Spring concert at Macleay Island

MAMA: Mama Juju and the Jam Tarts are among the line up at a Spring Concert at Macleay Island on the new date of October 17.
MAMA: Mama Juju and the Jam Tarts are among the line up at a Spring Concert at Macleay Island on the new date of October 17.

Macleay Island will welcome spring a little later this year with its community concert earmarked for September 12 now being held on October 17 at the BICSI Op shop carpark, 35 Southsea Terrace.

The original lineup of Swampfish, the Joe Geia band, Mama Juju and the Jam Tarts and Crosses for Lovers will stay on the entertainment bill.

Swampfish is known for its roots, blues, old time and hillbilly music, as well as classics from the 60s and 70s on guitar, banjo and autoharp.

Joe Geia performs his heritage and history.

Joe Geia is a well known Macleay Island local and first nation singer songwriter performing his heritage and history. His music is said to commemorate and encourage hope and to share traditions through song.

Mama Juju and The Jam Tarts is a sassy, multi- instrumental, all female band which surprises with quirky songs, big personalities and big harmonies.

Crosses for Lovers comprises Macleay Island locals Brett Kelly (guitar, vocals, Harmonica) and Alasdair Henry ('cello) who team with Guy Jensen on lead and slide guitars and percussion. The trio presents Brett's original songs of life, love and isolation.

Tickets are $10 and $25 for a family and can be booked on 3409 4222 (community hall) and on 3409 1177 (op shop). Tickets already sold for the original date will be honoured and anyone who is unable to attend the new date should contact the organisers for a ticket refund.