Rathdowney Hall packed to the rafters

Jeremy Walls, Elly Farah, Shanice Bianchi and Zac Lopez
Jeremy Walls, Elly Farah, Shanice Bianchi and Zac Lopez

Rathdowney Hall was packed to the rafters for the Festival of Small Halls, with a crowd of over 150 enjoying great music by local and international acts. 

It was a true community event, with Rathdowney Pony Club preparing burgers for the Festival goers and locals greeting each other warmly upon arrival. 

Opening act, Annabelle Johnson from Kooralbyn admitted to being a little nervous when she started but a welcoming crowd settled her nerves. 

She debuted her original song ‘Radio Silence’ and played ‘Give Me Back My Hometown’ by Eric Church which she said is one of her mum’s favourites.  

“It is fitting because this is my home town,” she said. 

Brisbane cello player and songstress Monique Clare had the audience enthralled with her stories and vocal style, reminiscent of Bjork. 

Canadian guitarist and folk singer Shane Pendergast headlined the show, sharing his uplifting style and storytelling with the audience. 

The evening ended on a high note with Pendergast and Clare performing a duet. 

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