"It's OK to Not Be OK"
Song co-write with professional songwriter, Alan Roy Scott.
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2018 Australian Songwriter Conference
Another great year at the Australian Songwriter Conference at Ettalong Beach.
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"Who Knows"
Technology overcomes the tyranny of distance co-writing "Who Knows" with Dilip Parekh from Western Australia.
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Writing to Tracks
Shirley wrote four songs toplining to tracks in the duration of this course.
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"Stand By You" - Everyone Band Project
The epic task of pulling together the contributions of over 2500 people on a musical mission has been achieved.
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Burleigh Waters Guitar Workshop and House Concert
Attendance at professional development workshop for guitar and associated performance at house concert.
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TSA - Double accolade win for songwriters
"Life's About the Little Things" won 2018 Contemporary Ballad Category as well as Country Song of the Year at Tamworth.
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Tamworth Salute Awards finalist
"Life's About the Little Things" is in the finals for Contemporary Ballad Category at this year's awards.
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Playing at Elixir Tapas Bar
Live Music at Elixir in downtown Cairns - quite the hotspot for live music.
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Tanks Songwriter Stage
A slice of cultural life unfolds every marketday at the Tanks precinct with live performances from original artists.
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Tablelands Folk Festival Songwriter Competition
Such a high standard of entries again in this year's TFF McGinty's Songwriter Competition.
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Cairns Wine & Food Society Annual Dinner
Vocal sounds drifted through Bluewater Function room as intermingling guests sipped on the night's selection of wines.
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Carter and Carter workshop in Cairns
Workshop with Carter and Carter where the song, "Colours of You" was written in a group collaboration.
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Unplugged Photographic Exhibition for Mimi
Mimi is a music and event photographer. It was a privilege to perform at Mimi's exhibition.
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Song co-write with Carter and Carter
Song collaboration for "Life's About the Little Things" recorded by Carter and Carter on their "Better Day" album launched at Tamworth 2017.
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Fame Radio Interview
Samantha and Georg talk with guests on Fame Radio, Johannesburg
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Tablelands Folk Festival
The longest running festival in North Queensland at Yungaburra staging a weekend of non stop music and more.
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Rock This Country Blue
Rock This Country Blue is a niche festival event here in North Queensland - The Billabong, Kuranda.
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Reef Feast - such an extravaganza
Reef Feast, a northern beaches event celebrates much that the north has to offer.
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Q & A Article on Girl at a Rockshow
In depth profile interview article for Girl at a Rockshow website.
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Reef Feast - Airport Promo
Cairns Airport supports North Queensland Festival Palm Cove Reef Feast.
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Tanks Songwriter's Stage
Tanks monthly market stages local songwriters under the canopy on the Fig Tree stage.
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Radio Interview with BBM and Alisha Matthew
BBM radio interviews Shirl in lead up to the Tanks Market Songwriter performance.
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Radio Interview on 4CA with Murray Jones
4CA radio interviews Shirl in lead up to the Tanks Market Songwriter performance.
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Resonate at the Court House Hotel
Original artists Andy Collins, Ju Ju Moon, Eddie Skeba and Shirl perform live at Resonate.
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Australian Songwriter's Conference
RADF Project Completion.... see why Shirl found the national songwriters conference at Ettalong Beach such a highlight.
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Apres Beach Bar & Grill
Performing live with Silktones at another great music venue in the northern beaches of Cairns.
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International Woman's Day - Cairns FM 89.1
Shirl joins Irene as a guest on Rock and Blues Downunder for International Women's Day.
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Singer Songwriter Session in Hobart
Irish Murphy's Hobart is a place where local and visiting songwriters can drop in to play a few tunes.
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Tamworth Country Music Festival
Tamworth Country Music Festival is such a buzz - alive with music everywhere in January each year.
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Live recording by Kris Hutchison
Recording a live an eclectic mix of songs with Blue Tonic.
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Photoshoot with Ingrid Douglas
A day spent well with local photographer Ingrid Douglas on photoshoot.
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Exposed Vocals Interview
An online interview article from Exposed Vocals...
