Monday, February 16, 2009

Profile: Paul Lawler and Richenda Bridge

Paul and Richenda will be well- known to many involved in the Australian folk scene. Paul came to Australia in 1964 after previous involvement in folk music in England. Richenda has been an ardent Australian folk fan and occasional performer since her youth in Perth. After some footloose wandering, they settled in Maleny, Queensland in 1993. Both are engaged in a number of activities and continue to be heavily involved in folk music. Both have been profiled in Trad & Now.

(previously had details of their website in this prargraph. Unfortunately the site is no morte - see comment by Richenda below.)

And for those of you who have never been there, the drive and the towns on the top of the Blackall Ranges, Maleny, Montville and Mapleton, is a great tour. Just be sure to stop often and enjoy the scenery and the offerings of the towns.

Sadly, Paul Lawler passed away in 2014.


  1. Sadly, the Peculiar Hand website disappeared into Cyberspace earlier this year (apparently the free webhost could no longer support a 12 year old build!) However, despite Paul having left the planet in April 2014, (to take up intergalactic traveling I reckon), I am Considering having a go at an eclectic Wordpress site and incorporating the PH material into it ..... I'll let you know :) Cheers! Richenda, Maleny.
    PS yes, there are still a few CDs left!

  2. Well, almost 3 years on and the new website is no closer. I have enough trouble maintaining my program to upload his/our music to Paul's YouTube channel (under "oswaldthree" if you're interested!) ..... still have copies of "A Taste of Good Music" CDs - now only $10 a pop! Cheers, Richenda, Maleny Qld :)