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Lush

Lush

Mish Songsmith & Peter Lehner combine their formidable musical talents in Lush. Promising to take you to the moon and back with beautiful harmonies and passionate songs you’ll love.

Tuntable Creek P&C Association

Tuntable Creek P&C Association

At Tuntable Creek Public School we provide our students with exceptional learning opportunities in a beautiful, natural environment in the lush rainforests of the NSW North Coast. Our students learn to live and work cooperatively and we base daily school life around the 3 R’s – Respect, Responsibilities & Rights. We have high expectations of our students and provide them with quality teaching experiences with a focus on literacy, numeracy, creative arts and technology.

Our parents & citizens’ association (P&C) brings the school community together. Parents, teachers and community members can help meet the needs of the school community and contribute to decisions about the school.

The P&C also raises funds that help finance improvements to our school and provide additional resources.

Monkey & The Fish

Monkey & The Fish

A partnership between two singer songwriters Chris Fisher and Marcelle Townsend-Cross creates a special vocal harmony & presence in Monkey & the Fish. Presenting their own songs along with original renditions of classic tunes this act is popular at both Festivals and pub/club gigs. Uncle Keith always called his little sister “monkey” so when she started singing up and hanging out with Chris Fisher the cry began “where’s Monkey & the Fish playin?”

The name stuck and play they did. Their already dysfunctional families blended becoming something nothing like the partridge family but twice as talented. ‘In Cahoots’, Monkey & the Fish’s baby & debut CD release came in 2001 and features several Dolphin Award winning tunes. ‘Bundjalung’ (Song of the Year), a track written and recorded in collaboration with local Bundjalung Custodians, ‘Mirror’ telling some of Marcelle’s story as a Koori woman and Wai:Bal (Best Environmental Message Song) written in acknowledgement of the Clan of the Bundjalung who’s homelands includes Lismore and Nimbin NSW, have all been celebrated through awards.

These and other songs from ‘In Cahoots’ have proved popular with FM radio and live audiences. Monkey & the Fish now perform as duo or band with the addition of George Urbeszeck on Bass and Dan Crandon on Drums. In addition to originals classic songs by Paul Kelly, Crowded House, Van Morrison, Goanna, Tracey Chapman, and many more are performed. Influences are diverse with oz rock, reggae, folk and country vibes present. Top musicianship and home grown creativity combine with a healthy audience rapport to make this a truly deadly act!! :)

Nudgee College Band

Nudgee College Band

Hailing from north of the border, this school band is on tour and looking forward to their appearance at The Channon Market.

Jimmy Willing and the Real Gone Hick-Ups

Jimmy Willing and the Real Gone Hick-Ups

To celebrate the day, Northern Rivers favourites: Jimmy Willing and the Real Gone Hick-Ups will be playing on the main stage. The market committee has jumped at the chance to have The Hick-Ups play for the birthday, as the  front-man Jimmy Willing used to be a feature show at the Market in the early 90’s. Back then Jimmy would arrive in his gypsy cart with his herd of horses and perform with his marionettes – The Von Tramp Family Puppet Show. Featuring characters such as “The Devil” and “Ginger Dreadlocks” it is a bent show that will leave you wondering, just who is pulling the strings? For the birthday show Jimmy is bringing his puppets back to the market and The Real Gone Hick-Ups will supply a kooky soundtrack before kicking up the dust with some great dance tunes

The Channon Craft Market

The Channon Craft Market

The Channon Craft Market is a non profit community group, celebrating 41 years of economic and social development in the region, supporting 100′s of creators, artisans and producers to showcase their wares whilst growing the community, venue and management.
2017 saw the regions of the East Coast be exposed to 100′s of ml of rain. These floods affected the grounds and financially impacted the markets viability. The community will join forces to raise additional funds to contribute with Lismore City Council to repair the grounds. Please give generously to the volunteers on the gates and in the kitchen. This work is imperative to continue the journey of the markets. 41 year strong!

 

Channon Public School P&C Association

Channon Public School P&C Association

Located in The Channon Village, The Channon Public School is set high on the hill, overlooking a picturesque valley and the Nightcap Ranges. The school works with the community to provide relevant educational experiences aimed at developing each child intellectually, physically, socially, culturally and emotionally. The parents & citizens’ association (P&C) plays a vital role, bringing the school community together. Parents, teachers and community members can help meet the needs of the school community and contribute to decisions about the school.

The P&C also raises funds that help finance improvements to our school and provide additional resources.

Joe O’keefe

Joe O’keefe

Joe O’Keeffe is a performer, composer and music educator based in the Northern Rivers Region. His music is inspired by diverse world music cultures, from the African continent to the Celtic Diaspora. With the aid of a loop pedal, various string instruments and percussion, he creates multi layered, earthy compositions.

Joined by Benji Keogh on drums and Rod Evans on percussion, this trio play infectious and soulful grooves from around the world.

Smokestack Lightnin’

Smokestack Lightnin’

Local country blues powerhouse Smokestack Lightnin’ are sure to get you up and dancing.  Their high energy flavour of blues is enjoyed by fans across the globe.  Formed in the early nineties and played the Byron bay pub scene with Timmy Burrell on percussion, Kev Newton on  guitar  and vocals, Mike Hunt on contra bass, Pete Segrave also on Guitar and Vocals. The band has performed at a number of blues festivals including Broadbeach and Nambour.  

All members are songwriters and arrangers and have airplay on radio in one hundred and twenty countries.  Musical influences are sourced  from Texas, Chicago, Louisiana and the fringes of jazz. It’s gonna rock cause that’s what they do!

The Channon Open Mic

The Channon Open Mic

The Channon Open Mic first began at The Channon Butterfactory Tavern in April 2008 and was called The Channon Folk Club. In August 2014 the name was changed to The Channon Open Mic to more accurately reflect the musical diversity of the performances. The Open Mic runs from 2pm (to sunset) during the winter months and from 3pm during daylight saving. We usually set up on the lawn adjacent to the Tavern, however in the case of wet weather the shelter of the Tavern veranda is our fall-back. We welcome all performers and have hosted poets and acrobats as well as an eclectic array of musicians.

The performances at The Channon Market will showcase some of our regular and not so regular musicians, including some collaborative endeavours. We offer a good quality sound system and anyone is welcome to join us on the 4 th Sunday of each month excluding December and January and (for 2017 only) September. There is no need to book – just turn up with your favourite instrument and put your name on the blackboard. Three songs is the usual limit, but this can be extended on quiet days or by popular audience demand.
Further inquiries can be made by phoning Ray on 6688 6100 or by email to
thechannonfolkclub2@gmail.com.