WORLD MUSIC IN CAIRNS NEXT YEAR – TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

My favourite Cairns music venue is the Tanks Arts Centre There’s plenty of history and atmosphere in what was a series of concrete fuel tanks built during World War Two. They contained crude oil that was pumped through underground pipes to fuel Navy ships on […]

JONI MITCHELL AT 70 – TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

One of the most influential musicians of all time turned 70 this month – the great Joni Mitchell Joni first reached into our lives in the mid 60s, with songs most people would have called folk music. But there was always something more than that […]

THE CAIRNS ESPLANADE – A WORLD FAMOUS BIRD WATCHING LOCATION

ABC Far North wildlife correspondent Martin Cohen and I have travelled far and wide this year to observe the amazing birds and animals of far north Queensland. One of the best things about living in FNQ is that you don’t have to travel very far […]