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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).

Old Orange Rockers

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A reunion of former and present local musicians, who help the music scene in Orange during the 1960’s & 1970’s – playing music of the time that Stomp City operated at the old Amoco Hall, now the Function Centre.                                                                                                      The event will feature members of the following bands – Confederate, Jigsaw, The Mystery Men, The Young Ones, Eros and more!


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Orange Ready-Set-Connect Event brings together Service Providers and Organisations looking to promote their business and products to Support Coordinators, Community Engagement Specialists and LACS in a fun and interactive speed dating format.

  • Network with other service providers
  • Promote the services of your organisation
  • Increase your knowledge of services and activities available in the community, both funded and mainstream

Ready-Set-Connect events are held to empower Support Coordinators, Carers, Parents, Case Managers, Teachers etc to build their local connections, enabling them true choice and control! These events provide a positive environment for those within the NDIS community to connect and collaborate with others, broaden their industry knowledge and promote their service or product.

Orange Court House Tour

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To tie in with Orange Regional Museum’s new exhibition ‘Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties’ the Friends of Orange Regional Museum have organised a tour of Orange Court House. The Court House Registrar will guide the tour along with other selected historians.

The tour will be followed by an afternoon tea/Christmas gathering at the nearby East Room at Orange Regional Gallery. Afternoon tea is included in the ticket price.

Tickets can be purchased via Trybooking or at Collins Booksellers, 230 Summer Street, 6369 1333, schwebel@ozemail.com.au

Rogue Show 2019 Annual Sculpture exhibition

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The Rogue Sculptors annual pop up exhibition at the Parkview Hotel Orange. A wide range of sculptural artworks using mediums such as metal, ceramic, paper, found objects, wood, and polymer. A great event showcasing some of the best sculptors in the Orange region. Preview is at 3.30pm with the official opening at 6 pm. Come along for wine, food and great art.

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”