Festival of Small Halls Tour in Lacmalac

Published on 01 April 2019

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Music-lovers can look forward to a great night out as the Festival of Small Halls Tour visits the Snowy Valleys Region once again, this time in Lacmalac.

On Sunday the 14 of April the Lacmalac Soldiers Memorial Hall will host Australian folk artist John Flanagan and Canadian group The Once as part of the Festival of Small Halls Tour.

Snowy Valleys Council’s Acting Director of Strategy, Community and Development Phil Stone said Council is proud to be supporting the event in partnership with members of the Lacmalac community.

“This will be the fourth time the Festival of Small Halls tour has come to the Snowy Valleys region with previous tours being staged at both the Adelonia Theatre and Batlow Literary Institute,” Mr Stone said.

“Council is committed to supporting creative and cultural activities and events across the region and the Festival of Small Halls is a great way to celebrate our iconic local halls and the volunteers that are integral to our local communities”.

The Woodfordia Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia.

The artist line-up for Small Halls is always at least one Australian artist and one International touring artist, who play music of exceptional quality and heart.

Local audiences can expect a beautiful night of original music as Australian folk artist John Flanagan and Canadian group The Once headline entertainment at the picturesque Lacmalac Hall.

Award winning Australian songwriter John Flanagan has been compared to James Taylor and Paul Kelly for his warm vocal delivery and engaging storytelling. He combines 70’s folk singer-songwriter influences with a range of contemporary Americana styles, from bluegrass and country to blues and folk.

Headliners The Once are from Newfoundland, Canada and since first hitting the road in 2009, they have earned one of the most loyal followings in the country. But they aren’t just any regular folk act. Propelled by the rare connection that comes from a decade of writing and touring together, their songs have been placed in international film and television, they have YouTube videos with millions of hits, and there’s a trail of trophy nominations and wins from the East Coast Music Awards, the Canadian Folk Awards, and the JUNO Awards in their wake.

Entry to this special night is $20 for adults, $15 for students and concession and children under 12 years are free.

Lacmalac community volunteers will be putting on a fine spread of food and refreshments from 5:30pm and doors open at 6:30pm.

Tickets are available online at www.festivalofsmallhalls.com and at Sounds of the Mountains Radio Station.

For more information about the Festival of Small Halls Lacmalac contact Council’s Events officer on 6941 2552. 


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