Submitted by Steve Jackson – Victoria.
Friday night was a great time to catch up with friends and settle in to enjoy the warmth of the open fires and intoxicating music.
Lots of jamming could be had during the day when not attending one of the 18 workshops available. I particularly enjoyed the flatpicking guitar with Kevin Purcell, who took us through the basics of how to make a solo to Hot Corn, Cold Corn, and through to the basics of crosspicking. John Ross covered a surprising amount of chord theory on the ukulele and the vivacious Sarah Buttillis versed us in gypsy violin.
Saturday night we were entertained by Hard Drive and there were many large jams in the cosy huts and around fireplaces.
The festivities peaked on Sunday afternoon with some superlative performances on the open stage. Many thanks to Ken McMaster for organising this enjoyable event.
Dates for next year:
- 18-21 Feb 2011 Blackwood Fiddlers’ Convention
- 8-11 April 2011 Yarra Junction Fiddlers’ Convention