Small halls show delivers big fun

Small halls show delivers big fun

There was nothing small at a festival with a difference that graced the stage at Mil Lel on the weekend.

The Festival of Small Halls took centre stage at the Mil Lel Hall for the first time in the event’s 10-year history, attracting around 80 people of all ages including young families.

Mil Lel Hall committee member Sally Work said it was wonderful to hold the festival in the local community.

“Post COVID-19 people have been more hesitant to attend events, so I think it is important to get people coming out to live shows within their communities, so they stay connected,” she said.

“It is also about cultural appreciation of the arts and music as well as valuing and supporting the musicians we have in our country.

“We were extremely thrilled to host the three artists and a local musician, and it was such an honour to have them come down and perform.

“To be able to gather in a central meeting place such as the hall is valuable and we are really grateful for the community support.”

Tim Brennan opened the evening with a Welcome to Country before young local talent Gabriel Strachan performed a mix of covers and originals.

Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan interacted with the audience throughout their performance, getting them to join in on the tunes.

Torres Strait Islander and Australia’s Got Talent finalist Chris Tamwoy finished off the night by performing instrumental and vocal songs including a heartfelt song dedicated to his grandparents and a song in his language.

For the finale of the night Mr Webb, Mrs Morrigan and Mr Tamwoy performed together much to the delight of the audience.

The money raised on the night will go towards upgrading the kitchen facilities at the Mil Lel Hall.

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