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The Festival of Voices director, Peter Choraziak, and musical director Scott Targett respond to the question: why did you start the Tasmanian Songbook? The Tasmanian Song Book is a program of music presented through Festival of Voices that speak directly to the heart and identity of the island and its people. The pair discuss the different curatorial thematics they use to develop a program of music that looks past, present and future, including protest songs, Tasmanian First Nation artists, songs about Tasmania, and bands that nearly made it. The pair also discuss the how narrative and context is used to introduce each of the songs during the live performance. The conversation also talks about the wealth of talented musicians in Tasmania.

The podcast includes songs recording live during the 2021 Tasmanian Songbook. The following list of songs and artists is listed in order of play.

  1. Liyini milaythina rrala (Singing Country Strong) performed by Jodi Haines & Jude Reid, and Merinda Sainty (violin)
  2. Glenn Richards performs “Van Diemen’s Land”
  3. Let the Franklin Flow by Shane Howard
  4. Sooner or later by Monique Brumby
  5. Lost Child by Kartanya Maynard
  6. Tom Wolfe performs You Come Back to Tassie
  7. Monique performs Walk That Beach Again
  8. Go Home performed by Jed Appleton
  9. Walk the Night by EWAH & The Vision Of Paradise
  10. Ain’t Seen It Yet by Nick Wolfe
  11. Go Home performed by Jed Appleton


Music Tasmania acknowledges Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of this island, lutruwita (Tasmania). We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge traditional peoples' connection to country. We respect the traditions and customs of the Aboriginal people of lutruwita, who remain the custodians of these lands.