OUR OWN ITINERANT BLUES MAN — ANDY “SUGARCANE” COLLINS

Today we spend some time with local bluesman Andy “Sugarcane” Collins. Andy came to FNQ in the early 70s, when the Cairns waterfront was known as the Barbary Coast, renowned for its robust music scene and often rowdy nightlife. Andy had one of the hottest […]

HAS YOUR DOG GOT FLEAS? WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

Have you got a dog? Chances are that dog might have some fleas. A research project has just begun in Cairns looking at the effectiveness of flea treatments. The researchers would like your help. Fleas go back to the age of dinosaurs — they’ve been […]

EUGENE “HIDEAWAY” BRIDGES AT THE CAIRNS BLUES FESTIVAL

The annual Cairns Blues Festival gets underway tomorrow at Fogarty Park — with a great line-up of local and overseas performers. This afternoon I met the man I’m sure will be the highlight of the festival, Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges. He was making music by the […]