Breaker Morant's Life ... Poems, Songs & Stories

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About this event

Based on the poetry of Harry Breaker Morant, with music and text by Graham Jenkin, Dave as Morant and Kate as lover Nell present a captivating musical story of the horseman, drover, poet, soldier, larrikan and lover.

From his cruel execution in the Boer War, we look back on his life after arriving in Australia in 1883. Through the eyes of his lover, Nell, we follow him as a drover and prolific writer of poetry. Adapted from Graham Jenkin's text and music of his oratorio, 'A Note To Nell', with additional music by Dave.

Thanks, Graham, for your insights & support. Thanks to friends & family for musical contributions to the bush setting performance in the welcoming Singing Gazebo. Tea & damper available.

Ring Dave 0413358618 for gazebo table bookings & info. Suggested donation $20.

Presented by:
Dave Clark & Kate Townsend

Singers, songwriters & musicians Dave Clark & wife Kate Townsend have performed in Ireland, America & Australia wide. Dave has represented Adelaide performing in sister city Penang whilst Kate has extensive experience as a theatre pianist & sound technician. Together they ran the live music venue Singing Gallery in McLaren Vale for 25 years hosting noteable musicians from interstate & world over. They retired from the Singing Gallery but from their beautiful enclosed garden gazebo beside the Onkaparinga River they present a small number of acoustic concerts on a donation basis. They play guitar, banjo, concertina, ukuleles, accordion, piano & harmonica. "When folk music is in your blood you can't give it up." In Fringe 2018 Dave's 3 Irish concerts of "Luke Kelly & the Dubliners" sold out.