Quinalow, 27 November 2021

Quinalow Hall, Qld

Quaint, quiet – quirky? Quinalow! 

This rural locality is located on the very north-western fringe of the Toowoomba Shire on the Darling Downs, actually positioned closer to the Western Downs regional centre of Dalby. Also nearby is the Heritage-listed Muntapa Tunnel, Queensland’s longest straight railway tunnel and the only one that has ever crossed between the inland and coastal sides of the Great Dividing Range. 

At the the heart of this agricultural community is the Quinalow Hall. Operated by the Quinalow & District Progress Association, Quinalow Hall is home to many local community events and activities – creating a unique setting for the community to gather. 

Festival of Small Halls rolls into Quinalow on Saturday, 27 November 2021 with Andrea Kirwin and Tullara.

Opening the show will be local act Maggie Elysse!

Maggie Elysse is a singer-songwriter from Toowoomba, who can often be found performing covers and originals from behind her piano, guitar, or the microphone in the recording studio. Her songwriting is an infectiously melodic blend of indie-pop with heartfelt lyrics.  Maggie Elysse released her debut EP album, Take Me Away, in late 2018 under her former artist name, Meg Beth – now available on various platforms including Spotify and iTunes. 

Success with several major songwriting prizes for young artists over the past few years has spurred her passion for music. She was awarded a coveted spot in the Big Sky Girls Songwriting mentorship program in 2018 and was named the overall winner of the USQ Get Songwriting prize in both 2018 and 2019. Maggie Elysse has studied with songwriting masters such as Pat Pattison, professor of lyric writing and poetry at Berklee College of Music, Mark Sholtez, acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter and music educator, and Francesca de Valence, Australian artist, award-winning songwriter, speaker, and founder & CEO of I Heart Songwriting Club. 

Maggie Elysse pinpoints the struggles of her teenage years and the hardships of multiple moves throughout her school years as inspiration for her songwriting. “Songwriting always helps me through the hard times,” she says. “I like channelling all my emotions into music.”

Meals (BBQ) will be available at the Hall for purchase from 5:30pm to 6:30pm as well as cakes/slices.

A licensed bar and drinks, plus tea and coffee (complimentary with cakes/slice) will be available at the Hall.

Tickets are priced at

Full Admission – $15

Child Admission (Aged 16 and under – Must be accompanied by an adult.) – Free

Click here to purchase tickets

Alternatively, you can purchase tickets locally at a location to be confirmed.

Doors Open 6.30pm

Show Starts 7.00pm

The Quinalow Hall is wheelchair accessible but is not fitted with dedicated accessibility toilets or widened doorways.

This show is supported by Toowoomba Regional Council.

Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under an approved QLD Health Covid Safe Event Checklist, and has stringent Workplace Health and Safety requirements for all travelling artists and crew. Under the terms and conditions of all events, you must not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.

Please do your bit to protect others and keep your community safe.

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