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Tom delivers his Outback Experience

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

World renowned country music artist Tom Curtain (pictured) is set to perform at the Hay Park on Sunday, February 2.

Everyone is invited to come along from 6pm to see Tom’s national award-winning Katherine Outback Experience show of real horse training and working dog demonstrations, followed by live music.

Hay Shire Council tourism manager Gaylene Stephens said the show is entwined with live music and humorous bush tales suitable for the whole family.

‘‘Guests are given the opportunity to help train the working dogs and learn how horses and dogs are trained for working life on the land,’’ Ms Stephens said.

‘‘But more importantly, the show is an important opportunity to bring everyone together and check-in on one another during these tough times in our community and enjoy some great Australian entertainment.

‘‘Families, couples and singles, no matter your age, can enjoy a social, entertaining and supportive night out, and the show provides an opportunity for our community to recognise and realise their own resilience.’’

Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network CEO Melissa Neal said she was pleased to be supporting the Tom Curtain – We’re Still Here Tour in Hay through the provision of a community grant.

‘‘We know the impacts of drought extend beyond farmers and their families in rural communities, and small rural communities are always very resourceful and innovative when it comes to supporting each other,” she said.

While the event is free, those wishing to attend are encouraged to register online at tomcurtain.com.au/tour/.

Registration entitles you to a free barbecue meal and non-alcoholic drink on the night.