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 FestivalWagga WaggaEaster
Port Fairy Folk FestivalPort Fairy Vic8-10 March
Dunedoo Bush Poetry FestivalDunedoo28 Feb - 3 March
Boyup Brook Country Music FestivalBoyup Brook WA13-18 February
Tamworth Country Music Festival Rhymer's RoundupTamworth18-27 January
2018
Vine & VerseLinden3 November
Buttai BarnButtai31 October
Highfields Pioneer Village Poets' Breakfast 7:00-9:30amHighfields Qld21 October
Cruising CountryPacific Ocean9-16 October
Blackheath Folk featured artist, Ivanhoe HotelBlackheath4 OCtober
The Life and Rhymes of Banjo Paterson at North Gregory HotelWinton Qld19 April-Sept.
Matilda Country Tourist Park resident poetWinton Qld19 April-Sept.
Newcastle Writers Festival Poets Breakfast, Press Book HouseNewcastle08:00 8 April
Newcastle Writers Festival Poets Lunch, Foghorn BrewhouseNewcastle11:30 7 April
National Folk FestivalCanberra29 Mar - 2 Apr
Men's Health Forum, Rotary, Mountain HeritageKatoomba17:30 22 March
John O'Brien Bush FestivalNarrandera16-18 March
Dunedoo Bush Poetry FestivalDunedoo1-4 March
Tamworth Country Music Fest. Rhymer's Roundup, LongyardTamworth19-28 January
2017
Verse for Vinnies with Noel StallardGrovely Qld26 November
Caddy's Bistro at Scarborough Bowls 5:30pm dinner & showScarborough Qld25 November
Poetry Under the Stars - Cultural Centre. FacebookKatoomba17 November
Buttai BarnButtai8 November
Vine and VerseLinden28 October
Matilda Country Tourist Park resident poetWinton QldMay-September
The Life and Rhymes of Banjo Paterson at North Gregory HotelWinton QldJuly-September
Upper Hunter Wine and Food Affair poets nightDenman6 May
St Albans Folk FestivalSt Albans21-23 April
Stone the Crows FestivalWagga Wagga14-17 April
Leura Literary GroupLeura12 April
Relay for Life horse rideMerriwa1 April
Blue Mountains Music FestivalKatoomba18-19 March
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

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© Gregory North 2018. Photos by Andrew Bosman and Gregory North. Updated September 2018