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Folk on the Fringe with Phil Young

‘On the fringe of the city on the fringe of the day’ since 1996.

Folk On The Fringe - the show where ‘Music is a passion not a product’ brings you music from the Folk genre and it’s fringes including Singer/songwriter, Canadian, Celtic, Americana, Anglo-Trad, Folk/Country and all points in between and either side. Focusing mainly on International artists. Presented by Phil Young and co-hosted by Ron King.

Regularly including Ron’s Rant – four tracks in the first half hour of the show, selected and presented by Ron and a local gig guide in the middle of the show. New music is featured most weeks along with previously available material, occasional live performances by guests, phone and recorded interviews. The show is pre-programmed and as such phone-in requests are not catered for. Civil comments and queries from listeners are welcome however; either by phone during the show on +61 3 9752-5678 (please do only call while recorded music is playing), by text to +614 971 02000 or by email to and don’t forget… ‘Don’t do anything I wouldn’t, but if you do… take pictures.’

More Listening Opportunities   

Archived shows

From the 'Archive' bar below, click on the date of a show to display the list of tracks broadcast. Selecting an entry from the list displays a variety of further information about the artist and track.

If you wish to revisit the displayed episode, click on 'Listen Back' and hear it online from the 3MDR archives. Shows are available for at least 6 mths following the broadcast date.

Spotify playlist

Maybe you'd like to hear more from the artists played on the show over the years. In this case go to Spotify and listen to the ' Folk On The Fringe Faves' playlist. All the artists and most of the tracks in this growing collection are selected individually (in no particular order) from the FOTF library and have previously featured on the show. Chances are if you're a  follower you'll enjoy a lot of the music that comes up. 

Phil and Ron would like to thank the following Folk On The Fringe show subscribers:

Nick Charles



  BADFolk Rat


Helen Edwards


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