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Phyl Lobl's Web Site
Australian folk icon's innovative new web site

By Wayne Richmond
Posted Wednesday, September 3, 2008

To some people everything old is new again in cyberspace

Phyl Lobl, who has long been a performer on the folk scene, has opened a website where all old and new material is free and able to be downloaded. This includes her songs, music and teaching material. Some songs and much teaching material are still to be added so keep checking. There is however plenty of material there already.

  • The site is easy to negotiate.
  • On the left are listed the various new and old compilations.
  • When a main heading is clicked on there is a drop-down list of titles.
  • When a song title is clicked there are words and when you click on the speaker at the bottom an audio of the song. You can download the audio of each title separately and this is indicated on the page.
  • By using the symbol of sheets in the top RH corner you can download the words.
  • If you want the whole album audio there is a place for downloads (item 4) on the LH side of the Homepage.
  • The covers for each group of songs are available from the LH menu & listed as 'Album Covers & Images'. Click on this heading to get small versions of the images. Clicking on each picture enlarges it to a size suitable for an LP cover or disc ID.
  • Some songs are not sung by Phyl but by other singers including Margret RoadKnight, Kate Delaney and Faye White.
Under the heading WRITINGS there is a discourse called 'Are We Getting Folked Up?' which is a response to the debate in 'Trad & Now' started by Keith McKenry and Kate Fagan.

If anyone is grateful for material they download they are encouraged to make a donation to a project that benefits Australian Indigenous people.

 
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