Performing in 2018
Online Ticket Sales Closed
Online ticket sales have closed.
Bookings for Festival Wristbands and tickets for catered events at the 2018 Narrandera John O’Brien Bush Festival have closed, due to catering requirements.
Tickets for uncatered shows may be paid for at the door of each show.
Congratulations to all the competitors and the winners of the 2018 John O’Brien Bush Festival competitions
Bush Poetry Competition
Winner – Rhonda Tallnash
Runner-up – Caroline Tuohey
Jim Angel Award – Rhonda Tallnash ‘Retribution Road’
John O’Brien Poetry Recital Competition
Open Writing competition
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.