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I Don't Go Shearing Now

Join us in Carcoar for a themed musical salute to shearing and the wool industry in Australia.

Venue Carcoar School of Arts

5 Icely Street
Carcoar, NSW, Australia

Start Date 03 Apr 2023 5:30 PM
End Date 03 Apr 2023 8:00 PM
Price $0.00
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‘I Don’t Go Shearing Now’ is a themed musical salute to shearing and the wool industry. Devised and written by internationally-renowned folk singer Martyn Wyndham-Read, the show uses readings combined with old and new songs, recitations, bush tunes and humour. Listeners are transported back to the noisy days of hand-shearing and early machine-shearing where the yell of “Rouseabout - Tar Here!” and “Wool away!” resound once again. The songs include classic works from Henry Lawson like ‘The Shearer’s Dream’ and ‘Past Carin’’, several anonymous songs much-loved by yesterday’s shearers, and a couple of recent compositions of Martyn’s. 

Modern Australia was born of hard yakka, and, in the colonial era, we rode high on the sheep’s back. The graziers, drovers and shearers were justifiably proud of their contribution to Australia’s well-being and their colourful stories, songs and poems remain to remind us of that golden age. The wool industry remains an important part of the Australian story and one worth celebrating.

Tickets available now. $25 + booking fee: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/i-dont-go-shearing-now-tickets-534199774907