Thursday 30 November 2023

Report on 2023 Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival, February 2023

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2023 Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival

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 1-15 © Ralph Pride.  Ralph also created the 
Song & I
nformation booklets

Photos - 16 -17  © Karen Fong 



1. Wayne & Wendy, Karen, Sharyn, Brian, Doug, George

2. Sharyn, Brian, Ralph, George, Doug

3. Karen 

4. Camping ground 

5. Sharyn, Doug, Karen, Brian 

6. Brian 

7. Michelle, Brian, Karen, Doug, George 

8. George, Michelle, Sharyn, Karen, Doug

9. George,  Brian 

10. Rainbow 

11. Sunset

12. clouds 

13. Dusk 

14. Sharyn, Doug, Karen 

15. Audience  

16. BMC performing (Karen Fong photo) 

17.  Sunset (Karen Fong photo) 


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