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Duo bring globe-trotting style to the Palais

22-05-2024

EMILY/GRANT is the formidable duo of rock loving guitarist Grant Staines and conservatorium trained pianist Emily Coyle (piano, vocals).

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Get set for open mic night at the Palais

21-05-2024

All skill levels and styles will be welcome as The Palais, Hepburn brings back Musicians' Corner Open Mic Night on the last Thursday of every month, hosted by Ben & Dan.

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Wise launches ‘Yearning’ at the Palais

19-05-2024

After winning Best Folk Work at the 2023 Music Victoria Awards, local singer-songwriter Lucy Wise is making her first visit to Palais-Hepburn this Friday, May 24 to launch her new EP, 'Yearning'.

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Fox and Darling bring gypsy folk and fiery horn to Palais

08-05-2024

Expect indie-gypsy folk plus fiery horn improv when Szara Fox and Andrew Darling take to the stage at The Palais, Hepburn on Friday evening May 17.

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Johnny Cash & June Carter Show headed to Palais for Mothers’ Day gig

07-05-2024

Get Rhythm The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show are heading to the Palais-Hepburn this Mother's Day, Sunday May 12 for a pretty special show.

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Creswick’s third CresFest was a winner

30-04-2024

As other music festivals around the country flounder, CresFest is flourishing, as was realised by the thousands of visitors who earlier this month flocked to the festival.

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A century of that big band sound

29-04-2024

Michael Gilchrist and his extended family have lived in Broomfield since relocating from Melbourne in 1978.

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Second Hand News: Fleetwood Mac tribute at the Palais

24-04-2024

From 70s jams to 80s pop hits, Second Hand News will play two huge sets of songs spanning Fleetwood Mac’s incredible career in its upcoming live show at the Palais, Hepburn.

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Reg Cole Quartet to play the Palais

23-04-2024

The Reg Cole Quartet is headed to The Palais, Hepburn Springs for a Saturday night gig on May 4.

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Valentines bringing smoky jazz to the Palais

23-04-2024

Bringing smoky jazz to Palais-Hepburn, for a Friday night gig on May 10, The Valentines is a new duo in town.

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Palais hosts Suzie So Blue and band

17-04-2024

The Palais Hepburn hosts Suzie So Blue and her full band on Friday May 3rd for what promises an unforgettable Friday night's live music.

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Skyscraper Stan to play the Palais

16-04-2024

Songwriter Skyscraper Stan is returning to Palais-Hepburn on Saturday April 27 for a repeat solo performance.

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Soulful blues, roots, country at the Palais

10-04-2024

Coming up Friday evening April 26, renowned singer-songwriter Michael Meeking returns to the Palais-Hepburn for an intimate performance of soulful acoustic alternative country roots and rock.

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Luoda to play the Palais

09-04-2024

Luoda is their original music to Victoria’s beautiful Spa Country for the first time, playing songs from their debut album “Running Out of Time” as well as some new music to be recorded this year.

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Taste of country coming to the Palais

08-04-2024

Rolling Stone Magazine once described Kevin Welch as “One of the best songwriters in America”.

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Chance to help shape future of arts and culture in Hepburn shire

04-04-2024

The Hepburn Shire Council is calling for community feedback on its inaugural Arts and Culture Strategy with submissions open until April 14.

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This CresFest World podcast series

31-03-2024

This CresFest World! is a podcast series of interviews with the people who inspire and are part of CresFest, Creswick's own home-grown folk music festival.

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Gosti brings world music to CresFest

24-03-2024

World music is something Gosti does well.

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Melisande brings French Quebec flavour to CresFest

23-03-2024

Hailing from Québec, Canada, Melisande is among the headliner acts headed to CresFest next month.

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Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham – Birdsong tour

19-03-2024

Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham have created a sacred place in the hearts of those who cross their path with their candid and charming music and storytelling.

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Nod to Surfe at this year’s Be Hear Now muso development gig

18-03-2024

The participants in Ballarat's esteemed live music development program Be Hear Now have been announced for 2024.

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Countdown to CresFest…

15-03-2024

CresFest 2024 will be the third time around for the small Goldfields community of Creswick.

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Footscray Gypsy Orchestra headed to Clunes

13-03-2024

The much loved Footscray Gypsy Orchestra is once again headed to Clunes to play at this month's Clunes Book Town Festival.

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Creswick Brass Band to perform at Book Town

12-03-2024

The award-winning Creswick Brass Band is headed to Clunes later this month to perform as part of the annual Book Town Festival.

