The Performer

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The Performer

The Performer

Gary Fogarty has been a regular performer at major festivals and events all around Australia for over 20 years. His quick wit and ability to relate to his audiences, as well his reputation for writing some of the very best of modern Bush Poetry has seen demand for his performances grow year on year. While more than happy to deliver his energetic, unique and professional skills at major events, Gary is very much aware of, and proud of, his roots and loves nothing more than to visit and perform for smaller rural communities.

                “I never have, and never will consider myself too ‘big’ for any show.”


Gary is equally at ease performing a one man show or working with his fellow bush poets or singers as part of a team. Regarded by fellow poets as the ‘Mr Versatile’ of the industry he has the ability to tailor his performances to meet the requirements of the event organisers and believes strongly in putting the needs of the ‘show’ before his own.

                “Every single person who gives up their time and money to come and watch a show are far more important than I am, as a performer. They deserve to get the very best I have to offer on the day and I will never, ever, take any one of them for granted.”


Gary often assists event organisers by arranging for additional poets and/or performers and can be contacted for ‘obligation free’ advice on making Bush Poetry a successful part of your event.

The Crowd Pleaser

Some of the events Gary has performed at are:-

Gympie Muster
Tamworth Country Music Festival
Tenterfield Oracles of the Bush
Chinchilla Melon Festival
Australian Camp Oven Festival
Boyup Brook Country Music Festival
Tara Festival Of Culture & Camel Races
Roma’s Easter in the Bush
Spirit Of The Outback
Winton Outback Festival
Slim Dusty Memories Festival - Kempsey

Mud, Bulls and Music
Leeton Country Music Festival
Big Avoca Do
Woodford Folk Festival
Bony Mountain Folk Festival
Gayndah Orange Festival
Casino Beef Week
Emerald Country Music Festival
Biloela Country Music Festival
Yellowbelly Festival –St George
Morandah Country Music Festival

Bundaberg Poetry Muster
Casino Bushman’s Heritage Weekend
Murgon Country Music Festival
Crackerjack Festival
Cooee Festival – Yeppoon
Munna Creek Country Music Festival
Widgee Ballardeers Concert
Texas Country Music Festival
Nanango Country Mui c Muster
Rainworth Fort – Springsure