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Whistling Past the Graveyard


Presented by Leah Cotterell and Narelle McCoy

Together we can stare down the final mystery with a song on our lips!

On an winter’s day among the old stone monuments, these two talented raconteurs will share fascinating reflections about funerals and the end of life.

 In Whistling Past the Graveyard, Leah Cotterell and Narelle McCoy draw from their written memoirs and academic research to look at the best and worst of funerals, from the truly sad to the sublime and uplifting. 

The musical materials are as eclectic as the subject matter, ranging from classical and folk songs, to emblematic pop songs and, of course, together we will sing Amazing Grace. These two eclectic singing stylists will be accompanied by the world-class talent of Jamie Clark (guitar).

This project is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and City of Moreton Bay to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.



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Event Tickets

Whistling Past the Graveyard | Sunday 26 May, 10.30am | Standard Ticket
Lawnton Cemetery Norfolk Avenue Lawnton, QLD, 4501
$ 40.00
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    Lawnton Cemetery

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    Date & Time

    26 May @ 10:30 am - 11:40 am

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    70 mins

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    Local Premiere



    Includes subject triggers

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    Doors Open


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    Things you need to know or bring

    Bring seating, hats and water. Please note the nearest toilets are in Mathieson Park, Old Dayboro Road.

Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we present Anywhere Festival, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, Turrbal and Yuggera Peoples. We wish to pay respect to their Elders - past, present and emerging - and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their stories continue to play.