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Balcony TV at the Shangrila
New song, "Crocodile Wise" was recorded for Balcony TV at the Shangrila Hotel...
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Special gathering for Ray at Bernies Bar
Performing along with local artists at Bernie's Bar for Ray Elias' birthday.
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Christmas Carols in the North
Two Carols by Candlelight community events - one at Yorkeys Knob and another at Kewarra Beach.
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Handmade Expo
Handmade Expo has everyone getting ready for Christmas...
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Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa
The Beach Hut is the perfect beachside venue to chill out, relax and listen to good music.
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Cairns Airport Live Music Trial
Live music trialed for Cairns Airport arrivals and departures lounge.
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SONG RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT: "Take on Today" - Rebeka Rain and Shirley Lynn -now on iTunes
Released on 27th November, 2015. Check it out. We'd love to know what you think.
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RADF - Successful Arts Funding to attend the Australian Songwriters Conference
Professional development funding award granted to be used to attend a national songwriters conference at Ettalong Beach in 2016.
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New Song Collaboration - A duet with Rebeka
Song collaboration, "Take on Today" recorded at Melpro Recording Studio.
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2015 Tablelands Folk Festival
"Silktones Duo" "Silktones Plus" and "Blue Tonic" performed at the Tablelands Folk Festival held in Yungaburra. What a great festival with an incredible line up of artists and activities for the entertainment of all.
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Palm Cove Reef Feast
"Silktones" and "Blue Tonic" bought a little of their music to the stage at the premiere Reef Feast Market Day held at Palm Cove Reef Feast again this year.
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Pat Pattison's Masterclass and Workshop
"Shirl" attended the masterclass and workshop with Pat Pattison. Highly recommended for all songwriters serious about developing their craft.
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AMRAP Airit Catalogue
Radio stations downloading our music from the AMRAP catalogue.
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Resonate Ladies Night
Katie Jay, Greta Stanley and Shirley Lynn perform their tunes at Resonate Ladies Night.
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NQ Music Press
"Shirley Lynn - Her Kind of Paradise" Online music magazine NQ Music Press published interview with Shirl.
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The Reef Hotel Casino
"Shirley Lynn" opens the night at Vertigo Bar for Kellie Knight and the Daze - a funk jazz soul band from Byron Bay.
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Super Sunday of Song at Palm Cove Tavern
Presented by Marlin Coast Vocal Academy "Shirl" performed along with local songwriters at the Palm Cove Surf Club.
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Botanical Gardens & Tanks Precinct - Cairns
"Silktones" played in the Botanical Gardens as the first Tanks Market Day unfolded for 2015. With an absolutely glorious day, the weather sure turned it on.
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Palm Cove Surf Club, Palm Cove
It's a local northern beaches venue owned by Surf Life Saving Club along the Palm Cove Esplanade. "Silktones" return to bring their vibe of live music to this happening venue.
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Love the People You Meet
"Journey of the Songwriter - Seeking Paradise" an article about "Shirl" written by Mel Irvine, humanitarian worker, musician and writer.
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Balcony TV, Cairns
"Blue Tonic" took part in the Balcony TV event held at the Jack recently. Initially videoed in a live performance of one of our songs then engaged in the event at the Jack.
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Female Songwriters at the Jack
Female songwriters from the Cairns region were pulled together for this event at The Jack. "Shirl" was there to do a selection of her songs.
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Barron River Hotel
A new venue for "Silktones" we were called to play at this wonderful old hotel recently rennovated and well patronised as a family entertainment venue.
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Holloways Sporting Complex with Cairns Music Makers
"Blue Tonic" joined together with Cairns Music Makers in an afternoon of live entertainment with multiple bands and acts bringing their music to the stage.
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The Jack - Uncovered Originals Night
An all original live music night every Wednesday night in the front bar at The Jackwhere solos, duos and bands can perform their original tunes. "Blue Tonic" did a set of their songs
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Raintrees Tavern, Manunda
In an event hosted by Lucky Phil, in conjunction with Cairns Music Hub, "Shirl" stepped out to do a set of songs (covers and originals).
