September 26, 2013
The South Burnett and Cherbourg On Show celebrations will be kicking off a bit early tomorrow with the start of a special three-day “Murris Making Music” workshop at Cherbourg.
The practical workshop, which is being facilitated by singers John Corowa and Kerry-Ann Corowa-Bates, will also have involvement from members of popular local Cherbourg band, Muddy Flats.
On Friday (September 27), there’ll be an introduction to music techniques. Participants will explore different styles, vocals and musical instruments. They will also workshop creative music ideas and individual aspirations.
On Saturday, introductory songwriting techniques and singing performance will be covered.
Stage “presence” and performance techniques, including use of the microphone, will be covered on Monday.
The workshop, which is being supported by the Aboriginal Community Interest Consultative Committee, is designed for both emerging and experienced musicians aged over 15.
There’ll also be an opportunity (optional) for participants to perform at the “South Burnett and Cherbourg On Show” open air concert which will be held at Yallakool on the evening of October 5.
Muddy Flats and John Corowa have already been booked to perform at the open air concert.