The 8th Girgarre Moosic Muster was another major success for the small township.January 15, 2014 4:43am
Jamming sessions could be heard around the camping ground and park area as the Girgarre Moosic Muster got into full swing last weekend.
The eighth Girgarre Moosic Muster proved a hit with local residents and visitors to the town alike.
Last weekend’s event provided musicians of all levels of ability the opportunity to meet, mix, learn, perform, swap tips and exchange ideas.
An expanded program of workshops attracted 800 individual registrations, up 30 per cent on the previous year.
The workshops catered for anyone, from complete beginners through to relatively experienced musicians who wanted to pick up some extra tips and techniques, for instruments including guitar, banjo, ukulele, violin.
There were also workshops on clogging and acapella singing.
Two new features of this year’s muster were a children’s program of activities and a series of sessions with the self-explanatory title ‘Ukulele Mania’.
The children made some basic instruments, composed some music and lyrics and then learnt songs that they performed at the start of the main concert on Saturday evening.
The event is about having a go and even complete beginners were encouraged to take part in their own session during the concert.
Many of the tutors who ran the daytime workshops got on stage to perform in the evening in front of a crowd of about 700 people.
Speaking at the concert on Saturday evening, muster director Jan Smith said she was delighted with the result of all the hard work and preparation.
‘‘This just amazes me every year,’’ she said.
‘‘All these musicians give their time for free and some of them are performing again for us at the farmers market on Sunday morning.
‘‘It’s fantastic to see so many people here in Girgarre enjoying music, whether it be playing or listening.’’
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