Live Music Review

Van Morrison’s Masterpieces
Vince Jones and The Astral Orchestra
Blue Mountains Theatre
Friday, 14 February 2020

Written by Barry O’Sullivan
Illustrations by Lyndon Pike

Australia’s foremost jazz vocalist Vince Jones is currently
interpreting the classic albums Astral Weeks and Moondance on
stage in a series of concerts throughout Australia. Accompanied Continue reading “Live Music Review”

Jo’s Savoury Salmon Parcels

Gosh, it’s all rapidly changing now! Last week we looked forward to an easing by the weekend, this week it almost seems back to normal. Families have been visiting, school is going back next week and of course we can start entertaining at home. These salmon parcels are easy to Continue reading “Jo’s Savoury Salmon Parcels”

Meet Robert Albert AO, Fine Music Donor

About Robert
I am 83 years old, and have been married to my beautiful bride Lib for 51 years. I have 3 married children (2 girls and a boy) and 11 grandchildren. My family has been in the Music Publishing business for over 130 years. I learnt piano from the Continue reading “Meet Robert Albert AO, Fine Music Donor”

Between Two Worlds

Tchaikovsky’s orchestral works

Written by David Ogilvie

Photo: AF archive / Alamy Stock Photo


Despite being one of the most well-documented composers in history, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is arguably one of the most misunderstood. Invariably popular with the general public, largely because of his more emotional works, the almost hypnotic Continue reading “Between Two Worlds”

Meet Sue Jowell, Fine Music Donor

Fine Music presenter, Sue Jowell

About Sue

I emigrated from South Africa in 2007 at which point I “retired”. I have a degree in languages and a post-graduate diploma in Public Relations. As a PRO I worked for non-government organisations in the sphere of politics (SA Institute of Race Relations) Continue reading “Meet Sue Jowell, Fine Music Donor”