The Life and Songs of Shirley Lynn – Part 1

It’s a cold Brisbane morning when I phone Shirley Lynn, a singer-songwriter, based in the much warmer Cairns. I first met Lynn at Song Trails, a weekend song writing workshop, Tully, in 2012 and was impressed by her constructive and enthusiastic communication and the original compositions she shared. Since then Lynn has been having someContinue reading “The Life and Songs of Shirley Lynn – Part 1”

Stillness, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Abstract Art: Saturday Writing Sagas 8

He asked me, ‘What do you think of abstract art?’ I replied, ‘I don’t have a background in art. I’m a storyteller. But I do like to photograph patterns in nature – ripples in water, how nature becomes abstracted art’ I was thinking how much art fascinates me, and yet I don’t know all it’sContinue reading “Stillness, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Abstract Art: Saturday Writing Sagas 8”

Finding the Zone in Song Writing – through Song Trails Tully

This year Tully Song Trails  gathered the musical experience of nineteen people from the ages of fifteen to seventy-eight years. All ages worked together and came from the genres of  bubble gum punk,  folk, country, rhythm and blues, and rock.  We had harp,  saxophones,  bass, flutes, guitar, trumpet and voices – high and low – allContinue reading “Finding the Zone in Song Writing – through Song Trails Tully”

Song Trails Returns to Tully time to get organised…

I’ve been at work in the creativity cocoon again, emerging for a walk to the corner store today, only to meet a lady who had been trapped in her home by slippery mud and had then been able to finally get out.  She had a huge smile on her face and was very chatty.  ThereContinue reading “Song Trails Returns to Tully time to get organised…”