Bill Quinn – Writer, Advocate, Sponsor, Mentor, Contributor, Stringer, Singer, Gypsy

Bill Quinn and John Schumann (Redgum, John Schumann & The Vagabond Crew), Concert Stage, Woodford Folk Festival, December 2007

Owner/operator of Overheard Productions, 2003 to present

Proud sponsor of 102.1FM 8CCC Community Radio – Alice Springs & Tennant Creek (Dead Parrots Society and A Little Bit Country), October 2021 onwards.

to Trad & Now magazine (folk and anything roughly related), Ducks Crossing Publications, 2006 – present

to Central Coast Newspapers, 2014.

Festival and gig MC 2005 onwards

Radio presenter:

2008 to 2012 – Artsound FM 92.7/90.3FM/  (ACT)

2019 to 2020 – 104.1 Territory FM/ (NT)

2020 – Guest presenter via phone, 107.5FM 2EAR-FM/ Thursdays at 7.15pm AEST on Ian Traynor’s Thursday evening show (6-10pm)

2022 onwards 107.9FM Radio Fremantle, ‘Folking Around’, Mondays 9-11pm AWST and online at: 

Trivia quiz host 1992 – 2012. Maybe again…

Peripatetic, interviewer, blatherer Ongoing. Always. Ever-present.

Gypsy. Effectively on the road from Ngunnawal (Canberra) since March 2013, with a 2.5 year stop in Darwin (March 2019 to August 2021).

Currently in residence in Walyalup (Fremantle, Western Australia), on the lands of the Whadjuk people, and I pay respect to the custodians past, present, and emerging. These are lands that are called ‘Australia’ and Terra Australis, a land of many nations, that were never ceded by the traditional owners.

More details at

Bill The Housesitter
Bill Quinn, Bloke, v2011


“Never meet your heroes” – Old Norse saying. “Bugger that!” – Bill Quinn, 1966 – present, Canberra Theatre Centre, 2011. With Stephen William Bragg.


At Groove Cafe and Makers Space, Nightcliff NT, Australia, June 2020
Dressed for the conditions, Perth 2022
At The Ramada Suites by Wyndham, Darwin NT, 2021
Not my first rodeo, but on 1 January 2008, this was then by far and away my biggest singing gig. 200 singers, 15 musos, 8 Taiko drummers, 15,000 audients. Woodford Folk Festival Fire Choir, Fire Event. I’m the one in white. No, seriously, I’m just to the right of the water tank of a drum on your left, stage right, arms crossed in the ‘protecting the family jewels’ position. 🙂 Picture: Steve Swayne (Serendigity).

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