Songs Sung

Bendigo Writers Festival

Event Date: 
10 August 2019
Author / Presenters: 
Jenny Valentish, Don Walker

For over 40 years, Don Walker’s songwriting has aimed to capture what it is to be Australian. From Cold Chisel to Catfish, Tex, Don & Charlie to his solo work, as well as many other writing collaborations, Walker’s words are poetic, moving and incisive. He talks with Jenny Valentish about classics such as “Khe Sanh”, “Flame Trees”, “Cheap Wine” and “Harry was a Bad Bugger”, to reveal what has driven him and how he makes the words fit the music. Was there a highpoint for lyrics? Are we still attuned to the words and the music?

Quick Pick Ticket only $20 / $18 concession