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We are on air!

posted 21 Nov 2017, 18:02 by Mira Morningbird   [ updated 13 Dec 2017, 17:41 ]

After our recent issues with our transmitter we are happy to say we're back on air.  Enjoy!

Sounds of Summer - 7 January 2018

posted 4 Nov 2017, 18:03 by Mira Morningbird   [ updated 13 Dec 2017, 17:38 ]

**** NEW DATE ****

ON Sunday January 7, from 11-4pm,  Meander Valley Community Radio Inc, is proud to host Sounds of Summer on the banks of the Meander River, near the pontoon where  there’s parking and wheelchair access. Funding for this free community event has been provided by the Meander Valley Council, which means it’s going to be great, and we can pay our talented musicians.

We’ll kick off at 11am with a Welcome to Country with didgeridoo followed by live music all day, fantastic, wholesome food and an awesome raffle, drawn at 3pm.

Winners get to choose their prize of  artwork, jewellery, clothing or hardware, in store. Or if you won that prize, head over to British Hotel for dinner.

There’ll also be some smaller consolation prizes that would make lovely gifts!  We have major prizes from Deborah Wace,  Seppenfelts, Deloraine Jewelers, Deloraine Newsagency, Art As Mania, Fixed Framing, and Elemental Art Space, proud local sponsors, and more.

Grab a picnic rug and join us on the river !  We want you to come, the whole of our community !

Frankford Old Time Music Hall - 17 September 2017

posted 30 Aug 2017, 23:45 by Julia Gosling   [ updated 30 Aug 2017, 23:46 ]

Take a Sundrive and join us for an afternoon of oldtime favourites, talented variety acts and delicious afternoon tea. An afternoon of fun!

2.00pm to 4.30pm
Cost: $8.00

Please pre book with Margaret on 63961295 as tickets sell quickly and the hall gets quite full

Westbury Maypole Festival - 21st October 2017

posted 30 Aug 2017, 17:45 by Julia Gosling   [ updated 30 Aug 2017, 17:53 ]

Maypole festival poster
Westbury Primary School is excited to be hosting the Westbury Maypole Festival, to be held at the Westbury Village Green on Saturday 21st October 2017 from 9am until 2pm.  It will be a fun and enjoyable family day for the school, local community and visitors.

This event will celebrate the 130th Anniversary of Westbury Primary School.  The old bluestone building on Dexter Street was officially opened on 6th July 1887. The Westbury Maypole Festival will celebrate this rich history and showcase the Maypole dancing tradition that has been a part of our school community since 1973.

We would also like to provide an opportunity for the local community to display their products and services. 

Why not have a stall and show our visitors what you can do?  This is your invitation to hire a stall space to display and sell your work, product or service at our Festival. The cost of a stall site will be $20.  Please note that all sites are un-powered.  Tables and gazebos are not included. Closing date for stall applications is Friday 29th September.

If you need any further information or wish to discuss any promotional opportunities, please contact Amanda Taylor on 0467 097 791 or Eva Moran on 0407 317 040 or email


posted 27 Jul 2017, 16:31 by Julia Gosling

Group art show 'OVERLOAD' will be interviewed on MVFM on Friday 28 at 2.30pm.

Tune in for more!

Do you have Original Music, Song, Poetry or Prose?

posted 22 Mar 2017, 20:00 by Mira Morningbird

Would you like to perform your piece at Originals Only Night at Deloraine's Little Theatre on April 22nd?

Originals' Only Night is a presentation of by the Deloraine Dramatic Society and is the 19th event of this kind. Performers share their original works on the Little Theatre’s stage for an entertaining evening of instrumental works, bands, poetry, and song.

As a performer there is nothing quite like the feedback from on-stage, testing your work with a live audience.

As a member of the audience you experience the treat of an evening where you’ll more than likely be moved by the skill, sound and courage of new artists presenting their original work.

Originals Only Night
Deloraine’s Little Theatre
7pm, 22nd April 2017
Entry $8 at the door.

Supper available during the evening.

Coordinator: Suz Haywood, 0409 695 200

It's Live !

The East Pointers

posted 27 Feb 2017, 19:25 by Mira Morningbird

Tasmania has been a huge source of inspiration for Juno-nominated Canadian trad trio, The East Pointers.  See below for tour dates throughout Tasmania (including Mountain Mumma in Sheffield and Chudleigh Hall).

The East Pointers

Many of the tunes on the trio’s Juno-nominated debut record, Secret Victory, were written on back verandas under Tasmania’s skies on their first visit to the island in early 2015, and it’s that album that has helped them to win over thousands of fans, and a stack of awards in the twelve months since.

