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Performance dates & times

Saturday 18 May
8:00 PM

Running Time 1 hr 20 mins

Price range

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Three stellar artists. The songs they treasure.

A few years back, Melbourne Festival presented an unforgettable concert in which John Cale, Meshell Ndegeocello, Dan Sultan, Rickie Lee Jones, Gurrumul Yunupingu and Sinead O'Connor each performed seven songs. The tracks were selected by the same criteria, from the song that inspired their own musical beginnings, to the song they hope to be remembered by. The event that resulted was a staggering departure from their usual repertoire while also revealing deep insights into the rich personal histories it showcased.

Once was not enough. 2019 sees a new line-up of C. W Stoneking, Sarah Blasko and Ali Barter, who open up their hearts with the seven songs that have soundtracked their own musical life. Applying the same criteria, each perform the song they wish they'd written, the favourite song of their own, a song to share with their fellow artists and more, in a concert that delves deeply into the inner lives of three of Australia's most compelling musical talents. From Stoneking's trademark dirty blues to Barter's rousing power pop to the inimitable voice of Blasko, this is a show that reveals the truth and love a life in music strives towards. Don't be left behind.

The concert criteria

  1. Their first song / the song that made them famous
  2. A song they wish they’d written
  3. A song to share with the other artists
  4. A song by Leonard Cohen
  5. A song selected by the audience
  6. Their favourite song from their own repertoire
  7. The song they want to be remembered by / played at their own funeral

  • Australian Music Vault

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