12.7 C
Byron Shire
May 13, 2021

Friday’s 4 the Locals

Latest News

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

Other News

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.

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.

Doing it right

How do you know you’re doing hummus right? When the international visitors tell you it’s some of the best...

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered...

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

For the songwriters

The historic Ewingsdale Hall will host the second North Coast Songwriters Group Song Session this weekend.

This event will be an intimate, engaging and inspiring showcase of some of the most talented and cherished singer/songwriters from around the north coast – this month will get inside the songs and heads of Guy Kachel, Kyle Lionhart and Danni Carr from Mr Cassidy.

wp-GK-II-Guy Kachel has just produced his first album, Innocent Screams, a work of timely, mature introspection that reverberates with the sounds of his varied and manifold influences. There is the grace and soul of the blues interspersed with the country strains of his youth – and the tempering power of rock and roll.

Kyle Lionhart is a folk rock artist who has quickly gained a formidable reputation for stopping crowds in their tracks. So much so that he was invited to play at this year’s Splendour in the Grass music festival. Lionhart has shared the stage with legends Jeff Lang and Ash Grunwald, and played at the 2012 Byron Bay Surf Festival.


Danni Carr formally Sweet Painted Ladies and currently or Mr Cassidy is a formidable talent. No stranger to recording or the live circuit, Danni has recorded several albums and toured Australia and the USA.

Danni has carved a reputation as a dynamic and accomplished artist. She plays a mean harmonica, a wild guitar, has a voice that takes you to the intended places of her songs and lyrics that will have you thinking and maybe even crying. 


 All three artists take to the stage together to discuss and perform their songs in turn. Completely interactive and engaging, the audience is encouraged to ask questions of the artists and initiate discussion. With special guest performances by Luke Morris and Evelina Piga, this is a rare chance to see a fantastic range of great artists all in the one show.

The inaugural session was held last month at Kohinur and was an amazing and memorable experience for all involved. This show is sure to follow beautifully in its footsteps.

Plenty of delicious food, great music and wonderful community spirit. Doors open at 5pm. Show kicks off at 6. Entry is $15. Kids under 12 are free.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.


Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...