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Live music on a platter

Geoff Helisma

Two Clarence Valley music groups broke a two-year performance drought by staging performances live to air on Yamba’s community radio station TLC FM 100.3 FM, which were video-streamed on its Facebook page.

Seven-piece jazz band, Column 8 Conspiracy Theorists, and The McLeays and Friends, which is a four piece country group, performed at the Yamba Presbyterian Church on Saturday March 22.

The one-and-a-half-hour stream is available via TLC’s Facebook page and an edited version should be posted on YouTube in the near future.

A Creative Koori Project grant funded the initiative.

Speaking on behalf of the event, Pauline Clague said her sister, Evette Clague, presents the Myghin Music show at TLC FM 100.3 FM on Mondays from noon to 2pm.

“Because of the bushfires and then on top of that, Covid, [Column 8 Conspiracy Theorists] hasn’t performed as a band for two years.

“Evette’s love is performance and we decided to put in for a grant to try and get some activation going in the Clarence for some of the music,” Pauline said, “because we knew some of the bigger [bands] couldn’t perform in the Covid space – so jazz, which his Evette’s favourite music style, kind of got left by the wayside.

“We were lucky enough to be successful with the grant application, so we created the Myghin Music Platter Live.”

It was smiles all around for the musicians who performed their music live to air on TLC 100.3 FM last Saturday.

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