“Two Tears in a Bucket” is the musical collaboration of Nathan “Slyde” Petersen and Michelle Fitness. Thier sound is Swamp Grit meets Hillbilly Jazz, with a repertoire of original songs and unique interpretations of traditional blues and roots tunes.
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The Channon Craft Market is a unique market with over 220 stallholders displaying and selling their wares, produce and crafts. Scattered around Coronation Park, The Channon, nestled under the trees you will find delicious foods and beverages, a great range of condiments, jams, pickles and mouthwatering treats. A large array of fresh fruit and vegetables and a variety of plant stalls. Held on the 2nd Sunday of the month, the market atmosphere gives you a taste of the Northern Rivers, street performers and two stages provides entertainment around the ground. A wonderful day out for all or a weekend escape. The Channon Craft Market is an alcohol-free event. Please leave it all at home.
The Channon Craft Market is a Pet Free Event
Sorry to let everyone know that the Mother’s Day market, Sunday 14th May, has been cancelled. The recent rain, means the grounds are very wet and there is heavy rain forecast on Sunday. As the April Market was also cancelled we are very much looking forward to a bright and sunny day for the next market date: June 11th – QUEENS BIRTHDAY LONG WEEKEND
Weddings, Parties, Tennis!
For over 100 years The Channon Public Hall has served as a focal point for the village social activities. Over the years, significant improvements have been made to the Hall with the assistance of Regional Partnerships programmes and Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Programme. Also thanks to you, the local community, for your kind contributions in donations and time spent assisting in these improvements. Last year we were honoured to take part in the Arts Northern Rivers’ If These Halls Could Talk project, a multi-arts project celebrating halls and the role they play in our communities.
Celebrated Australian visual artist Craig Walsh worked within the community to create a work inspired by the stories and people of The Channon Hall and its surrounds. The material gathered at the fabulous Show & Tell event at The Channon Hall last March helped him to shape his work “The Grain” which he presented at a hugely successful gathering in September 2016.
If these Halls could talk project is funded by Arts NSW Regional Partnership funding and Regional Arts NSW Regional Arts Fund. Ultimately we will receive archival material as a result of the project and we will hold further events at The Channon Hall to continue to celebrate our historic hall.
All monies collected at The Shed and at the Gates at The Channon Sunday Craft Market this Sunday will help in the constant maintenance requirements at The Channon Public Hall and will also help the survival of The Channon Tennis Club. Come and visit us at the Shed for fabulous cakes, hot BBQ with vegetarian and gluten free products available.
LOA is the project of Nicole Loa McWalters. Born in the tropical jungle islands of Papua New Guinea and raised between PNG, Hong Kong and Australia; this lady, her music, and the delivery of voice for the tales she offers, will take your breath away. A seasoned traveler, her most important language is music. Music broke many barriers from a young age and with this in mind her mission is simply about unity. We are all beings of great complexities but music is the one thing that can concur boundaries and bind us together in this fast and ever changing world. Renowned for lush and soulful vocal delivery this sister casts a south pacific spell through enchanting lyric and song. A humble welcome, big heart and distinct euphoric sound make LOA a must see emerging talent. Having played some of Australia’s largest and most loved festivals, her roots in the national industry run deep and you would not be doing yourself a favor if you miss
Kobya is a gifted performer singer song writer and versatile multi-instrumentalist. He mixes roots (Marrabenta Mozambique Popular dance Music) & reggae occasionally throwing in some lovers rock to create his own original blend.
He tells his story with grace and ebullience, covering social and environmental issues, love, war and the despair of his fellow Mozambicans while celebrating life.
Bo (Deadly) Kaan has been part of the Northcoast Music Scene for three decades now. Driving rhythms, grass roots eclectic soul and blues, thought provoking lyrics, a bit of sueng and a bit of hang and a few stories is what you can expect from this Dutch born one man band.
Bo first sprung to notoriety with his first band “Timelords Inc.” in 1986 with their underground smash hit “Don’t mess with Joh.” Bo has released five solo albums and has been ignored by the main stream media due to the lyrically, politically and socially equitable nature of his product. The ideas, which are now becoming mainstream three decades later. Bo is an original and genuine working class hero and well worth a listen. He is also known well in the area as a quality film and stage actor with many credits to his name. Check him out on the busker’s stage today at The Channon Market or on youtube.
Cheynne murphy is a folk alt-country rocker hailing from the alternative never-lands of Byron Bay, Australia. Debuting his first EP Firesongs For The Soul at Bluesfest 2009, he has just released a debut album A Horse Called Freedom late 2014 to strong critical acclaim. Country update described the album as ‘at once ambling and cinematic’. Rhythms magazine commending its ‘shimmering production and instrumentation’ and The Courier Mail commented on the ‘tight band, sighing harmonies and evocative guitar’. Paul Pilsneniks (Pete Murray, Angus Stone, Powderfinger, Jeff Martin) has co-produced the album and created some rich sonic textures wrapped around what Fender Australia has described as ‘music in the tradition of other timeless homegrown artists – from Paul Kelly to Pete Murray, the Black Sorrows to the Waifs. Catchy, original and unmistakably Australian.’
After discovering three chords and the truth in his final year at university, Cheynne dropped the security blanket of his corporate marketing career to his parents dismay, pursuing something far more meaningful at the time…the art of music and the dream of fame and glory. With no previous musical training he started a naïve journey of creative self-discovery and to his surprise, two years later negotiated and secured a worldwide songwriting deal with Warner Chappell, as well as two live performances on national television and national radio airplay on JJJ and MMM. Drum media called the rock album he penned with his band Wingspan in 2000 as: ‘ambitious orchestral rock with rare song-writing genius’. A star was rising. Or was it? Record deal scams, band breakups, management breakdowns and financial desolation had Cheynne running for the rolling green foothills of Byron Bay where he resettled on a farm in a tiny village called Possum Creek. Inspired by his 12 string acoustic guitar and rustic country living, and the arrival of his two young children, Cheynne invested in a new musical connection inspired by the rural vista and the simplicity of the fireside and the warmth of family, friends and harmony.
He recorded his debut solo EP ‘Firesongs For the Soul’ in 2008 and showcased this in the company of giants at the 20th Anniversary of the Bluesfest in 2009. He followed this up with a second EP, ‘Spaces In-between that Rhythms Magazine (2011) described as ‘an unpretentiously earnest sprawling folk rock record’. That EP which was volume II in the Firesongs for the Soul series, was recorded in Cheynne’s beach shack in South Golden Beach just north of Byron Bay with a couple of microphones, a laptop, and a bunch of friends who he says ‘were lured in with the promise of wine and baked dinners cooked constantly throughout the recording process’. In a sense Cheynne had reconnected to the spirit of what music and collaboration was all about as he recalls: ‘Music has always been an innocent pursuit for me. Its been a constant companion and song-writing is a balm for my soul. I felt I had got ‘corrupted’ by the machinations of the music industry and the desires of ‘fame and fortune’. The Firesongs for the Soul concept was a coming home to authenticity once again with the fire a grounding focal point, a hearth for sharing but also inspired by my love of acoustic guitars and harmonies’.
DidgEra, aka Dave Johnson is a performer , teacher, composer and recording artist. A multi-instrumentalist since age 10, Dave brings his passion for music alive in a versatile performance.
As a soloist, Dave plays several instruments simultaneously while combining a unique blend of percussive and melodic rhythms over which he alternates the deep piercing of the didgeridoo with the jazz-affiliated saxophones, or the more meditative Native American Flute.
The result is a wholesome, penetrating explosion of sound and rhythm that awakens in the audience a soul-filled feeling.