Alex and Jim performed to the crowd
Alex and Jim performed to the crowd

NEARLY 140 people packed the Mecca for The BordererS concert last Friday. They enjoyed three hours of highly entertaining music from the South Australian group.

The concert was put on with funds provided by the Victorian Government Drought Response program, with the Hindmarsh Shire also involved. Alison Ey from the Rainbow Learning Group began the evening by thanking the Mecca Committee, the Learning Group ladies for providing the supper and Ben and Andy Gosling for the loan of their PA equipment. Peter Solly and Rohan Anderson did a great job of looking after the lighting and sound.

Alison then welcomed The BordererS to the stage Jim and Alex were missing their normal band but still provided a great night’s entertainment. They featured songs from their ten albums, most of which they had written, but also traditional Irish and Scottish folk songs plus songs made famous by a varied list of artists including Steve Earl (Galway Girl), The Seekers (I Am Australian), T Rex (Hot Love) and Leonard Cohen (Hallelujah). There was music for all ages, in many different styles, performed with great energy by a very professional duo. Their love of music and performing was evident throughout the concert. Jim and Alex worked hard to involve the audience at all times, so people were soon clapping and singing along while those who were more adventurous got up and danced. Everyone went home having experienced a great night’s entertainment.