John Campbell Munro

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John Munro
Australian folk trio Tracey-Munro-Tracey at Lancefield, February 1988.jpg
Munro (right) with Australian folk trio Tracey-Munro-Tracey in 1988
Background information
Birth nameJohn Campbell Munro
Born(1947-09-29)29 September 1947
Glasgow, Scotland
DiedMay 10, 2018(2018-05-10) (aged 70)
GenresAustralian folk music
Contemporary folk music
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1970s–2018
Associated actsEric Bogle, Tracey-Munro-Tracey, Colcannon

John Campbell Munro (29 September 1947 – 10 May 2018)[1] was a folk singer who was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1947 and emigrated to Adelaide, Australia in 1965. He has been a leading figure in Australian folk music for 40 years and worked with Eric Bogle and Australian folk groups Tracey-Munro-Tracey (with Denis and Lynne Tracey) and Colcannon.[2]

In 1990 Munro wrote a series of 12 songs depicting the events leading up to and culminating in the battle at the Eureka Stockade. The Eureka Suite has been performed all over Australia including at the site of the stockade itself. In 1992 he composed a similar set of musical pieces on the life of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly. This piece has also proved popular in Australia and New Zealand.

Munro has written many songs and his material has been recorded by artists in Canada, the UK and Australia. He more recently formed a trio with former Colcannon members Mike O'Callaghan and Pete Titchener.

Munro died on 10 May 2018.[3]

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  1. ^ "MUNRO, JOHN CAMPBELL". The Advertiser. 19 May 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  2. ^ Edinburgh Festival review
  3. ^ "MUNRO, John Campbell". The Chronicle. Toowoomba Newspapers Pty Ltd - News Corp Australia. Retrieved 23 May 2018.