Sunday, 3 February 2019

John Dengate Political Songwriting Competition, Gulgong Folk Festival, 2018

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Photos © Bruce Downes


One again Derek Dowding was the winner with Donald (to the tune of Patrick Gilmour's When Johnny comes marching home again)




Derek Dowding A songwriter with a difference, Derek presents a selection of his original songs ranging from satirical pieces crammed with cutting social commentary and offbeat humour as well as lilting tunes accompanying thoughtful, illustrative poetry. Side-stepping subject matter typically seen in the work of contemporary songwriters, Derek excels as a quirky wordsmith possessing an acute wit and an eye for the overtly absurd and unjust. The winner of last years John Dengate Political Satire Songwriting Competition, Derek impressed a lot of people and should be a massive hit this festival (2018 program)




Di announcing the winner

Derek receiving the goblet from
Cllr Sam Paine, Deputy Mayor of Mid-Western Regional Council.
Photos of the Festival from Mudgee Guardian
Gulgong Folk Festival
Gulgong Folk Festival on Facebook


Steel City Sue

Ross Kurtz

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