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

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

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

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:06 pm
by Wendy Seddon
My favourite Mary Gilmore poem. She and my grandmother were student teachers together and remained close throughout their lives.

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

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:54 am
by Stephen Whiteside
Wow, that's amazing, Wendy!

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

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:46 pm
by Shelley
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
Shelley

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

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:35 pm
by Stephen Whiteside
Thanks, Shelley.

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

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:29 am
by Maureen K Clifford
Just shared this over to The Australian Rhyming Poets page Stephen. Congratulations to Maggie - it is excellent