Townsville born, now living in Nambour, Andrea Kirwin has embarked on a new recording project with an 11-piece line-up of Sunshine-coasters, including bass-man from Band Of Frequencies Oli at his new studios on Keil Mountain. Andrea performed live in on Scotty's Monday Morning show and you can hear her interview and songs by clicking below:
Andrea and Scotty
Caught backstage and enjoying last weekend's Noosa-Come-Together event, is great local muso, Barry Charles (co-founder of Noosa 101.3FM) seen here with his accompanist; drummer/jazz man Wayne Carleson of Boppin' The Blues,Tuesdays at noon. Also featured is big jazz and blues fan, also a Noosa FM presenter, Karl Kunkel, who can be heard weekly on Monday Drive at 4pm.
Local identity and blues man Bob Abbott with the Gypsy, heard Thursday nights, 6 to 8pm on Noosa FM with "Rockin' Rocola", 2 hours of a bit of the best of everything you'd expect from a classic rockin' juke box!
Bashful Bob with Chris Lofven, lovingly guarding his instrument, along with a couple of other lariken musicians - Pat Craigy and Jim Dowling - who were with Uncle Bob's Jug Band on the great day.
Our very own Barry Charles, seen here with his trusty drummer mate -
Wayne Carlson , of Boppin' The Blues. Wayne's wife, Ann completes this
happy picture. Ann was once one of our very valuable receptionists. About
time she returned, we say!
Here's Pat Craigie, Jim Dowling & that cheeky Chris Lofven, who had just finished backing Uncle Bob's Jug Band. Squashed in the middle is long-time volunteer of Noosa FM, Christine Line.
Chris with the boys in Uncle Bob's Jug Band
Chris and friends.
5/6/2017: Duet Anna and Jordan, from Maroochydore, released a new single and performed live this week in the studios of Noosa FM. You can hear their performances and interview here:
Phil Emmanuel has been playing guitar for over 50 years, has an album out, "The Story So Far" and another on the way. He was on fire at the Imperial last week. and Gypsy from Noosa FM spoke with him about his career, his craft and his advice for aspiring mus'os!
Ricky Pascoe and Auntie Melba Townsend
Stolen Generation survivor Ricky Pascoe and Elder Auntie Melba Townsend spoke about their experiences and vision for the way forward on the Monday with Mike program this week.
Aunty Melba Townsend
Elder Auntie Melba Townsend is a Family Support Worker with the Intensive Family Support Service unit of United Synergies and has a specialist role as a respondent for families enduring bereavement after suicide She speaks about her people, her job and her experiences as a first nations descendant of those who arrived here during the years of “Black-birding”.
In Part 1 of the interview, Auntie Melba describes her country and people and her role in the community, particularly in relation to the incidence of suicide and the subsequent affects on family and friends.
In Part 2 Auntie Melba offers some suggestions and reveals her “Black-birding” heritage and some history of the practice and the contributions "Pacifika" people have made to Queensland, as recognized with bi-partisan support in 2000.
In Part 3 youth issues are discussed and the intensive support services that are often required to help people get "back on the track“ in a culturally appropriate way, and a call-out for more training for Indigenous support workers to help in these areas.
Below are links to the interviews:
Ricky Pascoe is a passionate advocate for his people, well-informed in the history of colonisation and traditions of his First Nations culture, and a survivor of the Stolen Generation.
In Part 1 of the interview Ricky describes the areas, languages and customs of his people and how they suffered, during, for example, the Northern NSW massacres.
In Part 2 , Ricky reveals the importance of a totem to Aboriginal people, the affects of displacement and the removal of children from their families.
In Part 3, Ricky reveals his own experiences as a member of the Stolen Generation, the challenges and consequences of separation and disbursement and his hopes for the future.
