ETHAN REILLY, 9, of Kyogle, thrilled was stoked with his second place in the Fairymount Festival busking competition.
ETHAN REILLY, 9, of Kyogle, thrilled was stoked with his second place in the Fairymount Festival busking competition.

Basking in busking glory

By MARY MANN

staredit@northernstar.com.au

YESTERDAY was a big day for nine-year-old Ethan Reilly: He won second place in the Kyogle 2005 Fairymount Festival's busking competition.

"I was absolutely excited," he said.

Ethan has been playing the guitar for less than a year.

"I take lessons every week and play at home and sometimes at the school assembly," he said.

"I didn't really get nervous playing in front of people at the festival."

Ethan said he hoped to use his winnings, a $15 voucher for Tom's Music Shop in Kyogle, to buy a remote control car.

"I've wanted it ever since I first saw it," he said.

The festival celebrations end today.

Highlights today:

Main Street Parade, 12pm

Decorated pushbike, decorated ride-on mower, decorated electric scooter and best float com- petitions, 1pm

Music on main stage and mini stage, 3pm-11.30pm

Skate and dance, 11am-11pm, Stratheden Street.



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