Heather McPhail (centre) released a new CD at Slade Hall yesterday.
Heather McPhail (centre) released a new CD at Slade Hall yesterday. Gerard Walsh

Country CD makes sell-out debut

HEATHER McPhail was delighted with the response to her first CD which she released at yesterday's Warwick and District Country Music Club Social at Slade Hall.

“I mainly did it for my family, many are out of town but I brought 10 copies to the social,” she said.

“It was a bit scary doing it.”

All sold and she has orders for more.

The CD has 14 songs, some of which she sang yesterday.

Heather is the daughter of club life members Lionel and Joan Jackson.

Two weeks ago, fellow member Darryl Craft, released a CD which takes to 10 the number of members who have released CDs.

Yesterday's social attracted a crowd of 108.

Club secretary Ev Eastwell said club membership was up to 170 so far this year.

“We had 200 last year and I am confident we can reach 200 again as our year goes to March,” Mrs Eastwell said.

The club has an all-day social on the second Sunday of each month and a half-day social on the fourth Sunday.

Each year, the club makes many donations to worthy community causes.

There were plenty of the performers and guests in their winter woolies yesterday in keeping with the Winter Wonderland theme.

Mrs Eastwell said the club would be in trouble if their venue, Slade Hall, wasn't retained by the community.

“There is nowhere else that is suitable,” she said.

“We have a pretty good following for all our events.”

Members of the country music club have been involved in the Slade Lives Again group which has put in an expression of interest to Southern Downs Regional Council for the school property in Glennie Heights.



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