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Tuning up for the Lower Clarence eisteddfod

Students from Iluka Public School perform at the eisteddfod last year. Image: Contributed.
Musical performers have an opportunity to shine at the Lower Clarence Music Eisteddfod, which will be held this year in the Maclean Civic Hall from Saturday June 17 to Saturday June 24. The eisteddfod program includes opportunities for musicians of all ages to perform and showcase their talents. Many students who began their music experiences performing at eisteddfods have gone on to have significant and successful careers. Participants are coming not only from the Clarence Valley but also from as far as Coffs Harbour in the south to Lismore and Bryon Bay in the north. All music performances benefit from having an audience and each year the community supports through its attendance at the eisteddfod. Weekend morning sessions begin at 9am and afternoon sessions at 1.30pm. Weekday morning sessions commence at 9.30am and afternoon sessions at 1.30pm. Tuesday June 20 is “Schools’ Day” when Maclean Civic Hall will reverberate to the sounds of school instrumental ensembles and choirs from around the district. On Saturday June 24 commencing at 2pm is the “Eisteddfod Celebration Concert” featuring selected performances of excellence from throughout the week. A special performance by invitation will feature local girl, Michelle Ryan, who has just returned from Europe having commenced a very promising career in the world of opera. We are delighted that Michelle is supporting the young musicians of today by performing at our concert. The organising committee appreciates the support and involvement of the Clarence Valley Council and the many sponsors from community organisations and businesses along with individual contributors. The Lower Clarence Music Eisteddfod continues to be a highlight in the valley’s cultural calendar. For further information and programming visit: