Hundreds of musicians and music fans will be heading to Girgarre this weekend for the 2013 Girgarre Moosic Muster.January 11, 2013 9:30am
Steve Gray, Wallace Williams, Robyna Varcoe and Jan Smith are all looking forward to getting together with like-minded musicians at the 2013 Girgarre Moosic Muster this weekend.
Hundreds of musicians and music fans will be heading to Girgarre this weekend for the 2013 Girgarre Moosic Muster.
The annual community-run festival provides a great opportunity for anyone who has ever wanted to play a musical instrument.
There will be concerts on indoor and outdoor stages and for the first time a program for children, including singing, poetry, guitar and ukelele classes at Girgarre Community Cottage and a gospel music session on Sunday morning.
The concerts cater for a mixture of genres including blue-grass, ’60s and ’70s, folk, country, gospel, pop and rock ‘n’ roll, with performers to include Chris Newman, Faux Grass, Clark Morgan, Girgarre Bush Orchestra, Dancing with Angels, Vanessa Craven, Jose Garcia, Fat Chance and The Sitting Ducks.
This year’s muster includes 28 workshops for people of all musical abilities, from complete beginners, those looking to learn more and improve their skills range and sessions for more advanced musicians.
Workshops for guitar, banjo, mandolin, violin, ukulele, percussion and double bass are planned, plus a ’60s singalong, harmony singing, a class on the basics of music notation, chords, poetry writing and clogging.
Some instruments, including guitars, violins, mandolins and ukuleles will be available to hire for the workshops, strictly on a first-come, first-served basis.
Another popular regular feature are the jamming sessions which will be held at various locations around the town.
The Girgarre Moosic Muster began eight years ago when three musicians sat on hay bales playing to 20 people.
They returned 12 months later and decided to create a music festival and the event now attracts music lovers and performers from all round Victoria and beyond.
Girgarre resident and muster director Jan Smith, said the aim is to make the muster a great experience for all who come along.
‘‘It’s ideal for both beginners through to those with more experience, and all the workshops and concerts are free to attend,’’ she said.
‘‘We try to make the event available to all and ensure everyone has a good time and feels part of the community.’’
The Moosic Muster weekend coincides with the Girgarre Farmers Produce and Craft Market which will be held on Sunday morning, from 8.30
The 2013 Girgarre Moosic Muster runs from Friday, January 11 until Sunday, January 13. All concerts and workshops are free of charge and camping spots are available for a fee.
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