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Tamworth Municipality

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  • Day52

    Tamworth

    January 28, 2017 in Australia

    10 days at the Tamworth Country Music Festival! An extra 55000 people in town for the event which is in the World Top 10 music festivals. Stayed at Ranjen Horse Stud 17kms outside Tamworth. Only about 6 vans here and very quiet and peaceful. Spent some big days at various venues around Tamworth...all that planning really paid off as we saw all the artists we wanted and a lot more. We were pleasantly surprised that the festival wasn't as "country"...more "country rock." We saw some big name artists like Troy Cassar-Daley, Beccy Cole, Guy Sebastian, The Sunny Cowgirls, The McClymonts, Felicity Urquhart, Lee Kernaghan, Casey Chambers, Bernard Fanning etc and also a lot of lesser known artists some of whom were fantastic. Ashleigh Dallas, Luke Dickens, Luke Austin, Anthony Taylor, Dan Thompson to name a few.
    The weather was hot but not as hot as it could have been. We spent most of the days out and about at airconditioned venues where possible. We used the aircon in the van only a couple of times as usually it cooled down at night.

    The free concerts at Toyota Park were great, especially the Starmaker Grand Final and Stars under the Stars.

    Spent a day at Nundle (about an hour's drive). After sightseeing the town and lunch at the pub, we went to a show (Richo's Roundup) at The Dag Sheepstation. It's a songwriters retreat and set up with a stage, bar, function room etc. We were entertained by 6 performers including Felicity Urquhart with cheese platters included for $20...great day!

    Too many highlights to mention, but the Golden Guitar Awards, and Stars Under The Stars were fantastic as we got to see all the stars perform. The girls tweeted us at Stars Under The Stars which made it up on the big screen. The McClymonts and Troy Cassar-Daley were amongst our favourites.
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  • Day19

    Peel Street Tamworth.

    January 24 in Australia

    Peel Street is where just about every hopeful starts out in Tamworth. Some of the buskers have been coming for more years than they remember. Some of them just don't remember. A walk down the street and a yarn to some of the artists can give a festival visitor some valuable insight into who one should see here at the festival.

  • Day14

    Tamworth Country Music Festival

    January 19 in Australia

    The first day we headed out to the Longyard Hotel for a couple of free shows on the deck. It was all a bit loud but we were back a bit.

    Later we caught the bus back over for the opening show in Picentennial Park. Big night with lots of singers. Returned quite late to the Tourist village.

  • Day20

    Troy Cassardaley at TREC

    January 25 in Australia

    One if our main paid entertainment is here at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre. We are seated well ahead of time and waiting for the show. After 10 minutes about half the people are here and already seated. The show was one of the best. Two hours with 15 guests.

    All outstanding performers who will take country music forward. Stand out performer was a young Finian Johnson. His voice is outstanding and I reckon he will be one to watch. We had also seen him at Bill Chambers show.

    Tonight we are seeing Lee Kernaghan.
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  • Day22

    The Lions Duck Race.

    January 27 in Australia

    The Tamworth Lions club sell tickets for a duck in the race. After the cavalcade the ducks are let loose in the river. The first duck over the line wins its ticket holder $1000. I think my duck is still snagged in the weeds somewhere. People down the Peel River please keep a lookout for duck #1286. He might make an appearance somewhere for Easter.

  • Day23

    We are seeing the Whistle Dixie band this afternoon at the Southgate tavern. We have already seen this band but they are way best this afternoon has to offer. Tonight we head to the Bicentennial Park for the closing ceremony.

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    We returned back to the cabin with a decent storm hitting as we boarded the bus. We arrived back at the Tourist park just ahead of the storm but it did not last long.

    Sitting around with a cuppa we decided we would not go back to the park after all. We setup the Samsung tablet to stream the live feed and enjoyed the concert from the lounge. The only bit we really missed out on was the fireworks. We were not that terribly upset by not having to wrangle our chairs on the expected crowded busses.

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    Those following my posts here or Pam's Facebook page will realize how many shows we have seen while we have been here. I am still catching up so come back later and I may have added some posts.
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  • Day21

    Bill Chambers sessions at The Pub.

    January 26 in Australia

    Australia day 2018 at the Pub. We enjoyed one of the best shows of the trip. The highlight towards the end of the show, by now running seriously overtime was an appearance by Kasey Chambers. My postcard for this day probably sums it all up. One of the best Australia days ever. This time last year we were camped at Bethanga on our round the big paddock trip.

  • Day19

    Busby Marou

    January 24 in Australia

    Whenever we have the chance, we catch up to Jeremy and Tom. These guys are local to where we live and we have known them for a long time.

    The show was in the Goonoo Goonoo room at the Longyard Hotel. (Goonoo Goonoo is actually pronounced Gunna Goonoo.

    The show was opened by Brad Butcher. He had been nominated for awards at Tamworth this year. Not bad for a nearly local Mackay boy.

    Busby Marou put on another great show but surprised us all presenting is to a young Rockhampton girl who sang a song. (I will have to add more details later)Read more

  • Day19

    Brothers 3 at Longyard Hotel.

    January 24 in Australia

    Today we have two paid shows here. The first is Brothers three. These boys are long time Tamworth favourites. We first heard of them a couple of years ago when they appeared on a TV talent show.

    They may have overdone the sibling rivalry act a bit but the singing is to die for. These lads are a great natural talent. Tight harmonies and great skills on the instruments. The real surprise though for me was hearing Taizen sing a unique version of Hallelujah.

    Pam bought 5 CD's and then downloaded the newly released album from iTunes. This is the it 10th year performing. All vocals are very tight with impressive harmonies.
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  • Day20

    Lee Kernaghan

    January 25 in Australia

    We headed out to TREC for two shows. The earlier one was Troy. After a wait of a bit over an hour we went back in for the Lee Kernaghan experience.

    Lee is one of the country legends of our time. His act is firmly pitched to the boys and gals from the bush. Utes diesel and dust. Fast cars tractors and everything country. Great show well produced with heaps of audio, (perhaps a bit much) and visual to overdose on.

    There was a brief appearance from his wife. A duet with his dad and a tribute to his grandparents. There were guests and some great country music.

    Tania Kernaghan dropped in to help sing the Williamson great, "A Bushman Can't Survive". Lee played the piano. I was very surprised that Lee even knew which end of a piano made the noise. :)
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