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Vintage Railway Concert on track for fun

Last updated 05:00 16/01/2013
Vintage Railway Concert

MATCHLESS EVENT: The 2012 concert was a great success – this year’s promises to be even better.

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It's going to be another great combination of age, experience and talent at the Vintage Railway's Concert At The Station on January 27.

The event marks 100 years since the opening of the Kawakawa Station.

Returning by popular demand is crowd favourite and highlight of the concerts, Bella a Capella.

The group's four-part harmonies feature original railway songs.

Into the mix goes Johnie Pedro and the Tiamai K.A.T.S. from Kaikohe with their jazz and blues music, the voices of Kim Copedo and Carleen Still, both from Whangarei, with their award-winning styles of country music, Raemon Parkinson's reggae and country songs, and hip-hop entertainment by the Camp Legion Dance Group from Kawakawa trained by Manuel Maunsell.

The concert runs from 3pm to 5.30pm at the Kawakawa Railway Station with tickets priced at $10 adults, $5 for children under 12 and with a $25 family maximum. Tickets available at the venue on the day.

A sausage sizzle, drinks and raffles will be available and the Platform Diner will be open before, during and after the concert.

Trains will still run at 10.45am, noon and 1.15pm - only the 2.30pm departure will be cancelled that day.

The compere will again be Ron Cooke who will bring his own inimitable brand of enthusiasm to the event.

Take along your seating, and perhaps an umbrella for either sun or rain; you will sit among the railway tracks to listen to the performers on the platform, although there will also be some seating in carriages.

This unrivalled event is not repeated anywhere else in the country.

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