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Paringa Youth Club Hall Wednesdays @ 9am
Waikerie Every second Saturday @ 9am
River Rock Rockers
Renmark Hotel Monday nights 7.30pm-10pm
Riverland Farmers Market
Berri Senior Citizens Hall Saturdays
SA Country Music Festival
Various Locations 2-12/06/2017
Moorok Music Festival
Waikerie Machinery Museum Open Day
2017 Riverland Paddling Marathon
Barmera Main Street Markets
Running of the Sheep/Barmera Sheepdog
Trials Barmera 10-12/06/2017
Events supplied by Destination Riverland
For more information on events visit www.destinationriverland.org.au
FRIDAY, JUNE 9
The Lions Club of Renmark regular monthly
community barbecue. In the car park in front
of BankSA next to the Renmark Town Fountain,
Ral Ral Avenue. Barbecue includes steak sand-
wiches, sausage sizzle, hot dogs, bacon and egg
sandwiches and the club’s famous donuts. Funds
raised at the barbecue assist with the club’s fund-
raising for local community projects and other
Lions projects supported by the club. Please note
in the event of inclement weather, the barbecue
will be cancelled.
SUNDAY, JUNE 11
The ps Industry will steam from Wilkadene. A
Townsend’s Bus will leave Renmark at 11.45am
to connect with the Industry at Wilkadene. Lunch
and afternoon tea will be served on board. Bus
and Industry fare are $65.00 per head. Bookings
can be made at the Renmark Visitor Centre on
THURSDAY, JUNE 15
The Australian Breastfeeding Association
Riverland Group Coffee Morning. 10am to 12
noon at the Resource Centre in the Rainbow
Room on Seekamp Street, Berri. Speech patholo-
gist Kate Slee is the guest speaker. Coffee, mum-
to-mum support, breastfeeding counsellor are
all available. All welcome. For more information
phone Jill on 0428 362 707.
SATURDAY, JUNE 24
Renmark Lions Club monthly garage sale.
From 8am to 12 noon at W.E Wood Pavillion at
Renmark’s number two oval. Furniture, beds,
tables/chairs, electrical goods, whitegoods, crock-
ery/cutlery, books, tools, bric-a-brac, household
items, etc. Sausage sizzle, bacon and egg sand-
wiches, tea and coffee, and cans of drink availa-
ble. Money raised is used for community projects
undertaken/supported by the Lions Club.
TUESDAY, JUNE 27
The Riverland Parkinson’s Group – education
and support for people living with Parkinson’s
and their family members – meets on the fourth
Tuesday of each month. Next meeting 10am to
12 noon, Tuesday, June 27, at Barmera Uniting
Church Hall, Nookamka Terrace. Getting to know
you and planning ahead. Contact Glenys on
8588 2883 or 0403 308 107.
SINGER-songwriter Damien Leith’s
connection with rock and roll leg-
end Roy Orbison has inspired the
Australian Idol winner’s upcoming
show in the Riverland.
Roy – a Tribute to Roy Orbison – The
Hall of Fame Tour, will see Leith per-
form a number of the music legend’s
songs, including Dreams, Crying to
Running Scared and Blue Angel.
The tour commemorates 30 years
since Roy Orbison was inducted into
the Rock and Songwriters’ Hall of
It also comes on the back of Leith
releasing Roy: A Tribute to Roy Orbison
Leith said he gained a connection
with Roy Orbison after recording the
album with Roy’s wife Barbara Orbison
about seven years ago.
“(Barbara) wanted a celebration
of her husband’s music and I was
very fortunate to be chosen to do the
album,” he said.
“From there, I’ve ended up writing
loads of songs with one of (Roy’s) big,
key co-writers Joe Melson.
“So, I love his music and feel very
connected to him.”
Melson wrote Crying and Blue Bayou
for Roy Orbison in the 1960s and ’70s.
Leith, who originates from a small
village called Milltown in Ireland, is
looking forward to visiting regional
towns, including Renmark.
“To be honest, (regional shows) are
some of my favourites,” he said.
“I love the audiences, and I’m a
country boy from back in Ireland away
from many of the cities, so I think I
identify with that.
“And, sometimes the shows feel like
I’m back home playing with people that
Leith said audiences had related to
The Hall of Fame Tour and were sing-
ing and dancing along to the songs.
“I think the thing a lot of people
have been enjoying about it, is that I’m
not impersonating him, trying to look
like him or anything,” he said.
“It does have a uniqueness about it
and you are getting a fan’s interpreta-
tion of these songs as opposed to me
just wearing a black suit and glasses
and doing it note-for-note.”
Leith will perform his Roy – a Tribute
to Roy Orbison – The Hall of Fame Tour
at the Chaffey Theatre on Friday, July 7.
Idol winner’s tribute to Roy
Damien Leith will perform a
tribute show to Roy Orbison
at the Chaffey Theatre next
Country Music Festival program:
THE 2017 SA Country
Music Festival, being held in
the Riverland, reaches its cli-
max this weekend.
