Program schedule

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Anzac Day Special – “After All” – A Radio Play About Gallipoli
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Anzac Day Special - "After All" - A Radio Play About Gallipoli

On ANZAC Day at 11AM, we present local Paper Moon Radio Theatre Group’s  “AFTER ALL – A RADIO PLAY ABOUT GALLIPOLI”

The play was written by Bart Meehan, who has authored the three previous productions from the group and was directed by Tony Turner, the former Head of Drama Studies at the Australian National University in Canberra, who also performs.  Other cast members include well known local actors Geoffrey Borny, Chris Zuber, Elaine Noon and Emma Wood.

The story focuses on the relationship of two men, Charley, an educated Anglo Australian from Sydney and Jack, a farmer’s son from Werris Creek in northern New South Wales, following them from training in Egypt, to the trenches of Gallipoli and then St Andrews Hospital in Malta.

The play includes a number of period songs, as well as the poems from Henry Lawson, Eva Dobell and Homer.

Poems used in the play

  • Advent 1916 – Eva Dobell
  • After all – Henry Lawson
  • The Iliad – Homer

Songs used in the play

  • (Just like) Starting over – John Lennon
  • Down Under – Men at Work
  • It’s a long way to Tipperary – Albert Farrington
  • Oh how I hate to get up in the morning – Arthur Fields
  • Keep the home fires burning – John McCormack
  • There’s a long, long trail a’ winding – John McCormack
  • Aba daba honeymoon – Arthur Fields
  • (Note:  Wild Colonial Boy is sung by the cast including Emma Wood, Chris Zuber and Tony Turner)

Recorded at ArtSound Studios, Canberra ACT by Tony Hunter

Music Collector
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Music Collector

Popular music from the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s – Bob Dylan 60s covers edition

Planned outage of 90.3
May 1 @ 2:00 am – May 2 @ 3:00 am
Planned outage of 90.3

There will be a planned outage of ArtSound’s 90.3 service at Mt Taylor on May 2 at 1:06 AM – 2.30AM to permit Broadcast Australia to undertake their annual antenna tests.  92.7 MHz and our streaming services will not be affected.


2018 Book and Music Fairs
Jun 23 all-day
2018 Book and Music Fairs

Planning for ArtSound’s 2018 Book and Music fairs has already begun.

While our Winter Solstice Fair is not until June, we are very happy to accept early donations of quality items in good condition now.  This will enable our sorting team to steal a march before the peak donation periods of May and June.

Donations can be left at our Administration office on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Manuka Arts Centre, located at the corner of NSW Crescent & Manuka Circle GRIFFITH just next to the Manuka Pool.

Call us on 6295 7444 for more information or email

We’re updating our website
Jul 11 @ 12:00 am – Nov 1 @ 12:00 am
We're updating our website

We are in the process of updating our website to make a better online space for our listeners, presenters and supporters.  Please bear with us while we undertake these changes over the next few months. 

Complete our survey
Aug 15 – Sep 15 all-day
Complete our survey

We are currently in the process of redeveloping our website and we would like to enable you to have your say.

Please follow the link here to access our survey and provide us with your thoughts and ideas.

A Garden Party of Delights
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

ArtSound is throwing a Garden Party on Saturday 6 October to raise funds to assist with the renewal process across all areas of the Station’s operations.

You, our much-valued members, friends, and your family and friends are invited.

The event will take place at Reid House, a Queanbeyan property renowned for its fine gardens — it’s the home of ArtSound Board member and presenter Ursula Reid.

There’ll be garden tours, a raffle, art and artisan crafts for sale, as well as musical entertainment and light refreshments.

Entry fee includes:

  • Raffle ticket to the “Private Gardens of the Monaro” valued at $400
  • Light refreshments
  • Art exhibition and sale by Amalijah Thompson including garden artworks on display
  • Garden tours with Steve, horticulturalist and head gardener at Reid House
  • A variety of artisan crafts for sale including Canberra miniatures by Marisa Martin & David Tynan (Suitcase Dollhouse), beautiful cards by NZ artist Meredith Walker, hand-made bags by Judy and Angie
  • And more!!

Throughout the day there’ll be live music by the Zimmer Twins, the Canberra Mandolin Group, the ArtSound Wonders as well as a dance performance by Tango Capital.

Refreshment will be supplied by Kitchen Witchery.

Reid House is located at 7A Thorpe Avenue, in Queanbeyan, overlooking the Queanbeyan River and Golf Course.

Hope you can make it, and support the ArtSound cause. Please pop our garden party into your diary and come along!

For more details, including donation opportunities, call the ArtSound Office on 02 6295 7444.

ArtSound Fundraising Garden Party
Saturday 6 October 2018
Reid House, 7A Thorpe Ave Queanbeyan


Admission: $30 CASH ONLY at the garden gate

End-of-year Get-together 2018
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Dear Members,

The board has organised a slightly different end-of-year event for members and volunteers.

Date:  Thursday 13th December 2018

Time:  5.30-7.00 pm

Place:  Lazzari Bros’ Espresso, Carleton Street, Kambah (Cnr. Boddington Cres.)

Cost:  $20 a head, includes finger food and wine

BYO beer or purchase soft drinks at Lazzari Bros’ Espresso

Plenty of parking, including at the pre-school across the road 

Very friendly environment

Live jazz duo

RSVP by COB 10th December to

Please confirm prepayment when you RSVP by EFT to:

BSB          633000          

Account   157807272   

Reference: your name

Description: Xmas

Alternatively, pre-pay at the office Tuesday to Thursday by COB Monday 10th December.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 13th!

The ArtSound Board

Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm


A special historical program of Irish music to celebrate the National Folk Festival – featuring famous fiddle player Martin Hayes, from County Claire, accompanied by Dennis Cahill on guitar.  Recorded at the Canberra Workers Club on 19 May 2000.

In 1996 Hayes formed an acoustic duet with Dennis Cahill, developing an “unrushed, lyrical, highly expressive interpretation” of traditional Irish music. In 1999 a New York Times reviewer described Hayes and Cahill’s approach as “stripping old reels and jigs to their essence, leaving space between the notes for harmonics and whispered blue notes,” resulting in “a Celtic complement to Steve Reich’s quartets or Miles Davis’s Sketches of Spain. ” Hayes and Cahill have released three recordings on the Green Linnet label: The Lonesome Touch (1997), Live in Seattle (1999), and Welcome Here Again (2008). Hayes won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2000 award for Instrumentalist of the Year [Wikipedia].

Says Hayes: “These tunes remind me of many musicians.  When I play I like to do so as a tribute and thank you for the inspiration and beauty they have brought to the music.  We are as likely to be talking about the music of Keith Jarrett, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, U2, Bach or Beethoven as we are to discuss the music of Tommy Potts!”

The second set features English Folk music from the Waterson-Carthy group.

Pic courtesy of Wikipedia.   Produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM

Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Highlights of the 26th Nijmegen Music Meeting Festival in Holland.  Recorded by Radio Nederland, Producer Arjan Went.

The award-winning FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE presents the best of contemporary jazz and related music concerts from live venues in Canberra, including our own recording studios. Hosted by long-time jazz enthusiast and presenter Chris Deacon OAM.

Reminder: International Jazz Day is 30 April 2019!