Weather held up for Gwydol concert

February 8, 2009

Rain on the afternoon of Australia day kept a few people at home, but did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the audience at Gwydol 2009.

Compere was Peter Caddey who also entertained, performing two songs.

The National Anthem was led by former Gwydol contestant, Amy McIntosh.

Bingara Lions had a marathon day, catering for both the Poets’ Breakfast and Gwydol in the evening.

Gwydol winners


Marie Warren was named the Gwydol for 2009. Marie, who moved to Bingara some years ago, has become known for her popular recitals of Australian poetry, and more recently for acting roles with the North West Theatre Company, has added singing to her list of talents.

Marie’s rendition of Bette Midler’s ‘The Rose’ won her the title.



The winner of the Junior section, was Benjamin Nelson, who won from a field of three, and sang "I’m Yours", with his own guitar accompaniment.

Second place went to Tara Butler, and third place to Noah Bilsborough.





The Open section attracted a field of seven, and was won by former Gwydol winner, Jamie Wilson.

Second place went to Fiona Ozols and Tom Hosegood won third place.