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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

The Saturday Zone with Anna from 10am

This Saturday on The Saturday Zone Anna will be featuring the music of Mia Dyson plus music from Blackheath singer-songwriter Robyne Dunn. Bebel Gilberto from Brazil, Carla Bruni from France and Burundian singer Khadja Nin, will be among many other contemporary international artists featured.

 

Mia Dyson with guitar.

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

Paul’s show was shortened by a power cut last week so he’s rescheduled the lost content for Monday (Oct 20), including two great ‘mini-specials’ from Joan Baez, who’s currently touring Europe, and Led Zeppelin’s master musician, Jimmy Page, who tells listeners about his life, music and new book.

There’ll be the usual smorgasbord of eclectic offerings with folk, rock and chill, plus some classical guitar from Julian Bream and a special birthday gift for Vladimir Putin.  Paul features new music from Delta Spirit and David Gray;  and the Eurythmics will round the show off nicely (see full playlist).  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.

Playlist Oct 20 2014

Dire Straits – Sultans Of Swing (live)        

Lana Del Rey – Shades Of Cool

Emiliana Torrini – Unemployed In Summertime

Keren Ann – Au Coin Du Monde

Pugsley Buzzard Watering Can – See You At Lulu White’s

David Gray – Gulls

David Allan Coe – You Never Even Called By My Name

Pure Prairie League – I’ll Fix Your Flat Tire, Merle          

Jimmy Page Interview & Whole Lotta Love

Elvis Costello – A Good Year For The Roses

Delta Spirit – From Now On

Eurythmics – I Saved The World Today                  

Augie March – After The Crack Up

Waterboys – Stolen Child

Edward Woodward – Soldiers Of The Queen

Johnny Cash & June Carter – It Ain’t Me, Babe

Philemon – Frame

Julian Bream – Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Melody Gardot – Se Voce Me Ama

Jo Jo Smith – The Maker

Joan Baez Interview & Forever Young

Mia Dyson – Idyllwild

Pussy Riot – Mother Of God, Get Rid Of Putin

 

  RBM website image:   Outlaw country singer, David Allan Coe

 

Community Art Workshop

On the Saturday 18th October, from 10am to 12pm, there will be an art workshop in the hall at Mount Victoria Public School. This is for adults and children (parents will need to stay on premises during the workshop).
We can only take up to 30 people for this workshop. Bookings essential – contact Jo on 0438 099 081 or com.development@banc.org.au

We will be using clay, cardboard and other materials to make a mini recreation of Mount Victoria.

From 1pm to 3pm, this activity will be extended for the whole community to participate in. Please come along! No booking necessary 

Music From My Collection: Monday Drive Time with Paul Cosgrave 4 – 6pm

Two great ‘mini-specials’ coming up on Music From My Collection this Monday (Oct 13) from Joan Baez, who’s currently touring Europe and Led Zeppelin’s master musician, Jimmy Page, who tells listeners about his life, music and new book.

There’ll also be the usual smorgasbord of eclectic offerings with folk, rock and chill - plus some classical guitar from Julian Bream and a special birthday gift for Vladimir Putin.  New music from Delta Spirit and some choice oldies from David Gray and the Eurythmics which will round the show off nicely (see full playlist). 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.

 

Playlist Oct 13 2014

David Gray – Caroline

Julie Felix – Chimes Of Freedom

Linda Ronstadt with Stone Poneys – Different Drum

Robyne Dunn – Valley Of Tears

Alex & Nilusha – The Wind

Sallyangie – Children Of The Sun

Mike & The Mechanics – Word Of Mouth

Sinead Lohan – Whatever It Takes

Jimmy Page Interview & Whole Lotta Love

Elvis Costello – A Good Year For The Roses

Delta Spirit – From Now On

Eurythmics – I Saved The World Today                  

Augie March – After The Crack Up

Waterboys – Stolen Child

Edward Woodward – Soldiers Of The Queen

Johnny Cash & June Carter – It Ain’t Me, babe

Philemon – Frame

Julian Bream – Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Melody Gardot – Se Voce Me Ama

Jo Jo Smith – The Maker

Joan Baez Interview & Forever Young

Mia Dyson – Idyllwild

Pussy Riot – Mother Of God, Get Rid Of Putin

  

 RBM website image:   Blackheath artist, Robyne Dunn

Phoenix Choir Performs The Fauré Requiem

The Phoenix Choir final concert series for 2014 consists of three performances featuring the gorgeous Fauré Requiem:

  • Bathurst: Sunday 26th October, 2.30pm, All Saints Anglican Cathedral
  • Lithgow: Sunday 2nd November, 3.00pm, Hoskins Memorial Uniting Church
  • Leura: Sunday 9th November, 3.00pm, St Alban’s Anglican Church

When asked to nominate their favourite choral music, most people include Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem towards the top of their list. This work of exquisite simplicity and beauty transcends the sorrow of mourning with the hope of eternal peace, and is beloved by singers and audiences around the world.
We are delighted to present this sublime masterpiece. Our Musical Director, Rowen Fox, has created a new arrangement of the work for cello, violin/viola, organ and piano, in accordance with the spirit of Fauré’s original, much more intimate, version.
The program includes other masterworks of the French Romantic tradition: the hauntingly beautiful Pie Jesu by Maurice Duruflé, sung by well-known local mezzo-soprano Lyn Phillips; Leon Boellmann’s spectacular Suite Gothique for organ, played by Tim Kaye, who is returning to organ playing after a very long break since he was organ scholar at Wadham College, Oxford; and what must be one of the most universally loved final-year assignments by a student of musical composition, Cantique de Jean Racine, composed by Fauré when he was just 19 years old.
This concert is dedicated to those who were lost in The Great War. Its Belle Epoch program showcases an artistic period of great beauty and creativity which came to an abrupt end with the war’s outbreak. Join us in remembrance of this historic event.
Tickets at the door: $20.00 adults, $15.00 concession

Bookings: Fauré Requiem

The Saturday Zone with Anna – 10am

keren-ann2_rbmThis week on The Saturday Zone, Anna will be featuring music from the multi-talented and multilingual French Israeli singer-songwriter Keren Ann. Also featured will be music from New York based Latin groove band Si Se, Chinese pop diva Faye Wong, new Kenyan band Sauti Sol, and Mountains jazz singer Rachel Hannan.