Below is the fourth and
final part of Robyn McIntosh’s
(Note: Unless entry fee
is listed there is no charge
for shows. A reminder for
buskers, you need a daily per-
mit from the Berri Barmera
TOMORROW (addition to
the listing that appeared in
Tuesday’s Murray Pioneer):
12.30pm-4pm – Barmera
Oval: Barmera Sheep Dog
Trials commence. Sheep dog
trials showcase the bond and
trust that exists between the
handler and their dog as they
partake in different challeng-
es to test the dog’s skills. For
further info phone Bob Clark
(0418 473 169).
SUNDAY, June 11
8am-4pm – Barmera Oval:
Barmera Sheep Dog Trials
10am-11.30am – Barmera-
Monash Football Club: Gospel
concert. Entry fee $5.
10am-2pm – Lakes Bakery
Cafe: Chooka Williams and
10am – Bonneyview
Bakery Barmera: JJ Shannon
Noon-5pm – Woolshed
Brewery (65 Wilkinson Road,
Murtho): The Steve Bartel
Band. Bar facilities available,
catering van on-site. No BYO
12 noon – Barmera-
Monash Football Club: SA
Country Music Spectacular
starring Doug Bruce & The
Tailgaters, Norm Price, Dave
Prior, Charlie McCracken, The
Hoffmans, Murray Mac, Olive
Bice, Bob Magor, Juliet Oliver,
Chloe Warrick, Sarah Zohar,
Dennis Crombie, Shayne
Parle, Caroline Eichenberger,
and more, with backing band
Heartland. Entry fee adults
$20, under 12 years $10,
and children under 5 free,
with tickets available at the
Barmera Visitor Information
Centre or at the door.
Noon to 6pm – Overland
Corner Hotel: Solo artist Trick,
open mic. Special meal deals.
12.30pm – Barmera Oval:
Sky-diving display (to be held
in the lunch break of the
1pm – Barmera Hotel front
bar: Bernie & The Bandits.
2pm – Moorook Club:
Weekend Warriors, and vari-
ous bands and artists.
5-7pm – Barmera-Monash
Football Club: The Hoffmans.
6pm – Cobdogla Station
Caravan Park: Last Night in
the Big Tent, with walk-ups
7pm – Barmera-Monash
Football Club: Macka’s
Windup featuring Doug Bruce
and special guests.
7.30pm – Cobdogla &
District Club: Heartland.
7.30pm – Barmera
Hotel front bar: Karaoke
Competition, prize money
MONDAY, June 12
10am-1pm – Lakes Bakery
Cafe: Chooka Williams and
10am – Bonneyview
Bakery: JJ Shannon and
Noon-6pm – Overland
Corner Hotel: Chris Philips
two-way internet broadcast –
2.30pm – Cobdogla &
District Club: Olive Bice, with
RIGHT: Baby Rhyme
Time is held in the Berri
Library every Wednesday
during school term from
10.30am. It is run by
volunteer Sarah Plush
for newborns to four-
year-olds and is open
to the public. Pictured
at a recent session are
Heath Porter, 2, and
Eamon Porter, 1 , both of
Loveday, Emma Plush,
2, Lucia Centofanti, 2,
both of Winkie, and Lewis
Barr, 2, of Monash.
PHOTO: Christian Longobardi
in Walk Safely
to School Day.
Pictured is one
of the walking
Centre on the
way to school.
Member for Chaffey
Tim Whetstone read
The Cow Tripped
Over the Moon to
recently for National
Time at the Berri
Cathie Barnes, of Adelaide, showcasing the Country
Music Festival program at a performance in Barmera
earlier this week.
Bob and Sue Townley, both of Loveday, enjoying the Country
Music Festival performances in Barmera earlier this week.
part of the
COUNTRY MUSIC: Colin McDonald,
of Adelaide, playing a country
music song or two at the Barmera
Country Music Festival earlier this
week. PHOTOS: Christian Longobardi
Participants of the Country Music Festival for over 30 years,
Richard and Cheryl Lethlean, both of Victoria, enjoy a quiet
moment in Barmera earlier this week.
Olive and Bill Bice, both of Bendigo, rocking their cowboy hats
at the Country Music Festival in Barmera earlier this week.
Gordon Badcock, of Tasmania, and Geoff
Henningsen, of Mount Gambier, enjoying the
hospitality of the Riverland during the Country Music
Festival performances in Barmera earlier this week.
Sue Evans and Sue Badcock, both of Tasmania, find
a cosy spot to enjoy the Country Music Festival held in
Barmera earlier this week.
With a great view of the action, Judy Cockrum and David
McBride, both of Adelaide, were part of the audience at a
yodelling and comedy concert in Barmera this week.
BIG WEEK IN BARMERA: Being kept busy working in
Barmera Bakery this week were Trish Hallam-Shearer
and Jodie Pearn. PHOTO: Robyn McIntosh
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