About the artist [Alan Musgrove]: Collector and performer Alan Musgrove is one of only a handful of musicians in the country who specialize in playing and teaching Australian traditional fiddle music. In 2007 Alan’s CD ‘Australian Old Time Fiddle’ was voted by Trad and Now magazine readers as the hottest CD of the year in the Blues and Roots category. Two hours with Alan will have you sounding like the old masters.
About the artist [Thalia]: Thalia was born in Katerini, Greece and came to Melbourne with her family in 1952. In her youth she worked in ‘sly grog’ cafes and later as a secretary. It was in this capacity that she first encountered the Pitman Shorthand for dictation which she uses as the building blocks of a unique style of concrete poetry. Her work addresses issues of oppression and social justice from a marginalised perspective. She recorded a CD of her spoken poetry and was instrumental in the workers poetry magazine 925 which grew out of a poetry reading she organised. Thalia has been recorded for the National Library Oral History Collection.