Country music treat

The roof was all but lifted from the Furner Hall on Sunday night following a rollicking 90-minute concert by multiple ARIA and Golden Guitar winner Fanny Lumsden.

Backed by a four-piece band, Fanny’s brand of country rock literally hit the right note for the 200 concert-goers.

Fanny has played at more than 200 country halls over the past decade and her banter described life on the road, being a mother-of-two and the impact of COVID on the live music industry.

Among her career highlights has been recording a segment on the popular children’s television show Play School.

Her band wore orange boiler suits and go by the name “Prawn Stars”.

Their repertoire included original works and covers with many in the audience dancing in the aisles.

The support act was talented Mount Gambier duo Jason and Christy Wallace.

The Lions Club of Beachport and Rivoli Bay mini-bus was used to transport concert-goers from the seaside while there was a strong representation from the farms around the Furner area.

The concert was arranged as a fundraiser by the Wattle Range Hospital Auxiliary as it hopes to donate a $10,000 hover jack for patient care at Millicent and District Hospital.

During a brief break in the music, auxiliary president Annie Bell thanked the entertainers as well her fellow auxiliary members, sponsors and all who contributed to the success of the function.

Catering was provided by Melissa Armfield of the Shearers Cook Café in Millicent while there was a licensed bar.

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