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Benefit concert in Yarrawonga

By Cobram Courier

internationally-acclaimed guitarist Matthew Fagan is perform at Yarrawonga community hall on Sunday for a reduced fee to raise money for bushfire relief.

The profit raised will go to help families and communities impacted by the devastating bushfires, with funds donated to the Red Cross Relief Fund. Money will be sent to support the people who have lost their homes and possessions and are in urgent need of accommodation, food, clothing and essentials. There has been so many heartbreaking stories in the past months and this event is a chance for people to join together to help.

Fagan has a repertoire which extends from Bach to Beatles, Flamenco to Blues to Led Zeppelin - he can play it all. He has toured around the world with entertainers, including Billy Connolly, Natalie Cole, The Buena Vista Social Club, Shirley Bassey and Michael Crawford. Recently he performed at Sydney Opera House, Melbourne’s Federation Square and Adelaide Fringe Festival.

He uses a number of instruments, including a unique 10-string guitar to present a varied program of Spanish, rock, jazz and classical guitar.

Yarrawonga community hall with its excellent acoustics is an ideal location for the concert. The hall is in Orr St, just behind Yarrawonga town hall. Tickets cost just $20 and are available at the door. The concert runs from 2.30 pm to 4.30pm. Advance bookings are available by contacting Yarrawonga Community Action Group, organisers of the event, on 0418 409 885 or 0407 521 278.