Don and Maree's daughter Michaela demonstrated some of her Tahitian dancing skills to us. Michaela is learning from the Tahitians themselves, and is doing something which helps her to link back to her Tahitian foremothers - and with great skill.
The Ukelele players are always great fun, and obviously enjoy performing together.
Then Don and Tony went to the stage. Now Tony has been coming over to Norfolk Isand annually from Sydney for about 25 years (?) to tune our pianos. Each time he brings his piano accordion and is able to entertain wherever he is asked. This year, by special request, and with the assistance of some of his grown up family who accompanied him, Tony brought his super-duper "squeezebox", with all these electronic back-ups. What a magnificent instrument, like a mini-orchestra or band, and Tony brought out the very best in it!
One of our school teachers, also named Don, entertained us beautifully on what he calls his "whistle" - I suppose it is a kind of flute -it is not a very big instrument, but it has a wonderful range and tone, and Don plays it with great skill!!
Then Ben, another of our teachers, took Don Reynold's place on the stage to accompany Tony.
Of course, Vonnie was there with her spoons, enjoying life to the full.
And Clare and Cynthia were busy adding to the rhythm with their clappers.
The evening was not complete without a session from Ken on the piano. Ken comes from a very musical family of boys, but they have barely a note of written music between them!!
What a memorable and heartwarming evening it was. If you live on Norfolk Island, make sure you come to the next one!