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 […]

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 […]

NEW FOLK SOUNDS FROM ENGLAND – TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

This week on Tony Hillier’s World of Music, we sample four new folk albums featuring English artists of diverse ages, but they share a connection – they all have a relationship of one form or another with the great British folk-rock pioneer Ashley Hutchings. PLAY […]

THE CAIRNS UKULELE FESTIVAL 2014 – TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

Cairns is the centre of the ukulele universe this weekend – with the 5th Cairns Ukulele Festival well underway. Players of the four-stringed instrument have come to far north Queensland from around Australia and from faraway shores to celebrate an instrument that evokes the tropics […]

THE MUSIC OF BRAZIL – TONY HILLIER’S WORLD CUP OF MUSIC

The world has been watching Brazil around the clock for a couple of weeks – as the football World Cup continues. And Brazil plays the round ball game with great style, skill and enthusiasm. This week’s World of Music reminds us that the powerhouse of […]