High note

Mur­phy’s Lore con­cert to re­turn

Great Southern Herald - - Front Page - Tim Ed­munds

A night of fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment has been locked in with the pop­u­lar Mur­phy’s Lore re­turn­ing for the 2019 edi­tion of Con­cert in the Park in Fe­bru­ary.

Af­ter 700 peo­ple packed into Piesse Park ear­lier this year, or­gan­is­ers are once again ex­pect­ing a large crowd on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 9.

“Next Fe­bru­ary's con­cert should and will be some­thing to look for­ward to,” chief organiser Doug Cherry said.

“The group were fan­tas­tic and be­ing ex-Katan­ning peo­ple, it makes it all the more fun for fam­i­lies to en­joy the pic­turesque set­ting of Piesse Park.”

Mur­phy’s Lore has strong ties to the Wheat­belt re­gion, with the Mur­phy brothers at­tend­ing some of their pre-school years in Katan­ning.

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

Their per­for­mance ear­lier this year was their first in the town for 15 years.

Mr Cherry said the free con­cert will in­volve lo­cal artists per­form­ing as sup­port acts be­fore Mur­phy’s Lore.

“Fam­i­lies can come and en­joy a com­pli­men­tary night out be­cause of grants and money spon­sored from lo­cal busi­nesses from Katan­ning with Katan­ning Shire con­tribut­ing the largest amount to the con­cert in fund­ing and as­sis­tance with get­ting the park ready,” he said.

“A new idea next year is to have a sec­ond stage so acts prior to the main band can be play­ing while the next per­form­ers are get­ting ready.

“Food vans will again pro­vide meals for the au­di­ence.

“All in all, Katan­ning should be look­ing for­ward to a great night of en­ter­tain­ment, with a na­tional artist be­ing booked for the 2020 Katan­ning Con­cert in the Park in the next few weeks.”

Or­gan­is­ers Dom Pon­tillo, Tamika Turich and Doug Cherry at Piesse Park.

Pic­ture: Dom Pon­tillo

Mur­phy’s Lore at Con­cert in the Park in Fe­bru­ary.

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