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May 29, 2022

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Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

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North Coast Festival of Flavour

Organisers of the North Coast Festival of Flavour on 3–5 June 2022 say it’s not to be missed, as...

Cartoon of the week – 25 May, 2022

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Who gets a voice?

After my tirade (Echo 4 May), against proposed changes to the Code of Meeting Practice at Byron Shire Council,...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Another Day in Hope Purgatory

Politics is a phenomenal experience. To work harder than you thought possible, to put yourself so absolutely in the public domain full of hope and belief. Then to ask for judgement. It’s high stakes. A kind of ethical and philosophical extreme sport.

Get your art on this weekend

This weekend they are predicting not a lot of rain and even a possibility of sunshine with only a...

Comment: Bridging the flooded divide

In the sodden floodplains the divide among those affected has never been clearer – those who were insured, and those who weren’t, renters and owners, Lismore LGA and everywhere else.

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Andy Burke is a singer/songwriter from the west coast of Ireland who has made his new home in Fingal Head.

Andy’s music is a blend of rock, reggae and folk. He plays mainly acoustic guitars accompanied by harp and stompbox. With a successful album Birds behind him Andy’s nearly finished his second solo album and an EP with the band Haldanes Daughters.

Andy has toured all over the world and spent a two-year residency in Switzerland playing in hotels and bars.

Andy’s influences are Arcade Fire, REM, Neil Young , Dylan and Marley to name a few. Galway music mag in Ireland quoted Andy’s music as ‘Tom Waits with a sprinkle of Chili Peppers’.

Haldanes Daughters just finished a stint touring with Ash Grunwald and have many recordings and plans on the horizon.

See Andy at the Sheoak Shack on Saturday from 7pm.


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