Ron is an accomplished keyboard player, with a great personality. He plays and sings a large variety of music, eg, country, rock and roll, 5os and 60s ballads, latin, etc. Be enchanted with the magical fingers of this 80 years young musician.
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The Channon Craft Market Inc is 40 years old this year. A community market with over 240 stalls offering creative wares, produce and products. A fantastic day out exploring the regions most talented crafts people, stallholders peddling their wares, delicious menus from across the worlds and mouth watering drinks that will satisfy your taste buds.
The market is a great place for children of all ages, from the playground to making candles, free art n craft workshops, pony rides and jumping castles, face painting and more.
With the variety of street performers dotted amongst the market, the buskers nestled amongst the trees or the performers on the stages we are sure you will find something entertaining… you never know who our ‘pop up acts’ are!!
Here at the Channon Market we are so proud to be a part of the unique culture of the Norther Rivers region. One of the Annual highlights of our region, attracting crowds of over 25,000 people is The Lismore Lantern Parade.
This fantastic event brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate Community Life, Arts & Culture.
This year The Lismore Lantern Parade Celebrates its 21st Anniversary and they have chosen ‘Love a Parade – Festivals of the World’ as the theme. It is sure to be a fun, colour filled day.
Make sure you don’t miss this years festivities!
There will be events held all day, culminating in the Parade and Fiery Finale in the Evening.
Date: Saturday 2o June 2015, Lismore CBD
Further Information: www.lanternparade.com
If you are a market stall-holder get in touch with the organisers via their website to be a part of the ‘Market deLight’.
We have made the difficult decision to cancel the June market, which was to be held on Sunday 14th. Due to prolonged rain the grounds are wet and not suitable for stalls to be set up on and the car-parks are looking like they could be boggy on Sunday, with predicted rain for the next few days we feel its the best decision.
We wanted to let everyone know well before the market so stallholders, don’t and market goers can rearrange their weekends. Have a glorious weekend and hope to see you all on July 12th.
Nice Verdes are Sally and Jesse who have been performing since first meeting at a peace march in Vancouver in 2003. They have performed and toured Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Europe and Guatemala and have studied music and dance in Cuba, India, West Africa and Colombia, continually honing their craft.
Nice Verdes are always on some kind of adventure in search of new inspiration and music. Nice Verdes have swung in a hammock on a boat down the Amazon, hiked up mountains in the Andes, lived in a shack in West Africa with no electricity, danced in the desert at a rain dance, seen an Orisha ceremony in Cuba, bathed in ancient thermal baths in Budapest, slept under the stars in the middle of Australia, gardened on the slopes of the Mediterranean, swum in the Ganges, planted palms in the jungles of Costa Rica, enjoyed Tango in Argentina, caught numerous planes, boats, bicycles and hitchhiked to play festivals and shows around the world.
Nice Verdes have released two albums, ‘succulence’ in 2008 and ‘brontosaurus’ in 2014. The music of Nice Verdes is uplifting and sunny original indie world. Inspired by the music’s of the world, Cuba, Colombia. Africa, Europe and Latin America, they play combinations of Cuban tres, accordions, ukulele, guitar, harmonica and vocals. They have always been drawn to collaborating with artists from all countries and they enjoy most of all the parties and festivals that celebrate a strong sense of community and equality in diversity.
The Channon Craft Market is a family friendly event with accessible pathways, lots of shade, seating and entertainment. This month we will be celebrating “Mothers Day”, the markets are a fantastic destination for that day out, bring Mum for breakfast or lunch, hang out together and soak up the riches of the Northern Rivers Hinterlands and beyond. A special day out for all, pony rides, jumping castle, candle making, over 200 stallholders showcasing some of them most amazing wares. Please remember to leave your pets at home.
Also, remember to mark Saturday June 20th in your calendar, this is the date for the annual Lismore Lantern Parade. If you have never been, it is truly an event not to be missed, with visitors from all over Australia coming to celebrate this special night. See all of the details at: www.lanternparade.com
SamMurri consist of Multi-instrumentalists & virtuoso Double Bass, they perform themes for dreams, scenes from a rain forest using their extensive skills & artistry. They travail thru all genres of musical expression, utilising modern electronics & ancient harmonies to express quiet calm or rapturous indignation – they play how they feel – improvisation being the main ingredient in their always original performance.
The Melting Couches was formed by a group of friends who love playing music together. They hail from the hills and valleys of the Norther Rivers and beyond. They are proud of their identity and proud of their country, their music will make your world shift in all directions. Come along and check them out.
This market we will acknowledge and celebrate a legend in our community Benny Zable who is leaving the area to travel South. Benny has been instrumental in the environment movement making people aware of destructive practises and how folks can partake in harm minimisation to the planet. Our region will lose one of the worlds most enthusiastic protectors, however another community will be blessed by having him move there…come and thank him for his commitment and dedication to our planet.
Fantuzzi’s African-Caribbean roots and phenomenal international travel experiences meld into ecstatic, dramatic, transformational, interactive performances.
Fantuzzi’s music is “Mystic Latin, Reggae, Afro-Funk” – infused with the energies and rhythms of Afro-Caribbean Nyabinghi , Latin Salsa, Merengue, African drums, Devotional Kirtan, giving voice to unique chants, soul-rich songs and electrifying sensual dance.
Fantuzzi has performed on every continent at thousands of events and venues including Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, Rio De Janeiro Earth Summit, Los Angeles and Oakland Coliseums as well as at 4 Woodstocks, 7 Khumbh Melas, 39 US Rainbow Gatherings (and many World Gatherings), Cannabis Cups, and a plethora of Festivals throughout Europe, Australia, Asia and the Americas.