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Welcome to 89.1 Radio Blue Mountains

89.1 Radio Blue Mountains is a not-for-profit, all volunteer community radio station serving the upper and mid Blue Mountains since 1993 and broadcasting 24 hours a day from its studio in Gang Gang Street, Katoomba.

The station is committed to providing a radio service for the whole community with a diverse range of programming.

Around The Community

Three Piece Suite

Musical Chairs 600Three Piece Suite returns to Blackheath with an exciting new program!

The string trio Three Piece Suite embarks on its first concert tour for 2015, entitled Musical Chairs, in March. The series begins in Moruya on Sunday 8th, and comes to Blackheath on Sunday 22 March at 4pm at the Blackheath Presbyterian Church. The tour finishes in Sydney on 29 March at the Village Church in Annandale.

The trio of Rachel Westwood (violin) Valmai Coggins (viola) and Deborah Coogan (cello) will be unveiling their exciting new program which will feature violin and cello duets as well as a solo performed by Valmai.

The concert has been eagerly anticipated, following enthralling performances in 2014, which included the much loved Winter Serenade concert last June with David Hamilton(tenor) and Spring Dances last October with the harpist Owen Torr and violinist Rebecca Irwin.

The program for Musical Chairs includes Haydn, Gliere, Grainger and Klein.

This will be the trio’s sixth concert in Blackheath since March 2013. Audiences have been both charmed and enlivened by the eclectic mix of works that these experienced performers have brought to the Blue Mountains.

Recent concert goers have also commented on the joy of being able to experience the unique intimacy of chamber music, which allows an experience impossible in the larger concert halls.

Tickets are available at the door (cash only) or can be purchased online using PayPal or credit card. Payments by bank transfer or cheques through the post are also accepted. Enquire for details.

Venue: Blackheath Presbyterian Church, Wentworth St, Blackheath
Date & Time: Sunday 22 March, 4pm
Tickets: Adult $20, Child $5
Web: http://tpschambermusic.com
Email: contact@tpschambermusic.com
Phone: Henry on 0418 436 727

Music From My Collection: Monday Drive Time 4.00pm with Paul Cosgrave

Paul presents the final in the current series of MFMC on Monday before taking time off for a couple of months.  He’ll play some special personal favourites from Tom Waits, the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Jim Croce and Lana Del Rey, as well as music he’s recently discovered from guitarist Stanley Jordan and reggae star, Tanya Stephens.

There’s a rare Led Zepplin recording, with the band jamming with early Rolling Stone, Ian Stewart;  and the full seven minute version of the Animals’ classic, Sky Pilot.  

The usual blend of off-beat business comment, news, weather, rail and traffic complete the Monday drive time mix.  You can send comment and requests via pwp.com@gmail.com, or via this website.

Paul has dedicated this program to the memory of his friend from childhood, Keith Hobson, who passed away last week in Arnold, in East Yorkshire. 

Playlist Feb 23 2015

Incubus – Absolution Calling

Little Miss – The Winter

Tori Amos – Winter

Mary Gauthier – Mercy

John Yager – Benson Arizona

John Martyn & David Gilmour – One World

Ilias – My Girl With Blue Eyes

Lana Del Rey – Ride

Jim Croce – Time In A Bottle

John Barry – Out Of Africa (main theme)…

10cc – Dreadlock Holiday

Tanya Stephens – The Message / Still A Go Lose

Richard Clapton – Capricorn Dancer

Elliot Cline – Darling

Tom Waits – Looking For The Heart Of Saturday Night

Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band – I’m The Urban Spaceman-

New Vaudeville Band – Whatever Happened To Phyllis Puke?

Stanley Jordan – Stairway to Heaven

Led Zeppelin with Ian Stewart – Boogie With Stu

India Martinez – Amanece El Dia (Alborea)

Cranberries – Dreams

Toad Of Toad Hall

Mickey Newbury – If You See Her

Will Oldham – You Will Miss Me When I Burn

Eric Burdon & The Animals – Sky Pilot


RBM website image/s (2 supplied):   Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page – Spanish singer, India Martinez


Creative Writing Fellowships for Regional NSW Writers

varuna_bannerVaruna the National Writers House will be accepting applications for the 2015 LitLink Residential Fellowship from 16 March.

A LitLink Residential Fellowship offers writers living in regional NSW and the greater Sydney area a two-week residency at the idyllic Varuna in the Blue Mountains, NSW.

The fellowship includes full board and accommodation at Varuna including a prepared evening meal, uninterrupted time to write in your own private studio, the companionship of your fellow writers as well as the opportunity to receive feedback on your work from a Varuna Consultant.

Varuna will award five Litlink Fellowships in 2015 with the residency dates being Monday 17 August until Sunday, 30 August 2015.

Varuna invites writers working in all creative forms, including fiction, drama, poetry and narrative non-fiction to apply for this fellowship with applications closing 30 April 2015.

Varuna thanks Arts NSW for supporting this wonderful initiative.

For full details and to apply visit: www.varuna.com.au email: varuna@varuna.com.au or phone: (02) 4782 5674