New England Living V12 Winter 2018
After a rather warm autumn we are all praying for rain… but at least the cold weather has arrived and we can settle into cosy mode. Did you enjoy the festival season?
My autumn highlight was attending the Australian Celtic Festival in Glen Innes in early May. After the colourful street parade of marching pipe bands, it was off to the Standing Stones for some unusual entertainment. Cabre tossing, a sheepdog run, the spectacular jousting, Celtic dance displays and Celtic music bands, meeting new friends and old – it was a delightful experience. The Celtic Music Awards at the Glen Innes Services Club was a hoot with entertainment from Celtic favourites String Loaded. A big thank you to Navanka Fletcher, Mary Hollingworth and the Australian Celtic Festival Committee for the invitation. Thanks also to Gaye and Jack Peddit of Roswell Apartment, a beautiful B&B on the outskirts of town, for their extraordinary hospitality…
Jen McMahon (editor)