Loretta Barnard

That’s some good sax: We blow hard for international saxophone day

The saxophone has endless appeal, so to honour it, we thought we'd wrap our lips around it. You know where I'm going with this, daddy-o.

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Loretta Barnard

Loretta Barnard is a freelance writer and editor who, in a long career, has done almost everything possible in the book publishing industry. These days she actively pursues her love of music, literature and theatre, and is something of a wannabe roving ambassador for the creative and performing arts.

The three disputed sources of the electric guitar

We know who can play it, but who was the first person to add electricty to the garden variety guitar?


Art As Catharsis: Independent music label joins National Film and Sound Archive

We chat with independent music label Art As Catharsis about entering Australia’s National Film and Sound Archive, the importance of artistic expression and the state of Australian music.