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Harald Juengst

The German Irishman - Stories • CD-Audiobooks • Storytelling/reading

Fascination Down-Under

with Harald Juengst
- A literary, storytelling, musical and visual voyage across Australia
Accompanied by Gabriele Epona Mannfeld ( Didgeridoo ) and /or other /or without musicians

Well known for his popular Irish-based shows “My Green Heartbeat” and “Irish Legends and Fairytales", Harald Juengst now introduces his second cultural identity with “Fascination Down-Under".

With twelve tours to Australia under his ample belt, Harald has been through the Red Centre on gravel roads and dirt tracks in four wheel drives; swum with huge whale sharks in the Indian Ocean; snorkelled among coral reefs; climbed the snowy summits of the Great Dividing Range; and crossed the continent aboard the legendary “Indian Pacific” train on the 4500 km rail journey from to Perth. He has worked on Outback cattle stations the size of Belgium; sipped magnificent wines in the Barossa Valley; and delved deeply into the mythology of Australia’s first people, the Aborigines.

In the years 2007 and 2008 Harald accepted invitations from a number of Australian libraries, schools, art centres, and radio stations to tour large parts of the country in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. On these tours he thrilled and surprised audiences of all ages and social strata with live presentations of stories from his CD-audio books “My Green Heartbeat” and “Irish Legends and Fairytales”. The tours were a great success – see press quotations below.

Based on these real-life Down-Under adventures and experiences, this colourful and unique new program combines humorous Australian anecdotes; tales from the bushmen and the folk of the great outback; legends and myths of the Aborigines; and even quotes from the literature of contemporary Australian writers.

Pressreviews & Comments

“Harald Jüngst gelang es auf mitreißende und kurzweilige Weise, seine Zuhörer für die "Faszination Downunder " zu infizieren.”

Rheinische Post

“Sein buntes Potpourri an australischen Erfahrungen und Abenteuern verpackt Jüngst auf gekonnte Weise in eine lustige und packende Präsentation.”