When they returned to the Cygnet Folk Festival in 2016 – when most of Tasmania was on fire with devastating bushfires - they were paired up with Liz Stringer for the first annual Festival of Small Halls touring show, and inspiration struck again.

‘We wrote ’82 Fires’ with our good friend Liz Stringer while we were on tour in Tasmania last year,’ says Koady Chaisson, who plays banjo, sings and step-dances in the band.

‘The title came out of a conversation we had with a gentleman outside of a gig in Penguin who told us that there were, at the time, eighty-two fires burning out of control in Tasmania. We wrote the song as if ‘82 Fires’ referred to both a legend and an ocurrance that people knew would come back around some day.’

‘We’re so excited to be coming back to our favourite place in Australia,’ Chaisson continues, speaking from the last snow-bound date on a short US tour.

‘We’re hoping that we can find time to climb Mt Wellington again and we’re really looking forward to sharing the bill with Emma Anglesey, too – she sounds amazing.’

‘I went to the show last time they toured Tassie with Liz Stringer.’ says Emma Angelsey.

‘Everyone was captivated by the way the band make traditional music seem incredibly cool.’

01-Mar | Franklin Palais (TAS) w. support Emma Anglesey
Doors 6.30PM, Show 7:00PM $20+BF

02-Mar | Founders Room, Salamanca Arts Centre (TAS) w. support Emma Anglesey
Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:00PM $20+BF

03-Mar | Chudleigh Hall (TAS)
Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:00PM $20+BF

04-Mar | Mountain Mumma (TAS)
Show 7:30PM, Dinner+Show $55, Show only $26

05-Mar | Dunalley Hall & Reserves (TAS) w. support Emma Anglesey
Doors 5:30PM, Show 6:00PM $20+BF

Courtney Wild
0438 370 597

Chris Matthews Live

posted 22 Feb 2017, 20:22 by Mira Morningbird   [ updated 22 Feb 2017, 20:23 ]

Chris Matthews will be playing a series of shows around Tasmania during March.

Chris Matthews looking to the right with a corrugated iron background

Taking the best of folk, bluegrass, rock ‘n roll, country and roots, and wrapping it all up with some incredible musicianship and stage presence, Chris Matthews continues his never-ending tour of Australia in 2016/17 after wrapping up a mammoth run to promote his 3rd album “Ten Tales From Ghost Gum”.

Marakoopa Café is delighted to be hosting a performance on Saturday, March 4th with doors opening at 6pm.

Wine, beer, cider, coffee, hotdogs, soup, pies and other refreshments will be available. Please bring a rug and blanket to wrap up in as the sun sets. Please no BYO drink or food (they aren’t licensed for BYO alcohol and their café sales are how they make their living).

Tickets are available by calling us on 6363 5033 or via Eventbrite.  From Eventbrite, the tickets are $16.67.

Other Tassie dates are as follows:

Republic Bar, Hobart
Wednesday, 1st March at 8pm

Tall Timbers, Smithton
Friday, 3rd March at 8pm

For more information on Chris, visit his website: Chris Matthews Music

Christmas Eve Community Picnic

posted 19 Dec 2016, 19:46 by Mira Morningbird

Have yourself a local little Christmas

Come down to the Train Park in Deloraine for the annual Christmas Eve picnic.  Starting from 4.30pm, there will be live music from 'Mista Ken', games, and Santa will be arriving at 5pm!

Attendees are encouraged to shop locally and buy a gift for a special someone that Santa will hand out when he arrives in the park.

Participating shops in Deloraine will wrap the gift you purchase, put a label on with the name and age of the recipient, these will be picked up by the organisers on Christmas eve and given to Santa to distribute.  Although primarily aimed at the kids, adults can also be bought for!  Santa will happily give out all the gifts.

Have yourself a Local Little Christmas.

Proudly sponsored by Seppenfelts, Gosling Giftware, Fixxed Framing and The Alpaca Shoppe.

Deloraine House - Free info session by NICHE

posted 28 Nov 2016, 18:47 by Mira Morningbird

NICHE logo - two people shaking hands coloured in red, organge, yellow, green, blue and purple

Free info session by NICHE (National Institute for Challenging Homophobia Education)

Presented by Daniel Witthaus Founder and Author

Date: Friday 2nd December
Time: 11am -1pm
Location: Deloraine House

Booking essential for catering purposes Ph: 6362 2678

Learn practical strategies to improve everyday practice when working in your community. Get the latest research information to inform your practice. Learn of support options for LGBTI in your area and much more. Ideal for anyone working in the community, health sectors, education, sports and community groups.

Everyone welcome.

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