Canowindra's history inspires new album

An album inspired by the history of Canowindra is set to be launched at the CORRIDOR project on Friday, September 13.

Singer/songwriter Lucie Thorne's new art/pop concept record Kitty & Frank traces the wild true stories of young frontier woman Kitty Walsh and her lover, the charismatic bandit and bushranger Frank Gardiner.

Thorne First learned of Kitty & Frank while on a 'Blind Freddy's Bushranger Tour' in Canowindra NSW, led by historian and raconteur Craig Lawler.

Therein sparked the seed which led Thorne to research and re-imagine their life and times. Drawn particularly to the idea of telling these stories from a female perspective, so very often all but erased from the pages of history, Thorne has dug deep and spun a wild and inexorable historical fiction that is cinematic in its breadth, beauty and urgency.

Joining her will be an all-star band and Craig Lawler, who will be opening the show with one of his wildly entertaining presentations. More information at