The Koonorigan Hall was built in 1935 by those farmers who chose to graze dairy cattle on the steep slopes of Koonorigan. Over the years the Hall was used as a church, Sunday School, CWA, a place to play housie and euchre, hold dances, kitchen teas and Garden Parties. In the war years women made camouflage nets in the Hall. Life-stylers, together with coffee and macadamia growers have moved in to enjoy the rich red soil and fabulous views. There has been a BBQ at the Koonorigan Hall on the second Friday of the month, for the past 50 years. Come and join us, it’s where we meet.
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The Romaniacs have built a strong following playing at north coast venues and festivals for 19 years. The members Phil Levy (Guitars, Mandolin Banjo & vocals), Leo Glass (Guitars and Bouzouki and Vocals) and Guy Madigan (Darabuka, Cajon & percussion) and Steve Gilbert (Harmonica and Vocals) and Michael Turner (Bass and Baritone Guitar)
They are all uniquely talented and internationally travelled award-winning musicians. Their music is inspired by Folk, Blues, Latin, Celtic, Spanish and Eastern Roots Their original compositions are strongly influenced by the magic of the Northern Rivers region where they live.
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 and 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. Its gonna rock cause that’s what they do !
Dunoon Public School is a small school located in the vibrant village of Dunoon. The school has an enrolment of just over 80 students drawn from the local village and surrounding districts.
Dunoon students are supported by caring, enthusiastic and dedicated staff. The school’s innovative teaching programs encourage happy, confident students who are self-motivated, independent, life-long learners.
The Dunoon Parents and Citizens Association supports the school community. Recent P&C projects have included building a stone amphitheatre in the school grounds, bringing local authors and artists to the school, and supporting the popular kitchen garden program.
Keith Hartley has been writing music from his heart, and performing it from the depths of his soul for over 20 years. His Influences include Ben Harper, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Tool and the Beatles. Keith has done a great deal of technical study, through which he has learnt a variety of song writing styles. He uses these different styles to give a dynamic performance that compliments his astonishing voice.
Having recently recorded a live acoustic EP, his work can be found on soundcloud.com/keith_hartley, or purchased at shows. You can find news about Keith’s recordings and shows on his website fearofthefifthfret.com, or on facebook.com/keithhartleymusic.
With such an eclectic songlist of originals and covers, that span decades and genres, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Potent, passionate & powerful Tuntable Creek singer/songwriter Mish Songsmith is playing for the first time with her new 5-piece band of fantastic local musicians; Mark Bromley on bass, Brent Calcutt on keys, Fionn Quinlan on drums & Jewel Musica on backing vocals and percussion. Mish’s music aligns with John Lennon’s desire to connect people and create a peaceful world, yet on a more personal level, with universal anthems ‘Be Yourself’ and ‘You’ll Get There.’ Having won a load of song writing and performing awards, Mish’s influences come from the likes of Tori Amos, Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, Sting, Missy Higgins and Rickie Lee Jones. The band will be playing a mix of Mish’s original songs, and popular covers that span half a century, weaving their way through soul, RnB, folk, jazz, pop & blues. They’re performing from 10am – 2pm at The Big Top Stage, so come for a dance!
Rosebank Public School is a picturesque school nestled in the lush green hills that join Federal, Clunes, Corndale and Repentence Creek, drawing on more than 125 years of rich history delivering quality education to our community.
Our small school is held in the warm embrace of parents, friends and community groups – with spirited multi-age classes, personalised holistic learning and rigorous academic, cultural and outdoor programs that connect to students’ real worlds.
We’re humbled to be the Channon Market’s Charity of the Day this Sunday. Any funds raised will gratefully assist us with school maintenance, teaching aides and learning materials. We’ll be serving up delicious Portuguese chicken burgers and more at the Community Shed, and greeting you at the gate.
Come and say hi!