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
2019

Stone the Crows Festival Wagga Wagga Easter
Buttai Barn Buttai 3 April
John O'Brien Festival Narrandera 15-17 March
Port Fairy Folk Festival Port Fairy Vic 8-11 March
Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival Dunedoo 28 Feb - 3 March
Boyup Brook Country Music Festival Boyup Brook WA 13-18 February
Tamworth Country Music Festival Rhymer's Roundup, Longyard
Tamworth 18-27 January
2018

Vine & Verse. 2pm
Linden 3 November
Rhodo Festival Poets' Breakfast 9am Ivanhoe Hotel Blackheath 3 November
Buttai Barn Buttai 31 October
Highfields Pioneer Village Poets' Breakfast 7:00-9:30am Highfields Qld 21 October
Cruising Country Pacific Ocean 9-16 October
Blackheath Folk featured artist, Ivanhoe Hotel Blackheath 4 OCtober
The Life and Rhymes of Banjo Paterson at North Gregory Hotel Winton Qld 19 April-Sept.
Matilda Country Tourist Park resident poet Winton Qld 19 April-Sept.
Newcastle Writers Festival Poets Breakfast, Press Book House Newcastle 08:00 8 April
Newcastle Writers Festival Poets Lunch, Foghorn Brewhouse Newcastle 11:30 7 April
National Folk Festival Canberra 29 Mar - 2 Apr
Men's Health Forum, Rotary, Mountain Heritage Katoomba 17:30 22 March
John O'Brien Bush Festival Narrandera 16-18 March
Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival Dunedoo 1-4 March
Tamworth Country Music Fest. Rhymer's Roundup, Longyard Tamworth 19-28 January
2017

Verse for Vinnies with Noel Stallard Grovely Qld 26 November
Caddy's Bistro at Scarborough Bowls 5:30pm dinner & show Scarborough Qld 25 November
Poetry Under the Stars - Cultural Centre. Facebook Katoomba 17 November
Buttai Barn Buttai 8 November
Vine and Verse Linden 28 October
Matilda Country Tourist Park resident poet Winton Qld May-September
The Life and Rhymes of Banjo Paterson at North Gregory Hotel Winton Qld July-September
Upper Hunter Wine and Food Affair poets night Denman 6 May
St Albans Folk Festival St Albans 21-23 April
Stone the Crows Festival Wagga Wagga 14-17 April
Leura Literary Group Leura 12 April
Relay for Life horse ride Merriwa 1 April
Blue Mountains Music Festival Katoomba 18-19 March
Port Fairy Folk Festival Port Fairy Vic 10-13 March
Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival Orange 16-26 February
Australia Day Celebrations Gnome Convention - midday Glenbrook 26 January
Australia Day performance 9:20 and 10:20 am, Wilson Park Wentworth Falls 26 January
Tamworth Country Music Festival Rhymer's Roundup Tamworth 20-25 January
Illawarra Folk Festival Bulli 12-15 January

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Gregory North 2018. Photos by Andrew Bosman and Gregory North. Updated November 2018