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Get set to drink in One Part Gin

12-03-2024

Ballarat- based duo One Part Gin like to play dark folk music that's splattered with grit and gloom.

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Songwriters’ retreat series headed to Wombat State forest

12-03-2024

Organisers of the Blackwood Collaborative 2024 Artist Series Songwriting Retreats say they’ve staged a coup by gathering the talents of some of Australia’s best songwriters and musicians for a two-day songwriting workshop series to be held in Blackwood.

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Geoffrey Williams to perform at Booktown

12-03-2024

Funky world renowned singer-songwriter, Geoffrey Williams is headed to Clunes to perform at this month's Book Town Festival.

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Spooky men are headed to CresFest

11-03-2024

The Spooky Men’s Chorale has been described as 'a vast, rumbling, steam-powered and black-clad behemoth of mansound' and it's headed to Creswick to perform as part of next month's CresFest.

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Argentina’s Guanaco Trio headed to CresFest

09-03-2024

Hailing from Argentina, Guanaco Trio is headed to CresFest.

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Hussy Hicks plus Brouhaha head to the Palais

05-03-2024

Hussy Hicks, the dynamic duo of Leesa Gentz and Julz Parker, have conquered the last decade of the Australian music industry with their unique blend of folk, blues, country, and roots.

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Rogue Traders – chilling out with heart and soul

01-03-2024

My first impression of Rogue Traders band members Natalie Bassingthwaighte and James Ash is just how grounded and real they both are.

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Harry Manx ‘deliciously addictive’ at the Palais

26-02-2024

The New York Times called him ‘deliciously addictive’ and said that when you listen to Harry Manx ‘you are listening to an original.’

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An evening in the Canyon: celebrating that Laurel Canyon sound

21-02-2024

Fans of American alternative country music, folk and westcoast harmony are in for a treat as the Palais at Hepburn prepares to host 'An Evening in the Canyon' this Saturday night, February 24.

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‘Poignant lyrics, soaring melodies’ soon to grace the Palais

21-02-2024

Australian folk troubadour Cooper Lower is quickly garnering a reputation as one of Australia’s most captivating young songwriters.

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‘Giving it away’ tour headed to Hepburn

20-02-2024

The Palais-Hepburn is preparing to host Claire Anne Taylor and her band, as they present 'Giving it Away' the highly anticipated third studio album from the lauded Tasmanian songwriter.

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Rare opera revival

18-02-2024

Daylesford is soon to experience a rare operatic experience when Lyster Opera presents the first professional revival of Friedrich von Flotow’s Martha in many years.

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Ben Mastwyk & The Energy play the Palais

10-02-2024

Emerging like mist from a glassy moonlit lake, Ben Mastwyk & The Energy rise from dusty streets of Melbourne's inner north to bring their unique brand of cosmic-cult-country to Palais-Hepburn on Friday evening, Feb 16.

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Sunset in the springs: free community concerts

03-02-2024

Everyone is invited to enjoy some top live music with two free family-friendly community concerts taking place over the next two consecutive Friday evenings this month.

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Aussie Van Morrison show to play the Palais, Hepburn

31-01-2024

The Australian Van Morrison Show is set to captivate audiences at The Palais in Hepburn Springs on Saturday, February 10th, 2024, following their sold-out success in Tasmania, Perth, and Melbourne.

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Masters in the art of connection: We Mavericks head to Hepburn

29-01-2024

Masters in the art of connection, Lindsay Martin (AU) and Victoria Vigenser (NZ) interweave effortless strings, soulful vocals and driving rhythms to form a singular, intense musical voice.

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Karise Eden to play The Palais

28-01-2024

Shooting to fame at the age of 19 with a viral audition video that now has over 50 million views on YouTube, Karise Eden has arguably one of Australia’s most distinctive voices, with two ARIA Awards, gold and platinum records and multiple Top 5 positions in the ARIA and AIR charts.

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Amy Winehouse Show presented by Atlanta Coogan & the Back To Black Band

24-01-2024

Australia’s longest running Amy Winehouse Show, Back to Black, returns to the Palais-Hepburn this Saturday January 27th.

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‘Silken wryness of Elvis Costello’ meets ‘gravel of Dylan’ at The Palais

23-01-2024

The Age newspaper once described David Cosma as having the "full-bodied croon pairing the silken wryness of Elvis Costello and the gravel of Bob Dylan” while Street Press wrote "a thinking person’s songwriter that speaks volumes to what a terrific talent we have in our midst”.

