The Soul of A Poet

The Songs and Poems of Henry Lawson

Chloë & Jason Roweth, with special guest Matt Nightingale on double bass, explore the work of 'The People’s Poet', Henry Lawson (1867-1922), revealing him as a flawed genius, a creative artist, a revolutionary and a humanist. Their show features their own original musical settings, and evocative use of dance music from Lawson’s (and the Roweths') home country, central-west NSW, as accompaniment to recitations of Lawson's poetry.
"His writing left us smiling at its ­beauty, hurting with its pain, stunned at the degree of empathy he could generate inside us, and warmed by the bush humour – so wonderfully dry, sharp and subtle.” - Jason Roweth.

"This is one of those rare shows that you want to go on forever – and when you leave, you realise it does anyway. Utterly unforgettable.” - Kim Kelly, Writer.

"Chloë and Jason Roweth's new album, ‘The Soul of a Poet’, is an exquisite reimagining of some of Henry Lawson’s sharpest and most soulful words. Australian bush music as you’ve never heard it before – truly, do yourself a favour.” - Kim Kelly, Writer.

Jason and Chloe will be supported by Wolf Gordon.

Coming to Southern Sydney Folk Club. Saturday night, July 7.

  • Saturday, July 7.
  • 7.00 pm start.
  • Shopfront Theatre, 88 Carlton Parade, Carlton.
  • $20.00 Folk Club members, $25.00 General Admission. (Concession tickets available for students and seniors)
  • Prepurchase your tickets or pay at the door.

NEXT Wednesday, June 20

The Dungeon Sessions at Southern Sydney Folk Club. Held the third Wednesday of each month at The Shopfront Arts Co-op, 88 Carlton Parade Carlton.

Come along and meet other music enthusiasts in the Folk Tradition.

You will have a chance to play your own original or traditional songs in front of enthusiastic and supportive people, and to join in, and play and sing along with new and well known Folk Songs.

7.00 - 9.30 pm. Gold coin donation.

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We meet monthly for open mic and playing sessions. We will host touring artists throughout the year. We meet in the Shopfront Theatre, 88 Carlton Parade, Carlton.



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