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Federal Hotel Bellingen –

Located centrally in the picturesque township of Bellingen NSW is where you will find The Federal Hotel. Fully renovated in 2005 and again in 2012, the hotel has kept all  the charm of the original Federation building whilst creating it’s own stylish version of “old meets new”. Now with outdoor decks, an award winning bistro, our newly renovated beer garden, entertaining areas, and updated accommodation, The Federal is a great place to catch up with friends for a quiet drink or a superb meal in a stylish but relaxed and friendly environment.The Federal Hotel Bellingen is located just west of Coffs Harbour on the North Coast of NSW Australia.

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The Mid North | Bluegrass / Mountain Folk

.they combine the spirit of old-time roots music, the energy of the new young string-bands, and the musicianship of bluegrass. Add a touch of jug band and a bit of folk and you get a spirited sound that will have you tapping your feet or looking for a partner to dance with – the best way to describe it is “infectious!”” Mark Hudson USA The Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association 2012

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Bellingen Youth Orchestra – Bellingen Music Festival

The Bellingen Youth Orchestra (BYO) was formed after a visit from Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra in 2007 and has continued its relationship with the ACO since then. The BYO is a unique group, whose significant achievements can be attributed to the work of Bellingen’s outstanding music teachers, whose enthusiasm continue to make this highly popular orchestra possible.

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Bellingen Youth Orchestra – Bellingen Music Festival

The Bellingen Youth Orchestra (BYO) was formed after a visit from Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra in 2007 and has continued its relationship with the ACO since then. The BYO is a unique group, whose significant achievements can be attributed to the work of Bellingen’s outstanding music teachers, whose enthusiasm continue to make this highly popular orchestra possible.The Bellingen Youth Orchestra’s varied repertoire includes standard orchestral pieces and popular film music scores. Some of the highlights have been their performances of Grieg’s Piano Concerto, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, The Warsaw Concerto with local pianist David Helfgott and last year’s world premiere performance of Wuuban Barri, a work by local composer Paul Jarman, specially commissioned by the Bellingen Music Festival as part of the Music- By-Youth project.

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Moussa Diakite & Wassado in Beliingen Tickets, Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

DESCRIPTIONExperience the sweet sounds and infectious rhythms of Malian guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Moussa Diakite.Come, join us for a very special, exclusive night of music and food here in Bellingen and let Moussa take you on a musical journey whilst Purple Carrot takes it to the next level with a 3 course meal.Food options are, choose your option when selecting a ticket:ChickenBeefVegetarianTickets are limited to 50 max so get in fast to secure yourself a seat at this evening that will not disappoint!

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Album review: Marguerite Montes/All the Time in The World | wordsaboutmusic

Album review: Marguerite Montes/All the Time in The WorldPosted: March 26, 2017 in Album review: roots, Uncategorized Tags: All the Time in The World, Andalusia, Dexter Gordon, Django Reinhardt, Duende, Jaco, Joni Mitchell, leonard cohen, Marguerite Montes, Peter Urquhart, Stéphane Grappelli, Yngwie Malmsteen 0Well-meaning friends, from time to time, alert me to Youtube clips of 8 year old Japanese Yngwie Malmsteens or junior Jaco bass shredders or, best (worst) of all, 12 year old Blues screamers.While I admire the meticulous programming that is takes to get these little automatons to such a level of facility, I am general left yearning for a gnarly Dexter Gordon ballad or at least a few croaked Leonard Cohen lines. Because it is a life fully lived that ultimately makes for good – and real – music.East Coast songwriter Marguerite Montes has lived a full, rich and colourful life – much of it in exciting boho circumstances, some of it in pain and darkness. Her new album of songs with violinist Peter Urquhart is informed, bruised and kissed with the ins/ups and outs/downs of her life. The eight songs on All the Time in The World are performed in a voice that carries the years in it – but is not worn out by them, only burnished to a clear, fine-grained glow, like any well-tuned and well-loved instrument.

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