Yarra Junction Fiddler’s Convention – April 2012.
Yarra Junction Fiddlers’ Convention is a Bluegrass and Ol’ Timey camp retreat providing musicians and festival goers an opportunity to catch up with friends, play music and enjoys dances and performances for three days.
The festival is held at historic ‘Camp Eureka’ which is now over 60 years old. It is the last surviving campsite in Australia used by the Eureka Youth League. The Campsite in the Yarra Ranges was originally a farmhouse of which only the barn remains. The land was given to the socialist youth group, the Eureka Youth League in 1945 where they built the holiday camp. Many young people, including many now prominent Australians, experienced collective life and planned to change the world to one where peace, equality and economic and social justice prevailed.
The general invitation is to head over to ‘Camp Eureka’ and find yourself a bit of cleared bush, set up camp and begin picking. This is a rustic festival atmosphere for lovers of both music and camping. Yarra Junction Convention features old-timey, bluegrass concerts, workshops, lots of jamming and dances.
The 26th Yarra junction Fiddlers’ Convention in 2009 was moved to Blackwood to avoid the risk posed by the Victorian Bushfires. Click here for details of the now ongoing Blackwood Festival.
For information on the Yarra Junction Fidler’s Convention call Ken McMaster on (03) 9481 7662 or mobile 0419 580 642 or you may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The festival now has it’s own website Yarra Junction Fiddlers’ Convention.