Coota's Got Talent to benefit Southern Cross residents

Justin Sheedy, Tegan Sheedy and Kathleen Gould are some of the performers ready to take to the stage for Saturday's Coota's Got Talent.
Justin Sheedy, Tegan Sheedy and Kathleen Gould are some of the performers ready to take to the stage for Saturday's Coota's Got Talent.

When the Southern Cross Auxiliary were looking for a fundraising idea, members all agreed they would like to do something to encourage young local talent.

President Kate Lonergan said the group settled on the idea of a  variety concert, and couldn’t have been more delighted with the response.

“We were looking for something to involve our young people, and after we approached young performers, I think almost everyone said yes. That’s a credit to the people of Cootamundra.” 

The resulting concert, Coota’s Got Talent, now has 20 acts, featuring singers, dancers, musicians and even comedians. 

One of the young musicians taking part is Tegan Sheedy, who will be performing spots with brother Justin, and school friend Kat Gould.

The Cootamundra performer is currently studying music therapy in Sydney, but spends as much time as she can back home. 

She and her co-performers will be presenting songs from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Missy Higgins and Pink.

Tegan and Kat used to play together at school, and it’s been about six years since they joined forces.

“It will be a really fun thing for us to do again. Kat loves country music and she is still playing at fundraisers like this, as well as variety nights and talent quests.”

While this event is not a quest in the sense that it will have no winners, it is all about giving people the opportunity to perform in front of their home town audience.

Kate Lonergan said Cootamundra has plenty of talent, but the show will concentrate on young people. 

Proceeds will go to benefit the residents of Southern Cross, to buy them little extra things to increase their enjoyment of life.

Kate said funds buy things like birthday and Christmas presents and pays for extra activities and outings. 

​Tickets are available on the door at the ExServos for $15 and $5 for children.

The show starts at 7pm.