As it relates to the products on this site, and places I have lived in my life.
Along with Glen Tomasetti, Wendy Lowenstein and Shirley Andrews and Norm O’Connor and others including Geri Lobl, Phyl served on the committee that instigated the National Folk Festival Movement.
Marriage to Geri Lobl saw a name change and city change when they moved to Sydney. She continued to write, perform and teach.
Another project for Phyl at this time was a Music Teaching Kit called ‘Not Just Noise (Original)’ which was published by CCH through Kerry Hudson. It won commendation in the Publishers Awards as a school textbook and was described as “a Rolls Royce product for a Ford Escort market”. After the sale of the restaurant and a semi-singing world trip Phyl returned to teaching as a Music Teacher and Librarian in a small Primary School, Undercliffe. The fruits of which were improvements to the Music Kit and other teaching programs.
When the Tasmanian Arts Board asked Phyl to undertake a project called ‘Then & Now’ with Tasmanian poet Sarah Day, Phyl wrote songs that reflected lives of Tasmanian women from the past and from the then present, the 1980’s. Many will find their way to this site in time.