Let’s cel­e­brate our lit­tle halls

Coun­cil­lor so pas­sion­ate about Halls fes­ti­val, he’s pre­pared to put his money where his mouth is

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Erica Murree erica.murree@cnbtimes.com.au

FES­TI­VAL of Small Halls is re­turn­ing to Degilbo Hall on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 5 with guest artists Del Bar­ber and The Mae Trio.

Cr LoftyWendt said after last year’s suc­cess, her vi­sion for this fes­ti­val was to see it de­velop into an an­nual re­gional ac­tiv­ity where it can be per­formed in any of the small halls through­out the North Bur­nett.

“For this to oc­cur I feel re­gional in­put is ex­tremely im­por­tant for the con­cert to be a suc­cess,” he said.

CrWendt is so pas­sion­ate about the con­cert be­ing held in the re­gion he has per­son­ally fi­nan­cially backed the ven­ture.

At a re­cent meet­ing chaired by CrWendt a steer­ing com­mit­tee as a

Chloe Goodyear Artists play­ing the Fes­ti­val of Small Halls are cho­sen not only for the high cal­i­bre of their mu­sic, but for their en­thu­si­asm and will­ing­ness to be­come part of the com­mu­nity for the brief time that they pass through.

sub-com­mit­tee of the Degilbo Hall was elected to drive the func­tion.

Gary Dundas was elected pres­i­dent while Belinda Hawes is sec­re­tary and Win­someWorth trea­surer.

CrWendt said with only two vis­it­ing artists per­form­ing, there is an op­por­tu­nity for some­one lo­cal to per­form for the open­ing of the con­cert.

Ex­plain­ing the con­cept of the Fes­ti­val of Small Halls, pro­ducer and head of pro­gram­ming forWood­ford Folk Fes­ti­val Chloe Goodyear said, mod­elled on a tra­di­tional Aus­tralian hall ex­pe­ri­ence, the tour con­cen­trates on vis­it­ing towns where com­mu­ni­ties are strong.

“Artists play­ing the Fes­ti­val of Small Halls are cho­sen not only for the high cal­i­bre of their mu­sic, but for their en­thu­si­asm and will­ing­ness to be­come part of the com­mu­nity for the brief time that they pass through,” she said.

“This is a per­fect fit for the coun­try halls that pop­u­late our coun­try.”

Tick­ets will be avail­able at each of the NBRC of­fices or on­line.

PHOTO: ERICA MURREE

OR­GAN­IS­ING COM­MIT­TEE: A Fes­ti­val of Small Halls con­cert is com­ing Degilbo way in De­cem­ber and at­tend­ing a re­cent meet­ing to form a steer­ing com­mit­tee in­cluded (from left) Jim Cun­liffe, Cr LoftyWendt, Win­someWorth, Mayor Cr Faye Whe­lan, Belinda Hawes and Gary Dundas.

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