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

The Cairns Festival gets underway tomorrow – as always, there’s some great local music on the program. Listen as Tony Hillier picks some highlights. PLAYLIST  Shape Of The Day — Mangrove Jack – self-titled album Rum and Coca-Cola from the new Seaman Dan album A Caribbean […]

THE 33rd TABLELANDS FOLK FESTIVAL – TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

One of the great feats of Australian musical longevity is the Tablelands Folk Festival – which gets underway tonight and runs through the coming weekend at Yungaburra, on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands, a comfortable drive west of Cairns. The festival began in 1981 as a […]

SPOTLIGHT ON CAIRNS FESTIVAL – TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

Tony Hillier is one of Australia’s leading music journalists and a musician of long standing here in far north Queensland. His informed and insightful coverage of music features in The Weekend Australian and Rhythms magazine http://rhythms.com.au/ Tony Hillier’s World of Music is also available as […]

LEONARD COHEN COMING TO CAIRNS – TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

It’s just been announced that the great Leonard Cohen 2013 tour of Australia will include a concert at the Cairns Convention Centre on Tuesday November 26th. Ticket sales begin next Tuesday. The great poet & songsmith is now 78, much admired by music lovers and […]