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Songs for Spring and Summer – Concert Series #3

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SUNDAY 1 December 2019: Steel City Sue & WHOA MULE

STEEL CITY SUE is Newcastle singer, fiddle player and songwriter Su Morley. Morley’s fiddle playing has evolved from playing Australian bush music into a sound built from her explorations of the southern-US traditions of Old Time and Cajun music. Her many visits to Louisiana and the Appalachian mountain states have honed her old time, bluesy and melodic style. Her album Boomtown, released in 2018, was recorded with US touring act Truckstop Honeymoon at their Ninth Ward Pickin’ Parlour in Lawrence Kansas USA. It is a collection of songs written in and about the coal country of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley and range from rootsy fiddle-driven ones, and the songwriter-folk tracks through to the more electric arrangements. All songs are whimsical, heartfelt, cynical and at times political–a window into a life deeply involved in a real place in time.

WHOA MULE are Kate Baker (vocals, guitar), Miriam Jones (fiddle, guitar, vocals), Naomi Jones (fiddle, banjo, vocals) and Sujata Allan (banjo, fiddle, vocals). The group began playing together at the end of 2016 and since have performed at many festivals across NSW and Victoria. Whoa Mule brings you old time country ballads, original songs delivered with delicious four-part harmony, and driving triple fiddle dance tunes. These musicians give a performance characterised by both space and energy. With rich experience earned in bands such as Catgut and Golden Whistler, Whoa Mule puts a kick into old time music. Songs from their 2018 album “Get Your House In Order” will be a feature of their Orange performance.

Australian Breastfeeding Assoc. Orange Morning Tea

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Welcome to Australian Breastfeeding Association Morning Tea Friday’s in Orange for 2019!

Every second Friday, join our local ABA group for a free morning tea catch-up, including a hot cuppa and discussion about breastfeeding and parenting (see Facebook or below for topic listing). We normally have a qualified Breastfeeding Counsellor available so bring along any questions for a confidential discussion if you wish.

October, November & December 2019 topics:

  • 18th October “Baby Carriers”
  • 1st November “Breastfeeding & Returning to Work”
  • 15th November “Breastfeeding with Low Supply or Over Supply”
  • 29th November “Breastfeeding & Alcohol”
  • 13th December “Summertime, Heat & Travel”

We open at 10 am and our discussion starts at 10.30, but we understand that little people don’t run on a schedule, so please come and leave when you need to. Bring along the kids, both big and small, our toddler area helps to entertain busy little people.

As we are volunteer based, any help to bring some light morning tea is much appreciated, but certainly not expected (no nuts please).

Songs for Spring and Summer – Concert Series #2

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SUNDAY 3 November 2019: Senor Cabrales & Natalie McIver

SENOR CABRALES is a unique group of six musicians hailing from Northern Spain and Australia who play traditional music from Asturias and Galicia in Northern Spain, Brittany, Ireland and Scotland. The band’s intricate melodic use of fiddle, Spanish pipes (gaita), mandolin, bouzouki, flute, whistle, tenor banjo, bombarde, mandola and bodhran, interwoven with rich harmonic rhythm and driving percussion, delivers a fresh, exciting sound which continues to thrill festival audiences throughout Australia. To date, the group has released two critically acclaimed albums, Aqui (released in 2013) and Sol Y Sombra (released in 2015). They are currently promoting their new live album Pinchos released earlier this year. Senor Cabrales are a must see for lovers of high-quality traditional music, taking audiences on a Celtic musical journey from Spain’s northwest tip to the outer Isles of Scotland.

Supporting Senor Cabrales will be local favourite NATALIE McIVER. Natalie is a relative newcomer to Orange who has quickly made a name for herself in the local music scene. Natalie, originally from Central Queensland, spent her childhood on cattle properties in small communities where reciting bush poetry was a family and community past time. Writing poetry later developed into song writing and her style has been compared to Sara Storer and the Waifs. Her songs reflect a longing for simpler times and draw on her experience of the Australian outback. Natalie describes her music as “acoustic pop with country themes”

Ghost Whisperer Suzie

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Come and see Ghost Whisperer Suzie Price at The Orange City Bowling Club as she connects with audience members to bring through messages from spirit, witness the accuracy and specific details she delivers in her readings as she opens herself to communication from the other side.

*As seen on Studio 10*

International Psychic Medium,

Author,

Winner of International Psychic Association,

2016 Australian Psychic of the Year and

2014 Psychic People’s Choice Award.

 

Tickets are available through the link or at the door if available.

For more information call 0438412971

Central West Women’s Forum Leadership Series with Dr. Skye Saunders

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Introducing the visionary Dr. Skye Saunders as our next guest speaker. Skye is a passionate and
committed advocate for the advancement of gender equality. Associate Professor in Law at the Australian
National University, Skye pioneered the first research in Australia on sexual harassment in rural
workplaces.

In 2018 Skye was part of Project Empower with Country to Canberra, empowering teenage girls in rural
and remote Australia to achieve their leadership potential. Skye was recently a delegate to the United
Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York with the YWCA Australia.

Australian Breastfeeding Assoc. Orange Morning Tea

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Welcome to Australian Breastfeeding Association Morning Tea Friday’s in Orange for 2019!

Every second Friday, join our local ABA group for a free morning tea catch-up, including a hot cuppa and discussion about breastfeeding and parenting (see Facebook or below for topic listing). We normally have a qualified Breastfeeding Counsellor available so bring along any questions for a confidential discussion if you wish.

July, August & September 2019 topics:

  • 26th July “Breast & Nipple Care”
  • 9th August “Breastfeeding in the Early Days” (Newborns)
  • 23rd August “Postnatal Depression & Anxiety”
  • 6th September “Blocked Ducts & Mastitis”
  • 20th September “Finding Time for Everything”

We open at 10 am and our discussion starts at 10.30, but we understand that little people don’t run on a schedule, so please come and leave when you need to. Bring along the kids, both big and small, our toddler area helps to entertain busy little people.

As we are volunteer based, any help to bring some light morning tea is much appreciated, but certainly not expected (no nuts please).