To mark Reconciliation Week, Auntie Heather Castledine spoke to Mike Scott about the history and significance of both the Reconciliation Movement and the "Defying The Borders" walks she instigated to raise awareness of the colonial practice of creating borders around settlementsof creating borders around settlements across Australia, over which Aboriginal people, and other people of other non-European cultures, were forbidden to cross after dark.
Auntie Heather is the past Aboriginal co-chair for Reconciliation Queensland, and says, while she has a number of nationalities in her heritage, she is most proud of her aboriginality. "I've always wanted to do something, to make a difference... I want to give something back to help make the culture strong." she declares.
In this 3-part segment, just before Reconciliation Week 2017, Auntie Heather provides an insight into the history and significance of the Reconciliation movement, the "Defying the Borders' walks, the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum and the 150th anniversary year of the cessation of the practice of "Blackbirding" . Next Monday we'll be talking with Auntie Melba Townsend from United Synergies about her work in the community, and local band @In2Nation !
(See audio players below picture for recordings of the interview). Hope you find this interview as compelling as I did! ....Mike Scott.
Auntie Heather Castledinei is pictured above
Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington and Councillor Jess Glasgow turned out in force to help us support and celebrate this year's 2017 Booin Gari Festival.
Video: Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington interview with Therase Burke at 2017 Booin Gari Festival.
Therase Burke also spoke with Councillor Jess Glasgow at the Booin Gari Festival 2017.
Emily Wurramara being interviewed by Therase Burke at the 2017 Booin Gari Festival.
Originally from Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, growing up Emily loved hearing her uncles sing, but also realized that women from her community rarely sang in public. Wanting to inspire and empower members of her community, especially young Indigenous women, to find their voice,
Emily sings original music both in English and Anindilyakwa, her original language.(Source: www.emilywurramara.com.au)
Sean Choolburra had us laughing!!!!
Sean is a well renowned Aboriginal Australian comedian known for his high energy performances, dance moves and witty comedy.Thank Sean! (https://www.seanchoolburra.com.au/)
BOOIN GARI - Come This Way in Gubbi Gubbi language.
Another highly successful Booin Gari Indigenous Culture Festival last Tuesday at the Lions Park, Noosaville, thanks to the Gubbi Gubbi people of this area. Noosa FM 1013 were there again this year, capturing the sights and sounds of this wonderful educational and entertaining annual event, and you can see highlights on our Events Page as we continue to upload photos, stories and videos of the day.
The Kitty Kats visited our studio last week to record some wonderful and harmonious stingers for the station. Many thanks to them for generously giving their time for the production.
Pictured: the Kitty Kats, Bob Wraith, Paul Ritchie and Myra Doyle.
The first Monday Morning with the Mike AMRap radio show on Noosa FM this week was a blast, thanks to Olivia Ruth.
Local The Lyrical released his latest single "Teach Me", live and exclusively on radio with Scotty on the "Monday with Mike" show this week, and you can hear it now, and part of the interview, by clicking the link below the photo.
They're all talking about it, so why not dive in to the weekly program guide and check out our Winter Season Programs.
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Noosa FM are thrilled to announce that thanks to Noosa Council we have been able to significantly upgrade our Recording Studio aka Studio 3.
The new state of the art equipment and software will greatly benefit the station and provide a much needed boost to our competitive edge in this fierce market place.
Thank you Noosa Council for all your support!
Phil Brown from Noosa FM 101.3 spoke with Janet de Neefe, the director of The Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali Indonesia in October 2016. Phil travels there each year and represents the station as a media volunteer. This interview covers the events at that festival, held in this cooler region of the southern lush plains on the island of Bali.
(Photo: Janet de Neefe).
Kris Waldron talks with Wheelchair Friendly Project Manager Chris Filmer on supporting people in wheelchairs in our community.
Good access also benefits parents of children in prams, people with temporary illness of injury, older Australians or delivery people and shoppers with heavy bags and trolleys.
For further details please contact Chris on 0499 592 112 and find out how your facility can be wheelchair friendly or get your wheelchair friendly sign/sticker for the entrance of your business/building.