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Tree Change alert! Friends, we’ve left Melbourne. If chasing our new address, contact me. I’ve awoken to a spooky realisation that this site won’t display on phone. For now, I recommend a larger screen such as desktop or laptop. Thanks for your patience while we moved books, planted gardens and settled our rescued cats into an indoor wonderland.

News 2017-2019:

After releasing music on indie record labels for two decades, we regrouped to bring you:

Torlan: ethereal ambient folk-pop water music, compiled from our albums. Torlan is Welsh for ‘from the riverbank’. Welcome water magic – nymphs, nixies, nereids! Between each song is a recording of water. Listen for waterbirds or mermaids. Discover wetlands or island witches. Dream of voyages beyond the estuary, rest by a well, trace a forest lane in the rain.

Elderbrook: fantasy & faery. 50 elves from 15 nations unite in a soundtrack to my unfolding Elderbrook Chronicles. Calling on fables, magic-realism, mythology, folklore & fairytales, we mingle Celtic neo-medieval balladry with dreampop & classical ambience, from melodic whimsy of Violin Velvet, to baroque blues of The Dwarf Of Barberry, plushness of Escalder The Green Lady and shimmering energy of Evander the Unicorn.
Olaf Parusel, founder of German band Stoa, radio producer & soundtrack composer, filmed an interview with me while visiting Australia:
A review of our music sprang from American author Shawn Michel de Montaigne, whose blog & book ‘Melody and the Pier to Forever’ I recommend:
My fairy tale ‘Envoys to the empress’ & essay ‘Fated Intervention: Gracing, musing and the wishing well’ were published in a peer reviewed journal, TEXT, issue 43, Into the bush: Australasian Fairy Tales. Online access is free:

News 2015-2016:

‘Evander the Unicorn’ is at Bandcamp:

https://louisajohn-krol.bandcamp.com/track/evander-the-unicorn

Poet Bee Williamson published ‘Torment & Soul’ with my intro. Daughter of one of our long-cherished producers, Bee is an artist-poet of eco-literary-soulfulness.

Video released January 2016: ‘The Green Lady’

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Writers Victoria caught my pitch for a Fairy Tale edition of The Victorian Writer (Dec 2015-Jan 2016), featuring my story & articles by Dr Rebecca-Anne Do Rozario and Dr Kate Forsyth.

Australian Fairy Tale Society annual conference, NSW Writers Centre, Sydney. Honoured to be invited to sing for fairy tale researchers, folklorists, storytellers, exhibitors and fantasy authors. Theme: ‘Transformations: spinning straw into green and gold’.

The Monash Fairy Tale Salon celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in Glen Eira Town Hall, Melbourne. I perform my song ‘Alice in the Garden of Live Flowers’ from CD Ariel (French record label Prikosnovenie). Accompanying my singing & mandolin is Dandelion Wine on shruti-box/ percussion, vocal harmonies & lute. Come as your favourite wonderlander!

I set up a Bandcamp page with teasers including new songs ‘Violin Velvet’ & ‘Talaria’ plus remixes: https://louisajohn-krol.bandcamp.com/

Fairy rings are sprouting around Australia; I lead  Melbourne’s one, and have set up a blog as a cloverleaf for overlapping groups, e.g. Storytelling Australia Vic, Monash Fairy Tale Salon, Australian Fairy Tale Society and Golden Owl Events: http://victorianfairytalering.blogspot.com.au/

My first music clip, featuring Rachael Hammond, Melissa Rose Tonkins and Zeinab Yazdanfar, is in editing with videographer Ian Clarke. (So far all You-Tube videos of our songs on the web have been initiated by others – a lovely surprise!) Song: ‘The Green Lady’.

News 2012 – 2014:

I cancelled Elderbrook’s book-cd deal amicably with the label, to pace myself with a sick hubby & the creative ride itself.

A dragon now lives in our fairy waterfall, courtesy of website designer ‘Made by Karl!‘. For more of Karl’s enchanting design, please visit the site of brilliant Belgian harpist/ singer Keltia: http://keltia.be

Here’s a preview of my story & soundtrack, Elderbrookwww.elderbrook.com.au  with my first audio-reading & a song of Singing Fountains…

Another version appears on fairy compilation Graines De Berceuses on our label in France: prikosnovenie.com

Thanks for visiting! – Louisa.