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Kyneton choir for LGBTQIA+ community and allies launches online in lockdown

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A community choir for LGBTQIA+ identifying people and allies launched in Kyneton this month and is seeking members of all ages, with no musical experience necessary. Aimed at providing a safe and welcoming...

18-year-old Wallan singer releases debut single

WALLAN singer-songwriter Grace Frost has released her debut single Heads or Tail, a song she wrote herself. Frost joined Mitchell Community Radio OKR FM’s Youth Zone hosts Matt Whitfield and Ben Rask last week to...

Rock and roll dance night coming to Kilmore this month

IT’S time for the ladies to pull out their polka dot dresses, and for men to lace up their blue suede shoes and join Transition Village Wallan’s rock and roll fundraiser on Saturday, May...

Kilmore Regional Busking Championships bring town to life

KILMORE’S Sydney Street came alive with sound and colour on Saturday as the town celebrated the return of the Kilmore Busking Championships. The championships were first held in 2019 to coincide with the Kilmore Art...

Boogie at Tallarook provides opening act for music festivals in Victoria

Victoria’s first post-lockdown multi-day music festival with no restrictions on standing or dancing was held in Tallarook over the Easter long weekend. With restrictions easing further in late March, Boogie Music Festival was able to...

Kilmore Regional Busking Championships set to return

THE Kilmore Regional Busking Championships are set to return bigger and better for their second iteration on April 17. The championships started in 2019 but were cancelled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Championships coordinator...

Bid to issue enforcement order on Tallarook music festival quashed

A Tallarook resident has taken an annual Easter music festival to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal over 'likely music noise that might arise'. The applicant sought an interim enforcement order, IEO, to ensure the...

Wallan music duo promote speaking out

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk WALLAN music duo Flaxxon released their debut album Silver Spoon last week, with a message of speaking out against harassment and bullying. Twin sisters Yasmin and Yolanda Absolom, 23, dealt with bullying at...

Doreen harpist fuses music and meditation

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Music’s beneficial physiological effects have always been evident to Doreen harpist Michael Johnson. The accomplished musician is about to embark on a series which will bring harp music and meditation together, with a...

Ukulele group warms Whittlesea residents’ hearts

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A GROWING Whittlesea ukulele group is helping residents connect to their community and form new friendships under COVID-19 restrictions. Since Melbourne restrictions limited indoor gatherings, the 22 members of WhittleCukes have met every...