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THE MUSIC OF CAIRNS FESTIVAL – TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

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The Cairns Festival gets underway tomorrow – as always, there’s some great local music on the program. Tony Hillier picks some highlights.

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PLAYLIST 

Shape Of The DayMangrove Jack – self-titled album

Rum and Coca-Cola from the new Seaman Dan album A Caribbean Songbook

 Kick It from the new Kooii  album Call Out

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2014 in EFFINCUE, music, rd on the road, Tony Hillier's World of Music

 

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COWBOYS V CRONULLA & KARMICHAEL HUNT ON THE MOVE AGAIN – PHIL STALEY’S THOUGHTS ON SPORTS

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Australians love their sport – but I reckon no-one loves their sport quite like our Phil Staley. Indoor, outdoor, winter summer or somewhere in between – Phil loves it all. Stand at his desk here at ABC Far North and you get the feeling you’ve just run on to Lang Park or the MCG. Phil has a gift for talking about sport in a way that even people who can’t stand sport will enjoy.

He gets past the hype and the stats to the magic ingredient that makes sport so compelling – the people who play it and the people who love it. Phil talks about sport each Friday on ABC Far North at 5:15pm – now you can tune in online as well. Phil’s Thoughts on Sports are podcast too – search Phil Staley in your podcast app.

This week: the race for top 8 places in the NRL & AFL, North Queensland Cowboys v Cronulla, and Karmichael Hunt changes code – again.

LISTEN

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Posted by on August 29, 2014 in EFFINCUE, Phil Staley Thoughts on Sports, rd on the road

 

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SEARCHING FOR HELLS GATE – AN FNQ ART DETECTIVE STORY

HG COMIn 1969, a group of far north Queensland artists began a search for Hells Gate – a by then lost location at the heart of the Palmer River gold rush 100 years earlier. Percy Trezise, Dick Roughsey, Ray Crooke and anthropologist  Frank Woolsten went in to tough country in the Kennedy Creek region of Cape York Peninsula, at the start of a lengthy exploration of history, country and story. The story of that long journey is eloquently told in an exhibition about to open at the Cairns Regional Gallery – Searching for Hells Gate.

Hells Gate was a pass in the Great Dividing Range and a significant short cut on the journey from the Palmer goldfields back to Cooktown, the closest town and port. As the name implies, it was a hellish place, very difficult to traverse and the ideal place to ambush a prospector and relieve him of his gold. Hells Gate became part of the mythology of the gold rush, but its precise location was forgotten by the early 1900s.

In 1969, Percy, Dick and Raye set out to find Hells Gate – it was the start of a long creative friendship, an exploration of indigenous and European Cape York history, and the creation of some tremendous art.

LISTEN to Percy Trezise and curator Justin Bishop. :

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Searching For Hells Gate runs from 29 August – 9 November 2014 at the Cairns Regional Gallery.

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2014 in Cairns Queensland, Cape York Peninsula, EFFINCUE, far north Queensland

 

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THE SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR IN CAIRNS – TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

Choirs are our theme this week on Tony Hillier’s World of Music – in honour of the Soweto Gospel Choir visit to Cairns. Their gig at the Tanks Arts Centre was sold out long in advance – not surprisingly. Music from them and other choirs from  the South Pacific, Bulgaria and Haiti/Cuba.

PLAYLIST

Seteng Sediba — Soweto Gospel Choir — African Spirit (2008)

Morotiri Nei — The Tahitian Choir —  self-titled 1992 album

Pilentze Pee — Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares —  self-titled 1988 album

Chen Nan Ren — The Creole Choir of Cuba — Tande-La.(2010)

Shosholoza  — Soweto Gospel Choir — African Spirit (2008)

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Posted by on August 24, 2014 in EFFINCUE, music, Tony Hillier's World of Music

 

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IS THE ASADA SAGA OVER? COWBOYS V SOUTHS – PHIL STALEY’S THOUGHTS ON SPORTS

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Australians love their sport – but I reckon no-one loves their sport quite like our Phil Staley. Indoor, outdoor, winter summer or somewhere in between – Phil loves it all. Stand at his desk here at ABC Far North and you get the feeling you’ve just run on to Lang Park or the MCG. Phil has a gift for talking about sport in a way that even people who can’t stand sport will enjoy.

He gets past the hype and the stats to the magic ingredient that makes sport so compelling – the people who play it and the people who love it. Phil talks about sport each Friday on ABC Far North at 5:15pm – now you can tune in online as well. Phil’s Thoughts on Sports are podcast too – search Phil Staley in your podcast app.

This week: does the apparent deal with Cronulla end the long running ASADA investigation: and the clash of the NRL round – North Queensland Cowboys v South Sydney.

 
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Posted by on August 22, 2014 in EFFINCUE, Phil Staley Thoughts on Sports, Sport

 

NEW RELEASES FROM TWO OF THE GREATS – TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

Two of America’s most endearing and enduring troubadours have simultaneously released two of the strongest records of their respective careers 44 years after their debut albums. Loudon Wainwright III and Chris Smither share other characteristics and qualities. Both are uncompromising and committed singer-songwriters whose consummate blues, country and folk-flavoured compositions record life’s absurdities, injustices, vicissitudes et al with wit and wisdom, candour and concision and an ear for poetic rhyme. In this week’s World of Music, TONY HILLIER picks the eyes out of their respective new releases, Haven’t Got The Blues (Yet) and Still On The Levee.

PLAY LIST

Depression Blues from Loudon Wainwright III’s new album Haven’t Got The Blues (Yet)

Love You Like A Man Chris Smither Still On The Levee

The Morgue  Loudon Wainwright III

What They Say Chris Smither

 

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Posted by on August 15, 2014 in EFFINCUE, music, rd on the road, Tony Hillier's World of Music

 

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