18 Feb Bernard Carney in Concert 19 March 2016
It was clear from the start that the audience was going to enjoy this concert, organised by the Guilderton Community Association (GCA), and supported by The Shire of Gingin.
Due to the inclement, unpredictable weather, a decision was made to re-locate from Gabbadah Park to the Guilderton Community Hall which had been booked in advance for exactly this eventuality.
Rather than focusing on what was a bit of a disappointment, Bernard used this situation to advantage by commencing with songs about rain, followed by sunshine songs, most of which were suggested by the audience.
And with that the fun started, and continued until the conclusion when the audience was still wanting more.
Bernard lived up to his promise of “songs for all ages” which included songs which he had written, both comic and serious, requests from the floor, the premiere of a song about Moore River, and plenty of audience participation.
At times he was able to encourage his partner in life and music, Eleanor, to join him in some melodious duets, which were much appreciated.
At the interval, the Guilderton Men’s Shed members, with the assistance of some female partners, provided some refreshments which were much appreciated on the almost wintery day.
Following the break, Peter Fry presented some poetry which included, a wonderful poem by Brian Langley entitled Moore River Blues written in 1993.
The highlight of the second half was the “Cool little Quokka” song which elicited an amazing 100% response to an invitation to find your inner Quokka in both action and song.
Thanks go to Cheryl at the Country club for the post-concert refreshments provided for Bernard, Eleanor, and the organisers.
This event was the outcome of great co-operation between the GCA, the Shire of Gingin, Guilderton Men’s Shed, and the Country Club.
Peter Fry, Guilderton Community Association