There are hundreds of small halls scattered across New England. They are neither pretty nor pretentious, but they form one core of local life.
Raleigh is a small settlement near Urunga, not far from Bellingen, in the Bellinger Valley. All sorts of functions are held there, including the Raleigh Rumblings. This is one clip. Comments follow the clip.
i have been in so many of those halls over the years. The acoustics are often dreadful. Sometimes they can be bloody cold, but they help bind the community together.
As I research more into the history of New England, I find that that’s one of the things that really counts.