Our small halls come alive this weekend with the Festival of Small Halls tour playing concerts at Collins Creek and Mallanganee.
The concerts feature Melanie Horsnell and Ash Bell & Sara Tindley and are funded by the NSW Recovery and Resilience Fund with 15 concerts across bushfire affected communities.
Melanie is known for her emotive melodies and powerful lyrics. She has shared the stage with Glen Hansard, Jason Mraz, Bernard Fanning, and Sarah Blasko.
Ash and Sara tell stories through their music with fine writing and bare bones instrumentation. At its heart, it is the interplay of two great vocalists stripping things back to only the essential.
They will perform at Mallanganee Memorial Hall this Saturday, June 11.
Joining them is the Annie & The Bear duo who have been playing music together for 25 years. The duo consists of Maree (flute and vocals) and Daryl (guitar and percussion). Their repertoire includes folk, traditional Golden Oldies, classical and pop (60s, 70s, 80s).
Meals will be available at the hall from 5:30pm for dinner and at interval for supper. There will be a barbecue, sausages, kebabs, onions, coleslaw with bread and a supper provided by the Mallanganee Hall volunteers.
Tickets are $25. Concession is $20 and children under 15, accompanied by an adult are free.
The Collins Creek Hall concert features the same artists with a different local act this Sunday, June 12.
Opening the show will be ZAM aka Bryan Valentijn Hall. The 20 year old musician singer-songwriter is based in Lismore. He is a guitarist, flutist and one-man band that uses a loop station. He plays indie-pop with different musical styles such as jazz, surf rock, and dreamy acoustic pop vibes.
Afternoon tea will be available at the hall. There will be no bar available at the show.