Girgarre Moosic Muster is four exciting days of workshops, concerts, singalongs and all the jamming and walk-up opportunities you could ever want and is scheduled for January 11th – 14th, 2018.
The festival, set in the parkland around Girgarre at a beautiful time of year, has great facilities, air-conditioned halls, shady camping spots, hot showers and every venue within walking distance. The final touches are being put to the 2018 program now and organisers would like to give you a heads up on what to expect.
All the usual workshops and sessions you’ve come to expect will be there plus many new ones. Including – Djembe with Annie; flax weaving with Sally (out under the trees); Sea Shanties with Shane; beginners Big Band; setting up your Uke; tin whistle; learn a simple (piano) accordion base pattern with Lawrence and Irene for beginners; open tuning guitar with Rodney and finger style guitar with Evan; not to mention Wiggly Bits and M.A.M.
‘Under the Canvas’ has been expanded again; singalongs and jams will be there; the gospel in the supper room on Sunday morning and a great kids program. There are too many to list here, just keep an eye on the web-page for updates.
Workshops are designed for entry-level participants. This is a chance to either learn something for the first time in a safe environment or to diversify by trying a new instrument or add to your repertoire and skills with the help of talented musicians who all give their time free. It’s a wonderful, friendly weekend with so many opportunities to get together with like-minded folk. The workshop program starts in earnest Saturday followed by a dinner in the evening. You’ll need to book for this if you’re not camping, numbers are strictly limited.
Camping is over the road from the park. There’s a small registration fee for campers which includes food, (Friday night BBQ, Saturday evening 2-course dinner. Sunday breakfast at the market). Girgarre is a small community with shopping limited to the Post Office/store. They sell ice, ice-cream, milk, bread. Stanhope, 10 minutes south, has a small supermarket and food shops.
Food vans will be available from Friday 12th. There will also be, morning and afternoon teas, tea/coffee/cake/scones and sandwiches and there is a BBQ Friday evening.
Available in Kyabram, Tongala and Rochester.
Keep an eye on the web page, for final details. And don’t forget there are two free concerts out in the park and in the hall Friday and Saturday night.