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March 2, 2021

Coming Round the Mountain

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‘Groundhog Day’ shifts Splendour to November

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Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

When The Round Mountain Girls last played at Caba Sports back in June it was rumoured to be the club’s biggest night ever. Those mountaineers sure like to party!

A lot has happened on the mountain since then. The band is becoming a regular on the festival circuit and since June has appeared at Cooly Rocks On, Sawtell Chilli Fest, Gympie Muster, Coast Acoustics, Ballina Country Fest, Coast Out, Mud Bulls and Utes, Canberra Country Fest (where Chris Brooker won an award) and Mullum Music Fest as well as a whole lot of regular gigs all up and down the coast.

They are also busy writing songs for the third album and as if all that is not enough, after repeated requests from the mountaineers, they recently locked themselves in the studio and will soon present them with an EP of four covers, all lovingly bent and bashed into shape with the banjo.

All this playing is making the band tighter than ever so watch out Cabarita because its RMG time again!

The Round Mountain Girls are playing at Cabarita Sports Club on Saturday.


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