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Country music thrills seniors

EASY listening and country music was enjoyed at the Leongatha Dakers Centre on Friday afternoon.

The Howie Brothers, Wayne Horsburgh and Gill Delaney entertained an audience of more than 100 people from 1pm.

Senior Citizens Club secretary Ian Rasmussen said the musicians had a big following in South Gippsland and many people were excited to see the performance.

“We have entertainment at the centre every week and we always consider ourselves lucky when professionals are able to come along and perform,” he said.

“Not only is it a great afternoon, but it attracts new members as well.”

Twins John and Graeme are the Howie Brothers. They have been performing and recording for 30 years and play a variety of instruments. They have recorded more than 30 albums, which were on sale during the performance.

Wayne Horsburgh is a well respected country artist. He made his career in America before returning to Sydney. He often performs on cruise ships and has also released many albums.

Gill Delaney is a country music talent who has also performed on cruises. She is a well established musician who exhibits amazing talent on a number of instruments and knows all the good songs.

The entertainment sessions at the Dakers Centre often attracts up to 80 people.

Next week will be a Christmas luncheon and the week after will be carols performed by a group of local entertainers.

There will be a break over Christmas and the sessions will return on January 16.

Country music: from left, Leongatha Senior Citizens Club president Topsy Winkle and secretary Ian Rasmussen were thrilled to have John Howie, Gill Delaney, Wayne Horsburgh and Graeme Howie (front) perform at the Dakers Centre on Friday.

Country music: from left, Leongatha Senior Citizens Club president Topsy Winkle and secretary Ian Rasmussen were thrilled to have John Howie, Gill Delaney, Wayne Horsburgh and Graeme Howie (front) perform at the Dakers Centre on Friday.

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