Lore re­turns for free show

Great Southern Herald - - Front Page - Sjanna San­dalova

Mur­phy’s Lore re­turned to Katan­ning after 15 years to play at the 2018 Con­cert in the Park last week­end.

About 700 peo­ple at­tended the free event last Satur­day, with more peo­ple hit­ting the dance floor than at last year’s event.

“The dif­fer­ence be­tween this year was that there was no breeze, no mos­qui­toes and the weather was just perfect,” event co-or­gan­iser Doug Cherry said.

“We also had about 70 peo­ple who were danc­ing on the dance floor.”

Shire of Katan­ning pres­i­dent Liz Guidera said it was a bril­liant night.

“It was ab­so­lutely a won­der­ful event,” she said.

“Hats off to peo­ple who or­gan­ised it, in par­tic­u­lar Dom, Doug and Tamika.

“Hav­ing Mur­phy’s Lore play was re­ally fan­tas­tic be­cause they went to school in Katan­ning.”

Mur­phy’s Lore is made up of Court­ney, Chris and Kieran Mur­phy along with Shaun Street and Ja­son Smith.

The Mur­phy broth­ers have strong ties to Katan­ning, with fond mem­o­ries of at­tend­ing pri­mary school in Katan­ning.

Their fa­ther, Kim Mur­phy, was a po­lice­man sta­tioned in Katan­ning, while their mother, Norma, was a sec­re­tary at the abat­toir.

Mr Cherry said the day ran very smoothly with no is­sues.

“The crowd was very well be­haved and all the food vans were well or­gan­ised with a mas­sive va­ri­ety,” he said.

“What we would like to do is get in­put from the crowd and what kind of act they’d like to see next year, be­cause we like to mix it up ev­ery year.”

Pic­tures: Domenic Pon­tillo

Mur­phy’s Lore per­form.

Brae­side Pri­mary School choir mem­bers.

Chris Mur­phy, Court­ney Mur­phy and Sue McDougall.

Pic­ture: Kieran Mur­phy

The Mur­phy broth­ers ‘do Abbey Road’ in An­dover Street, Katan­ning.

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