'Come All Ye'
The longest running folk music program on Australian radio still with its
original presenter, heard each week on 2MCE-FM since 1976.
Tune in Sunday afternoons from 12.00 to 2.00 on 92.3 in Bathurst and 94.7 in
Orange. Now streaming to the world via
The 'Come All Ye'
website contains playlists going back to 1998.
Nodding Thistles Bush Band
The sound of Australia.
An almost traditional Australian folk band based in Bathurst, with music for all
occasions. Ideal entertainment for any family, corporate or school events.
Established in 1994 and well known across the region.
Songs sung - tunes played - dances taught.
Music from the Celtic edge.
A folk band playing traditional music from Europe's Atlantic coast. Familiar Scottish and Irish
tunes sit comfortably alongside their less well known musical cousins from
Brittany, Asturias and Galicia. The band members have over 150 years combined
experience playing celtic music. Between them they have played everywhere from
Auchtermuchty to Auckland; from the Orkney Islands to Lord Howe Island; from
Baddeck Yacht Club on Cape Breton Island to Bodmin Folk Club in Cornwall, from
the Gulgong Opera House to the International Music Hall in Grass Valley,
California; from the Thorn Creek Grill in Moscow, Idaho, to the Liverpool Bar in
Senor Cabrales has performed at many Australian Festivals, including the
National Folk Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Illawarra Folk Festival, Port
Adelaide Celtica Festival, Majors Creek Folk Festival, Fleurieu Folk Festival,
the Turning Wave Festival and Gulgong Folk Festival.
"The best bit was looking at the different glasses they all wear."
(Lucy Wise, musician and amateur optician; 2010)
The band website:
Bathurst Folk Club
The Club has a history of concerts going back to the 1980s, but is currently in
There will be better times ahead for Bathurst Folk Club.
to read a brief history of the Club.
to see an impressive list of concerts hosted by the Club.
Since gaining a training qualification some time last century, I have
specialised in the delivery of training at radio stations in the community
broadcasting sector, usually in association with the Community Broadcasting
Association of Australia.
Funds are available through the Community Broadcasting Foundation to assist
licensed community radio stations to provide accredited skills training for
broadcasters, staff and volunteers. This is nationally recognised training which
helps stations and presenters to make better radio programs. This is a good thing.
Training is quite flexible. It can be a short course of several units over one
weekend right up to a Certificate in Broadcasting (Radio), which can then lead
to diploma or degree level qualifications.
Contact me for more information or visit the websites of the Community
Broadcasting Association of Australia or the Community Broadcasting Foundation.
Click to see a page of folk related links
These have been informally assembled over time and I don't necessarily visit
them regularly, so please let me know if any links don't work.
Click on the images appearing below to visit some other sites I like.