2018 FolkTas Grant Awarded

2018 FolkTas Grant Award

The 2018 FolkTas grant was awarded to Wolfe and Thorn for their project on recording and promotion of maritime and other traditional Tasmanian music in collaboration with the Maritime Museum.

The project aims to

a) Create a recording of traditional Tasmanian music of various periods in the history of Hobart.  These would include a large selection of sea shanties and songs that would have been heard & sung by those who came to Hobart by sea.  We would also include songs written by residents of Hobart and Tasmania, including Alexander Laing and various indigenous groups that contributed to the body of heritage music we now enjoy.

b) Perform a concert in the stunning acoustics of the upstairs gallery of the Maritime Museum.