Black Train (seen here entertaining a customer at The Mecca in Lismore) will be one of the acts at the Con’s concert this Sunday.
Black Train (seen here entertaining a customer at The Mecca in Lismore) will be one of the acts at the Con’s concert this Sunday.

CONcerted effort

The Northern Rivers Conservatorium Arts Centre (aka the Con) is holding its second ‘cushion concert’ this Sunday, March 7, from 11am.

These CONcerts happen on the first Sunday of every month and are presented by the Lismore Promotion Program, in partnership with the Con and The Northern Rivers Echo.

Three ensembles will perform this Sunday.

The first is the Carmelia McWilliam and Friends Flute Trio, featuring flautist Carmelia McWilliam, cellist Robbie Farrar and violinist Stephanie Higgs. The trio’s repertoire includes Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th century styles.

Then vocalist Shelly Hughes and keyboard player Dan Brown will serve up a musical feast of blues, soul and jazz.

Black Train will round off the afternoon’s free performances. Black Train features player and band leader Kim Mclean, bassist Nirvana Glassey and claw hammer banjo player Paul Smythe. They specialise in authentic songs from the American Appalacians and the ‘old timey’ music from the 1870s up until the early 1900s.

Great afternoon of music out in the fresh air. (There is a wet-weather back-up if it rains.) Bring a cushion. Bring a friend. Enjoy Lismore’s cultural life.


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