Podcast – Music and Libraries (A night in the JOL)

Historical archives can provide a rich source of material for musical endeavour. Musicians can mine old letters, diaries, newspapers and manuscripts to rediscover lost histories and create something entirely new.

Listen to musical director, entertainer and teacher of piano, voice and composition Dr Robert Keane, along with folk singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and parodist John Thompson in conversation with host Ian Townsend from ABC Radio National, as they discuss how libraries inspire and inform their compositions and performance.

A night in the JOL - Music and Libraries (March 2014)

Left to right - John Thompson, Ian Townsend and Dr Robert Keane

From the collections of the John Oxley Library

From the collections of the John Oxley Library

John Thompson - A night in the JOL: Music and Libraries. March 2014

John Thompson