Performing in 2016
Notice: website being updated
The John O’Brien Festival website is currently being updated in preparation for the 2016 Festival. There may be a mix of old 2015 content and new 2016 content online for the next few weeks, as well as a few ‘gaps’ as old information is removed. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Poet John O’Brien is the namesake of Narrandera’s flagship festival.
Narrandera was home to famed priest Monsignor Patrick Hartigan (1878-1952) who published his poetry under the nom de plume ”John O’Brien”.
His best known poems include Said Hanrahan, Tangmalangaloo and Around the Boree Log. Books of his poetry are available at Narrandera’s Visitor Information Centre.
Narrandera’s John O’Brien Festival has become an annual pilgrimage for many who appreciate the great humanity and humour of “John O’Brien’s” poetry.
Perform at the 2016 Festival
CALLING ALL BUSH POETS, MUSOS AND YARN-SPINNERS
Want to perform at the 2016 John O’Brien Festival?
Information about the 2016 Festival competitions coming soon!
Check out the range of merchandise on display at the Narrandera Visitor Information Centre year-round. Get in early to ensure that you are ‘well versed’ in all things John O’Brien!