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Parodies Past & Present with Phyl Lobl & Paul Spencer @ The Loaded Dog
Saturday 22nd July 2017, 7.40 for 8pm.

By Sandra Nixon
Posted Monday, July 10, 2017

Parodies Past & Present with Phyl Lobl & Paul Spencer & a cast of thousands. Phyl has been writing parodies for almost 50 years, Paul for a shorter period but they are both master songwriters & why should parodies whose day has gone be forgotten? Tonight we will hear, historical & current songs from Phyl & Paul & audience members.

Phyl Lobl is a singer - songwriter - teacher who has been active as a performer at Folk Festivals, mainly in Australia, since just before the first National Folk Festival 1967. She thinks of herself as a Cultural Maintenance Worker who documents the Australian Experience through folklore. As is said in the folklore world, some of her songs have 'entered the tradition', some have been recorded here and overseas, some have been used by authors to illustrate their work which makes them useful. She fought for recognition for Australian Folk music on the Music Board of the Australia Council, for this the Folk Community presented her the Graham Squance Memorial Award in 1986.

Paul Spencer writes quirky comic political folk songs to entertain the activist in you or re-energise the jaded cynic (and sometimes to indulge the cynic, for a bit of fun). Using some folk tunes and some original tunes, Paul’s songs come from the human experience of the social change movement and of living in a world that’s so beautiful, so alarming and so inspiring all at the same time.


Loaded Dog, Back Hall,
Annandale Neighbourhood Centre,
79 Johnston St, 8pm (doors open 7.40pm)
$18/20, BYO, supper available.
enquiries Sandra (02) 9358 4886,


photos -
Phyl in 1972 - Bob Bolton
Big Nareen Cocky - supplied
Paul - supplied
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