Every time I organise another Hear Ye, I'm amazed at how quick the time has passed since the last issue was printed. So even though it's good to get back into the warm months, where has winter gone?
The big news I have to report is we have applied for and received funding to help with the purchase of the sound gear as well as new lights and mics. We still have to apply for more but Judi Smitheram and Ellen Reid have put a lot of effort in to the club getting just under $7000 towards the course.
The club is ticking over smoothly, apart from the bar being closed for the last month which the Irish society has asured me a new liquor licence has been applied for and will come into force in the next few weeks. So it should be business as normal soon.
The last Kids open mic was a great success with a large number of young folk up on the stage and showed us all the talent that is out there. I was moved the tears by one young girl singing a song which she sings with her mother and she put every thing in it. Very powerful stuff.
Phil Garland attracted a full house and was delighted when the club gave him a clock that had printed on the face his name and that he is a founding member of the ChCh folk club. He put on a great concert. A lot of faces from the past came out to support him.
This Hear Ye takes us to Christmas, and the break-up concert this year is a club organised tribute to artists that have passed on in the last 5 years. There will be a number of performers doing covers for a great night. There will be a BBQ before the concert that is free to people coming to the concert.
Enjoy this hear ye and we hope to see you at the club