Bruce Cameron’s Broadcasters’ ForumThe Broadcasters' Forum is an opportunity for radio presenters, artists and listeners to get together to talk about the folk music we hear on radio. The Broadcasters' Forum is facilitated by Bruce Cameron, producer and presenter of 'Come All Ye' on 2MCE-FM community radio since 1976.
Chloe and Jason Roweth with Matt Nightingale
Chloe and Jason Roweth with Matt NightingaleDrawing their inspiration from the warmth of old-style bush entertainment and folklore, the Roweths work with vibrant arrangements of new and old traditional Australian ballads and work songs, early country music, original music, poetry, yarns, and dance tunes, weaving together and carrying forward diverse threads of the Australian tradition. Integral to the sound is the formidable and expressive double bass of Matt Nightingale.
Emily CrockerEmily Crocker writes and performs poetry. You might have seen her at BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, Noted Festival, Sydney Fringe, Sydney Writers Festival, Word in Hand, or Wollongong Writers Festival. Her debut chapbook Girls and Buoyant was published by Subbed In in 2017. She is formerly of the team that brings you Enough Said Poetry Slam in Wollongong, where she became known for writing audience-inspired poems on the spot.
Gabrielle Journey JonesGabrielle Journey Jones is a poet and percussionist born on sovereign Gadigal Land Sydney. She shares Maori and African bloodlines and lives on Yuin Country Far South Coast NSW with her family. Gabrielle has read her poetry on open mics and as a featured performer at local national and international events for over 20 years. Her collection, Spoken Medicine ,was published by Ginninderra Press in 2017. Gabrielle is wholeheartedly inspired by and contributes to her diverse creative communities.
Good Girl Song Project, TheThe Good Girl Song Project anchors itself in great storytelling and original songwriting and features Penny Larkins, Penelope Swales, Helen Begley and Jamie Molloy. They present their stunning folk song cycles “Settlement” and "Voyage" which follow the experiences of new female immigrants to colonial Australia of the 1830s. The struggles and triumphs of new immigrants in an old world are brought to life with finely wrought folk arrangements and tightly scripted stories
Gregory NorthWith lots of hats and voices, he’s a wonder to behold, a writer and performer – three-times champion, we’re told. Bush poetry performance makes him come alive, you see; it’s dinkum Aussie culture that will fill you full of glee. So come along, experience his characters in rhyme, come climb the slime and grime, no crime, it’s prime – a time sublime!
John PeelJohn Peel is an award winning performer of Australian bush poetry. John’s repertoire covers a broad range, from fencing duels to fishing, Elvis and many subjects in between. From traditional bush ballads to his own humorous originals, you are bound to be entertained.