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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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OCA a ‘diamond in the rough’

Around four years ago a group of like-minded friends started a Syntropic Farm project. Since that time, they have...

Marvell Hall’s ‘Dangerously Poetic’ fundraiser

This Sunday Marvell Hall will host a tribute to some of the street-named fellows with poetry, music and portraits as a fundraiser for the hall.

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As...

Assange’s father to beg Biden for son’s freedom

John Shipton, father of detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, says he’ll return to the United States to ask President Joe Biden to drop legal action against his son.

Police chase ends in head-on car and truck crash

Police have declared a critical incident investigation after a car chase in Ballina ended in a crash Friday night.

Paul “Rabbit” Robinson, Violinist and father of 6, had been trying to win a Golden Fiddle Award at the Tamworth Country Music Festival all his adult life. As a teenager he had been inspired by Bullamakanka’s fiddler Stuart Watson to move from a classical violinist to a fiddler in a high energy band.  That is how he came to be in the Round Mountain Girls, who after several year making it into the finals of the Golden Fiddle Awards, this year took out 3 awards for Best Band Featuring a Fiddler, Best Fiddle Teacher, & the Lifetime Achievement Award… As a child there where many times Rabbit might have given up playing the violin for various reason.  As an adult he considered giving up on competitions, but if he had given up last year he would have never won 3 awards which is the first time anyone has won three in one year…  He is a good example for students to NEVER GIVE UP on their dreams…  Rabbit is teaching from several schools in the area and from his home studio in Pottsville Beach.

He also has an educational DVD which teaches Violin and Fiddle playing from the very beginning explaining the details you need to know to get started including amplification of the instrument, tricks, and safety tips & a practice section..

Sold in 5 countries it is very good value at only $20.

You can contact Rabbit of lessons or performances on 0400574309 or at www.secretsofthe.com

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