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Mish & Jewel

Mish & Jewel

Powerful, climate passionate and earth loving singer/songwriter Mish Songsmith is perfectly matched in harmony and on piano with long time Besty and multi-talented Musician, Jewel Musica.

Together these two local, wise women interweave like sisters, performing Mish’s heart connected, spiritual and relevant music for the current times with beautiful harmonies, light percussion and tenor ukulele. Jumping between keys, vocals and ukulele,

Mish & Jewel serenade you with well-known songs by an array of fabulous old and new songwriters from the 1920s to now, in a mishmash of pop, folk, soul, jazz and blues. You’ll be left with a bounce in your step and hope in your heart for a more peaceful, loving world.

The Channon Dunoon Pony Club

The Channon Dunoon Pony Club

Coronation Park has been home to the Channon/Dunoon Pony Club since its inception in 1964. With around 30 riding members aged 4 – 24 who attend regular practice days at the Park 2-3 times a month (February – September), we regularly compete at gymkhanas from Grafton to Tweed Heads.
The aims of Pony Club are to teach sportsmanship, horsemanship and citizenship in our young people – a valuable service to the youth of The Channon and surrounding villages.
All instruction is voluntary, and fundraising is vital to our existence to cover ground hire and equipment. Please drop into the kitchen for a cuppa, chat and sausage sandwich or give at the gates where our volunteers will be offering out market newsletters and collecting donations.

Welcome to The Channon Market

The Channon Craft Market Inc established in 1976, nestled in the hinterland of the Northern Rivers, NSW.

Scattered amongst the parkland setting are over 220 retailers displaying and selling their crafts, arts, produce and products. Food and beverage retailers dot the park offering a wide selection of deliciousness. The markets host street performance, live entertainments and has an assortment of recycled, repurposed and repaired wares.

 The markets and carpark are a pet free area due to Council Licencing and location, please we ask that you leave them at home for the day.

Coronation Park, The Channon, 25 minutes from the Heart of the City of Lismore, less than an hour from Byron Bay.

The Channon Craft Market is a Pet Free Event

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.

Jimmy Willing and the Real Gone Hick-Ups

Jimmy Willing and the Real Gone Hick-Ups

Jimmy Willing & The Real Gone Hick-Ups have a brand new album out called Horse Operas. Jimmy and his band will be performing it at The Channon Markets 43rd Birthday Party starting 10am Sunday 13th of October. Special guest act is The Von Tramp Family Puppet Show who are no newcomers to The Channon having been regular performers all through the 90′s.

A little bit about the new album:

Horse Operas

Our friends and fans have been calling out for this one for years now and finally it’s here, the long awaited 2nd album from Jimmy Willing & The Real Gone Hick-Ups, Horse Operas.

Horse Operas was a term coined by silent movie star William S Hart to describe his acting career in Westerns. I freely admit to being seduced by old Hollywood on this album; the iconography, the costumes, the sets, the songs and the narratives we have plundered them all and brought them back to life creating not Spaghetti, but Kangaroo Westerns.

Hollywood however is not the only thing we have ransacked. Napoleon’s love letters to Josephine, Delacroix’s great canvas Liberty Leads The People, my own love life, folk music, and history itself have all been boiled down and distilled to create what I hope is an intoxicating recording, one that you will return to again and again.
This is a recording rich with narrative, it tells tales and stories. At times it’s confronting and irreverent, at others sexy and violent; but I started out in show business playing punk rock, so what do you expect.

We have done our very best to reach perfection but perfection often comes at the expense of expression so we have put expression first.The recording itself was done almost entirely in live takes, that is we all played together in one room like Elvis in the 50s. We have made a few concessions here and there but at it’s heart this is an old school recording.

The band is Blues archivist Davey Bob Ramsey on guitars: tattooed man Clancy Robinson on drums; Kyogle mill worker Nirvana Glassey on double bass; the lass from Nyngan Gleny Rae Virus on piano accordion and fiddle; circus acrobat Gareth Bjlaand on banjo; grease monkey Captain Freedom on harmonica (Autry and Rogers); and Bertie Page and Lotus Jones on vocals (Ginger’s Can Can).

There was a huge amount of musical knowledge in the room so we decided to self produce with everyone involved providing input. As such the ideas were diverse and lots of different styles went into the mix including Cabaret, Circus, Country, Folk, Blues and of course Rock & Roll.
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Horse Operas was recorded by Patti Bom at The Music Farm Mullumbimby and mixed by her at Marley Studios, Byron Bay. Additional Mixing and mastering by Michael Worthington at Soundworthy Ballina.

No Featured Busker

No Featured Busker

There’s no featured busker this month, but there’s sure to be some talented buskers performing around the market. Come on down and have a wander.  Be sure to put a few coins in the hat of your favourite performer.

Mish Songsmith

Mish Songsmith

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!    

Tim Stokes

Tim Stokes

Tim Stokes is an independent coastal folk and blues singer – songwriter based in Byron Bay. Writing and sharing songs which are positive, thoughtful and uplifting.

He has performed on many stages locally, nationally and internationally after taking a leap of faith from a career as a chef and hospitality professional to sharing his musical artistry.

Since then Stokes has released two studio albums ‘MeXico’ and ‘in life thou art’ and some of his professional highlights have been; performing at Splendour in the Grass, Bello Winter Music Festival, and Mullumbimby Music Festival.

Stokes shares music with a smooth, honest and comforting voice complimenting songs on an acoustic guitar, that oscillate from upbeat celebrations to deep oceanic ballads.

His songs can be poetic images from Tim’s own journey, some songs are journeys in themselves and some of it is just plain fun. He shares songs sewn with hope, love and light, reminding us the “cracks are there for the light to shine in.”

Dunoon Preschool

Dunoon Preschool

Dunoon Preschool is a community based preschool servicing families in the Dunoon District. This includes the villages of Modanville, Dunoon, Whian Whian, Dorroughby, Corndale and The Channon. We provide a high quality Early Childhood Education for 3-5 yr olds, with an emphasis on the individual needs and strengths of children. Our children learn through play and are engaged in activities that promote a healthy lifestyle, in a warm, caring and relaxed atmosphere with well-trained and highly motivated staff. We are a not for profit organisation managed by a committee of parents and community members, and family involvement is invited and encouraged.

Dunoon preschool is partly funded through parent fees, state government funding and fundraisers such as The Channon Market Charity of the Day. We thank you for your donation that will help us to continue to provide high quality education for our local children.

Dunoon Preschool is open between 9am – 3pm, Monday to Friday. Extended hours are also available from 8:00-9:00 and 3:00-4:00 on week days. Playgroup runs at the preschool on Fridays between 9.30am – 11.30am. New enrolments welcome – for more information please contact Director – Kate Scanlan on 66895396 or visit us on the web www.dunoonpreschool.com

Koonorigan Hall Trust

Koonorigan Hall Trust

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.