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The latest edition of Undercover Radio features songs from the new Jim Low album Journey’s End, acoustic guitar arrangements of Australian folk songs and bush tunes by Daniel Champagne and Michael Fix from the forthcoming Down By The Billabong compilation, Cathie O’Sullivan, Dead Men Talking, Fiddlers Feast, Roger Knox, Percy Grainger,Prop and Ngaiire & Nick Wales.

Warren Fahey and Max Cullen

By popular demand (make that screams) Max Cullen and Warren Fahey will return as Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson in February for four solid months of performances.

February will see the pair at the Mudgee Brewery, Banjo Paterson Poetry Festival Orange and two shows in the Blue Mountains. So far they are scheduled for a Melbourne and Brisbane season, a short return season in Sydney, three days on Flinders Island, tours of NSW Central and then the south & Sapphire coast, Braidwood and Canberra and .... if you would like them to visit please contact Warren as soon as possible. In February Dead Men Talking will also launch a DVD of the show (filmed at their sold out Sydney season by the wonderful folks at Humph Hall). Visit the Dead Men Talking page to watch videos of the show in action and the terrific ABC docs. (Source: Warren Fahey's BODGIE NEWS).

You can read about the play here and see recent images on Facebook.

The following video – filmed at Humph Hall, 2015 provides a short taste of the play.

The ABC recently screened a segment on the ABC TV News and then a 15 minute ‘Australia Wide’ documentary.

ABC TV News story on Dead Men Talking.

ABC TV story on theAustralian Wideprogram by Philippa McDonald.

SMH Spectrum Arts story on Dead Men Talking.

Cover story Australian Senior newspaper

The Rouseabout Records release of Dead Men Talking DVD (RRR70) will be available from February 2016 through MGM Distribution or directly from Undercover Music via mail order here. “It’s enough to make the angels weep!”

In the meantime, BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN for the Sydney Festival’s '40 WAYS TO LOVE YOUR CITY' - a one-hour history romp with more than a touch of vaudeville. Don't miss Sydney’s larrikin raconteur Warren Fahey with Christa Hughes and Mic Conway's National Junk Band performing three daytime shows in The Famous Spiegeltent, Hyde Park Village on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th January. Marking 40 years of Sydney Festival, Fahey leads a storyteller’s merry dance through the Festival’s rich history. From Waratahs and flare pants via rowdy New Year’s celebrations and a sinking ferry, these four decades of summer celebration are a colourful reflection of Sydney’s ever-changing city and its people. Direct booking are available from the Sydney Festival website.

Warren will then be away cruising as guest speaker on the Queen Victoria from 28th February to 8th March. (Source: Warren Fahey's BODGIE NEWS)

Suffice to say it’s a very busy start to 2016 for the cultural historian, author and performer extraordinaire.

More Information:  artist page


Eric Bogle

Roger Knox

Koori Rose’, ‘Warriors In Chains, & ‘Streets Of Tamworth from Roger Knox’s best of Warriors In Chains are now available on Amrap's AirIt catalogue to registered AirIt Radio Users when they log into AirIt.

Known as the Godfather of Koori music, “this collection of Roger's best is a timeless testament to talent, and the glory that is one man's voice. There be a magic here and here is the manifesto that proves that Roger Knox is a living legend and should be on the Australasian Country Music Roll of Renown sooner than later”. (Jon Wolfe, Capital News)

Listen out for Roger Knox on 5TCB FM, City Park Radio 103.7FM, 97.9ValleyFM, Wangki Yupurnanupurru Radio, Radio Blue Mountains 89.1, WMAfm, 91.1 5 Triple Z, UGFM - Radio Murrindindi, North West FM, 5GTR FM, HUON FM, Umeewarra Media 89.1FM, Trax FM, ocr fm, 3RPC, 2 Air FM 107.9 Coffs Coast Community Radio, 94.7 The Pulse,CAAMA Youth Radio, Fm 107.5 Fraser Coast Community Radio, Radio Alexandrina Community Broadcasters Inc, Community Radio Albury Wodonga, Gin Gin's Own 104.9FM, 2 Way FM, The Voice Of The Midlands, Radio Adelaide, TribeFM & 5NPY.

Rouseabout Records re-issue of Warrior in Chains is available digitally through iTunes and directly from Undercover Music via Mail Order.

