Festival Program

Highlight Event

Don Walker: Songs

Sun 1 Sep, 2.30pm
The Capitol

One of the nation’s greatest songwriters, Cold Chisel’s Don Walker has penned some of Australia’s most epic rock anthems. He discusses his latest book Songs with Paul Kelly, sharing the inspirations behind some of this country's most gargantuan classic hits and what makes his musical heart beat.

Supported by 3RRR 102.7FM


1 hour

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Paul Kelly has recorded over twenty albums in an influential career spanning more than thirty years. His book, How To Make Gravy, was published in 2010. His prose has appeared in Meanjin, The Monthly and Rolling Stone. At the end of this year, he will release an anthology of poetry, Love & Death & All The Rest.

Don Walker is a musician, songwriter and author. His songs have been mapping Australia, from Kings Cross to regional towns and the spaces between, for more than forty years, through solo albums and shows, several albums with Tex, Don and Charlie, back to his youth as a member of Cold Chisel.

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