Popular Rhapsody to return

Holly ThompsonManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Tracey Barnett is one of the performers lined up for this year's Blackwood Rhapsody.
Camera IconTracey Barnett is one of the performers lined up for this year's Blackwood Rhapsody. Credit: Holly Thompson

The success of last year’s Blackwood Rhapsody has inspired organisers and artists to bring the event back to Bridgetown later this month.

Last year the event was brought back to celebrate the town’s 150 anniversary, but proved to be so popular it has made a come back this year.

Bridgetown artist Tracey Barnett will return to perform again at this year’s event and said she could not wait to play at Bridgedale House again.

“There was this really brilliant and warm sense of community in the audience even though they were not all local people, it felt like one big community joining together for the evening,” she said.

“There was all the elements of a perfect evening and it was a good reminder of where our roots really are, so I cannot wait to perform again this year.”

There will be three new artists added to this year’s performance; Geoff Bougault and friends, Table 4 Two and Mark and Marisa.

Jubilee Singers and event committee member Judi Fletcher said the concert was an important one for the town.

“It is held at the historic Bridgedale House, right on the banks of the Blackwood River and it really is the perfect spot for people to enjoy the concert and to celebrate the town,” she said.

“Last year we also had the WA Police Pipe Band perform on the bridge as a surprise and this year we have another surprise lined up which no one can know about yet.”

She said the event was set up for everyone of all ages to enjoy and people should bring their family and friends to set up a picnic and enjoy the music.

It will be held on February 9 from 5pm.

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