The Australian Folklore Unit
Warren Fahey AM is a cultural historian, writer and performer living in Sydney. He set up the Australian Folklore Unit in 1969, by which to collect and research a vast archive of Australian folklore and produce commentary across books, radio programs, concerts and on his website.
As a solo performer and with his bands, such as The Larrikins, he has made numerous sound recordings, toured extensively and developed a unique repertoire of Australian music. He established Folkways Music and Larrikin Records, and later held positions with Festival Mushroom, the Australian Record Industry Association, and the ARIA Awards. He has written over a dozen books, mostly on folklore, music and history, such as Ratbags and Rabblerousers and Classic Bush Yarns. He has been involved with exhibition projects at the Powerhouse Museum and the Biennale of Sydney. He has been honoured with the Order of Australia, Centennial Medal, Advance Australia Award and declared Republican of the Year. Visit his website »