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Newstead Live returns this Australia Day Weekend

19-01-2024

The Central Victorian folk-roots musical festival, Newstead Live, has announced its line-up for 2024.

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Harry Hookey to play Mollongghip

19-01-2024

Circle Saturday, January 27 on your calendar.

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Bob ‘Bongo’ Starkie’s 50th Anniversary Skyhooks Show

08-01-2024

Bob 'Bongo’ Starkie, guitarist from the legendary Skyhooks, is headed to The Palais, Hepburn to perform the classic songs of one of Australia's most beloved bands.

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Treat for blues, soul lovers at Palais, Hepburn

06-01-2024

Steve Hoy is an Australian singer and songwriting legend with a career that includes writing and recording collaborations with Joe Camilleri, Dingoes Chris Stockley and Ross Wilson and tours with The Black Sorrows, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, John Farnham, Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakam and Warren Zevon.

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Summer Sundays series starts this weekend, Ballarat

03-01-2024

Live music lovers have some cause to rejoice as Ballarat's Summer Sundays free concert series returns to the Ballarat Botanical Gardens this Sunday January 7.

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Catch Taxiride at the Palais this Friday

03-01-2024

Taxiride brings its unique musical blend of retro sensibility with modern style to The Palais, Hepburn this Friday night, January 5.

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That big brassy sound

07-12-2023

Creswick Brass Band has extra reason to feel festive after being named Band of the Year at the recent Lions Blue Lake Festival in Mount Gambier, South Australia.

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Nir Tsfaty brings music to the Daylesford

01-12-2023

Melbourne based singer-songwriter and composer Nir Tsfaty performs live at The Daylesford Hotel tomorrow evening, Saturday December 2.

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Seasoned performer to play the Cosmo, Trentham

22-11-2023

Headed to Trentham to perform at The Cosmopolitan Hotel next month, Charles Jenkins is a Melbourne songwriter/musician, producer and performer with more than 30 years experience in the Australian Music Industry.

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Ella headed to the Palais

21-11-2023

Ella Hooper was still a teenager when she burst onto the Australian music scene.

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Xylouris White bring compelling style to the Palais

20-11-2023

Xylouris White live are compelling. Drummer, Jim White, with a style that can sound like a full band one minute and something stark and beautiful the next and George Xylouris, a self-taught master of the lute with a background in traditional Greek folk - weddings, parties, anything; master musicians both with a supernatural power to express themselves as one.

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Gigs …with Darren Lowe

27-10-2023

Saturday, November 4 - Learning To Fly - A Celebration Of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers were a special kind of band. A band that sustained a decades-long career while never compromising.

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Ageing well in every colour of the rainbow

14-10-2023

A free workshop is being offered to LGBTIQA+ people to help them plan to enjoy a fabulous older age.

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Famed pianist gives fundraiser recital for local health cause

14-10-2023

Internationally renowned pianist Leslie Howard, pictured above, during a rare visit to Australia, gave an outstanding recital on September 17, as a fundraiser for Central Highlands Rural Health.

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Creswick concert

12-10-2023

Creswick Woollen Mills is set to be the backdrop for a unique medley of musical styles, ranging from classical chamber music and opera arias to jazz improvisations and atmospheric soundscapes, as a selection of the region’s most esteemed musicians converge for the Musical Threads: Performers for Patients Concert.

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Esoteric Jessica to play the Daylesford

11-10-2023

Boundary-flipping performer Jessica Lindsay Smith plays The Daylesford Hotel, live, next Saturday evening, October 21.

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Jenny Don’t & The Spurs play the Bridge

11-10-2023

If you've made plans for this evening - you may want to change 'em. Jenny Don’t & The Spurs play the Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine tonight, Wednesday, October 11.

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BABBA plays the Palais, Hepburn

10-10-2023

For 29 years, BABBA have been thrilling audiences with their superb re-creation of 70’s super group ABBA and the legacy of hits they gave us. Now they're headed to Hepburn to play The Palais this Saturday, October 14.

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Jungle Jim Smith headed to the Daylesford

07-10-2023

Armed with a 3-string cigar box guitar, bottleneck slide, trusty 6-string and shed-built foot drums, Jungle Jim Smith is a one-man-electric-boogie-band based in the rolling hills of South Gippsland Prom Country.

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Stringer plays the Palais

27-09-2023

Much-loved Melbourne singer-songwriter Liz Stringer caps off a busy year with her First Time...For The Last Time solo tour - and it's headed to The Palais, Hepburn.

