Brisbane Folk History Project

The year is 2007. Venturing into the State Library, seeking information about the Queensland folk scene, Michael Tully is shocked to discover THERE ISN'T ANY! He and Alison MacKenzie (now Bell) hatch the Brisbane Folk History Project and work to correct this execrable situation. Mary Brettell, Chris Wright, Andrea Baldwin and Julie Witney come on board, along with hundreds of hard-working volunteers and contributors.Fast-forward to 2019. SLQ now holds an extensive collection of Queensland folk memorabilia including songs, tunes, dances, programs, posters, publications. Over 2000 photos have been digitized. A YouTube channel hosts 100 videos dating back to 1978. And 'Brisbane Folk: Folk music in Brisbane 1950 to now' is launched at Woodfordia. Oral histories, anecdotes and insights from the people who forged the Queensland folk scene have been captured in the nick of time, to share with current and future generations of folkies, music historians and the curious general public. Whew.

Brisbane Folk History Project

How much do you know about Woodford and the Queensland folk scene? Learn more in this hilarious battle of memory hosted by the Brisbane Folk History Project (Cheat: buy Brisbane Folk from the Festival Shop or General Store to get a leg-up on the competition!)

Fri, Dec 27 9:30AM WorkShop