Killarney shows off its spirit
IN the midst of uncertainty about what could potentially be the worst job crisis in the history of Killarney, locals have turned out to support the local show.
Pavilion co-ordinator Jamie Mackenzie said he was “thrilled” with the number and quality of entries in the various sections in the pavilion.
“Killarney is showing its resilience during the abattoir downturn,” he said.
“It has had a reverse impact in that people have turned out to show the world their resilience.”
Country music rocker Mick Lindsay will wow the crowd tonight from 9pm, and while he said everything was going smoothly now, his career didn’t start too well.
“I started singing at the start of grade 12 but I failed music in school,” the 23-year-old laughed.
Things are only heading up for the country crooner, who several years ago made it all the way to the Telstra Road to Tamworth grand final.
He has worked as a full-time performing artist since then, and is planning a tour around Queensland.
“I have a bit of a tour planned and then I might be going to Nashville for a month or so after that and doing some song writing and recording,” Lindsay said.
“I have just been developing musically and playing a lot of local gigs. I do travel a bit but a lot of the work is in Toowoomba ... I have been working four nights a week for the past four years.”
Lindsay will mainly perform covers tonight at the Killarney Show but will throw in a few originals as well.
“I’m getting back into working on the album now and working on my career,” he said. “I didn’t have much of an interest in music in school and then I just picked up the guitar and liked it.”