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Singing on Deerubbin Shores

February 23 @ 9:00 am - February 24 @ 5:00 pm

$115 – $165

Singing on Deerubbin Shores is a two-day singing workshop designed to bring Darug language songs to the Hawkesbury region and is open to everyone ages 8 and above. Participants will be invited to learn songs in both Darug language and English and to sing them together in harmony. “Deerubbin” is the local Darug word for the Hawkesbury River.

This workshop represents a unique opportunity to celebrate Darug language and culture on Darug country. One of the singing facilitators is Aunty Jacinta Tobin, a Darug elder from the Hawkesbury region. She recently composed a Darug language song for the Sydney Festival where it has been sung by massed choirs on Australia Day in 2017 and 2018.

Our wonderful event organiser is Stacy-Jane Etal, a local Darug woman who is well known for her contributions to the Hawkesbury community. Stacy-Jane has written songs in Darug language which will also be sung at the event. As well as this, she and Aunty Jacinta will translate some English lyric songs into Darug language for the whole group to sing.

Group singing is a great way to bring people together from all cultures and backgrounds. During this workshop the group will be invited to explore its unique sound and together create works of art honouring a culture which is both ancient and local.

AND…Saturday evening fun! The Deerubbin Dinner and Open Mic Night at The Church Bar, Kable St, Windsor (dinner at own expense). A lovely relaxed dinner together followed by an Open Mic session! – Woo Hoo!!

Morning and afternoon tea provided. BYO lunch.


February 23 @ 9:00 am
February 24 @ 5:00 pm
$115 – $165
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Western Sydney Uni Memorial Hall
Building R8 Hawkesbury Campus, Bourke Street,
Richmond, New South Wales 2753 Australia
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