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dirtgirl, the star of kids tv hit show dirtgirlworld, has announced her own action on climate change

one that could impact on Australian kids and families everywhere. 

dirtgirl releases her new CD “get grubby” tomorrow which encourages everyone that little things

can make a big difference’.  With song titles such as balance, planting song, nature walkabout and

go wild, there’s nothing unequivocal about their underlying intent.

“There’s something here for kids who like all kinds of music,” says dirtgirl, “and I think parents and

grown ups are going to love get grubby just as much! There are songs about nature, about growing

food and growing up … even about those peskiest of garden pests - slugs!”

This exuberant collection of music from the tv phenomenon that is currently topping ratings in

Australia – and screening around the world in the UK, Canada, Israel and the United States –

celebrates life in the big world outside and is founded on the simple philosophy “we protect what

we love”.

Creators, producers and performers Cate McQuillen and Hewey Eustace (who composes all the

songs in dirtgirlworld) call it eco-tainment, and the message in the music is loud and clear: “Dirt


Cate says: “We believe that the message in the music can truly change lives, and can especially

influence young people. “

Cate and Hewey began their careers in Melbourne. Twenty years ago, Cate was singing on stage in

the revival of Hair and Hewey was playing bass with Jeff Lang. They decided to leave the city and

head north for a simpler life, growing veggies and being “happily self-generating” on their property

in Whiporie, in the heart of the NSW Rainbow Region.

Despite dirtgirlworld’s international television success, the album still has the home-grown, organic

feel that is intrinsic to all dirtgirlworld productions. It was recorded in a home studio on the

Northern Rivers in New South Wales and at the nearby facility Heaven Studios; and enhanced by

mixing from renowned producer/songwriter Cameron Mackenzie in Melbourne, and mastering at

Masterdisk in New York by Howie Weinberg, whose extensive credits include U2, Muse, Nirvana,

The Clash, Madonna and Red Hot Chili Peppers. 

dirtgirl concludes: “In dirtgirlworld we sing and play outside all day. We recycle everything, grow

yummy food and learn a lot about living in harmony with all the earth’s creatures. Every day is earth


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Media enquiries, please contact:

Tracey Mair, TM Publicity


Debbie Kruger, Kruger Profiles

Ph: 02 6680 7106/0419 221 493 

Ph:02 6684 7419/0412 405 704

Producer notes:

The CD is packaged in 100% recycled paper printed with vegetable inks. 

Available from and selected retailers and as a digital download.

RRP $19.95 plus P&P ($16.50 as download)

Review and broadcast copies of the CD available. 

Tracks for time of day slots and various program themes are available e.g.: good morning …

B.O.T. (big orange tractor) … nature walkabout … best worst bug.

A preview of the slug song best worst bug is available at:

dirtgirlworld creator Cate McQuillen is available for interview

dirtgirlworld is broadcast each week day on ABC1 at 3.35pm

dirtgirlworld is a co-production between Australia’s mememe productions and Canada’s

Decode Entertainment. 

a range of posters and t-shirts are also available

kidindy is a new Australian independent music label with a focus on high quality and highly

sustainable entertainment for kids and those who are young at heart.

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