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Entries open for revitalised eisteddfod

REHEARSAL: Horsham singing teacher Lisa Thomas with students Ella Lloyd, Penny Lopez-O’Donnell, Ella Dowling, Cloe Jennings, Rhianna Williams and Zara Nichols. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Musicians from across western Victoria will have a chance to gauge their ability in a competitive environment at a revitalised Wimmera Music Eisteddfod later this year. The eisteddfod is back after a year’s absence and organisers are calling for entries across a broad range of musical disciplines. Wimmera Music Eisteddfod, from July 26 to 28 […]

PHOTOS | Rockers take over Ararat streets

CELEBRATION: Helen Andrews and Janine Smith celebrate Ararat’s 25th Jailhouse Rock Festival. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Organisers of Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival believe the event, which celebrated its 25th birthday in style at the weekend, has a bright future.

Folk-music fans head to Murtoa

Wimmera folk-music fans will gather at Murtoa Mechanics Hall on Friday night as part of a national Festival of Small Halls. The event features band The Once and Australian solo artist John Flanagan with support from Local Music Sensations and The Marmadukes with Dave Lennon as compere. The Festival of Small Halls involves folk and […]

Mayor’s country music festival plea

Horsham mayor Mark Radford has urged people to use the ‘final’ Horsham Country Music Festival this weekend to consider whether they want the annual event to continue.

Singing for a cure again

Wimmera Sing for Something organisers will use all 2019 events to raise money for a fight against brain cancer. They will continue raising money for Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer to ensure they donate a large sum by the end of the year. The second Sing for Something event will be at Horsham’s Bull and […]

Texture tutors travel for show

Halls Gap is again getting ‘stitched up’ this month as part of an annual Grampians Textures workshop program. This year’s program, which started on Saturday and ends tomorrow, features 19 Australian and international tutors offering two-day, four-day and six-day workshops. Workshop tutors are from England, Canada, the United States and Norway as well as Bendigo, […]

Sharing a love of singing with Shine Youth Choir

A new Shine Youth Choir in Horsham is providing youngsters with a chance to work with others and perform for the community. The choir, for school children in years four to nine, is open to performers of all skill levels and experience. Director Venetia Elbourne-Hobbs said other than working on basic vocal and performance techniques, […]

PHOTOS | Horsham Irish Festival

Horsham School of Dance Irish dancers at Horsham Irish Festival.

Horsham celebrated with the first ever Horsham Irish Festival.

Jailhouse Rock Festival return to Ararat streets

ROCKIN’: Sally Bond, Pauline Alley and Greg Dalmayer prepare for this weekend’s Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival. The festival will be back in Ararat’s main street this year after being held at Alexandra Oval for the past two years.Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a return to the streets at the weekend.

Plans in place for Horsham Irish party

TO BE SURE: Horsham Agricultural Society’s Andrea Cross, Dusty Cross, Ian Walter, Daryl Wallace and Zack Currie are working to ensure this weekend’s Horsham Irish Festival is a success. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Wimmera people will have a chance to air the part of them that’s Irish this weekend at an inaugural Horsham Irish Festival.

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