Members High Tea
The second MAC Inc. event for members a High Tea on June 4th was a great success.
A warm friendly atmosphere, delicious afternoon tea and an art exhibition from the Cobram & District Artists Society allowed MAC Inc. to thank our members for their support.
The second performance in the Café Culture Series.
The first performance in the Café Culture Series captured by Estelle Chalker.
Much Ado About Nothing
Essential Theatre returned to present Much Ado About Nothing at Byramine Homestead.
MAC Inc. 2017 SEASON PREVIEW
Some 60 guests attended the evening to hear about the upcoming 2017 season of MAC Inc.
BACKWARDS & IN HIGH HEELS
Fantastic finale to Café Culture Series with Kelly Auty giving a high energy, informative and engaging performance in Backwards and In High Heels.
Kelly presented a powerful journey through the music, lives and fashions of some of the great women singers of the 1950’s to 1980’s.
Budding artists had hands on experience at Art Fest 8th & 9th October 2016.
Captivating the audience with their verve and musicianship the Lagerphones played the blues, classic jazz and their own improvisation of old-time tunes at the Café Culture Series performance Friday night.
The six lads knew how to swing it, to the delight of the audience, with outstanding individual solos stealing the spotlight.
Melbourne Guitar Quartet
The Melbourne Guitar Quartet performed at the Cobram Italian Social Club on Friday 29th April, the second attraction in the Café Culture Series.
Their combination of innovative arrangements and superb ensemble playing was a joy to listen to.
A sea of kids welcome Justine Clarke to Moira.
Justine Clarke delighted a crowd of children and adults at her performance at The Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Resort on Wednesday 24th February. Accompanied by her three piece band Justine sang and danced, leading the audience, up on their feet, in song and dance.
Comments received “What a fabulous performance! Justine was FABULOUS and the venue perfect”. “Loved being on the floor together, very good venue”. “Amazing show. So lucky to have shows like this coming to our rural areas”. “Fantastic, congratulations on having Justine locally. We really appreciated it”. “What a wonderful concert. Fantastic day for all the kids”.
The audience came from near and far, Oaklands, Jerilderie, Wangaratta, Cobram, Nathalia, Numurkah and Yarrawonga.
The first performance in the Café Culture Series was Co-Cheol on Friday 19th February.
ROMEO & JULIET
Moira Arts & Culture presented the Essential Theatre Company production of Romeo & Juliet on Thompsons Beach, Cobram, February 7th
Taliska wowed an appreciative audience at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Visitors Information Centre on Saturday 5th December.
From much loved Scottish songs and airs to foot-tapping jigs and reels the audience were captivated by the stunning musicianship of Geoff Jones on pipes, whistle and bodhran, Angus Dowling on fiddle, Claire Pattie vocals and harp, accordion, horn, Louise Godwin on cello and Marcus de Rijk vocals and guitar.
NUMURKAH LAKE SCHOOL OF CELTIC MUSIC & DANCE
The second Numurkah Lake School held over the weekend 16 to 18th October proved very successful. Commencing on Friday with workshops then at night with an “Open Mic Night” at the Shamrock Hotel, the workshops continued on Saturday and Sunday. Tutors in guitar, bodhran, banjo, vocals, dance, fiddle and mandolin instructed students, young and old.
Saturday night a “Ceili” provided a fun family night with the “Grand Finale” concert on Sunday showcasing the students and tutors.
Tutors included Felix Meagher – guitar, Leamon Chambers – bodhran, Vince Brophy – banjo, vocals, Marie Broader – Irish set dance, Ewen Baker – fiddle, mandolin and Alan Evans – tin whistle.
Students made progress and enjoyed the weekend, with some returning next year to learn another instrument.
The St Kilda Film Festival, Australia’s longest-standing and publicly owned film festival, hit the road in June and July, visiting 10 regional destinations across Victoria to screen Top 100 highlights. There are 9 regional towns which host the film festival and we were lucky enough to have 2 in Moira, these being Yarroweyah 1 screening on June 29 and 2 screenings at Yarrawonga. Both venues received great responses from the communities with all attending enjoying the events. Our communities were able to experience some of the best talent in Australian filmmaking and Moira Arts and Culture Inc. we’re proud to help facilitate this. By bringing this unique arts and film culture opportunity to Moira. 2015 Program highlight films include: The Wonderful (Winner Best Original Score), A Single Body (Winner Best Short Film), Falling (Winner Best Achievement in Screenplay), The Eagle (Winner Best Original Score), The Story of Percival Pilts (Winner Best Animation), Bunny New Girl (Winner Best Comedy), Something to Crow About, The Fan (Winner Staff Choice Award), Grey Bull (Winner Craft Award). We would like to congratulate Grey bull on winning the Craft Award and all those involved with its production, as it was Filmed in our very own town of Nathalia. Thank you must also go to the Yarroweyah Hall committee and the Yarrawonga / Mulwala golf club for their support of this event.
Performances of “The Anzac on the Wall” came to our Shire on April 22 and 23rd.
Anzac on the Wall told the story of Australian courage in song with humour, poetry and yarns to celebrate the centenary of Gallipoli in 2015.
Presented by TV presenter – turned bush poet, Jim Brown and musician Vince Brophy playing an array of instruments that complimented the poetry and song