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New gigs from Friends of the Mechanics Institute, Lawson - blog post image

New gigs from Friends of the Mechanics Institute, Lawson

The Friends of the Mechanics Institute are back and super-excited to kick off their new concert season at the popular Lawson venue this Saturday, December 1. Doors open at 2.30pm for eight hours of music by diverse Blue Mountains performers, including the Quagmires, Willem Roorda, harmonica player Rob Thompson, Soular Spill, Matt Tonks and Hail Clive.

Adults $25, pensioners $20, teens 15-18 $10, kids free. Funds will help the Friends stage future concerts. Next show is folk-cellist Monique Clare with percussionist Caleb Colledge on Wednesday, December 19. Tix $20. And get your tickets now for the return of renowned international guitar trio Ralph Towner, Wolfgang Muthspiel and Slava Grigoryan on February 16, 2019, after their triumph before an awe-struck audience at the hall in 2014.

Pic: Leila Wedd, Julius Timmerman, Warren Baker, Richard Keegan and John Sheehy from the Friends of the Mechanics Institute, Lawson.

To book tickets, make a payment to the Bendigo Bank account of the Friends of the Mechanics Institute Lawson Inc., BSB 633000, account number 151946779, and confirm by email to mechanicsinstitutelawson@gmail.com. Or post a cheque to The Treasurer, FOTMIL, PO Box 130, Lawson 2783. Tickets will be available at the door if they are not sold out.

As Friends president John Sheehy says: “Have a rest from the deluge of social media. Immerse yourself in the moment of the live music played in your local public hall as other generations have done since 1903.”

For more information head to mechanicsinstitutelawson.com.au or phone Anthony Steel, 4759 3742.

Main Pic: Cellist Monique Clare and percussionist Caleb Colledge who will be performing at the Mechanics Institute December 19.

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