on Oxnard he relished the chance to witness his collaborators processes. From sending a track to the relentlessly in-demand Kendrick Lamar with fingers crossed, to working from the ground up with J. Cole, to watching Dre and Q-Tip build it old school brick by brick.
They also chatted about the hometown camaraderie that binds his band The Free Nationals, the late great Mac Miller, and getting tight with Kendrick. Listen to the whole thing up top.
This Week in Folk All the News From The Week That Was Releases This Week CMAA: Winners 2019 Various iTunes Timber and Steel Recommends Go To This Gig The Fretless Friday 11th to Sunday 13th January Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS Wednesday 16th January Rosny Farm, Rosny Park, TAS Thursday 17th 
A veteran of the music industry at age 20, UK wunderkind Mahalia makes soul-pop thats equal parts wise, playful and self-assured. Coincidentally this is also the ingredients list for her interview on Arvos with Tanya Ali.
Ahead of a run of sold out debut Australian shows, Mahalia swung by the studio to chat about songwriting, a kangaroo named Dot and the white male-dominated music industry as traversed by a young woman of colour from outside the city:
[When I got signed] there wasnt one person in the beginning that I felt I could relate to cos at first it was like theres no women here and then it was like hold on now theres women but theres no women of colour here whos going to understand me?
The chat wound through dream collabs, why Mahalia writes about love all the time (because just let me be a 20 year old whos living a 20 year olds life ok?), Falls Festival, Field Day and Cardi Bs undeniable queen-ness:
This is me speaking as a fan who generally loves her, even I sometimes watch her instagram and Im like ugh, girl what are you doing? But watching her on stage I was like you are amazing and you are a superstar, and I think people have to respect that.
So much more than this too! Listen back to the whole chat up top.
John Purcell, The Girl on the Page (Fourth Estate 2018) This is a quick, fun read about the current parlous state of fiction publishing set in London, written by an Australian whose biographical note says that, like one of the books characters, he Continue reading
The second club night of the summer pulled together two of Sydneys favourite on air shows for a night of thumping floor fillers. When Switch hits the decks its coiled up club sounds that get limbs working overtime and when Sidechains are in the house its pulsing, high energy club music in force. But, when the two come together its an all out club-ready super mix thats every electro punters dream.
Joining the two superpowers on the night were very special guests Ninajirachi and Sophiegrophy who both made level 4 of the Kings Cross Hotel rumble. While Denzel Sterling, Sandro Dallarmi, Kilimi and Isa all flexed their unique take on club music from Sydney and beyond.
FBi Club Night #2 @ Kings Cross Hotel | 21.12.18 | Photos by Wylie Miller...
SIMA is back at the Sound Lounge in 2019 with the JAZZ NOW Summer Series and a wonderful guitar special to mark the occasion. inner of the 2010 Freedman Jazz Fellowship, guitarist Ben Hauptmann leads a stripped back, fully acoustic ensemble, playing music from his two albums and a collection of new material.
Winner of the 2010 Freedman Jazz Fellowship, guitarist Ben Hauptmann leads a stripped back, fully acoustic ensemble, playing music from his two albums and a collection of new material. Ben Hauptmann is a prestigious guitarist/composer based on the Central Coast in NSW. Winner of the 2010 Freedman Jazz Fellowship and 2nd place winner in the 2007 National Jazz Awards at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz.
Ben has worked a diverse range of artists including Dr G Yunupingu, Bandaluzia Flamenco, Katie Noonan, Lior, Justine Clarke, Vince Jones, Dami Im, Jack Ladder, Bluejuice, Micheline Van Hautem, Bertie Blackman, Donny Benet, Meow Meow and Tal Wilkenfeld. Ben has contributed to many recordings including the 2015 ARIA winning The Gospel Album by Dr G Yunupingu, he has released two albums under his own name and has produced and co-produced multiple others.