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Live music for ‘the baroque-curious mind’

16-09-2023

The Saltbush Ensemble, Reidun Turner on viola da gamba, Joy Lee on harpsichord and Tim Willis on baroque violin, will perform at Christ Church, Daylesford on Saturday, September 30 from 2.30pm.

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Distant south plays the Daylesford

10-09-2023

The Distant South plays The Daylesford Hotel next Saturday September 16.

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CresFest 2023 named finalist in Australian Folk Music Awards

09-09-2023

Creswick is celebrating after its comparatively new home-grown folk music festival CresFest was announced as a finalist in the prestigious Australian Folk Music Awards.

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Creswick Chorus in concert for healthy cause

02-08-2023

The Creswick Chorus is one of several local singing groups looking forward to being part this month's Stand By Me concert happening 1.30pm-3.30pm at Ballarat’s York Street Church of Christ York Street Ballarat, Sunday September 10.

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Blues and roots-style: Manning plays the ‘maine

30-08-2023

A veteran of the music industry in Australia, Phil Manning has been at the forefront of blues and roots style music for over five decades, first coming to public attention as a member of the now legendary Chain, a rock/blues band of the sixties and seventies, which still performs to this day.

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Steve Williams Plays WaWaNee at The Palais

29-08-2023

Wa Wa Nee was one of the biggest acts to emerge from Australia in the 80s.

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Gomez’s Ben Ottewell & Ian Ball to play The Palais

27-08-2023

Long-time Love Police pals Ben Ottewell and Ian Ball Gomez are returning to Australia…and they're playing The Palais, Hepburn.

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Top piano talent plays Daylesford Town Hall

23-08-2023

Local music lovers are in for a rare treat as world renown pianist Leslie Howard is giving a once-off afternoon matinee concert in Daylesford next month to support Creswick Health's hospital and aged care upgrades.

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Keep the legend simmering

17-08-2023

In his day yesteryear Creswick identity Simon (Simmy) McDonald was something of a household name in folk music circles.

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Oscar LaDell: prepare to be moved

16-08-2023

US-born blues and soul singer Oscar LaDell brings his band The Earth Tones for their first appearance at Palais-Hepburn next month.

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Bluehouse headed to The Palais

14-08-2023

Bluehouse has earned a reputation for folk pop with grunt.

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Iconic Aussie rock band, Starts, to play The Palais

13-08-2023

Iconic Australian country rock band Stars will play the Palais Hepburn on Saturday September 9.

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Clarksdalesfordians – a musical exchange

05-08-2023

CLARKSDALE is a town of 15,000 in the US state of Mississippi and considered by many music aficionados to be an important part of the development of blues music.

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Winter sounds returns for more

04-08-2023

Following its sell-out success last year, Winter Sounds is returning to Daylesford in August with a great line-up of Australian artists performing in a range of local venues.

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Those sweet strings of Klemantyne Ensemble

02-08-2023

Fans of strings music will be well pleased to see that Ballarat-based Klemantyne Ensemble, have a few performances in the Daylesford-Ballarat region on their agenda.

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Damon Smith Trio headed to The Palais, Hepburn

02-08-2023

Combining virtuosic piano playing with a whiskey-smooth voice, Damon Smith and his trio are headed to The Palais, Hepburn.

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‘Darling’ of thriving B’go music scene to play Palais

01-08-2023

Hailing from small town Heathcote and a darling of the thriving Bendigo music scene, folk artist Mariah McCarthy is one of Central Victoria’s most talented musos.

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Daylesford College Music Showcase

30-07-2023

Coming up Friday September 1 at The Palais, Hepburn, the music students of Daylesford College will be showcasing their musical skills and talents to friends, family and the local community.

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Tenzin Choegyal to play the Palais, Hepburn

29-07-2023

Tenzin’s message is uplifting and his joyfulness is infectious. Acknowledged as one of the world's finest Tibetan musicians, Tenzin Choegyal’s cantering rhythms, soaring vocals and exquisite flute solos have enchanted audiences around the globe and next month they'll enchant plenty of local music lovers at The Palais, Hepburn.

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An afternon soiree with Klemantyne

25-07-2023

Fans of strings music will be well pleased to see that Ballarat-based Klemantyne Ensemble have a few public performances in the Daylesford-Ballarat region on their agenda.

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Ensemble Pompadour brings the baroque to Daylesford

25-07-2023

Local lovers of barque music are in for a treat in Daylesford this weekend.

