Carol gives life to her local lore with this delivery of a famous Australian bush ballad. Carol Heuchan recites "The Man From Snowy River" by Banjo Paterson during the "Classic Poetry" show at the 28th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Cooranbong, NSW, Australia
Carol Heuchan has lived ‘on the land’ in rural Australia most of her life—previously on a sheep and cattle property in “The Man from Snowy River” country and now in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales. She trained horses, taught riding, and competed intensively, becoming an international horse judge and commentator. Poetry kind of ‘took over’ about sixteen years ago and, after being Australian Champion Bush Poet twice and winning hundreds of awards, poetry became her full-time profession. She has published five books, six CDs, and has been named Australian Bush Laureate a record nine times–she brings a broad repertoire that goes from heart wrenching to hilarious!
"The Man From Snowy River" poem by Banjo Paterson.
Hosted by Wallace McRae.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center’s Laurena Moren Theater in Elko, NV, on Feb. 4, 2012.
Made possible by Ruby Pipeline, LLC/El Paso Gas and by the multitude of staff, artists, volunteers, and community members working behind the scenes to make this show happen.
Brought to you by the Western Folklife Center, using story and cultural expression to connect the American West to the world.