Blind guitarist Lorin Nicholson performing for students at Glennie Heights State School yesterday.
Blind guitarist Lorin Nicholson performing for students at Glennie Heights State School yesterday. Candyce Braithwaite

Blind guitarist has fine workshop gift

MUSIC can play a pivotal part in our lives.

It can help us celebrate, and a few bars from a familiar melody can also bring back fond and tender memories.

Thanks to school chaplain Donna Angell, many will get the chance to listen to the fine music played by blind guitarist Lorin Nicholson.

"I applied for a Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grant on behalf of Warwick East State School," Mrs Angell said.

"The RADF Program is a Queensland Government and Southern Downs Regional Council partnership to support local arts and culture.

"The RADF grant will go a long way towards financially supporting Lorin to present a series of music workshops in schools across the Southern Downs."

Yesterday, Mr Nicholson performed a music workshop for children at Glennie Heights State school, with Freestone and Tannymorel also attending.

"I am always on the lookout for ways to enrich the lives of children," Mrs Angell said.

"Music can be inspiring and it can bring people together.

"I think music has certain therapeutic qualities.

"It can help revive and refresh people," she said.

This Saturday night, Mr Nicholson will present a concert at the Town Hall from 7.30pm.

Tickets can be purchased at Hynes Newsagency Palmerin St, Warwick, with 10% of proceeds going to local chaplaincy services in schools.

"I hope Lorin's visit will give people something positive to talk about for years to come" said Mrs Angell.

Mr Nicholson will perform music workshops at Warwick Central today, Yangan and Warwick West on Wednesday, Glen Aplin on Thursday and the School of Total Education on Friday.



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