Latest Release: Whirling Furphies Back Catalogue

The originality, excitement and sheer musicality of the Whirling Furphies can make genuine claims on a significant place in the history of Australian roots music.”

— John MacAuslan

Green South Records is proud to announce that the entire Whirling Furphies back catalogue is now available online for the first time.

The Whirling Furphies were at the vanguard of the contemporary folk scene in the early nineties, bringing their unique blend of whirling instruments to a thriving, creative scene.

Their hooky pop-style songs coupled with the band’s brilliant musicianship and captivating live shows won them a legion of fans.

Their lyrics reflected the urban experience of Melbourne, and along with Paul Kelly and Mick Thomas, they helped establish a new and very contemporary Australian folk song style.

Perhaps their best-known song, My Brown Yarra, is claimed by many as their ‘Melbourne Anthem’ and is sung around campfires, at festivals and funerals, in bars by expats all over the world. 

The Whirling Furphies released two seminal albums, Lizard Tree and Head Over Heels, along with the EPs Whirled Music and Don’t Stop.

Browse Artists

Johnny Adams | Peter Anderson | John Armstrong |  Paul Carroll |  Cobbers |  Cath Connelly |  Christy Cooney |  Marz Cooper 
Joe Creighton |  Graham Dodsworth |  Pete Fidler |  Maria Forde |  Gundaguys |  Louey Hesterman's Whimsy |  Liminality |
Simon McCullough |  Ger Mythen |  Kieran O'Connell |  Peter O'Shea 
The Preachers | Neil Quinlan | ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Ben Rogers Trio | ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​Maitland Swallow | ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Shanakee | ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Dylan Walker | ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Whirling Furphies

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Green South Records is your home for Celtic, Folk and Roots music in Australia.

We are a collective of artists who have come together to support, promote and grow our music. Along with new releases, we are committed to reissuing previously undigitised Folk, Celtic and Roots records as part of our commitment to preserving the rich history of these songs. 

Our mission is three-fold:

1 - there's a great untapped well of amazing albums from the seventies through to the nineties that haven't made it into the digital realm - we want to make sure these records are preserved for all time.

2 - The Celtic, Folk and Roots scene continues to thrive and grow and we want to be at the forefront of bringing these new releases to you.

3 - We want to nurture and develop the next wave of artists coming through. It's our aim to provide them with the platform they need to get their music heard.

Every time you make a purchase on any of the available digital platforms, you are directly supporting the artist and the label. We provide equitable and balanced splits with all our artists to ensure everyone is properly renumerated for their hard work.


New Arrivals

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Graham Dodsworth

Graham Dodsworth has been part of the Australian folk music scene for nearly 50 years and is regarded as one of the finest guitarists and singers in the land. 
His three albums have found a new home on Green South Records and they’re now available for the first time on all the major digital music providers around the world. 
Graham’s passion and love of the music are obvious in these recordings; his effortless flowing finger picking guitar and pure voice draws you in to the story, connecting you with the…

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