Eric Bogle – Alive n Picking
Friday 8 June | Woden
Eric Bogle is probably best known for his song The Band Played Waltzing Matilda, but he is far from being a one-hit wonder. Some of his other songs: No Man’s Land (The Green Fields of France), Leaving Nancy, Now I’m Easy, Shelter, My Youngest Son Came Home Today and If Wishes were Fishes are now beginning to rival Matilda in the icon stakes.
With 17 studio albums and eight live collections to his credit and appearances at almost all of the major folk and country music festivals across Australia and overseas, Eric is rightly regarded as one of the folk music world’s greatest living singer-songwriters. A recipient of an Order of Australia medal for services to the entertainment industry, Eric was also awarded a United Nations Peace Medal for his efforts, through music, to promote peace and racial harmony.
His songs have been recorded by artists as varied as Joan Baez, Mary Black, Donovan, Slim Dusty, John Williamson, The Dubliners, Peter Paul & Mary, Billy Bragg, The Pogues and The Dropkick Murphy’s just to name a few.
Joining Eric and the band is the wonderful Ami Williamson, described by the Sydney Morning Herald as “Forceful, funny, powerful and poetic, Ami Williamson is an Alt-Folk singer-songwriter like no other!”
Dinner and Show
Make a night of it and enjoy a two course meal in a private dining area before the show with our ‘Dinner and Show’ ticket offer. Dinner commences from 6pm.