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.
|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.
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.
|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
|Vine & Verse. 2pm
|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|
|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|