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Beautiful vocal music coming to Daylesford

07-06-2023

Renowned opera singer and director Christine Douglas may have had a distinguished career, and continues to do so, but she remains down to earth when it comes to describing her passion.

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Out of the woodwork: Fleetwood Mac fans head to the Palais

07-06-2023

There's little doubt this Saturday evening - June 10 - will bring Fleetwood Mac fans out in force for the tribute show happening at the Palais.

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Music news

13-05-2023

Newstead Arts Hub and Newstead Live will present two events in June featuring Australian singer-songwriter, Fred Smith.

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Bold as brass

12-05-2023

Daylesford, Creswick and Western brass bands will present Soundtrack of the Globe in Daylesford on Saturday, May 20.

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Sally and the Idiomatics play The Palais

10-05-2023

Playing live at The Palais, Hepburn Springs this Friday evening, May 12, Sally Ford and the Idiomatics sing of life, love and lived experience.

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Concert in the old Yandoit church

28-04-2023

Ceridwen McCooey and Darcy King, above, will return to Yandoit Cultural, the old church in the bush - for a concert on Saturday, May 6 from 6pm.

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Leith brings his most requested to the Palais

25-04-2023

It's been 16 years since Damien won over Australia’s heart, taking out the 2006 series of Australian Idol.

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Daylesford gets ready for Rumble

19-04-2023

Tasmania's Isabel Rumble weaves stories together with nuanced vocals to create a space of open hearted intimacy and connection.

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Legends: Eastoe and Murray drop a new life track

16-04-2023

FROM supporting Pink Floyd and featuring on Countdown to doing guitar for The Wiggles, the combined experience of local musos Gilly Eastoe and Terry Murray is the stuff of legend.

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Music news

14-04-2023

From little things, big things grow. This festival went leaps and bounds toward establishing itself as a fixture on the music calendar in its second year, demonstrating a level of professionalism, confidence and maturity which was admirable and a credit to all involved.

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Old friends realise dream of a Good Friday at the Palais

02-03-2023

Inner Melbourne original jazz stalwarts, the Reg Cole Quartet, are realising a decades-old dream in playing their original music at the historic Palais- Hepburn on Good Friday.

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Music news

01-04-2023

The Ukulele Death Squad has grown bigger and better since its 2017 inception, bringing a frenetic energy to the uke with their own flamenco, R&B and folk style.

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Superstar: treat for local music students

30-03-2023

Music students from Daylesford Primary School, Daylesford College, and Ballarat's Loreto College were thrilled to meet Canadian superstar violinist and conductor, Alexandre Da Costa, and his 1701 Stradivarius violin, at an afternoon tea in Stanbridge Hall, Daylesford in recent days.

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Good Friday shaping for jazz lovers at The Palais, Hepburn Springs

27-03-2023

It certainly is shaping as a good Friday for jazz lovers at The Palais, Hepburn Springs on April 7.

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Americana meets the Palais for Easter Saturday evening gig

28-03-2023

Americana meets the Palais, Hepburn Springs come Easter Saturday when The Rechords take to the stage to do what they do best.

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‘Extension of my soul’ top violinist to play Daylesford Town Hall this month

19-03-2023

"When I play, my instrument becomes the extension of my soul.” This is a quote from internationally acclaimed solo violinist, Alexandre Da Costa, currently one of the top and most sought-after violinists and soloists in the world and headed to Daylesford to perform this month.

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Ukulele Death Squad headed to the Palais for April 1 showdown

15-03-2023

They're armed, "dangerous" and said to be headed to The Palais, Hepburn Springs for an April 1 evening showdown.

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The leather lungs gets set to blast Odessa

08-03-2023

Odessa at Leaver's Hotel in Creswick is bracing as it prepares to host The Leather Lungs as part of this weekend's ChillOut program, that's spreading its rainbow-coloured wings well beyond Daylesford for this year's festival.

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Music news with Darren Lowe

17-02-2023

CRESFEST is back again with a three-day multi-generational and inclusive celebration of music, art and culture in April.

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Aussie jazz icon Vince Jones plays the Palais

15-02-2023

He's cool. He's smooth. He's one of Australia's premier exponents of Jazz and he's coming to Hepburn Springs to play the Palais next month.

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Birdpop to pop in for SupperClub Friday

14-02-2023

Birdpop is preparing to bring its eclectic sound to The Palais as part of the Hepburn Spring's venue's ongoing Supper Club series.

