Live Poets Society

One local group that has links to Eurobodalla FAW is the Live Poet’s Society. The ‘Society’, which has been in existence since 2006, is led by Eurobodalla FAW member, Robin Macpherson, who has the reputation, locally, of being the ‘Billy Connolly’ of the South East, although some say that Billy Connolly is the ‘Robin Macpherson’ of the North. Robin is known for his Scottish brogue and for the Scottish flavour of his hilarious humour. He is also the intense ‘romanticist’ of the group a la Robbie Burns. Robin has been interviewed three times on Radio 2EARFM and is a published author of a number of novels. Other past and present members of EuroFAW also in the group are Barry Lake, Margot Ryan and Mike Robinson. Barry is a former winner of the National Folk Festival’s Yarn Spinning Cup.

The Society has entertained crowds at some of the local country Festivals, eg. The Narooma Oyster Festival, The Tilba Folk Festival, The Merimbula Folk Festival, The Bermagui Seaside Festival, The Bodalla 150th Year Festival et al, by reciting poetry, prose and anecdotes which have the audiences rolling in the aisles. A number of Retirement Home Centres in the area and some Clubs in Canberra are now clamouring for the Society’s attention.

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