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Lower Clarence Music Eisteddfod Ends on a High Note

The Lower Clarence Music Eisteddfod finished on a high note on Saturday afternoon 24th June with a “Celebration Concert” featuring many of the outstanding performances heard during the week. The sounds of piano, strings, woodwinds and choral items drew a large crowd of family, friends and community members to the Maclean Civic Hall. The week long Eisteddfod showcased the talent of musicians from the Lower Clarence area as well as Grafton, Coffs Harbour and Ballina districts. The Committee was fortunate to have Mr Philip Sketchley from Newcastle as this year’s adjudicator. He was impressed with the high standard of the musicians and commented on the range, variety of items and the diversity of instruments and vocal styles. He provided all entrants with positive and helpful feedback on their performances. Not only did he adjudicate, he delighted Saturday’s audience by playing a duet with local music teacher, Sister Ann Gallagher The Eisteddfod relies on the support of many people in the community, without whose help it would not have been the success that it was. The Committee wishes to thank the many sponsors whose valued contribution provides for the running of the function and the many substantial prizes for performers. Also to the band of volunteers who gave their time during the week, the Committee offers its sincere thanks. Without their valuable assistance the Eisteddfod would not have been the success that it was. This year’s Eisteddfod showcased 433 performances. It has received high praise for its smooth running and friendly, relaxed manner. The Committee will now turn its attention to next year’s event. The public are invited to become members of the Lower Clarence Music Eisteddfod Association. Information can be obtained from the website: