Thursday, July 4, 2013

Australian Bush Poet and reciter: Dave Davies CD Launch Newport Folk Festival 2013

I am delighted to be taking part in the launch of Dave's CD. The recitation and composing of stories in  rhyming verse is a significant part of the oral tradition in Australia and is still practised to perfection. 

From Ironbark to Dandaloo, Dave has been bringing us poems and stories of the bush for many years now. This will be a special event as Dave is launching his CD The Man From Ironbark. The CD showcases Dave's extensive repertoire, including C.J. Dennis' The Play, Banjo Paterson's How Gilbert Died and Henry Lawson's The Lights of Cobb and Co. Come along, enjoy a poem or two, and pick up your own copy of the CD.

Newport Bowls Club, Sunday 7 July 10:30 am - 11:00 am 
Entry: Wristband or pay at door

All details for the festival, venues etc HERE

From the introduction BUSH BALLADS by Banjo Patterson:

Among the assisted immigrants and currency lads of the earlier days education was not a strong point; and such newspapers as there were could not be obtained by one-half of the population, and could not be read by a very large percentage of the other half. It is no wonder, then, that the making of ballads flourished in Australia just as it did inEngland, Scotland, and Ireland in the days before printing was in common use.

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