Music on Mondays at Cooroy Library
Music on Mondays is a new program designed to give emerging local artists all-important exposure.
It’s the brainchild of Noosa Library Service, created at the start of 2015 and has hosted diverse music events each month. The program has included hip hop and rap, classical and contemporary guitar, handmade flutes, harp and an acepella group.
The hunt is now on for local artists keen to showcase their talents in the 2016 program.
“We want to hear from musicians who are keen to perform their songs as part of this new program,” said Council Library Officer Jen Caddie.
“This is a chance for emerging artists to perform within their own local community and promote their work.”
As well as share their music with a new audience, Music on Mondays offers artists an opportunity to sell their CDs and develop connections with other emerging artists.
The program welcomes all types of music, but with a particular focus on ‘unplugged’ artists to reflect the library setting.
Ms Caddie said the Music on Mondays initiative is built on the library’s existing connections with local schools and musicians, many of which were formed through the annual Cooroy Fusion Festival.
“With Music on Mondays we have been able to develop a creative atmosphere in the library, one that nurtures new musical talent and expands the library experience for borrowers as they browse, use the computers or just enjoy a coffee,” she said.
Artists wishing to take part should email the library via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07 5329 6555.