Lore returns for free show
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.”
Murphy’s Lore perform.
Braeside Primary School choir members.
Chris Murphy, Courtney Murphy and Sue McDougall.
The Murphy brothers ‘do Abbey Road’ in Andover Street, Katanning.