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Our Favourite Links
This page contains links to other web pages that you should find interesting and useful if you would like to find out more about what is happening in the Folk Music scene in Australia. By following the links you can get all sorts of information about various Folk organisations, festivals, folk clubs, reviews, articles, performers, recordings and much more. Please email us if you would like to link to our site - and happy surfing!
Vince Brophy - Irish/Australian Singer/Songwriter
Vince Brophy.....singer/songwriter and performer, has been recording and singing for the last 15 year's in Australia. Internationally known at festivals and events, his singing and musicianship are a combination of that indelible mix of "The Irish/Australian". His web address is:
Hyde Accordions
Pete's accordion (shown here) was made by Peter Hyde  using Australian Silky Oak and Italian reeds & hardware. It is a 3 row, 2 voice diatonic accordion tuned E/D/G. If you would like to see some more of Peter Hyde's accordions, his website is:
Trossen Los is a shanty radio program broadcast from Radio Ridderkerk in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where you can often hear our music being played. Tune in by following this link:
The Bitter End
Alan Hardy's website 'The Bitter End' contains a wealth of information about shanty recordings and festivals :-
Johnny Collins
Johnny Collins, a native of the county of Norfolk but now based in London, England, is a well travelled performer specialising in the singing of shanties, sea songs and maritime ballads. An internationally acclaimed performer and recording artist, Johnny has organised Folk clubs and topped the bill in concerts around the world since the mid-fifties. His vigorous style and his supreme ability to persuade audiences to join in choruses is unrivalled. You can visit him at:
Contact Rocky River: rockyriver(at)