Yarra Junction Fiddler’s Convention is set for 19th to 21st Feb. This year’s special guests from USA and Canada, Squid Ants String Band, with top square dance caller T. Claw.
Ken McMaster has advised that bands likely to appear include Squid Ants String Band (USA, Canada, NZ), Hardrive, High Times String Band, Le Blanc Brothers Cajun Band (with Richard Klein, NZ), Coolgrass, The Willie Wagtails, Appalachian Heaven , Snowy Mountain Ramblers, Little Rabbit, Hill Williams, My-T-Fine String Band, Passionate Fools, Mama’s Mountain Jug Band, Chilli Strings, Nine Mile Creek, Lonesome Still and Cat & Clint
Yarra Junction Fiddler’s Convention is held at Camp Eureka, Tarrango Road, Yarra Junction,Victoria.
The Yarra Junction Fiddlers’ Convention is Australasia’s biggest and oldest running festival/party for players of bluegrass, string band, old timey, good timey, cajun music and their friends and relations.
The convention is not just about fiddles, but as Gid Tanner said,”the fiddle drives the band”. Banjos, guitars, bass, mandolins, Dobros, autoharps and even Cajun accordions get a look in too – but no electric instruments and no drums, concertinas and mouth-harps. There’s lots of dancing.