Six month anniversary for Celtic Jam Online

  Back in March 2020 we converted our weekly jam session to a successful online format.  It was a temporary measure until things returned to “normal”.  What we didn’t realize then was that online would become our “normal” this year ,...

Three month anniversary for Celtic Jam Online

  Ok, it’s true, 3 months is not a very long milestone to celebrate an anniversary! But replacing a room full of players jamming together with an online platform where you can only hear one person at a time…  that doesn’t sound like a recipe for...

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...