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Loa

Loa

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

this women.

www.loamusic.com

www.bandcamp.com/loatunes

www.facebook.com/junglesloa

Kobya & Mo’Fyah Band

Kobya & Mo’Fyah Band

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 Kaan

Bo Kaan

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.

DidgEra

DidgEra

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.

Bill Smith

Bill Smith

Bill will be a familiar face to many Northern Rivers locals. He has to be one of the hardest working buskers in the region and is regularly out in the streets singing up a storm. Bill plays country and rock classics, always with a friendly smile.

Various Performers

Various Performers

We’ll have great buskers performing throughout the day. Keep your eyes out for everyone’s favourite dysfunctional family, The Pitts Family Circus, Talented Singer Songwriter Elena B Williams, Stiltwalkers and more.

Various Artists

Various Artists

There’s so many bands and so much dancing to be done. Groove with OKA, Wild Marmalade, Tijuana Sessions and The Samba Blistas. In the afternoon as the market winds down, some of the regions most passionate percussionists will jam on through till the evening down at the Chai tent. If you like to get your groove on this is a market day not to be missed!

The Channon Craft Market Inc. Celebrates 40 years this October

Forty years ago, The Channon Craft Market Inc. was born into The Channon village. It’s strongly held ethic of “Make It, Bake It, Grow It” flourished and this is still nurtured by the market today. TCCM proudly stands strong, 40 years on.

Let’s all stand together and acknowledge the benefits and opportunity that evolves here every month, an amazing example of community. Thank you to everyone over this period for their passion and deliverance to create this unique community market.

The market officially was started The Channon Hall in 1976, the community’s close by were getting together prior to this and the idea transformed from the folks who regularly met, the market quickly outgrew the hall and moved to it’s present location at Coronation Park.

The Market was originally set up to trade and barter goods between members of the community. Its’s creation also provided a meeting place for like-minded people to explore current environmental issues and raise much needed funds to support the community. The Channon Craft Market has grown enormously in size and reputation since then.

The Market has evolved during the last 40 years to become a Non-Profit Community Organisation coordinated by a Management Committee of nine volunteers. They meet regularly to manage the diverse needs of our popular market. Held on the second Sunday of the month, preparation for Market day begins well in advance.

The scene is set – serene Coronation Park seems magically transformed overnight into a festival of colour. Since the start of the market, on rotation, a local community charity has the opportunity to fundraise at The Channon Craft Market with the use

The Channon Craft Market Inc 40th Anniversary of the kitchen at Coronation Park and collecting money from the patrons at the gates.

 

Keith Hartley

Keith Hartley

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.

Dunoon Rural Fire Brigade

Dunoon Rural Fire Brigade

The Dunoon rural Fire Brigade is one of 16 brigades that service the Lismore Rural Fire District. Being a neighbouring brigade to The Channon we often assist each other attending bushfires, village structural fires,
as well as motor vehicle accidents, flood rescue and storm damage clean up. We also assist farmers with controlled burn-offs during the year to reduce the risk of bushfires in the summer months.

Our brigade consists of volunteer men and women from the local community who are on call 24 hours a day to respond to any incident. All are certified to a state wide standard and are continually training to upgrade their skills.
Over the last few years several of our members have assisted other agencies fighting fires in Victoria and South Australia as well as attending many major fires across New South Wales, most recently the Sydney/Blue Mountains fires last October.We do all our own fundraising to purchase and maintain additional essential equipment to make our unit as proficient as possible. Any donation will be greatly appreciated.