About the site


Australia's heritage in music and song

I'm an Australian singer-songwriter, author and historian.
I live in the Blue Mountains and have been performing and
writing about Australia, its history and people for many years.

Special performances - songs of the Blue Mountains


As well as doing concert performances, I enjoy combining my music with talks on Australia - its natural and built heritage, places and people. This year, with the bicentenary of the Blue Mountains Crossing, I would be happy to present my Blue Mountains songs for you.

Please contact me if you have an event or would like a presentation on the history of this area. Perhaps you'd like to consider a house comcert - a great way to enjoy an afternoon or evening of song with friends or as a fundraiser for your favourite cause.

I've given presentations at a variety of places including:

Jim at Emu Ford
[near Emu Ford on the Nepean]
  • schools
  • festivals
  • seminars
  • conventions
  • View Clubs
  • Probus Clubs
  • Garden Clubs
  • Writers Groups
  • House Concerts
  • Historical Societies
  • Senior Citizens groups
  • Family History Societies

Some of the topics I cover include:

  • History Through Song - another way of looking at Australia's past
  • Colonial Exploration - the spread of settlement and its consequences
  • Childhood Memories - Growing up in North Sydney
  • Australian Country Towns
  • Tales of Ordinary Australians
  • The Australian Landscape
  • The Blue Mountains
  • Poetry in Song
  • Oral History



I live in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia and have done so for thirty years. From childhood I have maintained a deep interest in, and love of, Australian history. I have written books and articles, and developed school learning materials on Australian themes.

My interest in Australia has also been expressed in many of the songs I have written. My song writing has been combined with many and varied performing opportunities.

I have performed at restaurants, concerts and festivals and my music is played on ABC radio. Each year I continue to enjoy the opportunities of travelling to Australian places and listening to, and documenting, the stories of the people who live there.

Please feel free to email me.

Visit my personal website for more information




Jim Low

BLUE MOUNTAIN BLUE from the Rouseabout label CD, Across the Blue Mountains
released through Undercover Music (RRR59).

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