Songs, Stories and Soul from Family and Country

This concert showcases the talent and the new work of celebrated, ARIA-nominated, award-winning Indigenous singer and songwriter Emma Donovan.

The 80min concert with Emma and her band will include her trademark soul/country songs and new music recorded in Gumbaynggirr and Noongar languages.

Emma proudly is one of the First Nations artists, spearheading efforts to put traditional languages on the music map. She will also share stories, providing her audiences with an understanding of Country and community.

“I am very proud to introduce new words and share languages with audiences and fans. It’s so important to preserve this part of our history, family and country.

For me to write my solo album, I needed to go back into my own family musical archives to rediscover the country music I was raised on and that I performed. My solo work will be richly influenced by my family and memories of touring with The Donovans performing country and gospel music.

My family’s musical history is known but not yet world renowned.

This project will shine a light on Indigenous music culture, sharing stories and preserving language in song.

I want to share my story with Australia and the world, and I want audiences to hear my songs and languages to enhance their knowledge of our expansive history of this country.” Emma Donovan.


RAMP Member discounted price is available for this production.

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"Emma’s voice is everything you’d want in a soul singer. She’s the real deal."
— Wax Poetics
"Donovan can front a well-oiled soul band in her sleep"
— Rolling Stone

Event and ticketing details

Date and time

Saturday 18 May - 7:30pm

Duration:     1hr 40mins, including a 20 minute interval (subject to change)


Premium Seating: $49.00
Adult: $45.00
Seniors/Pensioners: $42.00
Student: $38.00
Group 10+: $38.00
Companion card: $0
**Member Prices**:
Premium Member: $44.00
Adult Member: $40.00
Sen/Pen Member: $38.00
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Ticket status

On Sale


RPAC Concert Hall

2 -16 Middle Street, Cleveland, QLD 4163

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Wheelchair Access
Assistive listening Induction Loop Hearing Assistance
Companion Card

Accessible seating is available online and via the box office. For further assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre on 3829 8131. Further information can also be found on the 'Access and Facilities' page.

Event notes


Parental guidance recommended to determine suitability for your child.

Booking fees:

$5.30 by phone and $6.40 online per transaction.

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