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Ausecuma Beats and ZFEX at the Palais – Hepburn

12-02-2023

Ausecuma Beats and ZFEX are poised to bring a heady concoction of West African Beats, Jazz, Soul and Funk to The Palais - Hepburn next Sunday, February 19.

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Meet MC Art Simone

09-02-2023

Art Simone will MC the All Ages event Saturday Sound Shell, and co-MC at Carnivale with ABC’s favourite weatherman Nate Byrne! She chatted with ChillOut Festival's Fabry-Jenkins.

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Meet Stella Savy, conductor of the Creswick Chorus

03-02-2023

Quite a few will know her as the friendly face up front conducting the Creswick Chorus, Creswick’s own community choir for adults who like to sing.

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An evening of Indian classical music with Manish Pingle

01-02-2023

Renowned Indian slide guitarist Manish Pingle is preparing to bring his virtuosic playing to Hepburn Spring later this month.

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Zac Anthony does the SupperClub

31-01-2023

Zac Anthony has been performing on stages around the globe for over 20 years as the front person and songwriter for The Wellingtons.

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Odesa to host Owen Campbell and Gabby Steel

30-01-2023

Blues-rock exponent Owen Campbell and folk-pop multi-instrumentalist both take to the stage Creswick's Odesa at Leaver's hotel in March.

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Maggie and that NYJazz

29-01-2023

Castlemaine-based Maggie Jackson and the NYJazzQuartet are preparing to dispense their cool tunes at the Palias next month.

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Brian Mannix and The Androids headed to The Palais

28-01-2023

Pop-punk legend Brian Mannix and The Androids are preparing to play The Palais at Hepburn Springs on Saturday February 1

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Stella Savy Avek Frers at Creswick’s Odesa

24-01-2023

Local muso Stella savy brings her singular blend of funk, soul, reggae and ska to Odesa at Leaver's Hotel, Creswick this Saturday, January 28 for her Stella Savy Avek Frers gig.

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A date for the diary: Newstead Live

20-01-2023

At last, a return to live music over this traditional, albeit slightly early Australia Day long weekend from Friday, January 20 to Monday, January 23.

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Alex Lloyd: ‘live and amazing’ at the Palais

15-01-2023

Alex Lloyd is getting set to return to the stage at The Palais, Hepburn with his 'Live & Amazing' tour, next Friday January 27.

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Beach party at the Palais with Rufino and the Coconuts, Mikelangelo

14-01-2023

Rufino and the Coconuts and Mikelangelo come together to host the first ever Hepburn Beach Party at the Palais, Hepburn next Saturday night, January 21.

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Nigel Wearne brings ‘To The Edge Tour’ to Creswick

07-12-2022

Nigel Wearne is bringing his 'To The Edge Tour to Creswick's Odessa at Leavers Hotel this Saturday, December 10.

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Yandoit Cultural breathes life into church

09-11-2022

YANDOIT'S historic Uniting church is getting set to host two vibrant concerts supporting good causes this month, under its new guise as the venue for Yandoit Cultural live events.

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Italian music concert

Lauded as “one of Australia’s most angelic-voiced sopranos” Sara Macliver is headed to Daylesford this month to dispense a feast of Italian music together with the Genesis Baroque ensemble.

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The Big Rainbow comes to Daylesford They swiped right!

05-10-2022

DAYLESFORD has been named the home of The Big Rainbow, Australia’s first “big” landmark dedicated to the celebration of regional LGBTIQA+ pride and inclusion.

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A Feast of Music

29-08-2022

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra’s A Feast of Music festival is returning to Daylesford for the first time in three years, after the pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 festivals.

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Performance at Kyneton

26-08-2022

Kyneton Town Hall will host a spectacular one-night only performance of Fred Smith and the Urban Sea Shanties Community Choir on Saturday 10 September. The not-to-be missed performance is the culmination of months of choir rehearsals under the guidance of choral leaders Andrew Price and Seija Knight.

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Find Your Wings theme for ChillOut 23

16-08-2022

CHILLOUT has unveiled its theme for 2023 – Find Your Wings. Festival director Emma Ireland said the theme came from the discovery of the bright-eyed brown butterfly at the Grove of Gratitude at Wombat Flat, Lake Daylesford.

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Spanish flair, virtuosic Paraguayan guitar and a few goosebumps

15-08-2022

CLASSICAL guitarist Clancy McLeod grew up in Alice Springs and moved down to Victoria when he was 15. He spent quite a few years of his childhood travelling through the desert with camels and a wagon - the family were cameleers.

