Flying Virtuosi

By Lyn Gallacher 16 Dec 2016
A tiny plane, loads of heart and the finest music in the most remote outback locations. Musician and pilot John Morrison flies world-class violinist Ian Cooper and virtuoso pianist Ambre Hammond around the top end of Australia.

Crisis & Creativity
—a 4 part radio series

By Lyn Gallacher 25 Aug 2016
The European Union is struggling. Not just because of Brexit, the GFC, and the arrival of millions of refugees, but because Europe as an idea of fairness, democracy and freedom is under attack. However, this radio series finds optimism in creative strategies keeping the heart of the EU beating.

Remember Me … I am forgetting You

By Lyn Gallacher 17 Jun 2016
by Lyn Gallacher       Margery has sent me a package by registered mail. The identification number is 497442495011. It cost $13.80 to send and does not contain any dangerous goods. All of which does nothing to describe the contents. As I tear open the top, old family photographs…

Ships That Sail The Air

By Lyn Gallacher 27 Jan 2016
There’s a long tradition, or maybe many long traditions, of ships that sail the sky. They've been turning up in different parts of the world for around 1000 years. Two of these ancient magical vessels are particularly intriguing: the Broighter Boat from Ireland and the Ales Stenar from Sweden.

Noel Coward: His talks in Australia

By Lyn Gallacher 23 Nov 2014
It is 1940 and wherever he goes in Australia, Noel Coward receives rapturous applause. His tour of the great Southern land is tightly packed with luncheons, concerts and fundraisers, and, as he is leaving Sydney, 900 business girls mob him in Market Street.

Welcome to Swan Hill

By Lyn Gallacher 04 May 2014
Why are refugees from Afghanistan and Africa clamouring to settle in the town of Swan Hill in regional Victoria? What is it about this Mallee town, on the edge of the Murray, that is causing it to buck the National trend?

Woolf and Wagner

By Lyn Gallacher 22 Feb 2014
In 1940, Virginia Woolf wrote, 'I think of all my books as music before I write them'. But which music is which book? And why did she come to both love and hate Wagner with such passion?

Counihan’s Cage

By Lyn Gallacher 17 Nov 2013
The story of Noel Counihan and his role in the ‘free speech’ fights is an important one because it continues to bring into focus our ideas of what constitutes an egalitarian society and what it means to have a ‘fair go’.