- Anne Kirkpatrick is the daughter
of Slim Dusty and Joy McKean.
- Carnamah Drought Buster
Tamworth on Tour Concert SUCCESS!!
The Shire of Carnamah (WA) is proud to announce that the Carnamah
Drought Buster Tamworth on Tour Concert was an outstanding success with
638 tickets sold for the evening (the township has a population of less
Carnamah Shire CEO Tony Nottle said the event was well supported by the
Carnamah community as well as the Mid West. “It was amazing to see not
only our own residents of the Carnamah Shire enjoying themselves, but
also people from the surrounding communities in Mid West.”
Country music artists James Blundell, Anne Kirkpatrick and Felicity
Urquhart put on a first-class show and supported the Droughtbuster
concept with open arms.
“James, Anne and Felicity really invigorated the crowd and helped all of
those affected by the drought to forget about their worries for a
while.” “Felicity even sang her song ”Big Black Cloud” and hoped that it
would bring some overdue rain for Carnamah” Mr. Nottle stated.
The night proved to be a great success with the inclusion of local bands
MAD Q and the North Midlands Musical Society completing the bill.
But more importantly all the profits made for the event will be put
towards the local volunteer and community groups.
- “In times like these, even our sporting, volunteer and community
organizations are affected adversely by the dry season also.” Mr. Nottle
said. “It is hoped that the funds will see the continuation of these
worthwhile groups in our community.”
The Tamworth on Tour Organising Committee is even considering the
possibility of making the event an annual one.
“While it takes a lot of hard work and organization, there is no
disputing the fact that the benefits to our community encourage us to
consider it again.”
The Carnamah Droughtbuster Tamworth on Tour event was supported through
the Department of Agriculture’s Dry Season Assistance Scheme.
- The Showman’s Daughter, Anne Kirkpatrick, joins Graeme in
Dandenong, Rosebud and Wangaratta for the “Two of Us” concerts where
you’ll be entertained with the latest material from both acts, revisit
the classics and catch up on the stories that have entwined their
successful solo careers.
Anne’s achievements include an ARIA and 6 Golden Guitars, her most
recent awarded this year for the Bush Ballad written by her Mother Joy
McKean, “Peppimenarti Cradle”.
Click here Graeme
Connors Artist Report Page
- Trev Warner, Michael Vidale, Ann Kirkpatrick and Rod McCormack
- Photos at Bill Chambers Session at Trev Warner's Bluegrass
- Anne's "Showman's
Daughter" album has just made the final 5 of the ARIA nominations
- Country Album
Adam Brand (What a Life)
Anne Kirkpatrick "Showman's Daughter"
Lee Kernaghan (The New Bush)
Catherine Britt (Too Far Gone)
Troy Cassar-Daley (Brighter Day) ..
- Graeme Connors & Anne Kirkpatrick
On Tour in September
It’s All Good for Graeme Connors and The Showman’s Daughter, Anne
Kirkpatrick in their new show Two Of Us which unites long time friends
on their first tour together for performances at Mount Evelyn, Sale and
Hallam in September.
Iconic storytellers, Graeme and Anne have contributed to the
contemporary Australian landscape for decades and audiences are in for a
real treat as this musical partnership shares the songs and stories of
their interconnected history in an informal atmosphere.
Anne Kirkpatrick was born into the industry and destined for a life on
the road as the daughter of the late Slim Dusty and Joy McKean. She
first appeared on stage at the age of 10 in her parents travelling show
and found her unique heritage a mixed blessing. Riding the corrugations
of audience expectation and her passion for music outside of the bush
ballad genre, it was with great courage that she found her niche and
Upon release of her 8th album Out of the Blue in 1991, Anne was finally
accepted in her own right and mainstream and country accolades applauded
her as a true revolutionary. An ARIA and 2 of Anne’s 3 Golden Guitars
were awarded for this album. This year’s The Showman’s Daughter has also
reaped high praise for its authentic roots style and is Anne’s first
solo studio album since 1997.
Graeme Connors is a gifted songwriter who captures people, place, a mood
and our hearts through his evocative lyrics and distinctive voice.
Graeme’s phenomenal achievements include Gold and Platinum albums, 12
Golden Guitars, MO, APRA, ARIA, PPCA Awards, international accolades and
induction into the Tamworth Hall of Fame.
His 13th album It’s All Good, is a superb tweaking of original and
timeless hits, new compositions and classic covers just released in
celebration of a successful solo career.
Graeme has written many hits for Slim Dusty and Anne Kirkpatrick. He has
also contributed to the success of other artists through commissions and
Two of Us is your invitation to revisit the classics, hear the latest
material and catch up on the stories which have entwined the extensive
careers of 2 of our most respected and awarded artists.
Don’t miss your chance for a warm and entertaining night with friends.
Victorian tour dates are:
14th Sept York on Lilydale, Mt Evelyn - Bookings on 03 9736 4000
15th Sept Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Ent Centre Sale - Bookings
on 03 5143 3200
18th Sept Hallam Taverner - Bookings on 03 8786 0200
Click here Graeme Connors Artist Report
Meets the City" Photos
back in February 2001 at the newly opened Sydney Showground at
- Anne has brought out her new album "Showmans
Daughter". Two tracks were Slim's "When the Rain Tumbles Down in
July' and Cunnamulla Fella. It also has two tracks in honour of her dad
"Drive Away" and "One of a Kind". Ann's son James wrote the song
- "Never Say Never".
Ben Kelly, Michel Rose, Anne Kirkpatrick, Charley Boyter and Amos
Photos courtesy of Peter Moran
- Joy McKean and Anne