The Girgarre Moosic Muster is scheduled for 9th – 11th Jan 2009.
The Australian Bluegrass Blog will present a series of posts over the next couple of months to bring you details of this event, some history and the scheduled program. I asked Max Amos – one of the event organisers – to give us a run down on the Muster. Here’s what he sent:
Several years ago the people of Girgarre, a small country town west of Sheppaton in Victoria got together with a group of musicians from Melbourne and arranged a small concert that was held at the Town Hall.
The first concert was aimed at providing a sense of community spirit for townsfolk and farmers under pressure from the growing drought conditions and subsequent economic difficulties starting to affect family life and health.
The concert has now become an annual event attended by people from across the State.
After the success of the 2008 Muster, organisers decided to keep the format the same but expand the workshops. Now, thanks to the local community there are extra venues available for workshops and for jamming. There are also additional facilities available in the community reserve.
Venues this coming year will be the Town Hall, Breezeway Cafe, the RSL, The Camping Reserve, the Reserve and the CFA Shed. Meals will be available from the Cafe in Station Street.
Organisers are seeking support in advertising this growing community event.