A Pirie arts group is working to tell local stories and histories through song by creating a Pirie Song Book.
Bridge to Nowhere Arts Association treasurer Ken Fischer was inspired by local stories, history and places to start writing songs about Port Pirie.
He said there are so many stories that people do not know about around town, and putting together a song book is a new way to tell them.
The songs celebrate the town and its surrounds, from the beautiful singing of a bushlark in Memorial Park to the tale of Solomontown's goat.
According to Mr Fischer, there has been a lot of interest from people around town wanting to get involved.
"We've got ukuleles doing some songs, then the Folk Club doing some songs," he said.
"We're looking to print a book and to do a recording of the songs.
"We've got enough for one book and there's another book in the offing."
The Pirie Song Book is still being drafted, but Mr Fischer is eager to take the project a little further.
He said the next step is to "have a go" at recording the songs, and the Arts Association has been looking at grants to help the process along.
"We've got [recording] equipment to do that," he said.
Mr Fischer has composed most of the songs in the draft, with contributions from other local musicians like Russel Freak.
The Arts Association hopes to finish drafting the Pirie Song Book and get it out into the public soon.
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