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Peter DENAHY (2006)

Peter Denahy

Peter Denahy

1972 - Born, his mother is Japanese and his father is a fourth generation, Irish Australian.

He spent his early childhood in Japan and gained an appreciation of music from his Japanese grandfather who was a conductor, composer and cello player.

At twenty-two he joined a band called the "Plougboys" playing the fiddle and guitar and he did the pub rounds in Melbourne, six nights out of seven, which was a great experience but hard on the liver. Playing with the Ploughboys took him to one of his favourite festivals, Maldon Folk Festival and then to the bigger ones, Port Fairy and the National at Canberra.

He toured with the Slim Dusty Show for four years doing comedy and playing fiddle in the band.

Peter has shot to fame for his song "Sort of Dunno Nothin" which typifies an unexciting conversation between a parent and child.

2009 - Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad Awards – Songwriter with “Took His Saddle Home”.

2011 – Golden Guitar for Best Bush Ballad for “Every Time He Travels Through Cloncurry” which he wrote and was recorded by Luke Austen.

2013 – Golden Guitar for Instrumental of the Year with “Yackandandah 1852”. Toured Japan.

2014 - Golden Guitar for Instrumental Of The Year “Cotton Eyed Joe”.