The Troubadour Folk Club saw a record audience of more than 100 guests at the club’s 20th anniversary celebration on May 4 at St Luke’s Church, Woy Woy.
Club president Mr Michael Fine said it was an evening like no other for the club’s founders.
“There were great performances from founders and current performers alike.
“The amazing audience lifted every song and performance, filling the hall in every sense as music reigned supreme,” he said.
According to Mr Fine, the anniversary celebration was an opportunity to recognise the club’s founders and early stalwarts, particularly Mr and Mrs Frank and Marilyn Russell, Mr Cec Bucello, Mr Warren Targett, Mr Stewart Ridgeway, Mr Shaun Scorr, Ms Linda Campbell and Mr Peter Mace.
“A special mention should also be made of the great work of Bill Bekric and Willie Timmerman, who contributed so much to the Troubadour’s operation and spirit of inclusion and the joy of do-it-yourself folk music over the intervening years,” Mr Fine said.
“It was a night, too, when those who were unable to be there for whatever reason were also remembered.
“Their voices live on and weren’t forgotten,” he said.
Mr Fine said: “There was also a great result achieved with fund-raising on the night, with a total of $800 raised for the benefit for the Central Coast Schizophrenia and Bipolar Fellowship,” Mr Fine said.
Media release, 5 May 2019
Michael Fine, Troubadour Folk Club