After running the Girgarre Moosic Muster for four years organisers have reported that they are finally breaking even financially. This is only due to the efforts of all the people that kindly volunteer to donate their time to make the festival happen according to the festival’s organisers.
We estimate that we had 350 people attend the workshops at the 2009 Girgarre Moosic Muster. A great majority of these had never played a musical instrument before and we had to borrow instruments from people to lend to these participants. Despite this, it was sad to see people wanting to learn but unable to participate, as we did not have enough instruments. As a result of this we approached Graeme Walshe at Fender Australia. They have kindly donated guitars and a mandolin and banjo. These are all damaged stock and David AumannÂ has kindly volunteered his great talent as an instrument builder to repair the ones that need attention, at no cost. We are still in need of mandolins and banjos for the 2010 Muster so if anyone can help please contact me on 03-95512123. – Max Amos.