Women in music will warm away winter

Some of the local talent that will be performing at the Women in Music season series starting this July in Castlemaine.

Castlemaine’s Northern Arts Hotel is preparing to turn up the warmth to full blast throughout the rest of winter by celebrating Women in Music.

Starting Saturday July 2 jazz, folk, contemporary, pop, bluegrass, Celtic and even a dash of prohibition era soul-blues are all on the program.

Co-manager at the local venue Alan Joyce says a main aim is to offer a feast of sound to chase away the winter blues while celebrating the area’s wealth of female musical talent.

“It’s a celebration of women and how important they are to music in general,” Alan says ahead of the series that includes four shows in July, two in August and the final one on September 3.

“It is an exciting concept,” says well known Castlemaine jazz muso Maggie Jackson who is…

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Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.