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"Turtles in Trouble" - Exhibition at Canopy Gallery
Christian Miller photography and Kerryn Hill pastels featured at Canopy Arts Gallery raising funds for the sea turtles. "Shirl" played "Sea Turtle Quest" and Jim joined her to make their contribution with live music for the event.
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Palm Cove Tavern - Palm Cove
It was a warm Easter Sunday here in Cairns when "Silktones" bought their music to the Palm Cove Tavern for the first time.
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McGinty's Irish Bar - Cairns
It's a night venue in Cairns not to be missed. Always a great atmosphere, people socialising and having fun. "Silktones" love playing there.
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"My Kind of Paradise" - BEST SONG
in the Max T Barnes - Cairns to Nashville Song contest - won by Shirley Lynn
...WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT...

Held here in Cairns, many acclaimed local songwriters were competing for the songwriting awards.
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Max T Barnes Songwriting Seminar - All the way from Nashville Tennessee, Max presented information for songwriters and musicians about the music industry. "Shirl" took part in the workshop and got to sing her song called, "Christmas in the North".
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Beaten and Broken - written for Rhonda and Cleis Norbury by "Shirl" was performed recently back on the Tablelands at the International Club....
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International Club Atherton - "Shirl" joins Karl Edwards as support acts for Max T Barnes in Atherton.
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The Jack "Unplugged Originals" - "Blue Tonic" head down to the Jack Hotel to the all Originals night where they play a set of their songs.
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Cairns Post Hit Awards - "Shirl" nominated for the third year in a row. Make your votes count for all the different categories including best solo, duo or band.
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Australia Day "Big Breakfast" at Palm Cove People headed down to the jetty end of Palm Cove for the Big Breakfast, Entertainment and activities for this year's Australia Day. "Blue Tonic" were there.
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New CD is underway - You asked for it.
"Blue Tonic" have commenced recording at Tonic Sound Studios. This project will launch the release of the CD in 2015.
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Travel Beats run by Sky Riki Rixon provides a place for local music artists to expose their merchandise for direct sale. "Shirl" and "Silktones" have music available there.
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Carols by Candlelight at Yorkeys Knob. Christmas is here again. "Blue Tonic" played again this year at this great local community event.
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Cairns Terminal - Celebrity Cruise Ship arrival and what a way to welcome the visitors to our region - music from the locals - "Shirl" played many of her songs and some selected orginals.
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Kewarra Beach Resort - The Beach Shack
"Silktones"
gigged at this magic beachside location on a leisurly Sunday afternoon.
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Movember Blues - "Silktones" along with other solo, duos and bands played at this fundrasier hosted at 12 Bar Blue.
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Cairns to Nashville song contest - "Shirl" has been selected along with 9 finalists in this competition. Finals will be held at Holloways in February.
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Songwriters at Tanks Markets - Shirl at
Tanks Markets held on the last Sunday of each month features a showcase of Songwriters from our locality.
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Cairns Music Stage - LIVE EDITION at Cairns FM 89.1 Marcus Smith interviews local artists and plays local tunes.
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Hartleys Crocodile Adventures celebrated being 80 years young -Silktones performed some croc themed songs along with their newly written song called "Crocodile Eyes"...
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Tablelands Folk Festival Herberton Concert
Blue Tonic performed at the Herberton concert along with headline acts Waz eJames, Bruce Watson and Formidable Vegetable Sound System...
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Palm Cove - Reef Feast
All iterations of Shirley Lynn Music - "Shirl" "Silktones" and "Blue Tonic" were involved in this local northern beaches event.
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Tanks Art Centre _ Unplugged Acoustic - Shirl in a round robin with Chris Wighton
What a night being the support act for Clarketown and Leanne Tennant at Tanks Unplugged...
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June Perkins Interview - The Life and Songs of Shirley Lynn
An article written by June Perkins, Pearlz Dreaming after a telephone interview...
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Yorkeys Festival of the Knob - Blue Tonic
Each year Yorkey's Knob Community celebrates the Festival of the Knob, Blue Tonic are always pleased to be invited to perform at this local event.
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Festival Cairns Esplanade Stage - Silktones
Festival Cairns Esplanade Stage saw many performers over the festival putting out their tunes. Silktones performed too...
