The Forest Prayed is a truly delightful CD of Maggie Somerville’s settings for the poems of Mary Gilmore. The music is totally appropriate and such pleasant listening one wonders why it hasn’t been done before, in the way Henry Lawson’s poems ‘walked off the pages into songs’. Maggie Somerville has written tunes, which are so… continue reading »
On this album, Maggie Somerville has set 16 poems, written by Dame Mary Gilmore, to music. While I was aware of Gilmore, being pictured on our $10 note, I wasn’t fully educated about her work and influence on the literary scene. After doing some research about Gilmore, I discovered that she is regarded as an… continue reading »
About Maggie Somerville
Maggie Somerville is a Melbourne-based singer/songwriter, who has been writing and performing in bands, duos and as a solo performer, for over thirty years.