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Thread #68170   Message #1144925
Posted By: GeoffLawes
24-Mar-04 - 12:23 PM
Thread Name: Billy Banjo,Edward Hunter,of New Zealand
Subject: Billy Banjo,Edward Hunter,of New Zealand
Does anyone know whether Edward Hunter (1885-1959) performed the songs he wrote?I have a book of his called When Sleeps The Tide containing his poems and 21 songs with music which he refers, to in the book's introduction, as plain folk songs. Via Google I have found out that he was a fairly significant socialist organiser in New Zealand ,1906- 1919, for which he was blacklisted from the mines where he worked, eventually returning to his native Glasgow, Scotland, where he was at some point involved with " community, musical dramatic plays in left-wing theatre.