Peter DENAHY (2006)
1972 - Born, his mother is
Japanese and his father is a fourth generation, Irish
He spent his early childhood
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
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.
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”.
2014 - Golden Guitar for Instrumental Of The
Year “Cotton Eyed Joe”.