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 events Gary has performed at

Gympie Muster 

Tamworth Country Music Festival 

Tenterfield Oracles of the Bush

Chinchilla Melon Festival

Australian Camp Oven Festival

Yellowbelly Festival –St George

Morandah Country Music Festival

Bundaberg Poetry Muster 

Boyup Brook Country Music Festival

Tara Festival Of Culture & Camel Races

Roma’s Easter in the Bush 

Spirit Of The Outback

Winton Outback Festival

Casino Bushman’s Heritage Weekend

Murgon Country Music Festival

Crackerjack Festival 


Slim Dusty Memories Festival – Kempsey

Mud, Bulls and Music

Leeton Country Music Festival

Big Avoca Do

Woodford Folk Festival

Cooee Festival – Yeppoon 

Munna Creek Country Music Festival

Widgee Ballardeers Concert

Bony Mountain Folk Festival

Gayndah Orange Festival 

Casino Beef Week

Emerald Country Music Festival 

Biloela Country Music Festival 

Texas Country Music Festival

Nanango Country Mui c Muster

Rainworth Fort – Springsure