Farrell and friends to hold show
COUNTRY music fans will be heading to Freestone next Saturday night where popular local musician Ron Farrell and a group of his music-making friends perform at the Freestone Memorial Hall.
The evening charity gig is to help raise funds for major renovation work which needs doing at Freestone’s St Luke’s Anglican Church, as the historic farming district approaches the milestone of its 150th anniversary of settlement.
Mr Farrell said he and his mates – which include well-known local players John and Ev Eastwell, Alan Taylor and Donna Coleman – were happy to give their time and their musical skills free of charge to help the community.
“We don’t ask for payment, we just do it for the fun of it,” Mr Farrell said.
“We’ll play until late, a mixture of country plus some dance tunes with John Eastwell on the button accordion.
“Alan, Donna and myself will be on guitar – they’re all members of the Warwick and District Country Music Club and we call ourselves the Music Makers when we go around.”
In another milestone, Mr Farrell and his wife Lillian celebrated 55 years of marriage yesterday.
“Lillian’s put up with me for this long, she may as well keep going,” Mr Farrell laughed.
St Luke’s Anglican Church at Freestone was built in 1883 and badly needs a new paint job, as well as disabled access and a second exit, all of which is set to cost around $15,000.
For more information on the Freestone 150th anniversary visit www.freestone150th.com
What: Country music night with Ron Farrell and his Music Makers.
Where: Freestone Memorial Hall, Freestone Road.
When: Next Saturday night, November 13, from 7pm.
Cost: $20 per person, includes two-course dinner, bar operating.
Tickets: Call 4666 1524 or visit Hynes Newsagency on Palmerin Street.