Festival of Small Halls 2018
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Rarely do the small halls of Australia have the chance to roll out their red carpet for international musicians.
In Autumn 2018, the Toongi Recreation Reserve and Hall Trust , in partnership with the Festival of Small Halls, will welcome Canadian singer-songwriter Dave Gunning and captivating Australian star Claire Anne Taylor to the Toongi Hall for an evening of world-class entertainment.
Toongi Recreation Reserve and Hall Trust Member Carolyn Pascoe has been busily preparing for Toongi’s special night
“ The Toongi community is thrilled to be hosting the Festival of Small Halls for the second time,” said Ms Pascoe.
Locals are committed to highlighting their home through the popular travelling show.
“We’ll be using the district’s abundant lemon and lime crops to host an old-fashioned lemonade stall, with refreshing Mojitos on offer as well,” said Ms Pascoe.
The hospitality doesn’t end there - the Toongi community are also providing a country-style supper for visitors, with all proceeds going towards the maintenance of the Hall.
The evening will also feature a raffle of a painting by Moree based artist, Jo White.
Ms White's work is inspired by her life in rural NSW, and she is well known for her country tennis and cricketing scenes. The painting is based on a 1920's photo of Toongi district tennis players.
Joining Dave Gunning and Claire Anne Taylor on the programme is local singer-songwriter Katie Thorne.
Billed as ‘a new voice in Australian independent music’, Katie Thorne is a born and bred country girl fresh off the plane from four months in Los Angeles and London, drawing inspiration from the cities’ live music scenes to inform her personal brand of eclectic soul.
The venue itself is home to many community gatherings, fiercely loved by families across the district.
The Toongi community has maintained the Toongi Hall for 89 years, volunteering their time to keep the hall going and actively working to continuously improve the community hub. One member of the Hall’s Trust is the fourth generation of the family to be looking after the Hall and attached tennis courts.
Date: Friday, March 23rd 2018
Doors open 6.30pm
Tickets available for purchase online at festivalofsmallhalls.com Limited tickets available at the door.
For media enquiries contact: Pauline Maudy email@example.com +61419 669596
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Toongi Hall Wedding Music and Concert Space
Consider Toongi Hall for your next music, concert or dance event including Jazz, Bluegrass, Classical, Traditional, Country music or Bush Dances.
Put your individual stamp on the event and decorate the Hall according to your theme!
The Supper Room adjoining the main Hall works so well for a formal sit-down supper at the long trestle tables, or as a spot for stand-up casual refreshments.
Acoustics have been described as 'warm' by Robert Longstaff and Noah Dorin.
Festival Of Small Halls
Toongi Hall hosted the prestigious Festival of Small Halls in March 2016.
The concert featured an outstanding international band called Vishten from Prince Edward Island, Canada.
The show also featured Australian Rob Longstaff, and local act Noah Dorin. A fabulous night was had by all who attended. The acoustics in the Hall ‘worked’ for all performers.