BEN HAUPTMANN acoustic resonator guitar | FRANCO RAGGATT acoustic resonator guitar | ARNE HANNA acoustic guitar | HARRY SUTHERLAND piano | ZOE HAUPTMANN double bass | EVAN MANNELL percussion
What: SIMA Jazz Now
Who: Ben Hauptmann
Where: Venue 505
When: 8pm Friday 8th January
To Find Out More & To Book Online Click Here
Extending Creative Spaces To You!
The City of Sydney is the local government authority responsible for the city centre and more than 30 suburbs within our boundaries. They provide essential local services, including their network of libraries, which provides a variety of free resources to you. These include borrowing books, magazines, toys, emovies, ebooks, ecomics and more.
Now, the City of Sydneys Library is opening up more creative opportunities for you!
Want to learn how to enhance digital images, design layouts or create graphics? Affordable short Adobe courses (running between 2 and 4 hours) are now on offer! Learn the basics or boost your skills with courses to suit complete beginners through to Advanced. Courses are available for Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator!
Or perhaps youd be more interested in borrowing a guitar, or playing retro video games for free? Well the City of Sydneys newest library in Green Square is extending their free services to you! Members get free access to use acoustic and electric guitars and borrow retro video game consoles like Atari and mobile streaming devices. Library membership is free if you live in NSW! You can even hire a music room for rehearsals, with a baby grand piano available to you!
THE JUNGLE BOOK THE NEXT CHAPTER
A brand-new production of Rudyard Kiplings childrens classic
The Jungle Book The Next Chapter is a fun-filled, energetic musical adventure that invites the audience to join in the action when Baloo the bear and Mowgli, the young orphan boy raised in the jungle by wolves meet again several years after Mowgli has left the jungle.
Together, through a concert style-show full of original songs, interactive fun and multimedia, they bring to life Mowglis exciting escapades growing up in the jungle with Bagheera the black panther, Kaa the python, Shere Kahn the tiger, the cheeky Monkeys and the Jackal.
Adapted by Glenn Elston with music by Paul Norton
High energy performanceskeeps smiles on the faces of kids of all agesa crowd pleaser A rumble in the jungle that takes some beating! The Herald Sun
Great hysterical fun for the whole family, thoroughly recommended The Age
What: The Jungle Book
Where: Vaulcuse Hourse
When: 10 27 January 2019
For More Information & To Book Online...
This Week in Folk All the News From The Week That Was Timber and Steel Recommends Go To This Gig Les Poules a Colin Friday 4th January Le Penelopes @ Kirwans Bridge Estate, Nagambie, VIC Saturday 5th January Fireside Sessions House Concert, Warrandyte, VIC Sunday 6th January WinexSam, Seymour, VIC Friday 
Were so proud to be a part of Barnardos Gifts for Kids as part of our Xmas Supporter Drive. And by the sounds of it theyre pretty happy with us too
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Because of YOUR help, your direct involvement with our 2018 Gifts for Kids appeal, we surpassed our goal of reaching over 10,000 gifts for the first time ever!
The number of gifts we estimate that were received either by way of direct donation to us or by purchasing a gift online was more than 11,400!
We also received cash donations over the value of $20,000! Part of this money went to the specific purpose to purchase movie vouchers which was our biggest ask from our centres.
To our corporate and small business partners, schools, volunteers, community groups and families who all contributed to the success of this years appeal, we thank you from the bottom of my heart! The number of people that volunteered to help in our storeroom, the community spirit to hold gift and toy drives, those that drove to our storeroom at Wentworth Park, Wentworth Park for allowing us use of the space (and Sunny!), the sorting, the packing, eating chocolate and more the success of this is because of you all!
We feel very humbled and privileged to have been part of this appeal and meeting you all either through your volunteering services, your toy/gift drives, phone calls and email conversations. We would like to say so much more, but those of you that have met me, know how easily we tear up with this appeal and how we know it helps so many in our care.
Below is just a small little thank you video our team put together. We hope you enjoy it!
Thank you again from all of us at Barnardos and the Gifts for Kids Team and we hope we can work together once again for the 2019 appeal.
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