If the Marthaguy Hall could talk, it would speak of family history, pastoral pride, big seasons and slim ones. It would joke about the time Father killed a red-back mid-eulogy, of kids catching yabbies while parents filled their cups, of weddings, balls, births and deaths. If you were lucky it would share with you the magic of the hall. The way it makes strangers come together, lifts spirits and quells fears. Its rafters weigh heavy with the prayers, laughter, good yarns and precious history of its people. And oh, how it can host a party!
Marthaguy Hall stands on lands traditionally owned by the Wailwan people
Festival of Small Halls rolls into Marthaguy on Thursday, 29 April 2021 with Bobby Alu and This Way North.
Festival of Small Halls Marthaguy will be supported by local act Dust Music
Dust Music is Marthaguy’s very own Greg, Bonnie & Pip Storer! Music runs in the Storer family – working farmer Greg is Sara Storer’s older brother and is described by Country Update Magazine as having a “rich, soulful voice sitting somewhere between Chris Rea and Guy Clark”, and that “…he’s obviously no novice when it comes to expressing himself musically and lyrically…. he manages to cover a variety of roots / country styles without really sounding like anyone else. Storer regales us with the hard earned wit and wisdom that comes from a life on the land.”. Greg released a highly acclaimed solo album called Backwater in 2010 and has co-written a number of award-winning songs. Although he is an unlikely singer, songwriter and musician in many ways, his raw talent and authentic stories and songs have set him apart from many of his peers. Greg is joined by his family Pip and Bonnie for this very special, all-in family show.
Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start.
BYO supper or pre purchase delicious cheese platters, dinner boxes and sweets from Bow & Beans here by 26th April.
BYO esky & drinks.
Tickets available online here
You must not attend the event if you have COVID-19 symptoms – if you become unwell after purchasing a ticket please be reassured it can be refunded in full if you need to go and get tested. If you have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath or fell unwell, please protect your community and stay home.
It is a condition of entry that physical distancing be observed.
Festival of Small Halls Marthaguy is proudly funded by NSW Government Restart Program, delivered by Outback Arts