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Tropicarnivale - Trinity Beach State School
Silktones played their tunes in the context of a busy afternoon with lots of amazing activites happening throughout within this local social context.
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Acoustic Vocal Sessions - Shirl
Shirl at Acoustic Sessions run by Keesha McLean of Marlin Coast Vocal Academy...
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"Sea Turtle Quest" New Single released
Recorded at Tonic Sound by Pete Grayson "Sea Turtle Quest" is now available for purchase.
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Mondos on the Waterfront - Silktones
Silktones return to Mondos to perform and to host the night in Terry's absence.
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Strait on the Beach - Silktones
Spend a relaxed time on a Sunday afternoon Strait on the Beach at this licenced cafe with live local music ...
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Songwriters at Tanks Markets - Silktones-
Tanks Markets held on the last Sunday of each month feature a showcase of Songwriters from our locality.
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"Liberty" - CD Launch - Silktones
2014 "Silktones" CD launch took place on 26th June at Songwriter on the Waterfront. A memorable night...
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Cairns Esplanade with guests...
Blue Tonic & Silktones
Sara Hughes and Graham Lee step in to gig with us on the Esplanade...
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Passport to Airlee Beach - Blue Tonic
Blue Tonic played at the Balaclava Hotel performing a set of cover songs...
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Cooktown Bowls Club - Shirl
Shirl heads off to Cooktown for a couple of solo gigs...
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TheCAM.TV Episode 5...
They've done it again - another great episode of The CAM.tv referencing some original music happenings in our regional area...
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Tableland Music Lovers Songwriters Night
After the Industry and Songwriting workshop a Songwriters night was held at the Tablelands Music Lovers' Shed...
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Business of Music and Songwriting workshop with Terry Doyle and Shirley Lynn at the Tablelands Music Lovers' Shed.
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Yungaburra Jam Sessions - Silktones
In lead up to the Tablelands Folk Festival Silktones were featured and joined by Sarah Hughes and Graham Lee at the Yungaburra Hotel.
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Balaclava Battle of the Bands - Blue Tonic and Silktones perform their own tunes in the original tunes category.
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Tamworth - CCMA Songwriting - Shirl
"Barron River Dreaming" made the first cut in the CCMA Songwriter's category of the national talent quest in Tamworth.
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Summersong Music Camp
A great experience immersed in music culture, sharing and learning with renowned facilitators and music minded participants at the annual music camp at Lennox Heads.
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Triple J Unearthed - Shirl
Listen to tunes from Shirl on Triple J Unearthed. ABC Broadcast program for the discovery of new Australian music.
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Cairns Esplanade - Blue Tonic
Original songs drawn from the Blue Tonic repertoire were played...
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Cairns Post HIT Awards - 2014 - Shirl
Check out the nominations. "Shirl" is on the list again this year...
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ASA Awards 2013 - "Two Hearts" and "My Kind of Paradise" songs shortlisted - Shirl
In the Australian Songwriters Association songwriters competition, Shirl was notified of the initial shortlisting of the two songs she entered...
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Newsletter 2013... Shirley Lynn Music
Shirl has released her first newsletter...
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Yorkey's Knob - Carols by Candlelight... Blue Tonic
Blue Tonic performed a set of Christmas Carols at the Carols by Candlelight at Yorkey's Knob.
What a great community event.
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Face the Music - two day conference in Melbourne...
Shirl attended the music conference that featured presentations, discussions, networking and workshops in relation to the music industry.
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Cairns Coast FM 101.9 - Radio Interview
Shirl was invited into Cairns Coast FM 101.9 where she was met by Peter Gil and interviewed by Maddi Goldberg for local community radio.
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Tablelands Folk Festival 2013...
Silktones (Shirl and Jim) were programmed for two performances at this year's festival -Friday night on the Garden Stage and Saturday night in the Community Hall.
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Fitzroy Island Sea Turtle Hospital Opening... "Sea Turtle Quest"
Shirl wrote a song and played it at the opening of the Fitzroy Island Rehabilitation Centre on 13th October, 2013.
