Blue Moon came together around 1992 as a group of Townsville recorder players who enjoyed playing jazz as much as the 'serious' recorder repertoire. The ensemble consisted of as many as ten recorders of all sizes from the tiny sopranino to the metre-long bass, with cello, guitar and (when appropriate) piano and percussion and was led by Malcolm Tattersall.

Their first public performance as Blue Moon was a jazz program for Townsville Community Music Centre in 1995. The group presented several concerts in Townsville every year from then to 2003. Listen to them playing an extract from Alien Landscape II (mp3, 210 KB) in a 1998 concert at James Cook University.

Blue Moon was quieter in 2004, partly because Calliope was more active, and has not met since then. Substantial changes will be necessary if it is to re-form, as there have been many changes in members' lives in the meantime.

Enquiries: Malcolm Tattersall.

Last updated June 2008