2014 Fiddlehead Festival

by | 12 Mar, 2014

FiddleheadLogo2014 Fiddlehead Festival is set for 15th March from  10:00am to 9:30pm.

A great line up of musical performers and workshop leaders has been confirmed for the 2014 Fiddlehead Festival, to be held this Saturday at the Yinnar Recreation Reserve.

Starting with a delicious breakfast of croissants, coffee/tea and juice at the Yinnar Art Resource Collective at 7.30am and costs $10.

Lovely acoustic music will be performed by the Boolarra Ukulele Group, Sean Carroll and then Edward Nass, in the fabulous art display room at Arc.
Gates open at the Recreation Reserve at 10am, and a day full of activities and entertainment for everyone. Entry is $10 adult, children U 16 free. Latrobe City will be running buses from Morwell to the Festival at no charge for Morwell residents, and includes a voucher for the Lions BBQ.

Activities for children include: Phil Melgard’s Odd Sock Circus and circus tricks, music making, Koko the Clown, petting zoo, craft activities including play dough and painting, face painting, jumping castle – and most of the children’s activities are free of charge.

There will be over 60 market stalls on site, including food, drinks, crafts, instruments, jewellery, plants and much more.
The outdoor stage concert starts at 10asm, and features local groups Ukelicious, Jambusters, Redwood, Coalville Road, Borderline, Strzelecki Stringbusters, The Nigellas, Karavana Flamenca, Brody
Young, The Molly Maguires, Briagolong Bush Band and local percussion genius Steve Schulz with a drumming spectacular. Other bands include Slime Dime and the Prairie Kings, Tim Woods, Salubrious, Bakersfield Glee Club, Headonistic Pleasures.

The Indoor stage features The Harmonisers, Acoustic Kitchen, Moore Fiddling Around, Appalachian Heaven, The Hollands, Dani Capron, Andrew Clermont, Bent Street, Faux Grass, The Ruminators and Folk Train.

Steve Schulz will also lead several drumming and percussion workshops, including using the new musical sculpture known as “The Whack It”. Other workshops will also be held (free entry) throughout the day, including Clawhammer Banjo with Ian Alexander, Fiddle with Maggie Duncan, Mandolin with Andrew Clermont, ukulele with Tanya Nola, Acapella singing with The Harmonisers, A “Big Sing” with the Mirboo North Vocal Nosh, and jam sessions with the Jambusters and around the grounds.

Jane Coker will lead the rehearsal for the massed song, written by Mirboo North’s Betty McLaughlin especially for the Festival, and then this will be performed on the main stage in the afternoon.

Please note: No alcohol to be brought on site, and no dogs/pets permitted.  It should be a fabulous day of music, community building, fun and entertainment.

Contact the Yinnar General Store for more details ph. 51631261, or www.facebook.com/fiddleheadfestival.