New music video: "No Foe Shall Gather Our Harvest"

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New music video: "No Foe Shall Gather Our Harvest"

Post by Stephen Whiteside » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:36 am

I am thrilled that Maggie Somerville's new music video has finally been uploaded to YouTube. I have had great fun helping her to put it together.

It is based on a poem by Dame Mary Gilmore, "No Foe Shall Gather Our Harvest", written in 1940, at the height of fears that Australia was to be invaded by Japan. Maggie wrote a melody to accompany the words, and recorded it with a bunch of highly talented musicians. The video was then assembled by Jin Wang. Jin is best known for creating websites for authors, but he has done a great job here.

Here is the link to the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-G2sHYanaU&t=4s
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Re: New music video: "No Foe Shall Gather Our Harvest"

Post by Wendy Seddon » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:06 pm

My favourite Mary Gilmore poem. She and my grandmother were student teachers together and remained close throughout their lives.
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Re: New music video: "No Foe Shall Gather Our Harvest"

Post by Stephen Whiteside » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:54 am

Wow, that's amazing, Wendy!
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Post by Shelley » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:46 pm

Amazing indeed, Wendy!

Good on you Stephen and Maggie, for continuing to illuminate our heritage of classic poetry in this new and exciting way.

Cheers
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Post by Stephen Whiteside » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:35 pm

Thanks, Shelley.
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