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On Sunday 19 February a full day of poetry, prose, music and song was held at the Banjo Paterson Museum at Yeoval. Alf Cantrell from the Banjo Paterson… More Than a Poet Museum reports on the day: The Arts OutWest CASP Grant, which was awarded to Mulga Bill Festival Inc, was used last Sunday 19th February when a full day of poetry, prose, music and song was held at the Banjo Paterson Museum at Yeoval.
The weather was quite hot but under the very shady tree which covers the grassed backyard a very pleasant full day was enjoyed by a large crowd numbering over 250. The performers, many of whom were locals, also came from the Blue Mountains, Sydney, Lightening Ridge and Queensland.
There were 14 Bush Poets in attendance. Most Bush Poets were given a
morning and an afternoon spot on stage intermitted with musical items of
bush songs and stories by musician Chris McGinty of Toogong and there
were two surprises on the day. 10 members of the renowned Sydney Bush
Music Club arrived and did 4 spots of original Australian Bush Songs
which was very well received ... (read on - the article includes a photo of BMC members)
Photos © Ralph Pride. Ralph also created the Song booklet & Information booklet