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Shimmy & Shake

19-08-2022

Described as "amazing" and "non-stop entertainment", talented burlesque performers Camilla Cream, Liberty Foxx, Nellie Noble and Stella Del Lure are fusing their artistry and skills to create their super show sensation "Shimmy & Shake". After three sold out shows across Victoria, this show is sure to set Hepburn Springs audience's heart aflutter.

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Concert delivers plenty of satisfaction

05-08-2022

A self-indulgent, bucket list trip to the other side of the world to see a (The) rock band. I guess you could absolutely argue that point.

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Church concerts

02-08-2022

Daylesford’s Christ Church Anglican has launched a series of five very special concerts on Saturday afternoons from winter to spring.

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Inspiring Jasmine

01-08-2022

From a young age, Daylesford’s Jasmine Gruar knew she wanted to be a ballet dancer. Her memories of dancing with her sister at home cemented her love of dance.

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On song with big dreams

01-08-2022

Twenty-year-old Atticus Punt-Trethewey is close to releasing his first EP while also organising a live music event in Daylesford, AltWave, with a group of fellow college students. An event by young people for young people.

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Silent films at Radio Springs Hotel

22-06-2022

When silent films first made an appearance, they were almost always accompanied by live music, starting with a pianist at the first movie projections by the Lumière Brothers in Paris in 1895.

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Battle of the Bands

15-06-2022

Battle of the Bands is back and live in 2022! We are calling on young people aged between 12 and 25 years who think they have what it takes to battle it out on stage with the cream of our local talent and take home some awesome prizes!

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Melbourne Chamber Orchestra Presents

03-06-2022

A double dose of Dvořák and the ferociously brilliant Feld flute concerto, with the legendary Prudence Davis on flute.

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New music event

07-05-2022

A new live music event known as ‘The Gig’ will take place in Woodend on Saturday 21 May.

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Join a choir

20-04-2022

Have you always wanted to experience the thrill and connection of singing in a choir? If so, now is your chance!

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Uked! coming to Creswick

17-04-2022

AFTER two sell-out seasons in Guildford and Newham in 2019, Jane Cafarella’s hit show Uked! - the first play-along ukulele musical is coming to the Creswick Courthouse Theatre in June.

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Turn on, tune in, drop out with Jeff Glorfeld

15-04-2022

THERE'S a joke told on baby boomers that goes: “If you remember the 1960s, you weren’t there.” The funniest part about that old witticism is that no one remembers for certain who said it first.

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Gig Guide

14-04-2022

Gig guide

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Music and movies

14-04-2022

SMALL Space Music and the Radio Springs Hotel are pairing live improvised music scores with classic movies for the Magic Lantern Sessions.

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Night of the Proms

12-04-2022

Night of the Proms will be held at the Daylesford Town Hall on Saturday, April 30 and is a fundraiser for the Daylesford Community Brass Band, sponsored by Community Bank Daylesford District and U3A Hepburn Shire.

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Gig Guide

16-03-2022

Gigs

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Creating a musical festival – CresFest

14-03-2022

HOW many people have thought to themselves: “I’ve got a great idea”, “I can do that”, “how hard can it be?”

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Funding for creatives

11-03-2022

Three creative organisations based in the Ballarat and Corio electorates will share in $558,000 under the seventh batch of grants from the federal government’s $200 million Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund, which has created more than 200,000 jobs across Australia since 2020.

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CresFest – the story unfolds

05-03-2022

LIKE an intricate tapestry, the threads that weave together the story of CresFest start to reveal a cohesive picture that celebrates what started out as the initiative of a few to a collaboration of many.

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Wattleseed Ensemble

05-03-2022

New Melbourne-based crossover group Wattleseed Ensemble is proudly presented by the Anglican Parish of Daylesford on Saturday, March 19 at 3pm for the opening concert of their debut tour, HOME.

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Your Say – Wobbly Woodend Warblers

28-02-2022

WHAT? Me? Sing? When my daughter, newly arrived in Woodend with her family this year, suggested I join her to give Woodend Warblers a try, all I could think of were obstacles.

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NEW ANTI-SCALPING LAWS CRACK DOWN ON INFLATED BUNDLE DEALS

17-11-2021

Victorian fans attending major sports and entertainment events will be further protected from scalpers under new legislation that outlaws the back-room bundling of tickets with other items to circumvent existing laws.

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Backing regional events

10-11-2021

The state government is backing regional Victorian events of all sizes, to ensure the state’s diverse and vibrant calendar of community events can continue to thrive.

