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Adjudicator for this year is Philip Sketchley.

Eisteddfod time in Maclean

Preparations are well in hand for this year’s Lower Clarence Music Eisteddfod. The Eisteddfod takes place at the Maclean Civic Hall from Saturday 18 to Saturday 25 June. Entries have come in from our local and nearby areas and as far afield as Brisbane

The organising committee is anticipating an entertaining week of piano, vocal, instrumental, speech and drama sections. The Eisteddfod provides a friendly and supportive environment for performers to showcase their talents. Many young people who started performing at the Maclean Eisteddfod have gone on to have very successful careers in their chosen field.

The adjudicator for this year is Philip Sketchley OAM: Dip Mus Ed.  DSCM.  A Mus A. L Mus A. LTCL.

Instead of the usual Schools Day, school items will be spread throughout the week’s program. This is being trialled in an attempt to accommodate the large number of students fitting into the hall. It is hoped many parents will be able to attend.

A major highlight of the week is the final celebration concert on Saturday 25 commencing at 2pm. The concert will feature some of the outstanding and winning performances from the week’s program. People are invited to not only attend the concert but also any of the morning and afternoon sessions during the week. The morning sessions start at 9.30am and afternoon ones at 1.30pm. Tickets are available at the door.

A canteen is provided at all sessions for tea, coffee and light refreshments

The eisteddfod committee appreciates the support of the many generous sponsors from community organisations and businesses as well as individual donors. The committee is also fortunate to have the support of a large group of enthusiastic volunteers who ensure the smooth running of the week’s events.

For further information visit the website: lowerclarencemusiceisteddfod.org.au

Doug Towner