Golden Guitar winner Norma O'Hara Murphy will perform her song inspired by the Dungarees.
Golden Guitar winner Norma O'Hara Murphy will perform her song inspired by the Dungarees. Samantha O'Neil

Country music singer's tribute to the Dungarees

SPURRED on by her veteran neighbour, Golden Guitar winner Norma O'Hara Murphy wrote a tribute to the Dungarees in the form of her newest song, The Dungaree March.

The song, inspired by the historical march, will feature in tonight's program at Town Hall.

The topic is personal for Ms O'Hara Murphy, who grew up with stories of the light horse and soldiers, with three of her mother's brothers serving the country.

"I have felt passionate about it since I was young," she said.

"It really horrified me that many people don't know about the March of the Dungarees, so I wanted to do something special for this group of brave men.

"Lest we forget, we should never forget the sacrifice these young blokes made, and some gave their lives."

Ms O'Hara Murphy recently performed the song at the Laidley Historical Society's March of the Dungarees 2015 Call to Arms event last month.

"I performed the song at Laidley just a couple of weeks ago and it was overwhelming," she said.

"It really brings it home to you when you see those First World War uniforms."

Ms O'Hara Murphy said she thought it was a wonderful way to pay tribute to the Dungarees.



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