Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

A Song for Ipswich

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

A Song for Ipswich

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Byline: Josephine Gillespie josephinegillespie@qt.com.au

IPSWICH has been celebrated in song, with local musicians Daniel Philippe and Brett Briggs penning a tune to honour the city's 150th anniversary.

The duo has been hard at work since October, sourcing ideas for the song from the public through a writing workshop and a Facebook group.

Mr Philippe said it was fitting a song commemorating Ipswich had input from its residents.

"A few people mentioned the history, such as the coal mining and the woollen mills," Mr Philippe said.

"People also mentioned how far we have come and where we are headed and the things that Ipswich is known for, such as the old Queenslanders."

The former Bremer State High teacher has called the city home for the past 27 years after moving to Ipswich as a 10-year-old.

Now raising his two children at Brassall, Mr Philippe said it was the city's potential he admired.

"Looking back over the past 10 years there have been so many changes, from the cinema to the shopping centre and the Riverheart Parklands," he said. …

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