Saturday morning and a fresh westerly wind competed with a crystal clear Canberra sky as CMC members and the passing public stopped briefly for an impromptu gig under the flower pot on Marcus Clarke Street. Dr Stovepipe diagnosed the situation and offered up their trademark remedy of top tapping entertainment. Joe Oppenheimer then closed out what is probably the last CMC gig in the Mcgregor Hall precinct in his uniquely individual style.
It’s a shame the hall is gone. The decision to destroy a valuable community asset and reduce a unique piece of Canberra’s history to a pile of rubbish underlines the importance of live music as our culture is consumed in the name of progress. We should not forget the good times we enjoyed in that little hall on the edge of town.