Maynard Singers performed,
Maynard Singers performed, "Hakuna Matata". GLA_eist101010-243

Line-up gives taste of flair

THE 2010 Gladstone Eisteddfod Showcase hosted a sensational line-up of talent that should have Gladstone glowing with pride.

The Showcase was held on Sunday afternoon at the Entertainment Centre in front of a large crowd.

MC for the night, Eisteddfod Committee member Colin Burke, said it was the best showcase he had seen in his three years of involvement.

“It showcased what a sensational amount of talent we have in this city,” Mr Burke said.

The talent showcased on the night was a cross-section of the entertainment on offer at this year's eisteddfod chosen by the eisteddfod committee. The first half of the event included choral speaking, duologue, dancing, folkgroups, Shakespeare, cabaret, comedy, singers and bands.

After interval Boyne Smelter presented their bursaries to several outstanding performers from this year's eisteddfod.

“This is the 22nd year Boyne Smelters have been a major sponsor of the Gladstone Eisteddfod and it is a credit to our city that not only big industry but small business also support our great talent,” Mr Burke said.

This year the winners of the BSL bursary were the Gladstone State High School Big Band, Helena Sant, Michael Smith and George Bush. The showcase then ended with more performances including a choir, a duologue, choral speaking and singers.

Members of the eisteddfod committee said they were pleased with all the favourable comments about the class and calibre of the acts on show this year.

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