Gold Mine – Music Video

I wrote this song about 1972 and recorded it with Craig Pilkington in Melbourne about 1997. Last year Sharon, my second wife, and I travelled around Australia in a caravan after we were married. My son Fraser put the video clips together in 2019. I have always enjoyed playing and singing the song which is a tribute to Australian singer songwriters, artists and writers. It’s tough to be successful. I admire those people who were successful and also those who had a crack at it. 

Watch more of Ken’s videos here

All The Best

  1. Where We Belong
  2. Hazel Eyes
  3. Jimmy Flood
  4. Waiting for the Tide
  5. Nothing at All
  6. Brunswick Street
  7. The North Wind
  8. Mt Tom Price and Paraburdoo
  9. Toolooa
  10. Hard to Beat Home
  11. Campfire Man
  12. Rodeo Rider
  13. Love Crept Up on You and Me
  14. All the Way to Mapoon
  15. Goldmine
  16. Fire Licked the River
  17. The Dogs are Sleeping
  18. Desert Heart
  19. Shots Away
  20. Shoulda Known Better
  21. Reprise Where We Belong
  22. Redland City Choir

Wind Waves & Water

  1. You Be the Water
  2. Cyclone Kim
  3. Live with Fig Tree Jam
  4. Thank You Gac
  5. Sung by 8 grandkids
  6. Tribute to Heather McDonald
  7. Barracuda Susie
  8. The Legend of Merkyl Crud
  9. Nothing at All
  10. Old Grey Man
  11. Can You Hack It
  12. Jimmy Flood
  13. Sometimes a River Floods
  14. Fire on the River
  15. Love Crept Up on You and Me
  16. Bob the Scraper Driver
  17. Peter Zambelli
  18. When the River was Ours
  19. Tried It
  20. See You Later
  21. 7 Mile Creek
  22. Wind in My Hair
  23. Hervey Bay
  24. Waiting for the Tide

Heading North Again

  1. Bauxite to Gold
  2. KMcD and MFoulkes
  3. Green Side of a Gun
  4. L K & the late Ron McDonald
  5. Shots Away
  6. Mt Tom Price and Paraburdoo
  7. Campfire Man
  8. Hard to Beat Home
  9. Greenant Shuffle
  10. Desert Heart
  11. Ramshackle Junction
  12. The North Wind
  13. L& KMcDonald
  14. Fella from Goonyella
  15. Rodeo Rider
  16. Wilbur the Pig
  17. PZambelli KAnton
  18. Miss Crocodilly
  19. DMcDonald
  20. All the Way to Mapoon
  21. Ebagoola Gold
  22. Hard to Beat Home
  23. Greenant Shuffle
  24. Janie
  25. Curious Dilemmas

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The “Lost and Found” album is a collection of tracks that aren’t found on any other album. It’s “digital only” which means there is no physical CD available. You simply buy the digital files here and then download them. You can purchase the entire album or selected tracks.

A collection of songs and a poem about life, aspirations, and intrigue – hence the title. Some songs like ‘Peace of Land’ started in the 1970’s when I sang in a 4 wheel drive as my family went on camping trips in Weipa. It is much richer now with three generations of singers.

It started at Harry and Susie’s home on Macleay Island one week-end in late 2006. It was a leafy, sandy, musical, and memorable experience. Photos from that day captured the essence of the album. We selected one of those photos as the main banner at the top of this website.

This is the famous kids music! This album has lots of character driven songs with animals and funny voices. Parents all over the world have told Ken that his album gets played repeatedly by their young children. The songs are still big hits at kids parties today.


I used to call myself a ‘not-for-profit’ singer/songwriter. It sounded a bit negative, so now I’m a ‘fit-for-purpose’ singer/songwriter. Spike Milligan once said, “What can go wrong when you haven’t got a plan!” My music feels a bit that way. I started writing songs for fun when I was about 15, in the 1960’s in Maryborough. I have been at it on and off ever since.

Recording started in the mid-late 1990’s when my nephews Lockie and Stuart McDonald twisted my arm. I planned to do 5 albums when I started. Now No.6 “Ramshackle Junction” was completed in late 2013. There is also an album with a jamming band. Along the way, my son Fraser McDonald kindly built a web site that has developed into an interesting trail of music and video footprints for many family members. The video clips in recent years are a big bonus. A lot of people ask me about my style of music. It is quite variable or eclectic – pop, rock, country rock, country, folk … easy listening. There’s a lot of stories about people doing interesting things in interesting places. A lot of family members and friends help with instruments and vocals. It have been an interesting ride. You can listen to any so any song on this website and hope you enjoy the videos.

“The North Wind” is a poem my brother Laurie wrote. It is on the “Fire after Flood” album. Macca has played it on ‘Australia All Over’ a fair bit over the years. “Ramshackle Junction” has 16 tracks. I wrote 15 songs. I had some help in the writing stakes on a few. “The Legend of Merkyl Crud” is another poem by Laurie is on this album. The songs are about life, aspirations and intrigue. Mike Patterson recorded most of the tracks and did a great job with his musical colleagues. Dean Patterson recorded 3 tracks and 2 were recorded in Ontario Canada about 5 years ago.

All the best,