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Mission Evolve Festival - Shirl, Blue Tonic
Shirl performed in the Songwriter Showcase this year as well as with Blue Tonic who were programmed on the Evolve 3 stage.
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Songwriting study - Shirl
Now completed a six week online Songwriting Course developed by a great songwriting teacher, Pat Pattison - Professor at Berklee College of Music.
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ARTescape Exhibition - Silktones
Silktones played at the ARTescape exhibition as teachers, artists and the public mingled to enjoy the exhibition of culminated artwork from the week long program.
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TheCAM.TV Episode 4 - Shirl
"My Kind of Paradise" is featured in theCAM.tv Episode 4. This online program features Cairns Area Musicians. View the program here.
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RADF - Successful Arts Funding to create a video for "My Kind of Paradise" - Shirl
View the project steps.
The Funding | The Project | The Invitation | The Video Premiere | The Promotion | The Journey
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89.1 Radio Bev Blauuw Interview - Shirl
Shirl was invited into Cairns FM 89.1 by Bev Blauuw to be interviewed on her Saturday morning program -"Coffee Break".
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"My Kind of Paradise" is this year's Port Douglas - Song of Carnivale - Shirl
...WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT...
Shirl celebrates a notable win in the competition as her song is picked to be the 2013 "Song of Carnivale".
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Port Douglas "Song of Carnivale" - Shirl
Shirl is a finalist with her song, "My Kind of Paradise" in the Port Douglas "Song of Carnivale" Competition.
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Passport to Airlie Beach - Silktones, Shirl
Passport to Airlie Beach held at the Railway Hotel Cairns was conducted over four continuous weekends in Cairns in June.
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Duchenne Foundation Fundraiser Silktones
Silktones were up for auction at the "Racing for a Cure" hosted by the Duchene Dragons and supporters of the 2013 Great Wheelbarrow Race charity event.
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Locals Ball - Atherton Tablelands - Shirl
At Merriland's Hall, Atherton local artists came together to promote live music on the tablelands...
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CAM TV - Cairns Area Musicians - Shirl
Web TV - promoting Cairns Area Musicians - "Shirl" gets a plug in Episode 2 on CAM TV...
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Cairns Post HIT Awards - 2013 - Shirl
Check out the nominations. "Shirl" is on the list. She's elated...
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Relay for Life - Cairns - Silktones
Silktones participate in the entertainment line-up at this year's Relay for Life as many people put in a great effort to raise money for cancer foundation.
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Music on Magnetic
A great experience immersed in music culture, sharing and learning with others - strong friendships and return visits ensue.
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CD Release: "It's About Time" - Shirl
2012 CD launch took place on 20th December, 2012 at Singer Songwriter's on Waterfront hosted by Terry Doyle at Mondos - The Hilton. What a magic night...
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ASA shortlisted song- Peacekeeper Song - Shirl
In 2012, Peacekeeper's Song was shortlisted in the Australian Songwriter's Association Ballad Category.
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City Place - Cairns - Shirl
Shirl took her music to City Place on 30th November, 2012 playing lots of original tunes with some covers thrown in.
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Tablelands Folk Festival - "A Songwriter's Showcase" - Shirl
Yungabura held the 32nd Tablelands Folk Festival - 25th to 28th October in Yungaburra. Shirl had a spot to showcase her original tunes.
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Mission Evolve Songwriter Showcase - Shirl
Mission Evolve Festival is held at Dundee Park at Bingle Bay.
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Songwriters on the Waterfront - Shirl
Shirl heads back to "Songwriters on the Waterfront" at Mondos Cafe and Bar hosted by Terry Doyle every Thursday night.
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QMF - "Songtrails" - Shirl
Shirl took part in Queensland Music Festival Song Trails held in Tully. Workshops were provided for songwriting and music recording.
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Tanks Market Songwriter Showcase - Shirl
Singer Songwriters are invited by Terry Doyle to showcase their original material and play a few covers. On Shirl had a spot to do some original music and a couple of covers.
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Port Douglas Songwriter Challenge - Finalist - Shirl
Port Douglas Songwriter Challenge was held at Sugar Wharf in Port Douglas on the 28th May, 2011. Shirley Lynn sang her song "Her Story".
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