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Colin Buchanan & Raechel Whitchurch: The Songs and Stories Tour – Parkes

Fri November 20 at 7:00 pm

Stemming from an unlikely friendship that formed out of a love of great songwriting, Colin Buchanan and Raechel Whitchurch have decided to hit the road together to perform in Parkes and Canowindra, NSW – two towns that were special to each of their songwriting journeys. They will be performing songs from each of their country releases, while sharing the stories behind the songs. Joining them will also be Ben Whitchurch, Raechel’s multi-instrumentalist husband, who will perform alongside each artist.

Colin Buchanan’s remarkable career embraces country music, children’s TV and song collaboration. He’s a winner of ARIA, APRA and Golden Guitar awards, Australia’s #1 kids Christian artist, beloved ABC TV Play School presenter and proud creator of the Bucko & Champs classic, “Aussie Jingle Bells”. As well as his own 3-decade career Colin has co-written hit songs with the cream of Australian country music, including Lee Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Harvey. As one of Australia’s top-selling picture book authors, Colin has delighted children with a best-selling series of amusing and colourful musical tales, including “Santa Koala” and “Little Barry Bilby”. His chart-topping kids Christian albums have become fixtures in churches, schools and family car trips across the world for over 2 decades.

It’s a remarkable career that comes full circle when Colin Buchanan joins Raechel Whitchurch in Parkes and Canowindra in late November for two very special concerts…


Parkes Leagues Club
194 Clarinda Street
Parkes, NSW 2870 Australia


Parkes region and villages

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