25 Apr 2016

Eric Bogle - Making Peace With Songs About War

From Anzac Day, 10:10 am on 25 April 2016

Aussie singer-songwriter Eric Bogle talks to Colin Peacock about his life, music and thoughts about conflict.

Eric Bogle on stage in 2014

Eric Bogle on stage in 2014 Photo: Flickr user Bruce / CC BY-ND 2.0

Eric Bogle has written many songs about the loss of war, including 'The Green Fields of France'. He describes the intense and emotional experience of playing his song 'And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda' at an Anzac memorial service in Turkey last year and sings it, and one other, for RNZ listeners.

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