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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. 

The Brisbane Folk History Project commenced in early 2007. Since inception the project has worked to document, through a variety of media, the history of folk music in the Brisbane region.

Documentation of the history of the Brisbane folk scene is proceeding through four interconnected projects:

  • the production of a Book based on oral histories
  • the collection and digitisation of photographs and ephemera
  • the collection and digitisation of audio recordings, with the eventual aim of compiling a CD of Brisbane folk music spanning seven decades
  • the digitisation and dissemination of Brisbane folk music videos from the 1980s to now

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 for financial support provided by the Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government and our ongoing partnership with the Queensland State Library.

For further information, or to find out how you can be a part of the Brisbane Folk History Project, contact our co-ordinator, Andrea Baldwin by .

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



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