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Posted By: Sandra in Sydney
06-Mar-17 - 03:15 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Danny Spooner 03 March 2017
Subject: RE: Obit: Danny Spooner 03 March 2017
Definitely a National Treasure -
2016 National Folk Festival Lifetime Achievement Award winner

Danny Spooner's passion is the expression of British and Australian culture through folk music. Born into a working-class family in the East End of London Danny arrived in Australia in 1962. Influenced by the likes of Declan Affley, Martyn Wyndham-Read and Margret RoadKnight, Danny developed his craft and soon understood the importance of the social context of folk song. He has performed in folk clubs all over Australia, New Zealand and in Britain on his visits home. He has appeared at every major folk festival in Australia, at which he has given a vast range of workshops on aspects of folk songs of Britain and Australia, many that were recorded by ABC national radio. His passion is getting people singing and he has inspired and encouraged many to develop their singing craft. Nothing gives him more pleasure at a festival than getting a good singing session going. Described as "a living national treasure", Danny Spooner can make traditional music seem new, and make new songs seem old.

The proposer forgot to add his appearances in USA.