The Camperdown Robert Burns Scottish Festival Committee together with Tuniversal Music Inc. are pleased to announce that Eric Bogle will be the Headline Act for this year’s festival.
Eric was born in Scotland, as was Robert Burns, and that he, Eric, has a unique ability with words, music and songs, just like Burns and making him Eric, a most worthy modern day version of or successor to, Burns. Eric Bogle will Headline at the Camperdown Robert Burns Scottish Festival this year.
The Festival Chairperson Dr John Menzies OAM said that “Eric Bogle will perform in Camperdown over the festival weekend with a dedicated Eric Bogle in Concert at the Theatre Royal on Saturday 6th July.”
Eric Bogle is an internationally known and respected songwriter. For nearly 40 years he has toured the world with his music. Eric has said “he has been inflicting his songs on innocent bystanders from outback Australis to the streets of New York and many places between”
During those forty years he has embarked on eight tours of North America, 11 tours of Europe and many tours of Australia, with 4 tours of New Zealand thrown in.
Eric has performed at many major folk and music festival around the globe, including Port Fairy, Woodford and the National in Australia, Philadelphia, Mariposa and Vancouver in North America, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and the Celtic Music Festival in Lorient, France, as well as treading the boards in countless folk, footy, bowling and social clubs and arts theatres all around the world.
In 1987 Eric received an OAM from the Australian Government for his services to the entertainment industry and in 1986 he received the United Nation Peace medal for his contribution, through his music, to the cause of Peace.
Although he has now stopped touring overseas, Eric is still doing the occasional concert and festivals in Australia as the “Spirit moves him”, which he hopes to keep doing until he finally falls over, which he further hopes will be around 2045AD.
“Securing Eric Bogle and his Band is a real coupe for the 2019 Camperdown Robert Burns Scottish Festival run by community committee members. The festival program is shaping up to be a refreshed Festival with top line performers coming to the festival and new elements in the program that is promised to offer variety, inclusiveness and new experiences for the community and patrons said Dr Menzies”.
For further information please contact Secretary Chris on 0428 346 165 or Festival Co-ordinator Catherine O’Flynn on 0407 056 126