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Boost for regional culture, heritage and arts

05-11-2021

In a boost for community organisations across regional Australia, the federal government has announced the opening of the new $3 million Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) program, to be delivered in 2021‑22.

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Art X Music exhibition opens at Mt Franklin

11-10-2021

NICK Carpenter's Music Is My Muse exhibition will open at the Wildwood Instruments Art Gallery at Mount Franklin on the Cup Day long weekend, October 30.

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Wombat fundraiser

11-10-2021

MUSICAL tribute to the wombat is the feature of a Daylesford benefit concert for the planned Central Victoria Wildlife Hospital.

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CresFest: A new style festival in an old style town

11-10-2021

NEWLYN resident, fundraiser and musician Judy Turner was coming to the end of a contract with Sovereign Hill, when an epiphany occurred – what better thing to do in retirement than to start a new festival, right here in beautiful Creswick?

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Supporting events for young Victorians

The Victorian Government is providing a significant funding boost for youth programs, offering more opportunities for young people to reconnect with their community as pandemic restrictions ease.

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Community grants open for Hepburn Shire

With COVID restrictions easing, this is an opportunity for community groups to apply for Round 2 of Community Grants.

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Electronic control addictive for Aimee

08-03-2021

NEWSTEAD musician Aimee Chapman has been working at her craft since the 1990s, with her career based on jazz studies at Victorian College of the Arts and Music, majoring in lead vocals.

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Festival: fun and fundraising

01-03-2021

ON SATURDAY, March 13, the Macedon Ranges Festival will take place in Gisborne providing some much needed live music for people in the area after a year of not much at all.

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Just 15 and creating futuristic folk songs

08-02-2021

SAGE Roadknight, 15, is a singer/songwriter from the Macedon Ranges creating, in her own words, futuristic folk music. She comes from a musical family and has been involved with music for pretty much her whole life, starting with piano at the age of six.

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Alex loving new work at Hepburn House

25-01-2021

Alessandro 'Alex' Micheli moved from Florence, Italy 25 years ago, taking up an IT position in Albury, New South Wales.

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Staying positive about the live music scene

25-01-2021

IF you’re a musician you definitely know how abysmal last year was for getting out and showcasing your music. And if you think it was bad in the capital cities, spare a thought for the people operating in regional areas like here.

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Punk lives on

07-12-2020

MUSICIAN Steve Douglas has been living in Daylesford with his partner and band mate Stacy Kilpatrick for 16 years. He grew up in the USA but decided to stay here after performing at the Harrietville Bluegrass and Traditional Music Convention in 2004. Best if Steve describes the circumstance that made him an Daylesford Aussie.

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Woodend Warblers back to full rehearsals

23-11-2020

BACK in April 2018 Andrew Price saw a post on the Woodend Community Ponderings Facebook page that piqued his interest. Someone had written: ‘Would like to organise a small singing group – any ponderers who would be interested in coordinating?’

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Newstead Live Music Festival back for 2021

16-11-2020

THE last weekend of January has always been a time to look forward to with the running of the Newstead Live Music Festival. It is a four-day event of folk, roots, Americana and Celtic live music performances, as well as workshops, open mic sessions, spoken word performances and has been a popular fixture in Newstead since 2007.

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Gigs with Darren Lowe

28-09-2020

OKAY, some cautious baby steps, but is there light now appearing? The Guildford Hotel has released some gigs in the upcoming weeks with some restrictions in place, but, for music fans this shouldn’t be an obstacle.

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Banding together for craft and company

24-08-2020

YOU might think a brass band which can’t play together, thus no longer a band, would give their instruments a miss during a global pandemic, but you would be wrong.

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The choir that really keeps up with the Joneses

15-06-2020

THE music that for centuries has coursed through the blood of the Welsh found voice during COVID-19 through a choir that includes Kyneton’s 83-year-old Keith McCoy.

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Music to express emotions and experiences

18-05-2020

D'ARCY Spiller is from a family of seven which moved around when she was young.

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Music with Darren Lowe

04-05-2020

THE Cartwheels. Contemporary country and country-influenced material. Always a surprise or two at every gig.

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Mary Doumany and her Delta electric harp

25-02-2020

FOR most people, the sound and image of the harp ring with associations to angels, celtic ballads, New Age music or symphony orchestras.

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Tom says ‘yes’ to Saffron’s Trentham invite

27-01-2020

WHEN the Thek family went to the Northern Territory f, they didn’t know their trip would be the catalyst for a country music stars to come to Trentham.

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