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by stapletonm
posted 06/01/2021

Summer Days – 7 January 2021

Arts Thursday 7 January 2021

Join Maisy Stapleton and Paula Towers to welcome in the new year.

Seaweed Album Museum of Australia

Seaweed Album Museum of Australia


Firstly, we reprise a popular interview from last year – textile artist Julie Ryder talking about how she researched seaweed collections of the nineteenth century – in both Australia and Ireland.





Then we move to some present-day musicians.

First up will be Pete Marley, bass player for Distant Drum and one half of the song-writing duo behind Sydney’s retro-pop masters The Nature Strip. With fellow writer John Encarnacao, the band released three albums and two EPs from 2013 to 2018.

Marley now has a new solo album out under the band name, Marveline, entitled Savoury-Toothed Tiger He will be playing his latest single, Turpentine.

The final segment will focus on guest Howard Collins.

Originally from Dublin, Howard Collins is a seasoned entertainer and songwriter who has performed in renowned venues throughout Europe, US and Asia, at corporate and private functions, clubs, on television and stage.

Howard has developed a wide range of entertaining shows featuring popular music including his: Sinatra & Buble Tribute, Rock-n-Dance-n-Roll Show; Hits of the 80s Show; and The Irish Rogues Show. He is also writing a musical called The Jeanie Johnston about the Irish Famine and a ship sailing to America with fleeing immigrants.

Howard has three albums of his own material, Nothing Ventured, What Do We Know? and Moments in Time, including a recently released track Covid What Do We Know? which is instructive as well as offering hope – and has a positive spin.


Julie Ryder: http://www.julieryder.com.au/Julie_Ryder/About.html

Pete Marley: https://www.discogs.com/artist/3098671-Pete-Marley

Howard Collins: https://howardcollins.com/


If you miss the program you can listen again by going to http://eastsidefm.org/arts/artsthursday/ and clicking on the date 7 January 2021.

Tune into Arts Thursday with Maisy Stapleton and Paula Towers every fortnight from 10:30 to noon.