Gregory North
What does he do?

Gregory North is a poet for hire. He performs Bush Poetry and yarns (tall stories) and is a regular at festivals and events around Australia.

Greg is available to put on a show for you or your organisation or school for anything from 10 minutes to 2 hours. With his quirky humour and bent for accents he is sure to entertain.

Have you heard Banjo Paterson's poem "The Man From Snowy River" performed in 15 different accents? Greg can do that for you. It has become a great crowd favourite wherever he goes.

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German - click for more French - click for more Cockney - click for more Posh - click for more Gay - click for more Yank - click for more The Old Man - click for more
Cowboy- click for more Irish - click for more Her Maj - click for more Kiwi - click for more Chinaman - click for more Lebanese - click for more Indian - click for more
Clancy - click for more Cocky - click for more Gramps - click for more Gay - click for more Posh - click for more Chinaman - click for more Indian - click for more
Fully Sick - click for more Granny - click for more Tradesman - click for more Footy Kid - click for more Outback Man - click for more Hawaiian Style - click for more Stick It
Clancy of The Overflow's jilted lover, Frackin' Fricker, the "Fully Sick" dude, the granny, the tradesman, the touch footy kid and others could also make an appearance. There could even be an insight into the frustrations of sticky tape!

From humorous to serious, poignant to ridiculous you'll be taken on a memorable journey of dinkum Australian heritage. Greg's repertoire includes traditional poetry from Banjo Paterson, C J Dennis, John O'Brien, Thomas E Spencer and others, as well as modern works from Denis Kevans plus Greg's original poems too.

Details on Greg's School show Immerse in Verse are available here.

To make a booking contact Greg.
Greg was commissioned to write a poem for the Blue Mountains Crossing Bicentenary of May 2013. See the Australian Poetry article here and listen to the finished poem or read it.

See the article about Greg becoming Australian Champion on the front page of the Blue Mountains Gazette newspaper (1.36 MB pdf). Courtesy of the Blue Mountains Gazette.

Public Performances
2017
Matilda Country Tourist Park resident poetWinton QldMay-September
Upper Hunter Wine and Food Affair poets nightDenman6 May
St Albans Folk FestivalSt Albans21-23 April
Port Fairy Folk FestivalPort Fairy Vic10-13 March
Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry FestivalOrange16-26 February
Australia Day Celebrations Gnome Convention - middayGlenbrook26 January
Australia Day performance 9:20 and 10:20 am, Wilson ParkWentworth Falls26 January
Tamworth Country Music Festival Rhymer's RoundupTamworth20-25 January
Illawarra Folk FestivalBulli12-15 January
2016
Poetry Under the StarsKatoomba25 November
Vine and VerseLinden17 September
Matilda Country Tourist Park resident poetWinton QldMay-September
St Albans Folk FestivalSt Albans22-25 April
National Folk FestivalCanberra ACT24-28 March
John O'Brien FestivalNarrandera17-20 March
Poetry in the SalesyardsGloucester5 March
Tamworth Country Music Festival Rhymer's RoundupTamworth15-24 January
2015
Poetry Under the StarsKatoomba27 November
St Arnaud FestivalSt Arnaud Vic13-15 November
Rhodo Festival poets breakfastBlackheath7 November
Blue Mountains Garden ClubHazelbrook3 November
Gosford Bush Poets guest artistGosford28 October
Bush Poetry Night at the RSLOberon24 October
Kangaroo Valley Folk FestivalKangaroo Valley16-18 October
Outback FestivalWinton Qld24-26 September
Denis Kevans 10th Memorial concert. Agent Orange benefitMarrickville23 August
Gregory North ShowBinalong25 July
Save the Farm Country Style Luncheon 11:30-3 Grand ViewWentworth Falls11 July
Vine and VerseLinden11 July
Concurry Caravan Park Oasis resident poetCloncurry Qld17 June - 1 July
Poets' Breakfast at Heritage Festival 8amRockhampton Qld14 June
Lunch show at West Nelson Bay Diggers 12 middayWest Nelson Bay7 June
Poets Breakfast Soldiers Point Bowlo 9amSoldiers Point7 June
Mount Beauty Music FestivalMount Beauty Vic24-26 April
Toastmaster Saulte to the AnzacsBlacktown18 April
Motor to Merriwa for Kaleidoscope KidsMerriwa27-30 March
John O'Brien FestivalNarrandera13-15 March
Poetry in the SaleyardsGloucester7 March
Australia Day Celebrations Gnome ConventionGlenbrook26 January
Tamworth Country Music Festival - Rhymer's RoundupNth Tam. Bowlo16-21 January
Tamworth Country Music Festival - Aust. Bush Poets Assoc.St Edwards Hall21, 24 January
2014
New Year's festivities at Bill's BunkhouseCapertee31 Dec - 3 Jan 15
Cherry FestivalYoung6-7 December
Blackheath Rhododendron Festival Poets Breakfast 9amBlackheath Ivanhoe1 November
Poetry Aloud (in the library)Blacktown24 October
NSW Bush Poetry ChampionshipsBinalong12-14 September
Vine and VerseLinden30 August
North Pine Bush Poetry FestivalKalangur Qld22-24 August
Matilda Country Tourist Park resident poetWinton Qld4-19 August
Bundy Bush Poetry MusterBundaberg Qld4-6 July
Sustainability Magic, Katoomba Community Hall 1:30pmKatoomba22 June
Winter Magic Poets Breakfast, Family Hotel, 9amKatoomba21 June
Running of the Fleeces FestivalMerriwa8 June
Legacy ConcertsArmidale16-17 May
St Albans Folk FestivalSt Albans25-27 April
National Folk FestivalCanberra17-21 April
Buttai BarnButtai7 April
Kaleidoscope Kids eventMerriwa6 April
John O'Brien FestivalNarrandera13-16 March
Blue Mountains Library 40 and Fabulous Birthday celebrationsKatoomba14 February
Australia Day Celebrations Gnome ConventionGlenbrook26 January
Tamworth Country Music Festival - Rhymer's RoundupNth Tam. Bowlo17-22 January
Tamworth Country Music Festival - Longyard Poets BeakfastLongyard Hotel18, 20, 21, 25 Jan
Tamworth Country Music Festival - St Edwards HallSt Edwards Hall20, 23 Jan

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© Gregory North 2015. Photos by Andrew Bosman and Gregory North. Updated March 2017