Monday, February 16, 2009

Profile: Paul Lawler and Richenda Bridge

Paul and Richenda will be well- known to many involved in the Australian folk scene. Paul came to Australia in 1964 after previous involvement in folk music in England. Richenda has been an ardent Australian folk fan and occasional performer since her youth in Perth. After some footloose wandering, they settled in Maleny, Queensland in 1993. Both are engaged in a number of activities and continue to be heavily involved in folk music. Both have been profiled in Trad & Now.
There's plenty of information about them at their well-developed web site HERE covering just about everything. It's a site well worth exploring.
In particular, have a listen to the samples from the CD "A Taste of Good Music" by Paul Lawler and the Just Desserts - recipes to music - a very intriguing concept - and with some beautiful harmonisation also.
And for those of you who have never been there, the drive and the towns on the top of the Blackall Ranges, Maleny, Montville and Mapleton, is a great tour. Just be sure to stop often and enjoy the scenery and the offerings of the towns.
Their site also includes a full track download "Uluru" with lead performance by Paul and backed by Richenda and others recorded at Darwin in 1989 - well worth a listen. Download

Sadly, Paul Lawler passed away in 2014.

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