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Gulgong Folk Festival
Mudgee, 30th Dec 2005 - 1st Jan 2006

By Wayne Richmond
Posted Saturday, December 3, 2005

Gulgong Festival Celebrates 20 Years

A detailed program is available on our web site.

John Dengate singing at The Loaded Dog November 2005

Highlights include:

  • Pat Drummond & Karen Lynne Duo - New Years Day concert
  • 'Looking back over 20 years' with John Dengate - Songs, verse & stories about the history, politics & life of the people of Gulgong.
  • WWW Reunion - and you know who you are! Sharing harmonious singing, poetry & folklore of women's experiences.
  • Fantastic Featured Poets - Some of the finest representatives of the Hunter Bush Poets Club as well as your opportunity in the Poet's Breakfasts.
  • Denis Kevans Tribute - Sonia Bennett
It will also include the usual full program of dance workshops, sessions, concerts and a Music Hall on the Saturday afternoon from 2-4 in the Prince of Wales Opera House.

Music Hall items confirmed so far include:

  • Dale Dengate & the W’s – Skits: 'It’s the same the whole world over' & 'Nightie Nightie'
  • John Dengate – Narrator
  • Nick Lock – 3 songs
  • Alex & Julie Bishop – Songs: 'Long, long trail' & 'Loves old sweet song'
  • Mary-Jane Field – Song: 'Don’t have any more Mrs Moore'
  • Virago from Dubbo (Di Clifford) – Songs: 'I’ll take you home again Kathleen' (parody) and
  • 'Beautiful Isle of Somewhere'
  • Frank & Marilyn Russell – Yodelling 2 songs
  • Shirley Church – tap dance
  • Betty Hardcastle – Magna Charter
  • John Warner
  • Margaret Winnett – Irish Dance Skit
  • Jan & Vic Orloff
  • Bill Bekric
  • Melodrama
  • Bob Foggin
  • Bruce Cameron
  • George Bolliger
  • Arch Bishop?
  • Wellington Boots skit
  • Sing-a-long to finish
For more information send an email or visit our web site.
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Gulgong Folk Festival
Pat Drummond & Karen Lynne