The Thornville Hall sits perched above the New England Highway, in the heart of farming country, where it has overseen the changes in the community for the last 78 years. Built originally from materials, blood, sweat and tears of the local families, it has stood the test of time. In its heyday, it was the venue for locals to gather for dances, kitchen teas and parties. As the hall has gracefully aged, and the population of the area has changed, it still serves as an important meeting place. Many memories have been made there…why not come and make your own???
Tickets available online here
Festival of Small Halls will be supported by Pepper Jane
Pepper Jane and her guitar, Maureen, present a cross-genre repertoire of favourites, surprises and originals that swing from lofty croonings to belted lashings of aural delights.
Growing up on a mixed enterprise farm near Jondaryan, Pepper was singing from a young age, in churches, choirs, musicals, showers, on pushbikes and a tree stump at the bus stop.
Around age 14, the sporadic Miss Jane began a new woody, wiry misdemeanour, learning some guitar chords and penning a few tales of woe and misdirection. Some (undisclosed) years later she picked up a guitar, this time loitering with actual intent, to begin cultivating the charismatic performer that is Pepper Jane.
Finally, after 2.5 minutes onstage in an outlying tent at Woodford Folk Festival on January 1, 2014 and an unfortunately dry summer, the time had arrived to leave agronomy, pizza delivery, pouring beers and workaholism behind. To chase the dream. To live it.
Sometime after this is where you meet her.