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Hi Folks, sorry due to computer problems there has been no posts about the last performance or new pictures added. Please be patient and wel will catch up. thanks from The LoonyPoets. :-)
February 2011 Full Moon

Once again it’s Loony Poets Time.

What a wonderful evening! To sit out under the stars, watching the Full moon rise over the Kuranda Amphitheatre’s main stage whilst being entertained by the madcap poems, stories and performances from the Loony Poets and their guests.

This evening’s performing poets were David Jones [Quiffy} a published local poet, Morgan Hurst, Gwain Barker and special guests Rob Hart and Mozac. With the evenings theme being Valentines the poems reflected the many aspects of love, from the surreal to the downright sweaty, with much raucous laughter heard from the audience on numerous occasions. The set of the television screen had some power issues which were ingeniously sorted out by Di Russo and the lighting technicians so the show could proceed.

Music is always a part of the Loony Poets evening and as always the performances are wide and varied with artists such as Trish Molloy, an extraordinary folk singer playing accompanied by Zach and Theo. Beautiful songs were also provided by local musicians Dave Cooke, Leah Kelly from GudjuGudju, Debi Robinson and young guitarist Davy Simony The local audience was extremely pleased and appreciative when Davy announced that he and his friend Jayden Williams were amongst the Queensland winners and now has made it through to the second round of auditions for Australia’s Got Talent.

With artist Marc Steiner away Amber Gill stepped into the role of Loony artist and proceeded to paint a magnificent portrait of poet Morgan Hurst. Beautiful art was exhibited about the venue by internationally known local artists Ruth Mallock and David Stacey with additional pieces by Trevor Kyle. A diverse range of style and painting genres added to the ambience provided by the wonderful stage sets and performers costumes.

Once again lunacy reigned at the increasingly popular Loony Poets performance on the December Full Moon Solstice, held in the Top Shed at the Kuranda Amphitheatre. With an informal open mic style approach, all are welcome to take to the stage and entertain the local Kuranda community.

Amidst a lavish setting with a background of art, a beautiful stage and a comfy chair to read from the poetry, stories and songs were presented in the inimitable Kuranda style, with Di Russo acting in the role of announcer.

Many special guests made their appearances including Peter McCabe, Gwain Barker and Twiggy. With the main Loony’s David Jones known as Quiffy, Morgan Hurst, and aided by Phil Free, Isaac and Tegan Crowley, Di Russo, Carl Neale and Hacka; the poetry and stories reflected the diversity and humor of this alternative lifestyle community. There was also a special tributary reading of poems written by Lisa Crowley, beautifully performed by her children Isaac and Tegan.

Special musical guests for the evening were Dave Cooke on guitar and didgeridoo, Debi Robinson playing originals on mandolin and Bosko & Honey the ukulele duo. Bosko & Honey,  Kuranda residents, were warmly welcomed back from their recent tour and entertained the crowd with awesome ukulele playing and a medley of their own original music.

Resident Loony Solar Moon was painted by Marc Steiner while playing guitar and singing original songs for the audience. As well as a live painting happening local artist Amber Gill’s paintings were exhibited around the venue. Coconut weavings by Kitty Clignett and wire sculptures by Peter from “Bent and Twisted Designs” were also displayed around the venue. All artworks, designs and fiber pieces are available for sale from the artists.

The next gathering of Loony Poets will be on February 18ths Full Moon and as it is close to Valentines bring along your funny anecdotes, poems and stories to share. To aid in the evenings theme we would request the audience to dress in red.

Well we have finally got around to doing this part of the site . Whew!

The team is not particularly quick with technology [yet]. It's all a learning curve for us so please feel free to give feedback, suggestions of what you would like us to write about and anything about us or our performances you want to know.

So .............Let the Lunacy Begin!!!