More Information:  Artist Page



Cathie O'Sullivan

Cathie O'Sullivan

The plaudits continue for Cathie O’Sullivan, this time from the Sydney Morning Herald’s John Shand. In a four star review he suggests “Some albums should be consigned to history at the earliest convenience, while others deserve resurrection and eternal life. A long-time member of the Larrikins and subsequently an academic, O’Sullivan has an important place in the fabric of Oz folk music, and here you can learn why. Her singing has a rare vivacity, so the words carry all the sudden surprise of seeing flowers that had not bloomed yesterday. In addition to her own Irish harp, she surrounds her voice with the brilliance of Cleis Pearce (strings), Jim Denley (reeds), Steve Elphick (bass) and Greg Sheehan (drums, percussion), four of the finest improvising players Australia ever produced.”

Down By The Green Bushes (RRR65) & Silly Winds(RRR66) are OUT NOW digitally through iTunes and on CD directly from Undercover Music via mail order.

More Information:  Artist Page

Eric Bogle

Eric Bogle

“Australia’s premier poet of song” Eric Bogle is performing at Tamar Valley Folk Festival and the 2016 Tamworth Country Music Festival this month, the latter with Ted Egan.

Last month Eric launched The Eric Bogle Songbook with a performance at Adelaide’s Harrison Music.

The Eric Bogle Songbook features twenty four of his best loved songs in PVG (Piano Vocal Guitar) format, eight of which are in print for the first time. Featuring new liner notes from Bogle revealing the story behind each song, this collection of classic songs includes many of his best loved including ‘And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Shelter’, ‘My Youngest Son Came Home Today’, ‘No Man’s Land’ and ‘The Aussie Bar B-Que Song’. Eric Bogle OAM is regarded as one of Australia’s most renowned folk singer songwriters. (Source: Trad&Now)

The Eric Bogle Songbook is available through Music Sales Australia and New Zealand.

Rouseabout Records will be digitally reissuing eleven titles from Eric Bogle’s back catalogue throughout 2016 beginning with Something Of Value and Scraps of Paper which will both be available on iTunes this month.

More Information:  Artist Page

Down by the Billabong

Acoustic Guitar Arrangements of Australian Folk Songs and Bush Tunes

This album is a dream come true for Executive Producer Warren Fahey. For over 40 years he has wanted to produce an album that would inspire young guitar players. It features John Kane, David Hyams, Kate Burke, Michael Fix, Nigel Date, Marcus Holden, Daniel Champagne, Jeff Lang, Kieran Ryan-Colton, Marcus Sturrock, John Munro, Dave O’Neill and Ian Date

The album is 80 minutes of pure guitar joy. (Source: Warren Fahey's Xmas Edition BODGIE NEWS)

Rouseabout Records will release Down by the Billabong (RRR69) on CD through MGM Distribution or directly from Undercover Music via mail order and digitally through iTunes in February 2016. The album will be featured on ABC Local Radio’s Australia All Over with Macca.

In the meantime, check out the latest edition of Undercover Radio to sample some tracks.

More Information:  Compliation Page

Jim Low


“Jim Low could well be one of Australia's greatest unsung musical historians” (Capital News). His new album Journey’s End is now available digitally via iTunes and will be released on CD through MGM Distribution or directly from Undercover Music via mail order in February 2016.

Journey’s End is Low’s third album release on Rouseabout Records and again seems him teaming up with Chloe & Jason Roweth. The album was recorded at their studio in Millthorpe, central western NSW. Jim was constantly delighted with the results of their innovative, music decisions.

The album is dedicated to the memory of Gary Shearston, whose inspiration and encouragement over the years will never be forgotten. Gary’s admiration for Jim was also reciprocal … “Jim travels gently, digs out rich nuggets of Australiana, observes them acutely and with compassion, and then puts his historical vignettes to melodies that pass 'the old grey whistle test' with distinction. Go with him on his travels. I think you'll enjoy the journey.”

The accompanying 20 page booklet designed by Jim’s daughter Susannah includes song lyrics, relevant information and photographs which all add to the listening experience.

More Information:  Artist Page and Jim's Website. For interview requests email us.

Jim Low

Around The Block

Horrorshow’s ‘Truth Be Told’ , Nick Wales featuring Tuka’s ‘Catch Me On The Fly’ and Ngaiire & Nick Wales’ cover of ‘Broken Wings’ all from the soundtrack to Around The Block are now available on Amrap's AirIt catalogue to registered AirIt Radio Users when they log into AirIt.

Undercover Music congratulates Ngaiire on her 2015 APRA Professional Development Award. The APRA PDA’s recognize artists for their hard work and dedication in the music industry. Ngaiire also pocketed a handy career-boosting prize of $15,000.

