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The 6th Annual Cumberland Trail Horse Riders Crackin Cancer Charity Ride

I love this event and it’s on again from 24th September thru to the 1st October which is the long weekend.   Theres a charity auction on the Wednesday night and some Read more →

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So Much Has Happened Since My Last Post & Blue Mountains Cancer Fundraiser Starts In 10 Days

LikIMG_0613 at 25pce I said, much has happened in the last 2 weeks:- NRL, AFL, Prime Ministers plus more AND the Megalong Valley Cancer Fundraiser starts on Saturday 26th September amongst the backdrop of the lovely Blue Mountains.

We’ve had Fathers Day which was both a sad day (my father passed away from Cancer in 2007) and an exciting day as I got a new motorhome (see above) – ok it’s made from Lego but hey…

Dad - Ray Warren 1934 2007

Monday 7th I had to see the optomotrist cause of problems with my eyes since an incident August 31st last year (also CT Scans and other stuff), Deb went into hospital on Wednesday 9th for a knee replacement (still there as I speak/type?) and then the weekend… The Melbourne Storm beat the Sydney Roosters (minor premiers) in the NRL semi finals and hey everyone picked the Roosters (who’s laughing now??) so we’re still in with a chance #purplepride #werunasone.

melbournestorm richmond

Also on the weekend I was wrapt as my (and mums) AFL Team Richmond Tigers were in the semi finals after 14 years playing Nth Melbourne Kangaroos (my dad & brothers team).   I think Dad from up there must of helped them as the Tigers went down to the Roos and so goes our finals chance, oh well 2016 it will be.

Oh yeah I also help to pickup a Bofors Gun which we’ll be restoring… 

Bofors Gun

I’ve been busy also laying down tracks and vocals for a song that my mates sister asked me to do as it is about (oops can’t say they might read this) anyway I’m hoping to have it finished before I go to Megalong Valley actually it will be finished.   Must say I am very impressed with my Rode NT1 microphone I purchased earlier in the year, I like how I sound through it compared to my vintage 70’s Shure mic which incidentally I’ve had since the 70’s (still a great mic).   This time I’m using my audio-technica Limited Edition ATH-M50x headphones for monitoring which I must say sound great and no, neither company sponsors me though I could be bought/bribed hint hint… also using Logic Pro X as well as my trusty Mac laptop and desktop.

Went to bed and Tony Abbott (on right) was Prime Minister and when I woke up Malcolm Turnbull (on left) is now Australia’s 29th Prime Minister after defeating Tony Abbott 54 votes to 44 votes for the Liberal Party leadership.   Who knows I might go to sleep and Julie Bishop (behind Malcolm above) who is still the Foreign Minister and Deputy Liberal leader could be our 30th Prime Minister.  Hey stranger things…

I am so looking forward to the upcoming Cancer Fundraiser at Megalong Valley in 10 days time yep I will arrive on Friday the 25th and set up ready for Saturday 26th.   Heres some photos…

Leigh and Reg  Auction Night  Cathy W 2014 Crackion Cancer 445-640x480  Reg, Ron and Wayne - Three Amigos  singing at the dinner dance  first day of the Crackin' Cancer charity ride with my Winnebago in there as well

Crackin Cancer Megalong Valley 2015 Flyer

 

Don’t forget, if you see me out on the road say gday or hit me up on UHF Channel 40

Leigh Warren - Country Music Outlaw Don’t forget to check for new blogs on the 1st & 15th of each month, till next time, take care, yours in country music – Leigh

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Megalong Valley… Horses, friends and of course Country Music – a great week!

Megalong Valley… Horses, Friends and of course Country Music – a great week!

Wow… You have to hand it to the Cumberland Trail Horse Riders Club, once again it was a fantastic event and a week seems too short!

Reg Ron and Wayne

Wayne in the Khaki shirt, Ron in the blue shirt and Reg standing (knee Opp) along with the assistance of many others made the week a great success!!

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Plus… funds were raised for the Cancer Council which was basically the main reason everyone was there plus to catch up with friends.

Once again we arrived on the Friday and once again the place was already packed – great to see

Aunty Winne

A great days riding…

A Great Days Ride

The auction on the Wednesday night was a fantastic success with Stalky calling it and Liz dressed up as Eyore the Donkey AND several thousand was raised – top effort by all!!!

Auction Night

Some more from the Auction night

Auction Night

Auction Night

Reg and myself doing some duets – I had to learn several songs that he wanted to sing such as Snow White Dove and He’ll Have To Go plus more but all in all it went over very well – thanks mate

Reg and myself

The scenery was incredible and kept the drinks really cool

Crystal clear water

The sad part… packing up at the end of the week and knowing you won’t see most of the people for another year.

The end of another amazing week

All in all I can’t wait until next years Crackin’ Cancer Megalong Valley fundraiser to be held around the same time, the end of September start of October – make sure you mark it in your diaries cause I have and I’ll be there.

Hey if you see me out on the road say gday or hit me up on UHF Channel 40

Leigh Warren - Country Music Outlaw

 Till next time, take care, yours in country music – Leigh

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Country music, sunshine, rain and lots of horse riding, the week that was… Megalong Valley

Megalong Valley in the glorious Blue Mountains of New South Wales in Australia, what can I say… other than what a fantastic week it was!

The Cumberland Trail Horse Riders Club had organised an amazing Fundraiser for Crackin’ Cancer yet again – fantastic effort.   We arrived late Friday afternoon the 27th September and there was already heaps of people and horses already.   The Winnebago was given pride of place next to the hall (thanks to Reg) and connected to mains power.   The scene was now set for a great week…

Crackin' Cancer          cancer_council_nsw

We had country music – courtesy or yours truly each afternoon and evening (notice this year I’m not outside in an open hay shed)…

Leigh singing Leigh performing

and still performing…

Leigh still performing

And more singing with my mate Reg also people endeavouring to line dance – hey we had a ball…

Leigh singing and reg Leigh singing and linedancing

plenty of horse riding (yes there is Aunty Winne in the picture – my accommodation)…

First Day of Riding

and much much more!  I must thank Reg Bright and Ron Moss for organising this years Crackin’ Cancer fund raiser which raises funds for the Cancer Council of NSW toward cancer research.   Actually the whole committee of the Cumberland Trail Horse Riders Club have done a fantastic job such as Sissy, Liz, Stalky and Cathy and I know theres others (forgive me if I leave out your name you can beat me up later).

Reg is on the left and Cathy is on the right…

reg and cathy

Ron is on the left and Wayne on the right

ron and wayne

Stalky – you should have seen him and some others after 5 bottles of Chivas Rigal 🙂

stalky

we all had a great time and I must also say thanks to Debbie Smith, Marshall Fittler the President of Crackin’ Cancer and Laurie Cooper the Vice President.   The three of them particularly Debbie Smith worked tirelessly throughout the week.   Below is Marshall driving with Laurie, Debbie and yours truly trying to deliver some lunch to the riders – note this is the shallow bit of the creek…

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Megalong Valley really was spectacular countryside…

megalong view

As I said “spectacular” anyway you look at it…

megalong view also

All in all I can’t wait until next years Crackin’ Cancer Megalong Valley fundraiser to be held around the same time, the end of September start of October – make sure you mark it in your diaries cause I have and I’ll be there.   Till next time y’all

Yours in country music – Leigh

Leigh Warren - Country Music Outlaw

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