2013 Beechworth Update

by | 30 Jul, 2013 | 1 comment

BeechworthThe Kelly Country Pick is turning 15 this year! The program is finalised and up on their website and being printed now.

Wendy Jackson tells us that everything is in place for another fabulous weekend at Beechworth’s Kelly Country Pick. A few small changes in timing of a few concerts but generally much the same. There is an additional band in the line-up this year, hence a few concerts have 4 acts instead of the usual 3 to enable all acts to perform twice over the weekend. So, a chance for you to get out and about to see as much variety as you can. Out of 15 acts performing this year – 9 of them have never played the Kelly Country Pick before!

Workshop schedule is also on the website and features tutors both new and old and a few new workshops to mix things up.

Organisers are looking forward to having Maria and Paul Duff and the boys from Bluegrass Parkway in town all the way from Perth; new blood from Adelaide with ‘The Cherry Pickers’ and the return of the fabulous ‘Breaking Hart Benton’ from Brisbane. Lee and Michael are off to perform and record in Nashville following the festival.

Mark Woods and Jack Jensen back on the job doing sound for the festival again and for the 4th year running. They will be working with 4 students from the audio production course at RMIT. Be sure to say hi to them and show your appreciation for their fine work.

If you get to town early you re welcome to join the team for a relaxed early start this year with drinks and an open mic session at the Priory on the Thursday night. The registration desk will open around 4pm on Friday. If you haven’t booked your accommodation, click on the link here to go to our accommodation page. Don’t forget the Beechworth on Bridge is offering a special deal for the weekend which includes breakfast.


A volunteer schedule has been dispatched, so if you are a current volunteer you should have received it by now and sending in your preferences. There is room for a few more volunteersd, if anyone would like a free pass in return for 6-8 hrs of assistance over the weekend. Check out the website’s volunteers page if you can help.

Photos in use on the Kelly Country Pick website are courtesy of Ian Fisk and David Thorpe.

Kelly Country Pick Program:

Thursday 15th AugustVenue
7.00Open Stage and Picking Old Priory Hall
Friday 16th AugustVenue
6.00 pmKissin’ CousinsOld Priory Hall
7.00 pmBurnt Creek DeviationOld Priory Hall
9.00 pmRay Marshall and His Bluegrass DeputiesHibernian Hotel
10.00 pmBluegrass ParkwayHibernian Hotel
11.00 pmThe Cherry PickersHibernian Hotel
9.00 pmCat and ClintNicholas Hotel
9.40 pmJohnny Cant DanceNicholas Hotel
10.30 pmThe Rusty PickersNicholas Hotel
11.20 pmFruit JarNicholas Hotel
Saturday 17th August Venue
9-12 amWorkshops (see workshop page for detail)Old Priory
12-2 pmBlackboard ConcertOld Priory Hall
Afternoon Concerts
2.00 pmRusty PickersOld Priory Hall
3.00 pmBurnt Creek DeviationOld Priory Hall
4.00 pmCoolgrassOld Priory Hall
3.00 pmHighTimesBridge St Brewery
3.45 pmBreaking Hart BentonBridge St Brewery
4.35 pmCat and ClintBridge St Brewery
5.25 pmJohnny Cant DanceBridge St Brewery
 Evening Concerts 
6.00 pmHigh and LonesomeOld Priory Hall
7.00 pmRay Marshall and his Bluegrass DeputiesOld Priory Hall
8.00 pmHigh Times String BandOld Priory Hall
8.00 pmBreaking Hart BentonHibernian Hotel
9.00 pmBluegrass ParkwayHibernian Hotel
10.00 pmCoolgrassHibernian Hotel
11.00 pmJohn Flanagan and the Begin AgainsHibernian Hotel
8.00 pmKissin’ CousinsNicholas Hotel
9.00 pmThe Cherry PickersNicholas Hotel
10.00 pmAppalachian HeavenNicholas Hotel
11.00 pmFruit JarNicholas Hotel
Late Night Picking at the Priory
Sunday 18th August Venue
9.00 amGospel in the Garden / or the Priory Hall if rainingOld Priory Hall
10-12 amWorkshops (see workshop page for detail)Old Priory
Priory Lunchtime Concert (lunch available)
12.30 pmHigh and LonesomeOld Priory Hall
1.20 pmCat and ClintOld Priory Hall
2.00 pmJohn Flanagan and the Begin AgainsOld Priory Hall
2.50 pmAppalachian HeavenOld Priory Hall
3.30-6.30Blackboard Concert at the BreweryBridge Rd Brewers
6.30 onwardsKelly Corpse Club
Dinner and Picking
Nicholas Hotel
Diehards – final picking sessionOld Priory

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  1. Marilyn Halley