Around The Block (SIL018) is available digitally through iTunes and on CD through MGM Distribution or directly from Undercover Music via Mail Orde

More Information:  Artist Page

Jim Low


Excerpts from two tracks ‘Irish Tune From The County Derry’ & ‘Brigg Fair’ off Percy Grainger’s Pleasant and Delightful album are featured in a podcast produced by Brendan Ward for the ABC.

The podcast is about Percy Grainger’s brief but important relationship with Edvard Grieg, told predominantly in their own words from their letters and diaries. Their music will also be featured. You can hear the ABC podcast here or on Soundcloud or see the music listing, read the acknowledgements and browse their letters here.

Pleasant and Delightful (RRH14) is available on CD through MGM Distribution or directly from Undercover Music via mail order at and digitally through iTunes.

Pleasant and Delightful(RRH14) is available on CD through MGM Distribution or directly from Undercover Music via mail order. The album will also soon be available digitally through iTunes.

More Information:  Artist Page


‘Mount Zero’ from Prop’s Small Craft Rough Sea album has been licensed by Finders Keepers Records based in Manchester UK for a forthcoming vinyl compilation These Wild Combinations.

The idea behind These Wild Combinations is to put the best vintage and contemporary music together and blur the lines of genre. This compilation is the flagship release from Finders Keepers’ NeverTime Records imprint - which will be releasing electronic comps / vintage psych folk releases / soundtrack re-issues / new music / comps by bands... and a whole host of music from around the world curated by label founder Dominic Thomas. These Wild Combinations will also feature Harry Thuman, Ela Orleans, Seconds - Tell Them, Goodwillies, Die Welttraumforscher, Tascams Revenge, Alesia Cosmos - Affaire Tanka, Ben Morris, Neighb'rhood Childr'n and Anji Cakebread.

For more information:
Dom Thomas on Soundcloud, Finders Keepers, Kudo Records

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Jim Low

  1. Friday 19th February, Hornsby Folk Club (NSW)
  2. Thursday 25th February, Sunset Gathering in Wentworth Falls for the Blue Mountains Conservation Society (NSW)
  3. Saturday 12th March, Loaded Dog, Annandale (NSW)

Eric Bogle

  1. Thursday 10th March, Venue TBA, Warrnambool (VIC)
  2. Friday 11th-Sunday 14th March, Port Fairy Folk Festival (VIC)
  3. Friday 20th-Sunday 22nd May, Robert Burns Festival, Camperdown (VIC)


  1. Thursday 18th February, Orange Banjo Paterson Poetry Festival. Canobolas Hotel, Orange (NSW)
  2. Friday 19th February, Phillip’s Hall, Blackheath Community Centre (NSW)
  3. Thursday 10th March, historic Pitt St. Congregational Church (5 minutes from Town Hall), Sydney (in conjunction with SMH Spectrum Now Festival) (NSW)
  4. Friday 11th March, historic Pitt St. Congregational Church (5 minutes from Town Hall), Sydney (in conjunction with SMH Spectrum Now Festival) (NSW)
  5. Saturday 12th March, historic Pitt St. Congregational Church (5 minutes from Town Hall), Sydney (in conjunction with SMH Spectrum Now Festival) (NSW)
  6. Friday 18th March, Henry Lawson Club, West Sydney near Penrith (NSW)
  7. Saturday 19th March, Henry Lawson Club, West Sydney near Penrith (NSW)
  8. Sunday 20th March, Henry Lawson Club, West Sydney near Penrith (NSW)
  9. Saturday 16th April, Flinders Island Lions Club (VIC)Thursday 21st April, Trades Hall Theatre, Melbourne (VIC)
  10. Thursday 21st April, Trades Hall Theatre, Melbourne (VIC)
  11. Friday 22nd April, Trades Hall Theatre, Melbourne (VIC)
  12. Saturday 23rd April, Trades Hall Theatre, Melbourne (VIC)
  13. Sunday 24th April, Trades Hall Theatre, Melbourne (VIC)
  14. Friday 6th May, Cootamundra Arts Centre (NSW)
  15. Saturday 7th May, Braidwood National Theatre (NSW)
  16. Sunday 8th May, Braidwood National Theatre (NSW)
  17. Friday 13th May, Club Sapphire, Merimbula (NSW)
  18. Saturday 14th May, Bermagui Community Centre (in association with Yuin Folk Club) (NSW)
  19. Sunday 19th May, Brentwood at Kincumber, Central Coast (NSW)