Top entertainment on show at second annual Magic on the Mehi festival

Moree Community Choir performs at Magic on the Mehi on Saturday afternoon.

Moree Community Choir performs at Magic on the Mehi on Saturday afternoon.

The sun wasn’t the only thing shining along the banks of the Mehi River over the weekend with plenty of local talent impressing the crowds at the second annual Magic on the Mehi festival.

The weekend was jam-packed with a top line-up of entertainment, from music, singing, dancing, poetry, comedy acts and more gracing the stage set up on the bank of the Mehi River.

“The entertainment was fantastic,” festival organiser Murray Hartin said.

“We had a wonderful Friday night; Merri-May Gill and Fi Claus were brilliant and Jess Holland was sensational.

“Saturday through the day the kids were fantastic.

“We had kids from Moree Public School and St Philomena’s doing poetry and Moree Public School’s Studio Time group did three different numbers which was really cool.

“That led into the Community Choir which was fantastic and the Moree Pipes and Drums and Moree and District Band which were good.

Moree Community Choir

Moree Community Choir

“Then Luke O’Shea and Avenue for Troy were great.”

Hartin said while everyone who attended had a great time, numbers were disappointing again this year, despite the good weather.

“It was really good but it would have been nice to have a few more numbers; a couple of hundred more would have been great,” he said.

“I think we put on a good show, we’ve just got to work out how to get more people there.

“In the long term it can be a great benefit for the town, the locals just need to support it before it can grow into something bigger.”

Hartin would like to thank the Johnstone family for everything they did for the event, as well as all who supported the festival.

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