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Eureka gets its Woodford moment

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For those who didn’t make it to Woodford over summer, here’s a chance to sample some of what was on offer as Woodfordia’s Festival of Small Halls comes to Eureka.

On the bill at the February 2 event are Scandanavian trio Fru Skagerrak and popular Aussie folkie Liam Gerner, together with some fine local talent.

Federal based Rhonda Ansiewicz, who is helping to promote the show, said she is only too happy to see nearby neighbour Eureka getting its share of the limelight.

‘We were selected because we were one of the winners of ‘If These Halls Could Talk’. NORPA ran a wonderful show Dreamland there in 2016. This is our second one now, so this is great,’ she said.

‘There will be food for sale and a bar on the night. It will be a wonderful family night,’ she said.

‘What I love about Eurekans is the hardworking people, who all help each other get out there and do something. And they deserve a bit of support.

The lineup

Fru Skagerrak brings together the diverse traditions from each of the trio’s homelands, which surround the Skagerrak strait. Through a repertoire of traditional tunes, new compositions, and songs in their respective languages, they express their kinship and love of their shared heritage. The result is said to be an explosion of the sounds that exist in Scandinavian music today.

Liam Gerner has developed his songwriting, collaborated with local musicians and formed The Sunset Pushers, a band as fluid and soulful as his songs.  Liam tours extensively in Australia/New Zealand and is an in-demand guitarist working touring and recording with The Eurogliders, Pnau, Pnau & Elton John, records with Empire Of The Sun, and Vika and Linda Bull.

Festival of Small Halls
Eureka Hall, Eureka Rd, Eureka NSW 2480
Saturday, February 2, 6.30pm
Tickets $25 adults /$20 concession/ $10 youth
Available from the Festival of Small Halls website


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