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Welcome to the
Brisbane Folk History Project

The Brisbane Folk History Project Inc. is dedicated to the recording and preservation of the history of the Brisbane folk music scene.  Brisbane has arguably the most vibrant folk music scene of all the major cities in Australia. The depth of talent among the local musicians, singers and organisers is outstanding, yet folk music and folk culture is little known in the mainstream.  The music of this enthusiastic and talented group marks our common heritage, interests and community culture.

Our folk music is one of the ways in which we express who we are as a community.  Our music carries on a tradition of social commentary, activism, and creativity.  The stories in song and verse handed down through the many songwriters and musicians in our folk music family are of historical importance not just to us but also to the wider community. 

Since 2007, the BFHP has engaged in research and collection of materials and the recording of the recollections of many of those prominent in the folk music life of Brisbane.  Dozens of interviews have been conducted and transcribed to date. This process is ongoing.

Once completed, we plan to publish and exhibit the work of the Brisbane Folk History Project in a number of complementary ways:

  • A Book which, with photographs and other illustrations will paint a vivid picture of Brisbane's folk music heritage.
  • A compilation CD of Brisbane folk music artists, past and present.
  • An Exhibition of photographs and memorabilia.

The Brisbane Folk History Project Inc. has been granted incorporation as an association.

Membership of the BFHP is open to all, and any assistance is gratefully accepted.  

We are grateful to the Brisbane City Council for their support of our project.

For further information, or to find out how you can be a part of the Brisbane Folk History Project, contact our co-ordinator, John Thompson by or phone on 0416 032  573.

Michael Tully
President, Brisbane Folk History PRoject
Home: 07 3255 8268, Mob: 0408 152 614

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