Project Description


Songbirds of Childers is a celebration of storytelling and song. Delivered to women in the Childers regions and surrounds, this free series of songwriting workshops saw 14 local women produce ten songs in the period of a week. From their first meeting to four days later performing the new songs to a live audience at The Paragon Theatre & Espresso Bar and recording their new songs at Central Queensland University only days later, the women involved had a musical roller coaster ride.

Led by Melinda Wells, this project involved several music artists including Roz Pappalardo, Bree Wells, Harry Wells and Sam Vinci.

Songbirds of Childers is a Regional Voice program as part of Women of the World (WOW) Festival 2018. We thank the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and the Queensland Government for their commitment to the arts in regional Queensland.

We also thank our project hosts, Vintner’s Secret Vinyard, The Paragon Theatre & Espresso Bar and Central Queensland University Bundaberg. Your valued in-kind support is deeply appreciated.