I am a bit sad that I did not see Uncle Archie Roach perform at Musgrave Park Family Day but that is life with young children. I have seen Uncle Archie perform many times throughout the years and find it hard to miss him performing.
One great memory was a Black Arm Band performance at QPAC (Queensland Performing Arts Centre) in Brisbane where Uncle Archie and others were amazing!
My daughter (9 years old) has enjoyed Uncle Archie’s performances with me at GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art) in Brisbane although our $17 cheese platter did not last long. We also attended the first Boomerang Festival near Byron Bay in 2013 where Uncle Archie was the highlight. I can remember being freezing cold there too but that didn’t take away from his soulful performance.
I have seen Uncle Archie several times at the Woodford Folk Festival. An outstanding memory is of a magical morning having a cup of tea with Uncle Archie and his late life partner at my mum’s house with my two excited sissy’s. That is definitely a hard memory to top. My daughter again came along to the Woodford Folkie ’14 and enjoyed his performance.
I am hoping to add to these memories this year!