WA'S BIGGEST BUSH POETS BREAKFAST
Bush Poetry is a major part of the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival, with the Sunday morning Bush Poet’s Breakfast being among the biggest and best in Australia.
Thursday 16th February 2023
8:00am-10:00am Give the Poets a Serve, Tennis Club
1:00pm Bush Poet Workshop, Boyup Brook Club, Railway Parade
This year we have the 3 Randy Poets coming.
With his acoustic guitar, harmonica and dry distinctly Australian sense of humour, Errol Gray has his audience in stitches with tall stories and yarns that reflect everyday situations and misfortunes that happen to us all.
Peter Capp is a veteran of many festivals including Gympie Muster, Tamworth, and many years at the Nannup festival. Three times WA yarnspinning champion and former Australian winner, Peter is renowned for his sense of the ridiculous which comes to the fore in his poems and yarns.
Ray Essery is without doubt one of the most highly regarded performing Bush Poets in Australia today. A member of the highly successful ‘Naked Poets’, Ray can leave his audiences in stiches with hilarious tales that reflect his years as a dairy farmer, Navy man and Sydney pub manager.
Put these three together on stage, add a few skits, Errol’s songs, comedy poems and yarns and you are in for one of the funniest shows to be found anywhere.
The 3 Randy Poets will be performing at Northlands Shearing Shed, 275 Kojonup Road. 7pm on Thursday 16th February. Tickets are $20 and can be bought from Bill Gordon - 0428 651 098
Friday 17th February 2023
8:30am-1:00pm Bush Ballads and Poetry Concert at Harvey Dickson's Country Music Centre
Saturday 18th February 2023
8:00am-10:00am Poets Brawl, Boyup Brook Club, Railway Parade
We will continue with the Bush Poetry Writer’s Competition as part of the Festival program. There will again be two sections; Open and Emerging Poets (who have not won a writers competition.) There will be a $10.00 entry fee per poem and $100.00 prize money for each section.