The Two Bees

September 15th, 2015 | C. J. Dennis, Festivals, Music, News, Poems for adults, Poems for children, Significant dates in the life of C. J. Dennis, Songs, Toolangi C. J. Dennis Poetry Festival

Maggie Somerville and I have spent the better part of the last twelve months recording a CD of C.J. Dennis songs and poems. We are calling it “The Two Bees”. We recorded it at the studies of Hugh McDonald. Hugh also provides much of the instrumentation on the CD, and acted as our Producer. (Hugh is best known as one of the singers in the former folk rock band “Redgum”, and writer of the iconic Australian song “The Diamantina Drover”.)

I am very excited to announce that the CD is likely to be ready some time next week.

We are planning to launch it at 11am on Sunday, 18th October, at “The Singing Gardens” in Toolangi, as part of the Toolangi C.J. Dennis Poetry Festival. (This is a very special year for the festival, as we are celebrating the centenary of the publication in 1915 of Dennis’ most successful book – the most successful poetry book ever published in Australia – “The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke”.)

I have created a Facebook page for “The Two Bees”, which can be found here:

The Two Bees

3 responses to “The Two Bees”

  1. Helen Smith says:

    I am interested in buying the book and/or CD. In Auburn South Australia we also hold a CJ Dennis festival in Sept, and I’m interested anything CJD. I did hear The 2 Bees on the radio recently – it was good!
    Thanks Helen

    • Helen Smith says:

      Not sure what you require but I am interested in The Two Bees.

    • Stephen says:

      Good to hear from you, Helen.

      I am happy to post you a copy of the CD “The Two Bees” if you give me your address.

      It costs $25, including postage and packaging. I can give you my banking details if you like.

      Best wishes,

      P.S. Yes, I have heard about your festival, but don’t know much about it.

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