Songwriter and musician, Helen Begley and actor and singer, Penny Larkins established “The Good Girl Song Project” to produce original song cycles with theatrical elements and accompanying workshops that explore Australian women’s history. The Project’s main objectives are to raise awareness of women’s stories and to invite audiences and workshop participants to reflect on women’s place in their personal and community histories.
The project uses a cast of folk musicians at the top of their game. The current line-up features Penny Larkins, vocals and acting, Helen Begley, guitars, songwriter and vocals, Penelope Swales, whistles, vocals and acting, Jamie Molloy, concertina and acting.
The Good Girl Song Project are currently readying their new work, “Settlement” for the Spring/Summer festival season and 2020 Theatre season. It is Part 2 of the acclaimed “Voyage”, the story of the free immigrant women who settled in the Australian colonies in the mid-1830’s.
In addition to a feature concert and a spot in the Sunday evening showcase concert, Penny Larkins will run a Folksicle workshop for the younger folk and Helen Begley will run a workshop for beginner ukulele players.