COUNTRY RHYMES
...for those who love the land

SONGS FOR AUSTRALIA

Maggie's lyrics This Land My Spirit were set to music by Tamworth-based musician & album producer Ross McGregor. The choir of St Joseph’s Primary School, West Tamworth, contributed their talent to make this a moving song of reconciliation.








The lyrics of When The Heavens Show No Mercy were inspired by the droughts experienced on the western plains of NSW. Lyrics were put to music and recorded by Tony Taunton, a former Golden Guitar winner. The song won both the Parkes Music Festival & the Henry Lawson Music Festival of 1998.



A tribute to the wonderful work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia. With a waiting room of 7.69 million square kilometres, the RFDS provides 24-hour aeromedical emergency services that can reach anywhere, no matter how remote, within hours.

CREDITS:
Lyrics by Maggie May Gordon
Music by Ross McGregor
Vocals by Justine Peters

 

Eureka! The Musical tells the story of the Eureka Stockade of 1854 ... viewed by historians as Australia’s major rebellion. The Eureka rebellion saw the raising of Australia’s first flag ...the Flag of the Southern Cross to unite all the nations represented on the Ballarat goldfields.

Eureka! The Musical was staged at Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne in 2004. Eureka! Was nominated for Best Musical in the Robert Helpmann Awards for Australian Theatre and also nominated for six Green Room Awards in 2005.

CREDITS:
Produced by Simon Gallaher & Michael Harvey
Based on the Original Work of Maggie May Gordon
Music by Michael Maurice Harvey
Directed by Gale Edwards



Country Rhymes poetry - for those who love the land. Maggie May Gordon
 
Country Rhymes poetry - for those who love the land. Maggie May Gordon