SAYING OUR GOODBYES TO A WONDERFUL BLOKE ! JOHN MINSON

This week all roads will lead to Tamworth and our hearts will be heavy as we say our final goodbyes to a bloke who supported us back in the early years!  In my case I used to idolise Mr Hoedown! he was so dedicated & totally believed in me & my music . It was a very special time & I remember on many occasions driving through the night to call in at 2TM go through the side door! and there would be John. I remember some great interviews, hot coffee, and it was an amazing Radio Station back then!  Totally dedicated to Country music and Country music artists! Our Aussie music had a real champion on our team, oh'how sad it is that is is all gone ! But of course John was much more than that and played a huge part in getting the whole Tamworth thing, off the ground back in those early days.  It will be a sad day but I'm sure one full of wonderful memories and tributes to this great Aussie.

GOODBYE OLD MATE!

CELEBRATING OUR HERITAGE !

Wonderful start to the year !

I hope you are all well & enjoying 2017 so far .  We have had wonderful rain and a great start to the year ! everything is so green & the mower has been busy!  I'm currently planting a heap of tubers, Casuarinas mostly and filling in gaps as well as replacing some trees lost! Lots of mulching, and watering before the rain, always a relief to get good rain though saves a lot of work. As you may know I cancelled Tamworth this year, and I know some of you were dissapointed but I plan to return next year to the Bush Camp. I have postponed any touring for the next couple of months as there is too much going on here. However I am booked to do four shows at Glen Innes Celtic Festival in May & looking forward to that.  I will still be releasing the new album in time for the Festival in September. Always exciting to be able to offer a new album to our crowd here. I did set myself a big program for this year & I think I did get carried away! Never mind it will all come to pass!   Stay well look forward to catching up with you all this year!   Luv Norma XXX

MY LANDCARE WEB SITE!

For those of you who like me enjoy growing things, planting things and are into all that stuff! Go to my Landcare web site have just added new photo's and updates showing (before & after) photo's of our tree corridors, plantations, and whats happening here at Bony Mountain. I get a big kick out of planting trees and watching them grow and creating the perfect habitat for all our native critters , our koalas, achidnas, lizards, & our beautiful birds! 

MY FAVOURITE CASUARINA flowers with huge bracts of crimson flowers every spring!

WWW.BONYMOUNTAINLANDCARE.COM

 

MY RADIO SHOW ON RAINBOWFM. (Live Streaming)

Really enjoying my radio show every Monday from 9am! I get some interesting phone calls every week, from Tamworth, Barraba, Gold Coast, Tassie, as well as the usual local listeners! I play a Celtic /Country mix ,seem to be featuring quite a few Bush Balladeers though ,a whole run of new albums, from Jeff Brown,Diane Lindsay & Peter/Terry Bennets, Ryan Sampson, Chainsaw (Ken Lindsay, Chad Morgan, Jim Haynes, The Bushwackers, Murphys Pigs, and much more! With always some good new stuff there if I get my hands on some of it?   I get to send out cheerios to anyone in Hospital, and play requests sometimes.  Always feature a fair bit of Bluegrass/the American  legends like Willie & Waylon/Johnny Cash,Emmy Lou. But some great music happening really around the traps here at home as well!  Hope you can tune in -  WWW.RAINBOWFM.ORG  

If you have a favourite artist or song give me a call! I play a bit of this & that and try to mix it up !  NORMA & RODEO QUEENS FOR 2016 AT RAINBOW FM last October.

Click on that & click top right where it says (listen live) !  Studio Phone- 07-46618989

TOURS - COMING UP IN APRIL -DEAN PERRETT & PETER PRATT- at Warwick RSL Club April 19th. bookings at Club.

MY CELTIC CONNECTION !

Still on track to finish my Celtic Connection (volume three) but too much else going on at present so I'm just putting it on the back burner for now. A lot of stuff to get happening in preparation for the Festival this year!  My Hall of Fame for one, it needs to be built this year and waiting for the cooler months! It will be a place to display all the memorabilla I can get my hands on and will be paying tribute to a lot of our heroes! Stan Coster, Slim Dusty, to name a few, There will be lesser known artists as well , so for a start and I invite anyone who has something special you would like to share with us ! please bring it along & we will put it on display in our Bony Mountain Hall of Fame. These things will only be on loan of course & you can take them home again if you wish!                 

This photo- remembering (Merv Maltman) Merv at Bony Mountain in 2011. I am planning a small tribute to him as a Songwriter this year at the Festival! 

Contact me on - noharamurphy@optusnet.com.au  with any enquiries!

THE SCARECROW & THE MAGIC MOON!

An exciting project for me this year will be my Musical Production I have written and created for children. It is to have it's premiere as a Christmas matinee at Warwicks magnifent Town Hall and hopefully will include a cast of thousands! It includes Scarecrows,Sunflowers, Twinkling Stars, Koalas, Kangaroos, Cockatoos, and of course the magic moon! Rehearsals have started at the local School already but lots of work to be done!  

Very much a community event including local artists, local Schools, musicians etc