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Folk singer stops in town

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June 13, 2018

Folk singer Eric Bogle is performing at Riverlinks WestSide in Mooroopna tonight.

Veteran Australian folk singer Eric Bogle arrives in town tonight to perform at Riverlinks as part of his national tour.

After an extended break from touring, Bogle decided to hit the road again for a stint of shows this year.

Best known for his hit song The Band Played Waltzing Matilda, Bogle has released 17 studio albums and played at country and folk festivals across the world.

The Band Played Waltzing Matilda tells the story of a young castaway who enlists in the army and is injured at Gallipoli, although when he wrote it in 1971, Bogle intended for the song to be a criticism of the Vietnam War.

In 1986, Bogle was awarded the United Nations Peace Medal for his ability to promote peace through his music.

The following year he received an Order of Australia medal for his services to the industry.

Fans can see Eric Bogle perform at Riverlinks WestSide in Echuca Rd, Mooroopna, at 7.30pm tonight. Tickets are $49 or $25 for under-15s and can be ordered through the Riverlinks box office on 58329511 or through the Riverlinks website.

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