Margaret RoadKnight continued...
Although best known as a soloist, she has collaborated with many local and overseas performers and has appeared all over the world. Margret has recorded ten solo albums and been featured on 29 others, sung the theme song for two films, been a movie extra and featured on numerous television programs.
In 1976, she released the iconic ‘Girls in our Town’ about life in Newcastle, Australia. This song made her famous, and is still played on the radio today.
Margret has lectured adult students and taught guitar, vocal techniques and song-writing at tertiary institutes and prisons. For over a decade Margret worked with Musica Viva in Schools singing multicultural songs.
She has sat on Arts Advisory Committees, been an Eisteddfod Adjudicator, an overseas correspondent on the gospel music scene, the first singer added to the Montsalvat Jazz Festival Honour Roll, and Artist of the Year at the 1998 Port Fairy Folk Festival.
The first of Margret’s ten trips to the USA in 1974 and to West Africa in 1996 were assisted by a music grant from the Australia Council. In 1999 and 2000 Margret returned to the USA to study and record with 2,000-voice massed choirs at the Gospel Music Workshop of America conventions in New Orleans.
Margret came to live in Lakes Entrance with her sister Cass in the late 1990s, the town which their forebears helped settle in the 19th century. She has since moved to a retirement village in Melbourne, but continues to travel and perform to wide and varied audiences.