Ann’s Biography – Book Published by Wirrapang

Fandango (Book) – Ann Carr-Boyd – Australian Composers

Ann is a meticulous diarist and a writer of comprehensive lists. Rigorous discipline, then, as well as aptitude, hard work, application, as well as being gifted with talent makes this book compelling reading.

Being blessed with, and in possession of, a creative and independent spirit, Ann would have found it difficult not to ‘work’, paid or otherwise. After all, she has composed over 280 pieces of music, and painted over 80 works of art . Her love and talent for music began at an early age – at the metaphorical knees of her gifted father and uncle. Her love for, and appreciation of, art commenced commensurately – at the knee of her mother, a clever artist.’ Kerry Anderson

“… a particular strength of Kerry’s biography lies in its generous inclusion of anecdotes and commentary from Ann’s colleagues, family members, and friends. This approach guarantees a warmth and liveliness that springs off the page, revealing Ann not simply as an outstanding musical figure but also as a person who relishes interaction, liking few things better than catching up with friends or making new acquaintances.”  Adrian Wintle

Scattered throughout the book are QR codes of tracks from Ann’s CDs which, when using a smart phone, can be listened to and enjoyed.

‘ DOG TALES ‘ Now Showing in the Dougherty Community Centre in Chatswood on April 1st, 2023 and in the Berrima Village Hall on April 15th, 2023.’

‘ DOG TALES ‘ is a show for children set around the piano duets of Ann Carr-Boyd, all about the adventures of a small black poodle who loves to travel and have lots of fun ‘

Percy is appearing in person at his very own show in the Dougherty Community Centre in Chatswood on April 1st, 2023 and in the Berrima Village Hall on April 15th, 2023.’

A kid’s show where you can make friends with the cutest little dog ever as he learns about life in the big wide world

Live in the moment with Percy the little black dog as he explores his environment, tests the unknown and meets some friendly, and not so friendly, folks along the way. He’s not so different from little humans. He learns that the world is a confusing place – sometimes to be brave is to confront your own fear, other times caution is the better way, that it’s nice to help people, and much else. And of course, he loves playing with his toys, running around and just being Percy. Join in with Percy and share the joy.


Show runs for 35 minutes. Suitable for ages 2 – 6

April 15 at 1 pm and 3 pm.

Berrima Village Hall, Argyle Street, Berrima

Bookings for Berrima: E.

Enquiries: 0411 375 821


St Judes Musical Association 30-09-2022 to 30-10-2022

Today at 1.15pm
Midweek Lunctime Recital
Romantic Cello
Alyson Broadfoot ( cello ) and Debbie Angus and Ann Carr-Boyd ( piano )
present a program of romantic and tuneful music for cello and piano.

Alyson, Debbie and Ann are three musicians living in the Southern Highlands.  They enjoy the sheer pleasure of getting together to play music.


Dreaming . . . Ann Carr-Boyd
Sicilienne . . .  Mari Theresia von Paradis
Variations on a Rococo Theme . . . Tschaikowsky
Very slow Jazz . . . Ann Carr-Boyd
Lullaby . . . Ann Carr-Boyd
Andante Cantabile Op11 . . . Tschaikowsky
Languido . . . Helen Morris
( Piano duet and cello )

National Braille Music Camp Concert
Friday 30 September 7.30pm
Clubbe Hall Frensham

Sunday 2 October at 3.30pm

Wednesday 5 October at 1.15pm
Emerging Artists Concert

Wednesday 5 October at 1.15pm

Sunday 9 October at 4.00pm
Choral Communion

St Jude’s Chamber Choir
Service Setting: Darke in F
Communion Motet: A Clare Benediction . . . John Rutter

Wednesday 19 October at 1.15pm
Midweek Lunchtime Concert

Brett McKern (Organ)

Sunday 23October at 3.30pm
Pre-Service Recital

John Corley (trumpet)

Sunday 30 October at 4.00pm
Excerpts from “Messiah” (Handel)

St Jude’s Singers and Friends and
The Highlands Sinfonia