War stories told through song

Inspired by his own family history, performer Darren Coggan connects us to an iconic part of our heritage, through song in his performance titled War Stories.

See his moving performance at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre Saturday, 28 April at 8pm.

Deputy Mayor Sandra French said, “Darren shares his personal and exceptional stories of Australians at war through his songs. He provides an intimate perspective of the tales that have helped shape our nation.

“I saw a preview of Darren’s show when the subscription season was launched and he had the whole audience in awe. Darren has warmth in his voice and is a terrific story teller. We were all singing along with him by the end of one song.”

War Stories takes you on an insightful journey into the lives of the Australians behind the lines. We reminisce about the generation of women who stayed at home and kept the country running. We celebrate the mateship, humour and courage in the Gallipoli trenches. And we honour our Indigenous diggers, a story rarely told.

Director of the BAFC Greg Leong said, “Darren Coggan is an award winning performer. The song Too Dark for the Lighthorse from the War Stories album was awarded the prestigious Golden Guitar for 'Heritage Song of the Year' at the 37th CMAA awards of Australia. Darren has won two Golden Guitar Awards in total.

“Darren is very talented. He interacts so well with an audience and has such great stage presence. He will have everyone laughing and then within minutes crying.

“Many community members may remember Darren from his previous show dedicated to Cat Stevens Peace Train: The Cat Stevens Story. He was very well received last time he toured and this show is also set to impress.”

For ticket information, please contact the box office 6430 5850 (Mon - Fri. 9am - 5pm) or visit www.burniearts.net

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ldobson@burnie.net