Music Podcast (ABC RN)
JJ Grey plays live10/06/15
Otis Redding is his hero, and he also wanted to be Elvis Costello in his younger years, but JJ Grey and his band Mofro now wear their southern gospel, blues, roots and soul influences proudly. JJ came into the RN Afternoon studios to play a couple of...
Creativity and Mental Health
We're all familiar with the cliché of the troubled artist, and links between creativity and mental health go back as far as Aristotle.But what are the links, if any, between creativity and mental health?
I hate myself
Fighting the black dog, a song by Justin Heazlewood AKA The Bedroom Philosopher.
Richard Tognetti- in conversation with Andrew Ford
The surfing violinist from Wollongong has led the Australian Chamber Orchestra for 25 years.
This San Diego native is touring incessantly following an onstage stroke and he has a new album called Folksinger.
Erik Griswold and Water Pushes Sand
New music from a Chinese-Australian big band
Sense of Place: Katie Noonan on Queensland's Stradbroke...
Singer-songwriter Katie Noonan escapes to North Stradbroke Island off the coast of Queensland whenever she needs some peace and quiet. Katie sings live in our studio and tells us why she'll always keep returning to this stunning island.
Denni Proctor makes dreamy tunes
Folk-guitarist turned 'folktronica' artist Denni Proctor speaks to RN Drive about her move towards electronica and Indigenous music.
The Vinyl Frontier: Tree-Huggers
James Lee and Michael Munson share their favourite vinyl tracks from the ABC Sound Library. This week: tree-huggers who have made music history.
Republic or death: in search of national anthems
What makes a good national anthem?
Top Shelf: Frode Sander Øien
Norwegian writer, singer songwriter and playwright, Frode Sander Øien on his five favourite things.
Renaissance Rock Stars
Dubbed the ‘rock stars of Renaissance vocal music ‘by The New York Times, UK-based The Tallis Scholars are recognised as one of the world's great sacred music ensembles. Founder Peter Phillips joins us to talk about their name sake, composer Thomas...
Mickey Mouse immortalised his sparkling orchestral piece, but there's much more to Paul Dukas.
Ólafur Arnalds: Icelandic composer and producer who's moved from hardcore punk to cinematic soundtracks for Broadchurch.
Tan Wei and the erhu
Music for the Chinese two-stringed bowed fiddle, the erhu.
She's been playing on stage since the age of 9, and these days Anne-Sophie Mutter is one of the world's revered violinists.
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino live at WOMADelaide
Hear Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino live at WOMADelaide.
Melinda Kirwin reveals her favourite love song
Falls lead singer Melinda Kirwin talks about optimism, life in LA, and why she wouldn't play her favourite love song at her wedding.
Jim Conway's last stand: part one
Last year, Australian musician Jim Conway performed his last stage show after more than forty years on the road—twenty of which were spent in a wheelchair due to Multiple Sclerosis. In this series, we chart his big life in music.
The mender of lost hearts
Using music to bring child soldiers closer to the place that's been taken away from them.
- Melbourne, VIC