Folk Music Poetry!

You wouldn’t know it from most of this website, but I am a MASSIVE folkie (someone who goes to folk festivals a lot).

This year, I was absolutely honoured to be part of the closing concert of the National Folk Festival in Canberra. I was spontaneously invited on the second day of the five-day music festival to join the closing concert by folk musician Mandy Connell, who paired me up with Stephen Taberner, Director of The Spooky Men’s Chorale on double bass.

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Due to the undeniably funky quality of the double bass rhythms improvised by Stephen, and the intimate nature of the poem I chose to perform, my brief set took on a jazzy flavour, and things got a little sexy all up in the Flute n’ Fiddle venue.

It was a fantastic experience being part of the show, and I was also invited to sing backup harmonies on some of Mandy’s songs, which was a tiny little dream come true.

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2019’s National Folk Festival will not soon be forgotten.

Watch “Holy Enough” Here.

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