Kate Burke

“From a composition point of view, we need to think who we want to speak to… It’s not so much about hard and fast rules, but just having an understanding with others, a common language to speak.” Kate Burke Kate Burke , based in country NSW, has been...

Music Podcasts That Tell a Story

Overnight success… does it actually exist?Usually it’s anything but. There’s an element of mystique to an artist’s extraordinary talent and on-stage charisma, and who hasn’t fallen for the idea that musicians have been born into a different world to the rest of us,...

Introducing… Contradance!

“What I love about social dance is seeing a roomful of people in sync, the dancers and the musicians. There’s just nothing better, that buzz of live music and everyone responding to it”Judy Oleinikov, QuasiTrad contradance organiser.Here’s an excerpt from the...

Le Vent du Nord

If you’ve ever wanted to learn the secret Brunet Family recipe for le pouding chômeur (Poor Man’s Pudding), here’s your chance! Brothers André and Réjean, along with their bandmates, Simon, Nicolas and Olivier, were in Australia recently for the...

David Boulanger

“At around 16 years old… I was listening to a CD at a music store… that is the moment where I felt like I entered a world that I didn’t know anything about but that was pulling me towards itself.” If tradition is defined as “knowledge, innovation and...